We're shopping for a new gas grill to replace our trusty old one which is falling apart. I've read through the threads on this subject, checked online reviews, Consumer Reports and Cooks Illustrated and I'm still confused. I want a reliable grill that will give good high heat for searing as well as cook evenly. We seldom cook for more than 2 so we don't need anything big. I don't care about flashy looks or high-tech gadgets, but I do want it to work and work well when it's in use. A rotisserie burner would be nice but isn't essential. If possible I'd like to keep cost under $500 but could be persuaded to get something more pricey provided there's real value in doing so.
DH wants to get the cheapest unit out there as long as it has heavy-duty burners. I like what I've read about Vermont Castings and Weber grills. Any opinions?
We have a Weber charcoal grill and an electric smoker so I'm not looking to duplicate these in a gas grill.