The Bottom Line
- Extremely low cost grill
- Similar versions available everywhere
- Cheap (near worthless) burner
- Poor construction
- Uneven heating
- Thin metal shell body
- Very limited capabilities
- One, dual control 26,500 BTU Stainless Steel Burner
- 265 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 460 square inches
- Push button piezoelectric ignition
- Quick and easy assembly
- Propane tank and cover not included
- Wire cooking grates
Guide Review - Char-Broil Quickset 26,500 BTU Gas Grill
There isn't a lot to say about this grill. It is not a good grill, but if you can't afford better or simply want something for the summer and don't really care what becomes of it, this this is the grill for you. If you try to keep it clean and actually take care of it, you might get two years out of it. That means you're spending about $55USD a year on the ownership of this grill (propane tank not included). For some people this makes perfect economic sense. Yes, the disposable gas grill, but in an era when thousand dollar gas grills may not last you three years, this isn't a bad way to go, provided you don't mind the uneven cooking and nearly constant flare-ups.
If you are looking for the occasional burger burner, this is the grill for you. The body of the grill on this unit is thin stamped metal that doesn't hold in heat and serves to do nothing more than keep the bugs off your food while you cook. But for this price, what do you expect.
One note on the burner in this grill. Yes, it is stainless steel, low quality stainless steel and, well, basically foil. Yes, stainless steel foil. Please don't press on it or let acid marinades collect on it. The replacement will cost you about $25USD, but it is a very cheap and fragile burner so if you buy this grill, baby the burner.
There are a number of variations of this grill but they are all built from the same parts and run about the same price.