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Old 04-27-2021, 10:19 AM
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Default My forever grill

Looking for a new grill, I would buy a Willmington in a hot minute based on your reviews here. However it's 425.00 to ship one to Ct. Fug that, so moving on, what do I get and why? Here's the basic info

Price : 0-2500.00
Gas: propane
Size : medium - small, not looking to get into catering
Usage : 3 times a week under covered deck , not near salt water
Portability : I like the big wheels on my GMG grill so I can move it around my deck, I'd like something similar
Insecurity : Don't have any, not looking to impress anyone, don't care if it says nexgrill on it or dollar store
Time : I can wait a few weeks
Wish list : I'd like to sear steaks like the big boys and love the willmington half griddle. Also think lights are cool to !

Old 04-30-2021, 08:03 AM
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Really nothing ??????
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Not sure who is quoting you the $475 shipping but you can get the Deluxe with side burner and griddle kit from Raeford Hardware(I believe) via Ebay for $2608.99 with free 4 day shipping.
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I had a $2500 Webber Genesis a few years back. Amazing grill.
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Weber will do what you want or look at Napoleon
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I know you said gas, but if you want a forever grill take a look at the big green egg. Nothing to rust out like you’re going to get with gas grills...and the smoky flavor from charcoal is out of this world.
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I'd stick with Wilmington. I have a $2500 Napoleon on my back deck falling apart. Part of it is stainless but not all of it especially the hardware. The Wilmington will be here long after you are.
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I ordered the Ebay one , THANKS for the link. Should be here Thursday. Any tips on the indirect cooking thing ,I've always had regular grills before ? I'm really excited to get the Blackstone grill off my deck and use the side griddle on the Willmington .
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I guess I don't get all the allure with a Weber Genesis. My son in law raved about them...so, I bought one. From day ONE, the electric igniter doesnt work, and now, a year later, still doesnt work. It's ok, and to me, it doesnt cook any better than a $400 grill. We'll see how long it lasts. I do keep it covered, but, over all, for the money, I can't say I'm blown away....
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Originally Posted by northeaster View Post
I ordered the Ebay one , THANKS for the link. Should be here Thursday. Any tips on the indirect cooking thing ,I've always had regular grills before ? I'm really excited to get the Blackstone grill off my deck and use the side griddle on the Willmington .
Biggest thing is don't cook wet meat. Especially chicken if you are wanting to crisp up the skin. In other words, if you are marinating it, pat it dry (pat, don't rub) ahead of hitting the grill. I really like to salt a day ahead of time and store int he fridge skin side up, uncovered, before grilling. Then use a good seasoning rub after patting it dry. This pulls out the excess water, leaving behind the flavorful moisture (fat).

For stuff like steaks/chops, it's perfect for an all in one reverse sear. Hit your initial temp and pull for a short rest. Then use the griddle or a cast iron pan to achieve the sear, and pat the meat dry before searing.
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northeaster, your welcom. They the page said they ship direct from the manufacture so that's about as good as you can get.

Which model did you order? If you got the griddle please let me know how you like it. I have a BGE, BlackStone, and 25yr old Member's Mark. I want to replace the Gas Grill and BlackStone with the Wilmington when I redo my deck.

Keep us updated on how you like it.
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I bought the deluxe , with the side burner and half griddle. The half griddle is the one option the lady at the factory said she had on her grill, and could not live without. I'm a smash burger fan! I have the blackstone on my deck , it's going away. Just don't like the thing , it's the one with the grease drain in the front . I have a weber espirt ? , it's going away . It has lasted long enough (10 years ) now the cart is rotted out. NO COMPLAINTS . I have a one year old green mountain Davey Crocket which I love, but the wife won't touch ( she doesn't like it , she is use to cooking on the weber, wants to light and go ) . I called my uncle down in Willmington and he has 2 of the same grills . He said they are very well made ( as an endorsement he owns a stainless steel pool and hot tub manufacturing plant down in Willmington .) He has made his own grills in the past, but can't compete with the Willmington price point . As soon as it arrives I will begin to put to the test . Autobaun70 also recommended it highly!

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I have this one its made in Canada and is a beast.

https://www.crownverity.com/products...bile-grill-pro

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I looked at the CrownVerity grills as well. They look to be well made commercial grill. My issue with them is that if you add the griddle option you can not use the dome hood. For an outdoor grill with a griddle, you still need a hood.
At least the Wilmington grill keeps the function f the hood when you add the griddle.

I have a Blackstone griddle that I had a stainless cover made for. Its great because I can cover it while its still hot and just be done. However, its not hinged like a normal grill so its a little bit more of a PITA.

So on my next grill when I spend the $$$$, I want the grill and the griddle under a single hinged hood so I can close it and be done.
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I think they make both griddles at crown verity. One griddle where you can't use the hood and a smaller one fits inside under the dome. .
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The CrownVerity is a beast and a very nice grill. The griddles that work under the dome are standard add on griddles that sit on top of the regular grill grates. The ProGriddle, which is really professional, does not work with the hood, I wish it did. Also the burner for the mobile grill is not a beefy as the wilmingtion grill either.



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I think the new Grilla Grills gas burner is pretty interesting. All stainless steel, easy switch between griddle and grill and it runs under $1,000.

Biggest issue I see is lack of headspace when using it as a grill. But, I'm not sure how much space you really need?

https://store.grillagrills.com/produ...imate-griddle/
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Originally Posted by northeaster View Post
I bought the deluxe , with the side burner and half griddle. The half griddle is the one option the lady at the factory said she had on her grill, and could not live without. I'm a smash burger fan! I have the blackstone on my deck , it's going away. Just don't like the thing , it's the one with the grease drain in the front . I have a weber espirt ? , it's going away . It has lasted long enough (10 years ) now the cart is rotted out. NO COMPLAINTS . I have a one year old green mountain Davey Crocket which I love, but the wife won't touch ( she doesn't like it , she is use to cooking on the weber, wants to light and go ) . I called my uncle down in Willmington and he has 2 of the same grills . He said they are very well made ( as an endorsement he owns a stainless steel pool and hot tub manufacturing plant down in Willmington .) He has made his own grills in the past, but can't compete with the Willmington price point . As soon as it arrives I will begin to put to the test . Autobaun70 also recommended it highly!
Is your uncles name Mike? If so hes my neighbor.....
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I bought a napoleon back in November and I’m very happy with the build quality and cooking. It’s not an easy bake oven like a treager or Holland style grill. It is a real gas grill. I cook on it 3 days a week
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"Is your uncles name Mike? If so he's my neighbor....." One of Dale's sons is named Michael ?

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