Ah, summer. This is the time to enjoy being outdoors, swimming, boating, and of course grilling steaks for dinner. If, however, you are lacking the grill, that could pose a problem. How do you know which brand to purchase? Charmglow grills have been around since the 1960’s. There are probably some of the old models still in use, because they were built to last. Some of the old television sitcoms probably even feature Charmglow grills. This company was purchased by a number of companies over the years, and each company made their own changes to the style of the grill. However, the basic reliability and quality was never changed. Brinkman is the company that currently manufactures the grills for the Home Depot stores. In fact, they are exclusively sold in those stores, so if you go to a different store looking for Charmglow grills, you will be disappointed.
In 2004, there began to be some complaints about the Charmglow grills. Apparently, at this time some of the models were manufactured by Nexgrill Industries. There was even a huge recall of over 85,000 stainless steel Charmglow grills in September of 2005. The hose that connected the manifold to the propane tank was too close to the firebox. This allowed damage to occur to the hose which let it leak gas. Some models even exploded. These models were sold in 2004 and 2005. Another problem with some of these models was the burners which did not work for more than a year, as well as some corrosion and rust. It appears that these issues with Charmglow grills were corrected and many exciting models are now available.
Some of the features that make Charmglow grills desirable include porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates. These are so nice because your meat doesn’t stick and can be easily turned. Another advantage of the porcelain is that less of the charcoal ends up on your barbecue. Other features that bring back customers include the one-touch electronic igniter, which makes starting the grill a breeze. With one touch of a button your grill will start, no matches are necessary. The built-in oven light and window are nice features that allow you to watch the food cook without the heat from the grill in your face.
There are many models and styles of Charmglow grills. Whether you want simplicity or deluxe gourmet style, you can find what you want. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the store trying to decide which features you want, you can check out Home Depot online and compare features, styles, and models to your heart’s content. Eventually, you will be able to decide which Charmglow grills best fit your cooking style and head to the store to pick up your very own piece of summer.