Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 175
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sallfham Good not great
After checking out all of the best selling two-burner standard grills, I purchased this Classic C-22G1 for one main reason: Most of its competitors had solid cabinets that surrounded the propane tank on the front and both sides, meaning that you have to pull the grill away from a wall and turn it around to turn the tank valve on and off. This is a silly design that Char-broil's C-22G1 remedies with a front door, providing easy access to the valve.
It does have all of the flimsy-material and other design flaws noted here, plus a few others no one has mentioned:
1. The grease cup is very hard to reach and remove without risking a grease spill all over the propane tank just below it. Could be remedied by a slope inside the box that send the grease to an easier-to-reach spot away from the tank.
2. The range of temperature control is fairly narrow and hard to control, both because the knob arc from high to low is only about a quarter turn, and also because there are four "rings" of additional burner holes that wrap around each burner tube that pump out huge yellow flames even under the lowest temp setting. Home Depot assembled my grill, so I didn't notice the extra holes until they created big flares of flame after turning it on. I shut it down immediately and removed a burner and inspected it to see the holes are designed-in and not cracks/flaws. Would be very helpful to mention or show the extra burner holes in the product manual and explain their purpose vs. just the side holes.
3. No cooking tool hooks on the grill - just a set of holes on the side platform through which most will be able to install small S-hooks that can hold any tool you need.
4. One other item - grill lid shows every drip, smudge mark and fingerprint, so it's not easy to keep clean - see photo.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DutchessPDX Nice little grill
I have a very small balcony on my condo and wanted a grill that would perform well and have a small footprint. This fit the bill perfectly. Assembly was incredibly easy. A single phillips head screwdriver is all you need. Took less than an hour and I was ready to gril.
I turned it on and gets real hot real fast. there are two burners but they're connected by a bridge in the front so you're going to tend to get a little hotter up front than the back BUT I think this will be great to get a nice sear on meat. The cooking grills are heavy cast iron with a porcelain coating and seem to be well made. There's also a drip cup inside that's kind of a pain to reach but not too bad. I haven't had to try it out yet but so far it looks and works great.
My one negative is a large propane canister doesn't fit through the front door, it needs to be placed in through the back opening, not ideal but the casters on this work amazing! So easy to roll.
April 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cooper Good grill for the money
This is a decent, solid grill for the money. It's not the easiest thing to put together. It's versatile, fits in tight spaces, and easy to use. It can kick out a lot of heat for such a small grill. It can be a pain to clean if you really want to get down in the guts to do so, but I have yet to find a grill that isn't. It looks nice and stows away easily.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xxxx My new grill makes me smile.
The store had it assembled, so I just had it loaded into my vehicle and drove it home. It heats up fast, the four wheels makes it so easy to move and its easy to turn the gas tank on and off from the front. Its just so cute! It's big enough to grill for company or just one or two. I love it.
July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jakomos replaced our old one with this one.
i chose this unit yesterday. i really wanted to go with the infrared model, but that price wasnt in the cards for the same size and what our needs are.
there is just my wife and i and size does matter. this unit is small, perfect for our red brick patio. assembly took half an hour. some of the screws were hard to place, tight areas for big fingers and knuckles. wasnt too much of a hassle, but the unit base is a bit flimsy as is the door, so i knocked a star on quality for that reason. still a five-star value, though for the price. i grilled a couple of burgers last night and it was super easy. our old char broil was a few years old when we had it and had a burner out. we've used it for 5+ years and it has served us well for what it was. the ignition never worked on it, we had to adopt the drop-a-match-stick method, and the base basin was rusted out because we never covered it because it was free. it leaked whenever we cooked. we grilled this past weekend and decided it was time for a new one. all this to say, char broil worked for about ten years so we are going that route again.
i couldnt fit it in my little aveo, so i took it out of the box and put the chassis in the trunk and the rest of the unit in the back seat. i took the parts out back when i got home and assembled it in half an hour or so with only a phillips screw driver.
i cooked last night a couple of burgers and they were awesome. the ignition was effortless and the lid isnt too heavy for my wife. she loves it too.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RonH offers value for a basic grill
I was looking for a two-burner grill and I am not ready to make the move to infared burners. I was happy to find that Char-Broil offers conventional grills. I liked the construction of this grill -- side ported stainless steel burners protected from dripping by removable metal angle plates (for cleaning). The firebox drains into a grease cup which you need to keep clean. Overall it appears to have better construction than other low end grills I have owned. So I consider it a value for the money. Of course time will tell what will need to be replaced but it seems that parts have good availability and the unit is not difficult to take apart.
April 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ChicagoReview Good compact grill
I purchased this grill to replace a 10 year old char broil that was on its last legs. I dont need a side burner and the grill should be large enough for most of my needs. Assembly was fairly easy, but there was one screw that I could not get in place by the front door and I have no idea how anyone could. Construction and materials appear better than my previous grill and hopefully sturdy and long lasting. the Grill may not get super hot (guage got up to 475-500 degrees on about a 10 minute warm up) but I found it adequate to sear and result in a good crust on a thick steak to medium doneness. Certainly good for those with space constraints or those who dont need a full size grill.
May 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CondoOwner Good grill for price
This is a compact propane grill. Overall, this is a good grill for the price ($180). The porcelain cast-iron grates look cheap, and my right grate doesn't fit as snug as the left one. Even though there are two burners, the front-right cooks faster. Everytime I clean my grill with a brush, the right grate moves. The outside of the grill looks sleek. The inside (grate/burners) is where you find the quality to be inferior to competitors. The width of my balcony is 45 inches, so this grill fits nicely even with both shelves extended. I expect this grill to last me 4-5 years (time while living in a condo), and then I'll move onto a better quality grill. I assembled this grill myself, and it was pretty easy (just make sure you read the assembly manual).
May 30, 2013