I had a Solaire infrared and agree it's a wonderful grill
, steaks, anything that does not require long, slow cooking
. Infrared is so DANG hot, it's not good for chicken or ribs unless you precook first, then just use the BBQ to glaze them.
Some random thoughts: (1) charcoal re-supply is available in areas where natives make their own. (2) If you provision in advanced countries look into new, high-tech charcoal that imparts great charcoal taste but leaves almost no residue. Also said to emit less CO, altho I have no way to prove that. (3) Propane
is a real marriage saver and the small cartridges can also be used with tools such as a blowtorch, portable heater, many more.