Char-Broil Red 463250811 (Home Depot) gas grill

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Summary: This Char-Broil medium sized grill has the following:
  • 495 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 4 main burner(s)
  • No natural-gas version available
  • 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 463250811 (Home Depot)

The Char-Broil Red 463250811 (Home Depot) is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Red 463250811 (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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The Ratings applied to untested model Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared 463251913 (Home Depot) come from our tests of model Char-Broil Red 463250811 (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 463250811 (Home Depot)
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless Yes
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner Main
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User Reviews - Char-Broil Red 463250811 (Home Depot)
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Don't waste your money.
Poorly made
Uneven Cooking
Best Uses
Purchased this grill two years ago and here I am looking to purchase a different grill. My main beef is the uneven cooking, followed by poor construction quality. The paint on this tin can wore off within the first year so I can't tell what settings the knobs are set to.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Char-Broil Red Review
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Short Grill Time
Not The Taste Of Charcoal
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Small Gatherings
Sears steaks, gets to high temp quickly
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Can you spell Rust?
Cooks like an oven
Burner rusts prematurely
Knob markings washed off
Trough burned though
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
I bought the 463250810 model from [@]. It cooked well for a few months. It has to be covered after every use, or it begins to rust on the inside. I cooked on it almost every day, and for even cooking, it was great. For searing, not so good, it took a long time to get the cast iron grates up to temperature, and they began to rust after the porcelain flaked off in the first six months. The electric ignitor/starter faled at 2 months, but was replaced at no cost. The external powder paint markings washed off, and the panels could be replaced, but the shipping was so high, that I declined. After two years (almost), I will give the Charbroil the pitch. The promise of infra-Red cooking did not pan out(Pun intended). I ended up buying a 10 year old used Weber. With new burners and general cleaning, it is like new. It is great at slow cooking to searing. I would suggest that CU take the time to do an extended review (as in a year later) on any grill, since many of them appear to be made of low quality stainless steel or conventional steel that is thinner and just rusts away. If you like to grill, buy the higher priced product, mainly because the parts are going to last longer. The 10 year warranty on the burners was an outright marketing error, the right side burner (used most often for a small meal)rusted shut at 18 months.
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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