Rick Hall wrote:I'm no grill master but am tired of cooking on cheap throwaway grills with next to no heat control. Expected to try a Weber Gold until someone here's mention of a less expensive Acorn version of the Green Egg type unit caught my attention a little while back. How about a quick course in the advantages that might offer and reviews for both that and the Weber?
assateague wrote:I will start by saying that I'm a very cheap individual. I've never tried the other two, but the Weber I had was easily the best grill I've ever had, and I never regretted spending the money for it. (It was a Silver) Matter of fact, I was HAPPY that I spent the money for it, if that tells you anything. I had it for almost 13 years, and the push-button ignitors still worked, which was phenomenal. I replaced the grills probably three times (mostly because I was hung up on using the cast iron ones. As soon as I went to stainless steel, that stopped) It never flared up, worked in Minnesota winters outside on the deck, and hot humid summers here. The only reason it's gone now is because the wife gave it to some friends when her dad gave us one he won at Lowes. Had I known about this in advance, it would NOT have been given away. I almost divorced her. And as predicted, that shiny new piece of crap grill is not worth a damn, after only 2 years.
But I have no experience at all with either of the others. I'll say you will be very happy with a Weber. Don't know if you'd be happier with the others, but you won't be disappointed with a Weber.
rank duck wrote:Webers are good, but not what they used to be. I doubt any of today's Webers will last 13 years.
I don't know anything about the egg or acorn, but I will say that I've gone through several cheaper grills over the past several years and finally caved and bought a Weber grill. As Assa noted, they are a bit more spendy, but certainly worth the money. I always had problems with hot / cold spots on the cheaper grills. The Weber I have is the Genesis S-330 and it cooks very evenly and very consistently. I'm one of those guys who reads as many consumer reviews on a product before purchasing it and from what I read, Weber quality is tough to beat.
assateague wrote:Are they only charcoal?
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