Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 61
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Overthebars Avoid it like the plague
After owning this grill for 4 years, and keeping it covered, the internals completely just rotted away. Water never entered the grill, so I don't know what kind of materials they use to produce this grill, but it is a complete waste of money. Even the "drip hoods" that keep food grease off of the burners just fell apart like dust.... they literally look like they've been underground since the jurassic era, and Charbroil wants over $100 to replace the four of them. Garbage.
March 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WhatRobEats Rust Collector
I have owned this grill for 4 years. It is covered when not in use. The grates rusted away. The drip pan rusted so much that it finally just fell off. About a year after buying it the thermometer quit working. This grill is poorly made and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Here's to hoping the Brinkman grill I bought last week lasts a lot longer than this heap of rusted metal.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smileyman Stainless grill is the way to go !
I purchased this grill 8 years ago and it is still going strong. I keep it under my patio cover and use it year round , I keep my grates clean and season them with pam cooking spray ( works for me ) . I use the side burner to light my charcoal chimney ( for my smoker ) from time to time but If I want to cook for a group and in a hurry it is the Char broiler that I turn to . This grill has served me well and cooked plenty of food for my kids party's and adult events as well .If this grill ever has to be replaced it will be with another Char broil product !
Happy Grilling !
March 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Good and bad
After a year the thermometer stopped working. After 3 years the grates were rusted through and I replaced them, it only took a little over 2 years for the replacement grates to rust out. The grill has been covered and protected the whole time. My of the internal parts rusted out in 2 years and I replaced them. I have rebuilt the grill twice.
I really like the grill but the materials it is made out of are not the best.
I'm really debated on to re build it again but the parts cost close to what a new grill would be. Its lasted almost 6 years, if it had better materials it would last much longer.
April 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tacomaJoe Great grill for the price
I got this grill about 7 years ago and it has been great. The ignition system still works, all the parts are still attached and overall functioning pretty well. I have had similar problems as others had described there is some rust on the grates, the burners are just starting to rust through, I replaced the heat shields above the burners once but those things get exposed to a lot of heat that weakens the metal. I live in Washington state, I keep the grill outside and uncovered believe it or not it will last a lot longer uncovered. Those covers don't keep 100% of the moisture out but they are very good at trapping it in. $250 for 7 years of use, I feel that I got my money's worth.
February 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Star Waste of Money
I bought this grill 4 years ago and it was kept with a cover in the garage during winter time. Second year it started to get rusted and ignition stopped working. Third year one half of the burners did not work and on the fourth year both burners and flame tamers totally melted away. To replace all parts
it would cost me almost $300.00 and I am not about to spend another penny on this garbage. And it was not cheap to invest $$$ that really lasted one year.
April 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by polly Disappointed in this grill
We have owned this grill for three years, and we are very disappointed with the quality. Parts are rusting out very quickly on the bottom of the grill. Same with the grates. We had a smaller Charbroil grill prior to this that lasted us a solid 10 years. I cannot see this grill lasting nearly that long.
May 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by John2 Rusted out completely in 6 years
The grill was great for the first 3-4 years. Now it's entirely rust rotted out. The burner shields have rusted out completely to the point of falling apart. The top rack rusted in half and I never use it. The firebox below the burners rusted through at the rivets in the back and now just hangs there. The porcelain cracked off the grates then started rusting heavily. I know Charbroil recommends a nylon brush but how practical is that? You can't use nylon once the grill is hot. Also the non-stainless parts of the grill discolored horribly and I couldn't get it clean.
Having said all that the burners are nice and hot, the ignitor still works, and the side burner is hot as well. I wish it had utensil hooks. If you're looking for a short-term grill this would work fine.
December 5, 2014