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I'm going to crack open the piggy bank and replace my 12 year old tools.

I need a ~$400 bbq gas grill and $100 electric shaver (not meant to be used together)

Recommend please and where to buy them.

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I'm a fan of Weber grills. I had a Coleman grill for years, took very good care of it by replacing the grill plate heat diverters every year. Put a new coat of black paint on the wood trim and it lasted 10yrs, but it got a little spendy every Spring dumping $75 into the grill. That said, the Weber I have is stainless, low to no maintenance, and is easy to cook on.

Personally I think side burners, infra-red, ceramic bricks, and all the like are over kill. Get yourself a low to mid level Weber and you'll be happy.
 

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Squash that FC, you need this for your bday! You can hook up a grill somewhere and carry your razor by the pizza bag.

 

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Call me old school, but if you want to cook on gas use this:
http://www.number1direct.com/product.jhtm?id=53055&cid=16

For BBQ, nothing beats: http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-G...splay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

And you can add smoker to it later on. Just add hardwood bricks from Traders Joe and you set.

Many consider gas grill as the time-savers, the truth is it takes longer to clean gas so whole cycle (heat/cook/clean) is simpler with char-coal. It takes less than 10 min to get coals going, just enough to open bottle of wine or beer of choice and get ready with food.
 

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Suck it up and get a Traeger pellet fired grill. Takes the art out, as you can put a tri-tip on, go for a ride, come back and eat it with no worries. No flare-ups, all the advantages of wood with the only disadvantage being lack of direct heat so you can't sear. It's been the primary grill/cooking source for 2 months of a kitchen remodel, and I can't be happier. Works for pizza too.

Still hanging on to the old Weber though. Will never have another gas grill.
 

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For the grill, consider stainless. The grill will keep longer. When we were shopping last year I spoke with folks who had the painted steel models and most had issues with the grill body after a few years. Those who spent the extra $$ for stainless did not.
Much will depend on where you keep the thing and how well its cleaned after each use.
My wife wanted (and got) this beast for Mother's Day last year:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs...langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100497523

I'm a Weber kettle guy so its been an adjustment but I like it so far. She's the main chef so I defer to her expertise. We cook full meals on it fairly regularly.

Can't help with the razor as I use blades.
 

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I have an older Kenmore stainless 6-burner with side burner and bread warmer. It's great. I love it. But... I would vouch for the Traeger cooker mentioned by tjp. My friends have one and use it almost every day. Any time they have us over they cook on that thing. It's hassle free, worry free, and the food is incredible every single time.

When I finally ditch my gas grill... I'm going Traeger.

Can't help ya' on the electric shaver. I think they all suck.
 

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Get the Weber Genesis, I have the expensive SS one but my dad has the black one, and if you read all the reviews and cook on it you'll know why its the best gas grill out there. You can get the black one for around 5-600 I believe.

I don't use woosy electric shavers, sorry.
 

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A bit of a tangent

If you are going to give up charcoal and go to gas you might consider tapping into your natural gas line for BBQ fuel. I've been doing propane for 18 years and am on my 4th Stainless unit. Running for propane/running out of propane is the weak link in the process.

Also a high quality cover and interior storage helps keep things nice. However, these units, if you use them a lot, simply burn up from the inside. After a couple of seasons we replace the burners and sometimes the grates but the entire unit is pretty sapped after you do that cycle once.
 

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Big Green Egg, Braun.

You can borrow the Big Green Egg from The Complete Backyard in Santa Clara.
Here here for the Big Green Egg. Nothing else compares, period. Can slow smoke on it with little attention AND you can use it as a high temp steak searing machine. It's all in how you build the fire and control the air.

As for hooking into the CNG line in your house, one disadvantage is that it will keep on burning if you accidentally leave it on, but with a propane tank, at some point, it runs out and you only lose the cost of a refill.
 

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Second rj2 on the big green egg...

rj2 said:
Big Green Egg, Braun.

You can borrow the Big Green Egg from The Complete Backyard in Santa Clara.
I don't have one yet, but my buddy swears by his and I've got it on the list of things to get. The construction is bullet proof and folks that have them have them for years and years, but expect to pay big $$ for one...I think he said it was $1200.

I've been using the Weber Kettle one-touch and have to replace every 5 years but at $150 not bad cost to BBQ's thrown ratio...I grill 2-3x a week in the summer and at least once a week in the winter...I also have a Brinkman grill from Costco for $400 that's worked well for 4 years now but the burners are now on their last legs...I've seen some grills go for thousands but would still rather cook on coals...there is artistry with coals and the flavors you get are so much better with real wood. The one touch makes clean up a snap and getting the grill going with a chimney starter is a 10-15 minute process so not that bad of a time delta for the flavor.

I'm not qualified to rate shavers, I still use a blade most of the time except when I'm traveling.
 

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Francis, IMHO as far as a BBQ, nothing says
more than a built-in. Do a web image search of the term "Built in BBQ" if you are unsure of what I mean.

We just finished an install at a family member's place and it came out so great. It then just boils down to the fuel you want to use. On this one we actually have a dual/split for a propane warmer and the main using charcoal or wood, with the option to throw on a smoker cover, and/or splice in the extra propane burner on those "No Burn" days where the Air's bad, but you still want to BBQ.

Let me know if you want any further feedback on this specific stuff, I used to do it professionally. :thumbsup:

As for shaving, real men use blades. ;) I'm pretty happy with my new Gillette Fusion setup, and still occasionally use my old-school single as well as my Grandpa's fold-out. Head to your local Barber and give it a try, it'll be money well spent, and if you wind up bleeding, just blame me. :D
 

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Thanks for advice. We were about to buy a fancy Brinkman yesterday. But i kind of like Weber and I found a deal at Craigslist. $45! It was kind of a mess when I picked it up. But I borrowed a truck and drove all that way. A bunch of cleaning and painting and it's now good. Works awesome so we'll test tonight. It's not huge so I get to keep my 15 year old charcoal Weber as well.

Some of those new grills these days are stunning. But this can tie me over while I wait for a deal!

fc
 

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