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Are Weber gas grills worth the Money? Do they last that much longer than say an Aussie or other makes? Has anyone had one for several years without the usual burners rusting out? I'm looking for a decent grill for a decent price.

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I have had a Webber for 10 years and they are a nice grill.Ours sits out side on the deck year round and we use it 2 -3 times a week.I have replaced the cooking "grills" and that's about it.A couple times a year I will clean everything real good and it has run great.I would get the one with 3 burners that way you can shut the center one down (no direct heat under your food) and bake in it.I would recommend it but a guy should check around there are some nice grills out there.

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I have two of them - one at home and one at the lake. As Metro said I use it about three times a week (all year round) and clean the flavorizer bars and belly of the grill once a year to eliminate flareups. I've had one for 7 years and one for 4. Both are the smaller 2 burner Genesis Silver B model without the side burner for cooking a pot of beans (I can do that inside) and has a porcelain grate. When I bought the last one it was Weber's lowest priced model in the size I was looking for. The warranty speaks for itsself - 10 years on the burners and 25 years on the hood. All parts 5 years. If you need a part you can be sure the company will still be around.

I too would recommend the three burner model for better indirect cooking and to buy a Weber cover if its kept outside year around. It's more expensive but much better than the cheaper covers you can buy.

You can also buy the grill from the local Ace Hardware for the same price as the big box stores. I wheeled the floor model out the door both times and got a free tank fill coupon to go with it.

Are they worth the money? I'd enthusiastically say yes and to bite the bullet if you have a budget for it. My 4 year old still looks and cooks like new. The ignitor even still works. The 7 year old has never rusted and maintains temps just as well today as it did new. Both are kept on outdoor decks.

Good Luck.

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How do the flavorizer bars work? What are they made of?

Angled strips of steel (usually stainless) that go over the burners. Drippings hit these flavorizer bars and vaporize the drippings infusing with the meat. I've had my Weber over 10 years and have had to replace these once.

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