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Title: anybody have a weber?
Post by: sparkleberry on March 07, 2012, 07:01:49 AM
i'm pretty sure i'm gonna pull the trigger on the genesis e310.

it's pricey(but mostly assembled in indiana, which i like), apparently a very good propane burning grill and should last a long time.  first grill for me, but I've grilled many a meals.

thoughts?  feelings?

cheers!

ryan p lynch

Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: deepsouth on March 07, 2012, 12:55:28 PM
my dad has had a weber grill (propane) since 1995.  they are built like tanks and should last as long as you care for it.
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: brewmichigan on March 07, 2012, 01:23:57 PM
my dad has had a weber grill (propane) since 1995.  they are built like tanks and should last as long as you care for it.

Unless you're my uncle. He destroys grills, doesn't clean the grates, ever, leaves them outside un-covered and open in the rain.

I don't have a propane weber but I have a charcoal and love it. Quality construction that I would assume goes for the entire line.

Check craigslist. I see quite a few used ones on there from time to time that might be half the price.
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: theDarkSide on March 07, 2012, 01:35:18 PM
Outstanding grills.  I've had mine for 7 years and it still works great.  My old Charbroil one rusted out in 2 years time, but it was my first grill at my first house so we went cheap.

Even the cover I got with the grill is heavy duty!!!
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: Hokerer on March 07, 2012, 02:02:05 PM
Go for it.  Ours is so old it's got the old naming convention as it's a 'Genesis Gold C' - basically, everything's stainless and it has the side burner.  Use the heck out of the thing and it keeps on ticking.  Only problem I've had was when a squirrel ate a hole in the hose from the tank to the grill :(
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: gymrat on March 07, 2012, 02:57:08 PM
I bought one 4 years ago and love it. One nice thing about a weber is they are easy to find parts for. I have never needed to yet but that just adds to the longevity. Mine has a cast iron grill which does add to the flavor of the food.

I might add...mine has been knocked over by the wind in severe storms twice. Didn't bother it a bit.
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: Slowbrew on March 07, 2012, 03:09:59 PM
I have one, the natural gas version, and we love it.  It works great and has held up really well.

My kids were letting the lid free fall against the back stops and popped out the corners on the bottom that normally hold the lid place.  Obviously this was user abuse but Weber sent me an entirely new base free of charge and no questions asked.  The service call center is great to deal with.

Paul
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: bluesman on March 07, 2012, 04:20:53 PM
I have a Genesis Silver series that I bought in 1998. It's still until this day in fine working order. Go for it...I don't think you'll be disappointed in the slightest.  8)
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: Slowbrew on March 09, 2012, 12:17:18 PM
On a different note, I received a class action notice yesterday concerning a case against Weber.  They plaintif is claiming Weber has engaged in false advertising by advertising the grills are made in America but some parts might be manufactured in other countries.

Why do we do this to good American companies who have kept the majority of thier operations here, employ a lot of people here and make a very good product? 

Sorry for starting to rant.

On a happier note I saw a 22.5" Weber Kettle at Lowes for $99 yesterday.

Paul
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: bo on March 09, 2012, 12:33:32 PM
On a different note, I received a class action notice yesterday concerning a case against Weber.  They plaintif is claiming Weber has engaged in false advertising by advertising the grills are made in America but some parts might be manufactured in other countries.

Why do we do this to good American companies who have kept the majority of thier operations here, employ a lot of people here and make a very good product? 

Sorry for starting to rant.

On a happier note I saw a 22.5" Weber Kettle at Lowes for $99 yesterday.

Paul

I can answer that, too many damn lawyers.
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: Delo on March 09, 2012, 02:40:02 PM
Check craigslist. I see quite a few used ones on there from time to time that might be half the price.

+2 on this. +2 because I bought both my Webers on craigslist for less than half the cost new and they both were/still are in like new condition. I have one propane Genesis and the other is the Performer propane fired charcoal grill. The guy I bought the performer from was selling it because he said the propane part didnt work anymore.  I sanded the spark plug and it worked fine.  I love both these grills.
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: greatplainsbrewer on March 09, 2012, 03:25:42 PM
Just echoing the earlier comments.  I have a 22.5 inch platinum charcoal and a WSM.  Both well-designed and durable.  Brew with a guy with a Genesis.  He loves it and it has to be nearly ten years old.  No issues whatsoever.

Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 09, 2012, 04:55:04 PM
On a happier note I saw a 22.5" Weber Kettle at Lowes for $99 yesterday.

I just bought a lightly used 22.5" off craigslist for $20.  It even came with charcoal.

I felt like I was robbing the poor lady but she was glad to get rid of it.

It's older, with wood handles.  But I kinda like that.  It's been well cared for and is almost like new.

It will replace the even older one sitting in my yard which I will seek to modify and repurpose as a dedicated smoker.
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: bluesman on March 09, 2012, 05:24:27 PM
On a happier note I saw a 22.5" Weber Kettle at Lowes for $99 yesterday.

I just bought a lightly used 22.5" off craigslist for $20.  It even came with charcoal.

I felt like I was robbing the poor lady but she was glad to get rid of it.

It's older, with wood handles.  But I kinda like that.  It's been well cared for and is almost like new.

It will replace the even older one sitting in my yard which I will seek to modify and repurpose as a dedicated smoker.

Nice score there Joe.  8)
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: tschmidlin on March 09, 2012, 05:44:36 PM
On a happier note I saw a 22.5" Weber Kettle at Lowes for $99 yesterday.

I just bought a lightly used 22.5" off craigslist for $20.  It even came with charcoal.

I felt like I was robbing the poor lady but she was glad to get rid of it.

It's older, with wood handles.  But I kinda like that.  It's been well cared for and is almost like new.

It will replace the even older one sitting in my yard which I will seek to modify and repurpose as a dedicated smoker.
Lucky - my best recent lead was $40 and I had to drive an hour each way.  No thanks.  Still checking daily. :)
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: bluesman on March 09, 2012, 05:46:32 PM
On a happier note I saw a 22.5" Weber Kettle at Lowes for $99 yesterday.

I just bought a lightly used 22.5" off craigslist for $20.  It even came with charcoal.

I felt like I was robbing the poor lady but she was glad to get rid of it.

It's older, with wood handles.  But I kinda like that.  It's been well cared for and is almost like new.

It will replace the even older one sitting in my yard which I will seek to modify and repurpose as a dedicated smoker.
Lucky - my best recent lead was $40 and I had to drive an hour each way.  No thanks.  Still checking daily. :)

Just keep looking everyday...you'll score in due time.  :)
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: Joe Sr. on March 09, 2012, 09:31:57 PM
Exactly.  I saw on the other thread where Tom was looking for one on Craigslist and took a look myself.  It was inspiration.

There's lots of them out there.  This one was a good deal and only 10 minutes away from work.  I drove over on lunch, tossed it in the trunk and all was good.
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: tschmidlin on March 09, 2012, 10:19:28 PM
Nice :)

The two Ron found were already gone, and the two that have come up have been too far for the expense.  They don't come up too often though, only a couple so far.  I'm thinking later in the spring will be better, when people upgrade or look at what winter did to the old one.
Title: Re: anybody have a weber?
Post by: bigchicken on March 11, 2012, 09:09:30 PM
You get what you pay for on grills. I bought a Weber Summit 3 years ago for my wife. Huge grill with a rotis. kit, searing zone, and side burner. It cost a fortune $1800+ but we love it. Mostly stainless and has a 10 to 20 year warranty depending on the part. Way more than I ever wanted to pay, but we used up 2 other $500 grills in less than 10 years. We looked at the Genesis and nearly went that route. Weber has a good network of dealers if you ever need parts or warranty work.