TEC Sterling Patio FR 44-Inch Infrared Natural Gas Grill On Stainless Cabinet - STPFR2NTCAB
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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.

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Customer Reviews (6)

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William
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Works amazingly well. Great build quality.
I was a bit skeptical if infrared would result in the same grilled over fire taste. It does and them some! Amazingly versatile, super easy to clean (a big plus), and consumes far less propane even though it will easily and quickly get as hot as 1000 degrees. Build looks and feels commercial quality and looks premium. The TEC lacks some bells and whistles of some other grills but we think it does what it does as good or better than any grill we've used.
 

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Linda
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The only grill for me.
This is my third TEC grill and they just keep getting better. There is no comparison to any other grill I've seen. Yes, they are expensive, but worth every penny. The improvements on this model will eliminate the reason I needed a new one. Anything that needs replacing is easy to get to for repair/replacement and that's only two things--the burners and the glass plates. I don't know what else to say except that if you ever buy one, you won't be satisfied with anything else..
 

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Jeff
Atlanta, GA
 
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Best grill on the market!!
This grill offers so much versatility with such great quality! I have the pizza rack accessory as well as the smoker roaster accessory and I can do anything and everything with this one grill. I almost never cook inside now! The infrared method of cooking keeps the food juicer than ever! By far the best grill on the market and worth every dime.
 

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Dj
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Unique Grill
I have had this grill now since May of 2018 and have purchased other accessories that TEC offers through the year. This Grill can almost do it all. It takes some time to get accustomed to with this IR technology with the glass tops but it is quite versatile. It cleans very easily if you turn the burners on high for 10 to 12 minutes and close the lid after you are done grilling. Turn it off and the next day scrape with wire brush, small hand held vacuum or shop vac like Milwaukee picks it right up. Stainless edge under lid will get some grease spots but cleans up easy with very fine grit scotch pad with stainless cleaner solution. Only use scotch pad on burn box. Now to the grilling. You can grill burgers very quick on this grill. If you preheat the grill for 10 to 15 minutes you can sear steaks with crosshatching very well. Depending on thickness of the steak and your liking will decide the time it will be in direct contact with the stainless grates. I like to sear them on high about 4 minutes each side and place them on the pizza rack TEC offers for another 5 to 10 minutes with other burner on low. Pizza is very good. Not as good as my BIG GREEN EGG but still impressed. French frys and hot wings are kick *** with the deep fryer attachment. If you like to cook slow, get the gator rack accessory. Can't go wrong. You can grill slow with out it but you want to make sure the juices are being vaporized on the glass. If you have the burner turned down too low the juices can accumulate and seep down into the burner box. This is where I believe the grill is a little hard to get use to at first. But if you love to Grill, you will figure it out. It smokes Ribs pretty identical to my Barrel I have. Foil foods like mushrooms, corn, potatoes ect... does an amazing job. Cooks poppers quick. I bought this grill to speed up the process when I get home from work instead of the green egg and it does just that. I Recommend it for people who grill all the time. I am very happy with it.
 

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nicholas
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i would recommend this grill .... very versatile
you need to provide a slide to move gas bottle into cabinet..... its heavy and scratches the lovely stainless
 

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Jeff
Highlands, NC
 
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This grill is worthless
I am very dissatisfied with this grill. Poor choice! It takes forever (25 min) to grill a thick ribeye and will barely make grill marks on it. My Alfressco will grill same steak in 9 min. I have had the gas company check the gas pressure and inspect the grill, they opened up the gas jets but made very little difference. They said that. It's as good as it's going to get. The grill has been used 4 times and I will sell it for half price if anyone wants it so I can get another Alfressco. Grill is in Highlands, NC
 

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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

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Questions & Answers (1)

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Question:
Can bbqguys get replacement parts for the TEC Patio 1 grill
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Hi John! Yes, we can help you out with that! Please Live Chat or give us a call at 877-743-2269 and let us know what part you are looking for!

Asked by JohnAnswered by Tiffany

 
Question:
Can the wing shelves on the 44" be folded down when not in use? If not, are they removable?
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Answer:
Hi Chuck! The side shelves on this grill cannot be folded down. However, you do not have to install them during assembly. Hope this helps!

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This question was asked on a different product configuration.

 

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