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About to pull the trigger on a Baron S490 Pro IR Natural gas

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  • HouseHomey
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    Thank you for the follow up.

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  • BFlynn
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    I generally forget to close one of the knobs once per summer.... And kill a propane tank.

    I love my Baron. Have the 5 burner model - forget the number. It's been well used and has held up for 6 years. Will easily get either 6 out of it. I've been impressed with how it's held up.

    Have you put grill grates on that baby? I'd highly encourage it! At least on 2 of the 4 burners

  • RonB
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    Yes - thanx for the update. Not many take the time to do it...

  • mountainsmoker
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    Thanks for the follow up.

  • Big Easy
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    Well, I have had the Broil King for almost 7 months now. I absolutely LOVE it.
    I haven't used the rotisserie, but I use the side sear burner not only to sear steaks and burgers but also to start a chimney of briquettes for the Weber kettle and the Smoky Mountain.
    The burner adjustments actually work, and the stainless grates are wonderful. I can actually broil 1/2 chickens (injected with lemon juice and covered with rub) to perfection with juicy interiors, crispy skin, and zero burning. That's a first on a gas grill for me.
    Only one complaint and it is my own fault. The Baron doesn't have illuminated dials. The Regal, at $700 more, does. Twice I left a burner on all night. Illuminated dials would have prevented that. I go outside and pass by the grill numerous times after dark, usually to let the dog sniff around and decide there is no suitable place for her to pee. I would have seen the dial all lit up. But it's natural gas, and it's cheap. I would have to leave the gas on for a year or more to justify the price difference between the two grills .

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  • Big Easy
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    I gave the Weber away. Uneven heat. Too small. I hated it. And I couldn't convert it to Natural gas.

  • jfmorris
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    Understand about the size thing. For large cooks, with the Weber 2 burner I always found myself cooking in batches (burgers), or firing up both it and my Weber Performer (charcoal) side by side. With the Weber 4 burner (Genesis II E-410) I usually don't have to fire up a second grill, unless its a big party. I've had a party for 80 the past 2 years in a row, and I had every grill and smoker going for that...

  • holehogg
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    Thanks for the response. The reason for my question was our SA golfer Ernie Els is known as the Big Easy and if I'm not mistaken lives in the States.
    I would count it a privilege and honour to dine at your house. I'm sure it would be an unforgettable experience. But unlucky me, distance is an obstacle :-)

  • Big Easy
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    Originally posted by holehogg View Post
    Dont have any knowledge of the cooker. Off topic keen to know how did you come on your handle Big Easy.
    Although I am originally from New England (think Ben & Jerry's), I spent a lot of time in New Orleans. In fact, I taught a summer class at the Loyola Graduate School of Business.
    I think the Big Easy offers the best food of any city in North America. If you come to my house for lunch or dinner, you will have that same thought as you sample the specialties of the house.
    Plus, at 6'5" tall and a former linebacker, the handle seemed to work.

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  • Big Easy
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    Originally posted by jfmorris View Post
    The Broil King is a great choice, and one I've looked at in person in the past at Lowe's a year ago - right now they don't seem to be putting much Broil King stuff on the floors in the Lowe's stores this past summer. I really liked it, but ended up holding off until I found a Weber Genesis II I liked on clearance for a lot less than the Broil King.

    Funny - if you had a Weber 2 burner 10 years ago, you ought to still have it! My 2002 Weber Genesis 2-burner is still going strong, but retired for the most part, waiting to go to my daughter's house for her to grill on after her wedding next May.
    I gave that Weber 2 burner away. It was just too small for my needs, and its performance wasn't all that great. If I could have converted it to natural gas, I probably would still have it.

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  • Dan Deter
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    I was seriously looking at the Broil Kings due to their quality and price, until I lucked out on craigslist and got a steal on my Weber.

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  • jfmorris
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    The Broil King is a great choice, and one I've looked at in person in the past at Lowe's a year ago - right now they don't seem to be putting much Broil King stuff on the floors in the Lowe's stores this past summer. I really liked it, but ended up holding off until I found a Weber Genesis II I liked on clearance for a lot less than the Broil King.

    Funny - if you had a Weber 2 burner 10 years ago, you ought to still have it! My 2002 Weber Genesis 2-burner is still going strong, but retired for the most part, waiting to go to my daughter's house for her to grill on after her wedding next May.

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  • holehogg
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    Dont have any knowledge of the cooker. Off topic keen to know how did you come on your handle Big Easy.

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  • FireMan
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    You will love it, especially that side burner if’n it’s a flame thrower/searer.

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  • Max Good
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    Broil King is a great choice.

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