The Bottom Line
The Charmglow product line has been discontinued. For a list of comparable products, see my list of the Best Gas Grills between $250 and $500.
This big version of the Charmglow Gas Grill from Home Depot has more burners, more BTUs and more space, but it isn't any better in quality. Like many of the Nexgrill imported gas grills, this unit is designed to catch the eye and look impressive.
With 5 burners and lots of cooking space, it does that. Unfortunately, cooking capabilities, durability and usability were secondary considerations. Having said that this isn't a bad grill for the price (about $500 USD), you could do better, though. This unit comes with a complete rotisserie system.
- Attractive Stainless Steel Design
- Low price for an all stainless steel unit
- Low BTU rating for the size
- Not very sturdy construction
- Low quality (400 series) stainless steel construction
- Five 10,000 BTU 304 stainless steel tubular burners
- 640 square inches of primary cooking space for a total grilling area of 896 square inches
- 50,000 BTU output from the main burners
- 15,000 BTU infrared side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Full rotisserie system included with infrared rotisserie burner
- Electronic igniter
- Low-grade stainless steel construction
- Cover and propane tank sold separately
- Imported from China by Nexgrill exclusively for Home Depot's Charmglow Brand
Guide Review - Charmglow Stainless Steel Model #720-0578
In the race to have brand names on the display floor, Home Depot bought the Charmglow name and had a Chinese manufacturer build this grill. This unit is part of a line of outdoor products sold under the Charmglow name.
If you've been around Gas Grills for many years you'll probably remember Charmglow as a maker of grills that lasted forever. This unit probably won't make it that long.
The Charmglow Stainless Steel Gas Grill has five stainless steel 10,000 BTU burners giving it a total output of 50,000 BTUs under a primary cooking area of 640 square inches. I find this a little light on the heat side but not that far off. You should be able to get it hot enough to sear a steak, but I won't make any promises about that.
The unique feature of this grill is the 15,000 BTU infrared side burner. This side burner isn't as much for heating pots as it is for searing steaks. This infrared burner will put out some good heat but the limited size means you can cook only one item at a time. It is also recessed into the side table pretty far so the real searing power is a little limited. The igniter is electronic. This grill comes with a full rotisserie system that is basically the only difference between this model and the other Charmglow 5-Burner.
This grill is made from low grade, thin stainless steel that isn't very durable and will limit the lifespan of this grill. Basically, the problem of this grill and those like it is that design, feature and price were determined long before the grill build.
The materials and components used to make this grill were picked to deliver the grill at the right price.