Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900)

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  • 13,000 BTU
  • 240 sq. in. of cooking space
  • Stainless steel grate
  • 80 sq. in. warming rack
  • TRU-Infrared cooking system promises juicer food and fewer flare-ups without hot or cold spots
  • Small in size but large on features
  • Grill cover available, Ace No. 8269284


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CHARBROILChar-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900)
 
3.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Efficient (9)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Reliable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (7)
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    • Midrange shopper (8)
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    • Personal (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Review:Charbroil Tru-Infrared Bistro 240

Due to its size its quick and economical to us. It cooks excellent if you follow the directions.

I am not sure we have the cleaning down to what it...Read complete review

Due to its size its quick and economical to us. It cooks excellent if you follow the directions.

I am not sure we have the cleaning down to what it should be. We are certainly not burning it off to clean it. It does clean up fairly quickly if you scrape both sides of the V-grill service and let the knife open the openings where needed. I would also like its grill surface to come out easier. I see no other grills out there to compare it to. If you can buy it on sale it certainly is worth trying out. If you don't need a large grill and you want to experience infra red cooking you won't be disappointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pros and Cons - Life cycle of a bistro grill

Background: I've owned this grill 2.5 - 3 years. It has been through a lot and I will be buying a new grill soon. I've used this grill 1-3 times every week...Read complete review

Background: I've owned this grill 2.5 - 3 years. It has been through a lot and I will be buying a new grill soon. I've used this grill 1-3 times every week and kept it outside in the Florida climate for all 3 years. Here is my whole experience, the good and the bad. The Pros: It is very fuel efficient, I've only changed tanks on it twice. It grills a great steak or burger every time and can fit 8 large burgers on the grill. It sears very well, but does cook hot, so more delicate foods must be watched closely. The grilling surface is amazing!!!! It's great for veggies because they will not slip through. The Cons: I've never had an ignition button last longer than a few weeks, and I have tried 4. Just gave up and light with a long lighter. If you want the grill to last, you need to clean meticulously. As grillers know, if you clean a grill you lose some of the true grill flavor you get from the cooking accumulations. Though the grilling surface is amazing, a frequent year round griller will get a year out of it before it needs to be replaced. My second grilling surface is ready to be replaced now. The same can be said for the brackets that hold the drip pan. The Aftermath: I loved using and abusing this grill. I've cooked anything from meats and veggies to fruits and pizza on the grill. After almost 3 years of heavy use, the welds/screws on the front have broken and the control module fell from the front of the frame. I repaired the handle during year 2 because the screws broke. To sum up, I am pretty happy with the performance of this grill, though I think the quality of some parts are a little suspect.

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4.0

Great Little Grill!

By lovelivingrural

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

We've had our Patio Bistro grill for just under a year. It was a hassle to assemble but once it was, we've loved it! Unlike some others, our battery operated igniter has worked perfectly every time. We use lithium batteries in the igniter so we don't have to worry about leakage that causes corrosion. We are an older couple and this grill is the perfect size for two people or for that matter, even four. We've even grilled in heavy winds with this grill, winds that would blow out our old gas grill, and it performed flawlessly. The only complaint we have with it is we wish the wheels were a little larger and sturdier as the ones it comes with are cheaply made. That is the only reason we didn't give it 5 stars. All in all this grill is a winner!

 
5.0

Compact yet cooks like a commercial grill

By Duc748

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

I bought this grill over the summer (2016) for our beach condo. We have limited storage space in a utility room at the ground level. I got the Bistro to replace a "tail gate" grill from another manufacturer that collapsed. The problem with the competitor's model was the shallow cooking area. The Bistro Grill is compact, yet it provides you with ample cooking surface and depth between the grill surface and the lid top. It allows for great heat control! We grilled dishes that required low-heat / slow cooking to high-heat / searing (such as seafood, steaks and burgers, chicken and fresh vegetables). It's fantastic and performs like a full size commercial grill.

 
4.0

Great gas grill for a few people

By Rod the cookman

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

Have had it for 3 years now and love it. Have to light it by hand the starter never really worked. Can come home from work fire it up and enjoy my meal in know time.

 
5.0

Wonderful Grill

By Nansile

from Ocean Shores, WA

About Me Grilling Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Easy To Cleanup
  • Easy To Use
  • Even Heat
  • Great Design
  • Short Grill Time

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For Self/Couple
    • Great Searing
    • Indirect Cooking

    Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

    We were hesitant, but not now. We hav grilled everything with this. Love it.

     
    4.0

    Love the way it's cooks

    By Bbgb

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

    Works great had a little trouble with getting it lite so we took off original lighter and put on the cheap lighter works great now

     
    3.0

    not easy to clean

    By bear12

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

    how can I clean the grate? can i use vinegar and baking soda to clean the grate ?

     
    4.0

    Great grill!

    By lovelivingrural

    from State Of Jefferson

    About Me Grilling Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Short Grill Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Self/Couple
      • Small Gatherings

      Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

      So far this has been a great grill. To me, and I'm fairly handy, it was more difficult to assemble than I expected. Fires right up with the electronic starter. Just make sure you do it correctly. Open the grill's lid, turn the dial to the red flame symbol, open the gas valve and push down on the igniter. Really nice!

      The only complaint we have is the wheels are small and cheap and it's kind of hard to move around. All in all though, we really like this grill!

       
      4.0

      Love the TRU-Infrared!

      By KenE

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

      I have had the grill for over 4 years. Finally had to order some parts. I never burned a steak or burger in all 4 years. If you have limited space then this is the grill you need.

       
      4.0

      Replacement to start the grill has gone bad.

      By Fritz1953

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

      I bought this grill two years ago in April. In July of the same year I got a notice there was a defect on how you started it. I was set apart which I had put on I felt they should have reprice the grill since it was brand-new. Now this part has gone bad and I don't know what to do I guess I need a replacement part that I don't know who I will get to put it on this time. Please answer.m

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Grill works great but cheap plastic parts break

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

      I like the way the grill cooks, and was initially happy with grill and bought a different model for use in my motorhome. Then the chinzey plastic parts started breaking. You cannot just get the plastic that broke but have to buy the complete assembly just to the part you need. I wish I had not bought a char-broil for my motorhome now.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Pros and Cons - Life cycle of a bistro grill

      By Brando

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

      Background: I've owned this grill 2.5 - 3 years. It has been through a lot and I will be buying a new grill soon. I've used this grill 1-3 times every week and kept it outside in the Florida climate for all 3 years. Here is my whole experience, the good and the bad. The Pros: It is very fuel efficient, I've only changed tanks on it twice. It grills a great steak or burger every time and can fit 8 large burgers on the grill. It sears very well, but does cook hot, so more delicate foods must be watched closely. The grilling surface is amazing!!!! It's great for veggies because they will not slip through. The Cons: I've never had an ignition button last longer than a few weeks, and I have tried 4. Just gave up and light with a long lighter. If you want the grill to last, you need to clean meticulously. As grillers know, if you clean a grill you lose some of the true grill flavor you get from the cooking accumulations. Though the grilling surface is amazing, a frequent year round griller will get a year out of it before it needs to be replaced. My second grilling surface is ready to be replaced now. The same can be said for the brackets that hold the drip pan. The Aftermath: I loved using and abusing this grill. I've cooked anything from meats and veggies to fruits and pizza on the grill. After almost 3 years of heavy use, the welds/screws on the front have broken and the control module fell from the front of the frame. I repaired the handle during year 2 because the screws broke. To sum up, I am pretty happy with the performance of this grill, though I think the quality of some parts are a little suspect.

       
      5.0

      Great and easy cooking

      By Kimeo

      from Central Point, OR

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to clean
      • Good construction
      • High quality
      • Intuitive controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Simple Meals

        Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

        Handy, small, only need a small unit. Love how it heats up quickly. Fire starts every time, then adjust. Found it at my local ACE store. Very portable, took it on camping trip to Bandon.

         
        4.0

        Cooks Great

        By StuJo

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

        The good stuff: a) I have owned this grill for 3 years. It cooks more evenly than any other grill I have owned. b) Heats up quickly which saves on gas. c) Great value. The not so good stuff: a) It is a little hard to control the temp on the low end. b) The electric start died after 1 year, but that has been my experience with other grills. It is easy enough to use a long-nosed lighter through the "match port" or whatever that hole is called. c) I just ordered a replacement cooking grate. I wish it lasted longer or that it wasn't so expensive, but it is still less expensive than replacing the whole grill. d) If the handle starts to get loose, get out your screw drive right away. Just tighten the screw as soon as you notice it because it is nearly impossible to open the lid when the handle falls off. I wish it were a little bigger, but I knew the size before buying it, so I can't really include this as a negative item. I know that I wrote more about the "not so good", but overall, I think this is a good product and would buy it again.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        ignitor switch

        By higgs

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

        after 2 months the ignitor switch stopped working so now I must remove the grill every time I lite manually. The grill is not easy to remove and replace. I cant find my reciept so forget warranty. Its a huge pain in the butt

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Parts do not last

        By ibbruce

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

        Bought this grill two years ago. I really liked it and it works great but the parts are rusting away. I coated the grill itself with oil as suggest and the burner parts. It did not matter. They all disintegrated and fell apart. Even the bolts that hold the top hinged cover rusted through and the cover fell off. It is a good idea in theory but is really a piece of junk. Very disappointed in this grill. Why make it out of parts that will rust? We customers don't intend on using this indoors. I am putting it on the curb. Too costly to replace all the rusted parts and bolts.

         
        2.0

        Only heats up to 450degrees

        By Susans228

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

        Shouldn't this heat up more than 450. And that's with the outside temp 100degrees!?

         
        3.0

        jury is still out

        By buckster

        from New York

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Efficient

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

          I had a problem since day one with the starter and called CB and they sent me a new one and it still does not work and have to light it with a match (hence the lighting hole in the back) but I'm still getting used to the (infrared) cooking part as you have to season every time you use it. I had the old patio caddie and loved it, now I don't know

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love It!!!

          By gmalms

          from Illinois

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to Use
          • Efficient
          • Quality Construction
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

              Have only had this a couple of weeks, but I love it. Easy to use, requires a little maintenance after each use, but it's worth it. I recommend the use of peanut oil as they suggest to prevent rusting.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              TERRIBLE GRILL

              By boiler room joe

              from waukegan,il

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Set Up
                • Inefficient
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                  never used it, had to return it, the factory installed hoses leaked gas, went back to charcoal and old reliable "WEBER" grill, this would have been our 1st gas grill but - NO WAY !

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent grill, love it

                  By Magicbob

                  from Akron, Oh

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Efficient
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                    I grill 300 days a year, I have had and wore out $800.00 Stainless grills in two years. This one is built well and the Infrared cooktop is great, pop it into the dishwasher and it's good as new. Steaks, chops, dogs, and burgers have all been easy to cook and come off a perfect mid-rare even 1"+ steaks.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    The best grill that I have ever owned!

                    By Mister D

                    from Long Beach, CA

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Efficient
                    • No Flare Ups
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Organization
                      • Presentations

                      Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                      Easy to move around. Lights with ease.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Good Times

                      By Jeff

                      from Puyallup WA

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Efficient
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Use

                        Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                        Great grill at a great price. Not too big and not too little! Just right and convection cooking is awesome! 5 Stars *****

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Fits the bill

                        By Rod

                        from Ocala florida

                        About Me Budget Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Efficient
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Use

                          Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                          I have used this grill several times. The IR does grill differently than a standard gas grill. The jury is still out to weather it is better.
                          This grill is small enough to fit the small space allocated in the garage and it uses a 25lb propane tank instead of the small tank I had been using.
                          I would be nice to have a small flip up table and spot to hang utensils

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          great little grill

                          By julie

                          from austin tx

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Efficient

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use

                            Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                            This grill replaces the older version we had, which was not infrared.
                            This grill cooks evenly, and even produces the grill marks on whatever is cooking.
                            Have only used this 3 times, but very happy with it.
                            The grill was already put together when we purchased it. Yay!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Review:Charbroil Tru-Infrared Bistro 240

                            By Ida Duitagain

                            from Montpelier, VT

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Efficient
                            • It Is Not Perfect But Vg
                            • Quality Construction
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • No Major Problems
                            • No Major Problems Or Defe

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use
                            • Its Not That Big An Adva

                            Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                            Due to its size its quick and economical to us. It cooks excellent if you follow the directions.

                            I am not sure we have the cleaning down to what it should be. We are certainly not burning it off to clean it. It does clean up fairly quickly if you scrape both sides of the V-grill service and let the knife open the openings where needed. I would also like its grill surface to come out easier. I see no other grills out there to compare it to. If you can buy it on sale it certainly is worth trying out. If you don't need a large grill and you want to experience infra red cooking you won't be disappointed.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Grill!

                            By Bea

                            from Orlando, FL

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Efficient
                            • Quality Construction
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use

                              Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                              I use this grill often, it is small, easy to use, easy to maneuver,cooks food evenly and almost as good as my convection oven!
                              I would recommend putting wheels on the back as well as the front, also make a grill cover same shape as the grill, when I purchased my Patio Grill I had to buy a grill cover by a different company that was shaped the same as the Patio Grill .....GREAT Grill you will not be disappointed!....

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great grill, excellent for small decks.

                              By Ralph

                              from Northern Virginia

                              Comments about CHARBROIL Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro 240 Gas Grill (14601900):

                              Uses little gas. Temperature gage works well, can almost use as an oven.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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