Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 754
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TxGriller Great Grill For The Price
I picked this grill up yesterday at my local Home Depot. I took it home, seasoned the infrared pan per the directions for 15 minutes, then tossed on a few chicken breasts. It took a few minutes to get the temp adjusted but after that piece of cake. The infrared works great, despite what some reviewers said this grill gets plenty hot. I had both burners at 1/2 throttle, the grill heated up to 550 degrees and the chicken was 165 internal temp within 15 minutes. The most juicy chicken I have ever been able to cook on a grill! I will never go back to a conventional grill... the jury is still out on how easy it will be to keep clean.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sheryl Love, love, love it!!
I purchased this grill earlier this summer (2011) and I totally love it. Let's start with that "self-cleaning" feature. Do I need to say more? With my old grill, I used to have to schlep the grill into the house to soak and brush it down to get it clean, Now, presto....15 or 20 minutes at the cleaning setting, wait a bit for the cool-down, and brush aside the ashes. Who knew this was even possible?!!
I like everything about this grill, actually. It's easy to use, & maintains very even heat....I can place some items on the upper "shelf" and they will cook also. I need a grill that is user-friendly, and this fits the bill. Great value.
September 6, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by basicgriller Very nice grill
I have been keeping my eye on this grill for some time and when it went on sale I had to purchase. Down sized from a 5 burner which we only used 2-3 of the burners. This grill has a small footprint which is what we were looking for. Cooks the food evenly and quick. Clean up has not been a problem.
Only issue was we bought a already built one and the bottom of the grill has multiple scratches. I hope this does not cause rusting. We bought the grill at night and did not see these scratches to the next day.
May 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Barbara Love cooking on the grill...meats are very moist. Major downside are the poorly written directions for assembling it.
Would have given it 5 stars if it had been easier to assemble. In addition to the poor directions, screws were placed in positions where only someone with small hands could reach them. Drawings on the instructions were also not very helpful which left my husband very aggravated. Also thought that the grill had an automatic turn off after 15 mins. when on clean setting but that is not the case. Having cooked on regular grills x many years, this grill cooks food that is far more moist than any other grill that we have owned. Could not be more satisfied with the grilling. Directions for cooking on the grill plus tips on the Char-Broil website were great.
October 13, 2011
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 GrillBuyer Best Grill I've Owned
We were looking for a smaller grill so it didn't dominate our deck. Although it has a smaller footprint, it still has plenty of space.
The best thing about this grill is the even heating and lack of flare-ups. Previous grills I've owned had definite hot and not-so-hot spots, so the entire grill surface wasn't usable.
Steaks and burgers really taste better due to the way the meat is heated without overcooking. I wish I would have bought this much sooner.
I also saved money by buying it online and picking it up in the store and took advantage of their free assembly. It was ready pretty quickly.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sarah Juicy and Flavorful Meats
This grill is awesome!!! All of the meats my husband has grilled on it have been extremely juicy and flavorful. We even bought the rotisserie attachment, and the rotisserie chicken tasted better than I expected. My husband has cooked a ton on the grill including hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, barbecue shrimp, grilled chicken, corn on the cob,garlic cheese bread, beer brats, and rotisserie chicken. After you taste the food that comes off this grill, other grilled foods won't taste as good. Also, the cleaning feature works extremely well on the grill. After experiencing this grill, we won't buy a grill that isn't infrared.
September 6, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TangoDown This grill is great.
For Mothers day this year I was going to use my old grill, and wait for a big BBQ to use the Gourmet Tu-Infrared. When I couldn't use my old grill I immediately set up the Tu-Infrared. This grill did not disappoint. My burgers were evenly cooked and the ribs came out moist and juicy. The only reason that I did not give it five stars is the clean up. The heat plate that evenly distributes the heat gets really messy and clean up is a hassle. Either than that this grill saved Mothers Day 2015.
May 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oscarcat Good product for the money
I purchased and assembled two of these for my condo HOA receation area. Familiarize yourself with the parts and fasteners before you begin. There are a couple of screws holding the side tray that should be added after a previous step. I had to remove these then reinsert to use when attaching the side tray. Nothing major but will save time. Pay attention to the details on the casters as the ones in the rear have the lever to prevent rolling. Don't overtighten the plastic nut for the ignitor assembly. I added a label to remind me that the battery is inserted by unscrewing the round cap on the outside of the stand. Probably unnecessary for home use.Given my application I like the fact the grill surface is heavy porcelain and not chrome which will last longer.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kindness5 Grill much better than reviews
Since Home Depot was kind enough to assemble before we picked up, reading directions was not an issue. Our advice is to have it pre-assembled. It is small enough to easily fit into the back of a small pick-up truck (and maybe small enough for a SUV). Husband, and main cooker, is a real foodie and loves this grill. It is small enough to fit under a gazebo without taking up the whole space. And so far, we have grilled chicken, squash, burgers, and hot dogs---just to try it out. Fabulous taste. We also use metal skewers with a spiral cut for the all beef hot dogs (not included , but a great accessory). We have a much larger cooker/grill, but this size is just perfect for small family of three.
We have not had a problem in preheating the grill that was mentioned in earlier reviews. And clean up is a snap.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hbdawg Best grill I've owned
I had grown tired of having to deal with charcoal and lighter fluid and the clean up involved with other gas grills. This grill is a snap to clean and performs as advertised. Its easy to sear meats sealing in flavor and juice. It has performed well with chops, steaks, burgers, chicken and fish. I love it. However, I only recommend this grill purchased from Home Depot. The infrared grill at other stores is different in that they have holes in the tray which likely makes clean up difficult. This one does not have the holes and is the one that I recommend.
February 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chris 4 yrs life span - Max!
Very qualified "Yes" on recommendation.
I bought this grill about 4 years ago. Though covered and stored under a patio with roof, it has rusted and crumbled. At $200 on sale that works to about $50 per year which is what most seem to run. The $99-129 units last 2+ years and even the $1000 units don't make it much past 5-7 years without needing many replacement parts. For $50/year I got some very good grilling with high and even heat. This is a good size if cooking for 3-6 people.
April 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kermit Awesome Grill!
This is one of my BEST purchases for 2011 and my all time BEST grill purchase! The “no flare ups” alone is worth its weight in gold. But it does stop there. It gets so hot, so fast; it makes searing steaks perfectly a breeze. The food cooks very fast without burning. It also leaves great grill makes. Yeah, I know that is just for show, but still adds to the presentation of the food. I could only afford the two burner system at this time, but there is plenty of room to cook for a family of four on this grill. I have cooked brats, steaks, and hamburgers so far. Tomorrow I will cook chicken. Can’t wait! I would recommend the Infrared grill to anyone and everyone!
September 11, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Excellent Smaller Grill for daily grilling duties
I was skeptical about the "Tru-Infrared" technology when I bought the grill but after cooking nine burgers on it and all of them heated through even (no hot or cold spots on grill surface) I'd say that it is a great idea.
Bought the grill to use for daily, quick weekday meals where it isn't practical to fire up the charcoal for grilling. Works well and am happy with the clearance price. The metal pan makes cleaning up a breeze.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Faltered Great grill for the money
Sure, you can spend $500 or more on a fancy grill with side burners and gadgets, but let's be real- will you ever really USE them? I had a 4-burner CharBroil gas grill before this one and it was too much grill for me. Even after preheating for 15 minutes it would never get hotter than 300 degrees.
Yet in 5-10 minutes I can be over 500 degrees on this infrared grill. And when I put food on, you hear that great sizzle and KNOW you're grilling up something awesome.
It takes a few weeks to get adjusted to this different way of cooking. But I like the induction/infrared barrier and how hot the grill gets. The self-clean features is really nice, too. Assembly was a pain in the butt, I'll be honest. Hindsight- I'd spend the extra $50+ and have HD assemble and deliver for me.
I got this one on sale and am glad I did. It was worth the price and so far I'm using it more than my old grill.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigVotz I REALLY like this grill !!
I've used a gas start charcoal Weber grill for over 20 years, and still love it, but it was finally in need of some replacement parts, and I decided I wanted to go with a gas grill for ease, convenience, and to also downsize. But I didnt want the standard gas grill where gas was directly under food, and then I found this grill ! Gas heats up a full size pan that sits under grate so virtually no gas combustibles enter the meat, using an infrared process. The meat still has grill marks, no flameups, and really is juicier ! It is quite fast
and that is what you have to learn to adjust to. It heats up fast, cooks fast, and then cleans grates. It is a smaller overall grill than my 22" kettle, but almost as much cooking space on grates. Takes less space on my patio and looks good, too ! Don't forget the Char Broil cover, which "tops off" the look !
May 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bear Better Than Earlier Model
Just bought this one and it works great. Had the previously model for the last few years and it worked good, too; only this one is definitely an upgrade. To wit: better dials, better grates and overall cooking surfaces and a much better catch pan, i.e. much easier to clean and maintain. What great about this grill is that it heats great and the wind does not effect the flame or puts it out, and with only two burners it is very efficient - a bottle of propane lasts a long time and we BBQ a lot. But we careful and get the newer version that HD sells and not the one sold by their major competitor - they are still selling the old version and both stores sell them for the same price.
April 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by cincinnana BUYER BEWARE !!!
I have owned this grill for 18 months .
This grill will work well at first.
At 9 months the silkscreened grill instructions flaked off the front of the grill.
At 14 months the trough in the fire box showed signs of rust .
The trough is said to be High Quality-High Temperature steel.
At 18 months total perforation of the trough.
I am not a power griller,I have only used 2 propane refills.
The grill is kept in an enclosed area and not exposed to the elements.
The trough is not in warranty .
The repair of my NEW GRILL is 55 $.
As a consumer this is an outrage.
Vote with your money on another brand.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!
July 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by charlito its falling apart!
its not sturdy and after a year and half its is not holding well. every time i use it i am afraid its going to fall and hurt anyone!. As far as the heat goes it was amazing for a while but now it takes forever to warm up and the knobs are hard to turn not only that letters have fade and i can no longer tell wheater we are searing or cleaning only beacuse i remember where it was. it has lots of builtup inside and it is impossible to clean. It seems as we buy something now for a year and then is time to trash it. good for the time it last. this is our second grill in three years. we even have it in a cover patio and with a grill cover and its still deteriorating fast.
February 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cliff Amazing value with amazing performance
I got tired of spending $600 every 5-7 years because my burners and lighter went out. I bought this thinking I could buy a new one instead of buying parts to fix it. What a grill - the first thing I cooked was a burger: I overcooked it because it felt soft but it was actually cooked through. It felt raw because it was so juicy. Cooked through it was better than my best burger on my Weber. I was so encouraged the next thing I cooked was a 12lb Turkey. 3.5 hours later the best Turkey I ever had. This is truly a breakthrough product at an amazing price. Buy it!
December 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tazzz Bbq review
I purchased this bbq in a box. was able to put it together in less than an hour. only bummer is that it must have dropped at some point. The main lid was bent on both sides with a little work i was able straighten it out not perfect but completely functional. I really like the radiant heat tray eliminates flare ups and burning.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kamperboy cant wait to grill
This is our second tru-infared grill. The first, a 3 burner, purchased at HD about 5 years ago, is still going strong, used at our summer home. We purchased this one for our primary residence, to replace a weber gold grill. We have never had a bad meal from this grill series, from steaks, to fish, to vegetables. Assembly took about 2 hours, all parts were there. Fit and finish was great.
May 6, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Cheap decals
My grill is just under two years old. I've never used anything other than mild dish soap to clean the outside of the grill and it is stored year round in a covered porch area so it doesn't get wet. I went out to grill for the first time this spring and found almost all the decals completely flaked off. I contacted Charbroil to get new decals. They could only sell me a new fascia with the decals on it. They were polite but of no help for a solution. Thankfully I remember what the knob positons are. Otherwise I'd have to guess. I guess I'll be getting out the engraver to mark the knob positions. Thanks Home Depot and Charbroil. I guess $300 wasn't enough to buy quality.
March 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Perfect Grill for the Money
We bought this grill as it was on sale plus with it we were able to get a propane tank refill for free. We have had it for 3 weeks and used it 2-3 times a week. Have not had any issues with the grill getting hot. It works great cooks evenly and starts right away. We went with Char-Broil because the ease of replacing parts when the time comes. We bought it assembled from Home Depot and cooked on it the same night.
May 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BenW Great grill
I purchased just over a year ago. Very happy with this grill and performance. Never have had issues with temp. control like other reviewers have mentioned. Only downsides for me at this point are: 1) I have doubt the grill plates will hold up for another year or two (drying out and flaking off), 2) the stainless steel portions on outside get stained and look worn easily.
Bottom line, I would purchase this grill again. Very good value and size.
April 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Smoker Sweet smoker
On sale, flick of a switch and it was on. Downside, directions are a bit fuzzy so you need to feel your way through assembly a bit. FYI, make sure the magnet on the left panel is facing forward in conjunction with the hole on the bottom right of the base (for the door hinge). So far, knock on wood, I'm pleased with the purchase and function. Right now I'm headed out the door to grab two fresh steaks. Enjoy
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cricket This is an excellent grill
I read a lot of reviews on this grill before purchasing it. We love it. We needed a small er grill for our deck. Even though it's smaller than the previous grill it will cook plenty of food when we have company. It cooks the food perfectly. We have used it several times and everything has been great. The store offered free assembly which we took advantage of.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ronbb tender chicken / no flare ups / shortcomings manageable
Believe the reviews on how great this grill cooks . The shortcomings can be remedied. First buy a replacement aftermarket stainless steel trough. Second, rollup a sheet of aluminum foil and block half of the rear vent. Finally, spray the front decals with very high temperature clear silicon / ceramic spray so the decals won't wear off. (Typically used for auto exhausts). The result is heavenly. No rust, quick heat up and can see where to.point the gas adjustment knob. The money saved by not burning food is well worth the cost of a tune up ! I'm taking care of my grill and have no plans to replace it.
January 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by my2citygirls Less Flare Ups
I was a little unsure after reading some of the negative reviews, but so far this grill is vast improvement over my last grill. I did have a flare up, but I think it was because I seasoned the grill too much. I like the tray in the bottom. It makes cleanup a lot easier. I also like that the tank in enclosed in a cabinet.
May 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick Really Good Design Perfect for two People
The grill was perfect for the two of us. It was made with good quality cast metal grills with a porcelain coating for easy cleaning. We also like the easy instructions as to grill and seer the kinds of meat or poultry. I also liked the new feature that totally separates the burners from the grill area so they stay clean. Someone was really thinking when they did this design.
May 13, 2015