Weber-Stephen Products 1851001 Gas Grill Reviews
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Weber-Stephen Products 1851001 Gas Grill

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Finally... A Grill Worth Having

Jan 25, 2010
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Pros:Nice size, good amont of cooking space, easy use, easy temperature control, easy to clean.

Cons:A bit pricey, the light bar batteries can freeze or corrode.

The Bottom Line: This is a very nice grill. We have has several parties with lots of friends and family, and have plenty of room for everything. We all really like it.


I figured someday I'd make the move to a "real" grill... if I could ever afford it. So when I was having our house built, I asked the builder to run a gas line out to the deck "just in case" that day ever came.  So I wasn't expecting that my parents would chip in and buy a grill for the house as our "house warming gift." But they did.  So I threw out the old hibachi, and settled in to use this one.  Now we've had it for a couple of years and I can give you my perceptions. First thing you notice when you set this thing up is the size. It is nice, not mega jumbo, but plenty big enough for most parties. Prior to this, I never realized how nice it was to have a side burner, and enough room to cook a turkey. We cooked a 20 pound turkey back at Thanksgiving and it was super easy, and had no issues. The grill comes with a nice couple of books. One will tell you pretty much how to use the grill, the other will give you the basic patterns of how to cook almost anything, and a ton of recipes. It will cover when to use direct heat, indirect heat, or just the baskets.  The porcelain enameled cooking grids are nice, but even then they can get grungy and hard to clean. I've been using those "throw away" grill liners that are paper thin aluminum ( See    http://www.amazon.com/Clean-12212-Pack-Grill-Liner/dp/B000LO4EKM  for more information). They fit nicely and keep the grill really clean. The grill has a built in temperature guage, that is relatively dependable, but not accurate enought that you want to try baking a cake in there. It is removable, and can be used as a "meat thermometor" but if you are planning to do that, get a hot pad first, because it isn't insulated, and the whole thing gets hot enough to burn you while you are tring to pull it out of the holding place in the front of the grill. The racks and baskets are all easily removable, as is the drip pan underneath. The area underneath does seem to attract bugs, so I spray the deck under the grill with bug spray every now and then. I did have a wasp set up shop under the left tray, and had to douse it down with wasp repellent.  The side burner is nice, and all the different zones are easy to control the settings with the dials. Mine came with the setup for natural gas, but they also make a version that will work with a tank, and you could hide the tank easily underneath. Originally I liked the fact that the handle had a double light in it that would shine on the food when you opened the lid and turned it on, but I've had the batteries corrode in there since then, and it was kind of a mess. Once cleaned out it was as good as new, but I won't be leaving the batteries out there over the winter any more. I like the wheels too, it makes it easy to move around in case the wind is blowing some different direction, although with mine, I am tethered to the house with the natural gas line. I did get the optional whole grill cover as well, and that is an investment worth having because it does help keep bird droppings, leaves and other junk off the grill, but I've noticed that the grill cover does weather, and I doubt if you'd get more than 4 or 5 years out of it.  But really, in terms of size, capacity, and ease. This grill is super nice.  Kinda pricey, but nice. And since we got ours as a gift... I can honestly say it is a gift my whole family really loves.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 1600

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