Slow ‘N Sear Review: Transform Your Kettle Grill
Slow ‘N Sear Attachment
Our Rating: [usr 4.9]
|Made in the USA|
|Size||Made for 22″ Kettle Grills|
|Fuel Source Burn||5 – 8 Hours, Low and Slow|
For homeowners throughout the world, grilling their meat in their backyard with family and friends is one of life’s great joys. To that end, a vast industry of manufacturers who make and sell grills and grilling equipment has sprung up. You can get lost in the variety of different gadgets and utensils that are advertised as changing your life forever. However, very few of those live up to the hype.
The only grilling extras you should spend your money on are those that can be integrated into the grilling setup you already have, and which add a bonus value or functionality to it. With that being said, today we will be reviewing just one such item, the Slow ‘N Sear.
From the previous section, you may have deduced that the Slow ‘N Sear is a piece of grilling equipment which can add a lot to your regular grilling game, but we haven’t explained exactly what it is. The Slow ‘N Sear is an attachable smoker, which can be added to your already existing kettle grill, to provide a level of smokiness to the meat you will be grilling.
The manufacturer points out that this product is patent pending in multiple countries, which means it is an original solution to a simple problem. Let us give a quick rundown on what it looks like and how it works, to be able to understand this product better.
The Slow ‘N Sear is a smoker addition to a regular kettle grill. It works by attaching to the side of the inner part of the grill, and it holds charcoal and wood pellets. After you light those and let them smoke for a while, add your meat to the regular grate of your kettle grill. The smoke will permeate the closed inside of the grill, and get into the meat.
There is a groove running along the straight end of the element, into which you should pour water, as the vapor gets infused with the smoke, giving you better penetration, and ultimately better flavor.
Furthermore, with another grill grate, it can serve as an extra cooking surface to quickly sear the outside of the meat, without the cost of an expensive infrared gas grill. You just load it with hot coals and sear the meat on top of the Slow ‘N Sear element. It is advised that you rotate the grate away from the hot part occasionally, and relocate your meat to the colder part of the grate which is now above the Slow ‘N Sear. That will give you a better overall sear.
We should also point out that the Slow ‘N Sear is made of a tough and durable 5+ pounds of heavy-duty 304 stainless steel, which should last you a lifetime of use. It also makes it easy to clean up and resistant to corrosion from the meat juices.
The Pros and Cons
As with any product out there, there are good and bad sides to the Slow ‘N sear. We aim to bring you the facts about each product to allow you to make up your mind on whether you are comfortable spending your money on them, so we include a list of pros and cons, for more leisurely perusal.
- Added functionality: The Slow ‘N Sear allows you to do things you couldn’t do with just your kettle grill, and doesn’t take up any space to do it. It will enable you to smoke and sear your meat without getting a whole new unit.
- Durable material: The Slow ‘N Sear is made of a heavy duty stainless steel which will last you a lifetime, and has no chance of corroding due to meat juices.
- Small surface area: When it comes to searing, you can only really use the hot part of the Slow ‘N Sear for two or three pieces of meat at a time, so it functions better as a smoking attachment rather than a searing surface.