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Best Propane BBQ Grill under $500 for home?

Old 05-30-2018, 09:22 AM
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Default Best Propane BBQ Grill under $500 for home?

Looking at Weber Spirit e-310. Any others I should consider? Looking for something on smaller side. Don't need side burners.
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don t get the the home depot version My base and doors rusted out 6 years or so
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You get what you pay for; and they're a little cheaper..... but I've been pretty impressed with my Mom's Char-broil tru-infrared for the $250 range. It's held up for 4 years now and is going strong.

Edit: Not sure where you are, but the one i'm talking about is NOT in a salty environment. I have no data on resilience in that environment.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:38 AM
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Buy a Lowe"s 10% off coupon off ebay , then purchase the Weber from them - just make sure use register the warranty with Weber, your covered for 10 years..
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The grills at Lowe's and Home Depot are different than the ones at Ace hardware. We bought a Weber Geneis SE 410 and at Ace it had all SS grates and flavor bars. Lowe's and Home depot were cast grates and steel flavor bars. I'm sure there are probably a couple other differences too.
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I have this one & love the sear burner feature, it has held up well being at the coast over the past 4 years.
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I don’t know what best means, but we are really impressed with our Fuego Pro. Dual circular burners are pretty trick, as is the entire design.
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I’ve been happy with my Broil King....similar to the better Webers...

Available at Lowe’s.

The stainless has has held up well ove the past couple years....and they warrantied a part pretty easily.
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I had a Weber and the bottom rusted out. It stayed covered when not being used but it was exposed to the elements. I got almost eight years out of it and replaced it with a Char Broil four burner infrared one. As with the Weber the bottom is rusting out and it will be eight years old in August. I currently have my eye on a Wilmington Grill Cape Fear Deluxe. I know, stupid expensive but it will most likely outlast me and the wife is on board!
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Looking at Weber Spirit e-310. Any others I should consider? Looking for something on smaller side. Don't need side burners.
spirit e210. Good to go.
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In FL if you get 8 years out of a grill your doing good. You can stretch it if you swap out a few parts. With a $500 budget can't go wrong with Weber.
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Broil King baron 440, been happy with it.
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I would get used weber on CL
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I'm the exception To the rule at THT but I buy sub $400 grills and replace every three years or so.

Got a stainless char broil this spring. Been happy with it so far.

I grill a lot, just can't rationalize $1000 plus for a grill. I buy top dollar stuff in a lot of sectors too, just can't do it with grills for some reason.
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You get what you pay for; and they're a little cheaper..... but I've been pretty impressed with my Mom's Char-broil tru-infrared for the $250 range. It's held up for 4 years now and is going strong.

Edit: Not sure where you are, but the one i'm talking about is NOT in a salty environment. I have no data on resilience in that environment.
+1 on the char broil true infrared. I have one up north and a weber in fl. The char broil grills so consistent that I use a stopwatch to cook stuff. The weber is always a crap shoot with its flame ups. Only downside is the char broil takes longer to heat up.
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Does it have to be new? I just bought a Weber Genesis S330 on LetGo for $300 in pristine condition. All stainless, should last a long time. Keep your eye out, there are some really good deals to be had for slightly used grills.
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