Char-Broil Commercial Series 50,000 BTU Model# 463268706 - Discontinued

Char-Broil Commercial Series 50,000 BTU Stainless Steel Gas Grill at Lowe's
Char-Broil Commercial Series 50,000 BTU Stainless Steel Gas Grill at Lowe's. Char-Broil LLC

The Bottom Line

This model has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Char-Broil 4-Burner Gas Grill (model #463268107).

This is one gas grill with everything to make it look great; Brass burners, stainless steel construction, four-burner design, high BTU output, and a flush mounted side burner unit. Unfortunately is is far more appearance than substance. This Char-Broil gas grill uses low-quality stainless steel, instead of cast brass burners it has brass tube burners and the overall construction is weak.

Like many Char-Broil grills, it looks good on the showroom floor, but won't last.

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Pros

  • High heat output for the size
  • Complete stainless steel construction
  • Brass burners

Cons

  • Low quality 430 stainless steel construction
  • Thin metal brass tubular burners

Description

  • Four 12,500 BTU brass tube burners
  • 500 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 680 square inches of grilling space
  • 50,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 13,000 BTU side burner with stainless steel flush cover
  • 430 stainless steel construction throughout the grill
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Electronic ignition
  • Porcelain coated barrier
  • Compatible with Char-Broil's "Dual Fuel" system (you buy the conversion kit)
  • Made by Char-Broil in China and sold exclusively through Lowe's Home Improvement

Guide Review - Char-Broil Commercial Series 50,000 BTU Model# 463268706

This is a grill that will definitely sell well and that's a shame.

The low quality of its construction and materials are hidden behind an attractive design and great features. When looking for a gas grill many people look for things like brass burners, porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates, stainless steel construction and high BTU output. This grill has all those.

Unfortunately, it has all that at a price (around $400USD) that doesn't justify its supposed quality. The brass burners are not cast brass, but brass tubular burners. Not as durable as stainless steel tubular burners and prone to burn through (gas expands the ports over time). The porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates have a cheap porcelain paint, not a heavy enamel coating. The high BTU output isn't distributed effectively by the small metal barrier. And the stainless steel is 430 steel, likely to rust and discolor over time.

While this grill does have some good warranty features the warranty doesn't do much for the overall construction. Burners will be replaced if they fail, but if the grill loses its appearance or the cart fails you'll be out of luck. What's the point of a lifetime burner warranty if the grill only lasts a few years. My suggestion is to avoid this grill.

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