We made the most tender ribs and juicy steaks on the Char-Broil Commercial Series TRU-Infrared 4-Burner Gas Grill. Get a real-world review before you buy!
We LOVE to barbecue in our family. Or “grill out”, if you’re from the Midwest and are less familiar with the word “barbecue” used as a verb, not just a noun. I ventured into the barbecue camp years ago when I became a resident of Southern CA and I stayed there when we moved to Virginia. My parents, however, who moved about 40 minutes up the road from me a few years ago, will forever grill out. Between you and me? I love it when the say that; it reminds me of being a carefree kid.
So you can imagine how over-the-moon I was when I had the opportunity to gift them with a brand new Char-Broil Commercial Series TRU-Infrared 4-Burner Gas Grill! I already have a Char-Broil that I bought last year and I love mine.
When I was shopping for a new gas grill, my dad kept telling me that Char-Broil is the way to go…and he was absolutely right. Which made surprising them with a new grill (they really needed one, too) so much more fun because I knew it was a brand that my dad already loves and believes in!
Here’s my dad literally still reading about and telling my mom all about his new grill, even as guests start to arrive at our barbecue!
The barbecue my parents threw over the weekend was definitely to celebrate their new Char-Broil grill, but there was another exciting reason for celebrating. My cousin, Steven, who also grew up in WI and a big part of my childhood, was coming for a visit. I hadn’t seen him in over 20 years and my sister Jolie hadn’t seen him in over 35 years!!
He’s always been one of my favorite cousins, mostly because he’s just a good guy. Funny, charming and kind, and his wife Shelly couldn’t be sweeter either. Such a wonderful reason to be entertaining with family!
There are so many things we love about the new Char-Broil grill! The first thing I noticed are the porcelain-coated grates. SO important if you don’t want your food to stick. Next was the side burner (that comes with a griddle; I’d never seen that before but how awesome is that??) which makes it so nice to just heat up a side dish or quickly reduce a sauce. It’s also dual fuel enabled, which means you can connect to natural gas at home. We haven’t done that yet but we’re definitely going to try it.
But it’s the Tru-Infrared™ Cooking System that really separates this grill from any others I’ve cooked on. It allows your food to cook evenly with no flare-ups! The night before our barbecue, my parents grilled some steaks. They both raved that they were the best they’d ever had on a grill and neither could believe how evenly they cooked.
It’s SPRING and my mom’s flowers are already gorgeous:
For our gathering, my mom made ribs, her potato salad that she’s been making for more years than I’ve been alive, baked beans and a rhubarb custard cake. The ribs were so tender; they literally just fell off the bone. And check out the char marks!
I’m just so impressed with the Char-Broil Commercial Series TRU-Infrared 4-Burner Gas Grill. I’m actually a little sad I didn’t keep it for myself, but I love hanging out at my parent’s house in the summer. It’s so peaceful and it’s where everyone in the family goes to relax and get away from it all. It’s also where ALL the parties are (with the exception of 4th of July at my sister’s) so it feels good that it’s also where the best grill will get used the most. Can’t wait to see what we put on our new grill this Memorial Day!
UPDATE: My parents use their grill constantly and absolutely love it. My dad swears that everything comes out more tender!