Char-Broil Black and Stainless 5-Burner Gas Grill Review

Char-Broil Black and Stainless 5-Burner

$150
6.9

Construction Quality

7.0/10

Temperature Control

6.5/10

Flare-ups

7.5/10

Features

7.0/10

Durability

6.5/10

Pros

  • Very Large
  • Inexpensive
  • Side Burner

Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Underpowered Side Burner
  • Flimsy Cart
  • Low Quality Burners

Specifications

  • Five 8,000 BTU burners
  • 475 square inches of primary cooking space with a total of 650 square inches
  • 40,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Two side tables
  • Piezoelectric single spark ignition
  • Powder coated and stainless steel construction
  • Cover and propane tank sold separately
  • Sold as Propane Only - Not convertible
  • Made in China by Char-Broil LLC

Full Review – Char-Broil Black and Stainless 5-Burner

Char-Broil makes a lot of gas grills. I mean a lot. Many are sold exclusively to specific stores, most notably, Lowes Home Improvement Stores. These retailers generally want to fill out their product lines with grills of various sizes, burner configurations, features, and, of course, price points. This grill was built to have five burners, not because it makes it more powerful or better, but simply because it has five burners.

At a maximum output of 40,000 BTUs under 475 square inches of primary cooking surface (lightweight porcelain coated cast iron), this grill is pretty good on the power. It doesn’t need five burners to do this, each one is 9,000 BTUs and it could be a three burner grill that would be just as versatile, hot, and efficient. The 10,000 BTU side burner is also, okay, but not powerful enough to heat much more than a small pot, particularly on a windy day.

Ultimately, gas grills like this are simply there, on the showroom floor, to look impressive and to sell. This certainly isn’t the best option in the price range and in my opinion should be avoided.