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  # 1401267 6-Oct-2015 20:11
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304 stainless is the way to go

Check out the masports

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  # 1401349 6-Oct-2015 21:31
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jonathan18:

Which model do you have? Cheers.


Q2200 http://www.webernz.co.nz/CompareProducts.php?comparisonId=2 - the one with the thermostat - I find that useful - as the time to heat up varies depending on the strength of the  Wgtn gale (the wind chilll is acutally more important than the rain we've found) 

Oh and there will be a sale on - we bought ours in a Nov sale at Palmers 




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  # 1401366 6-Oct-2015 22:02
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lissie:
jonathan18:

Which model do you have? Cheers.


Q2200 http://www.webernz.co.nz/CompareProducts.php?comparisonId=2 - the one with the thermostat - I find that useful - as the time to heat up varies depending on the strength of the  Wgtn gale (the wind chilll is acutally more important than the rain we've found) 

Oh and there will be a sale on - we bought ours in a Nov sale at Palmers 


Thanks for confirming the model and further comments. Good to know they go on sale as they aren't cheap!

How many people can you cook for with the 2200? I'm more interested in this than the 3000 series as it's considerably cheaper, but I'm worried it may be not large enough for the family (4) plus guests.

Also, did you bother buying either of the stands?

I've checked the Consumer test of BBQs and interestingly all of the top seven are Weber models.

E330 90%
Q3100 88%
Q3200 88%
E320 87%
Q1200 87%
Q2200 85%
Q2100 83%




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  # 1401381 6-Oct-2015 22:24
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jonathan18: 

How many people can you cook for with the 2200? I'm more interested in this than the 3000 series as it's considerably cheaper, but I'm worried it may be not large enough for the family (4) plus guests.

Also, did you bother buying either of the stands?



I can cook a size 16 chicken plus veges for 4 on it - but for stuff you BBQ you can basically feed an unlimited number - as its only 2/3 min a side for things like chops/steaks etc. 

I bought this model after a friend catered a party for 30 using it - had the lamb roast on slow before the party - and then did the quick stuff during the party. 

The big one is a lOT bigger an IMHO caters to  the man market of I need a big one! I don't think it's necessary unless you need to roast 2 chickens simultaneously - ours would fit a reasonably sized turkey 

WE bought the stand because our outside space is a  just a grassy muddy patch at the moment - I used it on the wooden outdoor table and that worked too! The cover is robust and given that we are keeping it outside with a view of the sea that seemed a wise investment. 




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  # 1401914 7-Oct-2015 17:00
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Little: I suggest looking at this:

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Gascraft-BBQ-Serrana-III-6-Burner-with-Side-Burner?SKU=1976227

Even better, take a look at it tomorrow.


Wow that's a crazy price today. Thanks for the sneaky heads up

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  # 1401981 7-Oct-2015 19:57
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lissie:
jonathan18: 

How many people can you cook for with the 2200? I'm more interested in this than the 3000 series as it's considerably cheaper, but I'm worried it may be not large enough for the family (4) plus guests.

Also, did you bother buying either of the stands?



I can cook a size 16 chicken plus veges for 4 on it - but for stuff you BBQ you can basically feed an unlimited number - as its only 2/3 min a side for things like chops/steaks etc. 

I bought this model after a friend catered a party for 30 using it - had the lamb roast on slow before the party - and then did the quick stuff during the party. 

The big one is a lOT bigger an IMHO caters to  the man market of I need a big one! I don't think it's necessary unless you need to roast 2 chickens simultaneously - ours would fit a reasonably sized turkey 

WE bought the stand because our outside space is a  just a grassy muddy patch at the moment - I used it on the wooden outdoor table and that worked too! The cover is robust and given that we are keeping it outside with a view of the sea that seemed a wise investment. 


I suspect that the reason they rate so highly in the Consumer tests is for a simple reason - they're extremely good.

We've got the 3000 series on a stand.  Xmas dinner for 12 - 2 x butterflied legs of lamb + some grilled/roasted veges - no problem.

The models with thermostat also come with a deeper lid - so better if you were to do a turkey or 3 or 4 chickens or whatever.
There's a small SS perforated box smoker as an accessory, I've done 2 large sides of salmon at a time with this - works superbly.  Weber also sell a copper or brass wire brush accessory well designed for the job.  Burn it off for 20 mins, then the enameled grills can be brushed clean. 




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  # 1402035 7-Oct-2015 21:41
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Little: I suggest looking at this:

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Gascraft-BBQ-Serrana-III-6-Burner-with-Side-Burner?SKU=1976227

Even better, take a look at it tomorrow.


Thanks I snapped this one up. It's sitting in the garage awaiting assembly at the moment :)
Extended warranty to 4 years for $39, if it lasts for 4 years it would cost $110 per year, well worth it
Can look into something more solid by then..





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  # 1402063 7-Oct-2015 22:33
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Be interested in what people think of gascraft. Are they still NZ made?

Total aside, but how far back does the lid sit off the BBQ when open?
As in how much clearance do these need off a wall behind them to open the lid fully?

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  # 1402072 7-Oct-2015 23:15
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Jaxson: Be interested in what people think of gascraft. Are they still NZ made?


I'm wondering exactly the same thing. Can anyone comment on the brand as it's currently available and/or this model in paricular?

It's certainly a lot of metal for the money, but I'd hate to buy this and be disappointed, especially to have another underpowered BBQ with poorly distributed heat that takes ages to cook anything. We don't use ours much because of this, and I'm just not keen on the idea of a BBQ being a disposable commodity.

My wife's keen on the portability of the medium-sized Weber (2200), and while it may be a lot more expensive (by the time a stand's added) and offers a lot smaller cooking surface, I'm still drawn to buying something that seems to get universal praise and will last a long time. Still, could still be convinced something like this Gascraft offers better value...

Edit: one of the earlier threads I posted a link to earlier started with a question on the earlier version of this unit; the final post on it may be referring to this brand?

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=154414&page_no=3#1166634



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  # 1402595 8-Oct-2015 18:28
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Jaxson: Be interested in what people think of gascraft. Are they still NZ made?

Total aside, but how far back does the lid sit off the BBQ when open?
As in how much clearance do these need off a wall behind them to open the lid fully?


I measured it, it's the full height of the steel hood, so it's about 16cm.




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  # 1402687 8-Oct-2015 20:37
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lissie: Oh and there will be a sale on - we bought ours in a Nov sale at Palmers 


I'm looking at getting a Genesis... Can you recall what you paid for your model and what kind of saving you made on sale?

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  # 1402694 8-Oct-2015 21:04
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Jaxson: Be interested in what people think of gascraft. Are they still NZ made?

Total aside, but how far back does the lid sit off the BBQ when open?
As in how much clearance do these need off a wall behind them to open the lid fully?


There are no bbqs made in New Zealand


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  # 1402851 9-Oct-2015 08:34
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I'm thinking of one of these http://www.gosunstove.com/products/gosun-grill

 

I'm not adding carcinogens to my food with charcoal, and I don't have to sit around it making sure things don't burn.

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  # 1402939 9-Oct-2015 11:22
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gchiu: I'm thinking of one of these http://www.gosunstove.com/products/gosun-grill

I'm not adding carcinogens to my food with charcoal, and I don't have to sit around it making sure things don't burn.


Just cooking the food by applying heat can create carcinogens, that grill is pretty cool but I don't know how practical it is unless you live in a really sunny area.

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  # 1402951 9-Oct-2015 11:31
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graemeh:

I don't know how practical it is unless you live in a really sunny area.


Apparently they have that covered...

Even At Night: Store the heat of the Sun to cook any time with our patent pending phase change Thermal Battery

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