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Char-Broil Classic 480 Model# 463436213

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Char Broil Classic 480 Gas Grill Model# 463436213

Char Broil Classic 480 Gas Grill Model# 463436213

Char-Broil LLC.

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To look at it you would think that this is a pretty reasonable grill. The heat output is perfect for the size and the big shiny hood looks like it will last a long time. The truth is, this $220USD gas grill is more show than performance. While the porcelain coated cast iron grates will do a competent job of making sear marks the truth is, this is a flimsy box of a gas grill that will corrode quickly, heat unevenly, and fail to last long enough to justify the expense of putting it together and shipping it halfway around the world.
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  • Large and inexpensive grill
  • Decent heat output for the size


  • Low powered side burner
  • Uneven heating
  • Flimsy and lightweight components
  • Poor quality stainless steel


  • Four 12,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
  • 480 square inches of primary cooking area for a total of 660 square inches of grilling space
  • 48,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 10,000 BTU side burner under a flush mounted cover
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Constructed 430 stainless steel, powder coated steel and cast aluminum parts
  • Push button electric (AA battery) ignition
  • Propane tank, rotisserie kit, and cover sold separately
  • Made in China by Char-Broil for Ace Hardware

Guide Review - Char-Broil Classic 480 Model# 463436213

If I were to design a grill, it just might have the same specifications that this one does. The heat output is reasonable, if not perfect for the size. While I would select heavier cast iron cooking grates and ones on this grill are good enough to conduct heat and make a decent set of grill marks.

What I wouldn't do is put a 10,000 BTU side burner on it. If I wanted a side burner it better be more powerful that this one that won't heat a small pot on a windy day. I also wouldn't include all the stainless steel pieces. Unless you spend a lot on stainless there isn't a point in using it on anything that is going to spend its life outside. Lastly, I would use much better burners and barrier pieces than this grill does. (Don't get me started on the fasteners.)

The simple truth is that this is the perfect gas grill for the person who doesn't know that to look for in a gas grill. At this price (around $220USD) look for something smaller, much more basic, and without the stainless steel body parts.

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