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Gas Grills Advice

skyhawkskyhawk Posts: 12
edited 4:29PM in EggHead Forum
I have a place on the ocean and I use my BGE there, however at times I just want to grill a hamburger or something fast so I need a gas grill. I am going to build it in but I need some advice. I don't want anything that will deteriorate in the salt air. I have some neighbors who have bought some inexpensive gas grills made out of stailess steel but they have really deteriorated in the sea environment. Anybbody have any advice on a good gas grill?

Thanks for responding.



  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Forget gas, how about a mini or small egg? They don't rust.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Get you a small or mini BGE, ceramic will not corrode in the salt air, any metal grill will, no matter how high quality. :)
  • ManfredManfred Posts: 186
    I agree with Philsgrill 100%. Lot easier to take care of and don't forget how good the food will be.
  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Easy solution. You know what Big Green Eggs are capable of, yet you want the convenience of gas.

    So why not get yourself a gas fueled big green egg? ;)

    Check it on youtube. Awesome.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    In 20 minutes time I can grill my two one pound hamburgers and have them rested for ten min. ;)

    I'm not going to talk you into a gasser. Sorry :unsure:
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860
    I'm not sure how to feel about a gas fueled egg. I'm conflicted!

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Me too, but it's worth mentioning.

    Wanna know what my old gas'er is relegated to?

    A storage cabinet for my eggcessories, and being a fence blocker, so my dog can't escape. Look in the background. lol

  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,340
    Rezen73 wrote:
    Easy solution. You know what Big Green Eggs are capable of, yet you want the convenience of gas.

    So why not get yourself a gas fueled big green egg? ;)

    Check it on youtube. Awesome.
    That is really interesting! The threaded vent stops got my wheels turning...
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Funny! He goes to all that work to fabricate all the first class equipment, and he uses the standard thermometer. Oh dear.....
    The Naked Whiz
  • KailasKailas Posts: 146
    The Naked Whiz wrote:
    Funny! He goes to all that work to fabricate all the first class equipment, and he uses the standard thermometer. Oh dear.....

    That and took it up to 650 degrees. How long to cook a butt roast at that temp?
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    Gas grills are for storing egg tools, lump and wood chunks. :whistle:

    The mini has a damn turbo and can cook for a family of four if you try. We did 4 brats and a jumbo chicken breast half tonight. ;)
  • brisket30brisket30 Posts: 122
    Converting BGE to gas is sack religous. I would just get a small, they heat up fast and still enjoy the taste of meat instead of gas fumes. That's like asking someone at Inn and Out where you can find a McDonalds.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    skyhawk, I see a lot of high end gassers in the 4-5K range here in Fl and while they get the lifetime warranty are still replacing parts every few years. If you go that route just by a cheapie and replace it every year or two.
  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    My last gasser was a Webber Summit, All the internals had to be replaced after 5 years, I got my two eggs instead.
  • LitLit Posts: 6,893
    I agree with the other posts just get a small egg but if you do want to get a gasser I would not suggest a cheapy. $200 grills will last one season by the ocean and cost $200 to fix the next year. I would get a weber genesis for $600 and all internals have a 5 year warranty and all major parts have a 25 year warranty. I had a weber genesis e320 down in florida and then here in georgia and after about 3 years there was some rust on the frame and the internals looked bad. Weber sent me new gas pipes, a new manifld, and a whole new bottom frame and panels with just a phone call (No photos or anything required just a 5 minute call). I paid like $25 out of pocket because they do not warranty the v shaped things that go over the burners. When grill shopping bring a magnet with you. Anything the magnet will not stick to will not rust. After weber replaced everything I sold the grill for $500 and got a mini. Think this is the only picture I have of my gasser when my egg table caught on fire.

  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    If you insist on a gasser bring a magnet with you. If the magnet sticks to the stainless it is very low quality and will rust out.

    I would go foe a small egg instead.
  • Amen!
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,805
    Being a newbee here, you probably had no idea of the mass hysteria your post would stir up. Weber makes a few models Of the 'Q' grill and they are small, portable & easy to use. Good luck!! 8 - )
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,130
    Skyhawk, you say you just want to do a hamburger or so occasionaly, or something similar.
    If that's the case, I'd suggest a $30 table-top gasser. It doesn't need to say out in the environment all the time, and, after a couple of years, not much to toss and replace.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • BrokersmokerBrokersmoker Posts: 646
    I got a Coleman portable for Christmas, but that was for tailgating and it folds flat with wheels. If it were for use at home I'd have to jump on the small bandwagon
  • BananaChipzBananaChipz Posts: 207
    wow.. that is pretty cool
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    What's the 10 year plan on that? :S

    vs. say a damn mini that will do the deal for darn near ever at world class levels :P
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