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Quiz: How do infrared grills kick up the heat?
by Staff
You may consider yourself a grillmaster, but how much do you know about infrared grilling? Test your knowledge about this trendy technology.

Who is credited with inventing infrared technology for commercial automobile applications?

  • Bill Clinton
  • Sam Noble
  • Bill Best

What event caused infrared cooking technology to be adapted for home grills?

  • An inventor had an "aha" moment.
  • Patents expired.
  • Researchers found a new way to conduct heat.

Before infrared grills became available to home chefs, where was the technology likely to be used?

  • the U.S. Armed Forces
  • high-end restaurants
  • private schools

How much do commercial-grade infrared grills usually cost?

  • They aren't sold for commercial use.
  • $9,000
  • $5,000

How much do consumer-grade infrared grills usually cost?

  • from $100 to $500
  • from $500 to $1,000
  • The technology is still being developed for mass release.

Do people who own infrared grills use them often?

  • no
  • The technology was just a flash in the pan.
  • yes

What are some other sources of infrared heat besides an infrared grill?

  • sunlight
  • LED flashlight
  • television remote

Is infrared radiation a part of the electromagnetic spectrum?

  • no
  • not unless it originates in Europe
  • yes

Do all types of grills use infrared radiation to cook food?

  • yes
  • no
  • only if you have a special adapter

How hot does a charcoal grill usually get?

  • 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius)
  • 700 degrees Fahrenheit (371 degrees Celsius)
  • 900 degrees Fahrenheit (482 degrees Celsius)

What's one benefit of cooking on an infrared grill?

  • It distributes heat more evenly than low-end traditional grills.
  • More people will kiss the cook.
  • Grilled food is better than eating a peanut butter sandwich.

What's the maximum temperature that a traditional gas grill typically reaches?

  • It can only be measured in BTUs.
  • 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius)
  • 750 degrees Fahrenheit (398 degrees Celsius)

How hot can an infrared grill's cooking surface become?

  • 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149 degrees Celsius)
  • 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit (871 degrees Celsius)
  • 600 degrees Fahrenheit (316 degrees Celsius)

How long does it take an infrared grill to preheat?

  • at least 30 minutes
  • 15 to 20 minutes
  • three to five minutes

What's the best way to clean the heating surface of an infrared grill?

  • gentle cleanser
  • bleach
  • steel wool

How often should an infrared grill be cleaned?

  • once, right after you buy it
  • every time you use it
  • at least twice a year

How long does it usually take to cook a 2-inch steak to medium-rare on a heated infrared grill?

  • about 20 minutes
  • about five minutes
  • about 10 minutes

What is the recommended internal temperature for grilled ground beef?

  • 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius)
  • 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius)
  • 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius)

What is one of the most reliable ways to judge the internal temperature of a grilled protein, like chicken or beef?

  • cut off a piece and eat it
  • eyeball it
  • use a digital meat thermometer

Is it possible to cook vegetables on an infrared grill?

  • Yes, but it takes a little practice.
  • absolutely not
  • Only if it's a carrot, broccoli and cauliflower medley.