Vanilla Patio Bistro® Electric Grill

Model #12601665

Vanilla Patio Bistro® Electric Grill

Model #12601665

WAS: $179.99

Special Price $149.99

Color Vanilla
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 and juicy grilling with low flare-ups and porcelain-coated cooking grates. Check the temperature with the lid-mounted temperature gauge. And move your grill easily with the two back wheels.

WAS: $179.99

Special Price $149.99


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Product Features

  • Electric TRU-Infrared™ Cooking System

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

  • Warming Rack

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

  • 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.

  • Porcelain Coated Grates

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

  • Lid-Mounted Temperature Gauge

    Keep track of pre-heat status and monitor the inside temperature of your grill. (Temperature gauge display may vary per model.)

  • Wheels

    Easily move your grill around your backyard or patio.


Additional Specifications

  • Cooking System Electric TRU-Infrared™
  • Wattage 1750

Dimensions & Weight

  • Assembled Width (in.) 25.2
  • Assembled Depth (in.) 24.4
  • Assembled Height (in.) 38.2
  • Weight (lbs.) 49.0000
  • Warming Rack Area (sq. in.) 80

General Information

  • Model Number 12601665


  • Grate Material Porcelain Coated Steel
  • Warming Rack Material Porcelain Coated Steel Wire
Vanilla Patio Bistro® Electric Grill is rated 3.8438 out of 5 by 192.
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 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
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
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In my previous post I ask for stainless steel grate - my electric grill gate size is 17"24.

Asked by: Asiek
There is not a stainless steel cooking grate that will fit your Electric Patio Bistro.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-10-14

Hi, I bought electric grill (240 patio bistro), however after few months of using - grate start to rust. I was wondering if you guys have stainless steel grate for this electric grill? If so where I can find?

Asked by: Asiek
We're very sorry to hear this. There is not a stainless steel cooking grate that will fit your Electric Patio Bistro. How are you normally cleaning your grill? We recommend a nylon brush and warm soapy water or biodegradable grill cleaner. Seasoning the grates with canola oil will also help to keep food from sticking and prevent rust. We value you as a Char-Broil customer and want you to enjoy using your grill. Whenever an issue is encountered please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we will be able to best assist.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-10-14

What size is this? I have one and would like a larger one. I'm thinking the one I have is like the red one you have priced at 109. 

Asked by: Snicker
The 240 Patio Bistro is going to be 25.2"W x 24.4"D x 38.2"H and has a cooking area of 240 square inches.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-10-10

My grill turns off by itself after 5/10 min of it being in 5. I like to use it with the top open. Might this be the problem? Thanks 

Asked by: Pablo123sh
We're sorry to hear of the issues encountered. Are you using a GFI outlet when using this unit? Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 so that we can best assist with this and help you to get back up and grilling.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-10-07
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