Master the Grill – through a glass-ceramic window
Glass-ceramics to master the task
In the past, a glass window on the barbecue grill was once a standard feature. But the tempered glass grill makers used wasn’t up to the task as it tended to weaken or break when exposed to high heat or sudden temperature changes (e.g. rain). To compensate, the windows were usually tiny. And over time, smoke and grease combined to stain the glass an uncleanable grayish-yellow. Windows soon disappeared from grills altogether.
However, grill masters still desired a way to see inside the grill while the food was cooking. Being able to catch flare-ups means the difference between “grill master or grill disaster”.
With the use of glass-ceramic both the design and performance issues were solved. A transparent piece of SCHOTT NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic retains strength at temperatures of up to 925°C, and it’s so resistant to thermal shock that you could heat it to 800°C and throw it in ice water (approx. 10°C) without any effect, so a little rain is no problem.
Grilling with all sensesIncorporating NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic allowed Fire Magic® to design a viewing window into the grill lid, with a unique contoured face. A novel design approach that reduces frequent cleaning of the glass-ceramic window to a minimum. Their specially designed curved hood creates an “air-wash,” moving smoke and splatter to the back of the unit, so grillers can always see the action without opening the hood at all. The contoured shape also opened up the lid surface, allowing more visibility into the grill. A true grill masters dream.
Near zero thermal expansion
Resistance to thermal shock
Smooth, non-porous surface
The contoured window
Interior LED lighting
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Roberto Perez Castro
Head of NEXTREMA® Product Management