after allot of reading, and hands on touching, wife and I decided to try char- broil tru infrared system. its alittle more pricey than the other grills, but if I must say its well worth the money. we have been very pleased with the mouth watering foods this grill has turned out. we have had a range of different types of meat on this grill and haven't been disappointed yet. you get a nice char on the food instead of the burnt taste of many other grills from all the flare ups, no flare ups here,
... read more even the tent covers over the burners have yet to get a drop of grease on them yet. this is truly a amazing grill, and have no problem letting others know this if I see someone shopping for a new grill in stores. the side burner with the griddle great feature, veggies, meats, fruits what ever you like. the only bad thing I can think of with this grill is your stove is going to get jealous.
GREAT JOB CHAR_BROIL 10+
1 month ago
Very good grill
Got this grill recently, so can't say how it will hold up over a winter and long time use
Good looking, well designed, and altho not huge, the cooking surface is large enough for a decent sized gathering
Like how evenly the infra red surface cooks, we've had some perfectly grilled steaks so far
And I really appreciate the cast iron griddle that fits on top of the side burner
And truly like the gauge for the propane tank!
The wheels seem to be a little flimsy for a grill this size, and it's not
... read more exactly built like a tank, but it's not moving much so not really a worry
4 weeks ago
Best grill I ever owned. Had a Ducane it was ok but couldn't get partsso purchased this grill ,4 burner commercial and I've never regretted it
I was wondering can I attach a smoker on this unit and if so where?
1 year ago
My Second One
I bought this bar-b-que because i bought one in 1998 and it lasted 16 years. It does great ribs, fajitas, steaks, smoked sauage, and burgers. It has all of the features that I need.
1 year ago
This grill cooks food better than I could imagine. I have grilled steaks, smoked ribs, chickens, turkeys, and all kinds of vegetables. It burns evenly, helps the coals stay hot longer and shows no sign of wear even after a year.
Love the grill but the value is poor. I bought the hose to hook to a tank and was using it that way; when I left for my RV trip I desided to use the little tanks. The value woulded shut off. I had to go buy a 5lb tank and hook the hose back up so I could shut the gas off at the tank. The value doesn't regulate the flame eityher.
1 year ago
Produces wonderful BBQ
I was looking for a portable BBQ that would be an improvement over my older tabletop BBQ, and this Tru Infrared intrigued me. After getting it we initiated it with grilling salmon, and it did a beautiful job on it. I didn't realize how much oil is in salmon. The grill kept flames (flair up)from coming through. It cooks evenly, and the piazo igniter and temperature gauge are great to have.
1 year ago
The best on the market out there!!!!
I bought this just about a 10 month ago for our 3 week trip around the 4 states of Arizona, New mexico, Utha & Colorado. Used it every night of the trip. I am also just about out somewhere every weekend camping. I take it everywhere with me. I am told by everybody who uses it that they are going to buy one as it cooks very well in little time at all. I love this little BBQ & even use it at home when it is just me. I think my home BBQ doesn't like me any more.
The good stuff: a) I have owned this grill for 3 years. It cooks more evenly than any other grill I have owned. b) Heats up quickly which saves on gas. c) Great value.
The not so good stuff: a) It is a little hard to control the temp on the low end. b) The electric start died after 1 year, but that has been my experience with other grills. It is easy enough to use a long-nosed lighter through the "match port" or whatever that hole is called. c) I just ordered a replacement cooking grate. I wish
... read more it lasted longer or that it wasn't so expensive, but it is still less expensive than replacing the whole grill. d) If the handle starts to get loose, get out your screw drive right away. Just tighten the screw as soon as you notice it because it is nearly impossible to open the lid when the handle falls off.
I wish it were a little bigger, but I knew the size before buying it, so I can't really include this as a negative item.
I know that I wrote more about the "not so good", but overall, I think this is a good product and would buy it again.
1 year ago
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!
1 year ago
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!
We have owned this for over a year and we love it. I have also bought both my son one. We all use them often. We cook pork. . beef, and of course chicken and turkey. Every thing comes out juicy and tender. I like the fact that the meat is cooked 360 around and the meat is evenly cooked. Also there is not much clean up and the kitchen stays cool. What more could you ask for?
1 year ago
Excellent for home or camping
I bought my Oil less Turkey fryer before Christmas last year and was so impressed with the performance and taste of the Turkey, beef as well as pork roast's that I bought three more for my sons as Christmas presents. They all have commented to me just how well they work and also the quality of the different meats they have cooked in theirs. Also one of the packages was damaged at the time I bought them. I didn't realize at the time that the damage was enough to lose the handles. When I
... read more discovered them missing I contacted customer support and explained the situation. The representative was very professional and courteous. I received a pair on handles within three days free of charge from Charbroil. I highly recommend Charbroil products to all of my friends and family.
2 weeks ago
Two years going strong.
I brought this fryer in 2013 for Thanksgiving. I was giving thanks to the hassle free juicy turkey we had that year. For our first turkey, we brined it over night and it came out perfect. The second one was an injected turkey (my father in law's favorite) and it was still so very good. I have only "fried" turkeys and chicken in it so far and every time the skin is soooo crispy never burnt and the meat was falling off the bone. I am finally purchasing the accessories and I can't wait to do more.
... read more If you buy this model or the newest one you should not be disappointed. Best money I spent.