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Old 05-11-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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Gas grill suggestions.

Where & what's the best bang for the $ ???
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:39 AM   #2
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What kind of budget we working with here?

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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Yes, without a budget everything is relative. To some people 500 bucks is kingly and to others bare bones...

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
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I have a little portable webber Q grill and love it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #5
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Sorry
$500 + or -
Looked at a few different ones that are both gas one side, charcoal the other.
Really like the idea of both as I MUCH prefer the taste cooking on charcoal when time allows (for my wife) :-)
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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I'm looking at the Weber E210. $399 at box store. My 10 yo Charbroil is beyond retooling.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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Weber. Have had one for 11 years and going strong.



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Weber. Have had one for 11 years and going strong.
I'm with keeperreaper on this one. Can't go wrong with a Weber and parts are readily available.



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Old 05-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #9
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Replacing a 12 year old Webber.
It's been ok, not sure worth the higher cost over some others.
Saw a couple I really like the idea of.
One side propane. The other charcoal.
The taste of food sucks on a gas grill compared to charcoal is you have the time for charcoal.



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Old 05-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #10
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At that price point the Weber still offers pretty good value. If you got 12 years out of the last one that's pretty good.

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don't buy one of the combo grills....buy a weber gas and a separate weber kettle.....you can even smoke food on the kettle if need be.....

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I am a big Weber gas grill fan... I have two of the 2 burner models and both are going strong (One in MA and one in NH).. I use both year round and always keep them covered under a Weber cover.... One grill is 20 yrs old and the other is about 12 yrs old... I even use soaked wood chips to smoke bluefish in one of them I put soaked cherry chips in a metal bin and get them smoking via the gas then turn off the gas.

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #13
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Weber is definitely a solid product, I have had mine for 8 years and it is as good as brand new, love it. I do know 2 people who have Vermont Castings and thy rave bout them...
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:47 PM   #14
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don't buy one of the combo grills....buy a weber gas and a separate weber kettle.....you can even smoke food on the kettle if need be.....
Listen to him.


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Old 05-12-2013, 07:08 AM   #15
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Like many things, you get what you pay for. If you get 10+ years out of anything used outside year round that is all you can expect IMO. I like charcoal too when the time permits but most times it doesn't. Get one of the heavy ceramic Egg grills if you like cooking over charcoal or wood. I just got a new gas grill yesterday and have not tried it yet. You really need two grills. One gas one charcoal...and you also need a separate smoker if you are into that. Combo units are a waste of time.

My last two gas grills were Vermont castings. One lasted 10 the other 9. Used year round in salty air environments. Covered when not in use. they worked when I got rid of them but they were getting crusty and I wanted a new one. Parts were available but the stores really don't carry them you need to order them from VC. They were pricey. The covers they had sucked. I went thru 3 over the 10 years. VC's are now made in China and are not nearly as heavy as the early models and the SS is not as high quality and the gauge is noticably thinner. They are still nice and had the features I wanted. (mainly a really powerful secondary burner for doing wok, lobster boils, tuna searing, etc. Most of the less expensive units have anemic BTU output on side burners and can barely boil water in a wind, this is a big deal for me) Also I use the indirect rear element with roticeary for all day cooking items that would burst into a giant flame if cooked from below. VC units I had were about $1400 or so. VC models are still nice but there are others now that look as nice with better warranty


The model I got yesterday was the Napoleon Prestige. http://www.napoleongrills.com/
All in, it was about the same $ as the VC but comes with a great warranty (free parts for 10 years and after that 50% off parts for life) and better features. (they also had free delivery and they took old VC out of there) The side burner has insane heat can do wok's and sear easily. Don't know how it will hold up yet but nearly the entire unit is SS and has a heavy feel to it. But only time and use will tell. The cover is really nice and heavy with draw ties that will not let the wind blow it off. (a problem with the VS where I live...I would find the cover down the across the yard after a storm)

Avoid any units with gimmick of lights or cheap igniters. They all crap out and need replacing. That goose neck LED lamp that came with the VC lasts less then a season. The igniters last about 4 seasons. You end up using a handheld butane trigger lighter. I almost wish they would make units with no spark igniters and made it simple to just use hand device you can buy at stop and shop.

My unit is a propane unit that hooks directly to the house propane feed (no tanks)

(BTW that grilling guy (Steve Raichlen) has a place on chappy and they did a TV interview with him...he has 6 different style grills at his house! Nice guy, I have seen him walking around Edgartown)

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:24 AM   #16
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We bought the weber genesis S330 with the sear station burner and side burner . Got it with our tax return $$$ .
We were going through grills every 2 yrs use. Them year round hopefully this will last for many years
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Weber gas grill by a long shot......have had mine 13 years and have had no problems....keep covered outside....thinking of buying a weber mountain smoker with charcoal....really thinking of getting into smoking and barbacue....
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Weber gas grill by a long shot......have had mine 13 years and have had no problems....keep covered outside....thinking of buying a weber mountain smoker with charcoal....really thinking of getting into smoking and barbacue....
Do it Fly Rod. The WSM is a breeze to use. If you do get it may I suggest you also buy Gary Wiviotts book Low & Slow. It's a great way to familiarize yourself with your new smoker.

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #19
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look into the mhp line
a little north of 500.00........but.....

lifetime on all parts...

my parents have had one for 24 years....the WNK model

cost them 490.00 back then

just did a COMPLETE overhall on the grill last week

new burners, handles, ignition switch...didn't cost them a dime


no bells or whistles but I must say it blows my weber away.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #20
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Do it Fly Rod. The WSM is a breeze to use. If you do get it may I suggest you also buy Gary Wiviotts book Low & Slow. It's a great way to familiarize yourself with your new smoker.
Same here, very glad I did, book had an attitude you had to be open too, but made tons of sense and works great. Teaches you fire and temp control rather that some secret sauce.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:28 PM   #21
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Can't stand cooking on gas. I understand the convenience, but I've found that when I start my charcoal in a chimney I'm cooking at the same time I would be if I was preheating a gas grill. Plus I always ran out of propane at the most in opportune times!

Weber 22" and a chimney starter... And don't look back! From your comments it doesn't look like you'll be happy with the flavor from any gas grill.

And always natural lump charcoal. Always.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:52 PM   #22
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I'm looking at the Weber E210. $399 at box store. My 10 yo Charbroil is beyond retooling.
I have this grill and it works grear
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Do it Fly Rod. The WSM is a breeze to use. If you do get it may I suggest you also buy Gary Wiviotts book Low & Slow. It's a great way to familiarize yourself with your new smoker.
Thank you for info......
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I am on my 2nd Weber of my life.
X2 on the WSM which is the seeds

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Same here, very glad I did, book had an attitude you had to be open too, but made tons of sense and works great. Teaches you fire and temp control rather that some secret sauce.
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Couldn't agree more. Great book though. He does teach you some basic methods and some tasty cooks.

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I just finally ditched a weber gas grill after 13 yrs. Got it from my dad 4 years ago. Im a Weber guy.

I just went with the Ducane line. Its Webers price point grille. Built with weber parts and has the weber warranty. Great grill for around $400.
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I have a Vermont Castings and love it....been solid for years, no corrosion or rust, grates are still like new.

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I am a big Weber gas grill fan... I have two of the 2 burner models and both are going strong (One in MA and one in NH).. I use both year round and always keep them covered under a Weber cover.... One grill is 20 yrs old and the other is about 12 yrs old...
Yes, I have a Weber 3 burner over 20 years old and contemplating
rebuilding or new.

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just saw this figured I'd post it
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Have you made up your mind yet Raider Ronnie?

I say get the Weber Performer charcoal grill with gas assist. You won't be sorry.


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