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OT: Gas Grills?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by APrice, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. APrice

    APrice Active Member

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    The old grill is about to give it up...lots of rust in vital areas & not worth rebuilding. Any recommendations? I'd like as much stainless as possible and a price under 1K.
     
  2. GW22

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    Weber's solid reputation is well earned.

    -Gary
     
  3. tallpaul

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    I am also a big fan of the Weber line of grills. My friends and family have owned them, and although they will have parts that wear or rust out, you can pretty much get parts to rebuild them. They cook evenly, and are versatile for many different types of cooking, not just steaks, chicken or burgers and dogs. You might find a lesser-built grill that looks good, but as GW22 said, Weber's reputation is well-earned. That lesser-built grill won't hold up over time, and more than likely won't grill as well out of the box as a Weber will. You can go with a Viking or Ducane, but just like a Spolar comapared to a MEC reloader, it's hard to justify the big jump in price.
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    Lowes has a big sale going on and you can get some really nice grills for well under $1,000 ... I just bought two, one regular and one infrared less that $800 for both ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    like shotguns, there is one for every purse.

    I liked the Aussie grills at Home Depot, seemed sturdy and priced ok.

    If you want to burn more cash, you can spend 3 large on the Cal flame 4 burner job.

    I had a Brinkman Patio grill a couple years ago and quality was good.

    HM
     
  6. Mark Stacklin

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    Holland period.
     
  7. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Holland. No flash fires.
     
  8. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    I hear Mice like to build their nests inside Holland grills.
     
  9. noknock1

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    I am so aggravated with my Weber grill, the thing won't rust out. I screwed up and didn't buy one with a side burner in 1998 (I like to fry bacon and fish outside). The darn thing is rock solid, now I have changed the burners out three times over the years and got rid of the porcelain covered cast iron grates and replaced with stainless steel grates, but those replacements have kept an even burn over the years with no fuss. It just works!

    I am tempted to take some sand paper to the freaking finish on the grill and throw on some salt and just start misting some water on the thing so it will DIE so I can justify buying a new Weber with the side grill...

    Every three years or so I do take the air compressor to the burners and blow out spider webs, etc. However I use the grill frequently enough that I rarely get cob webs built up.
     
  10. mette56

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    Go infra-red...period. Google the brands...and especially the models numbers... and look at reviews...go from there. From a retired professional.

    milt
     
  11. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Tron, even some mice have good taste.
     
  12. BryanF

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    The Fire Magic Aurora A540s is my choice.Very well built. Will last long enough to be included in your will!

    Bryan
     
  13. Bob M

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    After going through a cheap gas grill every three years, we got a Weber. The fact that is you need a part for a 1972 model Weber, they can hook you up. Lifetime guaranteed burners mean nothing when three years later the parts are no longer made.
     
  14. maka

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    I have a Charbroil Commercial gade infa-red. Have it about 9 months. You can put wood chips on grates and every thing taste as good as my Weber. Purchased at Lowes. Had to by a gas tank but they can be refilled or exchaged for full one. Just had mine refilled. Good luck.
     
  15. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    I just bought my second Weber Spirit E210...not because my other is worn out because it is not, will have two to use the next couple of years. I like a basic grill, I do not use a side burner and the Spirit E210 is just the right size for me. I have had many of the Wal-Mart and Lowe's grills over the years and the Weber was my best move. They also replaced the grates several days prior to the warranty expiration without any questions asked. I also bought it off of Amazon.com and shipped right to the driveway. assembly was only about 90 minutes at the most.

    I can attest for nonkock1 grill in the pervious post. That is a great weber grill although the food that comes off it is frequently undercooked and the taste is sometimes rather strange.
     
  16. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    No thoughts on brand but.....Style. I will NEVER get another gas grill that does not have the lava rock in the bottom. I have had too many problems with grill "hotspots" I have never had a hotspot problem with the rocks. So my next grill will have them, or be able to take another grate for the rocks.

    GS
     
  17. hmb

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    Hit a couple garage sales on the weekend, good chance of finding a nice one for less than a $100. HMB
     
  18. STOS

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    Once you have used or eaten from a pellet grill you will never ever use anything else.I have a trager and been in use for 25 years.There are now many other mfgs out there.I use a standard wood pellet with no binder no need to use a hardwood pellet.
     
  19. APrice

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    I'm leaning toward the Holland Apex. I'm a little Leary of leaving the open-flame searing of meats behind though. Any Holland owners here who could elaborate on that?
     
  20. B.C.

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    Jen Air never look back, all Stainless and Copper and Brass