Char-Broil 3-Burner with Side Burner Review
Char-Broil’s 3-Burner with Side Burner is yet another made cheap to sell cheap product that Char-Broil excels in producing, and we mean that as a compliment. There is obviously a huge market for low cost BBQ gassers, and this one is actually large for the money and has higher powered burners than most of the competition.
You get three 12,000 BTU main burners and one 12,000 BTU side burner. Porcelain coated steel is used throughout on the housing and steel wire grates. The warming rack has a nice “swing away” feature that lifts it up and out of the way when tending the primary cooking surface.
Piezo electric ignition fires it up. The cart is stripped down, like the grill: a frame with side shelves and two large black plastic wheels.
It is what it is. If you have the $$, step up to the next level and get something that cooks better and will last longer. You can even look at Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared Commercial 3-Burner. If you don’t, this isn’t a bad choice.
3-Burner with Side Burner
Made in USA:
Looked Closely At It
We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
370 square inches
Mid-Size (about 18 burgers)
175 square inches
Published On: 11/24/2014
Last Modified: 10/20/2021
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