Char-Broil Performance 4-Burner Gas Grill Review

Char-Broil Performance 4-Burner

$230
7.4

Construction Quality

7.0/10

Temperature Control

7.0/10

Features

8.0/10

Flare-ups

7.5/10

Durability

7.5/10

Pros

  • Large Full Feature Gas Grill
  • Inexpensive
  • Basic Design

Cons

  • Low Power Side Burner
  • Lightweight Construction
  • Low Durability
  • Low Heat Output

Specifications

  • Four 9,000 BTU burners
  • 475 square inches of primary cooking space with a total of 650 square inches
  • 36,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 10,000 BTU flush mounted standard side burner
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Two side tables
  • Electric continuous spark ignition
  • Powder coated 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 Performance 4-Burner

Char-Broil is one of the best know brands in outdoor cooking. They have been around for decades and make products in every part of the grilling and barbecue market. There is a big reason that they have remained so dominate. They make a lot of inexpensive products. While I have not liked many of the items they make, this grill, the Performance 4-Burner isn’t a bad grill. It isn’t a heavy duty, long lasting one either, but at under $250USD, this is an excellent option for the person who doesn’t want to make a serious investment in outdoor cooking, but still wants to do some occasional grilling. You know. Most people.

What makes this unit stand out is that it doesn’t rely on excessive amounts of shiny metal. In this price range, the stainless steel you find on gas grills is low grade and very thin. This grill is black and though made from thin sheet metal, it is durable enough to last a few seasons without too much trouble.

There is one point about this grill that is a strong negative. It is low on power. It is low on power because the materials are thin and thin metal can’t take the heat the same way that thicker, more durable materials can. This grill heats slowly and doesn’t transfer a lot to foods. It will grill and for burgers, veggies and hot dogs, it does a good job. If you want a serious sear on a steak, this isn’t really the grill for you. Also, the side burner on this is really unnecessary. It is also low in power and will do little more than heat a small pot.

As a budget grill, and even as a bit of a compromise, this unit isn’t bad. It isn’t great, but for the price, there isn’t a lot else to look at.