Char Broil Performance 2 Burner Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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When looking around for the best grills, whether they be a natural gas grill or the best propane grill, you should review Char-Broil Performance 2 burner grill. Despite its budget-level station, it offers many high-end features like a large grease pan and many accessories if you want to get fancier with your cooking.

Why We Like It – Char-Broil Performance 2 Burner

The Char-Broil Performance 2 Burner is an excellent budget-level grill that anybody can use. From novice to experienced, your burgers and hot dogs should come out quickly and taste juicy. And if you’re cooking for multiple people the cooking space on the grill is great for a budget-level barbeque.

  • Low Preheat Time
  • Plenty of Space and Storage
  • Lightweight with 4 Casters
  • No Natural Gas Option
  • Stainless Steel is a Pain to Clean


Char-Broil Liquid Propane Gas Grills comes with two 12,000 BTUs for a total BTU of 24,000. This is good for a grill of this size, but you can check out the Weber Spirit II if you’re looking for something of a similar size that’s slightly more powerful. The Char-Broil also features an instant-on propane tank so your preheat time is only about 15-20 minutes.

Related: Also check out our Char Broil Tru Infrared 15601900 review.


The cooking area is about 300 square inches primary and 100 square inches on the warming rack. It’s on the smaller side of grills, so this is to be expected. Try the Blackstone 36 Stainless Steel Griddle for something bigger. But what’s great about the Char-Broil is that it comes with a stainless steel lid and side shelves and enclosed storage which add up to extra space for your tools and a hidden LPG tank.


The Char-Broil burner cabinet gas grill comes with porcelain-coated cast-iron grates which are rust-resistant. At a little over 80 pounds, and with four-casters, it’s more than easy to move around the yard or, if you’d like to bring it with you to the cottage, to disassemble and load into a car. If you’d prefer a pick-up and carry style of barbeque, check out our Weber Q1200 Gas Grill review.

Related: If you like sturdy and durable grills, check out our Char-Broil Electric Grill review.

Ease of Use

Even novices should have no problem operating the Char-Broil. Starting it requires a turn of a valve and the push of a button. From there, twin knobs let you control flame height to give you access to precise temperature control. Cooking Hamburgers, ribs, hot dogs, or even fish (if you’re into that) should be easy on this model. Although, for more even cooking, check out our review of the Camp Chef flat-top grill.


Despite being classified as a budget grill, the Char-Broil actually offers many benefits not normally found on budget Monument grills. Aside from being very affordable, the grease pan is larger than the ones you will find on even higher-end barbeques. And if you’re not content with the basics Char-Broil offers a variety of accessories like nylon cleaning brushes, pizza pans, and beer can chicken roasters.

Char-Broil Performance 2 Burner Wrap Up

There’s no natural gas option on the grill, which is a shame for people who don’t like cooking with propane, but that’s really one of the only downsides to the grill. The storage space may get just a little tight with the propane tank, but I’m sure you’ll be able to manage.

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