This is a very large but basic gas grill from Char-Broil. With six burners and a side burner, you get a giant, full feature grill (sold through Lowes). The heat output is good and this grill will cook pretty well. Unfortunately, it won't cook well for long. The burners on this unit are thin, low-grade stainless steel that should last for about two to three years. Most of the internal components are of the same quality.
I would say that the biggest problem with this grill is the size. Unless you are cooking for the masses much of this grill is a waste of space.
- Good heat output
- Very large, inexpensive gas grill
- Underpowered side burner
- Low-quality materials, including burners
- Stainless steel body parts will discolor and rust
- Really too big to be practical for most
- Five standard 10,000 BTU 430 stainless steel tubular burners plus one 15,000 BTU oval burner
- 650 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 900 square inches of grilling space
- 65,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 10,000 BTU standard side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Four cast iron cooking grates
- Electric (AA-battery) ignition
- 430 stainless steel and powder coated stainless steel construction
- Propane tank, rotisserie kit, and cover sold separately
- Available as propane only and cannot be converted to natural gas
- Made in China by Char-Broil
This grill offers 65,000 BTUs under a primary grilling area of 650 square inches -- a good heat output for any grill. This unit should heat up quickly and cook at high temperatures. Add to that a side burner under a flush mounted cover, an infrared sear burner, and you have a good looking grill, at least on paper.
The body is made largely from powder coated steel with some 430 series stainless steel. This is a low grade of stainless and is prone to rust and discoloration quickly. The cooking grates are a moderate weight of cast iron, but the rest of the internal components are lightweight and low grade. This is particularly a problem with the burners. Like most all Char-Broil grills, the burners are the weakest link.
While this grill offers good features and a giant size, it is the size that is the biggest problem. Fully heated up, this grill consumes fuel fast and gives you more grilling space than most people need. It is also nearly 6 feet end to end this grill is going to take up a lot of space on your patio. Now, if you need enough cooking space to cook about 40 burgers at the same time then you might want to consider this grill. There are not a lot of options in this size these days but also consider the limited construction quality. You can depend on this grill for 2 to 3 years but may begin to have problems after that.
One listed feature is the sear burner on this grill. This really isn't a sear burner, but a larger burner with a 15,000 BTU output versus the other, 10,000 BTU burners. It will get hotter than the rest of the grill, but not like an infrared burner would.