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I wanna buy a gas grill for my porch

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#1 Kashmir

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:48 AM

Any suggestions? I was thinking about a Weber Q becuz it can be portable. Then I think about just getting a regular, bigger grill. I have no idea about btu's or whatever. I don't wanna spend a ton of money, so maybe the Q is out..haha.

What do ya think??

#2 Smiles

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:34 PM

I'd stay away from the cheap gas grills, they always seem to disappoint with super uneven heat distribution and usually only lasting a season or two. These are usually the grills I've had or have used.

You want lots of btus :)

Here's a link that may be helpful, theres some good info on what to look for in a potential grill.

#3 Smiles

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:38 PM

This one is ballin. I love a grill that will always deliver nice sear marks. I imagine the heat retention of the grate helps fish not stick too. Its also on the smaller side for full size grills.

#4 Kashmir

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:56 AM

Thanks Smiles :mrgreen:
I appreciate the feedback. I'll let ya know which one I get.

#5 jme

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

i got me the split charcoal / gas unit that has a side smoke box.. I wanted all three and found it in one unit. it's made by Char-griller. my father has the charcoal only unit, and a friend has the gas unit, that goes for $189. it's not the best, but for the money, it's a good grill. here's the chargriller website http://www.chargrill...uemart&Itemid=2 i have the 5050. the 3001 is the gas unit.

I was doing lots of reviews of gas only before I picked this up, and I really couldn't make a decision. I want a Weber, but don't want to spend the coin for a 3 burner unit... I want a bigger one.

I was looking for cast iron grates, with a ceramic finish (my chargriller came with these). I like they way they hold the heat, and since most units are going to be shit with heat distribution from the flames, this helps even it out a bit. What's your budget, and where are you looking to shop? the store may dictate to you the brands you are considering. there's also a lot of marketing bullshit to look out for.. the new "infared" trend is very misleading.. most of them are using grates with small holes to accomplish this (not infared an d infared heat source) and it's just a fucking mess to clean... my brother sold these at Lowes and people would return and complain about that.

as always I suggest reading through Meathead's reccomendations over at AmazingRibs.com: I've had nothing but positive experiences following all of his buying guides http://www.amazingri...nd_ratings.html

#6 jasonwiley86

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

It really depends on what you need though. You can still find similar capabilities from portables gas grills from those big and regular ones. If you're really looking for something portable, I would recommend to take a look on Coleman gas grills, specifically the LXX. You can go check this site for more lists of portable gas grills.


Although, if you're not really focus on getting portable ones, you could also try Dyna-Glo and Weber is always a good choice, you just have to find one that is more affordable though. This site is pretty helpful for things you need to know before buying and getting to know more on gas grills http://www.bestgasgrillsguide.net/. Hope that helps! :)

#7 seany

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:32 PM

This is a good time of year to look at grills.  Whatever Home Depot or Lowes has left at this point is normally ~ 50% off, so you can buy a higher end grill for the cost that a lower end grill would typically go for during spring/summer.  Look around...

#8 TEO



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

I have an infrared gas grill.  Seems to heat up and cook much more quickly than the traditional gas grill I used to have.