Char-Broil TRU Infrared Electric Patio Bistro 240

If you’re a fan of the hamburger, want a stylish red design and quality to top it all, the Bistro 240 Char – Broil grill might just be for you. It looks nice, and we trust the TRU technology, but does it stand up to quality standards and is it durable? We searched for an […]

Last updateJuly 12, 2018
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Char-Broil TRU Infrared Electric Patio Bistro 240

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If you’re a fan of the hamburger, want a stylish red design and quality to top it all, the Bistro 240 Char - Broil grill might just be for you. It looks nice, and we trust the TRU technology, but does it stand up to quality standards and is it durable? We searched for an answer to these questions and the result is down below.

This red beauty has a 240 square inches cooking surface, with 80 square inches on the side, built as a hamburger cooking surface. The 240 also features Char-Broil’s TRU infrared technology, making sure you get at least 65 % infrared light in your meal. It’s also designed with  porcelain coated grids, for an authentic taste to your favorite steak.

That’s all fine, but the porcelain coating also significantly increases the maintenance required for this one, since they accumulate grease much easier.

If the Bistro 240 sounds like the choice for you, we suggest also grabbing an official Char-Broil brush, through this link. It’s made especially for this type of grills, and it will serve you well.

So what do the tests conclude?

Our team can vouch for the advertised features, since all of them work. We also loved the area dedicated to grilling hamburgers. The focus group had a field day on this one, and from the first glance they got, they loved it, due to the awesome aesthetic.

With that in mind…

As stated before, experts advised the porcelain coating will give you some extra dish washing to do, and that’s certainly the case. Other downsides we observed were the fast loss of energy if you open the lid just a little, so that’s a bummer in the control department - it’s just not as versatile.

On a last note, our focus group complained that it’s pretty clumsy to move around, even if it comes with two wheels installed, so getting it in and out of the house will be a challenge.

Features

  • 240 square inches cooking surface, with 80 of them dedicated to hamburgers,
  • TRU infrared technology
  • Porcelain coated grids
  • Stylish red design.
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