View Full Version : Need Comments! Hate Char-Broil portable, I consider buying Fuego Element?

06-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Hi guys,
I bought a small gas grill is Char-Broil Portable 240 Liquid Propane used. I bought it last month. So now I must set aside a good couple of hours to put it together.The igniter won’t work and the gas tank is bigger than the legs &sort of just hangs there.
So, I researching an other small gas grill named is Fuego Element. Do u know it? It cost more than $200, but the lid handle gets very hot. Although, I very like design's Fuego, so unique!
I need your advice!

06-02-2018, 11:23 AM


24:50 Mark..............


06-02-2018, 11:29 AM

06-02-2018, 05:20 PM
I have a couple of the Fuegos, one at home and one at the lake. No real complaints. I like the looks and the hidden LP tank. I have not found the handle to be difficult, though it does get fairly warm.

You'll need a grill cover, though. The thing is a water magnet in a rain. The water ends up in the shallow grease pan, usually filling it to the brim and making it difficult to dump without spilling greasy water on the deck.

06-03-2018, 06:58 AM
Thanks. I'll will consider about it. I read and research on google, amz... and at here: https://brobbq.com/best-small-gas-grills/ They say about characteristics of it. Pretty ok! But I still worry.

06-03-2018, 07:03 AM
Hey airedale! How easy is it to clean this grill clean?

06-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Do you really need a small grill? In that price range there are a lot of options. What do you want to do with it?

06-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Yup! $150-250 and they serve for 2-3 person. Anything suggestions?

06-03-2018, 08:40 AM
Have you considered a Weber Q model?? I have a 10 year Q220 with zero problems and many great cooks. The smaller Q also gets rave reviews...

Smoke Dawg
06-03-2018, 09:31 AM
For portable gas the Weber Q hits the mark

06-03-2018, 10:16 AM
Weber all the way

06-03-2018, 12:31 PM
Yeah, I have to echo that. I cooked on my FIL's Q and it was awesome.

06-03-2018, 02:29 PM
Hey airedale! How easy is it to clean this grill clean?Well, the cooking grate is cast iron, with a porcelain finish. It's a little heavy to handle of course but it cleans up just fine. I put it in the dishwasher occasionally.

Underneath the cooking grate is a diffuser plate that protects the burners (two, inner and outer) from drippings and, I suppose, evens out the heat. It gets pretty ugly, I have not studied it carefully but it appears to be galvanneal steel. This is a galvanized steel originally developed for automobiles and is generally quite good stuff. But I think the heat has caused some of the zinc to burn off, which leads to some rusting and aforementioned ugliness. Some energy with steel wool or a steel brush in a drill motor would probably make it look decent. All that said, it is probably no uglier or harder to clean than any grill diffuser plate. I think they are all thin and cheap steel.

Re all the Weber love, IIRC one of the advantages of the Fuegos is that they are not ugly. :mrgreen:

06-04-2018, 03:23 AM
Really? That's so nice!