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Gas BBQ grill recommendations?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Colin Dunn, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Sam Posten

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    Heh. We just cleaned it this weekend. We soaked the grates overnight in a mix of vinegar and baking soda, then used a degreaser to clean the inside of the grill and drip pan. We bought new heat deflectors.

    The grill isn't lighting properly. I can see the sparks firing but it's not always lighting. What do you guys do? Should I take off the burner bars and clean them? Does grease somehow get inside them?
     
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    Weird thing thing about the venturi tubes which carry the propane to the burners...the odor of the propane attracts spiders. And often the spiders lay eggs inside the tubes. The tubes are open, though, so easily cleaned out (if that's the case).
     
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    Weber's iGrill (formerly, iDevices) has an Apple Watch app that is pretty great!
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    I think those are identical links. How about this one?
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PHQWR3V/ref=psdc_13299271_t1_B01IJ9R9KM

    Or how about a headlamp? I seems the other grill lights are meant to be attached only when the grill is open. Can they be left on the grill when the grill is closed?
     
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    Hmm.....
    Magnets don't stick to stainless steel BBQ parts.
     
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    Oops. :) fixed it.

    Yeah, that's the other one that I initially found that looks good.
     
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    They work on my Weber Genesis grill.
     
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    My Broil King turns large fat drips into small corn-kernel sized burnt droppings. Every few months I have to remove all the grills and such and use my shop vacuum to vacuum up all those dry droppings. Then the airflow returns to factory specs.

    I used my shop vac today. There was a lot of stuff in there.
     
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    I would never have thought about using my Shop-Vac on the inside of my grill.

    I usually removed all the grills and go in with a wide paint scraper and bucket of hot water, sponges, steel wool, etc.

    But, of course, it's winter here in the northeast right now and my grill is in storage...and I'm not about to clean it with a bucket of water...
     
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    What a sad thought. :(

    Here in the PNW we had our winter in October. The NE got high temps while we were freezing. Now it's the reverse. It was warmer here yesterday than most places in Florida, with temps reaching into the 50s. Yesterday I got a long drive in the Miata with the top down, then came home to grill up a pork chop and some garlic sourdough bread.
     
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    Imma get the Kosins thanks!
     
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    I got them for Christmas. They work pretty well. They’re not a perfect match for the Weber Genesis, because of the handle. But good enough, especially for the price and brightness.
     
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    What is their advantage? I have (and I got my son one for Christmas) the Weber handle light and love it!

    It throws plenty of light on the grill surface. It is, hands down, the best grill light I've ever had. That's why I got my kid one for his Weber.
     
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    My Weber-brand light died. And I’d found it a hassle to use: batteries were always dead when I needed it; the auto switch died a couple years ago; and it wasn’t that bright. So I needed a replacement. Reviews on the current Weber handle light aren’t good: 2/5 at Weber.

    These low cost mag lights seemed worth a try. And because they stay inside when not in use, maybe they’ll last longer.
     
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    My patio overhang is just an extension of the roof over the patio, open on three sides. I have a can light right over the BBQ with a 75 watt equivalent daylight LED floodlight bulb shining down on the BBQ.

    Tonight the marinated pork chop is grilling as I write. A mixed rice pilaf is already done on the stove, a mix of wild rice brown rice etc. cooked in chicken broth. I've found that you cook the rice first, cover when done, then start the other items. The rice will stay ready in the pot for a long time.
     
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    I’ve noodled on adding more lighting to my deck. But that’s a big project vs buying $20 magnetic lights. :)
     
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