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
  • Color: Red
  • Size: 240
Red Patio Bistro® Electric Grill is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 161.
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 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 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 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed Thought we would love 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 Best Value/Best Results I have owned one for a few years and love it so much that I am going to order a new one on the 27th of March and give my old one to a relative so they can enjoy the benefits of True-Infrared grilling at its best.
Date published: 2015-03-20
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
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W did not receive a recipe book with our grill--how do we get one?

Asked by: Magg
Please follow this link to the product guide for your grill...,%20english,%20french,%20spanish.pdf Give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-07-27

does that dial for turning off and on need to be taken off when not in use on uncovered deck? if so how do you remove?

Asked by: bbqing
The controller for the Electric Patio Bistro should easily pull out of the firebox. We do recommend removing this if the grill is being left uncovered. Give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-07-24

Box size?

Asked by: mmartirena
The box dimensions for this Patio Bistro are 26.8"W x 21.7"D x 14.8"H.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-07-23

New grill does not heat to highest temperature indicated on thermometer, 360 degrees max.  What is the maximum temperature the unit will reach?

Asked by: LMH1
We're very sorry to hear this. Is an extension cord being used? Is this plugged into an outdoor outlet? Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 so that we can best investigate this and help you to get up and grilling.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-07-23

how many amps does the 240 grill draw?

Asked by: Allan Z
This Electric Patio Bistro is designed for outdoor outlets that are rated for 15 amperes or more. Follow this link to the product guide for more information...,%20english,%20french,%20spanish.pdf
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-07-21

I have the Char-Broil TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Chocolate Graphite.  I have tried every thing but all foods stick to the grate.  HELP!

Asked by: mommangel3
We're sorry to hear this. Please give us a call at 1-00-241-7548 so that we can best investigate this.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-07-20

Where can I buy a cover for my Bistro Electric Grill?  The smallest cover I could find at Lowe's was your 32" heavy duty cover which is too big in all directions.  Thanks.

Asked by: Flick
The cover needed is the Patio Bistro Custom Cover. This is model # 5479591 and it can be ordered on the Char-Broil site or by giving us a call at 1-800-241-7548.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-07-20

Why can't I use lava rocks in the Patio Bistro?

Asked by: Lauren J
Lava rocks are very porous and can easily collect grease. Instead, we recommend using wood chips.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2015-07-25
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