Charbroil Grill Review

Charbroil grills are esssential in many types of foodservice operations. From diners and burger joints; to food trucks and catered events, charbroilers provide a great way to prepare many foods including burgers, fish, grilled chicken, seared vegetables and more. Using radiant heat, charbroilers enable cooks to prepare food at high temperatures, from 550 degrees and higher, in order to achieve that char-broiled taste, smoky flavor, and popular grill marks that are the trademarks of these highly sought-after foods.

Charboilers come in several types including gas and electric models, countertop and floor models, indoor and outdoor models. Choosing the best charbroiler for your needs will require assessing the amount of food you cook at once; the types of food you will be cooking; and your space availability. If you cook large quantities, you may need adequate floor space for a floor model charbroiler. If charbroiling accompanies other food styles, you may need counterspace for a countertop model.  In addition, will you be using the charbroiler for back-of-the-house applications, or as a food station for performance cooking?  Are you a caterer who does special events? Will you require an outdoor grill for outdoor catering venues? 

This charbroiler review will discuss the features and benefits of four popular charbroilers, and will help you hone in what your requirements are to assist you in deciding which charbroiler will work for you in your foodservice operation. 


    Magikitch'n FM-RMB-624 24  
Product Name

Magikitch'n LPAGA-60 Magicater AGA Approved Transportable Gas Grill 60"

Magikitch'n FM-RMB-624 24" Floor Model Radiant Gas Charbroiler Star 6115RCBF Star-Max 15" Radiant Charbroiler Vollrath 924CG 24" Heavy Duty Radiant / Lava Rock Charbroiler
Price  $13,107.60 $9,227.00 $1,925.00 $3,010.87
Cooking area dimensions: 58”W x 24”D. 20.75"W x 24.75"D 15"W x 20.7"D  24"W x 24"D
Warranty 1 year limited parts and labor 1 year limited parts and labor.  2 year parts and labor warranty Standard warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For full warranty details, please refer to
Special Features
Broils, grills, steams, roasts and holds foods, all in one outdoor unit.
  • 6” stainless service shelf with towel bar
  • E-Z Tilt top grid allows for easy grease drainage
Cast-iron grates can be positioned as flat or slanted. Radiant or lava rock set up (includes lava rock)
Best Use Outdoor grilling for catered events Powerful unit designed for high-volume commercial kitchens. Designed to accompany other commercial kitchen cooking equipment. High capacity countertop cooking in restaurants and catered events
  • BTUH steel burners every 7" 
  • Individually operated control valves for flexibility
  • Smoke & roast roll-top hood; (2) 30” 
  • Stainless steel radiants
  • Heavy-duty, nickel-chrome-plated top grates
  • 8" stainless steel, front-mounted work deck
  • All-weather covers 
  • Slide-removable water/grease pans
  • Excellent mobility, includes set of four heavy-duty, stainless steel legs with casters (two with locks)
  • Includes propane tank caddy
  • LP or NG 
  • Powerful V-Shaped radiant for each burner
  • Free floating top grid 1/2” steel rods allows for expansion and contraction without warping
  • Total power: l 60,000 BTU 
  • E-Z Tilt top grid drains grease into front trough
  • Stainless steel on all sides and stainless steel burners for long life
  •  CSA Flame, CSA Star, NSF certified 
  • High performance  H-style cast iron burners provide excellent broiling capabilities and better heat distribution
  • Total power: 40,000 BTU
  • Reversible grate: thin for searing; thick for delicate products
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel radiants contoured for even heat distribution
  • Stainless steel, 2-3/4” splash guard provides maximum protection against grease and spills
  • Stainless steel bull nose front provides knob protection and comfortable work zone.
  • Large capacity water pan for easy cleanup
  • Unit ships NG,, includes field conversion kit for LP .
  • Stainless steel burner and heavy-duty cast-iron radiants provide even heat distribution and retention.
  • Durable gas valves last for years
  • Versatile two-sided grill plate 
  • Burners placed  6" apart for powerful heating
  • Total power: 80,000 BTU
  • Fully welded stainless steel construction, back and side splashes
  • Narrow grease trays make cleaning easy and prevent grease and dirt buildup.
  • Ships set up for NG, can be field converted to LP