Many years ago, we bought the Home Depot version of a Ducane grill, which at the time had a reputation for making pretty high end grills. Of course some corners were cut on the Home Depot version, which was less than half the cost of the normal Ducane. We used it for at least 10 years and put new burners in it twice, but it now won’t stay lit and I’m not working on it anymore.
Bev’s view on grills is buy a cheaper one, toss it when it quits working and rusts out, then buy a new one, which is what we have been doing up until now. But this time, I decided to spend some of the kids inheritance and I got a Weber Summit which is not a real high-end grill but well above our normal. With the 10 year warranty on most parts, it will hopefully be the last grill we have to buy.
Since I could not find this model at one of our big box stores, I bought it from Amazon for less than the list price and with no shipping cost – I’m one of those online shoppers whose behavior is unfortunately resulting is the closure of many brick and mortar stores. I had to spend about an hour installing the side shelves and a few more parts to end up with this, including many of my fingerprints.
It has some bells and whistles, such as lighted burner control knobs and a lid-handle mounted light, that I don’t really need but I like that there is a place to store the rotisserie items and the motor is always installed on a flip up mount. It also has a searing area and a smoker box which will allow some bbqing without using my big smoker.
I have fired it up using a normal propane bottle and now I just need to put it in place on the patio, hook it to our home’s propane system, and commence to cooking.
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