http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?Sea ... ucts&fsb=y
Buy a container load and they will put what ever logo you want on them.
Good luck in getting replacement parts though.
IMHO stick to name brand - Webber, Broil King, Napoleon.
Jun 24th, 2012 9:11 am
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Jun 25th, 2012 3:54 pm
Yes, I have one and -- so far at least -- I am pleased with the product and the results.LondonerRFD wrote: ↑Jun 14th, 2012 11:47 amI have had good luck with my Loblaws generic BBQ bought in 2004. 4 burner 60K BTU with side burner. Had to replace the porcelain grates once($80), ordered parts from the states with no issues. I am a heavy BBQ user - 4 to 6 times a week, every week, rain snow or shine. BBQ sits uncovered all year round in SW ontario weather.I like watching the 6" of snow melt off it as i am preheating....LOL. Only rust issue was the rear shelf where the heat deflectors rest has started to rust thru, and the front doors never really fit right. but for 400$ for 7 years of hard use, i thought it has performed well. Same sized Weber was over 1800$ back then.
Am looking at the Tera Gear 90K BTU unit as it is on sale right now at Loblaws, and i want to convert to natural gas, and get an infrared burner for the rotissarie.
Anybody got one of these 800sq in units ?
Aug 7th, 2012 6:20 pm
Not bragging but I just picked up the same 90k BTU BBQ from superstore here in ottawa (Orleans) for $349!! It's natural gas too. It was labled a "blowout" price. They have 4 left. Nice solid stainless, including the grill.
Aug 8th, 2012 1:28 pm
Aug 8th, 2012 2:38 pm
Finally, a sensible comment.Steel_wind wrote: ↑Jun 25th, 2012 3:54 pmYes, I have one and -- so far at least -- I am pleased with the product and the results.
A few things worth noting. "Tera Gear" is a trademark owned by the Loblaws Group and these BBQ Grills are manufactured specifically for Loblaws. The Tera Gear models manufactured this year (2012) for sale by Loblaws were made in North America. Last year's models were manufactured offshore.
The quality of the top of the line Tera Gear 90kBTU unit is quite high. If you purchased it on sale recently you probably picked it up for about $489 or so. The unit comes in both propane and natural gas variants. You don't have to pay extra for the natural gas version -- which is very nice.
A Weber of the same size which offers the same features is about $1500-$1,800 and a Napoleon pushes the price up to near $1,000.00 -$1,200.00. Ditto for Broil-King.
Now, one criticism of the Tera Gear units is that they are very hard -- if not impossibe -- to get parts for. In many cases, unless you are looking to repurpose a part made by a different manufacturer for a different model, it is a fair comment that in 5-7 years, some part on the Tera Gear grill is gong to fail and you will NOT be able to easily replace it (if at all) - probably necessitating the complete replacement of your Tera Gear grill. The argument is, if you had bought a Weber in the first, that part would very likely be available in the years 2017-2019.
I think that is a reasonable and fair criticism of the Tera Gear product line. The problem is, that observation does NOT justify this conclusion: you got ripped off by going in for a cheaper cost on the front end.
The problem with this being used as a compelling argument against purchasing a Tera Gear BBQ is that from an economic standpoint, the numbers just don't add up. If you can just BUY a new grill in 5-7 years time instead of replacing a part (which would require your purchasing a grill which is 2 to 3 times more expensive than the Tera Gear right now) -- why is that a valid argument against the Tera Gear? Frankly, it's not. If you look at the cost of buying a new one every 5 to 7 years, vs buying a very expensive top-of-the-line Weber or Napoleon with all your money up front, you are not saving money by doing so. Moreover, if you are like most people in Canada, after 5-7 years, your grill is looking rusty and dirty and the first thing you can think of when you see it is not how wonderful the food will taste coming off of it -- but how many bugs and other guests are lurking in the grill below and if rust is going to get on to your food.
If you are like me, a 5-to-7 year old BBQ LOOKS old and I WANT to completely replace it; it isn't a BBQ I want to repair and maintain for another 5 to 7 years.
Plus, with all the new features that come to these grills every five years, personally, I'd MUCH rather upgrade in 5-7 then buy one for the next 15 years and replace, repair and maintain it over that course of time. For example, infrared burners are relatively new to the marketplace. If you are maintaining your Weber you bought in the year 2000/01? Then you don't have one (TEC's patent for infrared burners did not expire until 2001).
My guess is, the same thing will be true by 2017-2019. There will be some new feature by then which will be nice to have which isn't available today. So I'm fine with having to buy a new BBQ at that time.
Short strokes: The Tera Gear 90k has a multiplicity of burners, a solid feel, a decent steak infrared burner (although the infrared rotisserie burner is a little small if you plan on doing several roast chickens at a time -- but for just one or two chickenson the spit. it's great.) cleans easily, heats up fast and works great. My favorite feature, far and away, are the interior lights on the back of the grill so you can BBQ in the dark with a well lit grill surface. This feature alone convinced me that the extra $175 or so for the top-of-the-line Tera Gear grill was worth it for my needs. I don't know how many meals I have failed to grill properly because it got too dark in the late summer to properly see the food I was cooking. Dedicated floodlights on the inside of my BBQ so I can see properly when I am cooking? *TAKE MY MONEY!!*
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So the guy above you has a new one with uneven heat issues and you are still willing to ignore that because you want to believe cheap **** can work as good as the real thing... I'd rather listen to those that have the money to buy cheap or expensive grills and their choice than cheap folks trying to justify their purchase. Steel_wind is that cheap guy. Thinks the cheap grills will perform for 5-7 years? Good luck. By then the ideal cooking zone will be the size of a frisbee and you can't get parts. He wants to get a new BBQ for the sake of getting a new one, so he plans obsolescence by buying a cheap grill. Unfortunately for his wallet, part of buying good products is that they are easier to use and they last longer. Steel_wind is good for the economy as you need a new BBQ every 4 years (IDK where he's going to get 7 years out of a POS and still have it function normally)
Mar 23rd, 2016 7:39 pm
Mar 24th, 2016 9:39 am
+1 for me, although I have to admit that I don't take care of it as well as the poster above.MichaelS886592 wrote: ↑Mar 23rd, 2016 7:39 pmOk. I'm suprised at the comments.. my bbq is 5 years old and has no rust on it. It's below a home Depot shade. It's in incredible shape as it was a house warming gift.. I have zero rust and the lights still work.. I clean and prep it each year using pam cooking spray. I spray it down wipe ir clean and it's as good as new.. the only thing I didn't like was the drip pan under it.. other then that I would post a photo and we use this all the time. . My secret is each time we are done I turn it off and spray it down with cooking spray and whipe it when it's cool.. some times weeks later..
Mar 24th, 2016 5:18 pm
Apr 12th, 2016 5:48 pm
junk junk junk....this will be my third summer coming up and mines already rotted right out, i paid $400 for mine and didn't last the way it should have.