Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 848
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mageon stainless steel infrared emitter will rust
This is the 3rd year owning this grill. It cooks great, BUT plan on spending about $60 a year on replacing the stainless steel infrared emitter. This is with seasoning the stainless steel infrared emitter before use.
Expect is to rust even faster if you don't season it and clean it after every use. The emitter will rust completely through and fall apart,
April 12, 2015
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by af38710 Check Quality on Free Assembly
Unfortunately, I have not had the pleasure of using my new grill yet so I cannot comment on the quality of the product at this time. The subject of this review is the free assembly, or at least partial assembly. Only after I drove it home and unloaded it did I realize the 2 vanity panels on either side of the burner control panel were only being held on by 1 screw (total of 6 screws missing). After further inspection, I found scratches on the interior of the grill area due to the warming rack being improperly installed as well as the ignition module just dangling underneath. I am overall very disappointed with this free service not only because it is now going to require much more of my time to resolve, but because it is evident there is no supervision or quality check during or after assembly. So for those wishing to take advantage of this free service for any item, I would recommend a full inspection prior to taking the product home.
April 19, 2015
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 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fweet This is not a BBQ grill.
The Tru-Infrared propane gas grill I purchased is not any good for grilling. Foods don't cook properly, they take longer than even plain old charcoal to cook things and are only good at being an oven to cook in outdoors. Do not buy.
April 10, 2015
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