My older Char Broil Commercial 4-burner grill gave up, so I researched new grills. There's only the wife and myself, and a 4-burner was a waste of propane. I found this TRU-Infrared online, and it was way cheaper on Walmart (by over $200 on some sites!). My research also revealed that there are brands that advertise "Infrared" grills, but there is a difference and TRU-Infrared is the real deal. Assembly was not difficult, but I have a long history of hair-raising stories on assembling stuff. I thoroughly red the assembly manual, and noted the important steps. Being retired, I took my time. The instructions are adequate, but work carefully and take your time. You do need help placing the hood assembly on the base. There are some tight spots, so if you have big hands expect a few knuckle dings. Also read the pamphlet on infrared cooking, some good pointers if you're used to coal or a regular grill. The 3 temperature gauges at grill level are nice and let you know precisely the temperature at the cooking surface. The grill worked flawlessly on start-up. The grates heated up very quickly. We just enjoyed our first meal, a steak, which was nicely seared and was cooked medium-rare the way we like steak - no burned crusty surface and a perfectly cooked and tender center. The 3-burner option is perfect for us, and we can still easily cook for 4 or more friends. As an old habit, I regularly clean my grills, but with the infrared plates, frequent cleaning will be necessary to keep it at its best. Overall, a good buy and a nice grill!
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