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Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Performance 2-Burner Review

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Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Professional 340 Gas Grill

This 2-burner works well in small spaces like a condo patio. When not in use, one can fold down the side shelves and roll it out of the way. If space is not an issue and you can afford the extra money, we recommend upgrading to the 3-burner which will perform better for 2-zone or indirect cooking.

This model is the smallest grill in Char-Broil’s Performance BBQ line. Available at Tru-Value and other independent retailers it has heat indicators above each stainless steel burner just like Char-Broil’s Commercial grills. Performance and Commercial lines also have similar IR cooking grate designs, except Performance uses a single piece of stainless steel that mimics the Commercial line combo of a cast iron grate resting on a stainless steel radiant plate. They get very hot and radiate evenly across the surface.

Performance grills have battery powered ignition. Lightweight construction consists of a thin 430 stainless steel lid, control panel, single door and handles and painted steel side shelves and cart on four casters.

  • Model:
    Professional 340 IR
  • Item Price:
    $ 269.00
  • Made in USA:
    no
  • 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:
    Grill
  • Fuel:
    Propane Gas, Natural Gas Capable
  • BTU:
    21,000
  • Heat Flux:
    61.76
    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:
    2
  • Primary Capacity:
    340 square inches
  • Secondary Capacity:
    125 square inches

Published On: 11/16/2012 Last Modified: 3/6/2021

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