Model # 12601578

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Char-Broil Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill in Salsa Red
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Discontinued Char-Broil

Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill in Salsa Red

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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)

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Does it come with a rain cover?

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June 28, 2013
One comment said it came with a rain cover, another person said they had to buy one. Whis is true?
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Tampa, Florida
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July 28, 2014
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Need to purchase separately. Not always in stock.
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June 10, 2014
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it does not come with a rain cover
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June 3, 2014
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Mine did not have a cover in the box. Purchased in May 2014.
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Gardner, KS, USA
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September 19, 2013
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Maybe some Dealers throw one in on the sale but I bought my Patio Bistro at Home Depot and had to purchase the cover separately.
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Southeast Michigan
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June 29, 2013
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We purchased the cover separately...actually pretty nice. Both the barbeque and the cover are cosmetically pleasing.
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The Patio Bistro TRU-Infrared Electric Grill does not come with a grill cover. A grill cover must be purchased separately. The Patio Bistro Custom Cover is Model # 3486603. Follow this link for more information... http://www.charbroil.com/grilling-smoking-accessories/grill-covers/custom-covers/patio-bistro-custom-grill-cover-3486603.html
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if you put wood chips on the grill does the smoke from them permeate your food for the taste?

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July 25, 2014
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Yes and you don't need to wet them. Just put a small handful at the back of the grill.
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Wood chips can definitely be used with this Patio Bistro. Wood chips are easy to use and provide a delicious flavor.
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Where can I find cooking accessories for the Patio Bistro Grill?

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July 15, 2014
I would like to purchase grilling accessories at Home Depot for instance grill pans, toppers, woodchip box etc...
Where can I find similar items?
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There are tons of accessories available for the Patio Bistro at the Char-Broil and Home Depot websites. Please take a look at the hickory wood chips (2784761), the cast iron smoker box (8184804P) and the Patio Bistro Pizza Stone (5956435).
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wHY WAS THE RED CHAR-BROIL PATIO BISTRO INFRARED BEING DISCONTINUED

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I believe, we should have more of this model available. Please contact us at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 137 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't WASTE your hard earned money Purchased 10/2012. Manufacture recommends many things to prolong the life of your grill, proper maintenance and storage is suggested. I used the product as recommended, maintained it. When not in use the grill was stored in a storage closet and controller separately indoors. From the very beginning the temperature gauge said the grill was 450+ when only set to level 1. It was very unreliable, I did contact Char-Broil, unsuccessfully. I primarily relied on a meat thermometer. After two years exactly both the controller and element went completely out, initially tripping a breaker in the house. I pulled the grill apart, both cracks in the element lines and a melted hole in the prong of the controller. You will see a response to any online review from Char-Broil requesting to be contacted with such issues because they "value you as a customer". I did, as a courtesy- I started a case with Char-Broil prior to submitting any online reviews on the product. I was told by the first representative that the grill and components there of only have a life expectancy of 2 years, and that a customer should expect to have to replace the element and other parts at that point. The element is $49.95 and the controller is $49.95 + shipping (because no stores, such as Lowes sell such parts in store) total $113. The original purchase of the grill was $182.94. That's over 60% of the original and current retail value of the grill just two years after purchase. You do the math on whether that's a quality product for the price. Char-Broil offered a 35% discount in the needed parts, as a courtesy. As one who relies on reviews for nearly every purchase I make- I hope others find my experience with this product and company alike helpful when making a decision to invest in the Char-Broil Bistro Patio Grill This review was based on Model # 12601578 December 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Choice for Small Spaces Very nice grill, though have not yet used, but the value seems good, and it's certainly attractive. Shipping was included, and am very happy with this purchase May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Better than a gas grill! I put most of this grill together before my fiance even got home from work! Very easy. My fiance loves to cook on this and always says how he prefers this over a gas grill. June 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor product, I should have researched. This grill is small and just the right size for one or two people. The color and look is cute, however cleaning is a chore. It has to be dismantled every time you use it. It's built rather flimsy, just one solid ring that produces the heat. If you can't have a gas grill I guess this would be your next choice. I would rather use a indoor grill, I have one and it's easier to clean than this one. In fact I've used a George Foreman grill since I bought this one because of the easier cleaning. It as good as the Bistro and the difference in the taste is negligable. The gas one might be good, but I could not recomend this electric grill. July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very happy All of our life we have wrestled with propane grills. The wife and I got to talking about buying a electric grill, and decided on this one. We purchased this grill and could not have been happier. Why did we wait so long?! This grill is compact, it's light, and easy to put together. This unit fits on our deck which is small and we have a retractable awning over the deck... the heat does not affect our roll up awning while cooking under it. Keep in mind It's just the 2 of us and don't barbeque every day. Even with smaller propane grills, we could never barbeque on the deck...until now. I believe we hit a home run with this. June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Barbecue Having condo restrictions on open flame barbecues made an electric barbecue my only choice. Have used it 3 times and am quite pleased with the results. Very good quality barbecue that was easy to assemble. The small footprint makes it ideal for a small balcony or patio. The barbecue arrived and had a chip on the porcelain grate. I called Home Depot customer service and had a replacement witin a week. This was my first online purchase from Home Depot and I could not be more pleased. Their huge online product selection, free shipping offer and fantastic customer service will have me coming back. July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Completely Satisfied I was real hesitant about buying an "electric" grill - having been a wood/charcoal cooker all my life - but this unit is incredible. Had to do electric because of condo rules, and I'm completely satisfied. The key is to cook on high at first to sear, then turn it down and let the infrared do it's magic. Let it fully heat-up (which takes about 15 minutes), then you're good to go. The cooking time, after searing, is much less than you might expect, so you can over cook real quick if you're not paying attention. The unit delivers great grill flavor and I highly recommend it for anyone who has to use or wants to use an electric grill. After the first month of use and much to my surprise, I am completely satisfied. July 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 500 degrees??? I dont think so I cant even understand where they can advertise that the temp. can reach 500 degrees. We turned it on for almost a half hr and it barely was over 325 degrees (and this was in the 100 degree Nevada weather) . All in all though. for our use, still glad we purchased it. My home seems to hold the cooking odors, so using the electric grill on the patio is convenient and easy. Just have to plan ahead for pre heating. Havent used it in the Nevada winter yet, so hopefully it can still reach the 325 degree temp. August 5, 2014
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