- Aug 27, 2011
My brother’s Weber is 25 and going strong.
I had the same exact grill. I replaced the wood slats and burners and it still worked fine but the grease tray on the bottom finally rusted off and I decided to get a new one when we built an addition on our deck around six years ago. I put the old grill on the side of the house while debating what to do with it and the next day my lawn guy asked if he could take it. He said it's still going great.
Replacing it was a bit of a PITA because now you either go down to the Spirit, which imo is not as good, or up to the new Genesis line, which I believe requires the side burner--at least I couldn't find one without one at the time. I went up to the new Genesis,which has been fine, but like others have noted the side burner is a waste and you pay a lot more for that line.
At some point the bars on my Genesis were rusted badly. One Sunday I’m driving and I see a beat up Genesis left free on the side of the road. The grates and bars were in great shape and I grabbed them and drove off. Huge score.you can find after market "flavor bars" for Weber grills on ebay that are a heavier gauge steel than the originals. Cheaper even with shipping, last longer
You had to say lamb chops, didn't you. I also hear one can do pizza very well on them, although my skills at good pizza dough are not the same as the rest of my culinary repertoire.Friends of ours have one. Seems a bit much to me but they like it obviously, and the lamb chops they grilled on them were tremendous.
im 5 weeks into a 14” camp chef. Its got its issues but does everything i need it to do at our camper. Ive got an older weber charcoal kettle to fill in the gaps like cooking steaks.Has anyone tried or bought the flat iron or flat top grills? Not looking to buy one for myself, just curious is anyone has gone this route.
I have a four burner gas grill for most of my grilling and I took the grate off the far right side and replaced it was a cast iron flat iron griddle. Never turn on the far right burner other than making sure it works, but rather use it for holding food or searing it for final presentation. Like that there are no flare ups and by keeping it on indirect heat, no hot spots.
I have the same grill and color. Bought it at Page Hardware in Guilford. Replaced my 18-year old entry-level grill only because i needed more grilling area for my annual HopiFest family outing.For Propane, the Weber Genesis II is hard to beat. I got mine at a local BBQ shop, because that allowed me to get the black exterior and stainless interior parts. Big box stores don't sell that model. Has been superb. Replaced another Genesis I had for 15 years, which still worked. I gave that away.
Key with Weber is that everything in it can be replaced piecemeal quite easily. Parts are everywhere.
Some people will argue otherwise, but my Weber salesman said don’t use a grill cover as it traps moisture which can cause rust. For your other issues, keep the grill clean and if necessary buy Weber replacement parts.I bought a Weber and I loved it for quite a few years, but now it is about 7-8 years old and nothing works. The flavor bars are shot, the igniter doesn’t work, the flame tubes never fully ignite and despite being under cover, it has rust and corrosion. I will consider a Broil King. They get great reviews and are purposely designed to hassle Weber.
It is covered by the roof of my house. It is in an “outdoor living room”. I am going grill shopping and I am going to make a game time decision. My feeling is that Weber has cheapened materials.Some people will argue otherwise, but my Weber salesman said don’t use a grill cover as it traps moisture which can cause rust. For your other issues, keep the grill clean and if necessary buy Weber replacement parts.
The grill cover traps humidity and can cause rust. My Weber grill is out in the open and gets rained and snowed on. The grill dries in the sun and air and doesn’t stay wet.It is covered by the roof of my house. It is in an “outdoor living room”. I am going grill shopping and I am going to make a game time decision. My feeling is that Weber has cheapened materials.
There is a possibility that salt air has played a role, but durability has been totally disappointing. It has been just a hair better then a Charbroil.
I cracked mine cooking a pizza on it. It was a cool, wet day and I think conditions had something to do with it.You had to say lamb chops, didn't you. I also hear one can do pizza very well on them, although my skills at good pizza dough are not the same as the rest of my culinary repertoire.
I’m saying, I don’t use a grill cover. However, the grill isn’t even out in the elements. It is under roof.
Makes sense, but regardless of truth, a CharBroil should not rust out inside of 5-7 years when a Weber lasts 3x that time cared for in the same manner.
This.....My 14 year old charmglow has never seen a grill cover and has been left out in the elements. The only rust is the magnet to keep the doors closed and the casters.
You can get them for less than that, size depending. I may replace my now rusting Masterbuilt electric smoker with one. Will probably use it for smoking and as a winter grill. Propane grills suck in the winter.Any one used/bought a Kamado style one? Good ones cost 1.5K+, which make one very hesitant.
I think that is true for covers with holes in them. If moisture is allowed to seep through a cover, it tends to get trapped.Thanks for the tips on the grill cover. Mine is beat to crap with holes and wear spots and Mrs. 8893 and the girls were going to get me a new one for Father's Day. You all have convinced me I am better off with none, so I just put the kabosh on the new one and I'm going to throw away the old one when I get home tonight.
That's also how I've used my cover, but as I understand the advice others say they have gotten from their grill dealers, they say it's better without any cover at all.I think that is true for covers with holes in them. If moisture is allowed to seep through a cover, it tends to get trapped.
As soon as my Weber is cool, typical time frame is from when I turn off the gas and finsih my meal, I will replace the cover. If any rain should fall in the mean time, I leave it off until the water dries.
Be that as it may, it doesn't explain how a CharBroil rusts through so quickly, where a Weber lasts for a generation.
I only use my Weber cover if it is going a long period without use (i.e. we're going to get heavy snowfall or I'm going away for a week or more). Grill is seven years old. I've replaced the heat plates (top and bottom) and the starter, and I'm starting to see some rust.Some people will argue otherwise, but my Weber salesman said don’t use a grill cover as it traps moisture which can cause rust. For your other issues, keep the grill clean and if necessary buy Weber replacement parts.
So weird you say that ... I didn’t check this thread but just this weekend I ordered replacement grates bc mine started to rust and chip off.Since there are numerous other OT threads about the outdoors, I figured I would add to the congestion.
I am in the market for a new grill. I am looking at getting a gas grill, no charcoal, just like the ease of using gas.
I've been looking for a little while already and a couple of brands I am familiar with already.
Weber is a great grill, from what I've heard. Are they worth the extra price?
Char-Broil- currently own an infrared model and the grates rotted out of it. Have they gotten better in the last 6-7 years.
Every big box store has there own version. Don't necessarily want to spend too much, but might be willing to go to $1000 or so.
What do you own? How long have you had it? Would you buy it again? How much was it, if willing to say?