Char-Broil Magnum 500 4-Burner Gas Grill, with Side burner (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 500 square inches of primary cooking area and 180 secondary warming rack
- 4 stainless steel burners with searing burner/50,000 BTU's and 13,000 BTU Side burner--Dual Fuel Natural Gas Compatible
- Porcelain cast iron primary cooking grate and porcelain warming rack
- Stainless Steel lid and doors, with painted stainless control panel and fascia's
- Surefire Electronic Ignition
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Top Customer Reviews
Is a Weber better? Certainly. It also costs two to three times as much.
I can say that the Charbroil I have gets up to 500-600 degrees, perfect for searing meats. And everything we have grilled on it has been fantastic.
It is not made of high grade materials. Why? Because they cost much more. But they don't make the grill cook better, they make it last longer. So, you have to decide if paying $900 for a grill that lasts 10 years (you will still have to replace the innards two times) or a grill that lasts 3-4 years that costs 1/3 the price is best for you.
Personally, I like the latter. And there are ways to make sure your grill lasts as long as possible no matter what you buy. First thing I do out of the box is coat every stainless steel piece with WD-40. Every screw as well. And always the side burner. This rejects some of the moisture that builds up in these units.
Get a good cover. It makes a huge difference. A cover you can easily put on and take off is key, because you will use it, which, of course, is the only way it is effective.
I also take vasoline to every exposed screw and moving joint in the unit. I skip the ones that heat up, but there are so many places where rust can begin and it cannot begin under vasoline.
Repeating this process before winter and in the spring does wonders.
The burners will rust. Part of the deal. They rust in all grills because the heat impacts them dramatically. Be prepared to replace them at least once in the four years this grill performs for you.Read more ›
1. Lowe's put this one on sale a week after I got it on-line.
2. Set up is not too difficult but its not too fun either (Lowe's had free setup).
3. My grill was slightly damaged during shipping, can't happen locally.
Plenty of heat from the 4 burners, runs at 500 on low. Side burner is beter than most.
The thermometer in the lid is a great feature and one that you will not find on most
grills in this category.
As with all grills in this price range the metal is a bit thin, but this doesn't affect performance. That's really the only complaint I have.
This is a quality BBQ for the price. We really like the side searer. My only complaint is that for some reason the back part of this BBQ doesn't seem to get as hot as the front. When we grill sliced zucchini, the ones in the front of the BBQ always cook faster. I like the side table for holding beers and plates. When we were shopping we went to Lowes, Home Depot and the BBQ Store. I opened and closed the lid of EVERY SINGLE one of them. I didn't want a super flimsy feeling BBQ, I found that this BBQ felt the best out of all the others in it's price range.
I'm really happy with it.
I bought it in Home Depot 2 years ago and I have now the 2 side burners totally gone, I need to replace all of the(4) main burners, heat tent, plus the bottom of the grill has a hole!
Every time you cook you have to clean up at least 1/2 hour, of course it cook the meat /chicken quick.
I had mine with properly cover, good care, still...cheap parts, it is gone. I need another grill for this season.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
we have it for 6 years usually covered ,recently we have to change all burners and plates otherwise excellent shape!!we recommend it!!!Published 9 months ago by aneta michalczyk
Bought this for my in-laws and they love it. One part was bent when I assembled it but I was able to put it together. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Alex
directions incomplete. have yet to finish assembly. several friends have tried to help me but to no avail. maybe I'll just stick some charcoal in the damn thing.Published on March 15, 2013 by milzy
I bought this model in spring of 2011. As of Nov. of 2012 most of the grill is badly rusted. And, I stored it in a garage for the entire winter last year. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by John
Our grill arrived on time, and is almost exactly like our old one which made it easy to assemble. This is our second Char Broil product, and we will continue to be loyal to Char... Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Leicia Romubio
DO NOT BUY !!!Without a doubt the biggest piece of junk I've had the misfortune to buy.Thought it was a quality product,yet rusted out in less than a year. Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by HOPPER
Not a good review so far. First, I ordered with 1-day shipping and the item arrived in 4 days. I requested a discount and to be refunded the shipping costs. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Poorly made, poorly designed. It is difficult to load the gas in and out because of how short the hose is. The doors would never stay shut, and it's rusting like nobody's business. Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by Brendan E. White
I have been grilling for over 50 yrs mostly gas and this grill is one of the hottest I've ever had - off the scale on my 600f oven temp. I used! Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by rockman