How to Use Searing Burner on Gas Grill – Best Steak Searer

Are you crazy about trying new recipes and methods of cooking to get enhanced and mouthwatering flavors of barbecue? If yes then must know how to use searing burner on Gas Grill. Well for me it is really unfortunate to have same chicken and burgers every time. So, today I will be telling you how you can make a Searing Burner on your Gas Grill to get outstanding flavors of the food out of your Grill. I will prepare my all-time favorite steaks today.

Don’t hesitate to experiment with searing on your Gas Grill. I will give detailed instructions on how to use Searing Burners on a Gas Grill? First, we must know what a sear station is.

How to Use Searing Burners On Gas Grill

What is Sear Station? 

The sear station is basically three burners that are comparatively very close to each other than other burners, in order to provide a hotter zone in the Grill. The purpose of this hotter zone is to make the cooking process faster and it is really very useful for you if you love very juicy and pink meat from the inside and crust on the outer side.

If you have not tried sear station up till now, give it a try and you would love amazing and delicious food made on it.

You can also check out my recipe of grilled beef steak with garlic butter.

How to Use Searing Burner on Gas Grill

Cooking time will be according to the food you are cooking. It may vary from 1 minute to 5 minutes.

Once the searing is done, now you can move your food to another area of the Grill, to let it cook completely. Today I will be trying steaks on my Grill using Sear Burner, so let’s start.

Step#01 – Preparing Ingredients and Tools

First of all, I will be collecting all my ingredients and tools for steak searer.

Ingredients contain:

  • Meat steaks
  • Grill Oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Tools required for grilling will include:

  • Temperature Guage
  • Tongs (to turn back steaks)
  • Gas grill with sear station
  • Knife
  • Paper towel
  • Serving plates

Step#02 – Bring Steaks to Room Temperature

Never put frozen steaks on the sear station, if you are going to do it, don’t expect perfect tenderness and superb flavor out of your food. In my case, I have taken out my steaks from the refrigerator and now wait for them to come at room temperature.

Step#03 – Dry your steaks completely

When you take out frozen steaks from the refrigerator and wait for them to come at room temperature, the ice will start melting and the meat will release water, so at this stage dry it with a paper towel otherwise you will be facing issues like

  • At the time of seasoning it with salt, it will do oil splattering and a lot of dripping to get water out of it.
  • It will also take more temperature and more time in cooking as first it will melt the whole meat and then start cooking it.
  • Avoid extra dripping because of frozen or not pat dry meat as it will also cause damage to your grill’s exteriors.

Step#04 – Oil Your Grill Grates

Make sure to oil the grates of your sear station before putting meat on it. Avoid using oil that create too much smoke on heating for example olive oil and butter. You can also apply nonstick coating spray to the burner.

Step#05 – Season Steaks with Salt and Pepper

Rub steaks from both sides with freshly grounded pepper and salt.

Step#06 – Preheat your Grill

Well for any grill you are using. First of all open lid of your grill, turn on the fuel source, and then light the burner of your grill. Remember don’t light up the sear station at this time

Now close the lid and let it preheat for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes it will reach a temperature of 500 to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Now open the grill, close the outer burner and light up the sear station, and put your meat on it. And, once again shut the cover and let it cook now.

Step#07 – How Long to Sear Steaks

Sear Steaks for 2 to 3 minutes on each side to get them completely seared with perfect grill marks on them. After that reduce the temperature of the Grill according to your doneness choice. Below we have mentioned the instructions.

We cannot tell you the limited cooking timings of meat without knowing the thickness of your steaks or your chops, as the timings of cooking may vary with the thickness of a piece of meat. Here I am mentioning some guidelines for the meat of different thicknesses.

Cooking Guidelines for Indirect Heat

If your meat has a thickness of less than one inch then go for one stage cooking is direct heating, and if it is one inch in thickness or even more than this, then follow two-stage cooking.

Thickness1 3/4 inch1 1/4 inch1 inch
Medium Well22 min20 min18 min
Medium17 min15 min13 min
Medium Rare14 min12 min10 min
Rare12 min10 min8 min

Cooking Guidelines for Direct Heat

side sear burner

U.S. Department of Agriculture also defines safe minimum internal temperature cooking chart.

Wrapping Up:

Once you get to know that you can add such flavor to your steaks by knowing how to use searing burner on gas grill. I bet you never gonna cook it in other ways.

You would love the results of texture and flavor of your steaks in best searer. Have you tried my method to get perfectly seared steaks? Did it work best for you? We would love to hear from you.


How long do you sear a steak for medium-rare in Steak Searer?

If you like medium-rare steaks then you will sear them for 3 minutes if you have one-inch thick steaks and then put them on indirect cooking for about 10 minutes for getting the best medium-rare steaks.

Which is the best oil for cooking Steaks?

Try to use the oil of high smoke point while grilling steaks. For example peanut oil, avocado oil, canola oil, or grapeseed oil.

Is a Searing Burner worth it?

For me, yes it is. If you eat your seared barbecue they always have a much-enhanced flavor because of searing, so you should go for it if you are a real lover of barbecue.

Should I use olive oil for Steak?

Many people believe that olive oil should not be used while grilling steaks or chops. This myth is totally wrong. However, cooking experts and chefs recommend using olive oil on your meat while grilling.

How long to Grill thin Steak?

When Searing Steak on a Grill, you want to sear it for one minute per side at most. This will give you a nice sear on the outside of the steak while keeping the inside juicy and tender. Keep in mind that thinner steaks will sear more quickly than thicker ones, so adjust your cooking time according to the doneness level you want, as mentioned above in the chart.

How to use an infrared Searing Burner?

You will use them in the same way. First, let it preheat for about 15 minutes. After that put your steak on it, and sear it for one minute on each side. Now move your meat to the non-infrared side of the grill and cook it on low heat for about 10 minutes.

What is a sear Side Burner used for?

Sear Burners are attached to all new grills. They are used to provide very high heat to ceramic plates. Highly heated ceramic plates give off infrared light that quickly changes the color of food to brown.

how to use infrared searing burner

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