Our old 3 burner beast is about to give up the ghost after 15 years of faithful service. It’s had some issues in the past which I’ve overlooked, the flame tamers don’t, there’s rust/other gross stuff where there shouldn’t be, it look generally old and tired and the auto lighter thingo hasn’t worked on two of the burners for years.
The other night the middle burner wouldn’t light so I tried doing it with a match..nothing…I could hear gas coming from somewhere so I just left the match there a couple of second and WOOOF, the section near the dial lit up like Christmas and started happily flaming away, nowhere near where the flame actually needed to be to cook anything unfortunately. Then last night Kristie went to do the same thing on another previously working burner and the same thing happened…this time enough gas has built up to give her arms a little scorch so we decided it’s time to put the old thing out to pasture and look around for a new one.
I’m kind of partial to the new Webber kinda-compact ones like this
…but Kristie wants one with a cabinet underneath to hide all the usual BBQ junk in….so something like the …
This is good because it has an awesome name.
So, anyone gone through this same exercise recently and have any advice to offer?
EDIT: I think I found a winner, I like the idea of the enamel hotplates (rather than cast iron):
…despite the utterly gay name.