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11-02-2017, 04:42 PM
Iím looking for a good grill with a searing burner. It does not need a side burner or a rotisserie ó those are ďnice to havesĒ.

So far Iíve found the Napoleon Prestige P500RSIB (https://smile.amazon.com/Napoleon-Grills-Prestige-Natural-Stainless/dp/B01BOZDBH8/ref=sr_1_7_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1509658857&sr=8-7-spons&keywords=Napoleon+Prestige+P500RSIB&psc=1) and the Weber Summit S-470 (https://www.weber.com/US/en/grills/summit-s-470-gas-grill).

Any thoughts on these or any other grills?

11-02-2017, 05:13 PM
I worked at a high end grill manufacturer, their grills started at $13,000. Even if I had unlimited money I would probably still go for a Weber. When I moved out of the city, I was gifted a Weber Genesis from 1995 that still works like a dream. They will have parts for them forever, and with a bit of TLC, they simply last.

Wharf Rat
11-02-2017, 05:21 PM
I have a Weber Genesis bought in 2001. I replaced the angle irons that go over the burner. Otherwise, fine

Tio Gato
11-02-2017, 05:42 PM
Weber for sure. I've had two. The first lasted almost 20 years. Uncovered in rain and snow. Got a stainless one now and I expect to get a lot of years out of it.:2

11-02-2017, 11:18 PM
I'd go with the Weber, Michael. While I don't have that model or even that series, I do have a 10 year old Genesis gasser that has a ton of hours on it and every problem I've experienced, they fixed / replaced under warranty without debate.

11-07-2017, 02:45 PM
If charcoal is an option, its hard to beat a big green egg.

11-08-2017, 08:12 AM
I love my Char griller

11-08-2017, 08:53 AM
I have been digging my Chargriller that is half gas half charcoal. You get two seperate grills in one unit. Has a side burner which is great to light the chimenea.

11-25-2017, 11:48 AM

11-25-2017, 12:15 PM
I've started my outdoor kitchen build and I have been looking closely at Blaze Grills.
I like their warranty, and I like the cast stainless burners. I also like the option of swapping out a burner for an infrared sear burner.
If Weber made a true built in, I'd strongly consider it. If money was no option, I'd go with Lynx.
I'm also looking at Lynx Sedona grills, which are a step down from their premium line.

11-25-2017, 11:05 PM
I love my Char griller

I love mine too and wouldn't trade it. But I don't like gas, a searing burner is irrelevant for me, and side box is essential. OP's needs seem to be the opposite.

01-07-2018, 02:37 PM
Went a different direction... was not happy at the thought of dealing with propane tanks. Iíve had them run out mid-cook. Thatís why my last several grills have been natural gas, which is not an option here.

At Costco today and saw that they had a deal on Kamado Joeís, so much bought one :D


Going to cook some steaks tonight!

The Poet
01-07-2018, 02:47 PM
I'll take mine rare, brother. What's for sides?

Tio Gato
01-07-2018, 06:20 PM
I'll take mine rare, brother. What's for sides?

Bourbon and cigars come to mind.:dr

01-07-2018, 08:45 PM
I meant to take a pic, but then I had wine...

The steaks (New York’s from Costco) came out perfect. However, it’s been 30 or so years since I’ve had to light charcoal, so that took a little longer than expected :rolleyes:

01-08-2018, 09:16 AM
Nice choice Michael! Those also work well as pizza ovens...

01-09-2018, 08:46 AM
However, itís been 30 or so years since Iíve had to light charcoal, so that took a little longer than expected :rolleyes:

It's worth the investment into some fancier charcoals since these style grills use so little.

01-09-2018, 01:54 PM
My father has a Kamodo Joe, has been using it regularly for at least 5 years and never had an issue (other than some unrelated contractors breaking a bunch of the parts when trying to move it, but Kamodo Joe had replacement parts available). I know I love the output :dr

01-09-2018, 03:04 PM
It's worth the investment into some fancier charcoals since these style grills use so little.

I've been using the Kamado Joe "Big Block Lump Charcoal", which is made from "Argentinian Hardwood". So far so good!

01-10-2018, 07:29 AM
Bourbon and cigars come to mind.:dr

pretty much goes with everything.....:D

01-10-2018, 08:06 AM
pretty much goes with everything.....:D

X2 :banger

01-11-2018, 09:21 AM
So I've used the KJ every night now and love it! It's so easy to use and the lump charcoal seems easier to light and a whole lot less ash!

The best surprise was some chicken I did last night -- I threw in a couple of Applewood chunks and grilled the chicken at around 400* for about 20 minutes and then flipped it for another 20. It came out so good -- juicy and flavorful. I loved that Applewood flavor!

Got me thinking about doing some turkey parts :D

01-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Ohhh, smoked turkey legs. Don't forget turkey butt, nice and fatty :dr