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?
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.