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    $600 Grill

    Propane. Any recommendations in this price range?
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    Re: $600 Grill

    If you could spend just a bit more, I highly recommend a Weber Genesis. Built solidly and Weber stands behind their grills with great customer service. They're more expensive than the other mass market brands but the extra quality is worth it. I used one for 8 years with no problems except the igniter before moving and getting a built in. You have to spend much more to get better quality than Weber.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    Super disappointed with my stainless steel Char-broil TRU-Infrared grill... looks nice, but that is about it. I've been eyeballing this one at Lowe's: Shop Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn Black Triple-Function Combo Grill at Lowes.com
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    Re: $600 Grill

    I bought the Weber E310 last spring and I love it.
    I usually dont entertain parties of more than 6 and the 310 will handle that easy enough.

    If you need a bigger grill, then the Genesis is the ticket.

    check out YouTube videos for both models.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    I second the Weber Genesis recommendation. It's a bit more than $600 but they last forever and if you ever need parts, they're readily available.

    I got tired of buying $200-300 grills that fall apart in a few years. I've had the Weber Genesis for 3 years and its as good as new.

    You will often find Weber grills still in service 10-15 years after purchase.

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    Re: $600 Grill

    Def going with a Weber.

    Is the size the main difference between the Spirit E310 and the Genesis?

    I want to get a cover too, so that really puts the Genesis over my budget.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    I got a cover for my Genesis 330 from Amazon. It's held up nicely even though it's not a Weber branded cover. It's made by Texas Covers.

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    I think the size is the main difference. Lowes has them and you can have a look side by side. One very noticable difference other than size of them, is the weight of the lid. The genesis lid is much heavier than the one on the spirit and I dont think its just because it's bigger. Im pretty sure its made of heavier gauge steel. Very likely the bottom pan is heavier too.

    Having said that though, unless you need a Big grill, I dont think you'll be disappointed with the Spirit at all.

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    Def going with a Weber.

    Is the size the main difference between the Spirit E310 and the Genesis?

    I want to get a cover too, so that really puts the Genesis over my budget.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    Another vote for a Genesis...
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    You will often find Weber grills still in service 10-15 years after purchase.
    Our current Weber is 25 years old and has had several part replacements over the years, still works but the heat is pretty uneven. Time for a new one. I appreciate all the Genesis recommendations, but I think I'm going to opt for the Spirit.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    I have the spirit also, if you can wait till winter walmart has them for 50% off (if they have any leftover)
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    I have the spirit also, if you can wait till winter walmart has them for 50% off (if they have any leftover)
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    Weber all the way. Mine is under the cover. Smoked a delicious brisket lastnight too on the Sams pellet smoker.

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    Re: $600 Grill

    499.00 at lowes and they will deliver it to you.

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    Re: $600 Grill

    I second staying away from the CharBroil Tru-infrared . Gets really hot and does a nice steak but will smoke out a patio in 2 seconds flat. Also about 3 weeks in the porcelain coated grates started rusting. I have a neighbor with a Traeger pellet grill and if I had it to over again I would get one of those.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    Quote Originally Posted by Ocgasman View Post
    If you could spend just a bit more, I highly recommend a Weber Genesis. Built solidly and Weber stands behind their grills with great customer service. They're more expensive than the other mass market brands but the extra quality is worth it. I used one for 8 years with no problems except the igniter before moving and getting a built in. You have to spend much more to get better quality than Weber.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    Weber basically defines this market. In Canada we also have Napoleon Prestige series in the mid-range grille arena (and a worthy challenger).

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    Re: $600 Grill

    I have a Weber Spirit gas and a Weber Performer Charcoal for the slow relaxing cook days. Here in Canada Broil King makes quality grills as well.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    Weber also, had mine for at least 10 yrs. Love it. Had the shop bend me up some 16 ga stainless drip bars last summer and really evens out the temp.
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    Re: $600 Grill

    I have a Genesis S-330 (I never use the side burner fyi). It's ok. It's really not enough BTU for me and it's starting to rust and crack already after about 2 years but nothing major. I've smoked on it and it's done pretty well (turkey, pork shoulder, brisket). It actually does better for slow and low then for high temp searing due to the lack of BTUs. If I could go back I would have paid extra for the Summit (much higher BTU). I also bought the rotisserie which I used once and didn't like (chicken was unevenly cooked, etc..). I do highly recommend getting grill lights though.

    Like someone already said, the discrepancy in price between the Weber grills and the more premium models are fairly large so Weber is a good mid-tiered grill at a reasonable price. Also, I miss charcoal cooking, I used to have a $70 dollar black weber kettle and I absolutely loved it, but the gas is so much more convenient.

    I've heard the difference between the E and S series is the manufacturing. E is made in China and S is made here... or something about the steel, I forget. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/n...rica/index.htm

    If you can afford it I think you'll find that the S-330 is recommended everywhere for a great price/performance ratio.

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