TEC's Timeline of Innovation
Patented the first ceramic infrared burner in the U.S. This device is widely used in commercial cooking and has exploded into the residential gas grill scene.
1980 Breakthrough Firsts:
Introduced the first infrared gas grill with the following innovations:
- Flavor-enhancing channeled cooking grid design
- Gas tank concealed inside grill cabinet
- First all-stainless-steel gas grill
- First deep fryer attachment for gas grill
- First frying griddle attachment for gas grill
Introduced the first infrared grill to employ radiant glass emitter panels to permit cooking with virtually 100% infrared energy. TEC also introduced its innovative upscale, all-metal "Ultimate Island" build-in enclosures and the first portable infrared gas grill for table-top use.
2002 Mobile Technology:
Introduced the first electric infrared grill in a portable, tabletop model (the Cherokee).
The 2005 Grilling Revolution:
TEC began the next revolution in grilling with its introduction of a virtually flare-proof, infrared gas grill that employs a new, more durable all-metal infrared burner, distributes 100% infrared energy with complete uniformity of heat across the cooking surface and provides an enhanced charbroil taste. Winner of Hearth & Home magazine's 2005 Vesta Awards for Best New Gas Barbecue and Best New Outdoor Room Product.