A friend of mine is shopping for a new grill and one of the ones I recommended to him was a BGE. He went to the local BBQ Galore and they tried to sell him a "Globe CafÃ© Ceramic Grill", a BGE-knock off painted red. Has anyone had any experience with this grill? It's $600 cheaper than a same sized BGE, not an insignificant chunk of change for him. I know that BBQ Galore already went out of business once a few years ago, so there are warranty concerns with the Globe while the BGE would be backed by BGE's warranty.
$600 is pretty substantial. I used to go through a $100 charcoal grill per year on average (grilling year round and not doing any maintenance, covering, etc.) What is the full retail price of the Globe ?? I p[aid about $750 for my Grill Dome and am reaching probably about year five. It comes with a "lifetime " warranty that I would never in a million years expect the owner of the company to honor. If I get three more years out of it (which is about what I expect before it crumbles) I figure I'll have broken even.)
The BGE seems to be the Gold Standard, though expensive, but I am still interested in the evolution of the Bubba Keg Stainless version.