Tru-Infrared
COOKING SYSTEM

PATIO BISTRO® TRU-INFRARED™ ELECTRIC GRILL

Model #17602048-CONFIG

$199.99

The Patio Bistro® electric grill is the perfect option for those who do not wish to use gas or charcoal fuel. Just plug the grill in and get cooking. With features like the TRU-Infrared™ system for even and juicy grilling with low flare-ups and porcelain-coated cooking grates that are rust-resistant and easy to clean, the Patio Bistro electric grill is perfect for cooking everything from steak to vegetables. You can check the temperature with the lid-mounted temperature gauge and easily adjust the grill temperature using the control knob with a lighted display, while side shelves have ample preparation space and a spot to store your tools while grilling.

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PATIO BISTRO® TRU-INFRARED™ ELECTRIC GRILL is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just Okay. I was very excited to test out the CharBroil Bistro Infared Grill. Here is my breakdown: Pros: -Fairly straightforward assembly. Took about 45 minutes total. Only hiccup was the ‘supplement’ they included actually complicated the process. It explained step 3 in great detail but then went directly to steps 5 and 6 as they were written in the primary manual. It completely skipped step 4. Someone following the supplement may not catch that. -Small footprint. Easy to wheel inside to a shed or garage. Sides easily collapse for storage. Love the shelves—perfect workstation area. -One knob—that is all. Super easy to turn on and off. Nothing fussy here. -Able to get nice grill marks on burgers and shish kabobs. I cooked up some of those frozen fully cooked beef patties and they came out great. My kids loved them. -Sturdy, sleek and modern looking. It is a nice looking grill. -This is a solution for people that live in an apt. or condo that does not allow gas or propane grills. -Was able to get a good sear on steaks. There also is a partial shelf above the main grilling area to cook veggies along with your protein. Cons: -Very short cord. You will probably need an extension cord. -I could never get the temperature above 400º. Even with the lid shut, empty, for over 1 hour it never went beyond that. Once food was in it it never went beyond 375º. I don’t know how you ever reach 500º. The booklet recommends the highest setting for good sears and for steaks but that was unobtainable for me. -Every time you open the lid to check or flip food you lose 100-150º instantly. It took 50 minutes to cook 4 shish kabobs—20 minutes to heat up and 30 minutes to fully cook the chicken. The veggies were burnt before the chicken was done. -The grill is a bit top heavy. It almost tipped over once when attempting to roll it inside. -I found it a bit difficult to clean, even after following the guide to let it burn on high for 15 minutes after cooking to burn off excess grease. -They recommend to always store the grill in a cool, dry location. Does this mean you cannot leave it out on a balcony or patio? That is quite inconvenient. Overall I am in the middle. It takes twice as long to cook things compared to traditional charcoal grills and completely stalls at 375º once cooking. It also is very easy to just twist a knob, wait for it to heat up, and start cooking. I hope with continued use I will learn how to best navigate this product and have it be my go-to grill. This item was sent as a free sample in exchange for my review.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really really like it!!! Just got it and I really like it! Have used it 4 times in past week. Best grilled chicken I have ever cooked, truly moist and tender! I cook for 2 and there is plenty of cooking surface area for more meat or veggies. *Please note that if you must use an extension cord, like I do, you MUST have an extra heavy duty extension cord, like the YELLOW ones rated for 15 amps for OUTSIDE appliance, NOT the orange heavy duty cords used for trimmers etc.* I can't use charcoal grills where I live and I can't lift tank for gas grill so this was the perfect solution.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing product This item was sent as a free sample in exchange for review. First of all, let me start by saying the grill looks amazing and my wife and I have used it several time and it worked and surpassed our expectations. It's pure electricity and so you don't have to worry about propane or charisma and the food still had that smokey flavor and taste, which is awesome. Also, my wife was able to assembly it in about 45 minutes. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The pricing of the item is little too high and the knob that controls the temperature is not firm enough, it feels as thou it could be easily turned by a toddler or a slightest brush. Otherwise, this is an amazing product.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not reliable I bought this without the side trays and am so disappointed! The temperature selection knob totally sucks! After a couple of months, it is stripped and now I can't tell where I'm setting the temperature. When you open the lid, so much heat is lost, it's ridiculous. Not worth the money. I'm so sorry I bought this piece of junk.
Date published: 2017-06-04
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I am looking to purchase the patio bistro electric grill #17602066 thru you. Please advise. Thx.

Asked by: Cj3501
This Patio Bistro is currently out of stock. We apologize, but we do not have a return date at this time. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we will be able to best assist.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2017-07-07

Can you stand a chicken up in it?

Asked by: wjhpc
There is not enough room in this Patio Bistro to stand a chicken up on the cooking grate with the lid closed.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2017-07-06

How long is the electrical cord for this grill?

Asked by: OSUCOWBOY11
This cord for this Patio Bistro is 59" long.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2017-07-03

What is the best way to clean the Bistro 2400 Electric grill - brush & cleaning spray??? Thanks!

Asked by: Lorr
We recommend a nylon brush and warm soapy water or biodegradable grill cleaner.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2017-07-03

Hi. Where I can buy a cover for the  Char-Broil - PATIO BISTRO® TRU-INFRARED™ ELECTRIC GRILL?? Thank you.  

Asked by: Cbud
Please take a look at the Patio Bistro Cover model # 7767505R04. This cover can be purchased on our site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2017-07-03

I just bought the Patio Bistro and the cover. Your site says to store it in a cool, dry place. I live in an apartment with a terrace and my space is limited. What could happen to it if I left it outside on the terrace with the cover over it?

Asked by: AprilDC
Congrats on your new Patio Bistro. Using a cover will help to protect your grill. With storing it outdoors you may want to occasionally check for moisture trapped beneath the cover if the grill has not been used for sometime.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2017-07-07

What type of brush do I need to clean my Patio Bistro? There's quite an assortment from very hard metal to soft bristles. 

Asked by: Jo2017
To best clean your Patio Bistro we recommend the Cool-Clean Nylon Grill Brush. This is model # 8666894 and it is available on our site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2017-07-07

Amazon.ca has 2 models of this bbq on sale (1 older vs 1 newer). Newer model is $150 more expensive.... soooo... what is dramatically different / better about the newer model?

Asked by: BrianB29
Are you referring to Patio Bistro model # 15601688 and model # 16601559? Both are TRU-Infrared Electric Patio Bistros. The main difference is model # 15601688 is a 2015 grill and model # 16601559 is a 2016 grill. Give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2017-06-19
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