I plan on building an outdoor kitchen this fall and have been working on several design options. My design was set on installing a Weber Summit S660 natural gas grill and a Weber natural gas dual side burner, but then I learned about ceramic grilling and am now thinking about changing my design.
One option is to stick with my original plans, but add a large BGE. Seems like a great option, but then I wonder if I will use the gas grill. The S660 is $1,800 and a beautiful grill. But if ceramic cooking is as great as everyone says, I may never use the Weber and then have spent a lot of money for something that doesn't get used. One reason I can think of for keeping the Weber is ease of use for my wife. She's more likely to use the gas grill that's easy to start than trying to start the lump charcoal in the egg.
Another option is to scrap my original plans and instead buy 2 large eggs and the Weber side burner. This option is starting to appeal to me. because I can do different cooks on each BGE at the same time. Plus I still have the Weber natural gas side burner to cook beans, sauces, bacon, etc.
I'm looking for advice from others out there with experience.
Does anyone else have an outdoor kitchen with a BGE and a gas grill? Do you still use the gas grill or does it just sit unused? What do you use the gas grill for?
I'm also wondering about the side burner. My current Weber gas grill doesn't have a side burner and I don't miss it. I think this is one of those things where I don't know what I'm missing so once I have the side burner in the outdoor kitchen, I'll realize I definitely need it and wonder how I got along without it for so long. Most outdoor kitchen pictures I see on the forum do not include a side burner so maybe this is another item I won't really use.
Thanks for the help.