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Drop In Grill Request

Big D | Feb 21, 2006 06:29 PM

Okay...here's the 411. I've been cooking over a 36" Patio Master by Heatilator for 3 years. In that time, I have had 3 grease fires that consumed my electronics, etc to the tune of $600 a whack. I religiously have cleaned the drip tray every other time, noting that it is a pain as it covers the entire length of the grill and is not washer friendly. I finally claimed it on my insurance and when I went to get a new quote for a replacement, I was told that they don't make it anymore and the clerk said, " Did you have a fire?" The drip pan was also just too close to the burner IMHO. So, I am looking for a new replacement for around $2000. I have been netshopping pretty hard and like the look of the Cal Spa, the Altima, and the Dacor (a little too expensive.) I want a LP unit with high BTU output around 65 to 85,000 and an IR back burner for the rotisserie. A good drip pan that sits away for the fire is a number one consideration due to my prior problems. I typically grill 3-4 times a week so it needs to be well built. I'm looking for some brand/model suggestions and pointers toward deals. I missed out on a Dacor yesterday that was half price at $1600. Thanks for your input!!

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