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This grill is awesome, you can cook or grill everything to your taste and never be disappointed with the outcome of what you're cooking. Foods like salmon, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs. Also I enjoy steaming crab legs. It just doesn't get any better than this. I love my Charmglow grill.
Usually when a product comes with a lifetime warranty you don’t expect it to “last a lifetime.” My father purchased the first model of the Charmglow grill in July, 1966. It was model number JAK 66. He originally purchased it in Titusville, FL why working for NASA at the Cape. Two years later they moved to Miami and reinstalled it in what is still their current home.
Despite having purchased replacement parts for the burner over the years, this grill has maintained its place as a centerpiece of all family gatherings. My husband and I have had at least a half dozen barbecues over the last 20 years and probably will have many more in the future. My parents make a joke that when their Charmglow breaks and cannot be repaired, that they’re going to sell their home of 50 years and move. They claim that this will be a sign that all good things come to an end.
We begin short preparation (Every Weekend) of all Our Delectable Vegan Blessings to put on the Grill. Everyone should update with this Magnificent CHARM BROIL.
Purchased this Charmglow a while back (810-8640-S) held together pretty good however tonight while cooking the electric panel below appears malfunctioned and caused the propane hose to ignite. Had to call 911 after nearly having the propane tank ignite and house almost go up with it. Scary stuff and it happened out of nowhere. Prior to this the electric panel was on the fritz for a few days and the igniter on the left was constantly clicking. Finally it went and burned through the hose and had the tank hissing.
I bought my all stainless steel Charmglow (not lying) over 18 yrs ago. Chicago winters dictate I store it in my garage. My neighbor leaves it outside & uses a grill cover. He has gone thru 5 grills. I haven't changed A SINGLE THING including ORIGINAL IGNITER! When finished after every use I clean it by cranking the heat till all grease & particles burn off & no more smoke comes out. Then, with burners still on full blast, I use a long handled brass brush with spraying ONLY WATER on it (steam sizzling cleans it great!). I let it air cool with top open for 45 min. and roll into the garage.
One more tip, when shutting the off gas, I always turn the gas off at the tank valve 1st & wait for the burners to go out, then I shut the knobs off. My previous grill was a NON-stainless grill that I inherited from my father was over 9 yrs old. He told me that covers hold the moisture in, need air to circulate to dry it out & prevent the rust. (Same reason we never completely cover outside ac unit, just a plastic lid to keep snow out of inside). It lasted a total of 13 yrs. Unfortunately after 18 years corrosion has finally arrived to the bottom of the firebox on my Charmglow. This grill owes me nothing. I'm happily going to buy another (and probably my last) gas grill. DEFINITELY WILL BE A CHARMGLOW!
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Bought this nice SS 4 burner grill with side burner expecting it to last. The electronic igniter gave up at about 6 months old and non-stainless small screws holding the side burner together rusted out in 1 year. I replaced most with stainless but the nut holding the side burner igniter is rusted away. The drip pan under the burner also rusted out within a year even though the unit has always been under a grill cover. The sheet metal under the burners is also badly rusted within 2 years. It's too bad that a stainless grill was not assembled with a few SS screws to keep it looking presentable.
Deteriorating grill. Have a rusted out grill as well. The ceramic started flaking off within a year. Was going to buy replacement parts but too complicated to figures out and after reading the other reviews, I think I will just invest in a new grill.
I bought this Charmglow 720-0036-hd-05 grill sometime around 2003 or 2005. I can't exactly remember when I bought it. Either way it is 2017 and other than replacing burners and the grill plates the grill is in great shape. That's at least 12 years of sitting outside uncovered. Not one piece has rusted out. I love this grill.
We take good care of our items. We stored in an enclosed patio with cover. Opened it up to use and door fell off and guts and walls of grill are brittle thin pieces of rust. I have never seen anything like it. Model 8108905s.
I've had a Charmglow Model 810-7400-S for about eight years, maybe longer, and have had no complaints so I'm a happy customer. However I might offer some comments that might explain some of the problems others have. First, I bought a cover for my grill. I really don't understand how any owner can expect any grill to last when they leave it uncovered year round and exposed to rain and snow. A pile of rust should be expected. Second - and I'm amazed that the manufacturers don't emphasize this - there is a little critter called a spider mite that apparently thrives on the chemical in propane that odorizes it. They build their nests inside the tubing and can completely clog it up. When the tubing gets clogged the burners don't work well - and maybe not at all - and there is a risk of fire where you don't expect it. I had the problem in a previous BBQ and just discovered the problem in this one. The solution is to replace the burner circuit.
Third (and fourth) - Stainless steel won't rust but the other painted sheet metal parts will if exposed to moisture long enough. Also, someone complained about their cast iron grills rusting. Well, duh! If you clean them off well and don't give them a coat of cooking oil they will rust. Most people that I know use a grill brush to brush off the heavy deposits and leave the grease where it is as protection. Think Grandma's cast iron frying pan that she never washed in soapy water for good reason!
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