Char-Broil’s Combination Charcoal and Gas Grill is yet another entry into the increasingly crowded gas/charcoal BBQ combo cooker arena. A small gas grill with three 12,000 BTU burners on one side and small charcoal grill on the other. The gas side includes a flush mount 12,000 BTU side burner. Charcoal side has a hand cranked, adjustable tray that moves the coal up and down for good heat control and a front access firebox door to tend the coal. A handy slide out ash pan is included.
Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates all the way around and small warming racks on both sides. The whole deal rests on a semi-enclosed, two door cart with four casters.
We’re skeptical of these combo cookers and recommend you consider getting a separate gas and charcoal model. You should be able to get more for your money and if one of them dies, they aren’t joined at the hip.
Combination Charcoal and Gas Grill
Made in USA:
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Charcoal, Propane Gas, More Than One Fuel
92.31 Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
390 square inches
Mid-Size(about 19 burgers)
112 square inches
Char-Broil is an innovator in the popular gas grill arena with clever designs, low to midrange prices, and excellent customer service. For several years they have focused on infrared cooking. Starting in 2012 all new IR models were dubbed “Tru-Infrared”. These grills are made with stainless steel tube burners that work in conjunction with a radiant surface to bring heat close to the food. The radiant surface shields food from direct flame and reduces hot dry convection heat rising from the burners.
As one of the biggest BBQ manufacturers in the world, Char-Broil offers a clear, low cost alternative to Weber and surpasses many other price driven manufacturers with their infrared gas grill design innovation and focused marketing. Also in 2012, Char-Broil introduced Saber, a new, very high quality line of gas grills that goes head to head with Weber’s Summit series in the premium grill space. They offer charcoal grills, smokers, fryers and a variety of accessories and tools.
Char-Broil is owned by The W.C. Bradley Company headquartered in Columbus, GA. Roots of W.C. Bradley go back before the Civil War to The Columbus Iron Works. The first Char-Broil grill was made and sold in the USA in 1948. Now all Char-Broil grills are manufactured in China and distributed around the globe.
Published On: 11/19/2014
Last Modified: 2/22/2021
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