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Char-Broil TRU Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Red
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- 320 sq. in. of infrared grilling area that sears in flavor and keeps food moist and juicy
- Precision dial electric control
- Porcelain-coated premium cooking grates
- Compact and stylish design
- 8 to 12 hamburger capacity
- 320 square inches of infrared grilling area that sears in flavor and keeps food moist and juicy
- Precision dial electric control
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Enjoy big grill features with the compact Char-Broil Patio Bistro electric grill -- perfect for apartments, condos, balconies, and smaller patios. It features Char-Broil's award-winning infrared cooking system channels heat evenly to the cooking grate, eliminating hot and cold spots. A precision dial gives you complete command over the 1750-watt electric burner for your cookout favorites.
The Patio Bistro has a 240 square inch porcelain-coated primary cooking surface and an 80 square inch raised secondary cooking surface. Its 320 square inches of total grilling surface, large enough to accommodate 8 to 12 hamburgers. It features a temperature gauge on top of the hood for at-a-glance monitoring of the grill's temperature, a cool-touch handle, easy-to-clean porcelain-coated grill body, and a storage grate to keep your tools close at hand. When the grilling's done, simply wheel it away for easy storage. The Patio Bistro plugs into any 120-volt outlet. It measures 24.4 x 25.2 x 38.2 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 54 pounds.
How TRU-Infrared Works
All Char-Broil TRU-Infrared grills generate a minimum of 65 percent infrared heat, which is evenly spread across the entire cooking surface to cook food -- without drying -- at temperatures that range from simmer to sear.
Unlike traditional gas grills that use convective heat (hot air) to cook food, Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared grills limit the hot air flow and use natural, radiant heat to cook food directly without drying. While convective heat destroys food's moisture barrier, infrared heat penetrates it without drying and locks in natural juices and flavors. Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared cooking system virtually eliminates flare-ups while producing very even heat (no hot or cold spots).
What's in the Box
Char-Broil Patio Bistro electric grill in red; operating guide and assembly instructions
Top Customer Reviews
1- ITS EASY TO PUT TOGETHER- All these people on here complain as to how hard it is to put together. WHY? It took me a bit over an hour and a half working slowly and I didnt even curse once. Thats a miracles in and of it self. Simple tools, easy instructions, and not a ton of steps. There is a bit of lining up holes at one point but thats it. If you even have the slightest ability to put things together you'll be fine. Putting together Ikea furniture is WAY harder than this.
2- IT HEATS UP BLAZING HOT- Another complaint was that it didnt heat above 150 degrees. Mine will get to 600 degrees if left for a bit, within 20 minutes probably. It says in the manual don't keep lifting the hood it lets the heat out. This is true. If you keep it closed you should have not a single problem.AND I even use an extension chord which it suggests against and it still heats fine. Cooked a full london broil in under 12 minutes.
3- ITS ELECTRIC NOT CHARCOAL- Keep in mind its an electric grill. Its not gonna taste like a charcoal or gas grill. Wood chips help but its still not the same. But it is your best option by far if you dont have another option.
This grill is awesome for what it is. Ignore the bad press seriously. Char Broil has done right by this one. If your in an apartment or condo and dont want to drop $500 dollars on stainless steel electric monsters this is your grill. Happy Grilling
The Patio Bistro does its intended purpose. I like this grill the more I use it. It gets, hot, is easy to clean, and has a nice large cooking area. With time my rating may improve as the painfull memory of assebly fades into the past. This would be a nice choice for use where charcoal and propane grills are not allowed.
As of this writing I have owned the Patio Bistro Grill for a little over 1 month. I own and have used various charcoal and gas grills, smokers, and barbeques over the past 30 years. I consider myself as very experienced in outdoor grilling.
This remainder of this review will be in two parts.
First the Good! The Patio Bistro Grill Does Cook Food quite Nicely: 4 Stars
Once assembled the Patio Bistro is quite a nice little grill. It has a nice large grilling surface, and heats quite adequately for grilling and roasting. Once the lid is closed, the temperatures easily rise to over 400F.
I never let it get much higher than that, though I expect it would get above 500F if left on its own.
Heating time is quite reasonable. When compared with a charcoal grill it is very quick (if you include the time it takes to light the charcoal).
I have roasted chickens, grilled hamburgers and steaks, and, using a non-stick pizza pan as a griddle have cooked bacon, eggs, and toast quite easily.
The grill surface is fairly generous in size for an electric grill; useable for cooking a dozen burgers at a single time. It even comes with a removable warming rack located at the rear of the grill.Read more ›
Second, get a bag of your favorite woodchips and wrap them in aluminum foil and punch it full of holes and put it on the grill 10-15 minutes before you start grilling and you will get a good smoke flavor on your food.
Putting the grill together was logical and straight forward. It did not go together instantly, but what's the big deal? I took it step-by-step and it came together just fine. When completed, the Bistro looks good; much more substantial and better styled than the ol' Caddie. Plus, the grill size is substantially larger.
'Plugged it in, turned up the power, and WOW! This sucker was up over 550 degress in about ten minutes. As I'd done before, put a small handfull of hickory chips into a foil pouch, poked a few holes in it, and tossed it on the grill and closed the lid. In a few more minutes the awesome aroma of hickory smoke wafted through the patio. Our first test was marinated sirloin skewers. As the meat hit the grill the intense sizzle was terrific. These cooked fast and clean, with that terrific hickory smoke essence.
I've now been using this grill almost daily for a couple of weeks with chicken, beef, pork, veggies, and shrimp and I love it! Guests are amazed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It does not get as hot as advertised. Basically baking a steak rather than searing and grilling...😕
I'm guessing it'll make a great slow cooked ribs or brisket though.
Looks beautiful!! Does it!! Entirely disappointed! Opening the grill for a minute will bring the temp down rapidly, keeping covered will overcook the meat!! Read morePublished 3 days ago by herny
Love this grill!!! Packaged well, arrived on time. My guy loves cooking on it!!! Very happy with this purchase!Published 3 days ago by PDOUKAS
Great grill for the money-I you just need a grill for 2 to 4 I can fully recommend this - quick to heat up, grills evenlyPublished 4 days ago by Deborah A. Banas
If you're not permitted to have a charcoal or propane grill at your apartment or condo, this is a great way to cook outside without breaking the rules. Read morePublished 5 days ago by James R Cantrell
Love this little grill! No regrets, fun and easy to assemble with straight forward instructions. Packed well, arrived in perfect condition. Made the best burgers I've had in ages. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Robin Jean