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3 grills... can't decide........

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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:23 pm
mrpig rare
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Location: Illinois (NW Suburbs)
Posting for a friend of mine (hes trying to join but never gets the activation email). Looking for the best bang for the buck. He lives in a townhouse with a small deck 42" X 72" so size is defintely a consideration. found these 3. thoughts?

Ducane affinity 3100 grill – more grill for the money
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... R&v=glance

Weber Q320 – expensive but nice fit
http://www.amazon.com/Weber-586002-Port ... B000WOVZ26

Kenmore – Seems like a good grill - 4 burners with side burner - made by charbroil though
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... word=grill

thanks for the help!
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:36 pm
rogerja well done
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HOw about a gently used Weber off of Craigslist. Depending upon condition, it may not need any fixing-up. If it does, burners are only $50.

Bang-for-buck would lead me to the Ducane or Weber. Forget the Kenmore/Charbroil - it'll be dead inside of 3 years.

Don't sleep on the Weber - the 300 series is a good sized grill and can cook for 4-6 no problem.

Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:36 pm
Kenny 13 well done
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As far as opinions go on gas grills, I can't be much help as I just don't use them. I will say that you really can't go wrong with a Weber. Even if you do run into some problems down the line, their customer service alone is enough to give you peace of mind.
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:36 pm
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Well, if it's any help, Ducane grills are now owned by Weber. That might carry a little weight.

Also - if your friend is having issues registering, he might have better luck using an alternate email address. Failing that, he can always email our site admin at Info@Workman.com too.
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:32 pm
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Are you set on those. You could get a new Weber Performer.
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:36 pm
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of those 3, the Weber Q would be the best fit for a small deck. The arms will fold in and save some space. Plus it has some portability to it that the others dont.

jsperk wrote:
Are you set on those. You could get a new Weber Performer.


Now you are talking my language!
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:52 pm
rogerja well done
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jsperk wrote:
Are you set on those. You could get a new Weber Performer.


I'm betting he's renting or the homeowners association says you can't have charcoal grills. But nothing beats a weber kettle.

Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:10 pm
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The Weber looks nice, but it does not have much cooking area. If I was going for a gasser in that price range, I'd get a Weber Spirit E-210. $399 is a little more to pay, but you get a 10 year warranty on the burners and replacement grates, flavorizer bars, etc. are easy to find.
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:28 pm
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mrpig wrote:
Posting for a friend of mine (hes trying to join but never gets the activation email).


I had this issue when trying to join the site as well. I sent an email to info@workman after a couple of days, no reply. I waited a few more days and no activation email had arrived. Upon virtually giving up, about a week and a half later, I tried to log in for grins and I was able to log in.

No big deal now because I am active, but the process was slow and a bit puzzling...
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:15 pm
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according to consumer reports the life-span of the average gas grill in less tha n 3 years & falling. I bought my son a Q220 & its well built should last for years & grills great. It is bigger than you think. It may be the last gas grill they need & they can buy a charcoal grill as a 2nd grill later
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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:37 pm
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Northwoods Smoke wrote:
mrpig wrote:
Posting for a friend of mine (hes trying to join but never gets the activation email).


I had this issue when trying to join the site as well. I sent an email to info@workman after a couple of days, no reply. I waited a few more days and no activation email had arrived. Upon virtually giving up, about a week and a half later, I tried to log in for grins and I was able to log in.

No big deal now because I am active, but the process was slow and a bit puzzling...


Sorry you had a problem getting registered.
Usually the reply e-mail is very quick is very quick in coming.

I'll bring this up with INFO.

Thanks for your patience!

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Post Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:29 pm
mrpig rare
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Location: Illinois (NW Suburbs)
thanks for the help. i told him about the weber spirit series too. then he showed me the 09 price and I was surprised. 399 for a 2 burner?!?! thats a little steep. whyd they bump it up $100 this year? any improvements?
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