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.
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
The following models have the same ratings as Char-Broil Classic 463211512 (Home Depot).
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Char-Broil Classic 463211513 (Home Depot) come from our tests of model Char-Broil Classic 463211512 (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.
The Ratings applied to untested model Char-Broil Classic 463211514 (Home Depot) come from our tests of model Char-Broil Classic 463211512 (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 Classic 463211512 (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.
I would never buy another char-broil. Very low heat requiring the lid closed which bakes the food. Not good when you crave a good steak!
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Wood Duck
from St. Louis Park MN
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I like it and price was right.
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Solon, OH
(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Good Grill at a Good Price
Easy To Cleanup
High Heat is Lacking
Small Drip Cup
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.