Originally Posted by Dawgluver
I like my Weber charcoal grill and my little hibachi. We've had a couple gas grills over the years, but they were too fiddly, and something or other always managed to rot out or rust. And I like playing with fire too...
A nice extra for a charcoal grill is a chimney. You shove a couple sheets of newspaper in its bottom, light, and voila, no need for lighter fluid.
My Weber gas grill is almost 15 years old and there has only been minimal replacement parts used. I have replaced the flavorizer bars. They will rust even though they are enamel coated. The high heat on them destroys them over time.
But the burner, enclosure and the grates are all still in fine shape. This grill was well over $400 back then also.
I still have never had to use a match either to light it. One push on the ignite button and its on.
The chimney starter is the only way to go. I put a few drops of cooking oil on the paper. About a teaspoon or less.
Originally Posted by pacanis
Sad... they are all plastic now I'll bet.
Actually, the coffee cans (Kirkland) at Costco are still metal cans. 3 LB cans.