One fairly popular product in the grilling world is the Char-Broil 463377319. It is affordably priced, and more often than not, this means that a product is substandard. However, in the case of the Char-Broil 463377319, nothing could be further from the truth. Most owners of the grill have nothing but good things to say. This includes praise for the performance, praise for the burners, praise for the cooking area, and more. As such, we thought it a good idea to conduct a Char-Broil 463377319 Review to determine the validity of the claims.
Below are the results of that review, and we tell you everything you might want to know if you’ve considered the grill as a potential purchase, including the disadvantages.
With the Char-Broil 463377319, you can find out almost everything about the machine by looking at the features listed. This includes the manufacturer’s target market, how it will perform once you put it to use, how long it should last, and a few other factors you consider when looking for a grill. However, it’s pretty common for manufacturers to exaggerate some details about the features. This is why we opted to check the validity of their claims. The results of reviewing the grill are as stated below.
In terms of the overall performance, there are many positives that should be evident as soon as you receive the grill. For one, it’s relatively easy to put together. The instructions provided in the manual are well-illustrated and easy to learn. That said, if you have problems with the written assembly instructions, YouTube can come to your aid with videos of the same.
Once you start to use it, you notice other benefits, including the reliable electric ignition. You just add AA batteries, and after that, ignition should be as simple as pressing a button. This lights both the main cooking area and the side grill. The main cooking area is large and can serve a large family or a small party. As for the extra side panel, it comes in handy as you prep your cooking ingredients. That said, it is fairly flimsy and has a weight limit of about 10 lbs.
Inside the grill, you find stainless steel burners that emit their flames from the top. However, these are covered by heat tents to help distribute the heat evenly and protect the burners from drippings. Also, the burners in the main cooking area produce a maximum heat level of 36000 BTU, which is relatively high compared to competitors, especially at this price point. Notably, this is also in addition to the high heat output of the side burner as well.
Additionally, there is a built-in temperature gauge that should be handy when pre-heating the grill. It might also be handy as you cook. It’s placed conveniently on top of the built-in lid. Speaking of the lid, there is also a slight problem in terms of aesthetics. While it will come in a stainless steel finish, the sheen doesn’t last long once you start cooking. It will likely turn into a heat-tempered brownish color the more you use it. However, this is not likely to affect cooking performance.
The cooking area is fairly impressive on the Char-Broil 463377319 grill. It measures 23-inches wide X 18.5-inches deep under the lid. This is what translates into approximately 425 square inches of cooking space. Ideally, this should be more than enough cooking space for a large family, no matter what kind of food you’re grilling. For instance, if you were to make hamburgers, this space could fit about 20 of them, which means the space is also ideal for a small party.
The 150 square inch side burner can also add some extra cooking space. That said, it’s best suited for making side dishes or keeping what you cook warmer for longer. It also has a lid that comes down to protect the burner underneath, and it could also prove useful as an extra space to mix your cooking ingredients.
As for the burners, there are four of them under the main cooking grate and an extra one as part of the left side shelf. The four under the main cooking area are stainless steel top-ported burners. As such, in addition to sending the heat directly into the cooking area, the burners are also quite durable.
Notably, it’s quite common for grease and other meat drippings to fall through the grate as you grill your food. Since they are corrosive, they may damage the burners and even affect the cooking area’s heat distribution. As such, the manufacturer has included heat tents to cover the burners as protection. They even help to distribute heat more evenly around the cooking area.
The burners in the main compartment produce up to 36,000 Trusted SourceBritish thermal units (Btu) - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Energy Information Administration – EIA – Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government www.eia.gov of heat when set at maximum. Notably, there is an industry-standard for how many BTUs are needed in a grill relative to the size of the cooking surface.
Since the cooking surface is 425 square inches, this translates to about 84 BTUs per square inch. Consequently, this should be enough for searing your burgers as well as other recipes you have in mind. However, the heat is adjustable from low to high, depending on what you’re cooking.
The side burner is also reasonably impressive in terms of heat output. It can produce 10,000 BTUs, and just like the other four burners, you can control the heat by simply turning a knob. However, since this component isn’t meant for grilling your food, there is no reason for it to live up to the industry standard.
The grill uses propane gas as fuel, and you can place your propane tank in the provided compartment under the grill. Additionally, it uses a reliable electronic ignition system to ensure you have an easy time starting the grill every time you use it. Nevertheless, the ignition system runs on AA batteries which you’ll have to purchase from time to time.
Next, we look at the cooking grates, which are made from cast iron in addition to being porcelain coated. As such, not only are they non-stick and durable, but they rank highly in terms of rust resistance. Additionally, you can take them off after a cookout for cleaning, making maintenance easy.
The Char-Broil 463377319 also ranks very highly with regards to ease of use. Of course, this can be attributed to some of the features. One example is the electric ignition system. As long as the batteries you use have enough energy, then the gas grill should light up with the push of a button.
Another indicator of the ease of use is the design of the knobs that offer full control over the flame. Furthermore, with the built-in thermometer on the lid, you can keep a close eye on and control the temperature in the grill.
In terms of safety features, the Char-Broil 463377319 doesn’t do so well. After all, there don’t seem to be any features to protect users if anything goes wrong.
As for the portability of the device, it will depend on where you’re moving the grill. For instance, if you’re moving the grill from the front porch to the backyard, the device is easily portable. This is because of the included wheels. You just lift the two fixed feet and roll the grill on the floor until you get to your destination. Since the weight of the grill will be on the two wheels, it should be easy to pull this off, even for weaker individuals.
In contrast, if you’re transporting the grill for longer distances, the device isn’t very portable. It weighs 85 lbs which will be challenging for anyone to lift and carry. Also, putting it in the car may be a problem as well. After all, you may have to consider disassembling the legs to make sure it fits. Add the weight of a propane gas tank, and the portability of the setup goes even lower.
The warranty for the grill is fairly decent, although different components will be covered for different periods of time. The bulk of the machine, which includes the body, lid, grate, wheels, legs, and more, is covered for one year. As for the firebox, the warranty duration is two years, and finally, you have the burners, which are covered for five.
It doesn’t seem like maintaining the grill will be too big a hassle. You have the non-stick porcelain grate, which means the meat and grease will be easy to remove during cleanup.
Speaking of cleanup, the grate is removable, and so is the grease pan under the burners. As such, you can clean them up easily in your sink or under a garden hose and return them to the grill when dry.
One potential problem area is the underside of the lid in terms of aesthetics. It’s not going to maintain its stainless steel finish. Instead, it’s likely to turn a brownish color after several interactions with the heat in the grill. However, this doesn’t affect cooking performance in any way.
Also, the metal used seems thin and rather flimsy, so you should definitely handle it with care during transport and use. However, if you don’t mind a dent here and there, this is not likely to be a big problem during maintenance.
The Char-Broil 463377319 review above indicates that the grill ticks most of the right boxes for potential buyers. These include affordability, ease of use, ease of maintenance, great warranty terms, high heat output, large cooking area, and more. There are a few minor problems, for example, the lid turning brown and the metal sheets in the construction being thin and flimsy. However, this doesn’t change our conclusion on the matter, which is that you will be getting great value for money if you buy this option.