Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 726
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendWarriorThe3rd This grill is awesome.
This grill is awesome. It really does keep meat juicer than other grills! So far I have cooked hamburgers (fresh and frozen), chicken drum sticks, chicken breasts, hot dogs, steaks, pork chops and a whole chicken. All were tender and juicy without the meat being undercooked or overcooked. I even got the Char-broil rotisserie and cooked a 4.5 lb chicken which came out moist and tender 18 min/lb like the directions say. Just had 10 people over for BBQ pork chops – they always used to come out dry on old grills but on the Tru-infrared they were spectacular (only 7 minutes a side.) Even my wife is using it and she hated the way the old grill cooked.
Now this grill is made out of ferrous metals so don’t expect it to last forever (even the “stainless” exterior is a magnetic alloy). I keep it covered at all times when not in use and doused the insides with lots of high-temp veggie oil spray. Some of the grates wobble and the infra-red “tub” got a little warp, but this does not affect the cooking. This grill does not have a front “lip” so some splatter may drip on the front panel. Also had to add extra shims to the rotisserie brackets as they could not clear the lid with the supplied spacing washers. Make sure you are quite handy if you assemble yourself, it took me a whole afternoon! Also, be sure to never clean any part of this with a metal brush, metal scraper or pot scrubber as it will scratch the ferrous metal grates and insides and cause rust. Do gently clean out the “tub” at least every 2 uses or grease will build up. Propane hose was a bit short so tank valve must face the right side of grill. Hoping to get at least 2 season out of this. People see it and think it costs 3 times as much. Please keep making them ‘cause I am never going back to the “W” kind of grill again.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blitzman33 Three years and running!!!
I bought this grill three years ago and the grill works perfect. The only thing i needed to change was the batteries on the igniter.
The steaks this grill produces are better that any other steakhouse restaurant. It does take time to heat the surface but as with any other food the longer it takes the better it tastes.
No flare ups!! I keep recommending this grill to all my buddies.
I grill steaks every week and they are always perfect.
January 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DissappointedinWV Good grill.... But ....
PROS: Love the way this grill cooks. Truly without flare ups, and meats are more juicy for sure.
CONS: Start wires loose, always have to jiggle the wires to start the burners. Black Lettering and markings around the controls quickly wear off - and are gone. This is on a grill kept under a porch!
Now 18 months later - no markings for the controls. I can work the grill (from memory), but anyone else would be guessing. My older model had a thermometer on the hood. After 18 months it stopped working, when cold it reads 450, and starts going from up there when turned on. Thermometer temps are now off by 450 degrees.
April 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Me44 A very cool and reliable grill!!!
This Grill is exactly what i was looking for. It is easy to maintain, i like the pan where all the grill dirt falls in which is easy to clean. The heat gets spread great and is easy to control. This was the right choice for our purpose. Absolutley a recommendation from me! Well done!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wyomech2003 No flare-ups!!!
Since this grill was a Christmas gift, I couldn't take advantage of Home Depot's free assembly. My girlfriend loves to grill, and a new propane grill was on her gift wish list. Assembly was straight forward for anyone with a minimal tools and experience. We've used the grill for burgers, hot dogs, steak, and chicken and NO nasty flare-ups.
The electronic ignition module was cracked and broke along the threaded shaft that goes thru the side of the grill, but Char-Broil sent us a replacement within 7 days.
January 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by djmatera Thank You Home Depot
I can't truly rate the grill until my family and I use the grill in the spring time, but it made my dad (who has esophageal cancer) very happy - a great Christmas gift for him! Home Depot helped my brother and I make my father's Christmas truly special - they allowed us to bring the grill, boxed, home to wrap, and then bring it back for assembly.
Thank you so much!!
January 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jscsgrl DON'T ORDER ONLINE!!!
Mine arrive with a defective locking castor...I called Char-Broil and was assured one was to be sent. After waiting 2 weeks, I decided to continue with the assembly, only to discover that the burner box had several instances of paint chips and other paint flaws that were starting to rust. Char-Broil is sending a new burner box and locking castor (the latter not having been initially sent). Meanwhile, July is nearly over; I ordered the unit June 5th and was advised the replacement parts will arrive 4-6 weeks, which will be at the end of August or into September. I needed a BBQ for the summer, not the fall. At this point I regret not buying locally and receiving a previously assembled model which flaws would be evident before I took possession, or at least had to commit to buy.
When I receive the replacement parts and have it assembled I will reevaluate and may write another review, but at this point I'm frustrated and disappointed about my gas BBQ-less summer...(although, I've discovered the joys of charcoal!)
July 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SKNMABAW LOVE< LOVE< LOVE IT ........
I am so happy my husband talked me into buying this grill. I just love it.. No out of control flames and no burning. The new TRU-Infrared burner is great!!! The meat taste awesome and easy clean up. I can use the self cleaner or easily pull out the drip pan and clean myself... Did I mention all the grill area I have when I am cooking for my family of eight..
May 22, 2013