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Apr 21, 2009 06:15 PM

It's time for a new gas grill

The other day, Jackp announced that our ten year old gas grill was not long for this world. We have a smoker and a traditional Weber, but need the convenience of a gas grill for many things. Which ones have made Chowhounds happy?

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  1. I've researched way too many and still find the Weber the best. Most consistant heating, easist to use and completely dependable. My last one lasted 25 years.

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    1. re: leo3505

      Webber, had to give mine up when I moved and it was hard. No gas in apts, but loved mine had two over 25 years. Afternoon rain and heat and salt take it's toll in FL, but yes, loved them both. Wouldn't get anything else.

    2. Another vote for Weber. The Genesis 3-burner is hard to beat.

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      1. re: alanbarnes

        Nice grill, I used my side burner all the time and I hated to give it to my ex, but I couldn't use it. Definitely miss it

        1. re: kchurchill5

          I "upgraded" to a 5-burner Ducane a year or two ago. The Weber was a better grill.

          1. re: alanbarnes

            I heard Ducane or read something and was thinking about it after considering moving recently, but my house option fell through so the grill did too. I miss not having my grill. Have charcoal and my smoker which I enjoy but I would grill 6 days a week if I could.

            Grill withdrawals :)

            1. re: alanbarnes

              Just for the record, Weber has owned Ducane since 2004. Not sure if your grill was an older model or not, but it should be pretty similar to a Weber...

              1. re: Joe Blowe

                Mine is a Weber-made Ducane. That's why I bought it. And it's a pretty good grill, but I'd trade it for another Genesis in a heartbeat. Part of it is that I spent a decade learning how my old grill cooked, and am still on the uphill part of the learning curve with the Ducane. But familiarity aside, I think the design just isn't quite as good.

                1. re: Joe Blowe

                  Interesting. This had Ducane on it, so he said. However, this guy buys large quantities of leftovers and seconds and sells them on ebay or something so I am sure it was a older model. Well unfortunately, I can't get one anyways, so I guess Webber is still it for me.