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Old 03-20-2011, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default Best gas grill for the money?

I wasn't going to post this on the BBQ forum, knowing the potential "grilling is not BBQ!" comments, but I see quite a few grill posts, so here we go.

I am looking for a new gas grill to replace my BBQ grill ware that I was very lucky to get 4 solid years out of. I am looking to replace it, and it seems to me that a weber genesis is really where I should look. Any comments or thoughts?

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Old 03-20-2011, 01:13 AM   #2
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Yes - Weber E320! Will last you forever. I love mine...

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Old 03-20-2011, 04:30 AM   #3
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I've had a Genesis Silver for 5 years and it is as good as the day I bought it. You can't go wrong with the 320.

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What they said, we named ours Walter.

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Old 03-20-2011, 04:54 PM   #5
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I was almost lured in by the shiny stainless steel siren call of the kitchenaid grill lowes is selling now, but luckily did some research before I committed and it looks to be all show with that one. Everywhere I look, it seems that weber is the end all be all of quality.

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Yeah; I did a lot of research before buying mine (that's A LOT of money for something that cooks meat ), but everything I read, reviewed, heard, said Weber all the way....

BTU's are fairly equal across the board; but just lift the lid of an E320 (feel the strength and heated retaining ability); and take a look at the ceramic-coated iron grates.

That did it for me....

No hot spots; no ****ty, cheap parts, etc. etc...

I grilled New Years day in -4*F and the E320 had no problem maintaining 650+*F!

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Old 03-31-2011, 05:44 AM   #7
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Here's a list of gas grills for the year. Overall like those above me I think your best bet is the E310 or E320.

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Old 03-31-2011, 06:54 AM   #8
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I've had a charbroil quantum 4 burner infrared grill for almost 3 years. It's the best grill I've ever owned. Even the crappy steaks my wife buys come out great. Its easy to control the heat, and there is NEVER a flare-up. For cleaning, you simply burn off any residue. However, If you don't dump the ashes once in a while, you get a tremendous amount of smoke.

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Old 03-31-2011, 01:53 PM   #9
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not to hijack this thread:

Does anyone know of a smaller/smallish, high quality gas grill?

Right now we have the standard stainless steel behemoth that are commonly chained up in front of Lowes/HD. Its about 4 years old and already falling apart...I don't plan to replace with another low-quality stainless steel behemoth.

My first thought was to replace with a Webber than everyone raves about (with good reason, I've used them and they are great). My problem is that it is really bigger than I need. I never need that much grilling surface as I typically used the gas grill to fire up food for quick dinners during the week. Anything more than that (e.g. company coming over) and I use the charcoal grill.

I'd love to find a small propane grill that gets super hot and cooks nicely. Any recommendation would be great! Thanks.

To the OP: don't waste your money on the crap grills chained outside of HD/Lowes. Webber makes a great product.

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Old 03-31-2011, 02:50 PM   #10
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broadbill take a look at the Weber Q, if it's just you or you and significant it would probably suit your needs just fine

The Weber Genesis is a good grill, my only complaint is that the burners went side to side (lengthwise) instead of front to back. It's universally priced so really doesn't matter where you get it, you just have to watch who might offer other things with it. At one time, Home Depot had an exclusive with it that theirs came with cast iron cooking grates. A really nice upgrade. I used mine for about 6 years then took it down to the RC club I belong too where it's still in use some 3 or 4 years later. Now everything is on the Big Green Egg

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