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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.

Materials

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.

Pros

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

Cons

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you clean the cooking grates?
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.
Is the grill portable?
Yes, but don’t forget that it is not lightweight. But the grill can fit in your car trunk without any problems.
What are the cooking grates made of?
The cooking grate is made of porcelain.
What is the alternative of putting the fire out if the air inlets cannot close?
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.
Can you use lava rocks, lump coal or just briquettes?
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.
Can the grill get very hot for searing steaks well?
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.
Where is Char-Broil TRU manufactured?
It is made in China.
Does the grill include a cover?
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.

Verdict

Char-Broil TRU Kettleman Charcoal Grill
  • Editor's Rating
4.5

Summary

Elegance, convenience and easy to use, these are just some of the things you can expect from a Char-Broil TRU grill. Other than that, the grills can be hard to clean, but simple if you have the right cleaning tools.

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Colin Matthews

Colin is an aspiring chef having completing his degree in culinary arts in California. His guilty pleasure is buying the latest & greatest (and sometimes, useless) in kitchen cookware and gadgets.

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