close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Gas grillers, anyone have the Char Broil Infrared?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MO's Dink, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. MO's Dink

    MO's Dink Giant Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,393
    Likes Received:
    324
  2. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Messages:
    13,341
    Likes Received:
    1,006
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    I've had the four burner version for about a year. I used it tonight and love the thing. I gets freakishly hot if needed.
     

  3. lwj

    lwj

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have three burners model with side burner and converted to natural gas.
    Easy to clean and no flare ups.
     
  4. 9L82

    9L82 Caffeine Addled

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,244
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    on my couch & in my underwear
    Got it and love it
     
  5. pac201

    pac201

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    0
    4 burner also, no complaints.
     
  6. NickC50310

    NickC50310

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    130
    Location:
    Des Moines Iowa
    Get a Weber unless you want to replace it every 3 years.
     
  7. joeface

    joeface

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cabarrus Co. NC
    This. read the reviews of the charbroil from people that have had them for 2 years and more, rust , not working etc, etc. Been going through the same thing and have decided on the Weber. I have 2 neighbors that have both had theirs for 15 years, they have had to replace burners and such but mechanically they are still sound.
     
  8. RenoF250

    RenoF250

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,422
    Likes Received:
    2,519
    I have never seen anything CharBroil worth buying. Unfortunately I bought one anyway long ago and regretted it.
     
  9. NickC50310

    NickC50310

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    130
    Location:
    Des Moines Iowa
    My dad has had one Weber gas grill for 20 years and another for around 15. Both still work great.
     
  10. kalashluvr

    kalashluvr

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cooked burgers on my three burner converted to natural gas. Love it so far. It doesn't dry out your meat even if you slightly overlook it. I'm sure it won't last as long as a weber but I still like it. I have my charcoal weber also.


    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  11. AWGD8

    AWGD8 Sr. Glocker29SF

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Dairyland
    I have the portable one. Does not dry the meat due to an infrared design. Only tiny flames come out of the tiny ceramic hole and mostly heat and not much of the flame touch the meat. I have the portable 1 pound gas version.

    The only thing i do not like is the stainless steel exterior design. If you do not cover it during winter, rust will form on the exterior. But mine is 3 years old now and the exterior is still decent looking. But I clean and polish it after every use.... =)
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
  12. MO's Dink

    MO's Dink Giant Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,393
    Likes Received:
    324
    I always think of charcoal when I think of Weber, I'll have to take a closer look at them.

    My other thought was a Brinkmann. Mainly because anything I get is going to have something break and Home Depot seems to have every possible replacement part on hand.
     
  13. HexHead

    HexHead

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    4,815
    Likes Received:
    1
    Weber. You won't regret it.
     
  14. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    128
    Casually looked at those this weekend. The CharBroil grills (at least at Lowes) didn't have a ceramic infrared burner, but use a metal plate with small holes. I saw some more expensive brands with ceramic burners for searing.
     
  15. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Messages:
    40,362
    Likes Received:
    6,915
    Location:
    Amarillo, Tx
    Have a similar one, kicks ***!
     
  16. podwich

    podwich

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2000
    Messages:
    4,608
    Likes Received:
    273
    Location:
    MI
    I don't know about the infrared version, but I have a Charbroil that has cast iron grates and burners and it's held up just fine (7 years so far). It wasn't quite as cheap as the cheapo version but it's worked pretty well.
     
  17. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    38,043
    Likes Received:
    30,606
    Location:
    minnesota
    Infra red is heat (long wave IR) and yes, I prefer heat to do my cooking.

    More BTU's available, the better.
     
  18. woodasptim

    woodasptim

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,296
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    NE Arkansas
    Another vote for Weber. I've had my genesis for 3 years and it's still like brand new.
     
  19. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13,286
    Likes Received:
    367
    Weber.

    Charcoal, 22 1/2", got it 8/1991. 21 years strong, replaced grates at…15 years.


    Gas, silver series no side burner, got it 7/2006…going into its 7th year. Just started having problem with the autoigniter, but its a couple years past recommended replacement. Will get a re-fit kit for some of the wear parts, gas fittings this year. Flavorizer bars, maybe a hose or two, the igniter thingy, maybe the gas jets…whatever is recommended.