Best budget large gas grill with side burner: Char-Broil Performance TRU-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  May 31, 2022

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Best large gas grill with side burner under $300- Char-Broil TRU-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill

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A top suggestion for a larger family, or someone who entertains a lot. The Char-Broil 3-Burner Gas Grill offers 450-square-inches of cooking space, plus a handy side-burner.

The Char-Broil TRU-Infrared technology helps prevent pesky flare-ups, along with a grease collection tray, and the porcelain-coated grates are durable and rust-resistant.

I love the sleek look of the stainless steel and the handy lid-mounted temperature gauge. The side-burner is a really welcome addition.

These are usually only available in more expensive options, so enjoy heating up your sauces and cooking up a storm on this grill!

Judging the quality of workmanship and durability relative to the price, I can say that this is a good investment for a few seasons.

If you look after it well, you shouldn’t run into any immediate issues. The manufacturers offer a limited warranty.

This excellent grill from Char-Broil ticks all the boxes. It has a sprawling cooking surface of 480 square inches that enables you to cook up to 15 burgers at the same time.

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It’s also very well made, as all the components are made from high-quality stainless steel that doesn’t rust. It uses the same patented TRU infrared cooking technology mentioned in one of the models featured earlier in this list. This makes for even cooking every time and it allows you to add wood chips onto the cooking grates in order to enhance the flavor and aroma of the meat. So if wood-fired cooking is what you’re after then this grill is for you.

Everything in this grill is made from stainless steel, even the grates. This means they’re most likely easier to clean and maintain. Because they’re coated with porcelain, the grates heat up the cooking surface faster than most of the other models and it leaves the meat with real searing marks.


  • Size & mobility: 450-square-inches of primary cooking space
  • Burners: 3 Burners plus a handy side burner
  • Accessories & gadgets: Side burner
  • Features TRU infrared cooking technology for even cooking
  • Brings out the natural flavor and texture in meat
  • Easier to clean and maintain over time


  • Warranty: The manufacturers offer a limited warranty
  • Some storage for tools would be nice

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.