PROS / This grill uses infrared technology on its primary cooking area and cooks food evenly and thoroughly.
CONS / The stainless steel cooking grates may be difficult to keep clean.
VERDICT / The Char-Broil Performance gas grill is an excellent choice for any grilling enthusiast with its sturdy construction and unique design that makes great use of infrared technology.
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Char-Broil Performance infrared gas grills pack a lot of heat in a small package. This compact gas grill generates plenty of heat from its primary burners. In addition, it uses a stainless steel grate, which retains heat well and will quickly sear your steaks. Its infrared technology provides a great grilling experience.
Capable of generating up to 30,000 BTUs, the three primary burners on this gas grill while not the most powerful on the market, can still reach high temperatures and do an effective job of cooking your meat. This has a lot to do with its infrared technology, which is this grill’s strongest selling point. The Char-Broil Performance uses infrared technology on in its primary burners, allowing the grill to distribute heat evenly and cook items to perfection.
The primary cooking area of this gas grill is 500 square inches, which is plenty of room for most family barbecues. There is also a 13,000-BTU side burner if you need some extra room to cook. You can easily get your gas grill to the right temperature by using the built-in thermometer on the lid, and you can move this grill around your deck, patio or porch by using the handy casters on the bottom of the unit.
Nearly every piece of the Char-Broil Performance gas grill is made of high quality stainless steel. Stainless steel is great material for gas grills because it helps prevent rust and is generally very durable and long lasting. The Char-Broil Performance grill makes use of this material very well, and the construction is rugged and sound. As opposed to porcelain-coated cast iron, however, stainless steel cooking grates often leave residue behind and are a bit more difficult to clean. If a clean grill is important to you, you may want to keep this in mind when you consider this Char-Broil gas grill.
Char-Broil offers a limited lifetime warranty to cover the stainless steel burners on the Performance gas grill. The company will take care of any manufacturer defects with the burner for as long as you own the grill. You can contact customer support by phone, or use the email contact form on the company's website. There is also a Troubleshooting page on the Char-Broil website that will answer many frequently asked questions.
If you want a grill that can get hot and stay hot, the Char-Broil Performance may be the right gas grill for you. It has three stainless steel main burners that combine to generate approximately 30,000 BTUs, and the stainless steel cooking grate will retain heat to provide proper searing capabilities when you cook steaks, chicken, hamburgers and more. This well-designed and unique grill is sure to please any grill master.