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  Reply # 903604 27-Sep-2013 10:55 Send private message

networkn: Wondering how you guys clean the grill itself on the weber?




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  Reply # 903663 27-Sep-2013 12:32 Send private message

No I wouldn't buy one of those.
Wouldn't take one if it was free.

We prefer This sort of thing:

http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?sa=X&biw=1412&bih=801&tbm=isch&tbnid=wk5EwwC_r0MocM:&imgrefurl=http://greenleafbbq.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/santa-maria-style-simple-authentic-elegant/img_5116/&docid=SoHDhKU8XRZwLM&imgurl=http://greenleafbbq.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/img_5116.jpg&w=1600&h=1200&ei=udFEUufgM8unkQX8vIAw&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:9,s:0,i:111&iact=rc&page=1&tbnh=175&tbnw=229&start=0&ndsp=18&tx=95&ty=94


Gas BBQs to me are outdoor ovens, why bother? Cook inside....
If you want BBQ then really the woodsmoke is the whole point...

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  Reply # 903672 27-Sep-2013 12:40 Send private message

This is my ultimate "man" BBQ

http://www.kiwibraai.co.nz/

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  Reply # 903674 27-Sep-2013 12:41 Send private message

Klipspringer:
networkn: Wondering how you guys clean the grill itself on the weber?





Honestly that doesn't get it "clean clean". All the "corners" and "edges" still end up "dirty".

I did vaguely consider soaking the whole thing in a tub of some form of toxic liquid.

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  Reply # 903692 27-Sep-2013 12:53 Send private message

networkn:

Honestly that doesn't get it "clean clean". All the "corners" and "edges" still end up "dirty".

I did vaguely consider soaking the whole thing in a tub of some form of toxic liquid.


Its charcoal. It's not suppose to ever be "clean clean"

The heat generated from the coal is enough to cremate any germs from the last bbq.

About once a year I scrub the edges down with a wire scrubbing brush.

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  Reply # 903699 27-Sep-2013 13:11 Send private message

networkn:
I did vaguely consider soaking the whole thing in a tub of some form of toxic liquid.


Caustic Soda in boiling water will clean it up like new, you will need to find a stainless or plastic tray big enough to put it in though.

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  Reply # 903703 27-Sep-2013 13:15 Send private message

Klipspringer:
networkn:

Honestly that doesn't get it "clean clean". All the "corners" and "edges" still end up "dirty".

I did vaguely consider soaking the whole thing in a tub of some form of toxic liquid.


Its charcoal. It's not suppose to ever be "clean clean"

The heat generated from the coal is enough to cremate any germs from the last bbq.

About once a year I scrub the edges down with a wire scrubbing brush.


Yah I am talking about the once a year I give it that ready for winter clean is all.

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  Reply # 903952 27-Sep-2013 21:28 Send private message

I bought a bag of some powder at Homebase (what's the UK equivalent to Mitre 10) and apparently you can put the grill in a plastic bag with this stuff and shake it around, leave it for a bit and the dirt will fall off. Haven't tried it yet but as we are preparing for winter I should do that soon. I will let you know (maybe take some pics)



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  Reply # 903953 27-Sep-2013 21:31 Send private message

hmm someone's broken this page ...

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  Reply # 904383 29-Sep-2013 06:09 Send private message

Buy quality, don't buy a monster, 4 burners are more than enough, read up on heat output as that's the important bit, hood is worth getting , ensure you can actually get parts ....

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  Reply # 904393 29-Sep-2013 08:39 Send private message

@Joker97 : I think mitre10 are having a sale this weekend.

@klipspringer : charcoal all the way! Meat tastes so much better.

@networkn: that chick in the video is retarded. Get a mean flame going and then put the grill on the weber. Makes cleaning easier. No need to put the lid on unless you really feel the need to.






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  Reply # 920408 23-Oct-2013 14:14 Send private message

thanks guys after a while of hunting around I think this is the best for me

- when I was hunting it was around $369 on special
- the surface is smooth while a lot of others have the rough metal surface
- it says it has bazooka even-flame something ...

unfortunately it is no longer on special

this is now on special. unfortunately there is no display model at the local warehouse.
but I have doubts as the box is smaller, the weight is lower, the area is about the same as the 4 burner model above (maybe even slightly smaller), there is no ignition button
- does that mean this is inferior to the above one? I might wait till the above one goes back on special? thanks

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  Reply # 920413 23-Oct-2013 14:25 Send private message

joker97: thanks guys after a while of hunting around I think this is the best for me

- when I was hunting it was around $369 on special
- the surface is smooth while a lot of others have the rough metal surface
- it says it has bazooka even-flame something ...

unfortunately it is no longer on special

this is now on special. unfortunately there is no display model at the local warehouse.
but I have doubts as the box is smaller, the weight is lower, the area is about the same as the 4 burner model above (maybe even slightly smaller), there is no ignition button
- does that mean this is inferior to the above one? I might wait till the above one goes back on special? thanks


No ignition button, as each burner has it's own "click to light" ignition.

I'd say it's probably a lighter gauge stainless, therefore it's slightly lighter.

Smaller, as the burners are closer together.

Is probably ore than adequate...not that dissimilar to my 4 burner.






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  Reply # 921076 24-Oct-2013 16:01 Send private message

woo hoo the porto is on special!

if you read the specs of the the porto and the serrana which one would you get?
- they're both the same size
- same cooking area
- serrana has smaller wheels and is lighter (more flimsy??)
- serrana has significantly smaller box (more flimsy??)
- serrana has many more burners (more gas use?)
- porto has bazooka flame ???
- same price!!!

what about even heat distribution?

thanks



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  Reply # 921077 24-Oct-2013 16:02 Send private message

sorry i can't see the edit tab on the first link (pushed too far to the right of my screen)

edit fixed

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