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Patio Bistro® Gas Grill

Patio Bistro® Gas Grill

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Patio Bistro® Gas Grill is rated 4.087 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great grill i have owned this grill for a couple of years and except for one minor ignitor issue it's been the best grill i have ever owned! No more wasting gas like i did with larger grills. One burner is plenty and its surface is big enough to grill four decent sized steaks. ill admit cleaning is more involved but the cooking rewards are worth it. Unless you have a large group to grill for this is the unit to get!
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A long time to liking...... In late February or early March, I purchased the Patio Bistro as we have a townhome with a wrap around patio. The bistro looked compact and when it arrived I assembled it myself with virtually no problem. The automatic ignitor never worked and after repeated contact with Char-Broil, I did finally receive the correct part and to date it is now working like a charm. My husband has a tremor and the button ignitor is what he needs vs. match lighting. This product is excellent and makes a killer steak. The service at Char-Broil while sometimes was frustrating to get the right part, was good. They really never let the ball drop. It may have taken some time, but I gotta admit, customer service was excellent. I would recommend this company in a heartbeat!
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grill I have ever owned!!! I live in a condo and needed a gas grill that did not take up to much space. The grill size is perfect and you can cook for up to 6 people on the grill area. The TRU infrared cooks everything so well. I really like how the small holed grate keeps from flare ups. I have had it 2 seasons and use it a couple times a week and have had no problems with the product!
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Surprises come in small packages This by far is one of the BEST grills I have ever owned. It can handle any grilling task you have. It does a great good on Fish, BBQ Chicken, Hamburgers even Pizza. With this grill I have never had a cookout disaster...and clean up is a snap! After watching me use this grill several of my friends also bought one...and now they grill like a pro!
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Char-Broil looks good, like the burner -- but ignition system doesn't work and we must light by hand - the is the second ignitions system we'll installed and just gave up
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This is a huge disappointment I have had three Char Broil Patio Caddys that were all great. This year I replaced a Patio Caddy with this and it is miserable. The whole TRU Infrared thing is messy and never cleans up well. I am very dissatisfied.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pluses and minuses We had a Char-Broil grill for many years and we are comparing the two. The new one is easier to start and we like the hinged lid. We don't like the small slits in the grate and it is not easy to remove.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas 240(Black I have used my Bistro numerous times and it is everything previous reviews I read had to say. It cooks food very quickly and hardly any flare ups. Easy to clean and maintain. However, there is one problem-there is no handle on the unit for moving it around the patio or wherever. You have to use the towel holder for that function. It's the only part of the unit I found sturdy enough to use for this task. Other than that, it's a great product!
Date published: 2014-08-10
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Where can I see one of these grills in person? I live in Ocala, Florida.

Asked by: Dave51912
This Gas Patio Bistro is available through Char-Broil and also ACE Hardware. We are unable to see what products are available in your area.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-11-24

What is the dimension of the grill surface? Not surface area, just dimension across - I am trying to see what size pizza stone would fit it.

Asked by: Bassplayer
The cooking grate in this Patio Bistro has a diameter of 17.4".
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-11-17

can this grill be hooked directly to a gas line? (with a converter kit- instead of using a canister?)

Asked by: kelly g
No. This Patio Bistro can only be used with a twenty pound propane tank.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-11-09

can this grill be converted over the natural gas?  If so what conversion kit should I use? Thanks

Asked by: Redbird
No. This Patio Bistro cannot be converted to natural gas. It can only be used with a twenty pound propane tank.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-11-09

Where do you put the wood chips in barbecue? Also, want to buy a cook book using the infra red method.

Asked by: tinkerbell
Wood chips can be placed directly on the cooking grate in this Patio Bistro. All of the recipes and cookbooks that we have available can be used with our infrared grills.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-11-24

Does the Patio Bistro gas grill hold a full size propane canister?

Asked by: Jeff Bloom
This Patio Bistro uses a twenty pound propane tank.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-11-24

how can i start my grill without using the electric ignitor which is not working

Asked by: JeffIII
My igniter hasn't worked in 2 years.  On the patio bistro, there is a small round port in the back with a cover that swivels.  I use a  long-nosed lighter which fits through the hole.  I light the lighter, then I reach around to the front of the grill and turn the dial.  Then I listen for the gas to ignite.  It reach is a little awkward, but I have given up on gas grill ignitions.  None of them ever last for me.
Answered by: StuJo
Date published: 2015-09-25

Elderly couple, we have narrowed down to Bistro.  Now electric or gas?  How does btu rating, heat recovery, and cooking times vary between the two units?

Asked by: BigEd
The electric and gas Patio Bistros utilize TRU-Infrared technology to provide very similar cook times, flavors and experiences. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we can assist to determine which type is correct for you.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-08-14
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