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By Matt Rodriguez

Grilling With Gas Has Never Been Easier Thanks to Char-Broil

 

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Char-Broil; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”

 

Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to bust out the grill and start producing those wonderful sear marks on all sorts of delicious meats, vegetables, and whatever else you can think of to throw on the grill.

 

Last weekend being Mother’s Day, I decided to have my parents over to my place and treat them to a BBQ feast using the new Char-Broil Commercial 4 Burner Gas Grill. For our Mother’s Day feast, I cooked a couple of steaks, BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, and baked potatoes. My father also brought some marinated pork chops that we threw on the grill. It was a delicious hodgepodge of meats and veggies; the usual fanfare associated with grilling.Now, I’ve always been a charcoal man myself, so that was my first time cooking with propane gas. Honestly, grilling has never been easier.

 

Speed

 

The Char-Broil Commercial 4 Burner Gas Grill features a Surefire Electronic Igniter which means all you have to do is open the gas valve, turn on the burners and hit the switch to light up those wonderful little blue flames. That’s it. There’s no looking for the matches or struggling to get the coals lit, and no waiting for them to heat up either. It only takes a couple of minutes for the grate top to get nice and hot and ready for grilling. There's a temperature gauge located on the lid of the grill so you know exactly how hot it is without having to open it and let any of the heat escape.

 

 

Control

 

I’ve always preferred cooking with a gas stove as opposed to electric because they give you greater control over the heat. It’s the same with gas versus charcoal. Char-Broil works exactly like your typical kitchen stove, with four burner knobs that directly control the flames below the grill. They all work independently so you can have one side on high to create the perfect sear marks while the other side can be on low for more of a slow cook. The Commercial 4 Burner Gas Grill also comes with a fifth sideburner for even more cooking space that’s great for pots or side dishes. I threw some baked potatoes wrapped in foil on the sideburner and just let them be while my other food cooked on the main grill.

 

Giving you further control is Char-Broil’s Tru-Infrared cooking system. It’s a series of accordion-style emitters that sit underneath the grates in order to evenly distribute the heat coming off the burners. The system speeds up the cooking process while ensuring that your food remain juicy at the same time. It also prevents any flare ups from the drippings coming off the food since they never directly land on the burners, reducing the chance of any sudden spikes in heat that might burn your food. My dad commented at how quickly everything cooked, and while I’d like for my cooking skills to take credit for that, I’m pretty sure the Tru-Infrared system contributed to most of the work.

 

 

Cleanup

 

Cleaning the grill was a breeze as well. Included with the grill is a scraper for the Tru-Infrared emitters to remove any leftover debris that may have fallen through the grates. Those can be cleaned just as you would any normal grill with a solid wire brush scraping. The huge difference here is that you don’t have to wait for any hot coals to cool down and then dispose of.

 

Suffice to say my first experience cooking with propane was fantastic. As you can see all the food came out looking delicious, and it tasted even better. I’ve cooked for my parents plenty of times, and this was one of their favorite meals they’ve had. I honestly don’t see myself going back to charcoal any time soon.

 

Summer is on the horizon and with Memorial Day coming up soon as well I guarantee that my Char-Broil Commercial 4 Burner Gas Grill will be doing plenty of entertaining in the coming weeks. Now that I’ve cut the red ribbon on the thing so to speak, I’m looking forward to getting a bit more creative with what I grill. Fish, asparagus, pineapple; I can’t wait to see what’s next!