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post #1 of 21
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I'm looking to buy a good grill for as cheap as possible (Can I get away with <$60? ). Going to mainly use it for steaks and hotdogs, I don't imagine grilling a turkey anytime soon.
post #2 of 21
Get a cheap ufo charcoal grill if you want to get away with under $60. It's not a bad way to cook your food and it's very very multipurpose. You can grill with the grille on, or grill directly on the coals or use a skillet directly on the coals. I've even used my wok on the coals before.

Especially if you're using it as a steak grill, I wouldn't go gas for a low budget.
post #3 of 21
Agreed, cheap charcoal grill is the way to go on that. I have two grills, a cheap charcoal one I use for burgers, hot dogs, etc., and a large one with a smoke box for other things. Can't beat a cheap charcoal grill for most quick and easy grilling uses.
post #4 of 21
Get a weber charcoal for $60

Weber One-touch Silver 18 1/2 In. Charcoal Grill 441001 - eBay (item 280177102060 end time Apr-22-08 10:41:19 PDT)

I have one of these for charcoal grilling and a weber summit platinum D6 for everything else including smoke.
post #5 of 21
Or if you are looking to go a little cheaper, this one is pretty decent as well. I use an older version of it and it has withstood my pretty heavy grilling habits (pretty much 1 to 3 times a week for two years).
post #6 of 21
CharBroil? Every CharBroil grill I've ever owned has ended up burning itself up or having parts break. I've had both Charbroil gas and charcoal grills from Home Depot... I hated all of them.
post #7 of 21
Well, all I can do is speak from personal experience with the one I have. I received one for Christmas, two years ago, and have grilled with it one to three times a week, year round, and it has held up as well as can be expected. And really, we are talking about sub $60 grills here, not heavy iron, $1000 grills that last for decades.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by captainzoli View Post
Well, all I can do is speak from personal experience with the one I have. I received one for Christmas, two years ago, and have grilled with it one to three times a week, year round, and it has held up as well as can be expected. And really, we are talking about sub $60 grills here, not heavy iron, $1000 grills that last for decades.
3 years is about the shelf life for a charbroil. I'm merely suggesting to the OP that by spending a few extra $$ on the $60 weber, it will last longer and he will save money long term by not having to replace the grill.

The weber comes with a 10 year warranty.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by VeipaCray View Post
3 years is about the shelf life for a charbroil. I'm merely suggesting to the OP that by spending a few extra $$ on the $60 weber, it will last longer and he will save money long term by not having to replace the grill.

The weber comes with a 10 year warranty.
I think you are absolutely right with your assessment.
post #10 of 21

Can usually get them for free.

Even as a second top rack for keeping things warm.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by xnothingpoetic View Post

Can usually get them for free.

Even as a second top rack for keeping things warm.
LMAO... I suppose there's always THAT option.
post #12 of 21
:lol: That's quality.
post #13 of 21
I guess on another positive note for that grill is that you do not need to turn your steaks to get the cross-hatch grill mark pattern. That feature is built into the shopping cart grill.
post #14 of 21
Agreed that charcoal grills are the way to go. I've been using a $30 Aussie charcoal grill recently and getting quite good results. Be sure to use good charcoal and light using a chimney starter to keep everything tasty. There's nothing like the taste of lighter fluid to ruin a good steak. Personally, I like using Green Egg (or any brand really) lump charcoal to cook steaks, burgers, hot dogs and anything else that needs seared. It burns hotter and gets going a lot faster.

Yay for my 100th post!
post #15 of 21
Weber Smokey Joe!
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