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Monday, May 30, 2016

The Weber Grill


The Weber Grill


I purchased my first gas grill in 1982.  I purchased the bargain brand for about $120.  I purchased a new grill every other year as the bargain brand never lasted more than two years.

Thirteen years ago I received a new Weber Grill as a service award for thirty-five years of employment in my firm.  It has worked flawlessly ever since.  I have replaced a few parts for maybe $50 but otherwise it is always been a reliable grill.  It has an electric start that has not failed to fire up the burners on the first push even once in thirteen years.

Lately it has not been functioning perfectly, and though it works pretty well I recently purchased a new Weber Grill.  I am keeping the old grill for that one time a year when I am cooking both chicken and meat for a large group.

The ten grills I purchased previous to the Weber took hours and massive amounts of agida to assemble.  The old Weber took about 15 minutes.  The new Weber was not as simple.  Fortunately Mrs. Cranky loves assembly projects and actually follows directions to a tee.  With Mrs. C manning the directions and putting the grill together and me tightening screws, the new grill was assembled in about an hour.

I am looking forward to grilling my first steak on the new Weber which will in all probability be my last grill.

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23 comments:

  1. Webers are great. I used mine today to grill brats; we made the switch from charcoal 2 years ago, and I hope we have the same luck you did with your gas grill.

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  2. I know little or less about grills or grilling. One time in the department store a woman was piling expensive purchases on the counter. "That one is for the time he bought himself golf clubs for MY birthday. That one is for the time he bought himself new fishing gear for MY birthday. This one is for the time he bought himself a riding tractor for MY birthday. And this one is for the time he bought himself a 'what kind of grill is is?' for MY birthday." "Weber," I volunteered. That's right. A WEBER!

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  3. I was smiling away until I read "in all probability...my last grill".....Noooooooo!!!!! Oh well, I am on my "last" car and my "last 6 cats"....!!!
    My husband totally runs our grill, but I was like Mrs. C when we assembled it. I love finding those miscellaneous little gizmos in the plastic bags and making them all come together!

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  4. I've heard the Weber is the best grill you can get!!

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  5. I have a Weber kettle that uses propane to start the charcoal
    It's one of those pushbutton starters
    I haven't had a single issue in the ten years I have had it.
    The best part is I can both grill and barbecue with it

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  6. What? They don't deliver them already assembled?
    I've been at a few barbecues where the food as cooked in a Weber kettle, we all sat around nibbling small things while waiting, the food when it eventually got served was very nice, but I missed that barbecuing smell that only comes from an open BBQ plate, such as those used for community 'sausage sizzle' days. You can smell the sausages and onions a block away! If I was ever to buy another barbecue, that's what I'd get.

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  7. Enjoy your new grill! The highlight of one of our times together as a couple was putting together a grill in a hot garage. The dog was wise and stayed inside the air conditioned house. We worked on that grill and game up shy of one screw that hubby was able to improvise for. A few years later I was ecstatic when he returned from the home improvement store with an all ready assembled grill :)

    betty

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  8. We don't seem to have reached outdoor cooking yet, at least I presume the Weber is for outside cooking. It may be because of our inclement weather. Anyway, my hubby would never have known what to do with it even if we had one. Me neither!

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  9. Enjoy! #2 Son took over the grill when he was 9, and he would adore having a Weber.

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  10. Never had a weber grill. I hate stuff that says "some assembly required" I have no patience with putting things together. The hubby does all the work of assembling things. :) Hope you had a great day BBQ'ing!

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  11. After the incident of a small kitchen island requiring assembly (it ended up in the trash) I made a rule never to buy anything needing to be assembled by me ever again.

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  12. We had the same problem with cheap gas grills. Then we moved into a house that has an expensive grill connected to gas. Works wonders!

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  13. You and Mrs. C really work well as a team. Grill assembly can be daunting. Hope the new one is just as faithful.
    Nothing is more appealing to women than a man in an apron.

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  14. We have a Weber too and they are built to last a very long time.

    I like Mrs. C. She rocks.

    Have a fabulous day Cranky. ☺

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  15. We have had a Ducane for eight years. The electric starter doesn't work anymore but other than that it does a fine job.

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  16. Congrats on the team work! I think Mrs C is the smart one.
    Lisa

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  17. I'm still using a Weber Q that I bought in 2001 (I think. Not quite sure) and it still works fine. Once in a while the igniter gets fussy, but that's about it. Stays outdoors year around uncovered to boot. Whenever I break down and get a new one, it'll likely be another Weber.

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  18. We have a grill on our back porch that doesn't really work well and hasn't been used in years. It probably doesn't work at all...

    With Father's Day coming up, you now have me thinking.

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  19. We have two Weber kettles that are about 25 years old. Still working great. Our gas grill came from the auction. It's a Sears. So far, so good.

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  20. Wow! That's a long time for that old Weber but they are great grills. Mrs. C is a keeper. :)

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  21. We have an old black grill that we've had for I don't know how long. It still works just fine.

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  22. We have an old black grill that we've had for I don't know how long. It still works just fine.

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  23. I hope you're enjoying the new grill. My M-I-L gave us a Weber grill for Christmas a few years ago. It's holding up well so far. Hubby put it together while I was at work; he's not impressed with my "help" when it comes to assembling things.

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