Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897)

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  • Sub Brand: Patio Bistro 180 Tru-Infrared
  • Fuel Type: LP Gas
  • Product Type: Grill
  • Color Family: Black
  • Assembled Depth: 20 in.
  • Heat Thermometer: Yes
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Assembled Width: 18 in.
  • Grill Material: Porcelain
  • Finish: Polished
  • Tank Included: No
  • Grill Type: Table Top
  • Grill Light Included: No
  • Cooking Area: 180 sq. in.
  • Ignition Type: Electrical
  • Assembled Height: 17 in.
  • CSA Listed: Yes


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CHARBROILChar-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897)
 
3.9

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

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    (3)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

incredible heat for a portable

works reliably and very hot...no flareups, just a lil smoke...i use it with sous vide machine...let sous vide bring steak to 137....takes about an hr,...Read complete review

works reliably and very hot...no flareups, just a lil smoke...i use it with sous vide machine...let sous vide bring steak to 137....takes about an hr, med rare...then grill 2-3 minutes on ea side....u cant get a steak like this in any restaurant....cooked to a dark pink, then grill marks on the infrared to make it look tasty....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Functions Well, Maintenance Issues

The grill is great for convenience. However, removal of the controller (required each time since it must be stored indoors) is very difficult. My wife is unable to pull it out, and...Read complete review

The grill is great for convenience. However, removal of the controller (required each time since it must be stored indoors) is very difficult. My wife is unable to pull it out, and I have to struggle with it. Now, after the warranty has expired (and with a platter of raw pork chops), we find that the unit trips the GFCI, and is unusable. The controller alone works fine, but when reassembled and turned on, it trips the GFCI. Apparently there is electrical leakage between the heating element and the sheath (ground). If this has to be replaced that often, then I'd just as soon gut it and use charcoal. We had to resort to indoor cooking. Not pleased.

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5.0

Perfect size on a small porch

By LindaS

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

Have had my grill for at least 7 years, replacing parts as I need too. Easy to find and order and easy to replace. Before I had this grill, I could never get my food cooked right. Now it's easy to cook things to perfection! I never want to have to give this grill up ... thank you Char-Broil!

 
5.0

incredible heat for a portable

By ripmondo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

works reliably and very hot...no flareups, just a lil smoke...i use it with sous vide machine...let sous vide bring steak to 137....takes about an hr, med rare...then grill 2-3 minutes on ea side....u cant get a steak like this in any restaurant....cooked to a dark pink, then grill marks on the infrared to make it look tasty....

 
5.0

Lets me grill anywhere!

By G Gregory

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

I bought the Portable Patio Gas Grill a little over a week ago. It's easy to transport with the built-in handle. I can see myself using it everywhere I go. I've used it on two different weekends already. Because of the design it flares up very little. Temperature control is precise with the turn dial control. The lid mounted temperature gauge lets you enjoy cooking without keeping a constant eye on the food. Just check the gauge once in a while. I've never had juicier or tastier chicken that was cooked all the way through with no pink inside. It was just absolutely delicious! Clean up is super easy because the grates are porcelain coated.

 
4.0

Mr

By bobby80908

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

Have used it only once but it's just the right size for a small town home with limited storage space.
A bit on the pricey side compared to full-size BBQs.

 
5.0

Great steak, great hamburgers!

By b324

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

I just had this thing given to me. And I was showing my buddy this page across the internet when I noticed it had terrible reviews. Yeah if you can't get it to ignite right away you have to reach in and move the electrode just a little bit to be in the gas/flame path. Essentially the gas is headed upward and the electrode is installed just below that path. So yeah I experienced that too but I didn't write the whole thing off. If the ignition system is dead you probably need a fresh battery, or plug the wires in a little more they kind of click into place. Cleaning the grill??? Well I don't really see the problem in the future, it is a bit compact but they supplied a spiky wedge scraper and that so far seems to do just fine. I think it's a great BBQ! It gets warm quick easily up to 500F on setting 3, and stays hot with little gas usage.

 
1.0

HORRIBLE TO CLEAN!! Grates are a nightmare

By photo1257

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

There is no way to clean the grates on this grill. I have seasoned it and have cleaned after each use and lightly oiled again. There is a serious design flaw which causes the good to get stuck and there is no reasonable way to clean the grates. I'm trying to find out if the whole grate can be replaced with a simple grate or cast iron or something that can be cleaned. Very disappointed.

 
2.0

Wont fire

By NA0000

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

I just bought the char broil patio bistrotru infared 180 last week and it wont fire. Please help

 
4.0

Good grill but would prefer a gas or charcoal gril

By pcman

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

Bought this grill because my condo complex doesn't allow gas or charcoal grills. Nice grill, doesn't fee cheap and was easy to put together. Gets pretty hot and grills steaks really nicely. Miss being able to do indirect grilling for chicken. Hope in a future version there will one element on each half so you can turn one side off. Then again, the grill may not get hot enough.. Oh well. Pretty pricey, you can buy almost 4 Weber Smokey Joe Grills for the same price and grilling real estate but, if you are in the same boat as me, this a few other electric grills are your only option.

 
1.0

Ignition system

By Gary 92

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

I purchased this grill on 5/27/16. I worked fine twice then the ignition system failed. They sent new parts which I installed and it worked fine three times. Failed again. It is either inferior quality parts or design, I just don't know.

 
2.0

Functions Well, Maintenance Issues

By engrtype

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

The grill is great for convenience. However, removal of the controller (required each time since it must be stored indoors) is very difficult. My wife is unable to pull it out, and I have to struggle with it. Now, after the warranty has expired (and with a platter of raw pork chops), we find that the unit trips the GFCI, and is unusable. The controller alone works fine, but when reassembled and turned on, it trips the GFCI. Apparently there is electrical leakage between the heating element and the sheath (ground). If this has to be replaced that often, then I'd just as soon gut it and use charcoal. We had to resort to indoor cooking. Not pleased.

 
5.0

Fits the bill

By Jeanran

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

This grill is just what I needed for my small balcony and much safer than other options. I am truly enjoying it.

 
5.0

The Little Grill That Can!

By islandboy58

from Galveston, TX, United States

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

I received this as a Christmas gift and have grilled steaks, chicken, burgers, dogs and sausage on this little grill. It's perfect for two to four adults. It gets hot quickly, stays at the set temperature, and is able to sear meat just like a gas or charcoal grill. I place hickory wood chips on the side of the grate and it smokes the meat while grilling. I absolutely LOVE it! It's perfect for my apartment patio! After it cools off, I carry it inside and clean up is very easy in the kitchen sink.

 
1.0

Electric components not lasting

By CampinMan

from Nancy, KY

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

I have had two of the electric one and loved the way it cooked but the components are only lasting a little over a year (the warranty)! The parts are half as much as a new grill. I will try someone else's product that stands behind it for a longer period of time.

 
5.0

Simple

By Flakeyone

from Atlanta, GA, United States

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

Good quality, good price, good performance = good value

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this Grill

By PolkaBilly

from Trenton, MI, United States

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

Great product for the price. Unbelievable heat to sear steaks. I bought the table top model and can cook anywhere with it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Grill For The Lanai

By JoePatFlorida

from Fort Myers, FL, United States

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

We bought this grill because our condo complex does not allow gas or propane grilles. It is the perfect size and cooks everything we put on it. It took us a couple of times to figure out how to adjust the electric setting to grill without over-cooking things, but once we fined tuned that part of the process, we have been able to cook everything from fish to chicken (very moist) to steak (medium every time). We are very pleased with our Patio Bistro electric grill.

 
3.0

OK

By f150sc

from Tennessee, United States

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

The grill is solid. Takes 15-20 minutes to heat to 550. The numbers of dial don't really represent heat. Takes awhile to get the right setting for the temp you want. I don't have anything to compare it to. But for the price and patience you'll be OK. Really tough to use as smoker.

 
1.0

rust bucket and hard to clean.

By Ricster

from Kutztown

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

Never again will I buy a char broil product they are very defective.

 
5.0

Easy clean

By Sport

from Peoria, IL, United States

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

I love the portable grill. No more hall my other Bistro from garage. This I keep by the back door on table. Just like I am camping. Thanks Char

 
5.0

Superb performance

By Candyman

from Waterloo, ON, Canada

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

Bought about a month ago, tried it with steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs on first use, worked like a charm and I am very impressed. Going camping again in a couple of weeks and this is all ready packed ready to go!!!!

 
5.0

So easy to use.

By Elmer

from New Hartford, NY, United States

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

So easy to clean. I don't have to cook. On high heat.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the Recreational Vehicle lifestyle.

By JayRVer

from Bella Vista AR.

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

We spend the winters in Arizona in a RV Park and this past winter was the first year with my Patio Bistro 180 Electric. Have had many others before: Charcoal, gas, etc and the180 is so convenient. No messy charcoal or running out of gas while cooking. The 180 is cleaner, faster, more convenient, easier to clean grates. Very compact and that is important with RV's. Don't know how I got along without it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice product

By devo5

from Quad Cities, IL

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

I love the way it cooks. However, it's hard to clean below the grill.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great features

By JoeandCathy12345

from West Des Moines, Iowa

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

We got our Char-Broil and instantly cooked chicken and steaks AND brats on it . We loved the ease at which you can cook on it. Easy to plug it in and easy to clean and you're done !!!!!

 
3.0

Just OK

By Cobra

from Southeast

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

We bought this since we had such great performance from our gas grill.

 
5.0

Great Price... Great ...

By GNWBucky

from Bonita Springs Florida

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Patio Bistro Gas Grill (14601897):

Great Price... Great Quality...Great Performance! Easy to Assemble....Easy to Clean! What more can be said?

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