Need A New Grill-What Brand?

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  1. DianaPrincessofWales

    DianaPrincessofWales DIS Veteran

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    We are in the hunt for a new grill and plan on having awsome steaks for Father's Day!! :thumbsup2 We've been asking around at what people like and what we are going to get for the money. Everyone has an opinion. We were going to get a Webber but a neighbor said they were'nt any better than other cheaper gas grills. Then my husband has noticed alot of people having "Thermos" grills, so he's convinced that must be a good brand. The problem here in MN where it is so humid, grills just seem to die really quick rusty deaths. We are not that into grilling that I would invest thousands into an awsome grill. I just don't think that would be worth it here where the summer is SO short. I'm leaning toward something stainless steal though. Will that break the bank? So what should we get, charbroil, weber, thermos or what brand? :confused3

    Thanks for any advice.

    Sincerely,
    NOT a grilling expert!! (I could easily become a vegetarian but my husband would freak at the mear word!! :scared1: )
     
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  3. DisFlan

    DisFlan DIS Veteran

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    After 30 years of charcoal and rusted (and expensive) gas grills, we finally went to one of the larger George Foreman grills. We love it. Cooks great, and it doesn't rust.

    DisFlan
     
  4. HerdOHuds

    HerdOHuds <font color=red>Minnie is really just Mickey, but

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    My DH did a lot of research on this earlier this spring. Weber is the best rated all around and for a humid climate, will not rust and the customer service is supposed to be impeccable. But that said, we got a Jenn-Air from Lowe's online (cheaper to order there then pick up in the store.)

    You want to watch out for cast iron innards. They rust out. Our old grill-Ha only 3 years old-was rusted completely through because of the cast iron inside. Though grills are expensive and it seems silly to pay a lot, they are SO expensive, that you don't want to be replacing them very often.

    We even toyed around with just getting a cheaper charcoal grill for the summer and picking up a Weber in the fall when they become *cheap*. And I use the word 'cheap' very very loosely! But we couldn't stand to buy a charcoal grill when they take so long to heat and we often cannot plan ahead that far in advance just to heat the grill.

    Good luck!:thumbsup2
     
  5. DianaPrincessofWales

    DianaPrincessofWales DIS Veteran

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    Thanks, I agree about the charcoal grills. We never plan ahead far enough and are too impatient for that, but I do love the taste. Anyone else?
     
  6. cart-mom

    cart-mom Busy Scout Mom

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    Weber - Weber - Weber!!
     
  7. Neesy228

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    We've had our Weber for 9 years and it's still going strong! We give it two thumbs up and highly recommend them to everyone. :thumbsup2
     
  8. bszoo

    bszoo Mouseketeer

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    When we needed a new gas grill I said I wouldn't get a Weber. I felt we were just paying for the name - boy was I wrong. This is our sixth summer and I couldn't be happier. We only put it away for Dec, Jan and Feb - I tend to bbq as long as it isn't really cold and wet. I think it is one of the best investments we've made.
     
  9. SunKat

    SunKat <font color=blue>My Mom made me wear those Wonder

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    We've gone through 3 or 4 grills over the past twenty years. My dad has a Weber grill that's over 30 years old that still works like it's brand new. So, I vote Weber! Im thinking I need to buy one for myself!!
     
  10. labdogs42

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    I love my Weber Genesis Silver. I would probably never would have splurged for this grill, but DH bought it for me a few years ago and I LOVE it (yes, I'm the griller in the family, not my DH).
     
  11. 2Poodles

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    Weber

    I went thru two CharBroils in three years. Never again. My first Duncane lasted 12 years and the second 10 years. Bought a Weber Genesis two months ago and love it. Absolutely the best grill I've ever owned.
     
  12. digitaldevice

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    I just did a lot of research of gas grills in the last few weeks. I wanted a new grill for this weekend. I wanted the TEC infared technology. The TEC grills were out of my price range starting at 3K. So I got a TEC/Char-Broil at lowes with a 10% off coupon for $699. It is well built and heavy. It took 4 of us to lift it in to my truck. I used it today for the first time and I love it. The infared burners make a big difference.

    Check it out if you want. http://www.charbroil.com/tec/index.html
     
  13. StillPinballFamily

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    We love our Kamado grill! We had an old cheapie gas grill for many years and loved it to death. But this one (charcoal) - is incredible. It is a VERY unusual design and frankly, isn't for everyone. We use it all 12 months of the year and we're in New England.

    Check it out if you get a moment... www.kamado dot com.
     
  14. Dana49

    Dana49 <font color=FF3300>No longer lonely without a tag<

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    Weber is excellent. Their grills tend to last forever.
     
  15. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

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    I'll be the first to vote for a Vermont Castings grill. We have had it for a while and never any problems.

    Their Warranty -Lifetime Warranty
    • On all exterior Stainless Steel Components, such as the cart
    paneling & doors, shelving, condiment bins and handles, if so
    equipped.
    • On all castings (1 year on paint).
    10 Year Warranty
    • On all porcelain on steel surfaces such as the hood and burn
    chamber.
    • On all burners except side burner.
    5 Year Warranty
    • On all remaining parts.
    1 Year Warranty (Accessories)
    • Rotisserie.

    And they look great !
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  16. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

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    Oh, and make sure you get a good cover. We always have it on ours. We grill all year round, we just shoveled out the grill when we need to use it.
     
  17. BourbonCigarsSteak

    BourbonCigarsSteak Earning My Ears

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    I'm a Webber guy. I love the construction quality and the outstanding customer service. However, the link below may help. They pick and review their top 10 grills in four different price ranges (under $500, $500-$1,500, $1,500-$4,000, over $4,000).

    http://bbq.about.com/cs/grills/bb/aabyb042503.htm

    Also, with proper seasoning and care, cast iron grates will last decades.
     
  18. tinkntraining

    tinkntraining <font color=red>Naked Nerd<br><font color=blue>Wis

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    We never wanted to spend the money on a Weber -- so we went thru 3 or 4 Charlbroils -- last summer, we won a Weber Summit and love, love, love it! Sure, it's easy for me to say, since I didn't have to put out any money for it, but it is by far, the best grill we've ever used. It's stainless, and hasn't rusted a bit. You're not just paying for the name -- it truly is a better product. It cooks meat much more evenly and the lights on the lid lets my hubby grill at night, too! I understand Weber's customer service is top of the line, although we've never had to contact them. IMHO, investing in 1 good Weber grill is far better than buying 3 or 4 other products.
     
  19. kathi29

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    We finally broke down and bought a Weber. I've been wanting one for years and DH didn't want to spend the money. Once again we were looking at a replacement grill and I pointed out that had we spent the money 10 years ago on a Weber, we would not be searching for our 4th grill.

    I love the Weber. It heats up fast fast fast. We got the one with the sear burner - highly recommended!
     
  20. DebMcDonald

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    Weber - the only way to go. You will never regret it.
     
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