4 Stars By Moderate Risk on 2017-03-22
A Competent Electric Grill
As an electric grill not being compared to other types such as gas and charcoal, I give this grill four stars. It would have gotten five stars had it not been such a chore to assemble it. I almost took off an additional star because the instructions were strictly drawn pictures without anything written out so I had to use my magnifying glass to discern parts and part numbers. While we are talking about assembly, I recommend a partner to hold parts while you attempt to turn screws and nuts. I have attached photos of the disassembled product.
I have found that this Char Broil TRU InfraRed Electric Patio Bistro 240 -Black does a good job of grilling although it took me a few more minutes than listed on the instructions. Of course, I was grilling round cut beef which can be a little tougher. Don't expect the grill to get up to the 500+ temperature listed on the temperature gauge (see picture). This is not a realistic expectation for an electric grill. However, if you want to grill and have restrictions on being able to use gas or charcoal, this is a good solution and gets a good result. I have attached before and after meat cut photos.
5 Stars By waratahpastoralco on 2017-01-14
I am stupid. This grill is not.
I bought this when there were no reviews on 2DayDeliver and figured it would be the same as the other El Patio grills from Charbroil.
Unfortunately I fried the element when I plugged it in to a 240v source. D'oh.
Then I ordered the wrong element. DOUBLE D'OH
Charbroil's website is severely lacking on info and parts on this new grill. I rang their call centre and it turns out the sticker on the grill lists the INCORRECT element number as 29104990. Correct replacement element is #55711039. They need to fix this ASAP.
Having said that...finally sorted...this is a kick arse grill and this is coming from an aussie guy who sold a much loved Weber Q LPG bbq ( damned building owners ! ) and was sceptical about Electric grills.
Assembly was relatively easy. A few beers and a few swear words and 30 minutes. The unit is wonderfully made and looks awesome. Why is 2DayDeliver not selling the other colours !?
The shelves are a great bonus as is the extra warming rack.
The one thing that really lets this unit down is the grease tray design. They should redesign it so it slides into grooves like the Weber Q tray. instead the tray has to "grab" the guide rails which means you have to faff around sometimes lining it up.
Other than that, I cannot really fault this grill.
I also teamed it with these items for an awesome BBQ set up. :
Classic Accessories 55-178-015101-EC Ravenna Kettle Grill Cover, Taupe ( This fits the grill like a glove and looks awesome.)
Alpha Grillers 18" Grill Brush. Best BBQ Cleaner ( BEST>GRILL>BRUSH>EVER)
18” Unique Flat Blade Designed Stainless Steel BBQ Skewers - Enjoy Perfectly Cooked Kebabs Every-time - GrillHogs
HAPPY GRILLING FOLKS
Update after a few uses ;
This grill cooks meat and chicken like no other ! It is virtually impossible to burn meat with a nice even, slow ( but not too slow ) cook. Chicken comes out especially amazing. Juicy and succulent. With a powerpoint and some spices and marinated chicken, you basically have a portable business !
There is no way this unit can reach the max temps on the gauge. After an hour of wait/test mine only got to 375f/ 200c. Still enough to slow roast so I am not really complaining.
Due to its deeply slanted ribs, the grill plate is not as easy to clean with my grill brush ( see above ) as the cast iron grill plate on the Weber Q. I may possibly need to get a narrower brush.
Honestly.....the quality if the meat that comes out is well worth it. I cam going to play around with using a container filled with herb infused water to see if i can get extra taste and moisture into the meat just for fun !
4 Stars By James R. on 2017-12-02
Works as expected, good quality
Switched to this electric BBQ after putting solar panels on my house. Free BBQs from now on. Came quickly, well packed, straightforward assembly with well written and illustrated instructions. Does a good job grilling. It could be better if it had a timer so I could set it to shut off. Then you could put some food on, set the timer and temp, and not have to worry if you forget to come back soon enough, Plus it would be nice to set it to run for 5 minutes after use for self cleaning. I made a wooden scraper spatula with a zig-zag edge to match the grill for cleaning. They should provide one.
5 Stars By rupertrupert on 2017-11-30
Excellent, works Great
5 Stars By Christie Garbin on 2017-12-08
They use it often and love
bought for my parents. They use it often and love it
3 Stars By william j schachter on 2017-11-19
unit stoped working 11/19/2017 purchased in September 2017
5 Stars By Merle Bollier on 2017-07-26
Fairly easy to assemble,easy to clean after use and after only using it twice to cook steaks,we are happy to report that it does
a good job.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-08-28
This is so easy to use
This is so easy to use, and our food is turning out just as we like it! Easy to get out, use, and store. We are very pleased with this purchase!
5 Stars By Myra Piezas on 2017-08-28
Great for condos where you can't have fire.
4 Stars By eric329 on 2017-04-23
Very good but missing parts
Great grill, fits on deck very well. However--parts were missing. Cooks well.