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drlee_susquespine Aug 25, 2009 11:45 AM

My gas grill crapped out. I'm looking to replace it. This whole BTU and infrared business is starting to confuse me. Any one with constructive ideas?

  1. monkeyrotica Aug 25, 2009 12:04 PM

    You can't go wrong with a Weber. Ignore the infrared and just get those options you're really going to use. Do you really need a rotisserie attachment or a warming pan?

    And if you want a grill that will never, ever crap out on you, get a charcoal one!

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    1. re: monkeyrotica
      drlee_susquespine Aug 25, 2009 12:35 PM

      I have a charcoal grill, wood burning and electric smoker. Like many American I'm getting lazy and want it hot now. I hate getting out the grill, building a fire, waiting just to cook 2 hotdogs.

      1. re: drlee_susquespine
        monkeyrotica Aug 26, 2009 05:05 AM

        Everyone in my neighbhorhood seems to have a Weber Performer (the charcoal grill with the propane ignition system). These actually heat up FASTER than the One Touch gas Webers (five minutes versus 10-15).

        Father in law has the low-end gas Weber Spirit. He seems to like it just fine. For burgers/dogs, I use my cast iron Weber hibachi. With a charcoal chimney, I can get a full load of lump charcoal white hot in about 10 minutes. Whatever you go with, definitely find a local authorized Weber dealer to give you the pros and cons (not Home Depot; those guys aren't particularly helpful when it comes to grills). The other brands just don't provide the level of customer service or support.

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