Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 754
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CINCINNANA Buyer Beware!!
I purchased this model 18 months ago.
In the first 8 months the silkscreened words and operating instructions flaked off the front of the grill.
At 14 months the trough in the firebox started to rust,mind you it is said to be high temperature-high quality metal.
At 18 months total perforation of the trough.It is not covered by the warranty .
I'm not a power griller and have only used 2 tanks of propane.
This grill is kept in an enclosed area out of the elements .
I follow all Char-Broil instructions.
Your grill work good at first.
Cost for first repair 55$ .
This is just the start!
-YOU HAVE -BEEN WARNED!!
July 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dee23525 We Love our grill. Second Season with it.
As I can remember it was easy to put together, took 2 people for ease. I was concerned when I read some reviews about it being hard to keep the holes clean and get an even cook. We haven't found to have any problems but we do give some effort to maintain and check the grills. We use a lot of dry rubs on our meat and add wood chips for more flavor. When we do use a wet sauce we do a 10 min burn off after and check the grill holes BEFORE we turn it on the next time. We find it's nice to take them out once every 3 to 4 uses (takes a couple minutes but insures an even cook) and scrub the holes with a small wire brush. The push button electric start hasn't gone out which was what I was expecting, which is nice. We love our grill and find ourselves cooking with wood chips instead of using our smoker most of the time. Also we keep it outside with a cover and it still looks new.
April 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bradson88 infrared 2- burner propane grill
I am really enjoying my infrared propane grill! I 've grilled from burgers to chicken to injected pork tenderloin, all have turned out awesome and no flare up.
Assembly was relatively easy. The instructions were easy to understand which was a plus. I also purchased the cover made for the grill so I can grill all winter while not having to worry about the elements. Another plus to the grill was I purchased it on-line and saved $20.00.
The grill is light enough to roll easily on my deck right to my patio door.
For my grilling needs I give this grill 5 stars.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by murphinnc bought as second grill
I bought this on promo because I had been thinking about getting a small gas grill to supplement my wood pellet grill/smoker. I wanted something that would get hotter faster for doing steaks, tuna and the quick burger or hot dog. They've taken the flare ups out of the equation with the pan underneath. I haven't tried smoking or slow cooking with it and probably won't. Nice size for us and I'm very happy with it.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hugh I've had it for 2 months and I'm happy with my purchase.
I was looking for a reasonable quality, simple, medium size grill with good burner control and that's what I've found with this Char-Broil grill. I wasn't familiar with "infrared" grills, but I am sold on the method now. This grill cooks more quickly, and evenly than other grills I've owned and locks in the juices just as advertised.
I'm not giving it 5 stars because the cabinet the grill sits on is a little flimsy and the door scrapes when you open and close it. It's not a huge negative as I only open the door to change the tank and the the grill just sits on our deck, it doesn't get moved around a lot.
June 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigD Just bought the grill
We just bought the grill and it was reasonably priced. We really like the smaller size and fits our family style just fine. Only issue is the cooking time for food items. Seems like it takes forever to cook the food.
I was just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same issue?
Other than that it is a great product and we look forward to grilling this summer.
April 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Tru-infared is great
this is the best gas grill I have ever used .It takes a little longer to warm up but it cooks a little faster. I was going to buy a better quality grill for $450 but I wanted to try the tru-infrared and am glad I did it is so much easer to grill with no flare-ups. I don't think this grill will last forever but it was only $200.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Great for juicy steaks
So far we have only used the grill twice. Both times we made strip steaks and both times they were very juicy. Cooking time is reduced so keep careful watch until you've figured out how long things take. We also did marinated vegetables that turned out very well, and without flareups. As a bonus we chose the free assembly and that worked out well.
April 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Victor Absolute PAIN in putting together.
Don't get me wrong it's a good enough bbq for its price but the biggest problem is putting it together..small random screws and nuts in places where you can reach your hands into..better off getting them to fix it for you rather than wasting 4 hours of your life putting it together..ESP if you have broad or thick hands!..I guess now I understand why it's cheap because the pain of putting it together is now my problem..!! Won't be recommending to family guys with toddlers to take care of..maybe Uni kids with money to spare
December 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Best Grill EVER !!
I picked this up already assembled. I used it for the first time last night and what a difference this makes from the "standard" grills ! It was easy to start and work with. The grill heated up quickly and has multiple settings for separate types of grilling. Outstanding grill !!
May 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sgtmaj Good purchase
We took advantage of the free assembly option for the grill and picked it up ready to use. Quality is good for the money spent. In our climate and with the use we put it to, we have found we have to replace a grill about every two years so this is well worth the money and will meet our expectations.
May 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by louis49 grills quick
purchased this grill about two weeks ago. grill heats to 600 degrees quickly. steaks cam out great. hamburgers , though, need to be grilled at about 250-300 degrees. first time i grilled hamburgers preheated the grill to 600 degrees and there was massive flareups. worse than my old grill. i then tried the hamburgers at the lower temp and no flareups at all land the hamburgers cooked fast. i learned that if the food you are cooking is fatty, just drop the temp down and no flareups occur. this grill does what charbroil advertises. the only fault i see with this grill, is the construction. the metal that the grill is constructed with, (cover and grill base) is a little flimsy.
January 9, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Canadian Completely satisfied with gas grill.
This is the best propane grill that I ever owned. The cooking is actually great with no flareups and burnt food. I own two of these models at my home and cottage in Canada and one at my winter home in Florida. Cleaning is easy. I highly recommend this grill.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shane Fantastic
This is the best grill I've ever seen.
It has a cast iron tub that goes between the flame element and the grill rack. So the flames never touch your food and disperse the heat evenly so there are no hot spots.
Better yet, unlike other grills that have perforated plates between the flames and grill, this one is solid. So the juices don't seep down through the perforations, making clean up super simple. Just scrape and wipe out the tub after grilling and you're done. The flame elements never get messy at all!
Even better, because the tub is solid, you can also put wood chips in it, allowing you to smoke your meat while you grill it! And again, because the tub is solid, no wood chips fall through or get stuck. It's so easy.
I haven't found any other grill that lets me smoke & grill, and have such easy clean up as this one. I don't know why every grill doesn't copy this design. It's perfect.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cook Nice little gril !
Great for two people, bought it on sale for $199.00 (assembled) You need to read the instructions! The TRU-INFRARED cooks differently than your old Weber. Once you get the hang of it you will be happy with how fast it cooks and how moist everything stays.
May 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ladyred Plan a day to put together
Just a word of caution, if you buy one of these to assemble be sure you plan at least a day to put together. The manual & directions that came with the grill were not even understandable. It took my boyfriend and his father 5 hours to put together. What a joke! Great deal and hopefully it will cook our food really well for the amount of time spent putting it together!
April 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lovehate great cooking tool that won't hold up
The theory behind this grill makes it the best gas grill I have ever used. As good as charcoal with a lot less trouble. It's weakness is the drip pan which also serves as the source for infrared heat If you use the grill 2 or 3 times a week, you can expect the drip pan to rust through within 6 months. Try to find a replacement. Home Depot certainly won't have it. Find it on this web site. Good luck. If you can find one I expect it will be costly. Manufacturer should have thought of this and made it out of something more dependable. Without a renewable source for drip pans, this unit won't last very long.
April 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happycooker Very Good Grill
I read some of review before purchasing this grill but I have not seen the uneven cooking issue. I think the key is letting get to temperature first. I was a little hesitant at first because the unit only had two burners but I was surprised it works very well
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LuisV Great grill
The infrared feature is awesome, you will not have flames all over your food. It heats up as fast as my old grill, it is easier to clean since you can remove the infrared pan to remove all the junk that falls through the grates. It has been only 3 months but the construction seems to be as good as the others.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1727 Buy this grill
Purchased the grill assembled so can't comment on that but as far as performance I love this grill. Being able to slow cook without the fear of flame ups is awesome. Cooking low and slow has never been easier.
May 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joblackie Acceptable product
This grill is a compact unit. It is sturdy. The grill requires a lot of preheat/cleaning prior to and after each use. I am not sure if I see any difference between the infrared technology and other grills I have owned in the past.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gator Best grill ever
Purchased assembled at the store and used it that night. Best burgers and steaks ever, very moist and great flavor. Read the instructions because it is a different system. Very easy to use and looks great. Cabinet and grates are very high quality.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rudydog Does excellent cooking of meals
I had read several reveiws on this BBQ and had wondered if it was right for me. (long warm-up time, bottom sheild burns out, etc.) I have found that this product doesn't take any longer than my previous BBQ and if you read the owners manuel it tells you to season your parts just like you would an cast iron pan.
I am very pleased with this product and am amazed with how great my food taste (very moist and tender) with infrared cooking. No longer having to turn off a burner to cook food over. Also have been using wood chips more now that I don't have to fix a chip pan, just drop chips onto bottom pan for that great wood flavoring.
I would highly recomend this product to all my freinds.
May 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ss1973 Great Purchase
It's just my wife and I and I didn't need a large grill anymore. This grill has been the perfect size for two people. It was easy to assemble and has worked great plus I got it on sale. I would recommend this grill.
May 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MissFixIt Christmas Present
I bought this as a Christmas present and made sure I got one that wasn't already put together. For the most part it was easy to put together except for where I was screwing chrome to chrome. It was difficult to use a regular screw driver and the short screw driver limited the torque needed to screw in the screws. However, with some effort I got the screws in. Its simple for my daughter to use and the configuration reassures me that she wont burn herself lighting it.
February 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nick Excellent Grill
I would have given this grill a 5 star rating if it was a little easier to fine tune the temperature.
It's an excellent grill and I really like it. I bought another one for my mom for mother's day.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scorpio43 A really great grill
Pretty much as advertised. No direct flame on food. Instead it heats a pan that in turn radiates the heat at a very constant rate. Food comes moist and perfectly done working more like an oven but the feel of a grill. Can get the burn marks but not the overly burnt result that can happen on a regular grill. Can add wood chips for smoke flavor as well. It is important to read the directions first as it cooks much faster than a regular grill and picking/getting experience with a temperature range and exact time is key to absolute success. Cleans up very easily and so far never any gunk on the actual burners... just minimal on the pan and grates. From what I can tell so far, good idea to protect the internals with a coat of oil (peanut type) on each use. I used to love cooking in flame but don't need to with this unit as the final product has been excellent. Need to get used to waiting 10-15 minutes for grill to heat up but that's a mindset, not a real need. I would say gas usage is equal or better than a regular grill.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tmcconnell Great Grill for the Money!
Love this grill. Wish I had gotten an infrared gill sooner. Cooks in half the time of regular gas grills, heats up quickly, and food is so juicy!
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vta3 Great addition to our patio
Perfect for grilling for 2-4. It heats up fast and does a great job.
May 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1218 great grill
Had a weber before that rusted away ,expensive parts. Saw this on sale. small but grills great. There are NO flare ups. Easy clean ups on it. Got it two months So far love it, instant lite up! I recommend this product
May 19, 2015