Searing is a type of cooking technique that people use when preparing poultry, fish, or meat.
Though inexperienced grillers often mistake searing for being a similar process to normal grilling, the technique actually involves much higher temperatures during the cooking process.
As these high temperatures cook the meat, a caramelized crust will form. Doing this helps to seal moisture inside the meat rather than letting it escape through evaporation.
Theoretically, a seared steak is much juicier and more full of flavor than a normally grilled one.
Because most pellet grills can be used for grilling, smoking, and searing, they’ve become increasingly popular over the last several years.
While the majority of pellet-based designs are meant to handle searing, not all of them can. Even with grills that are capable of the technique, some manage it better than others.
To get a good sear, the pellet grill model has to be able to give off a minimum of 300 F, and 500 F is an even better target.
You’ll also need to consider the temperature controls, materials used for construction, and size of the overall grill and cooking space.
We’ve put together a list of the grills that will give you the juicy, succulent flavor you’re hoping for.