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Looking to get new gas grill. Thoughts on best / lastest life brand and model
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Budget is a big issue, what's yours?

Also size. Cooking for a family? A couple? A couple families?

Weber Genesis is the current Prom Queen, but Charbroil is making good stuff now too.

It's been a few years, but I looked at the Weber Genesis - a good grill - but for the cost of a 2 burner Weber I bought a 6 burner Charbroil Performance model.
Use it all the time, I grill twelve months a year and it lives outside under the eaves. (I go through 12-15 40lb propane bottles a year). I prefer more burners as I can cook large quantities, but also have the ability to set up multiple heat zones for direct/indirect, warming, etc...
No rust, not as many bells and whistles as the Weber I guess, but it's built well and has lasted. I did upgrade the flame protector/diffuser plates, but I do that on every grill. I use 3/16th angle iron as it is a better heat sink and will never burn through.

If your budget allows, a Napoleon, or even a Kalamazoo or Viking would be 'most choice.'
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Weber Q series grills are not cheap but they cook meat faster than most grills and use propane much slower than most. Both those qualities are worthwhile for a prepper/survivalist.

https://www.weber.com/US/en/grills/gas-grills/q-series/

They have good range of accessories including hot plates/griddles that allow you to cook eggs, hashbrowns, etc

When I go camping, I do most of my cooking on a Baby Q (Q1000).
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I have had the same weber gas grill since year 2000. My wife sees all the pretty grills at Lowes, walmart, and places. Says, "don't you think we need a new grill?"

I say, "well, really we don't, the one we got cooks just fine".
There's nothing wrong with it. It's just not shiny and new.
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Stopped at local hardware store and looked at the weber spirit grills and they look pretty nice. Not as big but look well built and 10 year warranty. Should be fine for us. I do must of my meat on pellet grill but wife wants gas in case she wants a burger or sometime fast and son does not like his brats or burgers smoked but does love the brisket and pork shoulder
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I would NEVER spend more than about $200 on a gas grill. Especially as a 2nd grill to supplement the pellet smoker.

But I am cheap.
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Had many grills over the years, most only last a few years. Sick of ****ing money away on cheap pieces of crap. Instead of a one year warranty weber has a 10 year
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It depends on what you want a grill to do. Personally, I like a rear infrared burner for a rotisserie. I had what I thought would be my last grill, a six burner plus infrared side burner and aforementioned rear burner, but it burned up in the Camp Fire.

To my dismay, Nexgrill no longer makes that model so it looks like I will be spending almost twice as much to get a comparable Kitchenaid grill for my new outdoor kitchen.

Don't go cheap, the cheap grills only last a couple of years before the burners fall apart.
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I use to buy cheap $120-250 grills and had to replace them every 3-4 years. The burners would rot out and i would deal with it for a year before getting a new.

One year i splurged and bought a Weber spirit 310. That was 6yrs ago and it still cooks more even than a cheap one thats brand new. Il never buy another grill thats not a Weber.

I havent used the Q series grills but two of my family members have them and they are happy with them.

Side note. When i bought my grill it had a knick in the top cover. Emailed Weber once and they sent a whole new top cover by the following week.
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Got a Weber Genesis almost ten years ago and still going strong. No rust or repairs needed. Just a good cleaning every spring. Use it year round in addition to my Walmart smoker. Thinking about getting a cheap kettle charcoal grill just for the nostalgia mostly. Plus, I do love burgers and steaks cooked over charcoal. Can't replace that flavor.
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Got a Weber Genesis almost ten years ago and still going strong. No rust or repairs needed. Just a good cleaning every spring. Use it year round in addition to my Walmart smoker. Thinking about getting a cheap kettle charcoal grill just for the nostalgia mostly. Plus, I do love burgers and steaks cooked over charcoal. Can't replace that flavor.
Seeing that you're a Weber fan, I really recommend the original Weber 22" charcoal grill. You can get them ~$100 on sale, and personally I'd look hard at the Premium version. The ash canister and other small additions are well worth the few added dollars.
They're like the Glocks of grills, every kind of accessory known to man is made for them. Rotisserie, Santa Maria grill rig, I even have a nice griddle insert for mine. Use it a lot.
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Seeing alot of Weber grill love as they are the top grill of choice in many of the big box stores. They are well made but your also going to pay a little more for the name as now they are mass recognized as the premium brand.

I was out at a grill expo last summer at one of the local stores and was drawn to the Broil Kings (specifically the regal $900). The Broil Kings looked to be just as well made as the Weber's if not better. The grill wasn't the highest on the priority list at the time but when my current grill goes to crap Im going to grab a broil king
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I would go for the Weber. The last grill I bought was a store brand at Lowes and the stainless steel was not real stainless steel. The fire box rusted right through in short order and replacement parts could not be had. Luckily I had some warranty left so Lowes manager made me a deal on the Weber.
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Ended up. Getting thevweber spirit 210 grill for $232. So far very nice medium size grill and full 10 year warranty
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I just bought my 1st gas grill { charcoal guy here }
I bought a Nextgril Evolution 2 burner stainless with infrared technology Nice little grill but it is small so the inside gets very hot very fast. Hard to regulate the temps. Even on low 1 burner by itself will quickly heat up to over 700 degrees.
Only way I can regulate it is to cook with the lid open and even then it still gets too hot.
The infrared plates are supposed to prevent flareups but it still flares up and when that happens the food will get burns on it.
I would suggest buying a grill with the largest cooking area, I thing the larger size would be easier to regulate temps. And buy the grill that weighs the most, heavier grill means better materials.
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