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Old 01-14-2018, 11:58 AM
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3 year old Weber genesis. Top 3 parts did this within 1st year and I sent them pics and they stated problems with their SS vendors. Sent me replacement parts of hood and two side panels and this is what they look like 1 year later. Biggest pos Iíve ever owned. Stays covered under covered patio. Canít wait to replace it when it dies.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawn View Post
This June I bought a new 4-burner Weber. I wasn't happy that the Genesis line is no longer made in the US but there isn't a whole lot of made in US options.

Debated between the 3 and 4 burner and I am so very glad I went with the 4 burner for a little more money - a lot more real estate for large amounts of food, indirect grilling and just room to move food around.

So far I have been happy - time will tell. My old, Made in USA Weber lasted 15 years.
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Wilmington grill is the best grill I have ever owned!throw a few wood chips on the burner plate and instant flavoring or go all out with the smoker tray.

I have owned many of the others (weber,Jenn air, holland, green egg etc) And none have had the quality or versatility of a Wilmington.
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Weber kettle will do anything you need. And cheap.
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Originally Posted by Tawn View Post
This June I bought a new 4-burner Weber. I wasn't happy that the Genesis line is no longer made in the US but there isn't a whole lot of made in US options.

Debated between the 3 and 4 burner and I am so very glad I went with the 4 burner for a little more money - a lot more real estate for large amounts of food, indirect grilling and just room to move food around.

So far I have been happy - time will tell. My old, Made in USA Weber lasted 15 years.
Hint: Marinate that pineapple in bourbon and brown sugar. You can thank me later.
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Had a customer that was going to throw away his old grill. Turned out to be a Wilmington Deluxe that had been covered for years. It was in near perfect shape. A few hours of cleaning and a few replacement parts and it fired right up. Not bad for a free grill.
Old 01-14-2018, 03:10 PM
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You are sort of In no mans land there. Prices go up to 1000 ish for a good Webber (which I have) and the high end starts about 5k and up.
The Weber has been great for me!

Ps- the best thing I have done is had it plummed into my natural gas!
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Another vote for Weber Genesis all SS, you wouldn't have to buy another grill, for a really LOOONG time. Excellent customer service.
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Originally Posted by Jstarion View Post
I already have a charcoal grill. Gas is for weeknight dinners...
I thought everybody knew this.

I'm in same boat as you op just been putting it off. Wintertime charcoal grilling sucks and my gas grill is on it s last legs.
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the drip or flavor pan burns out on the Wilmington Grill
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Originally Posted by zigzag View Post
the drip or flavor pan burns out on the Wilmington Grill
When? My dadís is a 98 model, used 3-4 nights weekly, and still holding up fine.
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Originally Posted by Island Spearo View Post
Wilmington grill is the best grill I have ever owned!throw a few wood chips on the burner plate and instant flavoring or go all out with the smoker tray.

I have owned many of the others (weber,Jenn air, holland, green egg etc) And none have had the quality or versatility of a Wilmington.

My Wilmington is going on 10 years and literally still looks new. There is seriously not a speck of rust on the entire thing......the only part I have replaced is the drain pipe and valve on the underside.

I'd buy one again in a heartbeat.
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Still using a Wilmington grill from 99-2000 can’t remember but they are nearly indestructible
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http://www.bullbbq.com/

Had my Bull for six years now - use it several times per week. Plumbed to natural gas so no changing out cylinders. Best money ever spent on a gas grill.
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I recommend the Weber Genesis also. Two years it looks like new. Also cooks very well.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
When? My dadís is a 98 model, used 3-4 nights weekly, and still holding up fine.
would you like pics, it get's holes in it from flame and drips on the right burner
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Originally Posted by zigzag View Post
would you like pics, it get's holes in it from flame and drips on the right burner
Just curious the age. As mentioned, myself and family members have 8 different Wilmington grills, some of which are the earliest models produced, and have never experienced this.
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Try this website. Several family members have the grills, I have the steamers......stainless.

https://www.southernsteamers.com/
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Friend has a made in USA Wilmington and loves it, would definitely be my choice if going back to a big stationary grill. Really well made, good customer service, the guy is a serious and frequent cook. And did I say made in the USA?
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Originally Posted by Jstarion View Post
Guys, I need a new gas grill and was looking for suggestions in the $1500 or less price range.
OK.

I'm going to get slaughtered for saying this, but oh well.

Don't buy a Weber. I love Weber. I have two - the kettle a portable gas one. Both great.

But the new line of Genesis is more money for less stuff than their competitors, especially Broil King and Napolean.

This is your $1,500 Weber Genesis II LX. It has 4 burners and a side burner. The cooking surface is 646 sq inches and there are a total of 52,000 BTU for a total of 80 BTU/square inch.

https://www.bbqguys.com/weber/genesi...as-grill-black

This is your $1,400 Napolean Prestige 500 with rotiserrie, infrared rear burner and infrared side burner. 48,000 BTU and 500 sq inches means 96 BTU/sq inch. 20% more power per square inch. And the infrared side burner is way better than the Weber side burner.

https://www.bbqguys.com/napoleon/pre...tainless-steel

This is your Broil King Regal for $1,300. 55,000 BTU over 625 sq inches for 88 BTU/sq inch. It is 10% more powerful than the Weber.

https://www.bbqguys.com/broil-king/r...tainless-steel

The Napolean is definitely the smallest, but it is also the most powerful. All three have similar warranties, but both the BK and Napolean are more powerful and have rotisserie and an additional rear burner.

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