Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Gas Grill Review
The Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner is a powerful, affordable barbecue grill with several features that make it a good choice for your backyard or patio.
- The lid and control panel are stainless steel, so they won't rust
- This is not one of those single summer grills.
- Eventually the electronic ignition goes out
Many options exist for entry gas grills in today’s market. The majority of these can be found at the Big Box Stores. Now, whenever you go to these stores you essentially have to choose based on appearance and the supposedly knowledgeable employees at the Big Box Stores. Most of the time they don’t have the entire information one needs, hence our choice to give you more information on Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner gas grill.
The Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner is a powerful, affordable barbecue grill with several features that make it a good choice for your backyard or patio. It generates plenty of heat from its four primary burners and has a lot of cooking space, allowing you to cater to both small and large parties. However, this grill produced uneven cooking results in our tests.
- Grill Surface Area:650 sq. in.
- Includes:Lid, Cooking Grate
- Not Included:Propane Cylinder
- Heat Output:40000 BTU
- Pan/Pot Material:Steel
- Frame Material:Stainless Steel
- Protective Qualities:Heat-resistant Handle, Weatherproof
- Care and Cleaning:Wipe Clean with a Damp Cloth
- Assembly Details:adult assembly required
- Cast-Iron Cooking Grates
- Exterior Temperature Gauges
- Electric Ignition
- Temperature Control
- Side Burner
- Push-Button Igniter
- Outdoor Use Only
- Gas Ignition system
The four primary burners generate up to 40 ,000 Btu plus a 10,000 BTU flush lidded side burner adds even more space to accommodate other items that may need heating such as a sauce or soup , which is similar to other barbecue grills of this size. The electronic ignition allows quick startup of all the burners
With 480 square inches of primary cooking space and 180 square inches of the secondary cooking space, it gives you plenty of room to cook up a feast. You’ll have 660 square inches total cooking area – which provides more than enough room to feed a large family.
The convective cooking system is ideal for grilling and indirect cooking at low temperatures. Durable porcelain coating on the grates makes them rust resistant and easy to clean.
A lid-mounted temperature gauge lets you keep track of pre-heat status and monitor the inside temperature of your outdoor gas grill.
The coated cast iron primary and porcelain-coated secondary grates are easy to clean and ensure a nonstick cooking surface.
Wheels offer convenient mobility while a side shelf offers additional space for tools and ingredients.
The durable porcelain-coated steel lid and firebox are designed to withstand all of Mother Nature’s elements.
Grill weighs 103.4 lb. and measures 21″L x 56″W x 45.5″H. Some assembly required; approximate assembly time is 45 minutes.
Char-Broil Classic versus the competition
Looking for a Higher End Grill? Check out the Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill. The Weber Spirit E-310 will show you everything a gas grill should be. Unlike the Char-Broil, I can tell upon first use that the Weber is designed to last for a very long time. As a whole the Weber grill is far better designed and produced than the Char-Broil. Truly it is like comparing Coca-Cola to its Walmart brand competitor. The Weber Spirit will cost you more than twice as much though.
The lid and control panel are stainless steel, so they won’t rust.
This is not one of those single summer grills. Expect to get a few good years out of this grill at the very least. Now, I live in the desert so metal lasts a bit longer out here. Nonetheless, many owners of the Char –Broil Classic 4-burner gas grill have reported a long and happy relationship with this grill. Little bits here and there will breakdown, but the core of this grill will continue to perform.
This gas grill doesn’t cook evenly.
The most common complaint against this grill is that eventually the electronic ignition goes out. This is a problem for many grills, and I personally do not know how to fix it. If your electronic ignition breaks, you can always light the gas with a match.
The Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Gas Grill is a solid choice for a large family or those who entertain often, but it doesn’t cook evenly, and you have to pay more for convenient accessories. As with all grills, we recommend keeping the firebox clean to help avoid flare ups as well as using a grill cover to protect your investment
In my view, the Char-Broil is one the best multipurpose grills for anyone just looking for a low cost dependable grill.
First and foremost, it functions well as an at home grill for the family. You will be able to cook multiple times a week on this grill without any issue. As an added bonus, this grill works fairly well as an entertaining grill. It can reliably cook for up to ten people. With the wheel design on the bottom it makes it easier to haul to tailgates, but is not exactly seamless.
When it comes to grills, I just love that chrome look. Char-Broil Classic does not disappoint in the looks department. I would rate it a solid 7 out of 10. Unfortunately this grill hides behind a veneer of class. It looks like stainless steel; it is not actually made of it. Nonetheless, I would not at all be embarrassed by having this grill on my patio. Some of those lower tier grills made of plastic and pig iron just shout cheap. This Char-Broil Grill does not at all, it looks like a standard American patio grill.