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Broil King purchase advise please!


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Broil King purchase advise please!

SMOG | Jul 29, 2008 07:18 AM

So I've finally broken down and decided to replace my crap old Fiesta with something that will actually cook my food properly :). I've got a budget of $500, and after reading the posts here decided that the Broil King Signet 20 was my best bet. Now I've got two choices:

1) Buy it from Ontario Gas BBQ for $439, which comes with stainless steel cooking grates (3/8", I believe), or;

2) Buy it from another place for $399, which comes with porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates.

From what I've read here, there seems to be a large divide amongst these two cooking surfaces, but half swear by stainless and the other half by iron. So before making my final decision, I thought I'd get some final advice. Has anyone owned the Broil King with either of these surfaces, and what are your thoughts? I don't mind providing a little extra care. I'm more concerned with the results and longevity (ie. anything beyond 3-4 yrs I'd be happy with).

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