If you are looking to experience the unparalleled convenience of purchasing a deck-compatible gas grill, the Char-Broil 463377319 comes forth as one of the best options. Unlike some of the more sizable options in the market, this propane-gas grill is best known for the time-appropriate aesthetics and a sleek yet empowering form factor.
Besides, this grill pair well with almost every grill cover in the market and can be purchased at a pretty affordable price tag, despite stacking in some of the best grill-centric features.
- Sturdy build quality
- Porcelain-layered grill grates
- High-end dripping pans
- Cured side-burner
- Space for accommodating tool hooks
- Lower BTUs for each burner
- Hard to assemble
- Open cart base
One-Line Review-The Char-Broil 463377319 scales beyond any competition especially when the structural brilliance is concerned but leaves a lot to be desired when burner heating capacities are concerned.
When it comes to the layout of the Char-Broil 463377319, it is the stainless steel chassis that comes forth as a standout inclusion. Clubbed with cast iron grates and porcelain-coated surfaces, this is easily one of the best looking grills in the market. Besides, the sleek design ensures that you can readily flaunt the Char-Broil 463377319 as an inclusive home and outdoor accessory.
Coming to the components, the existing grease pan is on the larger side and exceedingly easy to remove. Besides, the non-stick layering of porcelain ensures that cleaning is hardly an issue. However, the only knock-off, in terms of design, could be the open cart base that offers a large but open area for storing a 20-pound gas tank.
As far as the grill inclusions are concerned, you get access to four, durable and steel-clad burners. While the side burner produces a lot of cooking heat, the top-fire element associated with the primary heat tent is the reason why the heat distribution is more than even. Besides, the structural layout also accounts for the side-tables, made of stainless steel. Not just that, the Char-Broil 463377319 has cast-iron gates added to the mix, which exceed any form of competition, if and when heat generation is concerned.
However, our experts were put off by the complicated assembly, which is usually the case with grills featuring side-burners. Then again, as it is a 90-pound unit, the process isn’t as overwhelming as certain critics make it to be.
Coming to the grilling features, the four-burner setup cumulates into an overall heating capacity of 36,000 BTUs. However, according to the structural insights and the top-heavy flame ports, the heat distribution is pretty even for 425sq. inches of primary cooking space. As mentioned previously, the cast iron grates retain heat for a longer time, which eventually speeds up the cooking process.
Then again, if you want something to put sear marks on your meat and fish, the Char-Broil 463377319 is the device to invest in. However, high searing isn’t a USP provided you are looking to cook larger pieces of meat. The only way to get rid of the under-gunned heating capabilities is by letting the grill preheat, as the iron grates do retain heat better than most.
The side-burner, rated at 10,000 BTUs is a reliable inclusion and exceeds expectations if you are planning to prepare side-dishes. Therefore, with the Char-Broil 463377319 in play, you need not waste time by cooking dishes individually. The warming rack is still pretty sizable and exhibits an overall space of 150sq. inches.
In case you are interested in the special features, the porcelain coating steals the show. To be precise, the Char-Broil 463377319 is coated effectively which also makes it one of the easiest grills to clean. The grease management doesn’t get any better despite the grill encountering occasional drips and greasing. To be exact, the porcelain-coated surface also renders the Char-Broil 463377319 rust and spill-free.
Moreover, there are several nifty little features that Char-Broil 463377319 can take pride in, including the foldable nature of the side burner, electric ignition switch, and the reliable temperature gauge with a lid-mounted layout.
Value for Money
This sub-$300 propane gas grill exceeds expectations when the design and overall cooking layout is concerned. Despite the brilliant construction, there are quite a few attributes that validate the quality of this grill, including excellent temperature control and the functional wheels, which allow you to move the grill, regardless of the position.
Also, our experts were impressed with the sustainability and longevity of this device, as the same was used for several indoor parties and family gatherings. Regardless, despite the underwhelming heating capacity of the primary burners, the Char-Broil 463377319 is still good enough for the given price point as the cooking grates make up for the same with astounding pre-heating capabilities.
Not just that, the temperature gauge and even our independent analysis revealed a decent range of 180-degree Fahrenheit to 450-degree Fahrenheit, which is more than adequate for cooking close to 20 burgers at once.
Verdict: Yay or Nay!
Much like any other grill, the Char-Broil 463377319 has its share of hits and misses. However, the multi-tier device warranty and the exceptional grease management system make it one of the best propane gas grills to invest in. The protective coating works better than promised and if you can wrap your head around a complicated assembly; there aren’t many affordable grills in the market that are better than the Char-Broil 463377319.
However, you can still wait a bit for the company to introduce a version that is not semi-non-stick and even comes with an enclosed cart base for added security of the gas tank.