Assembly took just under and hour, easy to read instructions. The paint on the rear of the grill lid was chipped and peeling when I took it out of the box, contacted Charbroil with this issue and they quickly sent a replacement. Probably the best customer support I have ever worked with!
Getting the grill warmed up can take a little while (5-10 min) but it does a great job once it's at the correct temp. Meats come out flavorful and moist. However, chicken frequently stick to the grates so I would recommend spraying them with a canola oil before placing them on the grill. It may be because it is still somewhat new, but the grill gives off an odd flavor to vegetables that I don't care for. I am definitely happy with my purchase, this grill cooks everything quickly and thoroughly, without drying food out.
Because of the design of the grate, cleaning can be tedious, messy, and nearly impossible. The cleaning tool provided with the grill is cute but does not get the job done. I did pick up a different multi surface grill cleaning tool recently and it makes cleaning much easier.
1 year ago
it heats evenly and cooks perfectly. only problem is that this grill is more difficult to clean. Given the design of the actual grill surface, nothing falls to the bottom, and the grill must be scrapped with the tool provided. not simple, and messy.
1 year ago
Cooks food fast & evenly!
We've had the grill just over a month this gas bistro replaced our old Char Broil gas grill that was just to large and hard to handle. The new grill is perfect size wise for small families and very easy to move around as needed, but the way it cooks is simply amazing!! Yes its that GOOD!
I have had this grill for over a year and I love it! You have room for two full racks of ribs or a boatload of chicken and burgers or a celebration of veggies that can cook at their proper temperatures thanks to two levels of grilling or smoking genius!
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.
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.
This fryer is excellent! I found a Cajun rub online. Rubbed the turkey and left in fridge overnight. Put in fryer next day, turned it on and walked away! 2.5 hours later i had the most moist & flavorful turkey ever. This fryer fries the turkey just like an oil fryer but WAY less mess and prep time. No oil to preheat or dispose of afterward. The fryer is cool enough for clean up in about 15 minutes. I fried a 16 lb. turkey which it says is the max, but I think a 17 or possibly an 18 lb. might fit. That's my only issue with it... I would like it a little bigger.
I highly recommend this product
3 years ago
No More Oil Frying for Turkeys!!!
I bought our first one of these 3 years ago for a graduation party we were having. Since then, we've taken it camping, Super Bowl Parties, family gatherings and parties with friends. I liked mine so much that this purchase was for my sister so they could retire their oil fryer!!! I love mine - get one and you will too!!!
3 years ago
This was easy to assemble, use and clean! A must have!
What a great grill. I have just went on a three week camping trip and we used it every day. I wish I had bought this earlier, I was buying 1 to 2 cheap ones a season but I don't think I will have to buy another on for a long time.
3 months ago
Great Portable TRU-Infrared!
I have been a huge fan of the TRU-Infrared way of grilling on Char-Briol's full-size grills for years now. I refuse to grill a steak on any other kind of grill. Yes, they are that good. While the grill surface on the Grill2Go is not as sturdy as the new cast-iron overlays of their bigger brothers, it works just as well and is light-weight. I love the ease of removing the regulator/bottle so stowing it in my RV's outer compartment is a snap. I got 4 meals out of a canister of gas - including pre-heat, cook time, and burn-off. Have decided that it is NOT worth getting a larger bottle conversion. Only issue is not knowing exactly when the gas will run out.
We hosted 4 other couples at our campground, made some filet's for them and all have told us they were the best steaks they have ever had. Including restaurants. My secret? Toss some mesquite wood chips right on the grill after preheat and just before putting on the steaks. Other tips: Keep it at full heat. Keep lid open. Flip once after juices appear on top. Remove after juices appear on top again. Easy! Seasoning: Montreal Steak seasoning on all cuts except filet mignon. For filet mignon, use heavy coat of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
1 year ago
I really like the infrared grate
We used this grill last winter in the southwest and it did a wonderful job of grilling without having all the blacking that occurs with most grills. I wish they made special order custom sized infrared grates to retro-fit other grills.