Char Broil Tru Infrared Gas Grill

                        

                                     


                                    

My old gas grill finally needed to be replaced. The old one was a Char Broil Commercial Tru Infrared Grill and it served me very well. The old one was stored outside (covered) and endured 2 years of reliable heavy use. So the decision to stick with the same type grill was a no brainer.

   I have become a true believer in the Char Broil Tru Infrared Grill and am very happy to see that Char Broil has worked hard to improve upon their infrared grilling system. They have done away with the old temperature gauges which were a complete joke and replaced them with a single gauge on the lid. I double checked the temperature and found the gauge to be surprisingly accurate.



The grill is very similar to most gas grills. You have a burner which is located below a stainless steel “L” shaped burner “Tent” which protects the burner from dripping juices and helps disperse the heat. The grating system is where the real difference lies and where the greatest improvement is.  First are 3 rippled plates called the “Emitters” containing rows of small holes. Above these are 3 Cast Iron cooking grates which perfectly align with the holes (see image above).

  In the old system the emitters were flat trays filled with small holes and the grates were thin metal “wavy” grids which allowed juices to clog up the trays and caused uneven heating if they were not cleaned after each use. In the new system, the only holes are located directly under the cast iron grates thus eliminating clogging.

   The warranty is also improved. Lifetime on the Burners and 3 years on the Lid, Emitters and Grates.

     The one truely great feature is that these grates virtually eliminate flair-ups, since juices drop into the valleys of the “Emitters” and boil away. Because of this however your grill tends to smoke more then your average gas grill.