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Old 08-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Any of you have this grill?

Char-BroilŽ TRU-InfraredŽ Grill2GoŽ ... : Target

We just ordered it, getting it overnighted for the trip this week. We watched videos of it.

Appears to do a jam up job!

Right now we have the red Coleman with the scissor type legs. It's fine for patio grilling, but it is too heavy, and awkward to move..and NO where near enough grill space over the burners.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Char-BroilŽ TRU-InfraredŽ Grill2GoŽ ... : Target

We just ordered it, getting it overnighted for the trip this week. We watched videos of it.

Appears to do a jam up job!

Right now we have the red Coleman with the scissor type legs. It's fine for patio grilling, but it is too heavy, and awkward to move..and NO where near enough grill space over the burners.
I have tried several grills that use the 64oz. propane bottles and find them inadequate when it comes to cooking in a breeze. Not enough pressure in the small bottles. If this one can be converted (or connected) to a 20 or 30 lb tank it may be a good investment. Let us know how it works out for you.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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I don't know anything about the portable one, but I use a larger tru-infrared grill at home. It is clearly the best grill I have ever used. The infrared cooking is fantastic. It never flares up and it doesn't dry out the meat. You'll love it.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:12 AM   #4
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I don't know anything about the portable one, but I use a larger tru-infrared grill at home. It is clearly the best grill I have ever used. The infrared cooking is fantastic. It never flares up and it doesn't dry out the meat. You'll love it.

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Ahh yes, the "no flare" was/is a selling point for us. In spite of the name, I do *not* like a char on my steaks, not to the point of being crisp at least. If I want char I can just eat the charcoal and save the money spent on $15.00/ea ribeyes.

Wish I had $5.00 for every plastic coke bottle lid I've taken a hot ice pic to, making a water spritzer bottle for DH.

Thanks for the review. And yes, we'll report back after using it for this upcoming trip.

I'm like a kid approaching the first day of school. Closer we get to Friday wee hours AM the more excited I'm getting!

Actually I'm feelin' like we kids did just before Mom and Dad took us on those 2 week vacations every year, touring the country in a station wagon...no interstates back then.

Sittin on ready rockin on geaux!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:14 AM   #5
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I have tried several grills that use the 64oz. propane bottles and find them inadequate when it comes to cooking in a breeze. Not enough pressure in the small bottles. If this one can be converted (or connected) to a 20 or 30 lb tank it may be a good investment. Let us know how it works out for you.
This one can be converted, so sez DH, it has an available adapter/hose.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:15 AM   #6
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I really like the carry/tote bag for it as well.

Grill in a duffle bag...easy breezy!
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:38 PM   #7
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the grill arrived a bit ago. OK, now I see how they can say "no flare ups". VERY smart construction and design. The actual flame never gets to the food being grilled except maybe small fractures of flame as there are small slits in the grill surface.

We got the carry case for it also. LOVE this grill! At first I thought we'd try it out tonight, then decided, nyet, don't wanna have to clean it before packing it up for the trip. That carry case makes it a snap to pack up and take along. And the grease catcher is a snap to install/remove and clean.

can't wait to try this grill! Will report back on how it cooks a ribeye or three.
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the grill arrived a bit ago. OK, now I see how they can say "no flare ups". VERY smart construction and design. The actual flame never gets to the food being grilled except maybe small fractures of flame as there are small slits in the grill surface.

We got the carry case for it also. LOVE this grill! At first I thought we'd try it out tonight, then decided, nyet, don't wanna have to clean it before packing it up for the trip. That carry case makes it a snap to pack up and take along. And the grease catcher is a snap to install/remove and clean.

can't wait to try this grill! Will report back on how it cooks a ribeye or three.
You will be pleasantly surprised. Everything I make on mine comes out better than on any grill I have ever used before.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:31 PM   #9
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I had looked at this same grill at Dick's not too long ago (but I'm a grill-a-holic). Let us know how it works out.

I have a Char-broil infrared turkey fryer, that my family would disown me if I ever got rid of it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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We went to Dick's to buy this gril, wmtire, and they don't have it any more this "season". grrrrr They're moving in to fall stock...camo, bows, etc.

So, we ordered direct from CharBroil, got it overnighted to us.

GHO, DH decided we'll grill on it tonight...got some "economy ribeyes" thawin in the kitchen sink right now.

wmtire, have you ever bought those steaks from that grocery store just South of us? They're included in those "5 for $19.00" deals. They're thin, and about 2 minutes on each side will have 'em well done....i.e. too done for us. I love the thin pork chops they have in that special. SO easy to fry up for dinner....errrr supper here in the South.

Will let y'all know!
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #11
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OK, I'll give the abbreviated review and leave it to Fritz (DH) to give the technical one....

one word....

WOW!
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #12
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I purchased one several months ago. Be careful as it cooks fast. Heats up quickly and in order to control the temperature you may have to turn it off and then back on. Satisfied so far.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:52 PM   #13
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CharBroil Grill2Go X200 is fantastic! The design is brilliant. I have been a charcoal only snob for a very long time. I am thoroughly impressed with this grill. It is a portable, so it's a bit small. It is big enough to cook 4 steaks easily though. What a great job it does.

This grill produces the juiciest meat I've ever grilled. No question about it. It cooks quickly and very evenly. The grill marks are beautiful and the sear is very very good. I recommend this grill very highly.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #14
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And wmtire, as you asked in PM, yep it cooks 4 steaks at a time, and keep in mind those were thin ribeyes so they were streeeeeched out quite a bit, and still fit 4 on there at a time.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:51 PM   #15
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One weird thing about it is that no-flare-up feature...when a flame flares, there's a poof or puff sound...the shield over the flames poofs it out.

Scared me when it first did that.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #16
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Char-BroilŽ TRU-InfraredŽ Grill2GoŽ ... : Target

We just ordered it, getting it overnighted for the trip this week. We watched videos of it.

Appears to do a jam up job!

Right now we have the red Coleman with the scissor type legs. It's fine for patio grilling, but it is too heavy, and awkward to move..and NO where near enough grill space over the burners.
I got one this spring and have been really impressed. Debated about getting a weber q120, but this one has slightly more cooking area in a better square shape, and stores in a physically smaller area than the weber q120. It gets hot fast, will stay at 350 on low, and stays lit in a breeze. Debating to convert it to a quick connect to avoid using tanks, but I don't think it could be done to easily switch back & forth. A tanks lasts quite a while and i plan on using it tailgating for football games this fall.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #17
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According to DH, you can order the adapter kit to convert to the RV gas.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:41 PM   #18
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I just did the clean up. The grill cleans up really well and easily. It's dried, packed back in the duffle bag and "staged" for load out Thursday evening.

The steaks we grilled tonight were sacrificial in nature The first meat cooked on a new grill isn't going to be all that good. I told wmtire that the first four had a bit of a chemical taste, which I'm sure is from the new grill surface, as it turned blue then purple as it heated up.

The remaining four were quite good, and we didn't use any seasoning or marinade, just thawed 'em and slapped 'em on the grill.

As DH said (Fritz) the grill marks are impressive and as the steaks rested there was LOTS of juice!

We like our steaks *rare* so yep, it was slap it on...turn it once, and take it off, especially with such thin steaks.


Can't wait to try it on a couple of over-night marinated 1.5" Angus rib eyes.
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According to DH, you can order the adapter kit to convert to the RV gas.
I haven't found an adapter that will fit. Send a link if you have. On this grill, the regulator is connected to the control knob, so removing the regulator would also remove the knob. Unlike the Weber grills where you just remove the regulator. It could be done by replacing the temp control knob and regulator with a different knob and a quick connect. If the threads were to match up.
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instead of 1pound bottles, get yourself a 5 pound tank. They're cost effective and not heavy. Mine weighs about 15 pounds full. I can get it refilled at most hardware stores...some places won't sell propane by the gallon. My grill came with an adapter. I can cookout (breakfast and dinner) for a couple of weeks before refilling.
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