Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 808
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cjqix Great grill, better than expected
There were none left when we went to purchase so we bought the floor model which was fine as we didn't have to assemble it. This grill has a curved metal shield which converts the flame to radiant heat which cooks without direct flame. What we have cooked so far (steaks, burgers, veggie kabobs) have never been juicer, and no flame burns! a huge plus.
I looked into it, and if you want there are grates right there in the grill parts aisle that you can put in place of the heat shield and use it like a conventional grill but after using the grill I no longer see any need to do that unless you are a die-hard flame fan.
One of the main reasons for buying this grill is its smaller size, which fit our patio.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kmartin TRU-Infrared is TRULY Outstanding!
I grilled a standing rib roast on this grill for Christmas and it was stellar! Since then, everything from full pork loins to whole chickens and this grill has made them turn out fabulous. The ability to not have the flames come up to char the meat is also wonderful. Even heat distribution is also key. I recommend this grill to everyone. It is definitely great value for the money.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tvf2k Maybe one of the best birthday gifts I ever gave....
So I got one of these for my girl for her birthday (she's a self-proclaimed 'patio girl) so she could make use of the Minnesota summer. She has a limited patio area, so this grill works GREAT! It has the fold-out shelves to allow for extra space while cooking (not cooking space, per se, but a place to put a platter or pair of tongs while you have food on the cooking surface) plus the actual 'footprint' is perfect for a small area.
The cooking is very adaptable with it's different levels of heat applied (settings like 'Sear' and 'Grill' instead of High/Low) and, most importantly, it's very EVEN. To me, the true test of an ability to cook evenly is a chicken breast. Without much fat on it, one can dry out a chicken breast really easily. This grill makes it very user-friendly and simple to sear the outside (locking in more moisture), get a nice flavor and crust on the outside, and cook the inside to a safe temperature without drying it out. The cover has a built in thermometer to help with cook control and easy monitoring.
Another fabulous feature is how easy this grill is too clean - - just put the 'Clean' setting on, let it heat up, and brush off the excess! You can lift the pan right out and wipe it out/empty it.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bannerdave Best Grill Ever!
I am always a person who like to try new technology so when I saw the Char-Broil Tru-In fared grill I was curious. I purchased it and did my first grilling as I would any other grill and it didn't work so well, BUT WAIT... I never read the directions.... I told my nephew what I bought and he said I wasn't going to like it so I figured after I try it I will be the guy who decides, I try it and as I said it didn't work well, I saw my brother the next day and told him about it and he said he has one and it works great, READ THE DIRECTIONS, so I read the directions, WOW what a difference. The food cooks perfect, it's juicier, cooked even and faster. Plus there is a pan that catches all the debris and you clean it out with ease, and all the burner elements don't get ruined with , BBQ sauces , fats and pieces of meat. The key is to heat it up, I put a spay oil on grates , singe the meat, then cook it..perfect every time for mouthwatering meats and Veggies. Here is a few photos , not my best work but an after work quickie just to show you.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MKozelka Mr
Bought this grill for the "infra-red grilling" feature to avoid flare-ups that burned the food. Got the smaller version to take up less space on the deck. Side shelves fold down. Works as advertised - the "pan" covers all the burners, so nothing gets on them. The "pan" gets very hot so you still have the grilled flavor. Easy to clean. Plenty of room - see the pic: 5 chicken quarters, 4 potatoes and ears of corn. mmmmm
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staniel Don't believe the bad reviews
Don't get me wrong this does take some practice but once you get it down you'll be grilling like a pro. Unlike your standard propane grill the burners are shielded with a concave drip pan so there is no direct flame to grill surface contact. It does take some time to heat up in order to get a good sear marks but it's worth the extra 5 mins. No more over done steaks or poultry, just perfectly done the way you want them.
PS other stores sell this specific model but Home Depot is the only place that sells this newer version. The other version has temp gages above the turn knobs which are ineffective and a different "harder" to clean grill surface, don't buy that one.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1newgrillowner Best Dad present ever!
So I got the grill for my dad, who wanted an infrared grill because he heard good things about it. And now he can't imagine grill life without it. It uses gas so you "taste the meat not the heat" and makes those nice grill marks that he tried to get with the other grill. Home Depot was also really helpful because they assembled for us. My dad is a cook not an engineer. And at first we thought it would be difficult to clean because I heard from a co-worker who does have one that his is difficult to clean. But all my we do is burn off the grit and it's good to go again.
April 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rjdavies Bad Design, Rusts Out
I've used this grill for two summers, just getting started on my third. The trough, firebox, and burners are all completely rusted through. I've used the cover that came with the grill, so moisture from external sources is not the issue. The issue is the design of the grill, which puts the burner too close to the trough. The trough, firebox, and burner can't withstand the heat trapped in such a small space, and they all begin to fail. Once the trough has holes in it, the grill can't produce enough heat to cook food. Check other on other websites. There are countless cases of failure since the launch of this product. Do yourself a favor, and stay away from the infrared grills. They cook great for a while, but don't last. Warranty is only two years.Replacement of all of these components through Char Broil is about $160.00.
May 17, 2013