CuisinartÂ® Gourmet Infrared 800 Propane BBQ
Great for Summer
This is defiantly the way to go! Everything turns out great and the extra elements are great for corn on the cob, sauces, and sauteing.
May 13, 2013
Seems like a lot of money for something that is not very well made.
The rotisserie burner knob seems to be backwards to my way of thinking it should be.
There were no x-braces for brace the back of the cabinet as I've read on other reviews. I'll get a piece of tin and make a back for it before the few screws that hold it together tear out.
The towel rods are just that. Using them as handles will result in the very poor welds to break.
I would have preferred to have porcelain coated grates as having to oil these before use is a pain.
The Cuisinart rotisserie kit will not fit this BBQ without modification. I had to trim the motor bracket down by half an inch to get the spit centered into the hole. I ended up using parts from my old spit to piece the thing together. Also the weight will not work unless you remove the side burner grate and leave the lid open.
On the up side, the rotisserie burner works well.
March 31, 2013
A nightmare to assemble!
Wow, Cusinart takes BBQ assembly back to the dark ages. Everything has to be put together, literally everything. There are dozens upon dozens of parts, screws, bolts, washers, nuts... It takes hours to assemble. Extremely frustrating. The level of effort required for a product like this is ridiculous. Requires 2-3 people at one stage. Beware of losing or mixing up a single bolt/screw, nut or washer. Never had a BBQ that required so much work. Would not recommend buying it unless you are a masochist!
March 31, 2013
2013 MODEL HAS BACK PANEL
I have been told that the more recent model (G52507) has a back panel instead of cross (X) bars in the back (G52503). The model number appears on the box next to the ctire catalog number
March 26, 2013
So far So Good
I purchased this BBQ approximately 2 weeks ago.
It took approximately 2.5 hours to put together. The instructions are good, easy to assemble. The only CON was the X-Frame bars were not included in the assembly instruction. They attach to the rear screws that assemble the base in a X to stabilize the unit. Do not rush to get it done to make sure you don't miss anything. The parts were well identified in the package and did not run out. It says you need 3 or more people, but I did the whole thing alone except when it came to attach the Cover unit to the base unit. You will need at least 2 people to attach it. Aside from that, no problems alone. The doors to the front are a bit flimsy, and cannot adjust them.
PROS: It is very well built. The cover is heavy, and well insulated. The handle does not get hot when cooking. It cooks evenly throughout the grill. The cooking grates are cast iron, and appear to be long lasting. To start, just one press of the electric ignition and it starts.
CON: There are 3 cooking grates, thus more moving parts when cleaning. I believe 2 to be perfect. This is really not a big deal though.
I would give higher rating but i've only had it 2 weeks. I was a bit hesitant to buy Cuisinart because they are not known for BBQ's, but I will say that right now, super happy. Time will tell how well it lasts. I purchased for 399$ plus tax and for that price, I am expecting 5 years. I have not tried the rotisserie yet, but several reviews say it may be depressing as the kit does not fit properly. We'll see when I try however.
Good cooking surface, plan on loving it long time.
September 30, 2012
easy to use
This barbecue is simple to use. But works like a serious grill.
August 15, 2012
I purchased this BBQ a few weeks ago, 15% off, (which it does often) and I love it. Very nice looking BBQ and performs well. Easy to start, nice heat distribution. I've used the side infrared burner for both searing and boiling a pot of Corn; worked beautifully. Haven't purchased the Rotisserie kit yet, but it will be next on the list. Looks like the Cuisinart Kit will fit with the extension, but another "Universal Kit'" didn't fit - I guess it was from a different Universe!
Yes it was a bit of a pain to put together, and I gave myself a few splinters from my deck, but it's just a flesh wound! Totally worth it.
August 15, 2012
We love cooking on this BBQ all summer long. Steaks come out great with it
August 14, 2012
We bought this barbeque and are very happy with it. We love to barbeque all year long.
August 14, 2012
I like the sleek stainless steal look, and the heating element is great for the casual bbqer.
August 12, 2012
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