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Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240

Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240

Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
Char-Broil 17602048 TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Black, 240
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Features

  • 240 Square inch grilling surface with 80 Square inch warming rack- 8 to 12 hamburger capacity
  • Electric TRU-Infrared cooking system allows you to cook your food evenly with less flare-ups - juicier food, every time
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron Premium cooking grates are rust-resistant and easy-to-clean
  • Folding side shelves provide plenty of work and prep space
  • Features an easy to use temperature control knob, storage rack, cord Management and easy to reach large capacity grease tray

Description

The Char-Broil TRU-Infrared electric patio bistro is the ultimate solution for patio & deck cooking needs. Offering a sleek design & outstanding cooking performance, the patio bistro features Char-Broil infrared technology which heats up faster, hotter & more evenly, for less grill flare UPS & juicier food. This next generation patio bistro features additional features which focus on convenience including folding side tables which provide increased work & prep space, cord management in the rear of the unit, as well as an easy-to-use precision control knob with Lighted ring bezel which illuminates when the unit is on. Also features porcelain-coated premium cast iron cooking grate- making cleanup quick & easy, & a larger capacity & easy to access grease tray. Lid-mounted temperature Gauge, chrome-plated storage rack & wheels for mobility make the patio bistro the ideal electric grill for families both large & small. 240 square" primary cooking surface provides grilling space for 8 to 12 burgers, & the 80 square" warming rack is ideal for toasting buns & keeping sides warm. The Char-Broil electric patio bistro features 1750W of grilling power, & plugs in to any standard 110V outlet. Ideal solution for those who live in buildings which don't allow gas or charcoal grills, but still want to enjoy the taste of foods grilled to perfection. Available in Black, graphite or red color variants. Assembled dimensions: 39.8" wide x 25.6" deep x 39.8" high. Weights 54 lbs.


Product Dimensions 25.6 x 39.8 x 39.8 inches


Item Weight 54 pounds


Shipping Weight 57.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer Char Broil


ASIN B01IF1HHME


Item model number 17602048


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 559 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4,879 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #2 in Outdoor Electric Grills


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Features

  • 240 Square inch grilling surface with 80 Square inch warming rack- 8 to 12 hamburger capacity
  • Electric TRU-Infrared cooking system allows you to cook your food evenly with less flare-ups - juicier food, every time
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron Premium cooking grates are rust-resistant and easy-to-clean
  • Folding side shelves provide plenty of work and prep space
  • Features an easy to use temperature control knob, storage rack, cord Management and easy to reach large capacity grease tray

Description

The Char-Broil TRU-Infrared electric patio bistro is the ultimate solution for patio & deck cooking needs. Offering a sleek design & outstanding cooking performance, the patio bistro features Char-Broil infrared technology which heats up faster, hotter & more evenly, for less grill flare UPS & juicier food. This next generation patio bistro features additional features which focus on convenience including folding side tables which provide increased work & prep space, cord management in the rear of the unit, as well as an easy-to-use precision control knob with Lighted ring bezel which illuminates when the unit is on. Also features porcelain-coated premium cast iron cooking grate- making cleanup quick & easy, & a larger capacity & easy to access grease tray. Lid-mounted temperature Gauge, chrome-plated storage rack & wheels for mobility make the patio bistro the ideal electric grill for families both large & small. 240 square" primary cooking surface provides grilling space for 8 to 12 burgers, & the 80 square" warming rack is ideal for toasting buns & keeping sides warm. The Char-Broil electric patio bistro features 1750W of grilling power, & plugs in to any standard 110V outlet. Ideal solution for those who live in buildings which don't allow gas or charcoal grills, but still want to enjoy the taste of foods grilled to perfection. Available in Black, graphite or red color variants. Assembled dimensions: 39.8" wide x 25.6" deep x 39.8" high. Weights 54 lbs.


Product Dimensions 25.6 x 39.8 x 39.8 inches


Item Weight 54 pounds


Shipping Weight 57.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer Char Broil


ASIN B01IF1HHME


Item model number 17602048


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 559 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4,879 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #2 in Outdoor Electric Grills


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • 240 Square inch grilling surface with 80 Square inch warming rack- 8 to 12 hamburger capacity
  • Electric TRU-Infrared cooking system allows you to cook your food evenly with less flare-ups - juicier food, every time
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron Premium cooking grates are rust-resistant and easy-to-clean
  • Folding side shelves provide plenty of work and prep space
  • Features an easy to use temperature control knob, storage rack, cord Management and easy to reach large capacity grease tray

Description

The Char-Broil TRU-Infrared electric patio bistro is the ultimate solution for patio & deck cooking needs. Offering a sleek design & outstanding cooking performance, the patio bistro features Char-Broil infrared technology which heats up faster, hotter & more evenly, for less grill flare UPS & juicier food. This next generation patio bistro features additional features which focus on convenience including folding side tables which provide increased work & prep space, cord management in the rear of the unit, as well as an easy-to-use precision control knob with Lighted ring bezel which illuminates when the unit is on. Also features porcelain-coated premium cast iron cooking grate- making cleanup quick & easy, & a larger capacity & easy to access grease tray. Lid-mounted temperature Gauge, chrome-plated storage rack & wheels for mobility make the patio bistro the ideal electric grill for families both large & small. 240 square" primary cooking surface provides grilling space for 8 to 12 burgers, & the 80 square" warming rack is ideal for toasting buns & keeping sides warm. The Char-Broil electric patio bistro features 1750W of grilling power, & plugs in to any standard 110V outlet. Ideal solution for those who live in buildings which don't allow gas or charcoal grills, but still want to enjoy the taste of foods grilled to perfection. Available in Black, graphite or red color variants. Assembled dimensions: 39.8" wide x 25.6" deep x 39.8" high. Weights 54 lbs.


Product Dimensions 25.6 x 39.8 x 39.8 inches


Item Weight 54 pounds


Shipping Weight 57.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


Manufacturer Char Broil


ASIN B01IF1HHME


Item model number 17602048


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 559 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #4,879 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #2 in Outdoor Electric Grills


abunda_amazon_reviews As an electric grill not being compared to other types such as gas and charcoal, I give this grill four stars. It would have gotten five stars had it not been such a chore to assemble it. I almost took off an additional star because the instructions were strictly drawn pictures without anything written out so I had to use my magnifying glass to discern parts and part numbers. While we are talking about assembly, I recommend a partner to hold parts while you attempt to turn screws and nuts. I have attached photos of the disassembled product. I have found that this Char Broil TRU InfraRed Electric Patio Bistro 240 -Black does a good job of grilling although it took me a few more minutes than listed on the instructions. Of course, I was grilling round cut beef which can be a little tougher. Don't expect the grill to get up to the 500+ temperature listed on the temperature gauge (see picture). This is not a realistic expectation for an electric grill. However, if you want to grill and have restrictions on being able to use gas or charcoal, this is a good solution and gets a good result. I have attached before and after meat cut photos.;;March 22, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;A Competent Electric Grill;;Moderate Risk;;;I am highly disappointed with this grill. Years ago I purchased a Char Broil electric grill and it did a great job. I thought I would "upgrade" to this one because of the InfraRed technology. Despite reading another review about it losing heat, I purchased it. Sure enough, this thing does not heat up. I left it on for 30 minutes(!) and it only reached 360 degrees. I will state that the thermometer on top of the grill does not work properly so I put an oven thermometer in there. The thermometer on the grill showed it was under 350 degrees. If I could return it I would, but how can I get this thing packaged back up. If the manufacturer reads this and can provide a replacement or a way to return, that would be great.;;May 27, 2017;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Doesn't heat up past 360 degrees;;beadmama;;;I bought this when there were no reviews on Amazon and figured it would be the same as the other El Patio grills from Charbroil. Unfortunately I fried the element when I plugged it in to a 240v source. D'oh. Then I ordered the wrong element. DOUBLE D'OH Charbroil's website is severely lacking on info and parts on this new grill. I rang their call centre and it turns out the sticker on the grill lists the INCORRECT element number as 29104990. Correct replacement element is #55711039. They need to fix this ASAP. Having said that...finally sorted...this is a kick arse grill and this is coming from an aussie guy who sold a much loved Weber Q LPG bbq ( damned building owners ! ) and was sceptical about Electric grills. Assembly was relatively easy. A few beers and a few swear words and 30 minutes. The unit is wonderfully made and looks awesome. Why is Amazon not selling the other colours !? The shelves are a great bonus as is the extra warming rack. The one thing that really lets this unit down is the grease tray design. They should redesign it so it slides into grooves like the Weber Q tray. instead the tray has to "grab" the guide rails which means you have to faff around sometimes lining it up. Other than that, I cannot really fault this grill. I also teamed it with these items for an awesome BBQ set up. : Classic Accessories 55-178-015101-EC Ravenna Kettle Grill Cover, Taupe ( This fits the grill like a glove and looks awesome.) Alpha Grillers 18" Grill Brush. Best BBQ Cleaner ( BEST>GRILL>BRUSH>EVER) 18” Unique Flat Blade Designed Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers - Enjoy Perfectly Cooked Kebabs Every-time - GrillHogs HAPPY GRILLING FOLKS Update after a few uses ; This grill cooks meat and chicken like no other ! It is virtually impossible to burn meat with a nice even, slow ( but not too slow ) cook. Chicken comes out especially amazing. Juicy and succulent. With a powerpoint and some spices and marinated chicken, you basically have a portable business ! HOWEVER There is no way this unit can reach the max temps on the gauge. After an hour of wait/test mine only got to 375f/ 200c. Still enough to slow roast so I am not really complaining. Due to its deeply slanted ribs, the grill plate is not as easy to clean with my grill brush ( see above ) as the cast iron grill plate on the Weber Q. I may possibly need to get a narrower brush. BUT Honestly.....the quality if the meat that comes out is well worth it. I cam going to play around with using a container filled with herb infused water to see if i can get extra taste and moisture into the meat just for fun !;;January 14, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I am stupid. This grill is not.;;waratahpastoralco;;;A couple of things to note. My first use was grilling hamburgers. Every time you open the lid, there is a lot of heat loss and takes time to recover. It takes patience to use when compared to wood or gas grills. My biggest complaint is the clean up of the burned on grease. It stuck like glue to the grate and inside of grill. After hours of trying to clean following instructions and even contacting Char Broil, I went to store to get some caustic oven cleaner. Found a new Easy Off BBQ cleaner that worked very well. After letting is soak for 45 minutes everything came out clean. Thorough rinse, turned the heat on for a while to dry everything out and it's good to go. Worked way better than the book cleaning instructions.;;June 13, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Clean Up Headaches;;James;;;I'm way too late in writing this review, there are 2 major problems with this grill: 1. It takes forever to heat up. Expect 20-30 minutes to warm up to 300-450 degrees. 2. The burner turns on way too easily! I almost started a fire because of this. I forgot to unplug it once it had cooled down so I could put the cover on. So as I put the cover onto the plugged-in grill, I accidentally turned on the grill. Luckily the grill either turned off or just died, but of course ruining the grill cover and the grill itself. This happened because the burner knob has no safety mechanism to prevent it from being turned on accidentally. You'd think it be like an indoor over/stovetop in which you must push in the knob to turn it on. Char-broil really needs to fix this.;;April 16, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Major safety-related design flaw!;;J C;;;A superior product when assembled, but the assembly instructions are terribly inadequate. I am an engineer and it took three hours to finish. The fasteners are not identified so you are forced to try them and guess at what washers are appropriate. There are no written instructions or photos, just line drawings. I am pleased with the quality of the grill after assembly.;;June 1, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;A superior product when assembled;;J. Bloomer

Shipping

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Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Moderate Risk - March 22, 2017
A Competent Electric Grill
As an electric grill not being compared to other types such as gas and charcoal, I give this grill four stars. It would have gotten five stars had it not been such a chore to assemble it. I almost took off an additional star because the instructions were strictly drawn pictures without anything written out so I had to use my magnifying glass to discern parts and part numbers. While we are talking about assembly, I recommend a partner to hold parts while you attempt to turn screws and nuts. I have attached photos of the disassembled product. I have found that this Char Broil TRU InfraRed Electric Patio Bistro 240 -Black does a good job of grilling although it took me a few more minutes than listed on the instructions. Of course, I was grilling round cut beef which can be a little tougher. Don't expect the grill to get up to the 500+ temperature listed on the temperature gauge (see picture). This is not a realistic expectation for an electric grill. However, if you want to grill and have restrictions on being able to use gas or charcoal, this is a good solution and gets a good result. I have attached before and after meat cut photos.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By beadmama - May 27, 2017
Doesn't heat up past 360 degrees
I am highly disappointed with this grill. Years ago I purchased a Char Broil electric grill and it did a great job. I thought I would "upgrade" to this one because of the InfraRed technology. Despite reading another review about it losing heat, I purchased it. Sure enough, this thing does not heat up. I left it on for 30 minutes(!) and it only reached 360 degrees. I will state that the thermometer on top of the grill does not work properly so I put an oven thermometer in there. The thermometer on the grill showed it was under 350 degrees. If I could return it I would, but how can I get this thing packaged back up. If the manufacturer reads this and can provide a replacement or a way to return, that would be great.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By waratahpastoralco - January 14, 2017
I am stupid. This grill is not.
I bought this when there were no reviews on Amazon and figured it would be the same as the other El Patio grills from Charbroil. Unfortunately I fried the element when I plugged it in to a 240v source. D'oh. Then I ordered the wrong element. DOUBLE D'OH Charbroil's website is severely lacking on info and parts on this new grill. I rang their call centre and it turns out the sticker on the grill lists the INCORRECT element number as 29104990. Correct replacement element is #55711039. They need to fix this ASAP. Having said that...finally sorted...this is a kick arse grill and this is coming from an aussie guy who sold a much loved Weber Q LPG bbq ( damned building owners ! ) and was sceptical about Electric grills. Assembly was relatively easy. A few beers and a few swear words and 30 minutes. The unit is wonderfully made and looks awesome. Why is Amazon not selling the other colours !? The shelves are a great bonus as is the extra warming rack. The one thing that really lets this unit down is the grease tray design. They should redesign it so it slides into grooves like the Weber Q tray. instead the tray has to "grab" the guide rails which means you have to faff around sometimes lining it up. Other than that, I cannot really fault this grill. I also teamed it with these items for an awesome BBQ set up. : Classic Accessories 55-178-015101-EC Ravenna Kettle Grill Cover, Taupe ( This fits the grill like a glove and looks awesome.) Alpha Grillers 18" Grill Brush. Best BBQ Cleaner ( BEST>GRILL>BRUSH>EVER) 18” Unique Flat Blade Designed Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers - Enjoy Perfectly Cooked Kebabs Every-time - GrillHogs HAPPY GRILLING FOLKS Update after a few uses ; This grill cooks meat and chicken like no other ! It is virtually impossible to burn meat with a nice even, slow ( but not too slow ) cook. Chicken comes out especially amazing. Juicy and succulent. With a powerpoint and some spices and marinated chicken, you basically have a portable business ! HOWEVER There is no way this unit can reach the max temps on the gauge. After an hour of wait/test mine only got to 375f/ 200c. Still enough to slow roast so I am not really complaining. Due to its deeply slanted ribs, the grill plate is not as easy to clean with my grill brush ( see above ) as the cast iron grill plate on the Weber Q. I may possibly need to get a narrower brush. BUT Honestly.....the quality if the meat that comes out is well worth it. I cam going to play around with using a container filled with herb infused water to see if i can get extra taste and moisture into the meat just for fun !

3.0 out of 5 stars
By James - June 13, 2017
Clean Up Headaches
A couple of things to note. My first use was grilling hamburgers. Every time you open the lid, there is a lot of heat loss and takes time to recover. It takes patience to use when compared to wood or gas grills. My biggest complaint is the clean up of the burned on grease. It stuck like glue to the grate and inside of grill. After hours of trying to clean following instructions and even contacting Char Broil, I went to store to get some caustic oven cleaner. Found a new Easy Off BBQ cleaner that worked very well. After letting is soak for 45 minutes everything came out clean. Thorough rinse, turned the heat on for a while to dry everything out and it's good to go. Worked way better than the book cleaning instructions.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By J C - April 16, 2019
Major safety-related design flaw!
I'm way too late in writing this review, there are 2 major problems with this grill: 1. It takes forever to heat up. Expect 20-30 minutes to warm up to 300-450 degrees. 2. The burner turns on way too easily! I almost started a fire because of this. I forgot to unplug it once it had cooled down so I could put the cover on. So as I put the cover onto the plugged-in grill, I accidentally turned on the grill. Luckily the grill either turned off or just died, but of course ruining the grill cover and the grill itself. This happened because the burner knob has no safety mechanism to prevent it from being turned on accidentally. You'd think it be like an indoor over/stovetop in which you must push in the knob to turn it on. Char-broil really needs to fix this.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By J. Bloomer - June 1, 2018
A superior product when assembled
A superior product when assembled, but the assembly instructions are terribly inadequate. I am an engineer and it took three hours to finish. The fasteners are not identified so you are forced to try them and guess at what washers are appropriate. There are no written instructions or photos, just line drawings. I am pleased with the quality of the grill after assembly.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Moderate Risk - March 22, 2017
A Competent Electric Grill
As an electric grill not being compared to other types such as gas and charcoal, I give this grill four stars. It would have gotten five stars had it not been such a chore to assemble it. I almost took off an additional star because the instructions were strictly drawn pictures without anything written out so I had to use my magnifying glass to discern parts and part numbers. While we are talking about assembly, I recommend a partner to hold parts while you attempt to turn screws and nuts. I have attached photos of the disassembled product. I have found that this Char Broil TRU InfraRed Electric Patio Bistro 240 -Black does a good job of grilling although it took me a few more minutes than listed on the instructions. Of course, I was grilling round cut beef which can be a little tougher. Don't expect the grill to get up to the 500+ temperature listed on the temperature gauge (see picture). This is not a realistic expectation for an electric grill. However, if you want to grill and have restrictions on being able to use gas or charcoal, this is a good solution and gets a good result. I have attached before and after meat cut photos.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By beadmama - May 27, 2017
Doesn't heat up past 360 degrees
I am highly disappointed with this grill. Years ago I purchased a Char Broil electric grill and it did a great job. I thought I would "upgrade" to this one because of the InfraRed technology. Despite reading another review about it losing heat, I purchased it. Sure enough, this thing does not heat up. I left it on for 30 minutes(!) and it only reached 360 degrees. I will state that the thermometer on top of the grill does not work properly so I put an oven thermometer in there. The thermometer on the grill showed it was under 350 degrees. If I could return it I would, but how can I get this thing packaged back up. If the manufacturer reads this and can provide a replacement or a way to return, that would be great.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By waratahpastoralco - January 14, 2017
I am stupid. This grill is not.
I bought this when there were no reviews on Amazon and figured it would be the same as the other El Patio grills from Charbroil. Unfortunately I fried the element when I plugged it in to a 240v source. D'oh. Then I ordered the wrong element. DOUBLE D'OH Charbroil's website is severely lacking on info and parts on this new grill. I rang their call centre and it turns out the sticker on the grill lists the INCORRECT element number as 29104990. Correct replacement element is #55711039. They need to fix this ASAP. Having said that...finally sorted...this is a kick arse grill and this is coming from an aussie guy who sold a much loved Weber Q LPG bbq ( damned building owners ! ) and was sceptical about Electric grills. Assembly was relatively easy. A few beers and a few swear words and 30 minutes. The unit is wonderfully made and looks awesome. Why is Amazon not selling the other colours !? The shelves are a great bonus as is the extra warming rack. The one thing that really lets this unit down is the grease tray design. They should redesign it so it slides into grooves like the Weber Q tray. instead the tray has to "grab" the guide rails which means you have to faff around sometimes lining it up. Other than that, I cannot really fault this grill. I also teamed it with these items for an awesome BBQ set up. : Classic Accessories 55-178-015101-EC Ravenna Kettle Grill Cover, Taupe ( This fits the grill like a glove and looks awesome.) Alpha Grillers 18" Grill Brush. Best BBQ Cleaner ( BEST>GRILL>BRUSH>EVER) 18” Unique Flat Blade Designed Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers - Enjoy Perfectly Cooked Kebabs Every-time - GrillHogs HAPPY GRILLING FOLKS Update after a few uses ; This grill cooks meat and chicken like no other ! It is virtually impossible to burn meat with a nice even, slow ( but not too slow ) cook. Chicken comes out especially amazing. Juicy and succulent. With a powerpoint and some spices and marinated chicken, you basically have a portable business ! HOWEVER There is no way this unit can reach the max temps on the gauge. After an hour of wait/test mine only got to 375f/ 200c. Still enough to slow roast so I am not really complaining. Due to its deeply slanted ribs, the grill plate is not as easy to clean with my grill brush ( see above ) as the cast iron grill plate on the Weber Q. I may possibly need to get a narrower brush. BUT Honestly.....the quality if the meat that comes out is well worth it. I cam going to play around with using a container filled with herb infused water to see if i can get extra taste and moisture into the meat just for fun !

3.0 out of 5 stars
By James - June 13, 2017
Clean Up Headaches
A couple of things to note. My first use was grilling hamburgers. Every time you open the lid, there is a lot of heat loss and takes time to recover. It takes patience to use when compared to wood or gas grills. My biggest complaint is the clean up of the burned on grease. It stuck like glue to the grate and inside of grill. After hours of trying to clean following instructions and even contacting Char Broil, I went to store to get some caustic oven cleaner. Found a new Easy Off BBQ cleaner that worked very well. After letting is soak for 45 minutes everything came out clean. Thorough rinse, turned the heat on for a while to dry everything out and it's good to go. Worked way better than the book cleaning instructions.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By J C - April 16, 2019
Major safety-related design flaw!
I'm way too late in writing this review, there are 2 major problems with this grill: 1. It takes forever to heat up. Expect 20-30 minutes to warm up to 300-450 degrees. 2. The burner turns on way too easily! I almost started a fire because of this. I forgot to unplug it once it had cooled down so I could put the cover on. So as I put the cover onto the plugged-in grill, I accidentally turned on the grill. Luckily the grill either turned off or just died, but of course ruining the grill cover and the grill itself. This happened because the burner knob has no safety mechanism to prevent it from being turned on accidentally. You'd think it be like an indoor over/stovetop in which you must push in the knob to turn it on. Char-broil really needs to fix this.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By J. Bloomer - June 1, 2018
A superior product when assembled
A superior product when assembled, but the assembly instructions are terribly inadequate. I am an engineer and it took three hours to finish. The fasteners are not identified so you are forced to try them and guess at what washers are appropriate. There are no written instructions or photos, just line drawings. I am pleased with the quality of the grill after assembly.