The Bottom Line
The Char-Broil 3-burner gas grill with side burner is available at several stores and there are several similar models available elsewhere. This is a basic gas grill, though pretty large, for sale at an excellent price (typically around $150USD). The problem is that it is also a very lightweight grill. The shipping weight of this grill is 70 pounds and that includes the box, packing material and manual.
Giving this grill a lift at the store will give you a good idea of how long it will last.
- Inexpensive 3-burner gas grill
- Light weight wire cooking grates
- Thin, low-grade burners
- Three 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 370 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 554 square inches
- 36,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 12,000 BTU standard side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Porcelain coated steel wire cooking grates
- Push button piezoelectric ignition
- Painted steel construction with plastic knobs
- Propane tank and cover sold separately
- Built in China and available in several retail outlets
Guide Review - Char-Broil 3-Burner Gas Grill Model# 463722314
The Char-Broil Gas Grill is a basic 3-burner grill with a standard side burner. There is nothing unique or interesting about this grill. If you really want to know about this grill, go see one.
When you do, lift the lid and give it a good shake. This should tell you all you need to know about it. Otherwise keep reading.
The construction of this grill is weak. It is designed to weight as little as possible to reduce the shipping costs from China where is it made. It is also designed to be on sale.
If you insist on buying it, get on sale price (around $120USD) and not the full $150USD that it says it sells for. The 12,000 BTU side burner is a standard unit. There isn't actually a single component on this grill that is of value.
Char-Broil has been making low priced grills for years. They are designed to be a low-cost and that means lightweight parts and low-grade metals. In years past they were relatively quality units. Unfortunately, foreign competition has crushed these gas grills. Now these units don't even have the rust-resistant cast aluminum bodies. Choosing to use painted steel body parts reduces the shipping costs for this unit but means that the body will get extremely hot (potential burn hazard) and that the lid and body of the grill are now prone to corrosion.