Packaged Cast Q Emitter Large is rated
2.5567 out of
Rated 2 out of
Emitters Just Don't Cut ItI have been pleased with my with the exception of the emitters. They are impossible to keep rust free. In fact they are heavily rusted. I have had the grill for just over a year and use it 2-5 times per week. The rusting started almost immediately and is unstoppable regardless of the effective I put into the care and maintenance of them. Prior to my first use I seasoned them as directed. I also put canola oil on them before and after each use but to no avail. I opened a case and was told to use vinegar and water on them as well. That too was of no use. The emitters need to be replaced but rather than spend around $100 to buy replacements I will likely start shopping for a different brand of grill.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 2 out of
Too costly and a lot of work to maintainI liked it at first, but you don't get the same grilling experience with infrared as you do with flame. The emitters are high maintenance and need to be cleaned thoroughly after each grilling. They are expensive to replace as I've done several times. I will purchase a different grill come this next summer.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 1 out of
Miami Don1 from
Rusting/Failing EmittersThis is my second Charbroil grill (my first was a four burner Commercial Series and I now have a three burner Infrared) and love the performance. However, like most I have an issue with the cost and quality of the stainless steel emitters. I am religious about oiling and burning off the food particles after each use and I keep it cover, yet still I have issues with rusty emitters. I've had the grill for almost two years but did not think I would need to replace the. This quickly. If this is an item that needs to be replaced so frequently then they should not cost $25 per panel!!!
Is there a more durable product or material that I should be using?
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 1 out of
Doesn't last!This is the second infrared grill that I own. When I told my wife it was falling apart, she said "you just bought it." I pulled out my owners manual and she was correct. I bought my last one 10/19/13. And yes Char-Broil, I have cleaned and oiled all of the parts. The temperature gauges quit working 6 months ago and the grates are rusting out. Last night the burners would only burn a very low flame. I had company over and had to finish the ribs in the oven. I will never buy one of these grills again.
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