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Old 03-13-06, 02:42 PM
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Need Advice on New Grill

Ok. First things first. I did a search on grill and found a similar thread with a dude that had a budget of $2,000.. Well.. My budget is around $200. Now I know the hardcore grillers will probably say grills in the $200 are all the same / junk / etc... I live in northeast Ohio and I suck at grilling (hopefully it's due to my current grill ).

Now.. I want to get a propane grill.. I was strolling through Lowe's yesterday and seen this BBQ grillware™ 42,000 BTU 3 Burner Gas Grill for $200. Looks pretty nice IMO..

Anyone just buy a grill in this price range and have any advice for me?

Thanks!
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Darn, I was hoping you were talking about a new "grill".....

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I have the Charbroil 3 burner grill: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=286168

You can find them on sale/clearance for around $200, you just need to be patient.

I use to have a Uniflame (very similar to the one in the link) that I had to get rid of b/c I moved (Knightleryst actually bought it, so ask him) I loved this grill and would recomment it to anyone looking for a good/inexpensive grill. I think I got it at Home Depot / Walmart on clearance one winter.
http://www.bluerhino.com/Uniflame/Ba.../Large/SG380-2

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Na dawg.. That grill o mine be tight already..
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Stick with Charcoal

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=286168

and you can find them at many yard sales for $10 where the owner has "upgraded" to a propane.

IMO - in the $200 range propane grills are all about the same. Hit walmart and buy whatever is on sale.
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Rob a jewelry store and tell em make me a grill.
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Originally Posted by tbird2340
Na dawg.. That grill o mine be tight already..

Prapa!!!
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Originally Posted by pedagogue
You can find them on sale/clearance for around $200, you just need to be patient.
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Where? When (usually)?
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Originally Posted by 4KRG
Stick with Charcoal

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...lance&n=286168

and you can find them at many yard sales for $10 where the owner has "upgraded" to a propane.

IMO - in the $200 range propane grills are all about the same. Hit walmart and buy whatever is on sale.
Can't do Charcoal... Too lazy.
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save for a weber,it will last you 4-ever.
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How much is a weber?
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Originally Posted by tommy28
save for a weber,it will last you 4-ever.
Agreed. Go with a Weber. And remember, charcoal is for grilling and gas is for passing.
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Originally Posted by tbird2340
Where? When (usually)?
I bought my Uniflame at Walmart on clearance. There was a thread on FW about it, and I was able to track one down for stupid cheap. I bought my Charbroil off of amazon during a clearance sale. (also found on FW) I live in S. FL so buying a grill in Nov (maybe oct?) didn't matter.

So yeah...check FW.

As for the Weber comments....I really like their high end stuff, but for the $$, i've found better grills elsewhere (IMHO). Sometimes Webers go on sale at Home Depot (?) and/or you can use a coupon to get a good deal, but they are harding to find on sale because they are a leading brand.

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i purchased my weber about 8 years ago and tried talking my next door neighbor into getting one.
cost about 450.00!

they passes and purchased the Charbroil for about 150-200.
they replace them every couple years,
and my weber keeps on cooking.

i yell over the fence,new grill again!!!!

lol....
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That is funny.. But for as much as I grill I'll wait for a neighbor to yell that over to me.
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I grill twice a week (on average) and my Charbroil has held up. The only complaint I have about it is that some of the screws rusted. It was a common problem that I read about on amazon (i think), but everything else on it works great. I had a cover for it....ok, it was as shower curtain with yellow ducks on it....but I need to replace it with a 'real' cover. It was a nice conversation piece, trying to explain the yellow ducks.

I don't plan on taking the grill when I move, so I just need it to last 4 years. 2 years in and it is still going strong. Eventually I want to get a beast of a grill, but that is a few years off.

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Originally Posted by tbird2340
How much is a weber?
More like $450-500.

I have Weber Silver C, which I like. The "C" includes a side burner that I frankly rarely use. If I were doing it again, I'd recommend the Silver B, same grill, no side burner, and save $50. The Silver A is smaller, only has two burners, and I wouldn't recommend it.

I use it nearly every night from mid-April to mid-November. It has held up well for 4 years, so far.
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The entry level weber is definately not worth the money. The mid grade is good (if you find it on sale).

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Get a charcoal with a can type starter. your meat will thank you. It only takes about 15 minutes for the coals to get ready, and its a piece of cake.

I think you can get a weber-Q for around $190, then a bit more for a stand. I went for the cheaper one-touch coal grill. Not for the price, but for the taste and ease.
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Agreed about the weber, if you can save up for it. I bought my parents a Weber Summit Platinum D4 for xmas. It's a beast and built to last. Of course, it was $1800, but hopefully they will never buy another grill again.
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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm looking for a grill now also....

What is wrong with the Weber A model (the smallest)? Is it just nto worth it because of size? I don't need nothing huge....usually will just be my wife and I.

Any other models to recommend?
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Two burners, less heat, less heat control. I'd recommend Weber B. I have Weber C, with side burner, which is near useless. If I bought again, I'd just get B.
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Originally Posted by OldDude
Two burners, less heat, less heat control. I'd recommend Weber B. I have Weber C, with side burner, which is near useless. If I bought again, I'd just get B.
I just bought the Genesis Gold B, and thank you for confirming my decision to forgo the side burner
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@ $30 at most retail outlets.

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I bought some cheap $200 grill at HD when I bought my house. Lasted 2 years.

Bought a Weber Genesis Gold C for my 30th birthday.

Never realized how much better these things cook then the crappy $200 ones. My dad has a Kenmore which is a rebadged something. Cooked on it this past weekend. 2 burners...everything is rotting out. Nothing cooks right and it takes 4eva.

Get a Weber or a Vermont Castings at Lowe's.

My Weber was ~$500 in my Amazon gold box and there was an additional coupon and an Amazon GC on top of that. You wont find that deal again but you can be patient and get one for around $500-550.

I never used the side burner until we started construction on my house. now i need to use it.

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