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Is this a good Propane BBQ?

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Is this a good Propane BBQ?

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.3-bu ... 61919.html

See this at HomeDepot. Online reviews look decent, and it's definitely in the price range.
I am not a hardcore bbq-er. Maybe a few times a months or so. Family of 3 (+1 soon), and occasionally have the kid's grandparents and/or friends over.

Anyone can chip in their opinions/experience?

Would appreciate it!
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This is a piece of crap. Even if you don't BBQ often, it is a piece of arse.

If you have to go for the cheapest thing, you can get the Weber Spirit E-210, which is a decent unit. If you really want a BBQ that will last you for 10-15 years without problems, get a Weber E-310 or better. Even used these are great.
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Anikiri wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 11:47 am
This is a piece of crap. Even if you don't BBQ often, it is a piece of arse.

If you have to go for the cheapest thing, you can get the Weber Spirit E-210, which is a decent unit. If you really want a BBQ that will last you for 10-15 years without problems, get a Weber E-310 or better. Even used these are great.
+1. Just read the varying reviews. You're already 60% there. Why not just spend a bit more get something that'll make you actually enjoy bbqing and learning about it. If you have a cheaper (i.e. Uneven, not as hot, more rust prone) one, it makes it less fun and motivating to learn and try out different recipes.
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Anikiri wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 11:47 am
This is a piece of crap. Even if you don't BBQ often, it is a piece of arse.

If you have to go for the cheapest thing, you can get the Weber Spirit E-210, which is a decent unit. If you really want a BBQ that will last you for 10-15 years without problems, get a Weber E-310 or better. Even used these are great.
at1212b wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 11:58 am
+1. Just read the varying reviews. You're already 60% there. Why not just spend a bit more get something that'll make you actually enjoy bbqing and learning about it. If you have a cheaper (i.e. Uneven, not as hot, more rust prone) one, it makes it less fun and motivating to learn and try out different recipes.
Why is it a piece of crap? I see it is 4 stars by 13 reviews on HD canada, and 4.5 stars by over 126 reviews on HP US.

The first thing I looked at was where it was made. And apparently these broil-mate are canada/us.
The webers, on the other hand, are made in china.
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Obviously it won't be as good as a higher priced Webber, but this BBQ will get hot and cook your food and will work fine if you're not picky about BBQ'ing. It may only last 5 years before the burners and grills rust out though.
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I have a friend who owns the BBQ in your post. It's a perfectly good bbq, especially if you aren't a huge BBQ'r.

I own a Broil King, and this BBQ isn't in the same class.

But trust me, you don't need a $550+ BBQ for occasional use. Despite what the masses on RFD might tell you.
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Isn't that BBQ just a broil-mate version of the broil-king signet? (made by omc)

Performance should be almost identical, materials might be slightly different.

It's a home Depot specfic model made by omc which is the same company that makes broil-king

broil-mate = home Depot
Sterling= Rona
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I think your choice will serve your needs. Great price. I'm a high end Weber guy. Good luck
Have a great summer.
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I've bought this one twice: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.2-bu ... 36464.html

and been happy both times. Had to replace it once because I left it at a rental and they destroyed it. It was going on 4+ years before they destroyed it. Current one is going on 2+ years and I'm still happy. I'd only upgrade if I had a need to bbq for 4+ people frequently. But for a family of 4 or less it's fine.

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