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Char-Broil Classic 463211512 (Home Depot)
 
Approximate retail price:
$200
Discontinued
Summary: This Char-Broil medium sized grill has the following:
  • 470 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 4 main burner(s)
  • No natural-gas version available
  • Coated-steel grates
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Type: Midsize gas grills
About - Char-Broil Classic 463211512 (Home Depot)

The Char-Broil Classic 463211512 (Home Depot) is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Classic 463211512 (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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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 Classic 463211512 (Home Depot)
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates No
info All or mostly stainless No
info Long-warranty burners No
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Char-Broil Classic 463211512 (Home Depot)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
I like it and price was right.
6/1/2013
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
Nothing I don't like about it. I really appreciate the easy removal for the drip pan and flame guards and grilliing surfaces.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good Grill at a Good Price
7/17/2012
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Even Heat
Cons
High Heat is Lacking
Small Drip Cup
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
Bought as a replacement for a 12 y/o Char-Broil that I didn't feel like rebuilding again. Assembly was fairly easy; an hour or so without help. Might be quicker with another set of hands to assist.<br /><br />Heating is fairly even and the 4 individual burners make it easy to cook a small amount of food (like a couple of burgers) without using a ton of propane. I maxed it out cooking 16 chicken breasts at once and they all turned out great.<br /><br />Although the temperature gauge goes up to 700, I've never gotten it much past 400 on a full preheat. Everything comes apart easily for cleaning, but the included drip cup is pretty small so I'd suggest checking it each time before firing up the grill.<br /><br />I would recommend this model as a solid and versatile medium-sized grill at a good price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Loved this grill!
6/2/2012
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:
Assembly<br /> Easy to assemble, took about an hour following all directions carefully. Did it myself no help. <br />Use<br /> Worked great right from the start! The burners each lit on first push of the igniter. Within 10 or 15 minutes the grill registered 625 degrees on the built in temperature gauge. This right in the middle of the Preheat zone on the gauge. The grill produced nice sear marks on burgers, steak, chicken breasts and a pork roast. Found I had to turn it down to, like medium high to cook most things like steak and burgers. Because it has 4 main burners(also has a side burner in addition to the 4 main burners), you can easily heat just the middle or one side of the grill. This works great for small meals(saves propane) or indirect grilling. Seems to heat evenly.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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