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Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Electric Grill, Red
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- 320 square inches of grilling surface area or 8 to 12 hamburger capacity
- Electric TRU-Infrared cooking system allows you to cook your food evenly with less flare-ups - juicier food, every time
- Porcelain-coated premium cooking grates are rust-resistant and easy-to-clean
- Compact and stylish design with wheels to easily move around your backyard or patio
- Great option if you can't use gas or charcoal and have a small footprint
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|Item Dimensions||38.2 x 25.2 x 24.4 inches|
|Shipping Weight||45.6 pounds|
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The Char-Broil Patio Bistros represent the next evolution in patio cooking. The Patio Caddies, which were staples for Char-Broil over the past decade, have been updated in design as well as cooking performance. The new Patio Bistros, are available in both electric and gas (this one is electric). The compact size, quality design, and solid construction, combined with Char-Broil's continued expansion of their award winning Infrared technology, yields a sleek grill and easy to use performance based grill. The Electric Patio Bistro looks like a gas grill and features precision dial electric control, a porcelain coated premium cooking grate, and 1750 watts of grilling power. As far as space the 320 square inches of grilling surface can accommodate between 8 and 12 hamburgers.
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
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I read every review left for this product, I'm just not sure what the "haters" are hating about.
Keep the grill clean, you don't need excessive nonstick spray, read the instructions regarding which part of the heating surface is hotter, and which area is for lower temp cooking.
One important note that at first I saw as a flaw, the rear half of the grill is very hot, being heating element is more concentrated there. So it gave me a hot searing surface and a slow cooking surface toward the front. Awesome for me. So I'll be commenting more as I experiment with techniques, materials, and ingredients.
Over all, well made and easy to use. I love it.
I use the grill for simple stuff - burgers, seafood, steaks, chicken breasts. Grill season here is 12 months long. I have it on a screened in patio.
The principal disappointment is that this grill takes a long time to heat up. You really have to let it have the full 20 minutes. And things seem to take a long time to cook - the bottom of the food cooks but the top does not, unlike the older grills, so when you flip it over it takes a while to cook all the way through. The grate is pretty large and is not all that easy to clean. When you brush it, you just sort of move stuff around as it really does not have a place to go. So you have to remember to clean it with soap and water after it cools off.
I have the predecessor Char-Broil Patio grill with the old style heating element and the faux briquettes. It died, and I thought why not get a new grill. I ended up getting a new controller and heating element and the old style grill works way better than the new.
I now use the new grill only for seafood, which works okay because it doesn't cook as fast so you don't ruin things.
NET RESULT: Total time the unit was on: 1 hour. Highest temperature achieved: less than 500º. Cooked: 1 frozen chicken patty, 1/4" thick. I'm still trying to get the grill clean - the residue baked IN and not OFF. And yes I used the suggested grill brush to no avail.
I'm not known as a "hater." I followed all the instructions AND the suggestions of those who posted rave reviews. The result was worse than dismal. I've never been so disappointed in a product in my life - and I've lived awhile! A total waste of money, effort and time - as far as I'm concerned. I'm not even going to try to foist it off on anybody on Craig's List. I'll Freecycle it and see if someone can find some use for it. I guess I'll go looking for a hibachi.
I gave it one star because it looks nice on my patio.