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Char-Broil Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill in Chocolate Graphite

Discontinued Char-Broil

Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill in Chocolate Graphite

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Product Overview

The Char-Broil Patio Bistro Electric Grill features a compact size that is ideal for apartments, condominiums and patios. This electric grill offers an infrared cooking system that helps lock in flavor and moisture for great-tasting food. It provides a cooking surface of 320 sq. in. and can be conveniently stored when not in use.

  • 320 sq. in. porcelain-coated cooking surface offers space for cooking many of your favorite foods
  • 1,750-Watts of cooking power, plugs into any standard 120-Volt outlet
  • Electric infrared cooking system sears in flavor to help keep foods moist and juicy
  • Stainless steel premium cooking grate and temperature gauge
  • Cool touch handle and hinged lid for no-hassle access to your foods
  • Infrared cooking system prevents flare ups
  • Compact design for convenient storage
  • Chrome towel and accessory bar
  • Easy-access grease cup
  • Durable wheels for easy transport
  • Perfect for small outdoor areas
  • Thermostat control should be unplugged from unit and stored indoors when not in use
  • Assembly required
  • Protect your investment with a grill cover (sold separately)

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can Home Depot assemble this grill for me

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, they will, but it will be an added cost. DO IT though! I didn't and now have a very unstable grill.
Answered by: Tode
Date published: 2015-11-08


Asked by: Anonymous
yes, of course. I have used 3 different types/aromas and has worked out very well.
Answered by: AMMI
Date published: 2015-09-20

Where can I purchase a new burner? What is the cost? My burner burned out in about six months!

Asked by: Anonymous
I don't have an answer, but should it not be covered by warranty?
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-08

How can I operate the grill more than 5 feet from my power source

Asked by: Anonymous
Heavy duty extension cord. Check product book for details
Answered by: Sandradee
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill in Chocolate Graphite is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 52.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product improvement with simple fix. Pre-heat? The bottom is shaped like a giant funnel, creating a large volume updraft of cold air. Your similarly functioning kitchen oven has no such feature. By placing an inverted small stainless steel mixing bowl over the orifice, pre-heat times are cut from 25-30 minutes to less than 10 minutes ... 550 degrees is easy to reach & maintain. Excess liquid fat will continue to drain as originally designed. Might consider drilling holes for a small drain cover as a permanent fix. The top lid hinge is poorly designed ... have fix and will report. Basically, replace existing bolts with one with double nuts to provide a proper hinging mechanism
Date published: 2013-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Electric Grill You can't compare electric grills to propane or charcoal grills. I guess you can but you will be disapointed. This is my second round of Charbroil Electric grills. We are empty nesters so a small grill fits our needs. I also like the conviniance of just plugging it in to my patio outlet. You have to know that electric grills don't maintain high heat. This is not like a gas grill that you can get to 450 degrees and maintain that temp. The key is to pre heat electric grills and let them get above the temp you are looking for. When you open the lid you have to be quick. You have to leave you food alone with the lid closed.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was awful purchase, threw away after about 3 times using it This was a huge waste of money.....never got hot enough to be useful, and frankly a total waste of money. After a couple of tries, I just trashed it and chalked it up to life experience.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it is what it is I'm pretty much a die-hard charcoal guy here. But, new apartment in city with wooden deck & city codes (no open flame) prohibit anything but electric grills in my situation. Did some research, this one sounded like it had best features so figured, "what the heck, a guy's gotta grill...". So far, so good; I've grilled some sausage, some burgers & some salmon. Again, it's NOT like cooking over the tried & true charcoal that I learned to grill over & love, but it works. Instruction manual says to pre-heat & they're not kidding. If this were "Try if Before you Buy it", I'd say, "Buy it (if you have to have electric)!" Cheers!
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm falling out of love with Charcoal!! I am a die hard charcoal guy! But living in Florida I was sick of fighting with mosquitoes cooking in the later evening, so I decided to buy a grill for my Lanai. I was going to go with a small gas grill which wasn't the best idea for a lanai, I then ran across the Charbroil Patio Bistro, I was hesitant to buy it just because It would be more like cooking in an oven. But once I got it home, and fumbled putting it together, it has become my favorite, so easy to use, plug it up and turn it on, it preheats quickly to me, that's usually when I am preparing my meats anyway. I have cooked steaks, burgers, chicken, fish, potatoes, hot dogs, even slow cooked ribs! It all was juicy, fully cooked, delicious!! Very little smoke to deal with, and clean up is easy. I may not even use my charcoal grill the rest of this year!
Date published: 2013-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well grills great & temp gauge is okay. Everything cooked was excellent. No damage to box or anything upon receiving item. Went together with no problem & no missing parts.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for apartment life and just a great product So easy to use and does a fantastic job. I love to grilll and when I moved into an apartment, the patio was tiny and no charcoal allowed. I heard about the grill from a co-worker and wow, it really is impressive. Plug it in, wait a few minutes and you are ready to go. Leaves grill marks, easy to clean and all around a great grill.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I hoped for The Grill was really easy to assemble, and preformed as expected.
Date published: 2014-12-16
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