Mine only last 2 year at best. What about putting a think steel or
aluminium plate on top of the burner to protect from the drippings. It
would be a hair smaller shape then the burner, in order not to block the
flame. Any ideas? Thanks
I once had a cast iron burner and it
lasted for a looooong time. When it
finally rusted out, I replaced it with
those aluminum ones. It didn't last more
than 3 or so years. I think you can
still get them in cast iron, but
they seem much harder to find.
Weber has em, they are called flavorizer bars.
Problem is, the flavorizer bars burn up instead of the burner. But,
mine lasted 5 years, and I grill quite a bit. I'm about to buy some new
bars.... havn't checked yet, but I'm pretty sure they are a lot cheaper
then a new burner or grill.
I think the better grills have burners that are heavier gauge and last
longer. My Weber is about 7 yrs old now and so far the only complaint
I have is the wood side shelves are deteriorating. Weber fixed that,
the new ones are made of synthetic trex like material.
I bought a Weber last month. Carchoal. Awesome. All the rest of my
grills suck in comparison. If they are public Ill probably pick up some
stock because they are a quality product.
dont folks usually put the lava rocks over the flames and the drippings
hit the rocks rather than the burners?
I just got a gas one. BBQed 4 times and it is a mess. The Stainless
Steal grate is easy to clean but the inside is discolored from heat,
grease, and burger runoff.
Has anyone ever tried coating the bottom (under the burners) with
aluminum foil each time?
Why bother? This reminds me lining the drip pans in the electric stove
with foil, vinyl slipcovers - etc.
Also, I think there is something to be said for leaving it be.... have
you noticed that food cooked in a grimy, often used grill (provided the
cooking surface is clean) tastes better than food cooked in a brand new
one? The grill has to be seasoned.
I like to keep stuff looking new as well, but when it comes to the
iniside of a BBQ.... nah.
I suppose you could, but WHY? There's not a grill out there (or stove, for
that matter) that stay's "factory clean" inside. If you want to clean a gas
Weber, just cover the grate with aluminum foil, flip the burners on "high", and
let 'er run until 5 minutes or so after the smoke stops. There will be a bit of
ash on the grate afterwards, but's it's easily cleaned.
MOST are stainless steel but some are rather thin and low end. Any good
grill today will have a good burner of stainless steel, cast brass, cast
iron, etc. But you have to be prepared to spend a few bucks, not the $99
big box store special.
Brands like Vermont Castings, Broimaster, MHP, Broil King Weber will have
good long lasting burners.
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