Char-Broil Patio Caddie Electric Grill Reviews
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Char-Broil Patio Caddie Electric Grill

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  • Similar to the Electric Patio Caddy, but uses gas

    Sep 6, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works reasonably well, reliable, durable.
    Cons: Small transport wheels, needs a place to hang the lid while in use

    Summary: About the grill The Char-Broil Patio Caddie I have is a 14 inch porcelain coated electric grill with a heavy metal grate. A smaller grate under the heating element holds about 10 flavored briquettes. The grill is mounted on a stand with three metal ... read more

  • Gas Grill

    Aug 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: size
    Cons: Everything operative about this guy; heating element is the worst.

    Summary: Absolutely the WORST disappointment. Okay, I admit that prior to buying this guy, I lived in a nice big house that accommodated the small sized Genesis Weber Gas grill which I had to dispose of when making the choice to move to a metropolitan loft with ... read more

  • Great Grill for the Urban Gourmet.

    Jun 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Perfect viable urban grill. Fuss-free. Plug, Preheat, Cook, Enjoy.
    Cons: Max temperature low. Need cover on to cook. In winter, may not get hot enough.

    Summary: Reason I bought this product. I live in a multi-unit condominium building with a small wooden back porch in the city of Chicago. Fire codes prevented me from purchasing a charcoal or gas grill. So when I discovered that this product existed, it ... read more

  • Char-Broil Patio Caddie

    Apr 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Mobility, ease of use and size.
    Cons: Replacement parts which are nearly impossible to find.

    Summary: My husband and I received this grill, as a gift, from my brother-in-law. Our experience with this grill was great until it came time to replace the usual parts for it. It has loads of space, for such a compact unit, as the cover is rounded. This makes ... read more

  • I Love It!

    Aug 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Safe, convenient,cooks a wide range of foods, easy daily maintenance.
    Cons: Deep cleaning is dodgy; worth paying extra to have it delivered assembled.

    Summary: I moved to a home with a deck, where I would not use charcoal, and I am too nervous about gas, natural or propane, to use it in more places than necessary. I wanted an electric grill, and was shocked to see that all the big stores here, from Fortunoff's ... read more

  • Good when gas or charcoal are prohibited

    Jun 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works reasonably well, reliable, durable.
    Cons: Small transport wheels, needs a place to hang the lid while in use

    Summary: About the grill The Char-Broil Patio Caddie Electric is a 14 inch grill with a blue porcelain enamel finish. The cooking grate is also coated with a thick porcelain enamel. A smaller grate under the heating element holds about 10 flavored ... read more

  • Brilliant for city living!!!

    Jan 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to clean, reliable, attractive, perfect for apartment living.
    Cons: None so far.

    Summary: I bought this grill for my darling husband who insisted that a man is not a man without a grill. Unfortunately, when you live in a high rise with a small terrace and sticky co-op rules against charcoal, gas and propane, your options are quite limited. ... read more

  • After 6 years still happy - Effective Tidy and Movable!

    Nov 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, efficient, great value, quick to use and clean!
    Cons: Small cooking surface not suited for a Brady-Bunch sized family.

    Summary: I originally bought this grill in 1998 for mostly personal use. As a Florida resident, it can be guaranteed of year-round use. I use my grill about once a week. My intentions for a grill to buy were quick to use, efficient, easy to clean and durable. ... read more

  • it's a sizzler

    Jul 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: compact size, incredibly easy, no transporting flammable propane tanks
    Cons: hard to keep clean, small grill surface, chintzy drip pan, no cover

    Summary: I bought my grill at Home Depot over a year ago, so I've got some history. I use it weekly, often se ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • One year old and must be replaced!

    Jun 2, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Small size and ease of use
    Cons: After only a year, having to spend $100 for replacement parts

    Summary: I bought my electric Char Broil Patio Caddie a little over a year ago for $189.  It worked like a champ for 15 months and now the controller went bad.  Char Broil tells me that a new one will cost $90!  I am sorry, but if you expect a ... read more

  • OK but handle broke

    Jul 22, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Small size.nice enamel grill. the best I saw of the small grills.
    Cons: cheap element like the plastic handle.

    Summary: Fair product for price. We bought it for a small deck without room for large grill. We always use high heat and with the lid on to get it hot enough. But after a month or so the plastic handle on top which gets very, hot broke with a small bump. I ... read more

  • GREAT Grill when you can't have Gas

    Apr 23, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Small but heavy enough that it's a real grill.
    Cons: temperature fluctuates on windy cool nights

    Summary: As someone else stated in their review ‘Great for Urban living’. It fits great in small spaces, I live on the 20th floor of a high-rise and it fits great on my balcony. I have had this grill four years now, yes I said it’s my 4th summer and I use the ... read more

  • Junk

    Apr 21, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cooks great when it works.
    Cons: Unfortunately, it doesn't work that often.

    Summary: This grill cooks great. It is easy to use and the food tastes great. Assembly was a breeze although I had a problem with porcelain chipping off of the body everywhere the screws attached to it. I contacted Char-broil and they agreed to replace the ... read more

  • Not Worth Your Money!

    Oct 15, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Food tastes pretty good; petite design
    Cons: Not durable; takes long to cook; expensive to fix; hard to find replacement parts.

    Summary: We purchased the grill 7 months ago. Paid about $160 and were very happy for the first 6 months. It wasn't taking too long to cook and the food came out pretty good for an electric grill. After 6 months it began to take a long time to heat up (the use ... read more

  • great grill, poor construction of thermostat and heating element connection

    Sep 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: heats up fast and won't flame up, thus, no burnt steaks, chicken.
    Cons: 90 day warranty, poor construction of thermostat and heating element connection

    Summary: I bought the Caddie Grill. It worked great for the first 4 months. The thermostat and the heating element burned out. Called Char-Broil, it only had a warranty of 90 days. Now I know why...I've read on line that this is a reoccurring problem with this ... read more

  • not worth the money

    Jul 2, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Convenience of use is great, just plug it in and no gas to refill.
    Cons: Poor electrical unit that burns out quickly and will be costly to replace

    Summary: We bought this grill because it had very good reviews. It seem to cook well and my wife thought it was a perfect size for the deck. After only two months of use the electric element and control burned out . Charbroil is sending us another element and ... read more

  • great little grill

    Jun 29, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great size and reliability
    Cons: for small quantities

    Summary: I've had the charbroil LP patio caddie for 3+ years. I leave it outside in all kinds of weather and it always works first time. Gets very hot 550 degrees f. If you don't get enough heat in yours then you've assembled the venturi ... read more

  • crappiest grill ever

    Jun 14, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: nothing
    Cons: NO HEAT, BAD DESIGN.

    Summary: don't even bother buying it. my roommate bought one for the back porch. there is NO HEAT--it barely sears meat on high. The temp gauge never reads above 350-400 degrees, and it reaches that temp only after 20 minutes plus of preheating. we even ... read more

  • Junk

    May 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Convenient, gets very hot, compact
    Cons: Low quality, no customer service, warranty is meaningless.

    Summary: I purchased one abut 8 years ago and worked great for 5 years. Moved back into an apartment temporarily while building house and purchased another one for the patio (propane/charcoal illegal for apartments in Austin)and after 4 months of average use the ... read more

  • Grillin' in style

    Sep 17, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Style, size, ease of use
    Cons: Flimsy grease cup swings around when grill is moved.

    Summary: I love my Patio Caddy. I have had it for about 5 years. The first year, it had to sit outside because I had no place to store it in my townhouse. I wish it came with a cover. Since then, it has sat on my back porch. (I usually bring the power cord ... read more

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