Char-Broil Signature 4-Burner Gas Grill Review

Char-Broil Signature 4-Burner

$500
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Construction Quality

7.5/10

Temperature Control

8.5/10

Flare-ups

8.0/10

Features

8.5/10

Durability

7.5/10

Pros

  • Large cooking area
  • Powerful side burner

Cons

  • Thin materials
  • Limited construction quality

Specifications

  • Four 8,000 BTU top ported stainless steel burners
  • 530 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 740 square inches
  • 32,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 13,000 BTU standard side burner
  • Stainless steel rod cooking grates
  • Electronic (AA-battery) ignition
  • Double layer hood
  • Removable, rear access drip pan
  • Propane only - Not convertible
  • Propane tank and cover sold separately
  • Made in China by Charbroil LLC

Full Review -Char-Broil Signature 4-Burner

Just to be clear, this is not one of Char-Broil’s infrared gas grills. This is a standard, four-burner grill with a side burner. Looking at the specifications, you find that this grill produces only 32,000 BTUs under its 530 square inches of cooking space, which is similar to the power of their infrared models, but delivering a lot less heat.

Underpowered, but large and with good features, this is a compromise grill. In this price range I don’t really recommend grills with shiny metal (low grade stainless in this case) or big grills. To accomplish the appearance and size, there is a trade off and that trade off is in the quality of the materials and components. Ironically, the side burner on this grill is powerful. At 13,000 BTUs it can heat a large pot effectively, but of course, that isn’t why you buy a grill.

I know that this grill is widely available and it certainly looks nice. It should last through a few summers and can do what most people need it to do, grill up some burgers and produce a decent, though not great steak. If you have read this far, you are probably not impressed. You shouldn’t be. What I recommend is you go back and look at my recommendations for the best gas grills in this price range or even the best gas grills between $250 and $500.