The Bottom Line
This monster of a gas grill from Char-Broil has four standard burners, one internal sear burner, and one underpowered side burner. This is the perfect grill for the person who knows very little about gas grills. It is large, has a shiny hood, and lots of knobs. It is not, however, a quality grill. For the price, around $200USD, this grill is too large, has too many features, and too much "stainless" steel.
Simply put, this grill is too good to be true.
- Large and shiny
- Low powered side burner
- Sear burner feature is a gimmick
- Flimsy and lightweight components
- Four 10,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners plus one 15,000 BTU stainless steel sear burner
- 650 square inches of primary cooking area for a total grilling space of 900 square inches
- 55,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 10,000 BTU standard side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
- Electric (AA-Battery) ignition
- Stainless and powder coated steel construction
- Propane tank, rotisserie kit, and cover sold separately
- Made in China by Char-Broil exclusively for Home Depot
Guide Review - Char-Broil 5-Burner Gas Grill Model# 463252113
This model has been discontinued.
For many years, Char-Broil has produced and sold a basic 2-burner gas grill. Typically there are several models of this grill sold "exclusively" at various retailers like Home Depot or Lowe's.
In any given year they sell well over a million of these and pick up a few bucks on each one. Over the years, this model has gone from a cast aluminum shell to a stamped steel body. The weight of the grill has dropped from around 100 pounds to just over 40 pounds. The key is, that while the grill has gotten lighter, flimsier, and smaller, the price has remained the same.
The Char-Broil 5-burner weighs in at 129 pounds, has 6 burners, counting the side burner, 900 square inches of cooking space, 650 square inches direct, and costs twice as much as the little 2-burner unit that can be found most anywhere. This grill also has a stainless steel hood and control panel, though that stainless is about as cheap as can be bought.
What this should say, is that this grill is too good, too big, and too shiny to be true. As a basic burger burner, this grill will flare-up and cook unevenly, but it will grill burgers. The question is, why buy something this big for a task so basic.