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Old 10-05-2010, 12:12 PM
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Does this seem like a good deal? Replacing my 3 year old "stainless" Char Broil thats rusting out from the inside out.
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Great deal. Hard to find on sale anywhere. Good unit.
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Yes!!! $519 was the best I've heard of and that took some "horse trading" tactics. I wish you weren't so far away, I'd take your old one. My grill died and I can't afford to buy one right now.
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Great deal. Hard to find on sale anywhere. Good unit.
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If you get one get a big one.



Actualy ate at The Weber Grill last Sunday. Cool place.
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In the classic, "You get what you pay for", the Weber is just made out of materials that will last longer than anything else out there.

For example, I was given a Weber grill as a gift. Though I didn't have to, I bought new burners for it and it has been flawless.

From the body of the grill, which is thick, to all the components, which are made to last, it is the "Pay me a little more now, or pay me a lot more later". I know many that would buy a new grill every 3 years, and it is no joy for them as they were in the middle of grilling and the grill fails. Not with a Weber.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:35 PM
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Cast iron grates are great. They let you sear the meat quickly. I've had my weber genesis for about 17 years now. Went through a cover every 6 years and then stopped buying them. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:43 PM
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Thanks for the replies. They have the Spirit for $399. I fugured for 100 bucks this one has almost twice the grilling real estate, extra burner, more BTU's etc.. The only thing I am not really in love with is the brown outside but who cares. My POS Char Broil looks pretty great on the outside, its the insides that suck. BTW Ace Hardware has the exact same grill for 699. I know the mgr there and he said Weber sets the price and cant do anything ab it.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:47 PM
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Bought a Weber Genesis about a year ago and love it. It gets hot in a hurry.

I buy the covers in Big Lots for about $6. When they wear out...usually once a year....I replace them.
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And good luck calling CharlBroil lookin for a little love. After refusing to send me a few parts that completely rusted away after just a few years, I asked for a supervisor. Hell, she was even more rude than the first gal who was not responding very well. They knew when they sold Home Depot all those cheap POS that this was what they were gonna get and are prepared to turn everyone away.

What they don't care about is customer loyalty..but I don't think that rates very much on most companies bottom line any more. F**k 'em...

What's a shame is that from the outside this thing looks great. That stainless is what they sold me on. Could they have made all these knowing they would self destruct and we would all go out and drop another $200 on them?? If so, it didn't work with me..

Weber..here I come...
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There is something to having thick, durable body and quality components, (that's what SHE said), over thin bodies and stuff that corrodes/rusts away after a season or 2.
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that's a steal!!! go for it!! you won't be disappointed!
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Weber is the best, the burners light, and it keeps working, money well spent. The best thing is adjustable, full on 3 burners 550 deg., cut back to 3/4 450 deg. and so on.
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Some like the porcelain for easy cleaning and low maintenance but I like the true cast iron better. 5 years ago I started looking at fancy ss grills to replace the weber I bought in 1998 - still waiting for the darn thing to die but it wont.
Ignition died a long time ago and I replaced the flavor bars with ss because the original rusted out. Other than that it just keeps on going with no end I'm sight.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:29 AM
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Just bought it, they are putting it together tonight. I didnt want the floor model as it was kinda scratched and they wouldnt come off the price. I know its just a grill but for 500 bucks I want to put the first scratch on it.

To tie in with the Lowes thread going, Shaquita, who checked me out, was happy to take my $540 card swipe, hand me my receipt and let me walk out without saying a single word. I love it when you go somewhere, spend hard earned money, and when you tell the cashier thanks she just says Uh-huh. She should be thanking me, I just paid her rent. Customer service for ya.
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And for what it's worth, those little Weber Q grills that use the 1 pound cylinders work great too. I use one on the swim platform sometimes. They do a great job and the little drip pan is disposable.
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Have a Charmglow, don't laugh, and just pulled two of the three burners out that had rusted. Ordered two new ones. Replaced the first one a year ago. Told a friend of mine that the stainless steel burners don't last too long since mine rusted and he said, "stainless steel rusts". Guy is an engineer, electrical engineer. First burner lasted about three years and the replacements are supposed to be better, "three year warranty", oh yeh. Next time I'm going to buy a Weber, if the Admiral lets me.
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Weber is great and so is their warranties.
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Good deal.

I have been fighting my 199$ char briol pos for 3 or 4y. Have to disconnect and reconnect the tank half the time or else it only heats up to 300 deg?? After I reconnect it usually heats up ok. The grates are disintegrating, replacements are almost 1/2 what I paid for the whole thing. Then I may as well just cook with a flamethrower because flare ups are uncontrollable.

Still it was only 199$ and it does look good on the outside, even with never being covered..

Oh and 1 knob melted entirely one day when the wind was blowing hard from the back of the grill..
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Weber Genises...or any weber...Can't beat them!
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:44 AM
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In my area Ocala, Fl, Walmart was closing all the Weber gas grills out for $200 off the price, to make room for
Christmas stuff. I just bought one to replace an old one. Great Grills especially at that price or even the higher price.
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