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What are the dimensions of warming rack and what is it made of (enamel coated?)
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What about replacement parts. (The bottom grate)
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What is the sq. inches of the cooking space. Just the full flat surface?
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Does this have a temperature gauge?
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Char-Broil Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner

The Char-Broil TRU-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner features new technology that heats the food directly and evenly, locking in mouthwatering flavor and juices. With this Char-Broil 3-Burner Gas Grill, you won't have to worry about hot spots or flare ups, so your food cooks evenly. Whether it's corn on the cob or a juicy T-bone, your dinner will be cooked to perfection. With the Sure Fire Electronic Ignition and an igniter at every burner, you can light your grill and start cooking in a matter of seconds.
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Questions & Answers for Char-Broil Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner

Question

does grill come with empty gas canister

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ie
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
5 answers
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answer 1
no it does not
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
No, I don't think any grill comes with a tank anymore. they use to years ago
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
happymandy
answer 3
No it does not come with an empty one
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
SunshineApril1979
answer 4
It does not come with a propane tank. You are going to have to buy one separately. Walmart sells them, then you can enroll in the exchange program. The exchange program lets change your empty tank for a full one for a fee. Approximately $20 depending where you exchange it. Hope this helps you.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Hans76
answer 5
This Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared Grill does not come with a propane tank.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Charbroil
Question

On model T 480R (3 burner with side burner) is there a cabinet with door and handle below the grill. Is it possible to store a few items here and

change out the propane tank from the front? Is the back of the cabinet enclosed?
asked 2 months ago
By
Bob
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
4 answers
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answer 1
The back is enclosed. Great grill, though.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
catfish5
answer 2
The back is not enclosed. Yes, change the tank from the front. Yes, there is a bit of room for storage of items like seasonings or tools. We use an over-the-door hanger purchased at Kohl's for a bbq mitt holder. Fits great!
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
Momto2kidz
answer 3
The only way to change the tank is from the front. There is a cross member at the back of the cabinet that prevents removal from that direction. There is room for a few additional items in the cabinet besides the tank. I keep a brush and some cleaning supplies in there.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
Brownlensman
answer 4
The cabinet of this Performance 3-Burner TRU-Infrared Grill is not fully enclosed. Cleaning tools can be stored in this area. An infrared cleaning tool is stored in the door.
answered 2 months ago
By
Charbroil
Question

Porcelain Coated grill.

Cured my grill with Canola Oil for 15 mins on high as suggested. The Porcelain coating bubbled and flaked off down to the Stainless around every vent hole in all three racks........Is this normal?
asked 4 months ago
By
Mike
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
3 answers
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answer 1
Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and one of our knowledgeable grill service specialists will be more than happy to investigate this.
answered 4 months ago
By
Charbroil
answer 2
I guess it will be great when all the porcelain is gone. Is porcelain edible?
answered 4 months ago
By
Ml7616
answer 3
No, not at all. It's just a really cheap grill made with sub-standard parts. My porcelain chipped off the first month using the scraper THEY included!

You cant close the lid on high or the thing will just burn itself up.
answered 4 months ago
By
Rik756
Question

the display i saw in the store had stainless steel grates. this one says porcelain coated stainless what is the difference

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
sl
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
3 answers
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answer 1
This does have porcelain coated grates, which will take lots of heat and perform well with tons of control.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Many companies now are coating their grates with porcelain for two reasons. One, to better protect them from the elements; and two, to prevent food from sticking, which in turn makes cleanup easier. For thousands of years people have been cooking with porcelain, and for good reason too. It disperses heat evenly and holds onto the heat longer as well, which in turn means quicker cooking times with less gas. The only draw back of porcelain is that you have to make sure you clean it with the proper cleaning tools, where if you just take your metal spatula to scrap the grill or a regular scraper instead of a brush meant for porcelain then you could damage the grate and also have a harder time with food sticking.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wallieworldguy
answer 3
This Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared 3-Burner Grill does have porcelain-coated cooking grates. The porcelain-coated and stainless steel cooking grates will both perform well and provide high temperatures with tons of control. Please follow this link for more information on this grill... http://www.charbroil.com/char-broil-performance-t-35g5.html
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Charbroil
Question

How long does it take to put together?

Will/can Walmart put it together for me? Cost??
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Tim
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
3 answers
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answer 1
A couple of hours but I took my time.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
happymandy
answer 2
If u send it to the store yes they can put it together it does not cost anything. You can call as soon as you get the e-mail saying your product is ready for pick up and ask to have it assembled
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
SunshineApril1979
answer 3
There are a lot of parts to assemble. I doubt Walmart would assemble for you. If you have a long-handled philiips screwdriver, it helps. I carefully followed each step on the instructions (and really took my time), and it took around 2 hours. If you've done grills before, you can do it a lot faster. You do need another person on one step, placing the hood assembly on the base. Otherwise you can assemble youself fairly easily. Make sure you have a large area for assembly - the grill comes packed tightly in the box, and you'll have a lot of parts to spread around until you need them. The box is also heavy, around 118 lbs, so some help picking up the grill at the store and for unloading is recommended.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Zinfanatik
Question

Are the outer surfaces advertised as silver stainless steel or painted?

asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
santex
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
3 answers
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answer 1
The side shelves on this Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared Grill are constructed of heavy duty metal.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
Charbroil
answer 2
The silver parts are stainless steel, the black parts are painted.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
wizzy269
answer 3
They are stainless steel.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Plate under grill cooking grid

I saw this product at the store and it has a plate under the cooking grid to keep the flames from coming up and searing or unevenly cooking the items on the grill. I think this is a great feature, but i am curious if that plate is removable. There are times when i may want to sear or cook the items with an open flame directly.
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
By
KevinO
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
3 answers
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answer 1
Char-broil doesn't recommend this. The grill sears just great as is!
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
Momto2kidz
answer 2
The diverter plates underneath the cooking surface are easily removed.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
Brownlensman
answer 3
The flame tamers are there to keep grease from falling directly onto the burners. This TRU-Infrared grill is able to reach high temperatures quickly and you should be able to easily sear your food without removing the flame tamers. Please make sure that your food is at room temperature when placed on the grill.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
Charbroil
Question

Is there an upper grated shelf above the main cooking area?

asked 7 months ago
By
patticakes
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
2 answers
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answer 1
YES
answered 6 months ago
By
DENMC
answer 2
Yes. This Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infared 3-Burner Gas Grill does have a warming rack. Please follow this link for more information on this grill... http://www.charbroil.com/char-broil-performance-t-35g5.html
answered 7 months ago
By
Charbroil
Question

What is the difference in the Char Broil Series?

I have noticed that Lowe's carries the "Commercial" series, Home Depot carries the "Gourmet" series, and Wal-Mart carries the "Performance" Series. The Lowes and Home Depot models are both $399 for the 3 burner TRU-infrared while the Walmart version is only $258. It also appears the Wal-Mart version is about 30 lbs lighter. Is the Wal-Mart version made with lower gauge (i.e. quality) metals in the burner, grates, and lid? I can't imagine the other companies just mark it up that much more for a comparable grill.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
BDGreen
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
2 answers
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answer 1
I noticed that the reviews for the one at Home Depot had a problem with the front doors - I have looked at them in person, and they were not aligned. I like the sturdiness of the one offered at Walmart but if you like the all stainless steal you will need to pay more for it. Another difference is the grates - HD is a system of flashing and ridges, WM is a combined system (all in one) which I preferred.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
consumer1honesty
answer 2
All of these Char-Broil grills are TRU-Infrared and can provide tons of delicious flavors, high temperatures and a lot of control over the temperatures. The main difference is hardware used to provide infrared cooking. The Gourmet at The Home Depot utilizes emitter troughs. The Commercial Series at Lowes uses cooking grates and trays. The Performace Series uses infrared cooking grates that are similar to the Commercial Series, but they are built as one assembly. Please follow this link for more information on TRU-Infrared... http://www.charbroil.com/why-tru-infrared-grill
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Charbroil
Question

What grade of stainless steel is used on the Char Broil infrared BBQ's

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Max
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
2 answers
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answer 1
It is the cheapest they can find. Its just stamped sheet metal.
answered 9 months ago
By
Rik756
answer 2
This Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared Grill uses 430 grade stainless steel. Please follow this link for more information on this grill.. http://www.charbroil.com/char-broil-performance-t-35g5.html
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Charbroil
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