Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Gas Grill
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- Char-Broil 2-burner, 26,500 BTU gas grill
- 280 square inches of cooking surface on porcelain-coated wire grates
- Plastic side shelves offer extra work space with built-in handles and tool hooks
- Durable porcelain-coated steel lid and firebox, designed to withstand the elements
- Piezo ignition system for a reliable spark with every push
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Traditional 2 Burner Gas Grill
Looking for a gas grill small in size and low in price? This durable 2-burner model is perfect you. Features include durable burners and porcelain-coated grates, designed to keep you grilling for the long haul. Keep your favorite tools handy with the built-in hooks. From juicy steaks to corn on the cob, this grill will do it all, without making a dent in your wallet.
Convective Cooking System
Great for grilling and indirect cooking at low temperatures. Just close the lid and you’ll get even heat and low flare-ups.
Stainless Steel Burners
Our durable metal burners can take the heat and are built to last. (Burner ports may vary per model.)
Porcelain Coated Grates
The durable porcelain coating on these cooking grates make them rust-resistant and easy-to-clean.
Keep your grilling tools where you need them with built-in hooks on the side shelf.
|Item Dimensions||41.5 x 49 x 19 inches|
|Shipping Weight||46.15 pounds|
This grill features 2 burners that deliver 26,500 BTU's of heat and a 280-Square Inch cooking surface to accommodate large meals. The side shelves provide extra work space and 6" wheels allow you to move the grill easily.
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UPDATE: I took the grill apart and found two small brass pieces with a pin hole in the middle that are used to supply gas to the burner. I cleaned these and put it all back together, and it works again. Could have been food or a spider web or some other type of debris. Seems like a really easy part to have fail and very difficult to get to when they need to be cleaned. But, now that I know the issue I can clean them as necessary. Making them more accessible would be a great service to the grill owner.
Original review: I bought this grill to replace a "BackYard" grill I bought 5 yrs ago at the same price. The old grill had begun to rust out due to exposure from a lack of being able to find a good quality cover for it -they all dry rotted and or blew away. Otherwise it still cooks just fine.
This grill compared to my old one is a bit thinner in quality but still, for the price, it'll do just fine. I just fired it up (did not cook) and it ignited and flamed as expected.
In the picture, notice the chain thingy that hangs down on the left side. Would someone please tell me what that is for. My old grill had the same thing, only it was longer and hung down at the back of the grill. And that is all it ever did was just hang there because I have yet to figure out what it's purpose is.
In the Amazon summary above it states "easy assembly." Well, perhaps, if you are naturally inclined for such things or have previous experience or expertise at assembling grills. Otherwise, not so much. I had to assemble most of my old grill as well but some parts, such as the burners, were already in place. Not so with this grill. Every part of it must be assembled by you. I allowed plenty of time and 'took' plenty of time (the better part of an afternoon) to assemble in the comfort of my living room, with the accompaniment of 'rain delay' golf playing on the telly to entertain me during the many respites I took during assembly. I qualify these statement by saying I am no longer a 'spring chicken' with a quick mind, so I take most things more slowly than I did when I was 21. :-) The good news is, every nut, bolt and washer and every part was in the box. The only tools used by me were a box cutter for accessing the nuts and bolts and a Phillips head screw driver for assembly.
The 'blow-up' instructions are actually quite good and taking the time to study each step before proceeding will save you from making too many mistakes. For the time I took, I made two assembly errors but these were both easily corrected without any undue frustration or headaches.
The caveats of this grill compared to my old one are: 1) thinner grates for the cooking surface which allow more space between for, say, a poorly flipped burger patty to fall through to the bottom of the grill. How many times have I done that. Sheeesh. 2) poor design for placement and securing of tank. At least for my tank, I have yet to find a way to get the bracket designed for securing it to actually do that. 3) the gas feed hose from tank to burner is short but this does serve the purpose of actually keeping the tank sitting in place.
When assembling my old grill, I was pleasantly surprised, as I went along, with it's features, sturdiness and its functional design. With this grill, not so much. During assembly it seemed quite flimsy, however, after assembly, once I went back a snugged up all the screws, it became sufficiently sturdy.
For the money, I expect this grill will cook just fine, and that factor alone makes it a very good value for me.
The assembly starts with the tube frame. They are put together with bolts. The tube will crush if you expect the bolt to stop. Also assemble first loosely. Turn it upside down on a flat table and make sure the assembled frame parts sit squarely on the surface. This will take out most of the wobble. Tighten the bolts in this position.
The side tables use screws. It's too easy to drive the screws too far. I think the screw hole plastic broke. But the tray sits on metal frame. The tray will stay.
The picture instruction is accurate.
edit: One wire separated from the grate frame. Charbroil website is easy to navigate for warranty claims. I'll see how they respond. One year warranty for the grate. It's replacement part prices seem to be same as other parts website.
When I finished assembly, I lined the fire box and burner shield with aluminum foil. I measured the grills temperature with a digital thermometer and saw it exceed 650 degrees when empty and at full heat. One of the local box stores from Skokie Illinois has great deals on grills. I am sure you can guess which one.
This grill is light weight and heats hot, but no thermostat. My old grill is a George foreman gas grill and weighs 104 lbs., since I got married,I wanted a lighter grill for wife to use and be able to push around. The cast iron of the George Foreman grill is very heavy and will probably last 50 years, but it heats more slowly.
I cannot recommend that you purchase this grill. If you do, then you will be frustrated before it is assembled. I have an electro-mechanical degree, and although I did not make the mistakes many have referred to, I am used to reading line drawings, I was frustrated before it was done.
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This is a bitch to assemble! It took over 2 hours.Read more