Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578)

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  • 1750 watts
  • 240 square inch primary cooking space, 320 square inch total cooking space
  • Assembles size: 25"L x 25"W x 28"H
  • Fuel efficient 12K BTU burner system
  • Stainless steel premium cooking grate
  • Precision dial electric control
  • Temperature gauge
  • Porcelain coated exterior
  • Red finish
  • Cool touch handles
  • Storage grate for tools
  • Strong durable wheels


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Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578)
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Craftsmanship (13)
  • Easy assembly (12)
  • Easy to clean (12)
  • Durable (11)
  • Portable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For self/couple (18)
    • Small gatherings (10)
    • Great searing (7)
    • Portable use (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Grilling enthusiast (14), Occasional griller (7)
      • I Am A:
      • Couple no kids (8), Single female (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My First Electric Grill & I Love It!

    Just received my electric grill and I'm loving it!
    • There was easy step by step assembly instructions (took me 45min to put together).
    • Plugged it in...Read complete review

    Just received my electric grill and I'm loving it!
    • There was easy step by step assembly instructions (took me 45min to put together).
    • Plugged it in and turned it to the highest temperature (5=500), closed the top so it will heat faster (took about 10min) in which I started to prep the food. I cooked 2 Rib Eye Steaks and 2 Potato's (turned heat down a little). It came out "Perfect and Juicy".
    • Clean up seems to be easy for me but then again, I have a cleaning OCD! So for easy cleaning, I lined the bottom of the grill with foil :) Sooo far so good (less cleaning).

    There are a few things you need to remember... this is an electric grill NOT a charcoal/gas grill. Cooking with charcoal and gas grills, it's an open flame so it's okay to leave the top open. Electric grills is best to cook food with the top down so the heat distributes throughout the grill (you'll here the sizzle and smell the aroma). Use your own determination on when to check on your food.

    Prepared dinner for me and a friend, he thought I cooked the steak over a gas grill... so yes he was surprised it was electric.

    Granted, I love grilling with Charcoal/Keawe Wood but since I'm living in an apartment, I decided to try electric and I have no regrets (yet) about purchasing this.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Impressed

    The grill never really cooked evenly. The element and controler have both malfunctioned and the manufacturer, Char-Broil, claims that because the grill remains on an outdoor screened in porch that...Read complete review

    The grill never really cooked evenly. The element and controler have both malfunctioned and the manufacturer, Char-Broil, claims that because the grill remains on an outdoor screened in porch that "condensation" forms on the inside of the heat controller causing it to malfunction.They claim they are not responsible. The company representative at Char-Broil that I spoke with suggested that after grilling, I remove the element and heat controller and take them into an "inside environment". This is just not practical as the controller is bolted to the base. Of course, the Char-Broil representative offered to sell me a new heat controller and element for around $100,[...]. That is over half of what I paid for the grill to begin with. I declined. You should too! Decline to buy this or any other Char-Broil grill! The company does not stand behind their product, at least in this case. Even when the grill was *working*, it performed poorly by cooking unevenly and long preheat times.

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    4.0

    Just my size

    By Bird brain

    from AR

    About Me Occasional Griller

    Pros

    • Craftsmanship
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Self/Couple

      Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

      It was easier to assemble with two people. One holding the part in place and the other one screwing the parts together.

      • I Am A:
      • Couple No Kids
       
      5.0

      good electric grill

      By Joe

      from Holly Springs, NC

      About Me Grilling Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Craftsmanship
      • Durable
      • Easy Assembly
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Small grilling space

      Best Uses

      • For Self/Couple
      • Small Gatherings

      Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

      Have not tried steaks, but were successful grilling burgers, fish, crab cakes, kabobs, chicken. Trick is to keep the lid closed as much as possible.

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best impulse buy I've made in ages

      By SanQuiz

      from Bowling Green, KY

      About Me Grilling Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Craftsmanship
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Small grilling space

      Best Uses

      • For Self/Couple
      • Portable Use

      Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

      I saw a great deal on this in-store over the summer after our old gas grill had bitten the dust and decided to buy it. Since my husband usually uses our grill at least twice a week, to say he was skeptical would be an understatement. I told him up front about the reviews that it wasn't the easiest thing to clean, just so he'd know what to expect. Well, to quote my husband after each use of this grill, "It's the second best gift you've ever bought me!" -- second only to the SiriusXM Stilleto. He absolutely loves it. He does say that the cleaning is very simple if you leave the heat on for a few minutes after removing the food. Also, the grilling area wouldn't be great if you have a large family, but, since it's just us two and our kid, it works perfectly. I would highly recommend!!

      • I Am A:
      • Family Young Kids

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      disappointment - junk

      By Maria

      from Long Beach, NY

      About Me Grilling Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Did Not Heat Up
        • Poor Cooking

        Best Uses

          Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

          live in a condo had to use electric, this did NOT do the job

          • I Am A:
          • Family Young Kids

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best electric patio grill !!!!!!!

          By Queenie

          from North Wales, PA

          About Me Grilling Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Craftsmanship
          • Durable
          • Easy Assembly
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy to use
          • Great results
          • Large cooking area
          • Nice Looking
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For Self/Couple
            • Great Searing
            • Indirect Cooking
            • Large Gatherings
            • Portable Use
            • Small Gatherings

            Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

            I'm single and the minute the weather gets nice, any season, I start grilling....I grill a complete dinner every night - meat, potato, corn on the cob and romaine lettuce for a grilled Caesar salad......This is a great product and I've recently purchased my THIRD one....I live in a first floor condo and this is perfect for the patio...It's wonderful to grill during a rain storm while my neighbors are stuck cooking inside because they have gas or charcoal grills which have to be moved out on to the lawn...!!!!

            • I Am A:
            • Single Female
             
            4.0

            Give it a look!

            By JAWs

            from Waco, TX

            About Me Occasional Griller

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Craftsmanship
            • Easy To Clean
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • For Self/Couple
              • Great Searing
              • Small Gatherings

              Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

              In the short time I have owned and used this electric grill I would rate it as excellent. I can't say how it will hold up over time but it appears to be well made and designed. For the price it is better than my last small gas grill. It is electric so I can use it on my covered patio, but remember that it should be protected from the elements when not in use.

              • I Am A:
              • Couple No Kids
               
              5.0

              Perfect

              By Cyrus

              from Sunnyvale

              About Me Grilling Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • For Self/Couple
                • Great Searing
                • Portable Use
                • Small Gatherings

                Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                Small and color full grill perfect temperature with no hassle for charcoal or gas. Plug in, turn on and it is ready in 5 minutes for cooking any food you like. I have tried all variety and quite impressed with this unit. Never buy the Cuisinart brand as it is under power. Assembly took a while longer than I wished.

                • I Am A:
                • Couple No Kids
                 
                5.0

                Love This Grill

                By Nancy

                from Scottsdale, AZ

                About Me Occasional Griller

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Craftsmanship
                • Durable
                • Easy Assembly
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • For Self/Couple
                  • Small Gatherings

                  Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                  Since I am only allowed to have electric on my patio. This is a perfect choice. It cooks good. And it is so cute.

                  • I Am A:
                  • Single Female
                   
                  4.0

                  Surprisingly good!

                  By eefacm

                  from Lovely MidWest

                  About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • A Cute Color
                  • Craftsmanship
                  • Easy to use
                  • Heats up fast
                  • Hotter Than Expected
                  • Multi-Fuel enabled
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • For Self/Couple
                    • Portable Use
                    • Small Deckpatiobalcony

                    Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                    I REALLY wanted the Charbroil Patio Bistro Infrared "GAS" Grill-apaprently those were re-called d/t some defect, so I was stuck with the 'Electric' model. I made the leap... 'Electric' I thought? Seriously? How could this even begin to do a decent grill? Infrared is the answer it seems!
                    I did two filets the1st night and they were amazing! A touch of salt & pepper, a little oil, TAH DAH! I just followed the directions-1st doing the 'seasoning' of the grill by heating it up & burning off any oils, etc... for 15-20 minutes. This grill heats up to 500+ degrees in 15 minutes flat.Everything I've grilled is juicy & flavorful! (Infrared magic?)
                    I forgot to buy a cover-(Next purchase!) but the 'Controller' needs to be removed from the grill & brought in side when not in use-just pull out-no screws, etc... Extra cleaning post-grilling is needed, but well-worth the work for the wonderful juiciness & flavor you get with little or no work pre-grilling! I like my little red grill-& I love the red-hot color! HA!

                    • I Am A:
                    • Single Female

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I love it

                    By frequent flier

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Craftsmanship
                    • Easy Assembly
                    • Easy To Clean

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • For Self/Couple
                      • Small Gatherings

                      Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                      I just got this grill so I'm in no position to judge durability but in every other regard, I could not be more pleased. I have 10 thumbs when it comes to mechanical ability, but this was easy to assemble. All the holes were in the right places and no missing parts. I immediately had to try it out on completion so I put on a tenderloin. It came out perfectly. I am completely satisfied with this grill. Thanks to a previous reviewer for suggesting lining it with foil. This will make for super easy clean up

                      • I Am A:
                      • Single Male

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Couldn't even use it

                      By l3mon

                      from Vancouver, Canada

                      About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Unstable

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                          Spent 45 minutes assembling the thing only to plug it in and have it blow my breaker within a few seconds of turning it on. Tried it a few times. Not recommended at all, do not buy. Returning.

                          • I Am A:
                          • Couple No Kids

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          great for apartments

                          By Tara

                          from Bradenton FL

                          About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Assembly
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                          • Hard to clean

                          Best Uses

                          • For Self/Couple

                          Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                          We have had this for just over a year and it still works great. Our apartment didn't allow propane grills but this worked great on the patio as an alternative since it is electric. My husband grills on it at least once a week. Makes great steaks, hamburgers, and hotdogs. I suggest lining the inside with foil before you grill to help keep with clean up. I can be hard to clean if you don't. Other than that is is great for the 2 of us.

                          • I Am A:
                          • Couple No Kids

                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          My First Electric Grill & I Love It!

                          By islandgirl808

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Craftsmanship
                          • Durable
                          • Easy Assembly
                          • Easy To Clean

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • For Self/Couple
                            • Great Searing
                            • Small Gatherings

                            Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                            Just received my electric grill and I'm loving it!
                            • There was easy step by step assembly instructions (took me 45min to put together).
                            • Plugged it in and turned it to the highest temperature (5=500), closed the top so it will heat faster (took about 10min) in which I started to prep the food. I cooked 2 Rib Eye Steaks and 2 Potato's (turned heat down a little). It came out "Perfect and Juicy".
                            • Clean up seems to be easy for me but then again, I have a cleaning OCD! So for easy cleaning, I lined the bottom of the grill with foil :) Sooo far so good (less cleaning).

                            There are a few things you need to remember... this is an electric grill NOT a charcoal/gas grill. Cooking with charcoal and gas grills, it's an open flame so it's okay to leave the top open. Electric grills is best to cook food with the top down so the heat distributes throughout the grill (you'll here the sizzle and smell the aroma). Use your own determination on when to check on your food.

                            Prepared dinner for me and a friend, he thought I cooked the steak over a gas grill... so yes he was surprised it was electric.

                            Granted, I love grilling with Charcoal/Keawe Wood but since I'm living in an apartment, I decided to try electric and I have no regrets (yet) about purchasing this.

                            • I Am A:
                            • Single Female

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Not so hot for this grill

                            By Momma only likes well-done

                            from EMo, NY

                            About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Easy Assembly

                            Cons

                            • Uneven Cooking

                            Best Uses

                            • For Self/Couple

                            Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                            Purchased grill last spring and have used it a number of times - not impressed. Condo rules bar gas grills or else this thing would have been retired already. This grill only achieves enough heat for hot dogs and thin burgers/cutlets. It takes at least a half hour of preheat to get it high enough for a little sear on a piece of steak. Average size (2+") steak will take 40 min minimum. I gave it three stars based on comparison to other electric grills, but it only gets a half star if comparing it to gas.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Poor design of the grill itself.

                            By Jackie

                            from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                            About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Difficult to clean

                            Best Uses

                            • For Self/Couple

                            Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                            The grill itself is poorly designed for cleaning. Can't clean it with a brush, because the food gets caught in the grooves!

                            • I Am A:
                            • Couple No Kids

                            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great grill

                            By Jim

                            from Tallula, IL

                            About Me Occasional Griller

                            Pros

                            • Craftsmanship
                            • Easy Assembly
                            • Easy To Clean

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • For Self/Couple
                              • Small Gatherings

                              Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                              Every gas grill I've owned, has had "hot spots" and uneven cooking. Not so with this one-cooks great and "no gas bottles to buy". I liked it so much, I bought a second one for our lake place. Great product. JA

                              • I Am A:
                              • Couple No Kids

                              (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Not Impressed

                              By Scott

                              from Columbia , SC

                              About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Heat control malfunction
                                • Uneven Cooking

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                                  The grill never really cooked evenly. The element and controler have both malfunctioned and the manufacturer, Char-Broil, claims that because the grill remains on an outdoor screened in porch that "condensation" forms on the inside of the heat controller causing it to malfunction.They claim they are not responsible. The company representative at Char-Broil that I spoke with suggested that after grilling, I remove the element and heat controller and take them into an "inside environment". This is just not practical as the controller is bolted to the base. Of course, the Char-Broil representative offered to sell me a new heat controller and element for around $100,[...]. That is over half of what I paid for the grill to begin with. I declined. You should too! Decline to buy this or any other Char-Broil grill! The company does not stand behind their product, at least in this case. Even when the grill was *working*, it performed poorly by cooking unevenly and long preheat times.

                                  • I Am A:
                                  • Single Male

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Perfect for Apartments!

                                  By Apt Griller

                                  from IL

                                  About Me Occasional Griller

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Assembly
                                  • Easy To Clean
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • For Self/Couple
                                    • Great Searing

                                    Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                                    It is a great grill! I get the flavor of grilling and I can have it at my apartment. The compact designs is perfect for my small deck and it looks cute. The assembly instructions are easy to follow. There is plenty of grilling space. I can grill enough at once for a small group of friends. Clean up is quick. The grilling surface easily comes out and fits in my sink. One downside I've noticed is that when the lid is up it loses heat quickly. However, once the lid is shut it doesn't take long to heat back up. Also, I was disappointed when it got some condensation inside the thermometer within the first few days. Overall, I have been very pleased.

                                    • I Am A:
                                    • Single Female

                                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Works great

                                    By diane johnson

                                    from Trinity, Florida

                                    About Me Occasional Griller

                                    Pros

                                    • Craftsmanship
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy Assembly
                                    • Easy To Clean

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • For Self/Couple

                                      Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                                      I love my new grill. Becasue it's electric it's easy to use to grill for one person. No fussing with charcoal or gas and it grills better than other electric grills I have had and cleans up so easy. The removable drip pans is easy to clean. It looks good too!

                                      • I Am A:
                                      • Single Female

                                      (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Grill for Condo Living

                                      By Ted the golfer

                                      from St. Augustine, FL

                                      About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Craftsmanship
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy Assembly
                                      • Easy To Clean

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • For Self/Couple
                                        • Great Searing
                                        • Small Gatherings

                                        Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                                        This is the perfect grill for us. Our condo association only allows electric grills and this one gets very hot..preheating takes about 15 minutes. Steak comes out perfectly, seared on the outside and juicy inside..it cooks as fast as a gas grill. It is very nice looking and easy to use. We are very satisfied!

                                        • I Am A:
                                        • Couple No Kids

                                        (32 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Perfect BBQ

                                        By Ran the BBq Man....

                                        from Kingwood Texas

                                        About Me Occasional Griller

                                        Pros

                                        • Craftsmanship
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy Assembly
                                        • Easy To Clean

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • For Self/Couple
                                          • Great Searing
                                          • Small Gatherings

                                          Comments about Charbroil® Patio Bistro IR Electronic Grill (11601578):

                                          This grill works out perfect for us...grilling weekly and find it to be just what the chef ordered. Great for apt. living no hassel grilling. Thanks Alspaugh Ace for your warm friendly no hassel sales.

                                          • I Am A:
                                          • Family Older Kids

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