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Old 07-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #21
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And of course Big Brother has been watching and everywhere I go here has banner ads of gas grills to remind me
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:52 PM   #22
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My Ducane was more than 200-300 and it will be sitting out tomorrow
I suppose if I go the charcoal route the grill will certainly last me longer. I won't be grilling near as much having to get the charcoal chimney going every time. Especially with charcoal running about 12 bucks a bag where I live. I have no idea which way to turn now after my conversation with Weber.

And thanks everyone for your condolences. I'm going through withdrawls here knowing that I can't pop down to the store, buy a bag of wings and toss them on the gasser for dinner

Decisions, decisions... and I have a timeline.
Don't be turned off by Weber's statement that some of their parts rust. I'm sure it's the same for all grill makers. The difference is that Weber's quality
ensures theirs will rust less and last longer.

With the high temps generated inside a grill, metal corrosion is inevitable. At least with Weber, parts are more readily available.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:59 PM   #23
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It's the whole thought of spending $700 plus and having to replace those porcelain CI grates with the more expensive grates that I'd prefer. That's a big turn off. Plus CI is a lot heavier and I lift those grates often with my tongs when I am tossing a wood chip pouch over the burner.
It's like Weber is the Harley Davidson of grills. They build them knowing you will be buying accessories and other parts to make them work the way you want. I shouldn't have to do that with that kind of money.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:05 PM   #24
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Sad, Pac, nothing lasts forever. Deepest sympathy. I would agree, even with the rust, Weber would probably be the way to go.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:40 PM   #25
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It's the whole thought of spending $700 plus and having to replace those porcelain CI grates with the more expensive grates that I'd prefer. ...
IT might be worth checking other outlets. Some models are customized for a particular vendor such as Ace Hardware, Home Depot, etc. They offer cheaper configurations to lower the price. Another source may offer that model with SS grates.

I had porcelain cast iron grates. When they started chipping, I called and Weber sent me new ones.
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I'm going to try to make it into Lowes tomorrow to look at them. I did some research and one model is rated very high, best bang for the buck and so on. It's a Huntington Classic. The body is aluminum, which is supposed to be more durable than stainless (like the Webers). And it's only 300 bucks. Made in the US and Canada, too.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:51 PM   #27
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So you are looking for the Grill o'yer dreams...
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:46 PM   #28
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I'd be looking for Magilla Grilla....
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:29 AM   #29
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PF and Dawg, shame on you! It is not good for me to be laughing so hard. And which one of you is going to come here and clean the coffee off my screen?
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I'm still waiting for Andy and Pac to clean mine with their ChristianGrillMingle.com!
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