Char-Broil TRU Kettleman Charcoal Grill

How about adding a grill that exceeds expectations and at the same time has an exquisite look? Well, Char-Broil TRU is one grill that will amaze you with its easy to cook features and infra-red technology. This prevents uneven cooking and flare-ups too. Whether you are an inexperienced griller or an expert, this grill is perfect for both of you and you’ll love the results. So, what else can you get from the Char-Broil Tru grill?

Key Features

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Large Vents

There are large dampers around the kettle which makes aeration easier. You can also adjust and control the heat using these vents. When opening the vent on top, it cools off the grill while letting out too much heat. Close the vent and retain heat in the inside.

Tru-Infrared technology

The grill uses the infrared to keep off flare-ups by evaporating the juice that falls off from the meat to the infrared grill. Another advantage of this is that there will be even distribution of heat. So, forget about half or unevenly cooked meat.

Removable ash tray

Ash can be really messy especially when cleaning up the grill. To save you from this hassle, Char-Broil TRU comes with a removable ashtray which collects ash when cooking and therefore makes cleaning easier.

10-year Warranty

A good warranty is one that covers all the parts that are in one item. Lucky for you, this grill does not come only with a 10-year warranty, but also other warranties for various parts. The 10 years is for the firebox and the lid. There are five years for the ash pan two years warranty for all the other parts. Isn’t this a pretty good deal?

Temperature Gauge

The lid has a temperature gauge on top which lets you keep track of the heat status in the grill.

Air inlets

The grill comes with 360-degree air inlets which surround the grill and are meant to facilitate increased airflow in the grill. This, in turn, helps even heating distribution.


The cooking grate is made of a porcelain-coated and rust-resistant material. The grill comes with two wheels with a chrome-plated wire as the bottom shelf.

Hinged Lid

You don’t have to put the lid on the floor or grass or hang it on the sides. Instead, the hinged lid props open and let you attend to the charcoal and then lower the lid once you are done. It is as simple as that.


  • Easy to clean and remove ash
  • Heat is distributed evenly
  • Has a 10-year warranty
  • Has a built-in thermometer
  • Adequate cooking size


  • The grill can be hard to clean sometimes
  • It is prone to scratches

Frequently Asked Questions As easy as it might seem, cleaning the cooking grates requires some precautionary measures. To clean, wait for the grate to cool off, then use a scraper to wipe off any debris. Take hot water and nylon bristle brush and clean properly. Dry it off. Yes, but don’t forget that it is not lightweight. But the grill can fit in your car trunk without any problems. The cooking grate is made of porcelain. If you are having problems with the air inlets, then close the vents and the lid and leave it. It will take some time but will eventually go off. You can use lumps but there is not enough room to accommodate them. The best option is to just use briquettes which fit in perfectly. And instead of lava rocks, you can add wood chips. Yes, it does. It will all depend on the heat inside the grill. To sear you might need up to 550-600F or more depending on your preference. It is made in China. No. The only thing that comes with the product is a lid. If you want a protective cover, you will need to purchase it differently.


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