Char-Broil Patio Bistro 240 review

Rating: 3.9 Reviewed by Eddie
char broil patio bistro review

The Char-Broil patio bistro review shows that this electric grill comes in 2 models.
The table top patio bistro 180 and the patio bistro 240 that is built on a frame.

With a lot of features the same we review the Char Broil patio bistro 240 electric grill here.
You can however read a review of the patio bistro 180 here if you like, or the patio Bistro 240 here.

The basic difference is that the 180 table top is 1500 watts instead of the 1750 watts for the 240 model.

The look and easy to handle construction makes the Char Broil electric patio bistro in my opinion to an all-round electric grill.
Perfect for patios and apartment balconies, like the name says.

With its small size the char broil patio bistro is perfect for small patios and balconies. In areas where gas grills are not allowed this can be a great grill.

The grill surface is still large enough to serve some great food. This grill is in the top 5 of best selling electric grills.

Read the rest of the Char-Broil bistro electric grill review:

Table of Contents

1. grill surface
2. Material of the grate
3. Features
4. Customer Reviews
6. Pros & Cons
5. Summary
7. Recommended

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Grill surface of the char broil patio bistro

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With an effective grill area of 240 square inches and 80 square inches raised secondary area, it is not the largest grill, but still large enough to grill for multiple people at the same time.

Material of the grate

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This comes with a porcelain coated cooking grate. I have not yet found out what the material was underneath the porcelain coating, but with the good reputation of the char broil company I guess it is steel, but I will do more research and add it here.

Features of the Char Broil Patio Bistro

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  • Marterial: Steel
  • Colors: Red, Gloss black, Blue, Graphite, chocolate, Urban moss, Vanilla
  • Length: 24.4 inches
  • Width: 25..2 inches
  • Hight: 38.2 inches
  • Watts: 1750 Watts

Features Overview:

Char Broil Patio Bistro Tru Infrared Features

FeaturesChar Broil Patio Bistro 240Char Broil Patio Bistro 180
BrandChar BroilChar Broil
Watts1750 Watts1500 watts
Colors8 colorsblack and Red
GratePorcelain coatedPorcelain coated
Grill surface240 Square Inches primary
80 Square inches warming rack
180 Square inches
65 Square inches warming rack
Removable controllerYesYes
Energy UseLowAbout 0.21/Hour

Customer Reviews of the patio bistro

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“Plugged it in, turned up the power, and WOW! This sucker was up over 550 degrees in about ten minutes. As I’d done before, put a small handful of hickory chips into a foil pouch, poked a few holes in it, and tossed it on the grill and closed the lid…”

“The Patio Bistro does its intended purpose. I like this grill the more I use it. It gets, hot, is easy to clean, and has a nice large cooking area…”(read more here Patio bistro reviews: here)”

Better Grill Rating: 3.9


Pros & Cons

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After doing all my research about the char broil bistro and seeing its getting a rating of 3.9 out of 5, this char broil electric grill can be called a pretty good deal.

Many of the people who took the time to comment on this electric grill are pretty happy with it.

One of the most named pros is the fast heat up time and the fact that you can still add some wood-chips in a piece of foil to get that nice wood taste that many people like.

The grill comes in a box and contains the grill that need some assembly.

The effective grill area is large enough to entertain and cook for a small number of people like to be expected from a electric outdoor grill.
The Patio Bistro 180 is 245 square inches and 1750 Watts
The Patio Bistro 240 is 320 square inches and 1500 Watts

The removable controller that can be stored inside will probably make this part last longer then when left plugged in and outside.

There were some remarks in the reviews about the assembly of the char broil patio electric grill, but it seems to me that it was not a big problem for most people.

Like in any product review you find people who are not satisfied with the product or receive a faulty product.
With a 90 day warranty you must be able to return it in that case.

In one or two reviews I found that the temperature control does not do to much on the lower settings, but an other review mentioned that he was able to maintain a nice low temperature to keep his food warm.

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What I think about the Char Broil Patio Bistro

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The Char broil patio grill is like the name all ready mentions, a grill designed to use on a small patio or balcony.

That however does not mean that you can not use it anywhere else. It is our opinion that this is a great grill for people who do not grill large pieces of meat or for a large group of people.

If you are looking for a nice grill to cook some great food for yourself or for when you have company we think we can recommend this grill for you.

One of the things I like is that all parts can be bought as replacement parts. This means that if a part ever goes out you do not have to replace the whole grill but just can order the part at the char-broil website for an affordable price.

The removable controller is in my opinion a big plus. it is probably the most important part of electronic and its better to store it inside.

The cost of using this electric grill are very affordable.
With its 1500 and 1750 Watts and an average price of electricity of 12 cent per Kilowatt. (1000 Watts) it would cost about 19 – 21 cents an hour to run this grills.


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patio bistro cover

Recommended:Char-Broil Patio Bistro Grill Cover

The best protection of your Grill will be the use of the right cover.
There is a cover special made for this char broil grill. We highly recommend to add this to your purchase to protect your grill.

Click here for the==> patio bistro grill cover review on our site.

Here is a video from char broil where they show all the features of the patio bistro electric grill

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Eddie Vandam

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