I have owned a Weber One Touch Gold for about 10 years and it has always done right by me. However, there are only three of us living in my house and I'm getting less and less thrilled about firing up the chimney starter for 20-30 minutes for only 5-10 minutes of actual grill time for the food. Add on the 30-40 minutes afterwards that the charcoal is still burning, and I always think of it as a waste of charcoal too.
I never thought I would say this, but I am actually considering a low-end Weber gas grill (a Summit?) for those nights when we just want to grill up a few things for dinner.
I know that charcoal will always be number one in my heart (and taste buds) but I can definitely see the convenience of gas. I don't plan on getting rid of the One Touch, but I hope they can peacefully co-exist in my yard.
Has anyone else made this leap as well?