Model # 12601559

Internet #202018210

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

Discontinued Char-Broil

Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill in 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
  • Uses no exposed flames to help prevent 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)

Info & Guides

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Assembled Depth (in.)
25.2 in
Assembled Height (in.)
38.2 in
Assembled Width (in.)
24.4 in


Grill Color Family
Grill/Smoker Features
Grease Pan,Heat Thermometer,Warming Rack
Grill/Smoker Fuel Type
Outdoor Living Product Type
Electric Grill
Product Weight (lb.)
Wattage (watts)
1750 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this grill have a removeable catch pan?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. Easy to wash and clean.
Answered by: buckeyegirl
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is the cooking surface porcelain coated cast iron?

Asked by: Anonymous
Porcelain coated yes, cast iron no. It's common stamped sheet metal. An alloy yes, that can handle the heat without excessive distortion, but not to infinity. That metal is alloyed to not warp excessively, thereby not cracking off the porcelain. I could get it hot enough to shatter, but have better uses for my oxy-acet torch. The electric grill cannot get hot enough to harm the porcelain-clad alloyed stamped sheet metal.
Answered by: sheff
Date published: 2015-09-17

Did this grill (Charbroil Patio Bistro)take the place of the Patio Caddie CharBroil??

Asked by: Anonymous
You can go to the charbroil website to see if there is an answer to your question there.
Answered by: stevefromtheburbs
Date published: 2015-11-07

Is there a cover made to fit this BBQ?

Asked by: Anonymous
I would never have ordered my grill without a custom cover. It was $25.00, and worth every cent. You can throw a cheap tarp over it, and bungee-cord around the legs, but it will never fit right. If you want it to last 10 years and not rust out from condensation underneath, you must have a form-fitting cover.
Answered by: sheff
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill in Graphite is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 166.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great little grill except I really like this grill except: The heat: (1.) If you Open the hood the temp drops considerably. (2.) We had a previous model from Char-Broil that had another shelf below the burner with Bricketts on it. That really helped with heat loss. I was wondering if there was a something like that I could get for this model. (3.) You really shouldn't use an extension cord with this grill because a longer cord will affect the amperage which affects the maximum temp. (4.) You should plug this or any electric grill into a circuit that doesn't have much else plugged into it or you will trip circuit breakers. I have a dedicated circuit that only goes to the area of the grill.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This electric grill is a great size to have. This is a really great grill to have if you don't need a large propane gas grill. We have this on our deck and it is perfect. It is bigger than our last electric grill. I really like the warming shelf above. This came in handy when I grilled chicken on the grate, and the veggies were done. To keep them warm while the chicken finished, I just put the veggies on the skewer on the top and they stayed warm. I would recommend spraying the grate with non-stick cooking spray as suggested in the directions. I forgot to beforehand and the chicken did stick a bit at first. It also would have made it easier to clean afterwards. Definetly enjoying this electric, easy to use grill.
Date published: 2011-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great My apartment won't allow for charcoal or gas grills so I did a little research and purchased this grill. I put it together in a little less than 2 hours while watching college football. I had no problem with it, within 15 minutes it was completely heated up and cooked my steaks perfectly. As it says in the instructions keep the lid closed, after the first opening it lost around 100 degrees and after opening several more times stayed around 500. Leave on to help burn off the excess and then use a brass not steel brush to clean the grill. Besides that it gives directions on adding wood chips. So far this grill has worked out perfect for me since I am unable to use gas or coal.
Date published: 2010-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from If you can use a gas grill, you might pass on this one I bought this with high expectations based on the reviews. I found however that there are a few things that make this less than stellar. There is only a single circular electric coil that surrounds the bowl. It isn't alot of heat to cook such a large area. The coil is not fastened down on the part that doesn't come out of the grill placing excess wear on the coil mount. Also, to clean this, means you will have to work around the coil that is not attached very well and risk bending or breaking it off. The main complaint is that there isn't much heat for the decent sized grilling surface. If you open the cover, it takes a long time to recover. And you need to warm it up for about 20 minutes and leave it on for another 20 minutes to burn off some of the grease. I love the round design, space saving, and cool looking. But as far as effectiveness as a griller, I'd say this needs some big improvements to the amount of coil (heat) and the way the coil is simply dangling inside the bowl. This uses alot of electricity, similar to a hair dryer running at full it won't be friendly on the electric bill either.
Date published: 2013-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good for winter and weeknight cooking. This is our second Patio Electric Grill. This one heats more quickly and gets hotter than the first one. We use it two to three times a week and are very happy with it. The only thing I liked better about the first one was the actual grill. It was much easier to remove to clean since it was just a normal grill and had handles. This one is much different. It has very small spaces so it is quite difficult to clean. It is also hard to lift out and to replace. But, I will trade that for the even cooking. Just be prepared to smash your finger now and then. The temperature insert is much better made on this one. I hope that it will last a long time. We have had heat as high as 550 and do not even set it on 5. A Lawn and leaf bag covers it perfectly for storage. We cook steaks, tuna, salmon, shrimp and also grill vegetables. It has been great for all.
Date published: 2012-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even Better than Expected I ordered this grill for my Son-in-Laws return from Afghanistan. It is much more sturdy than my old electric charbroil. It looks good and it cooks good. Have grilled Steak and chicken breast so far this week and both were excellent. Also; it is easy to clean. So far; I am rating this product excellent.
Date published: 2013-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Electric Patio Bistro Grill Wow! We love this grill! My husband put it together, no missing parts, and fairly easy to assemble. It heats up quickly, cooks the food to perfection! First time out we grilled marinated pork chops, seasoned thickly sliced sweet and white potatoes,, onions. I rubbed seasoning and olive oil on the veggies. Cooked much quicker than we expected. Prior to first use, we followed directions and turned it on for 15 minutes, to cook off any oil during manufacturing. Had a gas grill, but the no fuss, and ease of this is great for our live style. Cleans up well too. Bravo Bistro!!
Date published: 2010-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! This grill is perfect for an apartment!! It heats up fast and you get actual grill marks on your meat. My parents surprised me with this as a gift and I love it!! So far I have cooked steaks and BBQ chicken wings both turned out amazingly well! I get to grill all summer!! My parents picked out the graphite gray for me and it's beautiful!! A nice gray and it matches everything on my patio.
Date published: 2011-06-02
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