Outdoor Grilling: What are you using?

Donovan Rankin

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The time has come for me to finally be in the market again for a new grill. Had to get rid of the old one a year ago when I moved and no it's time to replace it.

I have been doing the pro/cons for gas vs. charcoal and . . well it never ends. Really looking at getting one of those combo ones (even if it means I have to wait a bit).

What are you all using?

I have a multi purpose grill, one side is gas the other is charcoal and the charcoal side has a smoker box. Grilling area is a bit small individually but usually only two of us so not a big deal for me.
 
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Xterrorista

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I inherited it from my step gpa.. Don't know the stories behind nor knew he even had it The 30yrs I knew him he was just a cool 'ole hippie so maybe he picked it up in Bethel~ it's been used but not much.
 

TerryD

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Cleaned up the SSP today. It was looking rough!

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And also fired the Bandera back up and got it hot to clean it and gave the outside a bath in vegetable oil to help protect it.

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Shiny!
 

TheCrabby1

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Cleaned up the SSP today. It was looking rough!

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And also fired the Bandera back up and got it hot to clean it and gave the outside a bath in vegetable oil to help protect it.

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Shiny!
Well the big Jenn-Air that I got for free so-so many year's ago is having some issue's . Mainly the bracket's inside that hold the burner's in place have rusted away to nothing [ why did they not make these little piece's out of S.S. like the rest of the grill ???:mad: ] And where you plug the end's in for gas flow has also worn down . I've replaced the burner's 3 time's since I've had it over 12+ year's so it owe's me nothing ! Probably make a decent little charcoal grill or smoker out of it with a little work if anyone would like to pick up the carcass .

We're going to downsize and stay with gas [ cough/cough] for convenience and ease of operation for her [ yes , I said her] Dose anyone have an experience with the weber spirt 2 E-310 ? as this is what we're eyeing up and the 10 year warranty kinda make's it a no brainer . And it's half the size of the old Jenn-air.

Tagged this to TerryD's post because who else on here has had more GRILL'S-SMOKER'S and Scottle's ??
 
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TerryD

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Well the big Jenn-Air that I got for free so-so many year's ago is having some issue's . Mainly the bracket's inside that hold the burner's in place have rusted away to nothing [ why did they not make these little piece's out of S.S. like the rest of the grill ???:mad: ] And where you plug the end's in for gas flow has also worn down . I've replaced the burner's 3 time's since I've had it over 12+ year's so it owe's me nothing ! Probably make a decent little charcoal grill or smoker out of it with a little work if anyone would like to pick up the carcass .

We're going to downsize and stay with gas [ cough/cough] for convenience and ease of operation for her [ yes , I said her] Dose anyone have an experience with the weber spirt 2 E-310 ? as this is what we're eyeing up and the 10 year warranty kinda make's it a no brainer . And it's half the size of the old Jenn-air.

Tagged this to TerryD's post because who else on here has had more GRILL'S-SMOKER'S and Scottle's ??
I've never had a gas grill, so I'm really no help there.
 

ffxcores

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Well the big Jenn-Air that I got for free so-so many year's ago is having some issue's . Mainly the bracket's inside that hold the burner's in place have rusted away to nothing [ why did they not make these little piece's out of S.S. like the rest of the grill ???:mad: ] And where you plug the end's in for gas flow has also worn down . I've replaced the burner's 3 time's since I've had it over 12+ year's so it owe's me nothing ! Probably make a decent little charcoal grill or smoker out of it with a little work if anyone would like to pick up the carcass .

We're going to downsize and stay with gas [ cough/cough] for convenience and ease of operation for her [ yes , I said her] Dose anyone have an experience with the weber spirt 2 E-310 ? as this is what we're eyeing up and the 10 year warranty kinda make's it a no brainer . And it's half the size of the old Jenn-air.

Tagged this to TerryD's post because who else on here has had more GRILL'S-SMOKER'S and Scottle's ??
I have the same grill, but the E-210 (2-burner version). I wish I had the E-310 because it'd be perfect. I can still get up to about 550+ or so and it can give me a good sear, but it takes just a little longer than I'd like. The extra surface area would be nice too. Quality is great and I'm at about two years of use.
 

outback97

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Well the big Jenn-Air that I got for free so-so many year's ago is having some issue's . Mainly the bracket's inside that hold the burner's in place have rusted away to nothing [ why did they not make these little piece's out of S.S. like the rest of the grill ???:mad: ] And where you plug the end's in for gas flow has also worn down . I've replaced the burner's 3 time's since I've had it over 12+ year's so it owe's me nothing ! Probably make a decent little charcoal grill or smoker out of it with a little work if anyone would like to pick up the carcass .

We're going to downsize and stay with gas [ cough/cough] for convenience and ease of operation for her [ yes , I said her] Dose anyone have an experience with the weber spirt 2 E-310 ? as this is what we're eyeing up and the 10 year warranty kinda make's it a no brainer . And it's half the size of the old Jenn-air.

Tagged this to TerryD's post because who else on here has had more GRILL'S-SMOKER'S and Scottle's ??

I prefer a gas grill for the convenience too. I lucked out and got a sweet deal on the Weber Genesis II 310 a few years ago, as an end of season clearance from Lowe's. I think it was $350. It's very similar to the Spirit, just a few things that are a little nicer, and maybe a bit heavier duty. But a very similar grill as far as I can tell.

I love it. For years we always had cheap grills and I just kept replacing worn components until the whole thing was ready to fall apart. The Weber is so much better made and it's been great to use.

95% of the time we're just using half the space, cooking for my wife and I, but it is nice having more capacity when we have more guests to cook for. I would recommend the 3 burner size for that reason. And I would highly recommend a Weber based on my experience owning one.
 
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