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Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot)
 
Approximate retail price:
$400
Discontinued
Summary: This Char-Broil medium sized grill has the following:
  • 405 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Converts with natural-gas kit
  • Main infrared burner(s)
  • Coated-cast-iron grates
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Type: Midsize gas grills
About - Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot)

The Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot) is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Red 463250511 (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:
$400
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Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251714 (Home Depot)
Approximate retail price:
$400
The Ratings applied to untested model Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251714 (Home Depot) come from our tests of model Char-Broil Red 463250511 (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 Red 463250511 (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 Yes
info Infrared burner Main
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User Reviews - Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot)
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5.0
Best grill I have ever owned
3/28/2014
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
No Flame Up
Short Grill Time
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I have been using this grill year around for about 2 years now. This gill does not expose your food to any direct flame. Thus flame ups are eliminated - unless you never ever clean out the metal basin that separates the burners from the grates. The basin catches all the drippings and it is easily removed and cleaned. My burners are in excellent condition after 2 years. With the indirect heat you can cook at higher temperatures and not burn the food - the infrared cooks very evenly. It also cooks faster. I like my steak medium well (slightly pink in center) and with grills with direct flame exposure it is hard to avoid getting the exterior burned. With this grill the meat is evenly cooked and tender in less time than with the other grills I have owned (Weber, Master Forge). My cook out guests are so impressed with how this grill cooks they usually ask where they can get this grill for themselves.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
SLOW!!!!
2/24/2014
Pros
Cons
Charcoal Just As Quick
Not The Taste Of Charcoal
Too Long To Heat Up
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Comment:
A real disappointment. Just wanted something quick and to keep from heating up the house. Long time to heat up, no flavor advantage, no use for it.<br />TC
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Excellent Grill
2/18/2014
Pros
Easy To Add Wood Chips
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
High Heat
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Small Gatherings
Comment:
The heating element is different on this version. The half cylinder is heated by the burners. I cook with it at 550-600 degrees. You can easily drop in wood chips for added smoke taste. Cooks evenly at low heat settings for baking and cooking fish. I easily clean the base out with the spatula.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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