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Most Recent Questions
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Does this grill have a warming rack? If it, what models do and price
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Does the natural gas conversion kit included in the package?
Recent Question:
What type of regulator and hose do you need to hook this grill up to a 20 lb. tank?
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Could not screw the regulator into the burner tip. Seems to be missing a weld. Anyone else had this problem?
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Is there a weather proof cover available?
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Is there solid storage space at a the bottom?
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How do you secure the tank to the grill?
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Can you connect this to a 20lb tank
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Could not screw the regulator into the burner tip. Seems to be missing a weld. Anyone else had this problem?
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What type of regulator and hose do you need to hook this grill up to a 20 lb. tank?

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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, 9 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, 6 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, 6 months ago
By
happymandy
answer 3
No it does not come with an empty one
answered 1 year, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
Hans76
answer 5
This Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared Grill does not come with a propane tank.
answered 1 year, 9 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 4 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 4 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, 10 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, 6 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, 7 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, 9 months ago
By
Zinfanatik
Question

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

asked 4 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 4 months ago
By
Charbroil
answer 2
The silver parts are stainless steel, the black parts are painted.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
wizzy269
answer 3
They are stainless steel.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

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

asked 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
By
Charbroil
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 4 months 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 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Momto2kidz
answer 2
The diverter plates underneath the cooking surface are easily removed.
answered 3 months, 1 week 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 4 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 5 months, 4 weeks 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 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Charbroil
answer 2
I guess it will be great when all the porcelain is gone. Is porcelain edible?
answered 5 months, 4 weeks 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 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Rik756
Question

Is there any way to keep the grills body from rusting? I keep my grill covered when not in use, but I have had to replace it every three years .S

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Superj1
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
2 answers
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answer 1
They make different grill cleaners that you can use to wipe down the outside but most grills will rust on the inside. This one is just as bad if not worse than most.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Rik756
answer 2
To best assist against rust on this Performance TRU-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill I would recommend routinely using our Biodegradable Grill Cleaner (http://bit.ly/106Pmbv). If possible, storing the grill in an enclosed area, such as a garage will also greatly help.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Charbroil
Question

will it worke on natural gas

can it use natural gas
asked 6 months ago
By
kg
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
2 answers
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answer 1
This grill can not be converted to natural gas.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
This Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared Grill can only be used with propane and cannot be converted to natural gas.
answered 6 months ago
By
Charbroil
Question

what grates does this one have?

Between Lowes, Home depot, BJ's and Walmart I have seen several "Charbroil Tru Infrared" but to my amazement the ohh-so-important "infrared" technology seems to be different in all of them; One had a 2 deep troughs with porcelin grates over, another had 3 stainless steel tray with 'V' waves and small holes in them and then a grate over that, others with a similar stainless steal tray but with rounded humps in and no grate.

If any one knows which grate system this has, and which is the true "TRU infrared" it would help.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Calian
on Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared T480R 3-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner
2 answers
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answer 1
This Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared Grill has porcelain-coated stainless steel cooking grates. They are similar to the newer Commercial TRU-Infrared cooking grates that can be found in TRU-Infrared Grills at Lowes. However, each cooking grate is one assembly, instead of coming in mulitple pieces. Please follow this link for more information on this grill... http://www.charbroil.com/char-broil-performance-t-35g5.html
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Charbroil
answer 2
Three slotted porcelain grates that fit tightly together with little or no space around the perimiter of the grill surface. The cooking grates are nearly solid with small slots at their bottom side closest to the three porcelain V shaped burner covers. Whether this is "true" infrared technology or not it reaches temperatures above the 700 degree limit on the temperature gauges....and reaches that temperature relatively quickly.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Grillman83
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