Infrared Gas Grills

Has anybody ever used, or have any experience, with one of these little portable gas/infrared grills?

http://www.rasmussen.biz/store/categories.asp?cat=13
http://www.tecinfrared.com/Outdoor/Cherokee.aspx?series=Overview

I’m looking for a new gas grill for camping. One that I can make perfect steaks and chops on and still throw in the back of the car. The higher-end steakhouses at which I’ve eaten claim they cook their meats at about 1800 °F; this particular type of grill is supposed to be capable of reaching that temperature.

Can’t comment on either of the models you linked to, but my outdoor gas grill uses a vertically mounted (on the back wall) infrared “burner” for rotisserie cooking. We’ve used it twice this year and it produces awesome chicken. It takes about 1 – 1.5 hrs to cook a whole chicken, but the result is very juicy bird with a real nice color on the outside. I will say though that out of the two times, once I ended up having to augment the infrared burner with the traditional burners down below at the very end just to make sure the bird got up to 180F internally. I have a nice digital probe thermometer and Mrs. nrd and I are somewhat fanatical about cooking chicken, so, one way or another that bird was going to get up to 180 before it got off the spit.

However, like I said, this is only a vertical mount rotisserie unit, so I can’t comment on the grills you linked to.