Char-Broil TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill
The Char-Broil Patio Bistros represent the next evolution in patio cooking. The Patio Caddies, which were staples for Char-Broil over the past decade, have been updated in design as well as cooking performance. The new Patio Bistros, are available in both electric and gas (this one is electric). The compact size, quality design, and solid construction, combined with Char-Broil’s continued expansion of their award winning Infrared technology, yields a sleek grill and easy to use performance based grill. The Electric Patio Bistro looks like a gas grill and features precision dial electric control, a porcelain coated premium cooking grate, and 1750 watts of grilling power. As far as space the 320 square inches of grilling surface can accommodate between 8 and 12 hamburgers.
Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
Grill flavorful food for a large group with this grill that features 4 burners that deliver 48,000 BTUs of heat and 665 Square Inch total cooking surface. The flush lidded 10,000 BTU side burner provides extra work space. With the built in electronic ignition get reliable spark with every push.
We use this grill at least twice a week, and during hot weather this is used at least once a day. Steaks, chicken, burgers, even zucchini and corn on the cob turn out great! We bought a grill cover to protect the grill from dirt and rain so it wouldn’t rust, and we also bought a grill basket (great for smaller veggies), a plastic trash bag holder that snapped onto one end, and a small bin for holding things like sauces and brushes that snaps onto the other end. We ran out of propane during one barbeque so we picked up a spare tank so if we ever run out again we can swap the tanks! We use this so much that if it fell apart tomorrow we would buy another one. 🙂
Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
The Weber One-Touch Charcoal Grill (Black) delivers traditional style with features for fast and easy clean up. This 22-1/2-inch grill gives you a total of 363 square inches, plenty of cooking space for entertaining your large group. The black porcelain-enameled lid and bowl have the classic Weber design. Its One-Touch, three-pronged cleaning system sweeps ash easily from the Weber 22-1/2-inch grill basin into the removable, rust-resistant ash catcher.The hinged, stainless steel cooking grate lets you conveniently add more charcoal while grilling. Two all-weather wheels make it easier to move around the Weber One-Touch charcoal grill. Its iconic, rust-resistant aluminum vent allows you to control the internal cooking temperature. The Weber 22-1/2-inch grills glass reinforced nylon handles are heat-resistant.
The grill came with a small cookbook that has proved useful. I don’t know getting burgers and steaks done right has been such a hit or miss, trial and error, proposition that most people make it out to be. You look up in the little book, “Beef, 1-1/2 in thick, well-done (I know, Alton Brown wouldn’t like me), 10 minutes first side, 9 minutes second side” and they come out perfectly.
DEFINITELY pick up a Weber charcoal chimney if you don’t have one yet. It’s the best way by far to start the grill – no kabooms, no fumes, no smell, no dangerous fluids stored in your house, and a good use for Florida Today newspaper. If you want to try something different, pick up the book AMERICAN PIE by Peter Reinhert and try the grilled pizza.
Char-Broil 26,500 BTU 2-Burner Gas Grill
Below is a review I found at amazon.com and it really worth publishing here. Review written by Christopher A. Hudson on March 17, 2012.
My experience seemed so much better than many others, perhaps there have been running improvements since 2009. So if your numbers are widely different, or substantially earlier, you may not have the same as I got.
I was looking to replace my 7-year old similar $99 Char-Broil which rusted out(left outside uncovered continually). First, the materials, fit and finish are MUCH better than my old grill. Thicker materials. Better black finish. Everything fits. And surprisingly good hardware, too.
The hardware was packaged in a multi-bubble pack, simple cardboard backing with each part identified under an easy-to-open cardboard flap. Open the flaps as the parts are needed. You have a convenient tray of identified separated parts, easily accessible. Now the parts themselves – as one example, older/other grills I have assembled came with those very cheap, thin, square nuts – and cheap unplated serrated lockwashers. This grill comes with ‘flanged nuts’ – regular reasonably thick hex nuts with a built-in serrated flange. Hand tighten them, and no need to use a wrench on them as you tighten with a Phillips. Great! All the hardware was of similar quality and consistency. Yes, the metal is a bit soft – you can cam-out the Phillips heads – use a hand screwdriver. But in total, way above other hardware I have seen on cheao grills. All the parts were well packaged – many even wrapped in paper. Not a scratch or mark on any of them. And the burner seems to be made of stainless – though its not mentioned in the advertizing I saw.
Now assembly. Yes, 35-40 minutes is a joke. Maybe for your second or third one – but allow 2 hours for the first. Read the instructions – all of them. Perhaps download the manual while you are waiting for the grill to arrive. Get very familiar with the parts BEFORE starting any assembly, Particularly study page 15 Parts List and 16 Parts Diagram. Some parts may seem symmetric – but they are not. The only truly symmetric parts are identified on page 15 with a single Letter and Quantity 2. All others with a Qty 1 are a Left and a Right. One to watch for – the ‘Cart Leg, Uppers’) (O, K). They may look identical. They are not. The Firebox mounting studs are offset – and need to be assembled with the studs offset toward the inside on both of them or the firebox will not fit. This was the one place I found the manual not too clear. The offsets only really show on page 20. But I caught it and assembled correctly first time. Everything fit perfectly. I was amazed. So far – four stars – only because the parts were not actually labeled or stamped A, B, C etc. – and the ‘cart leg’ issue – which I later saw had trapped others.
After installing the propane tank, connecting the regulator, doing the ‘leak test’ per instructions, we ran the grill for 20 minutes on high – again per instructions to ‘burn off’ any volatiles in the finish etc. Good idea before cooking anything – as it stank for the first 10 minutes. Then the stench stopped. Cooked some burgers perfectly. Four stars for function – only because the grates are wire not cast iron. If they had been cast iron, 5 stars.
So my overall price-independent rating: Four stars, no question. So far, the best $100 grill I have ever had. But we shall see on durability.
Full Disclosure: This is not a paid shill report. I do not work for Amazon or Char-Broil, and am in fact a 70-year old retiree. With time to waste to write this report. 🙂
Char-Broil Tabletop Gas Grill
The Char-Broil Tabletop Gas Grill is for on-the-go, anywhere grilling. Grill your favorite foods while fishing, tailgating, camping, or relaxing at the beach with the high quality that only Char-Broil can deliver in a portable grill. Simple and lightweight at only 10 lbs., this tabletop grill can cook up to 8 hamburgers at one time on 187 square inches cooking surface. The 11,000 BTU burner heats up quickly to grill your burgers, chicken, vegetables, and more wherever you go.
A convenient hook enables you to hang the lid, keeping it close at hand while you grill. When it’s time to go home, packing up is hassle-free – the legs fold over the top of the grill to lock the lid in place, and heat-resistant handles mean you don’t have to wait for the grill to cool down to move it. Quality steel construction and a durable, high-temperature finish help prevent rust, extending the life of the grill – and the chrome-plated cooking grate is dishwasher-safe and a snap to clean. The grill measures 24″L x 12″D x 15″H and is designed for use with 16.4 oz. or 14.1 oz. propane cylinders.
George Foreman GFO240S Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill
The George foreman indoor outdoor electric grill is perfect for entertaining. Use the 240 sq. In. Nonstick cooking surface to make a delicious family dinner, or move it outdoors for a classic backyard barbecue. The sloped grilling surface, variable temperature controls, and easy cleanup make it that much simpler to create burgers, chicken, appetizers, desserts, and so much more! plus, it’s fully electric, so you’ll get high quality grilling with no charcoal, no propane, and no flare-ups.
Weber 14401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill
Featuring 363 square-Inch of cooking space, the Weber Original Kettle consists of a heavy-gauge porcelain-enameled lid and bowl for durability and long grill life. The grill features a factory assembled stainless steel One-Touch cleaning system, a hinged cooking grate and a removable high-capacity ash catcher to make indirect grilling easier. The built-in lid thermometer allows you to monitor your grill’s temperature and the bowl handle includes an integrated tool hook for easy and convenient storage. Lid handle features a heat shield for comfort and legs have a spring clip/push pin system for easy assembly.
Char-Griller 2-2424 Table Top Charcoal Grill
The Table Top Grill and Side Fire Box 2-2424 is a charcoal grill or side smoker. It is interchangeable from a grill to a smoker (once changed it cannot go back to a grill). The primary cooking surface is 250 square inches. The grates are cast iron. It features a sliding drawer for easy access to coals and/or ashes. The ash pan dumps easily. Chargriller “Always Well Done”.
I bought one of these for a standalone grilling use. I was extremely impressed. Assembling The grill DID require me to CAREFULLY read the instructions as it came with parts for standalone operation as well as for a firebox application. Hence, parts will be left over depending on the application it is set up for. But, what really impressed me was the grates. They were made of heavy duty cast iron like I find at public parks. This meant they hold heat and do a great job of searing meat. The box is constructed of heavier gauge metal than a lot of grills. Making the grill last does require some PM. I cover new grill when I leave it outdoors. (I simply use a garden
trash bag), Instructions call for oiling the outside of the grill with olive oil, Doing this semiannually DOES make a difference in the appearance. Since the wooden handle is not varnished, and even if it was, the varnish would weather in time, covering with the bag keeps the wooden handle from cracking and splitting. Great grill!