Char-Broil’s Quickset 3-Burner is similar to other CB models. Char-Broil excels in producing grills that are made cheap to sell cheap, and we mean that as a compliment. There is obviously a huge market for low cost gassers, and Char-Broil manages to build in just a little more quality than most brands in this price range.
You get three 10,000 BTU stainless steel main burners on this Lowes model. Char-Broil makes another version with a side burner that costs $20 more.
Porcelain coated steel is used throughout on the housing and steel wire cookinggrates. 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 BBQ 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. Warranty is 5 years on the burners, 2 on the cook box and 1 on everything else.
Quickset 3-Burner Gas Grill
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83.33 Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
360 square inches
Mid-Size(about 17 burgers)
170 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: 6/29/2016
Last Modified: 2/24/2021
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