Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Gas Grill Review

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0/5 on June 22, 2016

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If you are in the market for a gas grill, the Char-Broil 4-Burner Gas Grill deserves a serious look. It has a large amount of cooking area and high BTU output. And, it is reasonably priced. Read on for more about this grill.

Burners

As the name implies, burners are where the flame is emitted. This particular grill has four burners which is on the high end for individual use. Each burner is individually controlled by knobs on the front. This means that you do not have to use all four if not needed.

For example, if you want to cook with indirect heat, you could turn on the two outside burners and place your meat in the middle.

In addition, this grill has a side burner with its own lid. The side burner can be used for keeping things warm and heating liquids or sauces without consuming space on the main grill.

The burners are made of stainless steel which make them durable and long lasting.

BTU

British Thermal Units are used as a measure to determine the amount of heat generated by a grill. According to Wikipedia, a four inch wooden match when consumed completely generates 1 BTU. This grill generates 40,000 BTU’s (10,000 per burner) and 10,000 BTUs on the side grill.

That is about average for a grill with four burners.

Cooking Grate

The cooking grate is 480 square inches with another 180 square inches for the side burner. The grate is made with cast iron coated with porcelain. Porcelain makes cleaning up easier.

Above the grate is a warming rack which is ideal when cooking a large amount of items.

Exterior of the Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Grill

The lid, handle and control panel are stainless steel. The rest of the unit is painted metal. There are two large wheels for mobility. A side shelf is provided to accommodate items used in grilling such as sauces, spices, etc. A temperature gauge is located in the lid. There is a push button electronic igniter to get the grill started.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas is used to fuel the flames in the burners. There is hidden space under the grill where the cylinder is stored. The cylinder is not included in the price of the unit.

Assembly

According to the user guide, assembly for this unit should take about 45 minutes. However, feedback from some purchasers of this grill indicated that it took about 2 hours. Also, there was some complaints that the screw holes did not line up precisely. After assembly, it is very important to perform a leak test as described in the user guide.

Dimensions

This unit is 56 inches wide, 21 inches deep and 45.5 inches high. It weighs 114 pounds.

Accessories

It is always a good idea to get a cover for the grill to protect it from the elements. Other accessories include a nylon bristle brush for cleaning which is recommended for porcelain grates and of course, barbecue tools.

Pros

  • Large cooking area plus a side grill.
  • High BTU output.
  • Electronic ignition.
  • Stainless steel lid, control panel and handle contributes to durability.
  • Reasonably priced.

Cons

  • May be too large a grill for some users.
  • Square corners can put holes in grill cover.
  • Assembly may require some effort to get the screw holes lined up properly.

Consumer Ratings

On Amazon, with 970 customer reviews, the overall rating was 4.4 out of 5 stars which is good for that many reviews.

Price of the Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Grill

The price is reasonable for this size grill. Click below to see today’s price.

Summary

Overall the Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Grill has a lot of bang for the buck. It is difficult to find any major issues for a grill that is this size and high BTU output. You should consider buying this grill if you have a large family or cook a relatively large amount of food at times. Otherwise, consider a smaller grill.

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