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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:
$400
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.
Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251714 (Home Depot)
Approximate retail price:
$400
The Ratings applied to untested model Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251714 (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.
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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Can't reach high temps!
7/9/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Cons
Can't Heat Up Properly
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I use this about 12-20 times/year. Use it to feed 5-20 people at a time. I've had it for 3 seasons now.<br /><br />GOOD: very economical. It's sips fuel. Tanks last a long time. The flavor of the food is excellent.<br /><br />BAD: It sips fuel. It cannot attain the BTUs to reach the high temps. I can barely crack 400F in the summer. In the winter maybe 350F. And if you open the lid...forget about it!<br /><br />The low temps have me looking for a new grill. CR did not adequately evaluate this grill. This has not been the first time that CR has disappointed me.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Cooks Great but Construction WEAK
7/7/2014
Pros
Even Heat
Infra Red Is Best
Cons
All Temp Decal Off In 6mt
Best Uses
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Comment:
I purchased this because of CR ratings. The cooking part is all good. The construction is lacking. All the Decals started coming off in less than 6 months and I USE A COVER. The Heat Thermometer & Emblem has peeled off. The stainless steel is al pitted. I would not buy the RED brand. My friends bought the Gourmet and have not had the same issues!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not available in Price &amp; Shop
7/4/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This couldn't be more unhelpful. Many of the top rated and recommended grills aren't available in the price and shop section. Why would you show us grills that I can't even buy. Very disappointed I paid for this subscription...Cancel next month for sure.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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