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# 257376 29-Sep-2019 19:18
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As things heat up things turn towards my favourite food BBQ. I scrapped my last one which was a gift but lasted 8 years and the end of last summer and I want to get something that is decent.

 

I am currently looking at the Weber Family Q (3200)

 

https://www.turfrey.co.nz/shop/bbqs/all-bbqs/weber-family-q-q3200-red/

 

I like the nylon frame idea etc.

 

Primarily it would be just for me and the wife, but we get the kids and grands kids over from time to time.

 

 

 

Anybody had any experience with the Weber's.

 

 





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  # 2326819 29-Sep-2019 19:25
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Anyone I know with a Weber love them and will not part with them unless they are upgrading to a bigger Weber.

 

I dont have one but would love one.

 

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  # 2326820 29-Sep-2019 19:25
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Nobody ever got fired for buying Weber.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2326841 29-Sep-2019 20:51
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We have a Family Q and love it. Seems really well made and cooks a nice steak or sausage. We also use it for cooking all sorts of other meals too and it does a great job. Had a few people over on Saturday and didn't have enough room in the oven for all the food so cooked some sausage rolls using the roasting tray and they came out really well! Would recommend.


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  # 2326843 29-Sep-2019 20:54
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Never been a huge BBQ fanatic but bought a 3200 6 months or so ago and love it.  Would have thought I could have discovered them before I passed 60 :-)  Never too old to learn!!

 

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  # 2326894 29-Sep-2019 23:15
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Another vote for Weber here. My only regret is buying the small one over the midsized one. It’s fine for the wife and I but you quickly run out of room when there are guests.

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  # 2326909 30-Sep-2019 00:25
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You can't go past a Weber. I love my Charcoal Grill but we have a nice Gas Weber at the beach. 

 

I also have a Pellet Grill which I consider my new pride and joy. If you want to be able to cook low and slow for a long periods of time, nothing beats it. 

 

 


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  # 2326920 30-Sep-2019 06:47
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+1 for the Weber Q3200.

 

I've had  a few different BBQ's over the years but this is the best.  We cook our weekly roast (sometimes with veg as well) on the Weber and it does a great job (as well as the normal BBQ stuff).

 

Keep an eye on TradeMe user

 

ab100nz

 

on TradeMe - he regularly has them down around $775 (brand new) and it's where I got mine and a mate of mine got his.  You can spend the money you save on a roasting trivet and some other bits and pieces.  Came with an invoice from Turfreys.  Put him on your favourite sellers list and get TradeMe to e-mail you his new listings as they don't last long once listed.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2326967 30-Sep-2019 08:38
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I looked around about 2 years ago and nearly got hooked on the Weber Q but instead found the Zieglerand Brown range:

 

https://www.masport.co.nz/category/lifestyle-products/ziegler-brown-grill-series

 

These are Weber lookalike with very similar features including ring-burners that spread cooking heat to the edges.  Note that page 1 from my link shows only the bases, pages 2 and 3 show the grill details.  I bought the gunmetal grey twin grill.





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  # 2326970 30-Sep-2019 08:49
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Noticing a theme yet? Another Weber owner here, owned my Family Q nearly a year (still yet to run out on my first 9kg bottle). Love it, cooks better than every other BBQ I have ever had. Got mine from Mitre 10 with a with Airpoints too, so didn't cost me a thing. Bought the trivet and hot plate as well, so pretty much look for any excuse to cook anything I can in it. The accessories are pretty pricey, but still worth it.

 

You will have to change how you cook if you have never had one before: you will have to find something else to do rather than stand over the BBQ and push meat around!


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  # 2326974 30-Sep-2019 08:58
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If you are looking for a Weber BBQ Online often have them far cheaper than retail, especially accessories. They are a parallel importer so the models are often not exactly the same as local ones, so you need to look at various versions for comparison. The stock levels and options are also very random depending on what they have in stock at the time, so might not have exactly what you want at all times.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2327037 30-Sep-2019 10:50
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Love my Saber - https://www.sabergrills.com/

 

Have it plumbed into mains gas and use it all year round. Even do roast chook on it too.


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  # 2327062 30-Sep-2019 11:26
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+1 for any of the 3 Webers Q series.

 

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  # 2327070 30-Sep-2019 11:53
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Whilst i'll add that I also have a Weber, and am generally very happy with it, I would say we probably should have bought the larger one. We have the Weber Q and have found it on the small side when cooking for any more than just us and our two young boys (under 5). It takes some thinking about staging what to cook/keep heated in the oven rather than finishing everything at the same time. 

 

It's also worth keeping in mind that there are definite hot/cold spots that once you get to know it won't be a problem, but might frustrate your desire for a perfect snarler in every quadrant of it. 

 

Lastly, I would also make sure you look for one with the built in thermometer in the hood. Not all models have it and I have found it valuable to be able to keep an eye on the temps. 


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  # 2327071 30-Sep-2019 11:56
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I bought an Everdure Furnace last summer.  Works great.  Had it going pretty much every night.  This one: https://www.harveynorman.com.au/everdure-by-heston-blumenthal-furnace-3-burner-gas-bbq-with-stand-orange.html 

 

But I got it a bit cheaper and with a free canvas cover.


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  # 2327074 30-Sep-2019 12:14
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Disrespective:

 

 

 

Lastly, I would also make sure you look for one with the built in thermometer in the hood. Not all models have it and I have found it valuable to be able to keep an eye on the temps. 

 

 

 

 

To be honest a good quality thermopen type instant read thermometer should be part of every kitchen and (especially) BBQ area. They do serve slightly different purposes, but I just can't highly enough recommend investing in one. I used to be a bit sceptical and whilst I've never had an incident, it takes all the guesswork out of things.

 

We keep a couple of temp charts around the place in both C and F so at a glance we can determine a) what F in C and Vica Versa is, and what temp food should be.

 

 


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