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12-15-2005, 07:02 AM
What do you guys think of these two grills? Its for my dad who grills 2-3 times a week. We have the older style of this webber and after 20 years its still good, but the Kenmore seems to be much bigger and on sale:
12-15-2005, 07:34 AM
The Weber seems really nice. I like the Stainless Steel grills, because they stand up to the elements a little better.
12-15-2005, 10:03 AM
Make sure you look at these grills in person. I'm in the market for a BBQ myself and I've found the build quality and materials vary significantly between different makes and models.
12-15-2005, 10:11 AM
As a current owner of the Weber - stay WAY away from it. I live beachside, so I thought "stainless = better" but this thing was junk. I honestly paid $150 more for it too at the home depot last year. :( The electric ignition failed 2X and the burners heat very unevenly (even though the burners have a lifetime warranty against failure - "failure is considered rust through or breakage" not bad cooking). The stainless is so thin and cheap that the surface rust is almost immediate even though I keep a nice coat of corrosion X on it (very expensive and high grade marine coating). It's junk. Go with the best black bbq unit you can afford or spend more than $1k on a stainless. Otherwise, to me, it's too big a risk. Unless you live in West Texas or Arizona. They are just building these "stainless" units too cheaply nowadays.
Weber grills just aren't built to the standards they used to be built to. It's a shame really. They were the "Cadillacs" of grills. But then again, how long has it been since Cadillacs have been the Cadillacs of anything?
12-15-2005, 10:12 AM
I've been looking for a new grill and that Weber is the one that I have had my eye on. The reviews for it have been really good.
12-15-2005, 10:19 AM
It might just be my personal experience since I live a block from the beach, but I thought I would share my .02 since it's a lot of dough (or charcoal). :)
12-15-2005, 10:26 AM
I think I am going to go with the Webber. The one we have now isn't as rust protected and it has held up for 20 years. We were also trying to keep this in a budget so the more expensive grills are out.
Now I have to find a Sears coupon....
12-15-2005, 10:41 AM
But then again, how long has it been since Cadillacs have been the Cadillacs of anything?
Hey now... the Caddy has been making somewhat of a comeback lately. :D :heh:
But wow... I woulda thought that the stainless steel grills would be better. I have a Sunbeam "GrillMaster" 40,000 BTU grill myself...and it works good, however I would love to have one of those big boy grills that I see all the time in Lowes...
Sucks to hear that they suck... :2far: :shrug:
12-15-2005, 10:58 AM
the holland gas grill is the best one i have ever owned it will not flare up when grilling fatty burgers
12-15-2005, 11:15 AM
Holland = thumbs up! Dad has a legacy (sp) and he loves it. Guaranteed no flare ups! Something about the design. http://www.hollandgrill.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.grills/cfid/3237493/cftoken/89746909/index.htm
12-15-2005, 11:35 AM
I have the same Weber, but not with the stainless finish. I've had it for, oh, about 5 or 6 years & it's been great. I'm in MI & the thing sits outside on my deck all year long, but is holding up really well. I'm PRETTY good about keeping the cover on, but it might have gone a day or month or so here & there without it.
Plus, everyone sells Weber, so it's easy to get replacement parts, even online. I vote Weber.
12-15-2005, 11:40 AM
weber = marketing.
bose of grills.
12-15-2005, 03:20 PM
I love my Weber smokey joe. Ahh the scent of burning charcoal in the afternoon.
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