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Tabletop Charcoal grill / Barbecue de table Product Guide/Guide d'utilisation du produit Model/Modèle 12301388

Tools needed for assembly:

Phillips Screwdriver

Flat Head Screwdriver

Adjustable wrenches

IMPORTANT: Fill out the product record information below.

Date Purchased

FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY

CAUTION:

Read and follow all safety statements, assembly instructions, and use and care directions before attempting to assemble and cook.

WARNING:

Failure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions could result in serious personal injury and/or property damage.

INSTALLER/ASSEMBLER:

Leave this manual with consumer.

CONSUMER:

Keep this manual for future reference.

WARNING:

CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD

Burning charcoal inside can kill you. It gives off carbon monoxide, which has no odor. NEVER burn charcoal inside homes, vehicles, or tents.

CAUTION:

Some parts may contain sharp edges. Wear protective gloves if necessary.

Certaines pièces peuvent présenter des bords coupants!

Portez des gants de protection au besoin.

If you have questions or need assistance during assembly, please call 1-800-241-7548.

To insure your satisfaction and for follow-upservice, register your appliance online atwww.charbroil.com/register

42804831 - 10/14/11

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Product Record Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Safety Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Preparing to use your Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Grill Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Cooking Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Parts List/ Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10

Hardware List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

French Product Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-22

Registration Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

WARNING

FAILURE TO READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR

LIGHTING CHARCOAL MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PERSONAL

INJURY AND OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

WARNING

Most surfaces on this unit are hot when in use. Use extreme caution. Keep others away from unit. Always wear protective clothing to prevent injury.

Keep children and pets away.

Do not move this unit during operation.

Never substitute gasoline, kerosene or alcohol for charcoal starter. In some states, the use of charcoal starter is prohibited by law. In this case, paraffin-basedstarter cubes can be substituted for charcoal starter. Never use charcoal starter fluid with an electric starter.

This instruction manual contains important information necessary for the proper assembly and safe use of the appliance.

Follow all warnings and instructions when using the appliance.

Safety Symbols

The symbols and boxes shown below explain what each heading means. Read and follow all of the messages found throughout the manual.

DANGER

DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING

WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or unsafe practice which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

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WARNING

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65

1.Combustible by-productsproduced when using this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

2.This product contains chemicals, including lead and lead compounds, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Wash your hands after handling this product.

WARNING

All surfaces can be hot during use. Use protection as required to prevent burning.

Do not use this unit on or near combustible surfaces or structures such as wood decks, dry leaves or grass, vinyl or wood siding, etc.

SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

CAUTION

For residential use only. Do not use for commercial cooking.

PREPARING TO USE YOUR GRILL

Before cooking with your grill, the following steps should be closely followed to both cure the finish and season the interior steel. Failure to properly follow these steps may damage the finish and/or impart metallic flavors to your first foods.

Brush all interior surfaces including grills and grates with vegetable cooking oil.Build a small fire on the charcoal grate, being sure not to lay coals against the walls.

Close lid, position butterfly dampers at approximately one quarter turn open. This burn should be sustained for at least two hours. Begin increasing the temperature by opening the butterfly dampers halfway and adding more charcoal. Your grill is now ready for use.

Rust can appear on the inside of your grill. Maintaining a light coat of vegetable oil on the interior surfaces will aid in the protection of your grill. Exterior surfaces of the grill may need occasional touch up. We recommend the use of commercially available black high temperature spray paint. NEVER PAINT THE INTERIOR OF THE GRILL!

Please see information regarding Uncoated Cast Iron Grates below.

First Time Use:

Before using a cast iron grate or other cast iron cooking tool, wash it thoroughly with a mild dishwashing liquid to remove the protective wax coating applied for shipping. Rinse with hot water and dry completely with a soft cloth or paper towel. NEVER ALLOW TO DRAIN DRY OR WASH IN A DISHWASHER. Now season the grates to prevent rust and sticking.

Seasoning:

A solid vegetable shortening is recommended for the initial seasoning. Spread a thin coating of solid vegetable shortening over the entire surface, including all corners, with a paper towel. Do not use salted fats such as butter or margarine. Preheat grill for 15 minutes; carefully place grates in the grill. Allow the grill to heat grates for 1 to 1 ½ hours. Allow the fire to burn out on its own, and leave cooking grates in grill until they are cool. Your cast iron cooking grates are now ready to use.

To Prevent Rusting:

Re-seasonyour grates frequently, particularly when new. If rust occurs, it is an indication that the grates have not been seasoned enough or the seasoning has been burned off. Clean with a heavy brush likeChar-Broil’sBrush Hawg. Reapply vegetable shortening and heat as indicated above tore-seasonthe grates.

Maintenance:

Do not do a burn-offafter you grill, but rather leave the cooking residues on the grates to keep a protective coating on the cast iron. Do aburn-offjust before you grill. The more you use your cast iron grates, the easier the maintenance will be. Store in a dry place. If you store your grates for an extended period of time, grease very lightly with vegetable shortening, then wipe dry with a paper towel.

GRILLING

Charcoal is recommended, however, wood or a combination of both may be used as the fuel source for grilling with the fuel source placed and ignited on the ash pan. Do not build too large of a fire. We recommend starting a fire with no more than 1 pound of charcoal (approximately 15 briquettes) and adding more as needed during cooking. After allowing the fire to burn down, place the cooking grate on the unit. Failure to read and follow instructions for lighting charcoal may result in serious personal injury and/or property damage.

GRILL MAINTENANCE

Frequency of clean up is determined by how often the grill is used. Make sure coals are completely extinguished before cleaning inside of the unit. Thoroughly rinse with water and allow to air dry before using again. Wipe out the interior of the unit with a cloth or paper towels.

When finished cooking, and the unit has adequately cooled, clean out all remaining ashes. Ashes collect moisture, which can lead to premature rusting and decay. Periodically coating the interior surfaces with vegetable oil will aid in the protection of your unit. Also, occasional touch up of the exterior paint will be required. Black, high-temperaturespray paint is recommended. NEVER PAINT THE INTERIOR OF THE UNIT.

Cooking Surface: If a bristle brush is used to clean any of the grill cooking surfaces, ensure no loose bristles remain on cooking surfaces prior to grilling. It is not recommended to clean cooking surfaces while grill is hot.

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COOKING TIPS

Building Your Fire

1.) Stack charcoal briquettes or wood into a pyramid-shapedpile on top of the charcoal grate.

We recommend using 1 pound (approximately 15 briquettes) to start your fire, adding more as needed.

2.) If using lighter fluid, saturate the charcoal briquettes with lighter fluid and let it soak in for approximately 5 minutes. If using a chimney starter, electric starter, or other type of fire starter, light your fire according to the manufacturer's instructions.

3.) After allowing the lighter fluid to properly soak in, light the pile of briquettes in several locations to ensure an even burn. Always light the fire with the grill lid open.

Leave lid open until briquettes are fully lit. Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal lighter fluid in grill and may result in a flash fire when lid is opened.

4.) Never add charcoal lighter fluid to hot or warm coals as flashbacks may occur causing injury.

5.) You are ready to begin cooking when the pile of briquettes ashes over and produces a red glow (approximately 12 – 15 minutes).

6.) Depending on your cooking method, either leave the briquettes in a pile or spread evenly across the charcoal grate using a long-handledpoker.

*Always use caution when handling hot coals to prevent injury.

Know When Your Fire is Ready

Successful charcoal grilling depends on a good fire. The general rule for knowing when your coals are ready for grilling is to make sure that 80 percent or more of the coals are ashy gray. If you have less than that, the coals are not ready, and if all of them are glowing red hot, the fire is probably too hot. Here are a few steps you can take to adjust the temperature of your fire:

-If it is too hot, spread the coals out a bit more, which makes the fire less intense.

-Raise or lower the adjustable charcoal grate.

-Partially close the vents in the grill, which reduces the amount of oxygen that feeds the fire.

-Use the indirect grilling method, with coals to either side of a drip pan and the food over the pan rather than directly over the coals.

-In the event of a severe flare-up,spray the flames with water from a squirt bottle. Be careful, spraying with water tends to blow ashes around and make a mess.

-Add briquettes 2 or 3 at a time to increase the burn time. Allow 10 minutes for coals to ash over before adding more.

WARNING

Always open lid BEFORE opening the ash door to check fire or fuel.

Always open the ash door slowly. Never attempt to look inside the grill while opening the ash door when the grill is in use.

Failure to follow these instructions could result in injury.

Unburned gas can accumulate and cause a flash fire if the lid is not opened first.

THE HEAT OF THE COALS

seconds you can

 

 

 

hold the palm of

 

 

 

your hand 4 inches

 

 

 

above the coals

temperature range (Fº)

visual cues

 

 

 

 

 

HOT COALS

2

400 to 450

 

barely covered with

 

 

 

 

gray ash; deep red glow

MODERATELY HOT

3

375 to 450

thin coating of gray

TO HOT COALS

 

 

ash; deep red glow

 

 

 

MODERATELY HOT COALS

4

325 to 375

 

significant coating of

 

 

 

 

gray ash; red glow

MODERATELY COOL COALS 5

300 to 325

 

thick coating of gray

 

 

 

 

ash; dull red glow

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Direct and Indirect Grilling

Direct Grilling - For most grilling, the ignited coals are spread in a single layer under the food. This is called direct grilling and is appropriate for relativelyquick-cookingitems such as hamburgers, steaks and most seafood. The single layer of coals emits even, steady heat, whether the grill lid is open or closed, and represents the way most people grill. For more control, pile some of the coals on one side of the grill where they will emit intense heat. You can move the food around on the grill, setting it over the very hot coals when you want to sear it or when a thick piece needs to cook a little more quickly. You can also use the adjustable charcoal grate and dampers to control the temperature in your grill.

Indirect Grilling - For items that take longer to cook, you will want to use indirect grilling. This method is for long, slow cooking in a covered grill. For indirect cooking, the coals are piled two or three coals deep on one side of the grill, or divided and piled on two sides. This leaves an empty space next to the coals or between them. Food cooked over indirect heat is often started over direct heat and then moved to the cooler (empty) part of the grill for even, slow cooking. To make the heat as even as possible, construct two piles of coals. It is common to place a metal drip pan in the empty space beside or between the coals, which is filled with water, wine, beer, broth, or a combination. Place the food directly over the drip pan. This injects a little extra moisture into the cooking environment and also catches dripping juices, which makesclean-upa little easier and reduces the possibility offlare-ups.(Remember to keep a spray bottle filled with water on hand to extinguish anyflare-ups.)Once you get used to the indirect method, you may prefer to use it for more grilling tasks. Although it may take a little longer, it is an excellent cooking method and a sure way to prevent the food from burning and to promote even cooking.

Grilling with Wood Chips/Wood Chunks

For a more robust smoke flavor while using charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal, try adding wood chips or several wood chunks to the fire. Wood chunks are available in a variety of natural flavors, and can be used alone or in addition to charcoal. As a general rule, any hardwood that bears a fruit or nut is suitable for cooking. However, different woods have very different tastes. Experiment with different woods to determine your personal favorite, and always use well-seasonedwood. Green orfresh-cutwood can turn food black, and tastes bitter.

Our Recommendations:

 

 

Chicken - Alder, Apple, Hickory, Mesquite, Sassafras, Grapevines

 

Beef - Hickory, Mesquite, Oak, Grapevines

 

 

Pork - Fruitwoods, Hickory, Oak, Sassafras

 

 

Lamb - Fruitwoods, Mesquite

 

 

Veal - Fruitwoods, Grapevines

 

 

Seafood - Alder, Mesquite, Sassafras, Grapevines

USDA Recommended

Vegetables – Mesquite

Internal Cooking Temperatures

WARNING

Ground Meat

 

Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb......................................

160°F

Turkey, Chicken.................................................

165°F

 

Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb

 

Most surfaces on this unit are hot when in use.

Medium Rare.......................................................

145°F

Use extreme caution. Keep others away from

(let stand 3 minutes before cutting)

 

unit. Always wear protective clothing to prevent

Medium................................................................

160°F

injury.

Well Done............................................................

170°F

Keep children and pets away.

Poultry

 

Chicken & Turkey, whole.....................................

165°F

Do not move this unit during operation.

Poultry Parts.......................................................

165°F

Duck & Goose....................................................

165°F

Never substitute gasoline, kerosene or alcohol

Fresh Pork

145°F

Medium Rare

for charcoal starter. In some states, the use of

(let stand 3 minutes before cutting)

 

charcoal starter is prohibited by law. In this

 

Medium

160°F

case, paraffin-basedstarter cubes can be

Well Done

170°F

substituted for charcoal starter. Never use

 

 

charcoal starter fluid with an electric starter.

 

 

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LIMITED WARRANTY

This warranty only applies to units purchased from an authorized retailer. Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer-purchaser only that this product shall be free from defects in workmanship and materials after correct assembly and under normal and reasonable home use for the periods indicated below beginning on the date of purchase*. The manufacturer reserves the right to require that defective parts be returned, postage and or freightpre-paidby the consumer for review and examination.

SCOPE OF COVERAGE

PERIOD OF COVERAGE

TYPE OF FAILURE COVERAGE

All Parts

90 days from date of purchase*

PERFORATION, MANUFACTURING,

 

 

AND MATERIAL DEFECTS ONLY

 

 

 

*Note: A dated sales reciept WILL be required for warranty service.

The original consumer-purchaserwill be responsible for all shipping charges for parts replaced under the terms of this limited warranty.

This limited warranty is applicable in the United States and Canada only, is only available to the original owner of the product and is not transferable.

Manufacturer requires proof of your date of purchase. Therefore, you should retain your sales slip or invoice. Registering your product is not a substitute for proof of purchase and the manufacturer is not responsible for or required to retain proof of purchase records.

This limited warranty applies to the functionality of the product ONLY and does not cover cosmetic issues such as scratches, dents, corrosions or discoloring by heat, abrasive and chemical cleaners or any tools used in the assembly or installation of the appliance, surface rust, or the discoloration of stainless steel surfaces. RUST is not considered a manufacturing or materials defect.

This limited warranty will not reimburse you for the cost of any inconvenience, food, personal injury or property damage.

ITEMS MANUFACTURER WILL NOT PAY FOR:

1.Shipping cost, standard or expedited, for warranty and replacement parts

2.Service calls to your home.

3.Repairs when your product is used for other than normal, single-familyhousehold or residential use.

4.Damage, failures, or operating difficulties resulting from accident, alteration, careless handling, misuse, abuse, fire, flood,

acts of God, improper installation or maintenance, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by the manufacturer.

5. Any food loss due to product failures or operating difficulties.

6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada. 7. Pickup and delivery of your product.

8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the product. 9. The removal and/or reinstallation of your product.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES and LIMITATION OF REMEDIES

Repair or replacement of defective parts is your exclusive remedy under the terms of this limited warranty. In the event of parts availability issues, the manufacturer reserves the right to substitute like or similar parts that are equally functional.

Manufacturer will not be responsible for any consequential or incidental damages arising from the breach of either this limited warranty or any applicable implied warranty, or for failure or damage resulting from acts of God, improper care and maintenance, grease fire, accident, alteration,

replacement of parts by anyone other than Manufacturer, misuse, transportation, commercial use, abuse, hostile environments (inclement weather,

acts of nature, animal tampering), improper installation or installation not in accordance with local codes or printed manufacturer instructions.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE EXPRESS WARRANTY GIVEN BY THE MANUFACTURER. NO PRODUCT PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION OR DESCRIPTION WHEREVER APPEARING IS WARRANTED BY MANUFACTURER EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY PROTECTION ARISING UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY STATE, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, IS HEREBY LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

Neither dealers nor the retail establishment selling this product has any authority to make any additional warranties or to promise remedies

in addition to or inconsistent with those stated above. Manufacturer's maximum liability, in any event, shall not exceed the purchase price of the product paid by the original consumer.

NOTE: Some states do not allow an exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights as set foth herein. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state. In the state of California only, if refinishing or replacement of the product is not commercially practicable, the retailer selling this product or the Manufacturer will refund the purchase price paid for the product, less the amount directly attributable to use by the original consumer-purchaserprior to discovery of the nonconformity. In addition, in the state of California only, you may take the product to the retail establishment selling this product in order to obtain performance under this limited warranty.

If you wish to obtain performance of any obligation under this limited warranty, you should

write to:

Consumer Relations

P. O. Box 1240

Columbus, GA 31902-1240

Consumer returns will not be accepted unless a valid Return Authorization is first acquired. Authorized returns are clearly marked on the outside of the package with an RA number and the package is shipped freight/postage pre-paid.Consumer returns that do not meet these standards will be refused.

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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

ENGLISH/FRENCH

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First, pick a suitable location to work. Open the carton and slit the corners. This will give a protective surface upon which to start the assembly. During assembly, refer to the attached Hardware List near the back of this manual.

Remove the packaged parts from inside the Grill and lay the Grill on its back. Attach Ash Door Frame to the front of Grill Bottom using four#10-24x1/2”Flat-HeadMachine Screws and Flange Nuts.

Ash Door Frame

Hinge

Attach Ash Door to Frame using two Hinge Pins and Cotter Pins.

Ash Door

Attach two Spacers andSide Handles to Grill Bottom using two1/4-20x2½”Machine Screws,Insulated Washers, and1/4-20Flange Nuts per side.

Side Handle

Attach four Legs using two1/4-20x2”Machine Screws and1/4-20Flange Nuts per leg.

Leg

Insulated Washer

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Slide Ash Pan into front of Grill Bottom.

Ash Pan

Open Lid and attach two Fire Grate Hangersto Fire Grate

(hooks point inward toward Grate).

Lower into Grill Bottom and hang from Tabs on each side.

Fire Grate

Hanger

Tab

Place Cooking Grids into Grill Bottom.

Note: use the provided Grate Lifting Tool to lift hot Cooking Grates.

Cooking Grids

Fire Grate

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Attach two Spacers andLid Handle to Grill Lid using two1/4-20x2½”Machine Screws, Insulated Washers, and1/4-20Flange Nuts.

Lid Handle

Insulated Washer

Spacer

Install Temperature Gauge by placing the stem through the large hole in front of the Grill Lid. Attach the nut provided until snug against the Lid.

Temperature Gauge

Insert Vent Knobs into side of Grid Lid from the outside. Inside the Grill Lid, slide aVent Plate onto the Knob stud followed by aVent Spring and a#10-24Hex Nut.

Tighten just enough to allow Vent to slide freely from side to side.

Repeat for other side.

Vent Knob

Vent Plate

Vent Spring

Attach the Logo Plate by inserting the two pins into the small holes on the front of the Grill Lid.

From the inside of the Lid, press the Logo Plate Clips onto the pins until they are snug against the Lid.

Logo Plate

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