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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