Char-Broil 463673519 Performance Series 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Last updated: September 9, 2021

Char-Broil 463673519 Performance Series 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill

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Overall Take

This two-burner gas grill makes an excellent addition to any backyard. It uses an electronic ignition for quick and easy startups and porcelain-coated cast iron grates to keep food from sticking to the surface. There's even a set of side shelves that fold out of the way when they're not needed.

In our analysis of 118 expert reviews, the Char-Broil 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill placed 3rd when we looked at the top 22 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Grilling great food for family and guests made easy with the Performance 300 gas grill from Char-Broil. The two stainless steel top-ported burners are built to last, and deliver 24,000-BTUs of heat across 300 square inches of primary cooking space and the 100 square inch swing-away rack. The large metal side shelves provide ample prep or work space, and fold down to save space when not in use. Rust-resistant, porcelain-coated, cast iron grates, help prevent food from sticking and make cleaning simpler. Features a removable grease pan for easy removal and cleaning, electronic ignition for fast and reliable startups and a lid-mounted temperature gauge for added heat control. The stainless steel lid, handle and control panel provide style and durability. The Performance 300 is a cabinet style grill, meaning that it sits on four casters- two of which lock- providing easy mobility, and the ability to secure once in place. One black, painted door provides access to the cabinet, which can be used to store the propane tank, accessories, rubs or tools. Assembled dimensions: 42.9-inches W x 24.5-inches L x 44-inches H.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Despite its narrow footprint, you still get 350 square inches of cooking space — ample room enough for 15 burgers.
The porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates offers 300 square inches of cooking space, enough to cook a full meal for two at a time.
The grill is ignited electronically; therefore, the startups are both fast and reliable.
​The electronic ignition feature of it provides quick and reliable startups with the push of a button
The 2 burners output a total thermal cooking power of 24,000 BTUs for an all-round grilling experience.
It runs on liquid propane, so there’s no need for charcoal or other solid fuels. With two burners you have control over your barbecue session, with the possibility of creating 2-zone cooking.
The grease pan is also removable on the Performance 300 for easy cleaning and maintenance.
This grill comes with a 300 square inches of primary cooking space over porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates. Additional 100-square inches swing-away warming rack is also available which improves cooking space as well.
The manufacturers have coated the cast iron grates with porcelain to prevent rust from forming and food from sticking to it.
It also comes with built in side tables and a storage cabinet, making it an ideal small gas grill for balconies or tighter cooking spaces.
The porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates offer 300 square inches of cooking space, enough to make a delicious meal at the same time.

What experts didn't like

It’s not large enough to feed guests.
​Steaks don’t sear properly in it
The LPG tank takes up most of the cabinet volume, leaving little room for storage.
The maintenance of this char broil 2-burner gas grill will be a real hassle.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Overview

There’s no better way to enjoy warm weather than with a great backyard barbecue. Whether you’re cooking for your immediate family or a large group of friends, meat and vegetables taste a little better when cooked over a grill. Gas grills are the quickest and easiest way to cook outdoors since they fire right up in a couple of steps. However, great-tasting meals start with the grill you choose.

When shopping for grills, it can be easy to get caught up in the quality of the construction: make sure the grill’s cook box has thick and solid walls to keep the heat inside, especially if you prefer to grill year-round. Generally, heavy stainless steel is a good option because it doesn’t rust.

But while it is important to choose a sturdy, durable grill — since it will be exposed to the elements 24 hours a day,— you should put far more effort into weighing the grill’s cooking ability. Weber Spirit E-210 LP Gas Grill, 2-Burner model has burners that put the perfect sear marks on your meat, if that’s important.

Primarily, you’ll need to look for a grill that offers even heat from front to back, which provides consistency. This will let you use every square inch of burner space while cooking rather than confining all your items to the area of the grill that gets hottest.

Also, look for heavy cooking grids and full coverage from cooking elements. You don’t want hot or cold spots on your grilling surface!

The need for rapid, even heating means that you should consider size.

“With gas grills, size does matter,” says our resident kitchen expert Julie Chernoff, member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, dining editor of Better magazine and food journalist. “You shouldn’t buy more grill than you need, although it’s always tempting to buy the sexy unit with all the bells and whistles.”

She advises taking into account how much room you have for your grill and how many people you’re feeding.

“If you regularly host barbecues or friends and family, a larger-capacity grill is in order,” she says.

Ease of use may also be something you want to take note of before you buy.

“Make sure that the ignition works well — and if it is a propane system versus a dedicated natural gas line, make sure there is some sort of gauge to tell when the gas is running low,” Chernoff says. “No one wants to run out of propane halfway through a barbecue!”

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face is in knowing when your meat is cooked to the perfect temperature. Although many grills come with thermometers, these are built into the hood, which makes them inadequate for accurately measuring the internal temperature of your steaks and burgers. For that reason, you’ll probably need to stand close by with a meat thermometer in hand.

However, you don’t have to completely make cooking a guessing game. Newer models from Weber connect to an app that monitors the grill’s temperature and alerts you when your meat is done. You’ll still need to keep an eye on your grill, but this can at least let you wander away for a few minutes here and there without worrying about forgetting about your food.

As you’re shopping for a grill, also keep portability in mind. Models that are designed for a tabletop are perfect for taking on camping trips. Even having a grill with wheels for moving it around can make a difference if you’re concerned about an approaching hail storm or a winter filled with ice and snow.

You’ll likely be able to choose from some exciting extras, including side burners, tool hooks, a rotisserie or a smoker box. When deciding on these, consider how likely you are to use them and for what purpose.

“I find the side burner useful for reducing marinades and melting butter to brush on corn, and tool hooks keep utensils handy,” Chernoff says.

Fortunately, there are a few grills on the market that will provide all of the extras you want while also helping you cook delicious meals. Simply outline the feature set you want and your budget, and you’ll quickly find the right grill for you.

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