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Posted: 4/23/2016 10:15:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2016 10:15:44 AM EDT by dj1975232]
I finally got rid of my old charcoal grill and am going propane(flame on).  There is more crap involved now than I remember.  Infrared cooking, sear burners etc...  I want to keep it under $400 and get a decent midsized grill.   Enlighten me.
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Broil King Signet.
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Looks like you can't get in to a Weber Genesis for that budget, but you could look at a Weber Spirit E-210 to see if that would be large enough for you.
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I've read good things abut the signet
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double tap.
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Originally Posted By testify4:
Looks like you can't get in to a Weber Genesis for that budget, but you could look at a Weber Spirit E-210 to see if that would be large enough for you.
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I know the Weber's are rock solid but the 210 is smaller than I am looking for.  The Genesis  is beautiful.
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I've read good things abut the signet.
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Originally Posted By dj1975232:
I know the Weber's are rock solid but the 210 is smaller than I am looking for.  The Genesis  is beautiful.
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Yeah, it is a great all-around grill.  I didn't recall paying $800 for mine, but it looks like the Genesis series I am seeing at HD and Lowes are all 3-burner now.  I have a black porcelain / stainless 2 burner Genesis (Natural gas) and thought it was around $500-600.  Well worth it.
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Supposedly Weber makes a "gas-to-light-charcoal" grill. . . . supposedly my FIL has one. . .  Can't find it on amazon.. . Anyone hear of this?
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Do you have one?  Pros and cons perhaps.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:42:56 PM EDT
About five years ago I got rid of a nice looking stainless Charbroil "Commercial Series" to get my very plain looking Broil King Signet.  

Even heat, gets blazing hot, has heavy cast iron grates, and mine came with a rotisserie kit.  

I was looking at Webers, and still like them, but in your price range the Signet is probably the best.

I still like mine.
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Buy an Egg or equal grill smoker. Gas offers convience in exchange for tasteless food.
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Find a used Weber Genesis. Any parts needing replacement can easily be bought leaving you with a rock solid grill under $400.

If you buy new pay attention to the grates. Most of the cheap grills make shitty food because of the grates. You want thick heavy grates not thin wirery grates. I prefer solid stainless steel rods like on the Weber summit but cast iron can be good too. Just avoid porcelain or ceramic coated cast iron as the coating will chip and flake off eventually.
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I would get in both. Charcoal is the best thing ever.
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Originally Posted By 32DOHC:
I would get in both. Charcoal is the best thing ever.
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My propane grill prolly has a squirrel living in it since I never use it.  Kamado or go home.
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Weber with sear station.
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Whatever you do don't buy a Holland. They take forever to cook on and unless you use wood chips you don't get the grilled flavor. They do keep food moist but I miss the grilled flavor.
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Propane is a commie plot . Like fluoride in water.

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Originally Posted By FudgieGhost1:
Supposedly Weber makes a "gas-to-light-charcoal" grill. . . . supposedly my FIL has one. . .  Can't find it on amazon.. . Anyone hear of this?
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Yes the Weber Performer series. I have one an absolutely love it.
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The nice thing about Weber's after the fact is their warranty, call them up and they will likely send you replacement parts for a very long time.  Been there and done it, time and time again.
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What about this? It's the only grill I've found that feels solid in person.



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I used to have a big stainless 4 burner grill from Costco.

After a while I hardly ever used all the room and decided to sell it.

I then went and bought a Weber Spirit E210.

It's all I need and the tables fold up and you can store it in a very small space.

It cooks great, has cast iron grates and I am very satisfied with this little Weber.

Paid $400


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I know the Weber's are rock solid but the 210 is smaller than I am looking for.  The Genesis  is beautiful.
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Originally Posted By dj1975232:
Originally Posted By testify4:
Looks like you can't get in to a Weber Genesis for that budget, but you could look at a Weber Spirit E-210 to see if that would be large enough for you.


I know the Weber's are rock solid but the 210 is smaller than I am looking for.  The Genesis  is beautiful.


forget the Spirit get the Genesis just look for a sale...
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Propane is a commie plot . Like fluoride in water.



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This.




Any actual "Grill Master" whose opinion that you seek will tell you to use charcoal, and most will tell you to use lump, not even Kingsford.  My local pro uses paper towels to light charcoal in a starter chimney, he NEVER uses lighter fluid.
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Originally Posted By AJSully421:

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Any actual "Grill Master" whose opinion that you seek will tell you to use charcoal, and most will tell you to use lump, not even Kingsford.  My local pro uses paper towels to light charcoal in a starter chimney, he NEVER uses lighter fluid.
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Propane is a commie plot . Like fluoride in water.

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  This.


Any actual "Grill Master" whose opinion that you seek will tell you to use charcoal, and most will tell you to use lump, not even Kingsford.  My local pro uses paper towels to light charcoal in a starter chimney, he NEVER uses lighter fluid.


This.  Propane is for suckers.  I get that it's more convenient than charcoal, but if you're too lazy to use charcoal....You can get pretty much the same results on a stove top as you can in a propane grill.
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Originally Posted By FudgieGhost1:
Supposedly Weber makes a "gas-to-light-charcoal" grill. . . . supposedly my FIL has one. . .  Can't find it on amazon.. . Anyone hear of this?
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Weber performer premium.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 3:23:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2016 3:28:25 PM EDT by Matt_Krush]
There aren't any good propane grills anymore.





Most are sheet metal bodies....they'll rot out with any use.


The cast aluminum bodies Weber offer and really thin and stupid expensive.





I've been looking for the last couple years and haven't found anything remotely worth the price they ask.





Good Luck.



I'm still using a Charbroil I bough 11 years ago...thick cast Al body...but its seen better days.

Heavy cast iron grates, 4 burner....lots of room for lots of food.

After 100 lbs of propane each year....it's prepared a lot of food.



I wish they still made that guy...I'd buy it all over again.

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Originally Posted By Htown156:
Find a used Weber Genesis. Any parts needing replacement can easily be bought leaving you with a rock solid grill under $400.

If you buy new pay attention to the grates. Most of the cheap grills make shitty food because of the grates. You want thick heavy grates not thin wirery grates. I prefer solid stainless steel rods like on the Weber summit but cast iron can be good too. Just avoid porcelain or ceramic coated cast iron as the coating will chip and flake off eventually.
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I found a used Genesis local to me for about $400. Does that seem reasonable?  It seems by pics in like new condition with a cover.   It has the knobs on the right sid shelf.  Is that an older version?
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Originally Posted By dj1975232:


I found a used Genesis local to me for about $400. Does that seem reasonable?  It seems by pics in like new condition with a cover.   It has the knobs on the right sid shelf.  Is that an older version?
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Originally Posted By dj1975232:
Originally Posted By Htown156:
Find a used Weber Genesis. Any parts needing replacement can easily be bought leaving you with a rock solid grill under $400.

If you buy new pay attention to the grates. Most of the cheap grills make shitty food because of the grates. You want thick heavy grates not thin wirery grates. I prefer solid stainless steel rods like on the Weber summit but cast iron can be good too. Just avoid porcelain or ceramic coated cast iron as the coating will chip and flake off eventually.


I found a used Genesis local to me for about $400. Does that seem reasonable?  It seems by pics in like new condition with a cover.   It has the knobs on the right sid shelf.  Is that an older version?


PM me the link to the grill
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Originally Posted By Huskercoop:
Weber performer premium.
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Originally Posted By FudgieGhost1:

Supposedly Weber makes a "gas-to-light-charcoal" grill. . . . supposedly my FIL has one. . .  Can't find it on amazon.. . Anyone hear of this?






Weber performer premium.
Ok, went to their site. . but I can't tell if you can use a standard 20lb propane tank with it, or do you have to use those little propane canisters?. . . .Anybody know----having (2) 20# tanks, I like to be able to use them. . .



 
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 4:20:04 PM EDT
Save up and buy a Weber. Or you will be buying a new $400 grill every 3-5 years and new $70 burners every 2 years.
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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
In my opinion, get the most Weber you can afford.

http://amazingribs.com/BBQ_buyers_guide/grills/gas_grill_reviews_and_ratings.html

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Years ago my girls bought me a Weber Spirit for Father's Day. Aside from keeping it clean and replacing the AA battery for the igniter I haven't had to do a thing to it. It has a nice even cooking surface with no cold spots, unlike my old grill.

While I still like using charcoal, nothing beats the speed and convenience of throwing boneless chicken breast or salmon steaks on the Weber
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