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.
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 at the lowest setting, using thermocouples
The following models have the same ratings as Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot).
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251713 (Home Depot) come from our tests of model Char-Broil Red 463250511 (Home Depot), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model has year change for new model -knobs changed; color of cart and lid changed.
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)
Stainless-steel grates Primary cooking grates made of stainless-steel are generally sturdier than those made of coated steel and resist rust even without a porcelain coating.
Coated-cast-iron grates The grill's primary cooking grates may be made of porcelain coated cast-iron, which generally sears meats better and keeps grilling temperatures more consistent than grates made of porcelain coated steel. The porcelain coating usually makes such grates easier to clean than other surfaces, and the grates should resist rust as long as their porcelain coating isn't chipped.
All or mostly stainless Includes more than just a panel or other trim. Based on our limited tests, nonmagnetic stainless is less likely to corrode.
All or mostly stainless
Long-warranty burners While burners remain the grill's most-replaced part, most are warranted for only 3 to 5 years. Better burners are covered for 10 years or more.
Side burner A side burner, which resembles a gas-stove burner and has its own heat control, is handy if you want to cook vegetables or sauce without leaving the grill. A side burner could also be an infrared burner used for searing.
Infrared burner Gas burner that uses infrared technology (ceramic burner, plates and screens, or troughs as some examples) for cooking. An indirect flame is used for cooking food. Burner can be located as the main burner, side burner, rotisserie burner, or any combination of burners.
A real disappointment. Just wanted something quick and to keep from heating up the house. Long time to heat up, no flavor advantage, no use for it.<br />TC
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Happy in MET
from Metropolis, IL
Easy To Add Wood Chips
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
The heating element is different on this version. The half cylinder is heated by the burners. I cook with it at 550-600 degrees. You can easily drop in wood chips for added smoke taste. Cooks evenly at low heat settings for baking and cooking fish. I easily clean the base out with the spatula.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By BBQ BLUES
from Colorado Springs, CO
This BBQ has been so frustrating! It's on my back deck. It's so light that when the wind blows, my BBQ travels all over the deck. It's actually dented from hitting the chairs. The door opens and slams shut with the wind. All the dial settings have disappeared with weather and time (within the first year), so we go by memory for dial settings. i can't wait to get rid of it!