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  • Post #61 - June 27th, 2015, 6:22 pm
    Post #61 - June 27th, 2015, 6:22 pm Post #61 - June 27th, 2015, 6:22 pm
    Thank you. I actually wasn't familiar with the 3200 Q line. We've been researching the Spirit and Genesis lines, but I'll take a look at this also.
  • Post #62 - July 3rd, 2015, 2:42 pm
    Post #62 - July 3rd, 2015, 2:42 pm Post #62 - July 3rd, 2015, 2:42 pm
    It was time for us to replace our gas grill. We found a lot of good advice in the reviews on this site:

    grilladvisor.com

    We don't need a huge grill; a smaller one is just fine for our needs. We checked them out in person as well as looking through the reviews on that site. We decided on their top-rated Char-Griller Grillin' Pro 3001. We shopped around for good prices and saw $179 on Amazon and $169 at Lowe's. Given the quality recommendation and all the features and capacity, that's an excellent price. We encountered some kind of technical glitch trying to order it on Lowe's website - it gave us an error message and told us to call them to order it - so instead we headed to our nearby Lowe's where we found one in stock. (They didn't have any of this particular model already built on display, but we found one in the sealed box.) Lowe's also sells grill covers for this model for $27.

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    I assembled it myself in about three hours. The instructions were straightforward. We just got it (I built it yesterday) so we haven't used it yet.

    Warning: Packed in the box, the grill weighs 92 pounds. It's fairly compact and easy to put in the back seat of most cars with four doors, but 92 pounds is quite heavy to lift.
  • Post #63 - June 1st, 2016, 7:14 pm
    Post #63 - June 1st, 2016, 7:14 pm Post #63 - June 1st, 2016, 7:14 pm
    IMG_0919.jpg Hell has froze over..............................


    Test driving a CharBroil infrared gas grill, a three burner Professional signature edition with cast iron grates. For a gas grill it works well, comes to temp fast, gets hot as fu*k though controllable, and the cast iron grates transmit heat effectively.

    I am not switching to propane, just test driving.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #64 - June 7th, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Post #64 - June 7th, 2016, 7:00 pm Post #64 - June 7th, 2016, 7:00 pm
    Don't hate me Gary, but.... for my brand-new remodelled front end of my beach place at Lake Champlain, I've got a brand-new Char-Broil offset smoker (charcoal, wood, etc. of course), and, on order, a brand-new Weber E-310 Spirit propane grill. Sorry, but certain compromises with the Management (and the climate) had to be made...
    But ever Onward! Eh?!

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #65 - June 7th, 2016, 7:25 pm
    Post #65 - June 7th, 2016, 7:25 pm Post #65 - June 7th, 2016, 7:25 pm
    Geo wrote:Weber E-310 Spirit propane grill.

    Sigh.........
    At least you picked the winner in the recent Cook's Illustrated gas grill roundup......................

    The CharBroil infrared gas grill is, for a gas grill, pretty nice. Though as simple as gas grill are supposed to be I find my 26" Weber kettle easier to use and more manageable for grilling, roasting, two zone fires and light smoking duties.
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #66 - June 7th, 2016, 7:31 pm
    Post #66 - June 7th, 2016, 7:31 pm Post #66 - June 7th, 2016, 7:31 pm
    Geo wrote:But ever Onward! Eh?!
    Geo

    I have a gas grill made by Onward ... it's a Huntington Rebel ... best gas grill I've ever owned ... four burners and obviously solid construction, under $500. I didn't see it in the Cook's Illustrated roundup, though.
  • Post #67 - April 11th, 2019, 2:20 am
    Post #67 - April 11th, 2019, 2:20 am Post #67 - April 11th, 2019, 2:20 am
    Any recommendations for a QUALITY grill that I don't have to buy new parts for in one-three years and replace two-three years after that? A close friend of mine swears by his Weber, but this guy is so anal, that he likely fully details it four times during grilling season.

    I'm just looking for one that the burners and other parts don't burn/rust out after a season or two. A grill https://grillfaq.com/sandwich-grills/ that only requires REASONABLE cleaning once in awhile.
    Last edited by Hieli on April 19th, 2019, 2:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #68 - April 11th, 2019, 10:34 am
    Post #68 - April 11th, 2019, 10:34 am Post #68 - April 11th, 2019, 10:34 am
    I bet everyone who answers you will give the same answer: Weber.

    Me too.

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #69 - April 11th, 2019, 10:41 am
    Post #69 - April 11th, 2019, 10:41 am Post #69 - April 11th, 2019, 10:41 am
    Hieli wrote:Any recommendations for a QUALITY grill that I don't have to buy new parts for in one-three years and replace two-three years after that? A close friend of mine swears by his Weber, but this guy is so anal, that he likely fully details it four times during grilling season.

    I'm just looking for one that the burners and other parts don't burn/rust out after a season or two. A grill that only requires REASONABLE cleaning once in awhile.


    Definitely a Weber. I had a Weber gas grill that sat outside uncovered for years and then did have a problem with one of the burners. A quick call to Weber and they replaced it no charge. Over the years they have replaced several parts and never questioned or charged me.
  • Post #70 - April 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
    Post #70 - April 11th, 2019, 10:46 am Post #70 - April 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
    A friend of mine just bought a fancy Napoleon grill with a side burner, rotisserie, etc. Maybe they're worth investigating.

    That said, to me it seemed like an over-priced, style-over-substance unit with which he'd quickly get frustrated. I tried to talk him out of it but he wouldn't listen to reason. Yeah, we're still friends but only because I'm a super nice guy! :lol: :wink:

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  • Post #71 - April 11th, 2019, 10:51 am
    Post #71 - April 11th, 2019, 10:51 am Post #71 - April 11th, 2019, 10:51 am
    I would add, to the Weber recommendations, that if you cannot or don't want to afford a Weber then your second best option is... you guessed it, a used Weber.
  • Post #72 - April 11th, 2019, 11:26 am
    Post #72 - April 11th, 2019, 11:26 am Post #72 - April 11th, 2019, 11:26 am
    Ditto on Weber, parts are very easy to come by -- should you even need them. Left our old natural gas Weber at our old home for the buyers. It was almost 11 years old and I replace the grates and the burners about a year before the sale, so I'm confident they've had several years of use since we left. I'm 100% charcoal now but my wife still bugs me about getting another gas grill, mostly for winter use.
  • Post #73 - April 11th, 2019, 1:20 pm
    Post #73 - April 11th, 2019, 1:20 pm Post #73 - April 11th, 2019, 1:20 pm
    A gas grill is just a bunch of tubes and an igniter that breaks. (I've never had a Weber gas, maybe those igniters are built far more solidly?)
    I buy them 75% off at Target in late fall, along with stick lighters. They last about 4 years, then I put together the new one that's been sitting in the basement. If I used them for more than a few burgers, or snausages, or scrimps, I'd probably spend a little more. My opinion? Buy a used one if you need one now, and then shop the sales in the fall. Just opinion. They are just a series of metal tubes that carry gas. I've had 3 with side burners - probably used a side burner 2 times. I really like having a gas grill for quick burning up a meal in nice weather, or having the option to throw some real deal fire grill marks on a fat steak and lobster on nye, but they are just metal tubes that spit out adjustable fire. It's an outdoor broiler and a highly variable temp outdoor oven. Some look nice, but they do the same thing as an ugly one - spit out fire. I'm too lazy to clean mine well, so, I just buy them cheap, and know that I'm gonna replace it in 4 years.
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  • Post #74 - April 11th, 2019, 1:24 pm
    Post #74 - April 11th, 2019, 1:24 pm Post #74 - April 11th, 2019, 1:24 pm
    Just bought a Nexgrill from Home Depot for my sons. It's stainless, and there's a 5-year warrantee on the burners, 1 year on the grates. We'll see how it does through a few winters. The grates will probably last longer than listed because we bought them separate ones for Kosher and treyf.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang

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