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Heat up fast cook evenly
Comments about Char-Broil Patio Bistro Tru-Infrared Electric Grill - Red:
We are really glad we bought it , is a most if you live in an apartment. You don't to be concerned about the cold weather . Grilled meat all year long
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I am disappointed in the performance of this grill. We have had a T-36D infrared grill for several years and absolutely love it. I bought this small electric grill to keep at our vacation home because I didn't want to deal with propane there, but wanted the infrared technology. Big mistake. I should have bought the propane version. This grill takes 15 minutes to get up to temperature, which would be fine. But, every time I open the grill to turn meat the temperature drops way off and then slowly rebuilds when the lid is closed. Start to finish, getting the grill hot and then cooking, even a package of hot dogs takes 40-45 minutes grill. I always use it with the temperature controller set to maximum.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
New Grill just ok
from Manhattan, New York, NY, United States
Had an old Charbroil electric for over 10 years and it was great. Got the new infra one and find it does not heat to max for at least 20 minutes and then when open to place meat on the temp drops and it takes forever to cook. Am surprised also that the max temp on thermometer is only 550. Really not happy with this new version. Loved my old one but this one just does not to the job.
Quick, easy, no fire
from California, United States
Well made, cooks with out fire, keeps juice in meat
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
great little grill except
from Florida, United States
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.
Purchased this product 11 ...
from Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
Purchased this product 11 months ago. The led red light indicating the grill is on is very had to see . The grill after 9 months didn't reach max temperature , slowly reaching lower temps. The one day it would not turn off when in the off position
Love this as our backup grill
from Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States
I use this on my enclosed patio for my wife and I. I have a 5-burner gas outside for larger foods when we have company. IT WORKS GREAT! You do need to learn infrared cooking, because it is different than propane. I have never overdone a steak, or ruined a meal. It takes up very little space and is very easy to operate and clean. After 2 years I would not be without this great appliance. Everyone remarks on its looks and style.
Good grill, best when using iron grill
from Annapolis, MD, United States
I have a BGE which I use for most grilling, However, when my wife wants to cook she wants something simple. This grill fits the bill. We also order the iron grill accessory and use it all the time. Because it is heavy it holds the heat and is perfect for pork chops and chicken.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Phila suburburbs
This grill is horrible. I have had many grills, but because of where I live, I had to purchase an electric grill. THERE IS NO TEMPERATURE CONTROL. I'VE REPLACED THE FIRST ONE AND THE SECOND ONE DOES NOT WORK EITHER!! Therefore, everything cooks at 500 degrees!! I'm disgusted!!!!!!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great when you can't have gas grill
from New Jersey, United States
This electric grill works well. Once you get the feeling of cooking on electric, compared to gas or charcoal its just as good. Keeps the grilled flavors in the food. Great for places that don't allow gas or charcoal grills
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