If you are a fan of smoking or BBQing your food, then you can’t go far wrong with having a decent grill. If you are a big griller, then you might already have come across the Char Broil and Weber brands.
Now, if you have been using one and you aren’t sure as to whether you should switch to the other or if you are completely new to the world of grilling and you want to make the right choice, then you might already be scratching your head as to which one to pick.
Well, this is why we’ve written this article.
There are plenty of people who have complained that their grill just simply will not work or that the smoker is way too smokey or that there is no temperature gauge or that it is not very portable.
These are all things that you’ll need to consider when you are looking for a decent smoker as these things will need to last you for years.
You’ll have heard various testimonies from different sides of the argument, with some people claiming that Weber is far superior to Char Broil.
We’ve collated all those different testimonies and sorted the fact from the fiction so that we can deliver you the verdict on which one really is the best.
So which is better: Char Broil or Weber? What types of grills does each company offer? What features are unique to which specific brand?
How does the material composition of each help you with your grilling technique? How can you be sure that your model will last you for years? Which functions the best?
Well, if you are keen to know the answer to these questions and a whole lot more, then we would suggest that you keep reading.
We have compiled a list of some of the best grills that money can buy from both Char Broil and Weber, looking at the price as well as the different expertise levels.
Now, when it comes to each of these brands, it is important to know what exactly they specialize in.
Weber is the company that you can be sure will give you professionalism and a really decent grill for those that are willing to go the distance for the best smoked meat or vegetables.
However, if you are looking for something solid that you can get for less money, then you’ll probably want to go with Char Broil.
This is because after diligent research this company has realized that if you strip it back to the bare essentials then you can be sure you’ll have a decent unit for very little.
Now we’ll have a brief look at some of the models that are offered by the two brands. You can break down the grills that these companies have to offer into 3 distinct models: introductory, intermediate and luxury.
If you are looking for a basic grill with a minimum amount of features, then we can surely recommend an introductory model, which will give you everything that you need for a decent cook.
The intermediate models give you a few extra features which will elevate your grilling standard to the next level.
Finally, for those who have been grilling for a number of years and want that extra level of finish and like to experiment with their meat, then these are the models for you.
If you want heat monitoring capabilities, easy assembly, portability and the ability to clean thoroughly, then a luxury model will be great for you.
Now we’ll have a look at examples of each type of model and what they have to offer. We will then compare the two later in the article.
This grill by Char Broil is one of the best when it comes to smoking, grilling and having the right amount of space to store your raw and cooked meat.
This comes with porcelain-laden grates which will be very easy to clean, able to take high temperatures without bending or breaking - introducing the Char-Broil Performance Series 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill.
This comes with an amazing smoker that will be able to take plenty of pork chops, beef steaks and a whole rack of vegetables.
This comes with a stainless steel hood that you can be sure will be easy to clean and polish when you have finished. Having the ability to completely descale your cooker will be very important.
This also comes with a storage container in the lower portion of the grill that will enable you to store your propane tank as well as any other equipment that happens to be lying around.
We would certainly recommend this extra storage area, as you’ll need somewhere to put your grilling tongs.
Next up, we have a model that is not too dissimilar from the Char Broil in that it has two wings and a single smoker that you can be sure will give you everything you need for a stable grilling session.
This also comes with a spacious storage container underneath for your propane tank - introducing the Weber Spirit E-210 Gas Grill.
This comes with rollers on the bottom that will help you to take the wheels from one side of the room to the other.
If you are looking to move your grill around a lot to accommodate your guests, then this is the unit for you. This comes with a porcelain lid that you can be sure will resist a lot of heat and keep your smoke contained.
This next grill is one of Weber’s mid-range models, coming with a decent ignition switch and plenty of room in which you can store your raw meat, cook your raw meat and eventually stack up your cooked meat on the other side.
This comes with 3 burners that will really help you get your meat nice and charred - introducing the Weber Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Liquid Propane Grill.
This comes with an easy-to-use igniter that is next to the dials. All you have to do is click it a few times and you’ll have enough heat to get your grill up and running.
This comes with 3-burners that will be perfect for making short work of your meat. This is fuelled by liquid propane, which is available at most stores.
This next unit is very easy to clean, coming in shiny stainless steel that makes it look like a spaceship. This will help you to roast your food, creating juicier and more flavorful meat at the end of the process.
This comes with cooking grates that are made from solid porcelain - introducing the Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared 3-Burner Cart Style Gas Grill.
This grill not only has the main grill, but it also has a burner housed on the inside of the side shelf, which is perfect for cooking extra vegetables or even fish.
If you are wanting something that is really solid that can be wheeled from one area to another, then we would definitely recommend this grill, as it comes with castors.
This next unit is one of the most heavy-duty luxury models that you can currently find on the market.
It comes with a greased pan that you can be sure will give you plenty of coating as well as brilliant cleaning opportunities.
If you are looking to grill for a large party, then you should definitely opt for this grill - introducing the Char-Broil Performance Stainless Steel 4-Burner Cabinet Style Liquid Propane gas Grill.
Next up, we have another beast of a grill that comes with two shelves that you can use to support your uncooked and cooked meat.
If you want to cook a large spread for a lot of different people, then we would definitely suggest this model.
This will really retain your heat, even when it is switched off - introducing the Weber Genesis II E-335 3-Burner Liquid Propane Grill.
Now that we’ve weighed up each model, it’s time to look at which one stacks up the best. We’ll be looking at how much they cost, along with their respective features and which one performs the best.
This introductory grill is perfect for anyone who wants a decent model but without the insane price point.
It is much more affordable than the Weber equivalent and it is perfect for the beginner or the casual grill who only likes to cook outdoors in the summer seasons.
This will also provide you with around 400 inches of grilling space, which is very important for anyone looking for the basics when it comes to cooking their meat.
If you are regularly cooking for only a few people, then we would certainly recommend that you pick up this neat little grill.
This comes with a combined heating output of around 2400 BTU, which is perfect if you are looking for your food to have those classic grill marks at the end of your session.
This grill is fast and easy to assemble, which is perfect for anyone who hates anything too fiddly.
The Weber unit comes with a flavorizer and porcelain-enameled bars that will really emphasize the amount of saturation that you can get with your meat products.
This comes with two wheels that makes it really portable, although this is also true of the Char Broil gas grill.
This is an incredibly sleek and bare-bones unit, probably more basic than the Char Broil model, although you might get a more reliable cook with this model.
This comes with side tables that you can use to store your food, which is perfect if you are cooking for a fairly modest style BBQ.
This comes with 6 hooks that you can use to skewer your meat, which is perfect for those that want a high degree of hygiene over their food.
Considering the size of the overall unit, there is more than enough space to be able to prepare all of your food.
This also comes with a lot of different colors, meaning you can have something to suit your personality.
This next grill comes with 3-burners, which makes it an extremely reliable and versatile model. It comes with an open cart design, which is great for anyone that is looking for plenty of space to work.
This comes with iron-cast porcelain grates that you can be sure will be able to retain and transfer a lot of heat.
This comes with a large cooking area, which is unusual for something with such a small built-in grill.
This is fuelled with propane, which is one of the more easily accessible fuel sources on the market.
This comes with some of the more reliable heat sources, with a one-click ignition.
If you are looking for something that has more features but is just as easy to use as a beginner model, then you’ve come to the right place.
However, there are some harsh edges on this grill, which will definitely make it slightly hazardous to have around children.
This grill is one of the best when it comes to having the utmost control over your heating. If you are looking for a reliable grill that will limit the amount of moisture that you will get in your grill, then you can’t go wrong with this one.
This one can reach a mighty heat of around 24,000 BTU.
This comes with a side burner, which is what gives it a major advantage over even the more luxurious models. If you want to saute some vegetables on the side, then this is the perfect grill for you.
This next burner utilizes infrared technology to get the flame going, which is what makes it so amazing for your cooking needs.
If you are sick of stoking the fire repeatedly with your propane burner, then you’ll definitely enjoy the technological advantage this gives you.
This is one of the sturdiest units that you can find on the market, made from solid stainless steel that is both easy to heat and very easy to clean.
We would certainly recommend this unit for its portability, with wheels underneath that are very durable.
Now we move onto the 4-burners, with a stainless steel unit that also comes with a cabinet.
If you are looking for plenty of cooking and storage space, then you’ll want this unit. Unfortunately, this comes at a high price. This comes with plenty of features such as the ability to be able to easily assemble.
One of the downsides is that it has grilling grates that can be very hard to clean. If you are looking to slow cook your meat over a long period of time, then we would recommend picking up something different.
This definitely has a slight disadvantage over its Weber competitor, as it is much harder to clean and it is more expensive.
Price: 4/10 (depending on whether you can afford it)
Already this model is at a disadvantage as it only has 3 burners compared to the Char Broil’s 4 burners.
However, what it lacks in features it makes up for in price, as you can pick up this luxury model for a fraction of the price of the other model.
This comes with amazing temperature controls and the ability to drain off your grease.
This comes with a side warmer that will definitely help when you are sauteing food and warming up some vegetables on the side.
This is one of the best models when it comes to temperature control, giving you everything that you need to warm your meat to within a fraction of a degree.
You’ll definitely need to think about how much you’ll be using your smoker and how many of its features you’ll be using.
If you’ll be wheeling out your grill once or twice during the summer, then we would certainly recommend one of the budget models.
Overall, the Weber brand will really help you out if you are wanting to save money, although Char-Broil will not let you down when it comes to having top-of-the-range grilling features.
We hope that our comparison of these two mighty grilling brands has helped you to decide which is the best for your grilling needs.
You’ll need to make sure that you have something resilient and that can be stored in the garage easily when not in use.
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