Char-Broil 320 sq. in. Patio Bistro Electric Infrared Grill
we love our grill!
Our grill came and my husband put it together while I was at work. It did take him quite a while, but he freely admits he is not a handyman or remotely mechanically inclined! We have had zero problems with the grill heating up, it cooks everything wonderfully. Our next move is to find wood chunks instead of those stupid little wood chips at the stores. We are looking forward to trying out the smoker feature when we can find the chunks.
When we have a little extra money we plan on ordering this for our kids who live out in Washington State as they are in apartments with balconies. This grill would be perfect for them!
Love love love this!
Took this grill on it's maiden voyage this past week end and I love it! I smoked a turkey breast, grilled steak and asparagus and onions and it was all delish.
VERY EASY TO USE
I LOVE THIS GRILL !!
I ordered in the dk blue color which is very nice. We have it on our screened patio.
My husband travels with work and can be gone 3-5 days a week. This grill is perfect for me to use due to:
HEATS VERY WELL & FAST
EASY TO MONITOR THE HEAT WITH THE TEMPERATURE DIAL (on the lid)
I LOVE THE RACKS. Can grill meats & roast Veges at the same time!!!
DON'T HAVE TO HEAT MY KITCHEN UP!! ( this is nice since I live in Florida)
THANK YOU QVC!!
I use grill mats that I ordered from QVC which makes cleanup so easy.
Can't Wait To Cook In It
Needed an electric grill due to new condominium regulations. Ordered this and it came in and is assembled before the original scheduled delivery date!
Hubby put it together in about 30 minutes or so. Lots of small parts but he said if you take it step by step easy directions to follow.
Sitting on the deck now while it goes thru the initial heating process. Off to the market to buy some goodies to grill !
Size will be perfect for just the 2 of us . Felt that gas grill was too large to sometimes cook just a couple of chicken breasts or burgers.
Would not recommend
First the positives; shipped quickly and arrived intact and well packed. Reasonably easy to assemble by following diagrams. All the screws and nuts were individually blister packed.
Unfortunately, that's the only good things I can say...
1. preheating takes far too long to achieve max temperature; 30 minutes or more
2. grill does not retain heat after the lid is opened and never recovers temperature in order to grill foods
3. smoking rack does not stay up due to folding leg/stand that collapses easily..the resulting angled rack then dumps food off the front of the grill onto ground or feet
4. with smoking rack installed their is very little clearance for foods when lid is closed (tried smoking a single rack of ribs but the lid wouldn't close completely to seal in smoke)
5. Could not moderate temperature for low temp smoking
6. "warming rack" barely holds the equivalent of 3 hamburger buns and when installed makes it difficult to turn foods at the back of the grill
Tried making several different grilled foods; overall the first sear is okay, but once the lid is opened after that to turn meat or veggies there is not enough heat to get a sear on the second side. The lower temp also made cooking times much longer resulting in improperly grilled food.
Returning the grill, definitely not recommended.
Needs total assembly
No where during the QVC presentation did it mention how much assembly was required. A lot. That is why I am returning this, I am not handy and would have to pay someone to assemble. I don't think so
I put this grill together myself. It makes excellent smoked meat. I've ordered steaks, so they're next. Truly love it!
Didn't work for me
I returned this item after using it once. Assembly wasn't easy, but it wasn't impossible BUT it really didn't work for me. Although it heated up nicely, the heat dropped as soon as the lid was opened and after I added marinated chicken breasts & veggies. It took a LONG time to cook, and the heat was very uneven. I was unimpressed with the grill marks as well. The main reason I returned it was due to the grill. In order to clean it properly, I would have had to completely wreck the surface. Unfortunately, this grill did not operate as promised. I am very disappointed.
I just received my grill, buckled down and put together. Lot's of pieces but I had it together with little difficulty in about 45 minutes. Used it for the first time and absolutely loved it! I was able to get about 2 slabs of ribs on it and one time. I used the smoker also everything was great!!! It also came with a Grill Cover a plus an unexpected.
Box damaged (wet and moldy). Parts missing.
This product may be great but I don't know yet because the box was damaged. It had a hole in it. It was wet and moldy on the top. After I opened it up and removed the parts, there were nuts and bolts missing. Very frustrating and a huge waste of time.
Love this grill. with the use of wood chips and chunks the food taste so much better than using a charcoal grill. I would highly recommend this grill. As for putting the grill together it was not difficult as many have stated. Took about 10 to 15 minutes to assemble.
I read all the reviews before I purchased this and read that it was difficult to put together, but ordered it anyway. I'm a woman in my 60s and the directions were great. Very straightforward. I'm sure it took me longer than a guy would have taken, but boy was I proud of myself. I took my time and followed each direction exactly as shown. I have used it several times and have been very pleased with the results. I even used the smoke chips on steaks and they came out delicious. I wish the cover was a bit taller so I could do drunken chicken, but I wouldn't trade it. I don't have to worry about gas, which frankly scared me a bit. I just plug it in and ready to go in minutes. I love the wheels, as I can wheel it into the garage for the winter. If you are on the edge on this one, go for it!