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Char Broil Heatwave Infrared Three-Burner Gas Grill, with Sideburner Reviews

Soldaten

Great Grill and my gateway to smoking meat

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Pros: Can be used as a grill or smoker, less flare ups, plenty of cooking room

Cons: The "U" pans rust out and the spacers on them break off.

I've owned two of these grills and loved them. You can easily smoke meat on this grill by filling up the smaller "U" pan with wood and laying heavy duty tinfoil over the top, then the grate, and then poking holes in it. It was enough of a good introduction that I eventually went and bought a smoker. The grill was great to cook on, less  flare ups due to the design of the "U" Pans.  You could still get a flare up if cooking fatty cuts on hi. My first grill rusted out after 2 years. I hadn't been very proactive in cleaning it or keeping it covered. I liked it enough that I special ordered a second one (done through the military PX as there was a limited selection of...
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kusboat

Infrared

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Pros: Gets Hot, can do lots of different things

Cons: Don't have one

Have had it for over two years and love it.  You can sear a steak, you can slow roast chicken, and even throw some chips in to get a little smoke. 
gr8fr8

Char Broil version "Red"

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Pros: Can cook at very high temperatures

Cons: center heat deflector has a whole burned in it

Good grill for the money.  Great for Steaks, and Beef in general.  Chicken cooks great although a little too fast for me even on low.  Pork shoulders can be slow cooked by turning off one or two of the burners.
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