4.1
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Char-Broil
Model:
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Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill

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Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill
 
4.1

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Great Grill.

We needed a bigger Grill when we moved to Michigan. Bought a Char-Broil just because it was on sale. The kids were getting bigger that why we need a larger one. That was...Read complete review

We needed a bigger Grill when we moved to Michigan. Bought a Char-Broil just because it was on sale. The kids were getting bigger that why we need a larger one. That was 15 years ago, and it still a cooking. I believe we only had to replace the burner where the flames come out once. We have be very pleased, and My hubby who thinks he is the next Emeril, Tyler Florence, Bobby Flay...and all the other cooks on the food network, that's his baby. I'm not allowed to cook on it. Man and his GRILL!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap

My husband broke his old grill so we decided to buy this one. When we brought it home it already had broken pieces in the box it came in. That is when we should...Read complete review

My husband broke his old grill so we decided to buy this one. When we brought it home it already had broken pieces in the box it came in. That is when we should have just taken it back and got a different one but we didnt. We went back to the store that we bought it and had to fight with the customer service desk to get the parts that were broken when we brought it home. Needless to say it was a huge hassle but we got the parts that were broken. After that we put it together and we tried to use it. This grill did not want to light. The switch was broken. I then called the place we bought it from and we were told there was nothing they could do about it since we put it together. I guess they thought we broke it and just wanted to get a new one for free. Instead of fighting with them I just lit it with my lighter and we were able to BBQ. This was not made to last. I am so disappointed in the quality of this product. It is just falling apart. I rarely use this grill now and we have nicknamed it our last resort grill. I would not recommend this grill to anyone. This was made cheap.

Performance
Since the day I brought it home it has been nothing but problems.

Versatility
I like big bulky grills but you cant do much with it.

Ease of Use
I have to manually light this grill with a lighter. which I hate. The switch was broken when I brought it home. This is our last resort grill.

Ease of Cleaning
I wont even waste my time and effort to clean this piece of crap grill. I only have tried cleaning it once but gave up.

Durability
This product is anything but durable.

Design
I hate it.

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4.0

Best wedding gift, ever.

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from USA

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

Our Char-Broil is just like this one, except it has a charcoal gill attached. We absolutely love it and use it all summer and winter!

Performance
The electronic ignitions went out when the grill was a little more than a year old, otherwise it has never let us down!

Versatility
Three long burners and a top rack make it easy to cook a lot of food, a little food, or a couple different kinds of food.

Ease of Use
Everything is easy to access, and the wheels make it moveable. Better handles would be nice however, pulling on the side shelf is a little weak and makes me feel like I will break it.

Ease of Cleaning
The drip pan is large and easy to remove. The interior of the grill is a little difficult to get around everything, however the area is large so you don't have to fight to get tools or hands under or around anything but the burners.

Durability
Ours sat outside for an entire winter so it has some fading but no rust and it has held together just like the day we assembled it after moving it twice.

Design
It was not the easiest to put together, and we still cant get the side burner to work well. I would also like to see the bottom cabinet be closed in, the back is completely open and it collects leaves and pine needles.

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1.0

Cheap

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from USA

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

My husband broke his old grill so we decided to buy this one. When we brought it home it already had broken pieces in the box it came in. That is when we should have just taken it back and got a different one but we didnt. We went back to the store that we bought it and had to fight with the customer service desk to get the parts that were broken when we brought it home. Needless to say it was a huge hassle but we got the parts that were broken. After that we put it together and we tried to use it. This grill did not want to light. The switch was broken. I then called the place we bought it from and we were told there was nothing they could do about it since we put it together. I guess they thought we broke it and just wanted to get a new one for free. Instead of fighting with them I just lit it with my lighter and we were able to BBQ. This was not made to last. I am so disappointed in the quality of this product. It is just falling apart. I rarely use this grill now and we have nicknamed it our last resort grill. I would not recommend this grill to anyone. This was made cheap.

Performance
Since the day I brought it home it has been nothing but problems.

Versatility
I like big bulky grills but you cant do much with it.

Ease of Use
I have to manually light this grill with a lighter. which I hate. The switch was broken when I brought it home. This is our last resort grill.

Ease of Cleaning
I wont even waste my time and effort to clean this piece of crap grill. I only have tried cleaning it once but gave up.

Durability
This product is anything but durable.

Design
I hate it.

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5.0

Dependable, even cooking grill.

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from USA

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

I would recommend this grill for anyone because of the performance and durability.

Performance
This grill has an even heat across the surface so that your foods cook at an even rate.
It is very simple to regulate your cooking temperature and it keeps it consistant.

Versatility
We cook everything from steak, chops and chicken to veggies and salmon. It always cooks evenly and perfectly.

Ease of Use
When we are preparing to use the grill all we have to do is turn it on and it is ready to use. The propane tank is easy to exchange and it is a snap to do so.

Durability
This grill is very durable. We clean it after every use and have had no problems. It is always ready to go the next time we are ready to use it. Between the months of April and October we use this grill at least five times a week and have never encountered a problem.

Design
I like the design of the gril because it gives you ample cooking surface and you have work space with the side table. It conveniently fits in the corner of our deck so it sits out of the way when it is not in use but is easy to maneuver when we are ready to entertain guests or just prepare our own meals.

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5.0

Good Value

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from USA

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

This grill was not difficult to put together. The price was right and I think I got a good grill for the money. It has a large enough cooking space for what I need for my family. I'm pleased with this grill. I also like the upper grill area to keep food warm while the rest of the food finishes cooking. I've also used it to cook hot links and hot dogs. The automatic starter did go out on the grill not long after I got it but that is no big deal. I have not tried to replace or repair it.

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4.0

Good product for a nice price

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from Glencoe, MO

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

the grill works great and we can get enough on it to feed a small party all at once. It does get VERY hot with all the burners going, so you do have to watch as not to overcook or burn the food. We usually run with only 2 burners. The side burner can be used to heat up side dishes instead of using the stove inside. We like having the upper rack to do corn or other veggies wrapped in aluminum foil. You do have to be careful of any dripping fat or sauces from the meats, it can cause the flames to shoot up and these can be difficult to get rid of without turning off the grill. Also if the grill becomes too hot it can take a long time for it to cool back down (we usually have to turn off all but one burner and leave the lid open). It does well being outside and the lid is light weight. Our grill is rather heavy, making it a bit more difficult to remove and clean, even though it is smaller pieces. We do have problems with water accumulating from rain in the drip pan.

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5.0

Would not live w/o it.

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from USA

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

Went to a bbg where the host had this, never thought I would give up charcoal, but i did. For years and years I lived, breathed, and believed that charcoal was the only way to go. I feel stupid now that I have tried the gas grill.

Performance
It heats well, distributes evenly. All controls, are accurate. I had never used a gas grill before, and was a little nervous. I did not want to blow anyone, or anything up. It was so simple that I even used it for breakfast, one hot morning.

Versatility
Even I can move this around! It was light weight, even with the tank.

Ease of Use
I thought it would be way more difficult to hook the tank.. it was not! The directions were so simple to understand.

Ease of Cleaning
Even my teenager does not complain at cleaning up!

Durability
So far, so good. My friends have had one for awhile, and it still looks new. The finish looks like it was done well.

Design
Simplicity. I did not have to move around, everything i needed was within reach. It was also a good height. It did not feel extremely hot to the touch, on the outside. So the heat containment was where it needed to be.

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1.0

char broil grill

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from Danbury, CT

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

char broil grill, it's a good enough grill for the price, but the grates are terrible, they rust within a few uses, warranty is no good for replacement parts and customer service isn't that good when call.

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2.0

Not worth the money and auto light fails after a few uses.

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from Jacksonville, FL

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

This ended up being a bad Father's day present! It looked great. Worked ok the first few times we used it. Then, the auto light feature went out. Needless to say, you don't want to light a propane grill manually! However, dear old Dad tried it any way. Bit mistake. Huge fireball. lol Thank God he wasn't hurt. But, for the price we paid for this grill, it was a true disappointment.

Performance
Considering the auto light feature went out after only a few uses, I would say it does not preform very well at all.

Versatility
When it was working, it was quite easy to use for many things. The grates are spaced nicely and it cleans pretty easily.

Ease of Use
Very easy when it worked properly, but a total disaster when the auto light went out.

Ease of Cleaning
Quite easy to clean. A good grill brush works wonders and things don't stick easily to the grates.

Durability
I would have been better off buying a cheap charcoal model for how long this thing worked!

Design
The functional design was good, it only the parts, such as the auto light had kept working.

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5.0

Barbeque time

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from Clio, MI

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

I recently bought this grill on sale at Meijers. It was a great bargain and I just love it. It has easy clean up and also easy to assemble. I assembled it myself. I reccommend this grill to anyone who has a small family. It is perfect.

 
4.0

Char-Broil grill

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from Marianna, FL

Comments about Char-Broil T480 Propane Grill:

I have owned this grill for about 7 years. This is the second gas grill I have owned. Over all it is the best grill I have owned. If you keep this grill cleaned and properly maintained it will last you for many years. I have had to replace the burners 1 time and the flame guards two times. I enjoy using the side burner for cooking out side. During the summer months I use this grill just about every day of the week. I have used this grill for several family reunions and I always have enough room to prepare all the food and it always cooks the food very fast. Even though it cooks fast when I need it. It will also cook low and slow when you need it to do ribs that needs the low slow cooking. Over all I would rate this grill one of the top grills. I am already looking for away to build a new base for this grill when the bottom rust out. The top will still be very use able when the legs give out. I have added a gas gauge that is very helpful.

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