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Char-Griller 3-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Char-Griller 3-Burner

$200
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Construction Quality

7.5/10

Temperature Control

8.0/10

Flare-ups

8.5/10

Features

8.5/10

Durability

7.5/10

Pros

  • Full Feature Grill
  • Large

Cons

  • Difficult Assembly
  • Lightweight Components
  • Uneven Heat

Specifications

  • Three 13,600 BTU Stainless Steel Burners
  • 498 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 630 square inches
  • 40,800 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 12,000 BTU flush mounted side burner
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Enamelled steel construction
  • Piezoelectric ignition
  • Propane tank and cover sold separately
  • Available in propane only
  • Made in China by Char-Griller

Full Review – Char-Griller 3-Burner

Strip a gas grill down to its basics and you might get something like the Char-Griller 3-Burner. True, this grill comes with a side burner that might or might not be something you need, but as for grilling, it is hard to make a grill that is simpler. The body of this grill is just a metal barrel cut in half (actually it isn’t, but). This is an attempt to reproduce the appearance of old-school charcoal grills that people used to make out of metal oil drums.

Three gas burners sit inside and it even has a pair of largely pointless smokestacks on top. These are really just decorations, but they fit the styling. Considering the price, you can’t expect a lot from a grill like this, but for a basic burger grill, it isn’t a bad unit to consider. It won’t last long, but then you do get what you pay for, and for the price, you can get a little more out of this grill than you can the competition.

Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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