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Old 05-01-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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i really like my Char-griller with side fire box, it grills and smokes and has more room than the webers 8-[ 8-[
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:07 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for new charcoal grill!

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I am in the need to replace my old charcoal grill.

What would be your choice of charcoal grills and why?

I am looking at the Webers right now, does anyone have the performer and whats your opinion on it. Is it worth the extra money? I have not found one locally so that I could see it, and its hard to get a feel for it online.

I would really like the Ranch Kettle but I am not looking to spend that much right now.

Does anyone have one of the Gas/Charcoal grills? I remember seeing advertizements on them last year but have not found any or heard of anyone talking good or bad about them.

Thanks for your time!!
I recently bought a Weber Performer and absolutely love it. Is it worth the extra money between that and the One Touch Gold? That's up to you, I love the convenience of the gas ignition, the charcoal bin, the lid holder and the big shelf! So for me it was worth every extra penny!! I have a very good Brinkmann gasser that I have not touched one time since I bought the Performer and we usually cook out several times a week. I can honestly say there is not one thing I do not like about the Performer! It's a great grill!
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:33 PM   #3
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I have the 1touch gold. Love it! I only use the gasser now for fish or re-heating food.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:45 AM   #4
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Larry, how does the gas ignition work? does it work well? This may be a convinence for the SO, she likes to use the grill too, but I have had to sweet talker her into going to charcoal, she would much rather just turn a knob and click the igniter. So if this gas igniter works well then, I might get what I want a little easier...
You pour the charcoal into the kettle and light the burner that sits directly underneath the charcoal grate. The burner is fueled by a small propane bottle and it has the electric ignition. You leave the burner on for about 5 minutes or so until some of the coals are lit, that's all there is too it.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:40 AM   #5
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Most of the Home Depots have the performer on the floor...however you might want to call first!

I have the 1TG and I love it!! :biggrin:
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I have the 1TG and I love it!! :biggrin:
does the ash catcher on these things really work and are they that much of an improvement over the 1 touch silver?[/quote:2cvge7eu]
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I have the 1TG and I love it!! :biggrin:
does the ash catcher on these things really work and are they that much of an improvement over the 1 touch silver?[/quote:2lwacpr5]

Absolutely Brian! I have an 18 1/2 1TS and then the Performer. The clean up takes 2 seconds with the Performer. The 1TS the ashes get all over the place! Another thing too is with the ash catcher you can go about 3 good cooks without emptying the ashes. Good for those of use who are lazy!
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You will love it. The Captain is never wrong.
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except when you don't know what CAB means. [/quote:stxuoggc]

I'm sure the Captain really knew what it meant, he's a modest fellow..............
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