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8th-Jul-2008 07:02 am
No, not just me, you clowns!

My New Grill!!!! Yes, I finally got my new grill. I have been wanting one for about 3 years now, but I wanted something very specific. It had to have a lot of features that I want/need/lust after.

And yes, I realize that the flavor from a charcoal grill is superior to a gas grill, but I don't like to go through what it takes to use on a daily basis. In the summer, I use the grill nearly every day that I cook. I like to take my kitchen outdoors. So I now have an outdoor kitchen!!

Brian will be building me a spot for it closer to the house where I will be able to cook outside comfortably even through the winter, though certainly not as often.

Before I show pictures and talk about features, I want to do a short tribute to the Ducane that kept us well fed for over 12 years. It was a grand grill, really quite an investment at the time. I was so excited to have it since it was my first workhorse grill. It would do about a dozen burgers comfortably. I guess that's one of the measures of size these days. It had a rotisserie and two burners.

In recent years, it started the rapid descent into entropy where we'd clean it well at the beginning of each season, but the BTUs were declining and parts were starting to wear and the grates weren't level any longer. It was finally time.

I can't say Rest in Peace, because it's still in use...somewhere. We took it out to the curb with a sign that said
Needs TLC
It was gone withing hours. I hope the new owners get some awesome cooking juju with this grill.

# Dual head gas grill with one 39,750 BTU standard grill and one 16,000 BTU infrared grill
# Three 13,250 BTU 430 stainless steel standard burners and one 16,000 BTU infrared burner
# 928 square inches of total cooking space - 428 primary standard and 220 primary infrared. That's rated at a 44 burger cook space!!!
# 10,000 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner.
# 13,000 BTU side burner under a flush mounted cover for boiling a pot of water to make corn outside!!
# Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates

# Interior lights for cooking at dusk!!!

The smaller section is an infrared searing grill. Basically you sear your food here, the move it to the regular grill to cook to temperature. I predict perfectly cooked steaks.

I've used it three times since getting it on Friday. I've done a slow roast chicken on the rotisserie and burgers and everything came out delicious and perfectly grilled.

I'm thrilled with my choice. And now I can cook for a small party at one time instead of in waves. More time to socialize!
8th-Jul-2008 07:36 am (UTC) - aarrrooo, aarrrooo aarrroooooo!
YEAH. That's not a grill, it's a culinary torture device!

I could hear the choir of angels as I laid eyes upon its splendor. Good for you. It's awesome.
8th-Jul-2008 08:34 am (UTC)
You had me dizzy and drooling with the pictures and description, but when I saw the interior lights......ECSTASY!

Have fun with that!!!!
8th-Jul-2008 10:25 am (UTC)
i've oogled that very grill a few times. she's a 'beaut (:

when's dinner? (;
8th-Jul-2008 11:50 am (UTC)
nice rack!

8th-Jul-2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend would have a heart attack if he saw that thing in real life. I think the interior lights would officially put him over the edge. Have fun!
8th-Jul-2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Very Nice!

I had an upgrade this summer too. Have to wait until I get my yard where I want it before pictures though.

the whole charcoal gas thing is a moot point to me. With gas you can still easily do any number of smoking techniques that will give wood flavor. Even with my little grill I used to do a tea smoke now and then. Works great.

can't wait to see some action shots!
8th-Jul-2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
ooooooooooooooooooh (drooooooool)
puuuurty shiney


(higher brain functions shut down)
9th-Jul-2008 12:47 am (UTC)
Ooohhh. Not to quote Hank Hill or anything - but with the right gas grill food can taste every bit as good (we used them all the time at Red Lobster). That certainly looks like the right gas grill.

So when are you going to bring it over?
9th-Jul-2008 05:42 am (UTC)
heh...portability was not a touted feature.

However...how's this: Any time you and Beth are in the area, consider yourselves invited over for a grilled dinner.

Really & Truly.
9th-Jul-2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Google Route

Looks like next time we head to Grand Rapids, yoou are right on the way. Me would certainly have to take you up on that offer.
10th-Jul-2008 07:49 am (UTC)
*giddy* That's fabulous! I'd gladly give you the exact address to plan your trip. We are right off of M-15. We also have a guest room for crashing. You can get Jen & Craig to attest to it's comfort.

I'll keep a light on!
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