Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Electric (Black) - Model 12601688

Model # 12601688

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Quick Overview

The Char-Broil Patio Bistro is perfect for smaller spaces. With the patented infrared cooking system, your food will cook evenly and stay juicy. There’s no worry about flare-ups or gas with this electric grill; just plug it into any 120V outlet.

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The Char-Broil® Patio Bistro® TRU-Infrared™ Electric Grill represents the next evolution in patio cooking. With its compact size, quality design, and solid construction, combined with the company's continued expansion of award-winning infrared technology, yields a sleek grill and easy to use performance based grill.

  • 240 square inches of grilling surface cooks 8 to 12 hamburgers.
  • 80 square inch warming rack.
  • Uses 1750 watts and plugs into any 120V receptacle.
  • Porcelain-coated cooking grates.
  • Electric dial control.
  • Cool-touch handle.
  • Measures approximately 25.2"W x 24.4"D x 38.2"T

    *Note: Thermostat Control should be unplugged from unit and stored indoors when not in use.
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    Replacement Parts

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    Call Tag Part Name Price Each View Item
    A Electric Patio Bistro Grill Lid- Model 29103498 $ 35.99 Buy Now
    B Lower Body for Patio Bistro - Model 29103496 $ 35.99 Buy Now
    C Controller for Electric Patio Bistro - Model 29101991 $ 49.99 Buy Now
    D Patio Bistro Element Assembly - Model 29101987 $ 45.99 Buy Now
    E Wire Shelf - Model 29102002 $ 7.99 Buy Now
    F Wind Shield for Patio Bistro - Model 29102143 $ 7.99 Buy Now
    G Patio Bistro Towel Bar - Model 29102166 $ 4.99 Buy Now
    H Handle For Top Lid - Model 29101995 $ 9.99 Buy Now
    I Control Panel - Model 29103488 $ 12.99 Buy Now
    J Plastic Patio Bistro Wheel - Model 29101999 $ 5.99 Buy Now
    K Rear Leg Set - Model 29101974 $ 39.99 Buy Now
    L Front Leg Set - Model 29101969 $ 39.99 Buy Now
    M Grease Tray - Model 29102226 $ 7.99 Buy Now
    N Hubcap - Model 29102000 $ 2.99 Buy Now
    O Electric Patio Bistro Warming Rack - Model 29103492 $ 8.99 Buy Now
    P Patio Bistro Axle - Model 29102001 $ 4.99 Buy Now
    Q Temperature Gauge - Model 29103059 $ 7.99 Buy Now
    R Patio Bistro Cooking Grate - Model 29102163 $ 41.99 Buy Now
    S Cart Base Panel for Patio Bistro- Model 29101967 $ 19.99 Buy Now
    T Grill Cart Bracket - Model 29102172 $ 4.99 Buy Now
    U Leg Caps - Model 29101973 $ 3.99 Buy Now
    V Heat Shield - Model 29102162 $ 19.99 Buy Now
    W Inner Reflector - Model 29102214 $ 29.99 Buy Now
    X Patio Bistro Bezel - Model 29103483 $ 9.99 Buy Now
    Y Patio Bistro Electric Grease Tray Guide - Model 29102904 $ 15.99 Buy Now
    Hardware Pack - Model 42030559 $ 5.99 Buy Now
    Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill Assembly Manual (English) - 42804641 $ 6.99 Buy Now
    Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill Assembly Manual (Spanish) - 42804642 $ 6.99 Buy Now
    Patio Bistro Electric Grill Product Guide (English) - 42804643 $ 6.99 Buy Now
    Patio Bistro Electric Grill Product Guide (Spanish) - 42804644 $ 6.99 Buy Now
    Patio Bistro Grilling Guide (English) - 42804735 $ 6.99 Buy Now
    Patio Bistro Grilling Guide (Spanish) - 42804736 $ 6.99 Buy Now
    Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Electric (Black) - Model 12601688 is rated 4.3158 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Little Grill I purchased this grill for my wife because of it's simplicity and good looks. She love it. It does all what we want it do. Chicken, seafood, steaks, and veggies all are done to perfection. There also the convenience of not have to load charcoal or gas to cook, just turn the knob and you are ready. Again its a great little grill.
    Date published: 2014-06-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Electric is simple, easy and clean over charcoal. Had an electric CharBroil for 7 years that worked flawlessly. It needed the aluminum inner liner replaced and the new model doesn't have one. That was the reason for buying the new model. Tip: For proper operation make sure the grill fits over the element in front for the cover to fit properly.
    Date published: 2014-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grill I have ever had and I have has many! Easy to clean, gets super hot, and grills like a very high priced gas grill.. NO COMPLAINTS! love this grill,,, can regulate the heat perfectly.
    Date published: 2014-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grill This grill was easy to put together, and is great to cook on. It cleans up easily and the drip pan is the best I have ever had on a grill.
    Date published: 2014-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient to use! We bought this a month ago & have used it 3 a 4 times a week! Preheats quickly & cooks evenly! Meat is always tender & juicy!
    Date published: 2014-06-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits nicely on our deck I love the easy clean up...have had it only a few weeks..cant wait to use it again. It's nice and roomy for my grilling.
    Date published: 2014-06-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect for my balcony since propane is not allowed , my char broil is the next best thing . remember to preheat with the lid on then put those steaks on .
    Date published: 2014-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as it gets--I have owned three Patio Bistros in the last ten years, and will get another when and if I need a replacement.
    Date published: 2014-06-10

    I bought the Char Broil Electric grill -model #12601688 yesterday at Boscovs. It was a floor model-they did not give me the serial # which I need so that I can open an account with you. please give me the serial # now, so I can do this. William Hausler

    Asked by: Willie 23
    Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we will be able to best assist with this.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2014-10-01

    I recently bought this grill but I'm confused by all of the different grill brush types. Can Charbroil please give the name and model number of the best recommended grill brush?

    Asked by: MARTYMAN
    For your grill we recommend the Medium Cool-Cleaning Nylon Brush. This is model # 7366894 and available on the Char-Broil website.
    Answered by: DustinR
    Date published: 2014-09-18

    It drains a little of fat by one of the scews thah has at the bottom, one of the screws that fix the front left leg. How can i fix it.

    Asked by: xavierprotto
    We definitely understand your concern with this issue. We would recommend that when you are using your Patio Bistro model 12601688, that you are grilling on a level surface to ensure that grease will be draining into the grease cup accordingly. You may also want to ensure that the grease tray is installed properly on the unit.
    Answered by: JosephCB
    Date published: 2014-09-07

    I have the 12601688, it worked great when I bought it, last evening it would not get over 200 degrees.  What is wrong?

    Asked by: Bob L
    We're sorry to hear this. We value you as a Char-Broil customer and always want to make sure that you are able to take advantage of all that your grill has to offer. Are you using an extension cord? Was a case created with us? Please contact us directly whenever an issue is encountered. Our phone number is 1-800-241-7548 and our knowledgeable grill service specialists are more than happy to best assist.
    Answered by: WhitneyC
    Date published: 2014-08-26

    Why do you not provide time info for cooking? And how do I get it to char ? Then, there is no explanation as to setting the cleaning. The dial has a o..........1. Is this the cleaning set? Your instruction manual is far from informative.

    Asked by: Florida
    Please check out our website,, and at the bottom of the screen it has a link for cooking guides. Search for your model and you will find all of our cooking tips. Also, try visiting our users website, If you have any further questions, please give us a call and speak to one of our knowledgeable Grill Specialists. 1-800-241-7548
    Answered by: Alyssa
    Date published: 2014-07-12