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Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Fri May 10, 2019 9:55 am

Not for me, obviously, but a mate's wife's asking if I can recommend a Gas BBQ for his birthday. My first response was "Weber", but they start around £350-400 and she's only willing to drop 200 on one.

Any suggestions on decent quality for around the £200 mark?
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby S-H on Fri May 10, 2019 9:58 am

DasNutNock wrote:Not for me, obviously


You had me worried for a second, my palms started to get all clammy.

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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Fri May 10, 2019 10:00 am

Yes, I was rather tempted to reply "Alternatively, he could consider a charcoal BBQ, like any other real man would".
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Fri May 10, 2019 10:57 am

We got given one of these new a couple of years ago. Very good quality but don't know how much they are now. Would have been happy to spend 200 on it.

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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 am

Asda have one at £479 and another at £149 .


Here's the £149 one -


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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Fri May 10, 2019 12:45 pm

Cheers chaps, duly passed on :thup:
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby RichieRiv on Fri May 10, 2019 9:30 pm

Buy cheap, buy twice.

Weber all the way. As solid as a Challenger tank and will last 3 times longer than some piece of ***** from B&Q.
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Fri May 10, 2019 9:39 pm

RichieRiv wrote:Buy cheap, buy twice.

Weber all the way. As solid as a Challenger tank and will last 3 times longer than some piece of ***** from B&Q.


Pretty much exactly what I told them, that I could only recommend a Weber, and anything else was up to them to pick for themselves. They've got an Asda near by to look at TOMOS's picks, but I think they'll regret not taking my advice if they do go cheap.
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby Phil S on Fri May 10, 2019 10:58 pm

Don't forget to tell them to marinade their meat in petrol

I'd pretend you don't know them to be honest
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sat May 11, 2019 9:51 am

RichieRiv wrote:Buy cheap, buy twice.

Weber all the way. As solid as a Challenger tank and will last 3 times longer than some piece of ***** from B&Q.


I fully agree - but Dan's mates only had a budget of £200 so what is the point in saying to someone with only £200 to spend ' Buy a £450 Weber grill , mate ' .
Not all of us are rolling in money sadly .
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sat May 11, 2019 10:05 am

RichieRiv wrote:Buy cheap, buy twice.

Weber all the way. As solid as a Challenger tank and will last 3 times longer than some piece of ***** from B&Q.



More solid than this Challenger tank hopefully [ you have to admire the professionalism of the commentator - most people would have f r e a k e d out completely - still remember where I was when this happened - Corringham , Essex ]



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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 11, 2019 11:39 am

The Old Man of Storr wrote: I fully agree - but Dan's mates only had a budget of £200 so what is the point in saying to someone with only £200 to spend ' Buy a £450 Weber grill , mate ' .
Not all of us are rolling in money sadly .


No, you both make cromulent points. I could only personally recommend them a Weber, as I just don't know the alternatives well enough to endorse them (and I don't want my mates moaning at me at the end of their summer to say their BBQ's disintegrated in a cloud of "no money back" dust).

But I've said they should go find a big Asda (think they live near one) to physically inspect the range you suggested. They certainly look decent enough to the eye, but need a closer look. He's an engineer, so should be able to work out if the quality passes muster. I'll report back if/when they buy one, just in case he does find a quality substitute at a favourable price.
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat May 11, 2019 11:55 am

a 200 quid gas BBQ as you say Dan will be rust dust inside 18 months
My daughter wants a BBQ tomorrow at her place, So I have cleaned and packed up my weber to take round there, Buggered If I am going to cook on her tinny gas crap which has been left out since last year uncovered
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 11, 2019 12:23 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:left out since last year uncovered


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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby RichieRiv on Sat May 11, 2019 2:20 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote: I fully agree - but Dan's mates only had a budget of £200 so what is the point in saying to someone with only £200 to spend ' Buy a £450 Weber grill , mate ' .
Not all of us are rolling in money sadly .


If money is an issue, then I would suggest a BBQ is probably not on the priority I spent 250 quid on a "Fire Mountain" a few years back. It lasted a summer before the arse fell out of it. I ended up finding a sheet metal fabricator online who cut me a piece of ali to size. The next summer the ignitors went, then the burners.

Anyhow, you can get yourself on Facebook Marketplace or even Ebay and pick up a Weber for their budget.

Other manufacturers worth looking at are; Cadac, Char broil, Beefeater and Broil king
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Any idea which Weber model you've got RR?
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby FreeWheeling on Sat May 11, 2019 2:33 pm

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Unbelievable eh
My Weber is always undercover when not in use and in the winter it is stored in the shed , I will expect to get well over a decade out of my 250 sovs outlay
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby -DL- on Sat May 11, 2019 2:37 pm

I've got a 40 quid kettle one bought from Asda years ago. gets put in the garage after use, and it's still going strong, and it cooks burgers, sausages, chicken, fish, prawns and everything else I put on it rather nicely :scarfer:
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 11, 2019 2:49 pm

-DL- wrote:I've got a 40 quid kettle one bought from Asda years ago. gets put in the garage after use, and it's still going strong, and it cooks burgers, sausages, chicken, fish, prawns and everything else I put on it rather nicely :scarfer:


Pretty sure there's a link there :)
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Re: Gas BBQ question

Postby DasNutNock on Sat May 11, 2019 2:52 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:Unbelievable eh
My Weber is always undercover when not in use and in the winter it is stored in the shed , I will expect to get well over a decade out of my 250 sovs outlay


I just can't trust people who leave BBQs and bikes and wooden garden furniture out in the winter, without at least covering it. My Weber kettle's in it's 10th summer now - no way would it have made even 2 or 3 years if I hadn't cleaned & covered it after every use.
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