Char Broil TRU Infrared 15601900 Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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Infrared grills are widely regarded as some of the best grills by new and experienced users alike. So, for just above 200 bucks, the Char-Broil TRU Infrared 15601900 seems to be a very promising grill. But is it good enough to be pretty much one of the best infrared grill options available on the market? That’s exactly what we are taking a look at today.

Why We Like It – Char-Broil TRU Infrared 15601900

Ridiculous name aside, the Char-Broil TRU Infrared 15601900 is a fantastic gas grill. In fact, it is one of the only gas grills that, despite having a small footprint, provide phenomenal performance. Its main burners are incredibly powerful, and the large cooking surface should be more than enough to satisfy a big hungry family.

  • Easy assembly
  • Zero flare-ups
  • Overall small footprint
  • The paint on the interior isn’t of good quality
  • Heat distribution could have been better

Power & Heating

This TRU infrared grill comes with main burners that are rated for 13000 BTUs, which is much better than most gas grills out on the market, including the Char-Broil 463370719. But, unlike their own Char-Broil TRU Infrared 14101550, the heat distribution isn’t perfect.

Related: Also check out our Char-Broil Performance 2 Burner review.

Size & Versatility

This is pretty much one of the only infrared grills from the Char-Broil commercial grill range that comes with a small footprint. Even though it is extremely heavy, unlike the Magma Grill, the assembly process is very easy overall.


Just like the Char-Broil TRU Infrared Grill 463276016, the components of this Char-Broil grill are also made of very durable materials. Same as other gas grills, it has a stainless steel interior (painted) too. And the porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates are just the cherries on top.

Ease Of Use

Just like the assembly process, it is very easy to use as well. Veteran users will get a handle on it in no time, and even newbies can easily use this grill after doing a bit of research. But it doesn’t have a side burner, which is a bit of a bummer for advanced users.


You’d be hard-pressed to find something better than this stainless steel grill at the same price. Gas grills with similar features usually cost much more. But then again, some users don’t like having stainless steel on the interior of a grill. So the value aspect of this grill is really something that depends entirely upon your taste in infrared grills

Char-Broil TRU Infrared 15601900 Wrap Up

The Char-Broil TRU Infrared 15601900 is an excellent Patio Bistro gas grill overall. Paint chipping issues aside, it has an amazingly modern-looking build from pretty much top to bottom.


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