Char-Broil MULTI PURPOSE COOKER 11101706 User Manual

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Product Guide

Model 11101706

Estimated Assembly Time: 15 minutes

IMPORTANT: Fill out the product record information below.

Serial Number

See rating label on unit for serial number.

Date Purchased

No tools required for assembly.



Read and follow all warnings and instructions before assembling and using the appliance.

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


Leave this manual with consumer.


Keep this manual for future reference.


Some parts may contain sharp edges – especially as noted in the manual! Wear protective gloves if necessary.

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

The following are trademarks registered by W.C. Bradley Co. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Caldera®; Charcoal2Go®; Char-Broil®;American

Gourmet®; Bandera®; Brush Hawg®; CB 940®; Char-Diamonds®;Char-BroilCharcoal/Gas®; Everybody Grills®; Grill 2 Go®; Grill 2 Go® Express®; Grill Lovers®; Infrared Grilling That’s All About U®; Keepers of the Flame®; Magneto®; New Braunfels Smoker Company®; Patio Bistro®; Patio Caddie®; Patio Kitchen®;Pro-Sear®;RED®; Quantum®; Santa Fe®; Sear and Grill®; Sierra®; Signature Series®; Sure2Burn®; The Big Easy®; U®; Wild West Tradition®; and the following marks:

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The following are trademarks of W.C. Bradley Co.:America's Legendary Barbeque Company™; Advantage Series™; Auto-Clean™;ChefTested™;

Commercial Series™; Designer Series™;; Diamond Flame™; Double Chef™; Everybody Outside™; FastStart™; FlavorMaster™; Front Avenue™; Grill 2 Go®

Advantage™; Grill 2 Go® Ice™; Hog and Yard Bird™; H20 Smoker™; Infrared. Grilling’s Juicy Little Secret™; Incredible Taste. Infallible Results™; Infrared Inside™; Let’s Grill Something Together™; Longhorn™;; Precision Flame™; Quick2Burn™; QuickSet™; Ready When You Are™; Season, Set, And Savor™; Sizzle On The Grill™; SureFire™; Torchfork™; Trentino™; Universal Grill Parts™; You Bring the Party™ TEC™ is a trademark of Tec Infrared Grills.


© 2010 Char-Broil,LLC • Columbus, GA 31902 • Printed in China • Assembly Instructions © 2010

42804686 • 11101706 • 12-14-10


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

For Your Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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

Food Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Installation Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Use and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10

Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Parts List/ Parts Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17

Registration Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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.

Do not use this appliance on or under any apartment or condominium balcony or deck.

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


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


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


1.Never operate this appliance unattended.

2.Never operate this appliance within 10ft (3m) of any structure, combustible material or other gas cylinder.

3.Never operate this appliance within 25 ft (7.5 m) of any flammable liquid.

4.Never use more then 1 cup of oil.

5.Never allow oil or grease to get hotter then 400 oF or 200oC. If the temperature exceeds 400oF (200oC) or if oil begins to smoke, immediately turn the burner or gas supply OFF.

6.Heated liquids remain at scalding temperatures long after the cooking process. Never touch cooking appliance until liquids have cooled to 115oF (45oC) or less.

7.If a fire should occur, keep away from the appliance and immediately call your fire department. Do not attempt to extinguish an oil or grease fire with water.

Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire, explosion or burn hazard, which could cause property damage, personal injury or death.


NEVER USE THIS APPLIANCE AS A TURKEY FRYER! Use as a turkey fryer may result in a hazardous situation causing property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.


If you smell gas:

1.Shut off gas to the appliance.

2.Extinguish any open flame.

3.If odor continues, keep away from the appliance and immediately call your fire department.

Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire or explosion, which could cause property damage, personal injury or death.

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1.Never leave the appliance unattended. Keep children and pets away from the appliance at all times.

2.The use of alcohol, prescription or non-prescriptiondrugs may impair the consumer’s ability to properly assemble or safely operate the appliance.

3.This appliance is for OUTDOOR use only. Do NOT use in a building, garage or any other enclosed area. Do NOT use in or on a recreational vehicle or boat. NEVER use this appliance as a heater.

4.When cooking, the appliance must be on a level, stable noncombustible surface in an area clear of combustible material. An asphalt surface (blacktop) may not be acceptable for this purpose.

5.Keep the fuel supply hose away from any heated surfaces.

6.When cooking with oil or grease, the thermometer provided MUST be used. Follow instructions in this manual for proper installation and use of the thermometer. If the thermometer supplied with this appliance has been lost or damaged, a replacement thermometer meeting or exceeding the appliance manufacturer specifications shall be obtained before using the appliance.

7.If the temperature exceeds 400°F (200°C) or if oil begins to smoke, immediately turn the burner or gas supply OFF and wait for the temperature to decrease to less than 350°F (175°C) before relighting burner according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If there is a lid (cover), do not remove the lid.

8.In the event of an oil/grease fire immediately call the fire department. Do not attempt to extinguish with water. When cooking with oil/grease, have a Type BC or ABC fire

extinguisher readily available. A Type BC or ABC fire extinguisher may, in some circumstances, contain the fire. 4

9.Never overfill the cooking vessel with oil, grease or water. Follow instructions in this manual for establishing proper oil, grease or water levels.

10.Introduction of water or ice from any source into the oil/grease may cause overflow and severe burns from hot oil and water splatter. When cooking with oil/grease, all food products MUST be completely thawed and towel dried before being immersed in the cooking vessel.

11.Do not place empty cooking vessel on the appliance while in operation. Use caution when placing anything in cooking vessel while the appliance is in operation.

12.In the event of rain, snow, hail, sleet or other forms of precipitation while cooking with oil/grease, cover the cooking vessel immediately and turn off the appliance burners and gas supply. Do not attempt to move the appliance or cooking vessel.

13.Do not move the appliance when in use. Allow the cooking vessel to cool to 115°F (45°C) before moving or storing.


14.Never drop food or accessories into hot cooking liquid. Lower food and accessories slowly into the cooking liquid in order to prevent splashing or overflow. When removing food from the appliance care shall be taken to avoid burns from hot cooking liquids.

15.Never use a cooking pan over 24 inch diameter and 2 inches deep.

16.When using the pan supplied never use more the 1 cup of oil.

17.Avoid bumping or impacting the appliance to prevent spillage or splashing of hot cooking liquid.

18.The thermometer must be checked for accuracy before each use by putting into boiling water and checking that the thermometer read between192 oF (90oC) and 232oF (110oC). If the thermometer does not function properly obtain a replacement specified by

the manufacturer before using the appliance.

How To Tell If Meat Is Cooked Thoroughly

Meat and poultry cooked in the appliance often browns very fast on the outside. Use only thawed meat and a meat thermometer to be sure food has reached a safe internal temperature, and cut into food to check for visual signs of doneness.

We recommend food to be at least 40°F before cooking in your appliance.

Whole poultry should reach 165° F. Juices should run clear and flesh should not be pink.

Beef, veal and lamb steaks, roasts and pork chops can be cooked to 160° F.

NEVER partially cook meat or poultry and finish cooking later. Cook food completely to destroy harmful bacteria.

Use a meat thermometer to ensure proper internal food temperatures.

USDA Recommended

Internal Cooking Temperatures

Ground Meat


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


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


Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb


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




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




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


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


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


Fresh Pork




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


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Installation Safety Precautions

Use your appliance, as purchased, only with LP (propane) gas and the regulator/valve assembly supplied.

The appliance installation must conform with local codes, or in their absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54 and Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases, ANSI/NFPA 58.

This appliance is safety certified for use in the United States. Do not modify for use in any other location. Modification will result in a safety hazard.

This appliance shall be used only outdoors and shall not be used in a building, garage or any other enclosed area.

Storing Your Appliance

Clean cooking pan.

Store in dry location.

When LP cylinder is connected to appliance, store outdoors in a well-ventilatedspace and out of reach of children.

If the regulator is disconnected from the LP cylinder, a hook is provided to hang the regulator from the appliance, as shown below.

Store indoors ONLY if LP cylinder is turned off and is disconnected, removed from appliance and stored outdoors.

When removing appliance from storage, follow “Cleaning the Burner Assembly” instructions before starting.


Do not attempt to repair or alter the hose/valve/regulator for any “assumed” defect. Any modification to this assembly will void your warranty and create the risk of a gas leak and fire. Use only authorized replacement parts supplied by manufacturer.


For residential use only. This appliance is not intended for commercial use.


This appliance is NOT for frying turkeys.

Do not use any cooking vessel other than the one provided with this unit or size specified..



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.

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Retainer Strap



NEVER store a spare LP cylinder under or near the appliance or in an enclosed area.

Never fill a cylinder beyond 80% full.

An over filled or improperly stored cylinder is a hazard due to possible gas release from the safety relief valve. This could cause an intense fire with risk of property damage, serious injury or death.

If you see, smell or hear gas escaping, immediately get away from the LP cylinder/appliance and call your fire department.

Keep LP tank at a minimum distance of 24” (inches) away from appliance at all times.


LP Cylinder Removal, Transport and Storage

Turn OFF the control knob and LP cylinder valve. Turn coupling nut counterclockwise by hand only - do not use tools to disconnect. Install safety cap onto LP cylinder valve. Always use cap and strap supplied with valve. Failure to use safety cap as directed may result in serious personal injury and/or property damage.

LP (Liquefied Petroleum Gas)

LP gas is nontoxic, odorless and colorless when produced. For Your Safety, LP gas has been given an odor (similar to rotten cabbage) so that it can be smelled.

LP gas is highly flammable and may ignite unexpectedly when mixed with air.

• A disconnected LP cylinder in LP Cylinder Valve


storage or being transported


must have a safety cap installed (as shown).


Do not store an LP cylinder in enclosed spaces


such as a carport, garage, porch, covered


patio or other building. Never leave an LP cylinder

inside a vehicle which may become overheated



by the sun.

• Do not store an LP cylinder in an area where children play.

LP Cylinder

The LP cylinder used with your appliance must meet the following requirements:

Use LP cylinders only with these required measurements: 12" (30.5cm) (diameter) x 18" (45.7 cm) (tall) with 20 lb. (9 kg.) capacity maximum.

LP cylinders must be constructed and marked in accordance with specifications for LP cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or the National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSA-B339,Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for Transportation of Dangerous Goods; and commission, as applicable. See LP cylinder collar for marking.

LP cylinder valve must have:

• Type 1 outlet compatible with


regulator or appliance.


Safety relief valve.


UL listed Overfill Protection

OPD Hand Wheel


Device (OPD). This OPD safety



feature is identified by a unique triangular hand wheel. Use only LP cylinders equipped with this type of valve.

LP cylinder must be arranged for vapor withdrawal and include collar to protect LP cylinder valve. Always keep LP cylinders in upright position during use, transit or storage.

LP Cylinder Filling

Use only licensed and experienced dealers.

LP dealer must purge new cylinder before filling.

Dealer should NEVER fill LP cylinder more than 80% of LP cylinder volume. Volume of propane in cylinder will vary by temperature.

A frosty regulator indicates gas overfill. Immediately close LP cylinder valve and call local LP gas dealer for assistance.

Do not release liquid propane (LP) gas into the atmosphere. This is a hazardous practice.

To remove gas from LP cylinder, contact an LP dealer or call a local fire department for assistance. Check the telephone directory under “Gas Companies” for nearest certified LP dealers.

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LP Cylinder Exchange

Many retailers that sell this appliance offer you the option of replacing your empty LP cylinder through an exchange service. Use only those reputable exchange companies that inspect, precision fill, test and certify their cylinders. Exchange your cylinder only for an OPD safety feature-equipped cylinder as described in the "LP Cylinder" section of this manual.

Always keep new and exchanged LP cylinders in upright position during use, transit or storage.

Leak test new and exchanged LP cylinders BEFORE connecting to the appliance.

Place dust cap on cylinder valve outlet whenever the cylinder is not in use. Only install the type of dust cap on the cylinder valve outlet that is provided with the cylinder valve. Other types of caps or plugs may result in leakage of propane.

LP Cylinder Leak Test

For your safety

Leak test must be repeated each time LP cylinder is exchanged or refilled.

Do not smoke during leak test.

Do not use an open flame to check for gas leaks.

This appliance must be leak tested outdoors in a well-ventilatedarea, away from ignition sources such as gas fired or electrical appliances. During leak test, keep appliance away from open flames or sparks.

Use a clean paintbrush and a 50/50 mild soap and water solution. Brush soapy solution onto areas indicated by arrows in figure below.

Do not use household cleaning agents. Damage to gas train components can result.


If “growing” bubbles appear do not use or move the LP

cylinder. Contact an LP gas supplier or your fire


Connecting Regulator to the LP Cylinder

1.LP cylinder must be properly secured onto appliance. (Refer to assembly section.)

2.Turn all control knobs to the OFF position.

3.Turn LP cylinder OFF by turning hand-wheelclockwise to afull stop.

4.Remove the protective cap from LP cylinder valve. Always use cap and strap supplied with valve.











OPD Hand Wheel

Type 1 outlet with thread on outside

Safety Relief Valve

Strap and Cap

Do not use a POL transport plug (plastic part with external threads)! It will defeat the safety feature of the valve.

5.Hold regulator and insert nipple into LP cylinder valve. Hand-tightenthe coupling nut, holding regulator in a straight line with LP cylinder valve so as not tocross-threadthe connection.

Nipple has to be centered into the LP cylinder valve.

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Hold coupling nut and regulator as shown for proper connection to LP cylinder valve.

6.Turn the coupling nut clockwise and tighten to a full stop. The regulator will seal on the back-checkfeature in the LP cylinder valve, resulting in some resistance.An additional one-half to three-quarters turn is required to complete the connection. Tighten by hand only – do not use tools.


If you cannot complete the connection, disconnect regulator and repeat steps 5 and 6. If you are still unable to complete the connection, do not use this regulator!

Leak Testing Valves, Hose and Regulator

1.Turn control knob clockwise to closed position.

2.Be sure regulator is tightly connected to LP cylinder.

3.Completely open LP cylinder valve by turning hand wheel counterclockwise. If you hear a rushing sound, turn gas off immediately. There is a major leak at the connection.Correct before proceeding.

4.Brush soapy solution onto areas circled below.


Do not insert any tool or foreign object into the valve


outlet or safety relief valve. You may damage the valve


and cause a leak. Leaking propane may result in


explosion, fire, severe personal injury, or death.



This appliance is not intended to be installed in or on a



This appliance is not intended to be installed in or on an



Never attempt to attach this appliance to the self-


contained LP gas system of a camper trailer or motor



• Do not use this appliance untilleak-tested.

If a leak is detected at any time, STOP and call the fire



If you cannot stop a gas leak, immediately close LP


cylinder valve and call LP gas supplier or your fire



5.If “growing” bubbles appear, there is a leak. Close LP cylinder valve immediately and retighten connections.If leaks cannot be stopped do not try to repair. Call for replacement parts. Order new parts by giving the serial, model number and name and part number of items needed (see parts list) to the Grill Service Center at the number listed on front cover.

6.Always close LP cylinder valve after performing leak test by turning hand wheel clockwise.

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For Safe Use of Your appliance and to Avoid Serious Injury:

This appliance will be hot during and after use. Use insulated oven mitts or gloves and long-handledbarbecue utensils for protection from hot surfaces or splatter from cooking liquids.

Keep appliance area clear and free from materials that burn.

Do not block openings in the bottom of the appliance.

Keep appliance area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.

Use appliance only in well-ventilatedspace. NEVER use in enclosed space such as carport, garage, porch, covered patio, or under an overhead structure of any kind.

Use appliance at least 10 ft. from any wall or surface.

Maintain 10 ft. clearance to objects that can catch fire or sources of ignition such as pilot lights on water heaters, live electrical appliances, etc.

Apartment Dwellers:

Check with management to learn the requirements and fire codes for using an LP gas appliance in your apartment complex. If allowed, use outside on the ground floor with a ten (10) foot clearance from walls or rails. Do not use on or under balconies.

Never operate appliance with LP cylinder out of correct position specified in assembly instructions.

Always close LP cylinder valve and remove coupling nut before moving LP cylinder from specified operation position.












Safety Tips

Before opening LP cylinder valve, check the coupling nut for tightness.

When this appliance is not in use, turn off control knob and LP cylinder valve.

If you notice grease or other hot material dripping from appliance onto valve, hose or regulator, turn off gas supply at once. Determine the cause, correct it, then clean and inspect valve, hose and regulator before continuing. Perform a leak test.

Do not store objects or materials under the appliance enclosure that would block the flow of combustion air to the underside of either the control panel or the firebox bowl.

The regulator may make a humming or whistling noise during operation. This will not affect safety or use of the appliance.

If you have an appliance problem see the "Troubleshooting Section".

If the regulator frosts, turn off appliance and LP cylinder valve immediately. This indicates a problem with the cylinder and it should not be used on any product. Return to supplier!


Do not use water on a grease fire. Personal injury may result. If a grease fire develops, turn knobs and LP cylinder off.

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Lighting Instructions:

Do not lean over appliance while lighting.

Read all instructions before lighting.

1.Turn the control knobs clockwise until fully tightened in CLOSED position

2.Turn on gas cylinder

3.Place lit match next to inner burner.

4.Turn Right control knob counter clockwise until burner lights.

5.Place lit match next to outer burner.

6.Turn Left control knob counter clockwise until burner lights.

7.If ignition does not occur in 5 seconds, turn the burner control knob CLOSED, wait 5 minutes, and repeat lighting procedure.

If flame is accidently extinguished close all control valves and then repeat lighting instruction.

Burner Flame Check

Light burner. Turn control knob from OPEN toCLOSED. The Flame height should decrease and then go out. Always check flame prior to each use. If only low flame is seen refer to "Sudden drop or low flame" in theTroubleshooting Section.

High Flame

Low Flame

Turning Appliance Off

Turn control knob clockwise to the CLOSED position. Turn LP cylinder off by turning hand-wheelclockwise to a full stop.

Hose Check

Before each use, check to see if hose is cut, worn or kinked. Replace damaged hose before using applaince. Clean only with mild soap and water. Use only valve/hose/regulator specified by manufacturer.


Turn control knob and LP cylinder OFF when not in use.






If ignition does NOT occur in 5 seconds, turn the control knob CLOSED, wait 5 minutes and repeat the lighting procedure. If the burner does not ignite with the valve open, gas will continue to flow out of the burner and could accidently ignite with risk of injury.

General Appliance Cleaning

Plastic parts: Wash with warm soapy water and wipe dry.

Do not use citrisol, abrasive cleaners, degreasers or a concentrated grill cleaner on plastic parts. Damage to and failure of parts can result.

Painted surfaces: Wash with mild detergent ornon-abrasivecleaner and warm soapy water. Wipe dry with a soft nonabrasive cloth.

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Please note that the burner shown is for illustration purposes only. The burner in your product may be different from the one shown.

If you notice that your the appliance is getting hard to light or that the flame isn’t as strong as it should be, take the time to check and clean the venturi’s.

Cleaning the Burner Assembly

Follow these instructions to clean and/or replace parts of burner assembly or if you have trouble igniting appliance.

1.Close gas control knobs and LP cylinder knob and disengage regulator from cylinder.

2.Remove 2 screws (one from each side) connecting control panel to burner assembly.

3.Remove control panel with valve assembly from appliance.

4.Clean inside of burner venturi using a garden hose.

5.Reinstall control panel and valve assembly and attach with 2 screws removed in step 2.

6.Make sure valves are engaged in the burner ventrui as shown below.






Proper Engagement

In some areas of the country, spiders or small insects have been known to create “flashback” problems. The spiders spin webs, build nests and lay eggs in the the appliance’s venturi tube(s) obstructing the flow of gas to the burner. The backed-upgas can ignite in the venturi behind the control panel. This is known as a flashback and it can damage your the appliance and even cause injury.

To prevent flashbacks and ensure good performance the burner and venturi assembly should be removed from the the appliance and cleaned before use whenever the the appliance has been idle for an extended period.

Improper Engagement

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