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Red Patio Bistro® Electric Grill

Red Patio Bistro® Electric Grill

Model #15601578
Color Red
Size 240

If you can't use gas or charcoal and have a small footprint, the Patio Bistro® electric grill is a great option. It features the TRU-Infrared system for even, juicy grilling with no flare-ups and porcelain-coated cooking grates. Check the temperature with the lid-mounted temperature gauge. The grill also moves easily with the two back wheels.

  • Warming Rack

    Use this removable shelf to keep cooked foods warm, to toast bread or as an indirect cooking surface.

  • Electric TRU-Infrared™ Cooking System

    Cook your food evenly and with less flare-ups, using infrared technology. You'll get juicier food every time.

  • Wheels

    Easily move your grill around your backyard or patio.

  • Lid-Mounted Temperature Gauge

    Keep track of pre-heat status and monitor the inside temperature of your grill.

  • Porcelain Coated Grates

    The durable porcelain coating on these cooking grates make them rust-resistant and easy-to-clean.

  • Warranty

    We've got you covered for on the firebox and lid for 2 years and all other parts including the electrical elements for 1 year.


  • Manufacturer: Char-Broil
  • Lid Style: Domed Porcelain
  • Body Style: No Cabinet
  • Color: Red
  • Size: 240
Red Patio Bistro® Electric Grill is rated 3.9706 out of 5 by 170.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cannot live without it A friend bought a furnished beach condo that came with an electric grill, which he didn't want, so he gave it to us, brand new. We tried it, loved it, used it every night for the next 6 months and basically killed it (note: do not leave cord plugged in on the balcony when you live in Florida, the points get wet/corroded & stop working). So we went right out and bought the larger, Bistro 240 model and continue to use it every night. We barbecue steaks, pork chops, chicken, fish, veggies...everything. Here's a tip: You can buy a metal (iron?) vented box at the hardware store, fill it with mesquite or other flavor wood chips, pour water over it and set it on top of the grill & once the chips heat up and start to smoke a little bit, add your meat/veg & cook. Makes everything taste mui delicioso!!
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red Hot! I bought this infrared patio bistro in red because they didn't have black at the store and I really wanted this grill. Well months later, I've been grilling everything on it to perfection! This grill is amazing! Just plug it in and watch the infrared action cook your food to perfection! The temperature gauge atop is extremely useful and th grease goes right into the drip tray below neatly. There's an abundance of space below to store utensils and other miscellaneous items. I highly recommend purchasing this grill because it is a sound investment that will last you!
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We purchased this BBQ about 6 months ago, upon recommendation of a friend. We were tired of having to refill the propane tanks, not knowing when they were about to empty and ruin our half cooked meals. Honestly, there is no difference in the taste of the food and the convenience is outstanding. I would highly recommend this electric BBQ hands down!
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked the old one better I had the old style patio bistro for many years. The only bad thing about was the cover. It had no hinge, so you had to set it down somewhere and that left Greeze rings. The new one is hinged , but the infered heat cannot be controlled. It's like its on wide open all the time. The company sent me a new controller , but it's the same. Also the thermometer is not accurate like the old one. We don't use as much as we did the old one.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm so glad we got this! I bought this for my husband for Father's Day, and we've already used it several times. We had a kettle grill for decades, but hadn't used it for the last several years because there are just the two of us, and it was too much hassle to heat it up for the minimal amount of cooking we would have used it for, plus I was concerned about safety. This small electric grill is absolutely perfect for us. We've done brats, burgers, chicken legs and chicken breasts so far - and everything was perfect - and I am an electric grilling newbie!
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed Thought we would love this...it is our fourth Char-broil grill...the infrared just isn't as good as original electric....does not ever get got enough for steaks, and once you open lid the temp plummets and doesn't recover...such a bummer, we were excited for new grill.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electric Bistro Grill - HIGHLY RECOMMEND I have owned several Patio Electric Bistro Grills and have been very satisfied. Previous to the InfraRed, the igniter did not seem to last as long. BUT because the cook time is very much decreased, so is the use time of the igniter. I line the inside with foil and coat the grill with non-stick spray so cleaning is a snap. After I cook one side, I flip over the food and turn the grill off as the heat continues to cook the food. I absolutely love this grill. Cooks clean, fast, and evenly. I do recommend that you also clean the igniter as well.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great little grill except I really like this grill except: The heat: (1.) If you Open the hood the temp drops considerably. (2.) We had a previous model from Char-Broil that had another shelf below the burner with Bricketts on it. That really helped with heat loss. I was wondering if there was a something like that I could get for this model. (3.) You really shouldn't use an extension cord with this grill because a longer cord will affect the amperage which affects the maximum temp. (4.) You should plug this or any electric grill into a circuit that doesn't have much else plugged into it or you will trip circuit breakers. I have a dedicated circuit that only goes to the area of the grill.
Date published: 2015-03-03
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just received the bistro grill..saw a review saying to store the controller inside the house. What is the controller?

Asked by: rcyatn
The controller is the front piece with the dial that controls the temperature.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-10-05

what is wattage is it 120 volt less than 15 ampere for gfi operation.

Asked by: Anonymous
This Electric Patio Bistro is rated for 1750 Watts. It should be used with an outdoor outlet that is 15 Amps or more.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-10-05

Will this work on 100V (in Japan) or will I need a transformer? 

Asked by: J in Japan
Please contact your local distributors for information on this.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-09-29

What is the best brush to use to clean the electric grill?

Asked by: Tgreiner74
We recommend using the Cool Cleaning Nylon Grill Brush. This is model # 8366894 and it is available on the Char-Broil site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-09-24

Where can I get a grill cover for my char broil electric grill

Asked by: Bssssssss
Take a look at the Patio Bistro Custom Grill Cover. This is model # 5479591 and it is available on the Char-Broil site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-09-15

I currently use this grill (Infrared Electric Bistro Patio Caddy) with great success. However, I find the cooking grates and interior bowl get a greasy build up after a few uses. Do you have or can you recommend a heavy duty cleaner?

Asked by: Grill2015
To best clean the inside of your grill we recommend the Biodegradable Grill Cleaning Spray. This is model # 9985036 and it is available on the Char-Broil site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-09-10

Where can I find the wattage of the patio electric grill?

Asked by: Almostcranky
This Patio Bistro is rated for 1750 Watts.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-09-07

What is the different between the Char-Broil TRU Infrared Electric Patio Bistro 180 Grill and the .... 240 Grill?

Asked by: ggv59
The Patio Bistro 240 Electric Grill is a larger grill and has a larger cooking surface.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-09-03
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