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Old 09-15-2008, 09:00 AM   #31
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Good choice, Andy! Congratulations!

I have customers who come from far away to buy Ducanes at my store. Ducane fans are a smaller group than Weber fans, but they are FIERCELY loyal to the brand. Kind of like Chevy-Ford people.

Enjoy it!

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Old 09-15-2008, 01:22 PM   #32
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Congratulations on your new grill purchase!
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:27 PM   #33
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Thanks, guys.

Getting it home was an adventure. It wouldn't fit into Suzanne's SUV. I had to call my daughter, who has a bigger SUV, to come and get it for us.

It's sitting on the deck right now waiting for me to fire it up for the first time.
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:51 PM   #34
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I'm always too excited when I get a new grill that I wind up cooking the stupidest thing just so I can use it. Like hotdogs. LOL
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:26 AM   #35
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Weber owns Ducane, they purchased them about 3 years ago when Ducane went belly up. There was a big stink because they wouldn't honor Ducane's lifetime warranty. It wasn't really Weber's fault though, Ducane, at that time didn't use standardized parts, and their parts inventory couldn't have supported all the grills that had been sold. It was one of the reasons Ducane filed bankruptcy, that and some very poor management decisions.

You bought a great grill. Personally I would miss the side burner and rotisserie, there is nothing like a rotisseried Thanksgiving Turkey and I do a braised spinach with steaks and I cook it on the side burner while the steaks are cooking, and the side burner is great to light a chimney of charcoal for the other Weber.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:14 AM   #36
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In making the decision about the rotisserie and side burner. I asked myself how many times I'd wished I had one. The answer was "none". So I passed. I can see how they are useful.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:40 AM   #37
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My last grill had a sideburner. I used it once. It got in the way more than anything because being right handed, I liked to have full availability of the right side shelf. My grill sits close enough to my kitchen and I know if it didn't, I may appreciate a sideburner more. Or dig out one of the numerous propane or Coleman fuel burners I have.
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