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Char-broil Grills Review


Char-broil is one of the most distributed grill brands across the whole of the United States and here we are looking at a grill review of some of their main products.

Who are Char-broil?

Char-broil is part of WC Bradley Co and is one of the oldest outdoor cooking brands known in the country.  It also distributes across Canada, Latin America and Australia and is a sister company to brands such as Oklahoma Joe’s, New Braunfels Smoker Company and Thermos.

WC Bradley started out life in 1885 in Columbus, Georgia and has a history in a wide range of businesses from the textiles industry, farming equipment, livestock production, retailing and, of course, grill manufacturing.

What is Infrared?

One of Char-broil’s jewels is its TRU-Infrared technology, featured on some of its grills.  These are 30% more fuel efficient than other grills and cook at a quicker speed.  It works by limiting the hot air flow from the grill which allows a natural heat to cook the food without drying it out, unlike convective grills which destroy the natural barrier in food retaining moisture.

There is a reduced risk of flare-ups and burnt food with this method as well as being easier to maintain an even heat.  It also delivers around 30-50% juicier food than a standard gas grill.

The range of food that infrared grills can cook is as endless as any other type of grill; from meat and fish to fruits and vegetables.  Another option is to burn woodchips or natural wood charcoal on the grates directly for effective smoking of food, something which is revolutionary to these models.

All models of Char-broil grills now feature at least 65% infrared heat, and some are as high as 75%.

Char-broil Performance TRU Infrared 480 3-burner Gas Grill

The Performance grill features Char-broils award winning TRU infrared cooking system as well as a 500 square inch primary cooking area and a second warming rack covering 180 square inches.  The cooking grates are stainless steel and have a temperature gauge at their level as well as a porcelain warming rack.

The grill operates with the company’s Surefire electronic ignition system and the grill can be converted with a separate kit to run from natural gas.

Total unit size: 22 x 55 x 46inches

Char-broil K6B 6-burner 65000 BTU Propane Gas Grill with Side Burner

The six burner Char-broil model has an output of 65,000 BTUs on the main burners including a dedicated searing burner and a side burner at 10,000 BTUs.  The total cooking area is 900 square inches and operates around cast iron grates.

The grill lights with an electric ignition and contains a base unit made from stainless steel including handles and doors of the cupboard.

Total unit size: 65 x 23 x 47 inches

Char-broil 530 35000-BTU 2 burner Gas Grill

This Char-broil grill features two burners, one at 35,000 BTUs and the size burner at 8,000 BTUs which operate across a total area of 530  square inches.  The central cooking area is 360 square inches while the secondary area is 170 square inches.

The grill is constructed from porcelain steel on the lid and firebox as well as a plastic condiment basket and front covering panel.

Total unit size: 19 x 56 x 43 inches

Char-broil 24000 BTU 2 burner Gas Grill

The Char-broil T-Frame grill has one main burner which runs at 24,000 BTUs and a total cooking area of 440 square inches; 300 square inches on the central area and a secondary cooking area of 140 square inches.  The lid and firebox are made from durable porcelain steel.

The ignition operates on a Piezo push button system.

Total unit size: 20 x 45 x 43 inches

These are just a glimpse of the range of Char-broil grills that the company produces.  They have a variety of models for different budgets and also size of appliances to suit the space you have for your grill.  Featuring their infrared heating technology, these grills will produce a high standard of food cooking, no matter what type of food you like, and cooking can be personalised with the addition of smoking materials added to the grates for that traditional barbeque taste.


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