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Old 08-12-2007, 02:52 PM   #11
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Whatever your final decision, keep it out of the weather! Either underneath a carport/shed etc, or invest in a cover designed for the particular model!

Have Fun & Enjoy!
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:57 PM   #12
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Whatever your final decision, keep it out of the weather! Either underneath a carport/shed etc, or invest in a cover designed for the particular model!

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Actually, I do not agree with this. Yes keeping it out of the weather will most certainly not hurt, but depending on the grill you get it may not be necessary.

My father has had a Weber gas grill for about 15 years. It is out in all its glory with no protection. He has never used a cover on it. He lives in MA so the weather goes from 100+ degrees in the summer at times down to -10 or lower in the winter. Rain, sleet, hail, snow, you name it and this grill has seen it. He has never had to replace a single piece and it works as well as the day he brought it home.

I have had mine for about 3 years. The first year I did use a cover, but after that decided it really did not do anything so I stopped using it. I have had no problems at all.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:59 PM   #13
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ducanes are great ... for the money though ..
i would get a weber ...
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:00 PM   #14
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My Weber has been outdoors year-round since 1999, 8 years. Rarely covered.

I actually suspect that covers trap moisture in the grill and promote deterioration.
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:15 PM   #15
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Thanks all

My decision point comes now at: (for my Big 4-0 B-Day gift)

1) Weber with nice cast grates and forego the rotis, larger space, sear unit, stainless grates

or

2) Charmglow with drawers (for utensils, plates), sear unit, rotis, ss grates and box

not sure if the Charmglow lesser model (w/o sear) would get as hot as Weber to quickly do steaks rare, tuna seared. So that was reason for maybe getting the sear unit.

decisions...decisions...
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:19 PM   #16
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My only experience was with a Ducane many many moons ago. It rusted out in 5 years. So did my brothers. It's good to know they make somethings better than they use to.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:45 PM   #17
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Thanks all

My decision point comes now at: (for my Big 4-0 B-Day gift)

1) Weber with nice cast grates and forego the rotis, larger space, sear unit, stainless grates

or

2) Charmglow with drawers (for utensils, plates), sear unit, rotis, ss grates and box

not sure if the Charmglow lesser model (w/o sear) would get as hot as Weber to quickly do steaks rare, tuna seared. So that was reason for maybe getting the sear unit.

decisions...decisions...

Definitely the Weber. Charmglow is not in the same league as the Weber
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:10 PM   #18
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I'm a fan of weber also...the most quality for your cash.
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