Recently, I told you how my wife and I were looking into spending our Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 checks. I want to give a short update in that regards (we’ll get back to equipment finance and the like next time & I know you’re all waiting with baited breath.)
Anyway, I went ahead and purchased my grill. And it’s a beauty. In fact, I like it so much I need to tell you about it. Now, before I get into this, let me tell you that this isn’t the norm for me. I’m usually pretty indifferent when it comes to products and brand names, and would never damage my integrity by falsely endorsing a product (and I invite companies of all sizes to just try and tempt me with a very large check to do such.)
Ok, back to my grill. I bought a Weber Spirit E-310. This is my first Weber grill, as the previous times I bought a grill I eschewed the higher price of the Weber in favor of something cheaper (which, I have learned, when it comes to grills, is another name for a piece of @#$%)
Seriously, I must have been through five grills in the past ten years. Each time I bought a new one, I considered the Weber (as it has an extremely stellar reputation), but instead went with some $250 model that I convinced myself was just as good (which again, is another code name for a piece of @#$%)
Well, after yet another afternoon of trying to cook a steak at 375 degrees (the max my el-cheapo brand could hit), and suffering through more flare ups and hot spots than are on the Sun itself, I decided enough was enough, and since I had that economic stimulus check in hand, I decided to go for the gusto and get the grill everyone raves about.
Right away, I could tell the Weber was different, and well worth the money. To begin, it just feels better and is very solidly built. In addition, the burners are intelligently designed so no grease gets on them, the drip catcher is very simple and actually works (something the other grills couldn’t do right), and the propane tank scale is very clever (and really works). But best of all, the thing heats up to 600 degrees in about 5 minutes, and really cooks food well with a nice, even heat, no hotspots, and minimal flare-ups (due to the intelligent burner design.)
I would recommend a Weber to anyone buying a new grill. Yes, they are a bit on the expensive side, but in this case, you truly do get what you pay for.
So there you go, my first gushing product endorsement without any prodding (or, sadly, a check) from Weber.