Char-Broil 14101550 Big Easy TRU Infrared Smoker

Char-Broil 14101550 TRU Infrared 3-IN-1 Smoker Roaster & Grill

Whether you're smokin' ribs, roasting chicken or grilling steaks, The Big Easy Infrared Smoker, Roaster & Grill is your secret to multifunctional, delicious, mouthwatering meals.

Char-Broil 14101550 Big Easy TRU Infrared Smoker

With this Char-Broil product, you get three functions for the price of one! This cooker is a smoker, roaster, and also a grill, all in one. It’s a great expansion on Char-Broil’s Big Easy model 14101550 that has been expanded for better cooking function as well as capability. There is still no need for charcoal or oil with this great cooker!

Powered by the Char-Broil TRU-Infrared cooking system, this great product can cook your food like never before by channeling heat evenly and without spots that are too hot or cold compared to the rest of the food.Cook even a twenty five pound turkey in the cooking basket this product comes with for a Thanksgiving like never before!

This grill can do so much with its internal smoker box. Use wood chips or pellets without needing all that extra fuss such as a water pan or oil.

This product does so much and saves you the hassle of having to get three separate products, which is not only needless but expensive. The infrared cooking system can cook from 9k to 18k BTU’s to evenly prepare your food. Here is the Char-Broil 14101550 Big Easy TRU Infrared Smoker Review

Char-Broil 14101550 TRU-Infrared 3-IN-1 Smoker Roaster & Grill  Feature and Specifications

  • Char-Broil Big Easy TRU Infrared Smoker

    Cooking basket with double stack capability

    Comes with features for grilling, infrared roasting, and smoking

  • Can hold large turkeys
  • Has 180 square inches cooking area with a stainless steel grate for grilling
  • The smoker box can be used for added flavor
  • Temperature control ranges from 9,000 to 18,000 BTU’s
  • Measures 18″ x 24″ x 36″
  • Designed with a porcelain coated hood as well as cool touch handles
  • Runs on liquid propane
  • Comes with roasting basket
  • Comes with smoker box
  • Comes with operating guide and assembly instructions
  • Has meat thermometer for checking meat temperature
  • Comes with grease collection tray, stay cool handles, rotary ignition and variable temperature control

PROS:

  • Is a smoker, roaster, and a grill all in one
  • No spit roaster you have to balance
  • Infrared cooking system ensures no flare ups
  • Does not require charcoal or oil, saving you money
  • Produces even heat without any hot or cold spots
  • Can add smoke to it to get a great smoker utility and smoke all the meats you want
  • Easy and straight forward to assemble without complication
  • Can add flavor enhancers such as mesquite wood chips in the smoker
  • Great for cooking chickens or even turkeys for Thanksgiving
  • Can use drippings for a gravy so nothing gets wasted
  • Easy to use and cooks food perfectly
  • Works with a variety of foods such as corn, roast, brisket, ham, ribs
  • Gives you well done meat that is a new level of deliciousness
  • You will never have to call the fire department
  • Comes with a basket for roasting, a great option instead of a traditional and time consuming rotisserie
  • Internal smoker box takes wood chips or pellets, no need for air dampers or water pans
  • Cooking basket has capacity for double stacking to fit smaller foods
  • The grill generates 65% infrared heat at minimum which evenly spreads across surface to cook minus drying, from all ranges, from simmer to sear.
  • Cool touch handles keep you from getting burned or having to wear special oven mitts
  • Easy drop in loading that doesn’t lose heat in the process
  • Works as a grill with the stainless steel grate that’s designed to cook evenly without enduring annoying flare-ups that can burn food
  • Expands upon the award winning Big Easy product
  • Meat thermometer makes checking meat temperature easy
  • Grease collection tray allows you to catch all the grease to save for later

CONS:

  • Stainless steel may have capacity to rust at some point


CONCLUSION

This cooker has a specially designed propane burner that radiates the heat to penetrate food and seal juices inside. It’s the best smoker and griller I’ve ever worked with, and I love that I can roast a variety of meats inside with no trouble at all. Hot air is let out before it can dry out the food for meat that stays tender.

Whether it’s pork chops or whole chickens, the Char-Broil grills cook with natural and radiant heat in a way that my previous roasters have not been able to. The infrared heat keeps the meat intact while cooking it all the way through. As a result, with this product I get the most out of every function and the food I put into it. I cook with it all the time and have recommended it to friends. For holidays or even everyday cooking, I’m glad I have this three in one smoker.

Char-Broil Big Easy TRU Infrared Smoker, Roaster, and Grill
9.8 Total Score
Start from: $165.20

The Char-Broil Big Easy Infrared smoker, roaster, and grill takes the next step forward from our successful and award winning Big Easy by expanding on the cooking function and capability. Just like the Big Easy, there is no charcoal or oil needed. There is no spit rod to balance. There is no...

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I was asked this Thanksgiving if I wanted to deep fry a turkey. Well, of course I said yes! So I went to a local store and was going to buy a deep fryer and a ton of oil, and set it up. When I got there, I saw the deep fryer, and a smaller version of this Char-Broil unit on display. For the cost of the deep fryer and oil, I could buy the smaller unit. Now, I knew it wasn't a deep fryer, but I was intrigued by the "infrared grill". So instead of buying either, I went home to do some research. I talked to a friend of mine, and we thought the Char-Broil infrared grill sounded good, but wouldn't it be better if we could add smoke to it? And that's what led me to find this unit, the Char-Broil Big Easy Infrared Smoker, Roaster and Grill.Now, obviously this unit does not deep fry. It's a roaster, smoker and grill. So if you have your heart set on deep frying something large, you should go and do that. Myself, I was concerned. One, because the oil needed was going to cost about $20/use, and then I have to dispose of all that oil somewhere. What a waste! Second, any splash-over could result in a major fire. I was hoping to cook the turkey on the deck, but thought that was probably a bad idea, so I'd have to go and do it on the back lawn. Depending on the weather, that might not be a lot of fun.I bought the Big Easy, assembled it in less than an hour (directions were easy and straightforward, and it went together fine). I seasoned it. And then I tried a 7.5 lb chicken in it, just to get a sense of what it could do. Wow!! We figured it would take 10-15 minutes per pound to cook. So I put it in and checked it an hour later. The chicken was done - actually past-done - as the coldest part of the chicken was already 173 degrees. It took only 7-8 minutes per pound.Read more ›
November 25, 2011
I purchased THE BIG EASY® SMOKER, ROASTER & GRILL late last year. I have used this item quite a bit since and it works well and doesn't consume a lot of propane like my full size grill does. I have however had some significant issues with this item that CharBroil did not resolve to my satisfaction. On purchasing this grill I read the instructions fully and assembled the grill. I seasoned the grill with cooking oil as recommended to protect the grill as described. I used the grill several times as an infa-red roaster for some ribs, roasts and such. It worked very well. I then put the grill grate on it and used it as a grill most of the summer. After every time that I cooked with it I allowed time afterwards with the flame on to burn all remaining food or grease off the grill. I recently removed the grill grate and found everything that was underneath to be extremely rusty, to the point of almost falling apart. I was very dismayed in my finding and today called CharBroil to discuss the matter with their customer service. I initially spoke with a customer service representative who was very nice and responsive but when he looked into the warranty coverage found that my grill was only covered for 90 days. What a disappointment! A $200.00 grill one season old that was falling apart due to rust not covered by warranty! I asked to speak with a supervisor and was put through to a supervisor that offered to replace my severely rusted basket, half racks, smoker basket, and inner drum, at a discounted rate of roughly $35. I was told that the parts would have normally been a bit over $100. I placed the order but did convey to the supervisor my disappointment at having to pay anything at all.Read more ›
September 9, 2010
Added after over 2 years use:This has stood up very well to weather and still works flawlessly. (It is kept outside, but always covered.) The optional rib hooks work very well. I can cook 4 short racks of ribs at a time. Great flavor and no burning. The BBQ sauce added near the end of the cook time caramelizes very evenly. They accidentally sent me a rack for chicken legs, so I tried it, and it makes great legs in quantity. Still love this thing.Original review:This BBQ is really built fairly well.I've cooked three turkeys, and they all turned out wonderfully. It's easy to load, and looks fairly nice. I have found that when cooking a turkey, it is a good idea to cover the top of the bird, and the wing tips with aluminum foil and remove during the last half hour of cooking. The skin in both these areas will dry out otherwise, but it really doesn't affect the meat, just the appearance a bit. The drawer which catches the drippings is very useful, and allows you to make very good gravy. The whole thing is easy to clean with the insides made of stainless. I have treated these parts as if they were cast iron, and the patina they take on is easy to clean, and they really look pretty good too. I suspect complaints about uneven cooking may be due to starting with a partially frozen turkey, or the specific cooker may be defective. I've seen no such problems.I did order an additional rack, two more half-racks and rib hooks. Shipping was quick, and I would rate the quality as very good.Cons: The only weakness I see is with the main basket, which seems like it could be sturdier. Wind will blow the flame out if it is strong enough, so use it in a sheltered area, especially in low heat.Read more ›
December 9, 2010
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