Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 32
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Waleygator1 Unsatisfied, except propane works well
I purchased my Big Red from HD late summer 2011 with the intent on transferring it to natural gas (NG) in the summer of 2012. I obtained the conversion kit from HD and followed all of the directions, but after hooking up to NG I could only get up to 250 degrees. After numerous calls to Charbroil they finally said “some models switch to NG and some don’t.” Apparently mine doesn’t . . . I’ve switched back to propane and the grill is working just fine & I’ve gone and bought a back-up propane tank. Even though Charbroil and Home Depot advertise that this grill will run on natural gas – well yes it can, but only if you want to slow cook something at less than 250 degrees F!
October 22, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Beinghonest123 Not the quality I expected
I have a this new model AND also a 10 year version of the Professional. Overall, you can tell this design was made for profits, not durational quality. The older model is very high quality stainless, no the paper thin version found on thsi RED model. (Maybe this is why the picture is so small on the Home Depot site).
Stainless is thin as paper and will rust quickly. The heat spreader that covers the burners is a very poor design as this component is NOT made of stainless, thus will rust quickly and is not covered by the warranty.
Cooking: it's a great grill for cooking!
Summary: It's just too bad this model wasn't designed to last!
Design = GOOD,
September 6, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TPatrick Char-Broil Red Infrared Stainless Gas Grill
I have owned this grill for about 3 weeks. It was easy to assemble right out of the box. So far, I have rotisseried a chicken using mesquite chips for smoke and I have cooked bratwurst on it. It was simple to use and the food came out perfectly. The cleanup was easy and quick. I am very happy with the fuel guage (it works by measuring the weight of the gas bottle). I bought a good cover to protect it from the elements. I am a little concerned that some of the plastic parts (e.g., the battery compartment cover) may not survive long. In a year or two, I'll know if it was worth the price!
September 26, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BBQKing Save your money
I've had this grill for just over 1 year and have never been more disappointed. For $1,000 i expect to get many years out of a grill. So far, the chrome has all flaked off, one of the drip trays has rusted out and burned through, and the electronic control doesn't work. The burner controls are worn out so that i have to turn the gas on and off at the tank. Sometimes the off position is at 12:00 and sometimes it's at 3:00...go figure.
all of the markings have worn off. Just a cheap Home Depot grill.
February 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wdstock What a great addition to my deck
The grill was shipped basically assembled only about an hour was spent attaching sides, etc (really only need a screwdriver). Has the extra features of tank volume indicator and temperature probe built in that are great. Looks great on the deck. Finally and most importantly the best pork chops I have ever made. The searing ability locked the juices in and gave the sear marks that i could never get with a regular gas grill. I was lucky enough to get this 40% at Home Depot great investment.
June 18, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by crowbait Big Red big Dudd
I bought a big red last year. I have had the electronic controls replaced twice and the burner controls replaced one. You can't clean where there is writing with anything other than water. If you do, all the burner settings will come off. Poor paint on the stainless. The Plastic on the handles started bubbling up after just a few months. The quality for the price is just not there. I do like the way it cooks though and thaqt is the only thing. Not a good investment for the money !!
April 4, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by amanda Great IR steak grill!
This is a GREAT infrared grill. It is wonderful at grilling/searing steaks. The stainless lid and sidestands could be heavier and thicker gauge. The rotisserie is not very useful IMHO. That said I would buy another in a second! I have never grilled a steak better or faster. I was a charcoal guy but not any more. Just put some wood chips through the grills on to the IR surface.
Dont get the Char-Broil cover recommended. It is to small!
GREAT GRILL! Great Value!
July 9, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JLewis Great for covered patios, not exposed to weather
This is my 2nd exact same BBQ, love the way it works, first one did not last long out in the weather (even with a cover, actually believe the cover made it worse) it rusted which says cheap stainless steel. I bought the 2nd one because I did like the way it worked and now I have it under a patio roof, works great, no flame ups ever!
July 10, 2014