TEC Sterling Patio FR 26-Inch Infrared Natural Gas Grill On Stainless Pedestal - STPFR1NTPED
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TEC warrants the stainless steel housing to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the product when subject to normal residential use. The stainless steel burners and cooking grates are warrantied to be free of defects in material and workmanship for ten (10) years. All other grill components, including the ignition system and radiant glass panels, are of defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year. Labor not included.

Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.

Customer Reviews (5)

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Walt
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TEC is the only grill to get Not cheap but worth the price
Greatest grill ever!
 

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Rod
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I wish I bought this one first!
I had a different infrared grill, and it was not very good. However I did like the taste of meat seared on it. So after the first one caught fire and burned up, I when looking for something better made. This grill is made very well. The quality is excellent. It is far superior to my previous one. This is a joy to use, and easy to clean. The grill marks look like a photo shoot. The food is much moister. My old Infrared grill had huge flare ups and to be honest I was a little afraid of it. I not only feel safe with this grill I love to use it.
 

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Timothy
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A big Upgrade
A big upgrade from the grill I had (and the type I always have had). Don't regret going upwards at all!
 

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JDC
Long Island, NY
 
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Even better than expected
This is by far, without a doubt the best grill I've ever used. Most of the articles and reviews I've seen have been focused on meats...but I live on an island and this thing is AMAZING with fish. The direct heat cooks it beautifully without drying it out. It's also fantastic with vegetables. You can easily get deep, caramelized grill marks without cooking them to death.
 

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None
Leesburg, Fl
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Great Grill
Second TEC Grill we have owned and this one is just as good as our first one.
 

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Expert Review

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The Skinny:

  • Truly the best infrared gas grill
  • 100% infrared cooking means juicier foods
  • Incredible 200-900° temp range
  • Virtually no flare-ups
  • No hot/cold spots
  • Super quick pre-heat

Things We Love:

The TEC Patio FR gas grill is my favorite infrared gas grill I've ever cooked on. There are so many things to love about this grill. Its versatility makes it great for seasoned cooks like me and its temp range, virtually no flare-ups, even heat distribution and easy clean-up make it great for the beginner. TEC also makes the Sterling Patio FR which gives you the same cooking performance as the Patio FR, but with a sleeker, more curved lid. TEC has hit a home run with the Patio FR!

First, I love how fast this grill heats up. I reached high temp in less than 10 minutes. This surely comes in handy for grilling meals during the week after a long day at work. Also, TEC's 100% infrared system is more efficient than other gas grills too. It uses less gas, produces juicier food, and actually cooks food quicker. This quicker cooking is a plus for weeknight grilling as well.

TEC's Patio FR system is powered by super heavy duty, 304 stainless steel burners that are backed by a lifetime warranty. Right above the burner sits a tough radiant glass panel, set within a stainless steel bracket. The cooking grids sit directly atop the radiant panels. This system is phenomenal! I love the patented design of the cooking grids and how it allows for rapid recovery time, which produce the same great sear marks each time you turn your food. The glass panels are so tough, I actually removed the cooking grid on one side and put a pot directly on the glass and used it like a stove-top burner. Being able to do that while grilling over the other burner is a nice plus for the 2 burner models. Another benefit of the 2 burner models is the heat zone separator which truly allows your cooking zones of each burner to be controlled independently of the other.

Staying on the topic of this cooking system, it produces amazingly even heat distribution which means no hot and cold spots to get used to. Also, the radiant glass panels completely shield the burner flame from the food drippings which means virtually no flare up. Now don't confuse this with no flavor! The food you cook on a Patio FR is filled with amazing flavor due to the continuous smoke infusion into your food from the radiant glass panels vaporizing your food drippings.

A great practical benefit I noticed with the Patio FR is how easy it is to clean. Unlike every other gas grill out there, there is no grease drip pan to mess with. When finished grilling, turn the burners on high like a self-cleaning oven and all of the drippings on the cooking grids and radiant glass panels turn to ash and rest on the radiant panel. Simply wipe the ash off the glass panels and that's it!

Finally, what makes the Patio FR so special is the true cooking versatility it provides for any cook, no matter their experience level. I baked cinnamon rolls on the warming rack on a whim and they turned out excellent. I seared some high-end steakhouse quality steaks with the grill turned on high. High heat is roughly 900 degrees at the grid surface! I also cooked some mouthwatering chicken leg quarters with the grill turned on low! Low heat on the Patio FR is roughly 250 degrees. Finally, I used TEC's smoker/roaster accessory, which I believe is a must-have accessory, and slow smoked some incredible baby back ribs! Imagine that - smoking ribs on an infrared grill - incredible! You can actually get down to 200 degrees on low when using this smoker roaster accessory.

Things To Consider:

While I don't consider the TEC Patio FR to be an ugly grill, it is a bit more commercial looking and does lack some stylish features found on other high-end grills like polished edges and control panel LED lighting. The Sterling Patio FR is a bit more stylish, with its sleeker, more curved lid. Also, TEC grills produce an extreme amount of clean, white smoke. While this is not harmful, it's important to install it in a well-ventilated area or consider adding a vent hood to help ventilate.

You'll Like This Grill If:

You want the best and most versatile infrared grill on the market!

Overall Rating

4.5 (out of 5)
Value
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Design & Style
3.0 (what's this)
Construction
5.0 (what's this)
Innovation
5.0 (what's this)
Even Heat
5.0 (what's this)
High Heat
4.5 (what's this)
Minimum Flare-Ups
5.0 (what's this)
Temperature Range
5.0 (what's this)
Customer Service
4.5 (what's this)
Warranty
4.0 (what's this)

Questions & Answers (2)

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Question:
How do you cook multiple items on the grill when it has one temp zone and control?
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Answer:
Since it only has one burner, there is only one termperature zone that encompasses the whole cooking surface.

Asked by WilliamAnswered by Joey

 
Question:
Can you cook a pizza in this?
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Hi Paul! With the pizza rack attachment, you can absolutely cook delicious pizza on this grill. Here is the link to the TEC pizza rack: www.bbqguys.com/tec/patio-fr-series-stainless-steel-pizza-rack-pfrpizza

Asked by PaulAnswered by Tiffany

This question was asked on a different product configuration.

 
Question:
HOW EASY IS IT TO MOVE AND RELOCATE?
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Answer:
Hi Buckeye. The TEC Sterling Patio FR has locking casters built into the pedestal and should be fairly easy to move around.

Asked by bUCKEYEAnswered by Ryan

 

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Proposition 65

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WARNING: Per the manufacturer, this product does not require a California Proposition 65 Warning.

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We strongly encourage reading the entire freight delivery guide, but here’s a quick snapshot of what you need to be ready for when you order a large package:

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Message to our customers: Like all retailers and manufacturers, we’re currently experiencing well-publicized supply-chain issues and steel shortages that have caused some orders to be delayed. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences arising from this situation, and we assure you we’re making every effort to solve these problems with our vendors and logistical partners.

So, why are some orders being affected? Major ports around the world are still operating at reduced capacity because of COVID-19 restrictions — on average, container boats sit at port for about 3 weeks before being unloaded. Combine these shipping inefficiencies with a scarcity of natural resources, and virtually every industry has been crippled to some degree. Yet we acknowledge that it’s our duty to meet these challenges head-on and work toward solutions so you can enjoy more time outdoors with the people you love. We appreciate your patience as we strive to smooth out our supply chain, and we thank you for choosing us for your grilling and outdoor living needs.

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