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Old 08-12-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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Need help with gas grill purchase

Hi all
In Pittsburgh here.

Looking at getting new gas grill.
looking at $400-$700 range.
any input on the Charmglow model that Homne Depot sells?

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Old 08-12-2007, 02:15 PM   #2
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Go for a Weber. For the price you are looking to spend you will not go wrong with Weber. They make an excellent grill.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC Sopko1!! I can't help you with your purchase as I don't use a gas grill. There are those hear that do, and can provide you with some great information. Sometimes it takes time. So be patient and your question will get answered. In the mean time enjoy DC and welcome!!

Enjoy!

ps Ya may want to look at Weber gas grills too!
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thanks

GB & Uncle Bob thanks for reply.

Yes do know about the Webers, they are great.
However, looking at (and causing confusion) of possible sear unit.

Anyone ever use one of these on a gas grill or are they mostly gimmick?

The grill looking at has a sear unit (since we love steaks rare, and ahi tuna seared and others) that thought might be nice.
Comes w/rotisserie as well.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:24 PM   #5
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The brands that consistently have a very good recommendation are Weber, Duchane and Vermont Castings.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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What exactly is a sear unit? A gas grill, without anything extra, is perfectly set up already to sear foods. I sear tuna on my gas Weber all the time. I like my tuna as rare as you can make it, while still having a nice sear on the outside.

My Weber has cast iron grates and the temp gets up into the 600 degree range so there is plenty of heat to create a good sear.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:30 PM   #7
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Here is a review I found for you. Granted it is just one persons review, but it was not a good one.
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And I found this. It's an infrared burner. click on the link for details.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:39 PM   #9
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Thx guys
Gives me more to think about.
Only reviews you see on Home Depot are the good ones I guess.
The sear unit is infrared, like the rotis.
main burners give 40K BTU but guess that not that important.

Seems the Home Depot/Lowe's brands are mainly high on show and not great for actually grilling.

Should definitely go for SS box and grates??
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SS is nice to look at and it you are concerned with looks then by all means go for it. To me, it is not worth the extra $.

For grates I like porcelain-enameled grates. They clean up very easily and really hold onto the heat for a great sear.
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