Otto 1500-Degree Steak Grill
At over a grand for a countertop-sized steak maker that looks like a toaster oven, the Otto Grill sure better have something as interesting as 1500-degree cooking to offer me. And what else ya got, o' palindrome of the pitmasters?
Made in Germany, the Otto O.F.B, or Over-Fired Broiler, heats to temperatures of 1500 degrees F or more in around 3 minutes. So when you slide your steak onto the grills of the front loader, it goes full-on Maillard Effect on the meat. For those unfamiliar, the Maillard Effect occurs when a heat source creates a quick and even crust around a steak that seals in its moisture and flavor.
Yes, there is a word for creating a quick and even crust around a steak that seals in its moisture and flavor.
Using radiant technology, and OverFire radiant burners, the Otto Grill sends infrared waves directly onto your food, rather than relying on drying convection heat like most gas and charcoal grills. Two burners are installed on the interior roof of the grill, each independently adjustable to precise temperatures, as opposed to just on / off.
You can also use the Otto Grill for vegetables, fish, and pizza.