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Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463250211 (Home Depot)
 
Approximate retail price:
$159.95
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Summary: This Char-Broil small sized grill has the following:
  • 255 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 2 main burner(s)
  • No natural-gas version available
  • Main infrared burner(s)
  • Coated-cast-iron grates
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Type: Small gas grills (room for 18 or fewer burgers)
About - Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463250211 (Home Depot)

The Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463250211 (Home Depot) is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463250211 (Home Depot) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Preheat performance:
Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.

High temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.

Low temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples

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Approximate retail price:
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The Ratings applied to untested model Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251413 (Home Depot) come from our tests of model Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463250211 (Home Depot), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model has year change for new model -knobs changed; color of cart and lid changed.
Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251414 (Home Depot)
Approximate retail price:
$270
The Ratings applied to untested model Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251414 (Home Depot) come from our tests of model Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463250211 (Home Depot), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model.
About This Brand

In 2008, Char-Broil brand placed a lot of emphasis on infrared technology, with the new Quantum and Red lines boasting different versions of the technology. Char-Broil positions itself as an affordable brand that offers innovative features across its wide product lines. The grills, which cost $100 to $750, are sold at retailers nationwide. Note that some lines are sold only at specific big-box retailers. For example, the Quantum and Commercial series are sold at Lowe's, the Red line at Home Depot, and Thermos at Target stores.

Features & Specs - Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463250211 (Home Depot)
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless No
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner No
info Infrared burner Main
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User Reviews - Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463250211 (Home Depot)
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4.0
Good grill
5/26/2014
Pros
Even Heat
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Comment:
No flare ups, even distribution of heat on entire surface, and easy clean up/just dumping ash/ is what makes this grill the best.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Grill that cooks like an oven
4/13/2013
Pros
Cons
Cons Not Listed In Cr Rev
Cooks Like An Oven
Decals Wearing Off
No Outdoor Grill Taste
Not The Taste Of Charcoal
Best Uses
Indirect Cooking
Comment:
Cook mainly chicken, steaks, burgers, fish. Everything cooks properly to the correct temps however has an oven taste and texture. Want a grilled taste and texture! These features should have been mentioned in the CR review and I would not have purchased. I use CR all the time with positive results however this one was a real loser!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Cooks well, BUT...
4/6/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Cons
Quality Of Paintdecals
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
Comment:
Bought this in May 2012 due to CR recommndation. I do like the way it grills, HOWEVER, the front decals or paint that show current cook settings have completely flaked off. I contacted Charbroil to rectify -at first I was told that I must have done something to cause this. I informed them that I followed cleaning directions as in the manual plus my grill is covered at all times when not in use. Then I was told I would have to pay shipping for what they were going to send. I complained and was told that THIS 1 TIME ONLY, I would not be charged. Couldn't understand what the big deal was about shipping some decals or whatever. Then a huge package was delivered containing the ENTIRE PARTS that contained these decals....meaning that disassembly and re-assembly would be required in order to know what setting I was using. I would not buy CharBroil again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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