PROS / The lid and control panel are stainless steel, and the grill has an electric ignition for easy startup.
CONS / The main burners only have a five-year warranty.
VERDICT / The Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner Gas Grill is a solid choice, offering compact power, sleek design and mobility.
The Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner gas grill is a powerful, affordable barbecue grill with several features that make it an excellent choice for your backyard or patio. It can generate plenty of heat from its four primary burners and has a lot of cooking space, allowing you to cater to both small and large parties.
This is a well-constructed grill. The four primary burners on this Char-Broil gas grill can generate up to 38,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units). BTUs are helpful in measuring the level of heat a grill can generate. This grill also has a 10,000-BTU, flush-mounted side burner, which has a convenient cover. The electronic ignition allows for a quick startup of all the grill's burners.
It heats extremely fast, heating to 500 degrees Fahrenheit in just over three minutes. But, as with other fast heaters, it didn’t do quite as well at retaining heat. However, this Char-Broil grill cooked more evenly than the other Char-Broil grills we tested. It is a nice-looking grill with four swivel casters that can lock into place or unlock to allow you to reposition the grill.
The Char-Broil 4-Burner makes the most of its space. This four-burner gas grill can cook up to 24 burgers at a time, and the warming tray will accommodate eight buns at once. The flush side burner allows extra space for both a cooking area and a side storage shelf when the burner isn’t in use. There is an additional side shelf on this gas grill for storage, along with a built-in temperature gauge to help you monitor your barbecue.
This grill weighs in at 116 pounds and stands 46.5 inches tall. The lid, control panel and knobs are stainless steel. The cooking grates are porcelain coated, which helps prevent rust and wear along the outside of the grill, while keeping food from sticking to the grids. Anyone who has cleaned a grill knows how helpful a porcelain coating can be, as food tends to stick stubbornly to the metal grating without it.
The stainless-steel burners on this Char-Broil 4-Burner gas grill are covered by a five-year warranty. The grill comes with a one-year parts warranty. When compared with other grills, this is a disappointing warranty. The Char-Broil website contains helpful FAQs sections, as well as an online manual to cover the basics of your 4-Burner grill. Furthermore, if you require individual assistance, you can reach a Char-Broil representative via phone or email. The company also has videos on its website covering some of the common questions about grill ownership.
The Char-Broil 4-Burner Gas Grill will make an excellent addition to your outdoor cooking environment. This grill is powerful and has a durable stainless-steel design. The cooking space and overall feature package is quite good for a mid-range grill. This grill can fit up to 24 burgers on the primary grilling area. It heats quickly and cooks fairly evenly. This is the best Char-Broil grill we tested, and it is a solid choice overall.