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Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill Review

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Char-Broil Patio Bistro Gas Grill

Suitable for small environments and/or small capacity cooking needs. It has a single, 13,000 BTU, stainless steel disc burner covered with a shallow, bowl-shaped heat emitter. The emitter has a hole in the middle capped off by a small heat tent. The round porcelain coated grate is a solid cast sheet of V-shaped grooves. The peaks constitute the grate surface while the valleys trap and sizzle BBQ drippings. Char-Broil’s radiant grate designs intensify heat and eliminate flare ups. Construction is stainless steel with a black porcelain coated housing.

There are 240 square inches of primary cooking surface with an 80 square inch warming rack. There is a small towel rack under the single knob control panel, a battery operated push and turn electric ignition and a lid thermometer.

A standard size propane tank can be affixed to the base with a hand tightened bolt. That keeps the tank where you need it and helps stabilize this lightweight device. Two wheels, no locking casters. It is also available as a 1750 watt electric model.

  • Model:
    Patio Bistro Gas Grill
  • Item Price:
    $ 179.00
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Made in USA:
  • Review Method:
    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.
  • Primary Function:
  • Fuel:
    Propane Gas
  • BTU:
  • Heat Flux:
    Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
  • Main Burners:
  • Primary Capacity:
    240 square inches
    Small (about 11 burgers)
  • Secondary Capacity:
    80 square inches

Published On: 10/3/2012 Last Modified: 3/6/2021

  • Max Good, Full time grill tester - Max Good,'s Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, is the man in charge of finding the best products for the Equipment Reviews section. Max bottles his own barbecue sauce recipes and now sells them around the country.


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