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OG Outdoor Gas Grill Sear Function


  • What is the Btu rating of the sear zone on a Wolf Outdoor Gas Grill (OG)?
  • If the sear zone is set on low (LO), what is the low end of the Btu?
  • What is the sear burner temperature?
  • Can the sear burner be used for regular grilling?
  • How to sear foods on the OG using the sear zone
  • How long will it take the sear burner to light?


How to use:

  1. To sear foods, preheat the infrared sear burner on HI for 10 minutes.
    • The sear burner should light within 1 minute.
  2. Sear meat up to two minutes on each side, then move food to the grilling area, turning food halfway through cooking time.
  3. Cook to the desired temperature.


  • Wolf does not recommend using the sear burner for normal grilling.
  • The sear burner has a uniform appearance when on.
  • The sear zone is on the left side of the unit and cannot be moved.

For OG Outdoor Gas Grill infrared sear zone Btu ratings, refer to the chart below:

Outdoor Gas Grill ModelSear Zone Btu (kW)
OG30No infrared sear zone
OG36, OG4225,000 (7.3)
OG5425,500 (7.3)
  • The sear setting can go down to approximately 12,000 - 13,000 Btu on the LO setting.
  • The burner has two marked settings, Lo and Hi, but is infinitely adjustable.
  • See also, Outdoor Gas Grill (OG) Sear Zone Dimension.

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.


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