It's a three burner "Turbo" model made by Barbeques Galore. Back in 1991 when I bought it, Barbeques Galore's models were all made in Australia to fine quality specifications. The burners are cast metal with holes drilled for the gas to come out and burn - much better control of the flames that way. The grills are cast iron. The cart is jarra wood, some extreme hardwood version of eucalyptus they have in Oz. The metal hood is porcelain black coated. They give a 5 year unconditional warranty. /img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif">
Over the years I've fixed it up and see no reason to replace it anytime soon. The original cast iron burners rusted out at about 4.5 years, so at 4 years 10 months I brought my sales receipt with the rusty burners and rusty grate into the store. They gave me new ones with no questions asked. I also brought in the propane tank at about 3 years because I could smell gas even when disconnected - I barely got into the store with the tank until someone grabbed it from me, took it outside, and handed me a new tank no questions asked.
After warranty, I've replaced the cast iron burners with cast stainless steel, replaced the grills once, replaced the tank pressure valve, and taken the wood cart down and sanded/stained it. A treatment with auto rubbing compound keeps the porcelain looking decent.
Today I did my maintenance on the BBQ: take it all apart, clean it, and added two wood supports to the cart. The upper portion of the cart was held together with a single cross board, lying right under the BBQ. It had charred part way through so I added two cross boards of the same dimension wood. Since jarra isn't available in the US I got some heart redwood from Lowes. After a new coat of stain I reassembled it and it's good as new - at over 18 years old.
Do you guys refurb and fix up your old BBQ? Or do you toss it every 3-4 years and buy a new one?