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It's time for a new gas grill

jillp Apr 21, 2009 06:15 PM

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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    leo3505 RE: jillp Apr 21, 2009 07:11 PM

    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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      kchurchill5 RE: leo3505 Apr 21, 2009 07:13 PM

      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. alanbarnes RE: jillp Apr 21, 2009 07:24 PM

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

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        kchurchill5 RE: alanbarnes Apr 21, 2009 07:26 PM

        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

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          alanbarnes RE: kchurchill5 Apr 21, 2009 07:47 PM

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

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            kchurchill5 RE: alanbarnes Apr 21, 2009 07:52 PM

            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 :)

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              Joe Blowe RE: alanbarnes Apr 21, 2009 08:39 PM

              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...

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                alanbarnes RE: Joe Blowe Apr 21, 2009 08:54 PM

                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.

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                  kchurchill5 RE: Joe Blowe Apr 22, 2009 05:06 AM

                  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.

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