I currently have a Komodo Kamado which I love in every way (www.komodokamado.com). I'm putting together a small outdoor cooking area and I would appreciate any advice for a side grill.
The primary uses would be if I'm looking to sear something off before transferring it to the KK to finish (The KK can sear very well if desired, but often I already have something going in it at a lower temperature.) OR on those nights where time is scarce and I'm just looking for a very quick grill while sacrificing a bit of flavor.
I'm looking for a unit between 12"-19".
One solution would be the Viking 15" infrared. I have never cooked on an infrared, so I'm wondering if it's good only for searing and marking or if you can actually completely cook a steak, chicken, or fish on it. I'm sure it's great for veggies.
Another option is the Bluestar Charbroiler. It's specifies that it's for indoor use but I'm looking into outdoor use. It seems to be a more traditional gas BBQ:
I know there are plenty of other brands from FireMagic to Twin Eagles and I'd love to hear any and all input.