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Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Smoker Roaster & Grill

Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Smoker Roaster & Grill


(8 customer reviews)
Last updated on November 6, 2022 6:03 am Details
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  • The Big Easy Smoker Roaster & Grill lets you smoke, roast and grill – all in one
  • TRU-Infrared technology cooks food evenly and juicy with no flare-ups
  • Evenly cook turkey, ribs, roast, or other cuts of meat in the roasting basket
  • Holds up to 25 lbs for roasting and has 180 square inches of cooking area for grilling
  • Use the smoker box for added flavor; temperature control from 9,000 to 18,000 BTU’s

Specification: Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Smoker Roaster & Grill

Product Dimensions

23.1 x 23.4 x 36.2 inches

Item Weight

22.7 pounds



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Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


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8 reviews for Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Smoker Roaster & Grill

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  1. Tommy

    Easy to assemble and use. I have made some chicken and a bacon wrapped porkloin so far and both came out amazing.
    I used locktite on ALL screws. I also removed existing screws and put locktite on them. I do not recommend using an electric drill as some of the screws may strip out the holes. Use a hand screwdriver so you can control the torque.
    Break in:
    Before cooking in the kettle you need to burn off the oils used to protect the metals. I recommend a slow burn in by selecting the lowest flame setting for about 15 min. If your kettle comes with the top grill, make sure that is installed.during the burn in and the lid stays closed as well. After 15 min, turn up the heat to max and run it for 5 more min before shutting it down and opening the lid to vent out the smells.
    Keeping the inner stainless steel cylinder clean is important. Its easily removed and cleaned with soap and water. Same for the grease trap. The basket is a pain to clean. I have tried spraying PAM to keep food from sticking…it helped a little. All in all its not too bad.
    Temp control:
    The temperature is easy to control if you use a temperature sensor to monitor the internal temps. Adjustments should be made in small increments to get to your desired level. Keeping the lid closed is key, so a wireless temp probe is the only way to go. I use the ThermoPro TP20 and it is amazing!
    I mostly cook with wood or charcoal, but this Charbroil Big Easy is impressive and so easy to use.

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  2. Grim

    I bought this cooker primarily to smoke and roast cuts of meat, chickens and small turkeys, it does the job admirably. Unfortunately the design of the units smoke tray is very poor and ill fitting. The grease/dripping tray looks and fits like it is for a different unit entirely, it is quite a bit narrower than the rails it is supposed to slide on and is a different circumference than the main unit. It would be nice if it had better heat control and maybe a thermostat.

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  3. Android Power User

    I’ve mostly been using the roaster but the food is turning out fantastic. Shame there isn’t any hooks or other accessories that are specifically designed for the SRG. The grill works but I believe you’d probably be better off with a BBQ designed specifically for grilling and of course the “smoker” isn’t all that great. It is a very small compartment and the smoke won’t last very long. Real smoking takes hours with a relatively expensive smoker if that’s what you’re looking for.

    Although you could try wrapping the woodchips in aluminum foil and poking a small hole at the top and putting it at the bottom of the barrel, I’ve done that with charcoal bbqs before but I’m not sure if it’s okay to do that with the SRG.

    Assembly on the other hand was such a pain in the [email protected]#. I believe that there might of been some manufacturing defects or warping with my roaster because getting the holes to align for the parts that the SRG dials attach to was very difficult. The rails for the drip tray was also put in wrong and I had to adjust and fix it, fortunately that wasn’t too difficult.

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  4. The Karkars

    Nice product but I don’t feel it should be advertised as a “smoker”. It adds smoke flavour but you can’t simply smoke in it. Plus, it only seems to “smoke” on high which is roughly 400F. There is no thermostat to set, there is not even a thermometer on it. It came with a meat thermometer that DID NOT WORK. I bought a $120 piece of brisket to smoke and failed, it turned out edible but NOT truly smoked. I gave it a four star rating for flavour but am still experimenting. I have a pork roast in there right now and 2 turkeys in the fridge awaiting their turn. If I can update this, I will once I am finished with the pork and turkeys. The pork roast was very good, the first turkey was excellent. Once again though, disappointed by the “smoker”. I have been using pellets and they smoke best on high which is NOT where I want the temperature to be when cooking. For today’s turkey, I will try wood chips and see if that makes a difference.

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  5. The Karkars

    Bought ‘Big Easy’ Sept 2018, easy install, remarkable taste difference on grill with beef, chicken and pork. Installed a temperature gauge on the lid with no more guess work. Smoker is a bonus! Basket is great, just don’t leave outdoors in a snow climate as it will will rust. Turkeys are a breeze to do with so much less work than a deep fryer. Use it more than my 120k btu barbecue. Well done Char Broil!


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  6. Myrna Muska

    Have recommended these smokers to everyone. It will replace your bbq. We have had one for over 6 yrs and love it. Customer service is the best.

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  7. Tommy

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     If your reading reviews and wondering if it’s worth the $$$…..go ahead, I promise you won’t regret it. I don’t review a whole lot of things unless they are just so good that it’s worth my time to tell others about it. Thanksgiving turkey was my first reason to buy this thing.. Turkey was the best I’ve ever had…literally….ever!! Chicken, ribs, vegetables…u can put anything in here I believe. Lol. I’m a honest reviewer and wanted to try it multiple times before I posted a review on Amazon. I’m very well pleased and my dinner guests always seem amazed at the outcome. If you have a good meat thermometer, propane and some food….your set. Find out the safe temperature and let this grill do the work. Fall off the bone ribs…just like the steakhouse. I’m literally writing this while smoking ribs at this very moment. The smoker does better than what other reviews say. You refill the little basket about once per hour….because when u heat wood…drum roll….it burns up eventually. If you want to enter big competitions for mass quanities….then buy a true smoker. If your cooking for friends and family then this will be all you need. Got about 10 minutes left, then it’s grub time. My wife and kids keep coming put here to get a smell every now and then… 🙂 Being Serious, this is really worth the money on so many levels. I can’t wait for Christmas to fry another turkey. Watch some YouTube videos on this thing and see for yourself!! Merry Christmas!!

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  8. Android Power User

    This thing is a monster, pictures do not do this unit justice. I’ve already used it and love it. Friends of ours that own this have said nothing but great things about it and I can see and taste why. “You can’t mess things up, even if you tried”, they said. Time is not key when cooking, temperature is. I am glad I purchased the SRG (Smoker, Roaster & Grill) over the normal Big Easy. Super versatile especially with the 22-Piece Turkey Fryer Accessory Kit.

    Easy to assemble… Some assembly required but it was fun and a snap doing so. Most of it was already pre-assembled from the factory.
    I ordered the Char-Broil Big Easy on Thursday and received it that Saturday. I wasn’t expecting it until Tuesday of the following week, so just in time for Thanksgiving!

    None really… This thing is solid.

    So far I’ve cooked boneless pork ribs, my wife didn’t think I meant bone in but honestly, they came out great. I can’t wait to actually throw in some actual beef/pork ribs in there. I’ll have to come back to this review after we get a verdict on the turkey after Thanksgiving.

    Also make sure to season the inside with vegetable oil before use, super important.

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