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 4.0 out of 5.0 by ape616 Great Deal on an awesome grill!
We got this on sale at the end of last season and couldn't be happier. Assemble went pretty smoothly but there had to be at least one screw that wouldn't cooperate. Take them up on assembling there!
April 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Rusted, but overall an OK Grill
I purchased my grill almost exactly 4 years ago. The burners, grates (top and bottom), flame deflectors, drip pan and everything on the inside of the grill is completely gone due to rust. I do live in Florida and the humidity is ridiculous everyday, so i thought that could be the main cause. However, reading the other reviews makes me question the quality of this product. Though 4 years of bi-weekly use may have caused this to deplete quicker. I have also looked for replacement parts for months now and the cost is pretty substantial to put back into a Grill that rusted so soon. My next purchase will definitely be a different grill.
November 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cfinn2003 eventually rotted but not much to fix.
Like the other reviewers, my grill rotted away after about 4-5 years. Taking it apart, I realized that it was probably worth trying a rebuild. Char-broil site had ridiculous prices on parts but I found new burners and heat deflectors on amazon for about $30 - that was even after splurging for stainless versions. I swept it out, replaced the rotted parts and put it back together. It works fine even though the grates have some rust spots that I cant fix and there are no cheap replacements there. I have another on at my mountain house that is in much better shape but will probably rebuild that one soon as well. Not sure that you would get more life out of a weber at twice the price.
July 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by theacronyms Mid-Range model with good heat
The bottom is not a cabinet - there is no back wall. The metal for the base is more flimsey than I expected (not cheap but not as sturdy as a weber for example) but the grill itself is sturdy. It gets really hot very quickly which is nice. Burners turn on fairly quickly. The space provided for burning is very accommodating for meals up to 6 people at once.
I spent more on this model thinking that the bottom was a cabinet that would protect the tank from the winter. Had I known I would have bought the cheaper model with no faux cabinet. It lights easy and projects heat well (almost too well, sometimes it's hard to open and close the lid because it is so hot over the grill but I suspect this will stop with time) and so I think char-broil is a good brand, there are just better models that they make.
August 1, 2016
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 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