Both Char-Broil and Weber have recognized names in the industry for decades with a lot of value for barbeque enthusiasts. They offer an extensive range of products, functionalities, and features at various price points. So, who wins the tussle here?

Weber was founded on May 8, 1893, in Palatine, Illinois, US by George A. Stephen and has been making all its products in the US since. The journey of this great brand started with a kettle grill and Weber went on to create a range of various smokers and grills with a focus on premium features and quality. The brand’s gas grill, Genesis series, launched in 1985. The Genesis and the Spirit series are Weber’s most popular lines

Weber and Char-Broil have outsourced most of their production to China although headquartered in the US. Some of their products, however, are made in the US. On the one hand, Weber is famed for its inventive kettle grill tech, has many charcoal grill options, and offers a wide range of grills at several price options.

Its products are of high quality and are built to last. However, they have few wood pellet options. Char-Broil, on the other hand, brags their TRU-Infrared techs that help reduce flare-ups and prices are on the lower end of the spectrum. And unlike Weber, the brand offers a charcoal/gas hybrid grill option. Char-Broil, however, has few charcoal grill options and has no options for wood pellets.

FeatureChar-BroilWeber
Best ProductPerformance SeriesSpirit Series
Known forTRU-Infrared cooking techWeber Connect Tech
Warranty5 years10 years
Grill MaterialStainless steel & porcelain-enamel coatingSteel & porcelain-enamel coating
AssemblageEasy to assembleEasy to assemble with directions
PriceLess expensiveExpensive
Shipping Not all grills are available for express deliveryUses 3rd party shippers 
Temperature GaugeAvailable in high-end modelsIn-built Weber iGrill 2 thermometer
CleaningDepends on grill typeDepends on grill type

Char-Broil

Pros:

  • Offers charcoal/gas hybrid grill
  • TRU-Infrared tech that reduces flare-ups
  • Considerable pricing

Cons:

  • No wood pellet options
  • Few charcoal options

Weber Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Several pricing points
  • Revolutionary kettle tech
  • Large variety of grills
  • Quality & durability

Cons:

  • Few wood pellet options

Char Broil vs. Broil King

Both Char-Broil and Broil King are the names that pop to mind when someone asks you about the outdoor cooking industry. They both offer barbeque fans radical grill designs that reliably cook to perfection and are well-known globally. But which of the two brands meets your personal preferences?

Established in 1964, Broil King is owned by the Onward Manufacturing Company (OMC) which is a leading North American maker of high-quality and efficient gas BBQ grills. They also make charcoal grills and have plants in Canada and the US. From grills for small spaces to commercial grills, Broil King gives you a range of options. They are known for their Flav-R-Wave cooing system that helps retain grilling flavors and juices.

Char-Broil and Broil King feature a stable and durable construction on most of their products. On the one hand, Broil King focuses primarily on gas premium gas grills as they are the most popular BBQ types in North America. Like its competitor, however, it also makes charcoal grills but has electric griddles when Char-Broil has electric grills. Unlike Char-Broil, Broil King offers wood pellet options. In terms of warranty, the Broil King BBQ grill comes with a 15-year warranty compared to Char-Broil’s 5.

FeatureChar-BroilBroil King
Best ProductPerformance SeriesBaron & Imperial Series 
Known forTRU-Infrared cooking techPerformance Grilling Tech (PGT)
Warranty5 years15 years on Imperial, Baron, Regal
Grill MaterialStainless steel & porcelain-enamel coatingStainless steel & cast-iron
AssemblageEasy to assembleEasy but could use better instructions
PriceCostly Fairly expensive
Shipping Not all grills are available for express deliveryUses 3rd party shippers
Temperature GaugeAvailable in high-end modelsIncluded inside table
CleaningDepends on grill typeDepends on the type of grill

Broil King

Pros:

  • More powerful grills (BTUs)
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Consistent & reliable performance

Cons:

  • High price tags

Char Broil vs. Nexgrill

Both Char-Broil and Nexgrill are reputable brands in the grills industry with a range of products to choose from. They offer grills for the budget end of the market which is why they compare closely. However, Char-Broil has many years of experience as compared to Nexgrill. So, who wins and why?

Nexgrill Industries, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is owned by Whirlpool Corporation with the primary idea of providing quality indoor and outdoor furniture among other services. It was later on that they dived into making charcoal and gas grills and currently rank among the best brands. Nexgrill is based in Chino, California, US where some are made and others imported.

The most notable difference between Char-Broil and Nexgrill is that the latter does not make electric grills. Nexgrill only makes gas and charcoal grills which are also available at Char-Broil. In terms of performance, both brands are almost equally effective but this will depend on the model you choose. Yet, Char-Broil grills are more durable than Nexgrill’s while their pricing points come with a significant difference. On the one hand, Char-Boil offers a generous 5-year warranty on its grills while Nexgrill’s is limited to a 1-year warranty. 

FeatureChar-BroilNexgrill
Best ProductPerformance SeriesEvolution Series
Known forTRU-Infrared cooking techEven-Heat Cooking System
Warranty5 years1 year
Grill MaterialStainless steel & porcelain-enamel coatingStainless steel & porcelain coating
AssemblageEasy to assembleHard to assemble upon receiving
PriceFairly expensiveFairly expensive
Shipping Not all grills are available for express deliveryUses 3rd party shipping companies
Temperature GaugeAvailable in high-end modelsGrill lid thermometer (for 720-0830H, 720-0888 & 720=0)
CleaningDepends on grill typeEasy to clean

Nexgrill

Pros:

  • Affordable pricing
  • Great design & construction
  • Offer ample grilling surface
  • A range of charcoal & gas grill options

Cons:

  • No electric grill models
  • Very limited warranty

Char Broil vs. Napoleon

Both Char-Broil and Napoleon are respected brands in the grill industry, known for making premium charcoal, gas, and electric grills at competitive prices. From high-end to budget-friendly options, the brands offer a wide variety of grills based on your needs. So, who wins?

Founded in 1976 by Wolfgang Schroeter, Napoleon started as a manufacturer of home heating products. It wasn’t until later that the company introduced BBQ grills into its line of products. The brand made the first charcoal grill in 2010 to meet the needs of European market buyers. Napoleon has more than 4 decades in this industry. Its grills are manufactured by Wolf Steel located in Canada.

The two brands feature durable construction with stainless steel. At most price points, however, Char-Broil modern grills lineup is cost-effective as compared to Napoleon. Most of Napoleon’s grills are high-end with intuitive features which explain the high price tag. However, they are effective and durable, making them worth the price. On the one hand, Char-Broil grills come with an overall warranty of 5 years which is cool. Napoleon, on the other hand, offers a generous 15-year warranty on most of its grills. Both, however, have not many charcoal grill options. Unlike Char-Broil, Napoleon has wood pellet options.

FeatureChar-BroilNapoleon
Best ProductPerformance SeriesPrestige & Rogue Series
Known forTRU-Infrared cooking techInfrared Burner Tech & JETFIRE Ignition system
Warranty5 years15 years
Grill MaterialStainless steel & porcelain-enamel coatingStainless steel
AssemblageEasy to assembleComes assembled
PriceLess expensiveExpensive 
Shipping Not all grills are available for express deliveryUses 3rd party companies
Temperature GaugeAvailable in high-end modelsWireless Digital Grill Thermometer sold separately
CleaningDepends on grill typeEasy to clean

Napoleon 

Pros:

  • Backlit knobs for easier & safer cooking
  • Leading brand in tech innovations
  • Infrared grilling surfaces
  • High-quality construction

Cons:

  • Few charcoal grill options
  • High price points