Looking for a Weber Grill
Hey chow people
I am ready to do some real grilling and I was wondering where the best prices are.
I am hoping to get the 22.5 In. One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill in Black
I've used nothing but Weber for the past 20 years and have been satisfied (well, except when the damn thing caught fire because I neglected to clean out the debris/grease catcher).
I bought my first because no one else made something of Weber quality in a consumer grill. Now, when replacement time comes, I'd look around as it seems there are several comparables at a better price.
Ontario Gas Barbecue will absolutely have the best selection of anyone, however they rarely put anything on sale. Their salespeople know their stuff too, unlike most other places.
The Big Green Egg is actually pretty small. I have an average sized offset smoker that can smoke about four times as much as a n Egg, but I will admit requires more work to maintain temperature control.
re: Scary Bill
I have used a cheap knock off of the Weber, and the real one, and the Weber is built better, lasts longer. Also has a deeper firebox and a good damping system. The only thing lacking is a cast iron grill, but I may be able to add that to it. I don't miss the available rotisserie, I just use a beer can for chicken, and offset coals for roasts. The 22.5"Gold is $150 at Appliance Canada
The Weber chimney starter works very well, and can be used as a stand alone wok heater with good high temperature results.
Not sure if Lou Riklis Hardware on Yonge has what you need, but we purchased our Napoleon there. Wonderful service and reasonable prices. I've heard Sobies is excellent for grills as well.
Avoid Dickson Home Hardware - seriously rude and terrible service and the prices are mediocre.
Very good choice. Will cost $175 -200 likely. Phone around. I got mine at Sunnybrooke Plaza at Bayview and Eglinton. Best time to buy is in the fall, but I wouldn't bother waiting! It will last about 10 years with heavy use so the capital cost is about $20/year. I burn about $350 of lump charcoal/year.
I use lump charcoal to reduce toxins and ash. Empty ash catcher when it is half full or little embers may roll out vent holes and set your deck on fire! Always wait 24 hours after grilling to empty ash catcher as embers can remain hot for a surprising amount of time.