Looking at getting a Akorn Char Grill or a Weber Kettle Grill. My gas grill is shot. Wondering if any of you have either of these two or if there is another one you would recommend ? Looking to keep it around $300.00.
I have the Webber and can cook many different things from burgers to pork butt, ribs, pizza, meatloaf...you get the idea. I have no experience with the Akorn, although it looks like it would hold temp better in cold weather. If you're not planning on doing alot of cold weather cooking, I would save some money, (Webber about half the price) and buy more stuff to cook. I recommend the char baskets with Webber and the grate with the sides flip up for longer cooks. Either grill looks like a good purchase. Happy eating!!
Oh yeah, a good battery operated thermometer with grill temp and food temp is necessary with either grill
My Weber Kettle is 10 years old this year. It’s got a few rust spots and the grill wires are getting a bit thin but it’s the longest lasting grill I’ve owned. I use it at least once every other week when it’s cold and probably 2-3 times a week when the weather is warm.
I got a smaller "basic" Weber for Xmas a few years back and it's been good. I do wish it had more features when I slow cook a pork butt or smoke a turkey breast but I manage. It's probably 10yrs old and still holding up quite well for being exposed. I also use it year round just made BBQ shrimp the other day.
Have a small Weber at my hunting camp for over 20 years and a larger Weber at home past 10 or so plus a Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker. Hard beat Weber quality for the long haul.. Also second suggestion on using a chimney type charcoal starter vs lighter fluid.
Never tried that...I use a chimney - crumpled newspaper plus I found a stash of mouse trap "backs"(guessing the folks got them at Woodstream outlet LOL) I spilt one up and place on the newspaper....seems a little quicker than just the newspaper.
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