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Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot)
 
Approximate retail price:
$400
Discontinued
Summary: This Char-Broil medium sized grill has the following:
  • 405 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Converts with natural-gas kit
  • Main infrared burner(s)
  • Coated-cast-iron grates
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Type: Midsize gas grills (room for 18 to 28 burgers)
About - Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot)

The Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot) is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Red 463250511 (Home Depot) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Preheat performance:
Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.

High temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.

Low temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples

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Approximate retail price:
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Approximate retail price:
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About This Brand

In 2008, Char-Broil brand placed a lot of emphasis on infrared technology, with the new Quantum and Red lines boasting different versions of the technology. Char-Broil positions itself as an affordable brand that offers innovative features across its wide product lines. The grills, which cost $100 to $750, are sold at retailers nationwide. Note that some lines are sold only at specific big-box retailers. For example, the Quantum and Commercial series are sold at Lowe's, the Red line at Home Depot, and Thermos at Target stores.

Features & Specs - Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot)
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless No
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner Main
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User Reviews - Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot)
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1.0
THIS GRILL SUCKS
11/22/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad Starter
Cannot Get High Temp
Difficult Setup
Poor Flame Quality
Best Uses
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I grill a lot. this grill technology with the IR feature and indirect flame results in not being able to reach temps over 350 degrees. Any experienced griller know that wont work. This grill has a bad starter with wire terminals exposed to the atmosphere and get rusty and no spark.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Char-Broil REALLY got this one Right!!!
9/23/2014
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Small Gatherings
Comment:
WOW ... I love grilled food and the ease of this indirect cooking method with NO flame-ups is great!! Food comes off tasting like a 'High-end' Restaraunt FOR REAL. And if you like smoked - drop wood pellets (dry) thru the grates and they smoulder to perfection; never catching fire. You will look like a chef with perfectly cooked food and no charred Meat ... what a concept, huh? <br />Bonus: And, its the cheapest grill I have bought in the last 30 years.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
No product support outside limited warra
9/10/2014
Pros
Even Heat
Cons
Bad Starter
Grates Rust Out
Igniter Doesn't Work
Infrared Kettles Rust Out
Best Uses
Family Cookouts
Comment:
Have had this for 3 years and taken great care of it but infrared kettles have rusted out and been replaced 2x and the igniter went out after 13 months. the parts to replace cost more than another grill. emailed char broil about all the problems and was basically told tough luck....NEVER will I buy another char broil product again. should have bought the Weber to begin with!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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