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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

While I still love to grill (and use a gas Weber and a charcoal Weber depending on what is cooking), I have started cooking steaks in a hot pan to sear and then broiling in the oven.

Chicken, burgers, shish-kebab goes on one of the grills. But I can't do good steaks on the grill anymore. With the exception of rib-eye.

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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

I used to find that all the sausages here were tasteless (compared to SA Boerewors!) ... until I ate Cervelets and Bratwurst cooked over pine cones.

What a change in taste, actually delicious ...... unless my taste buds have altered and gone all Swiss?

So, last night, having no pine cones, braaid over pine wood logs .... same delicious result. Now I can no longer enjoy those gas bbq`d würst at village fests - rather wait to do my own at home.
Pine wood and/or cones! Try it.
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Old 15.05.2013, 10:11
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

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Have any of you used the gas barbecue that has pieces of lava rock that heat up?
Been doing so for the past 40 years (since I was a child).

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Old 15.05.2013, 10:43
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Been doing so for the past 40 years (since I was a child).

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I guess that means that you approve of them
Any suggestions, as to which brand is good, which features to look for, etc.
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

I know its a while since this has been updated.

any recommendation on which barbecue to get for this summer? I'm thinking of getting this one

https://www.fust.ch/fr/p/cuisine/web...y-8147037.html

anybody have one of these and are you generally happy with it?
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

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I know its a while since this has been updated.

any recommendation on which barbecue to get for this summer? I'm thinking of getting this one

https://www.fust.ch/fr/p/cuisine/web...y-8147037.html

anybody have one of these and are you generally happy with it?
I have it, and I am indeed generally happy with it. It does require that one learn a new skill if you have never grilled on a gas barbecue before, but there are plenty of resources on the web.
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Old 07.04.2016, 17:19
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

I hope you all clean the grid the meat sits on. Burnt food is carcinogenic and to cook fresh meat on top of burnt meat is disgusting.
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

Webers in general are good, I don't have this particular model but I go have a Genesis and a Smoker from them also.
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https://www.fust.ch/fr/p/cuisine/web...y-8147037.html

anybody have one of these and are you generally happy with it?
We bought one (the slightly smaller Q2200) last year as our old Camping Gaz model with side burners which kept catching fire and was really difficult to clean.

In comparison, the Weber is much, much better. The juices, fat etc collect underneath the burner in a small foil container which is easy to empty/clean, or replace. Cooking is really good too - the grill slats are close together so food doesn't fall through and the heat seems to stay in far better than with the Camping Gaz one.

No complaints. Recommended!
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

We have a big Weber - summit, I think. Four burners and a side burner. We use it all year.

The grids clean easily, the drippings collect in a disposable aluminum pan. I have a baking stone, a Dutch oven and a griddle as accessories.

It's really well made, study, cleans easily. It's big, so I think the q versions are also fine. My husband really wanted this one.

I have not used to rotisserie or the smoking option - we have a tiny Cameron smoker to put on the grill.




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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

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I know its a while since this has been updated.

any recommendation on which barbecue to get for this summer? I'm thinking of getting this one

https://www.fust.ch/fr/p/cuisine/web...y-8147037.html

anybody have one of these and are you generally happy with it?
Yes, I have this. I also had the older model when I was in Canada. Yes, I'm that much in love with my Weber. Enjoy torturing your neighbours. Better yet, invite them once in a while so you won't get any complaints. *wink*

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Old 08.04.2016, 16:36
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

The advantage the Spirit models have over the Q series is that the gas burner strips are protected from dripping food juice by the "Flavorizer" bars...
This is based purely on me looking at a display model in a shop. I don't know if there is a protection layer that is removed (or not installed...)
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The advantage the Spirit models have over the Q series is that the gas burner strips are protected from dripping food juice by the "Flavorizer" bars...
This is based purely on me looking at a display model in a shop. I don't know if there is a protection layer that is removed (or not installed...)
The grill 'grate'on the Q series is wider where it sits over the burners so no fat gets on the burners.
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

Easy-to-clean machine, guaranteed lovely flavour - the Weber is our friend, and definitely going to move with us. We bought the 'plancha' accessory and use it a lot.
What's with "complaints from the neighbours"? Is it illegal to BBQ in Switzerland?
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

thanks to all for the feedback. going this weekend to get one. looks like nice weather on sunday so perfect for the first grill of the year
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

I have an "European Outdoorchef" and love it. When I moved away some years ago I sold mine here... and was so convinced of it that I bought the top end version as soon as I was back in CH and had a terrace to use it. Love the "funnel" system to either cook very high heat or have the air move around in it... I got myself the version with granite tops instead of the typical wood slates and love it. So much easier to keep clean...


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Old 08.04.2016, 19:40
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I have an "European Outdoorchef" and love it. When I moved away some years ago I sold mine here... and was so convinced of it that I bought the top end version as soon as I was back in CH and had a terrace to use it. Love the "funnel" system to either cook very high heat or have the air move around in it... I got myself the version with granite tops instead of the typical wood slates and love it. So much easier to keep clean...

I have a "European Outdoorchef" too, the smallest one because my balcony is also small. Works great!

I use those disposable aluminium foil trays so I do not have to clean the grill rack every time.
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This is the only barbecue to have...

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Looks very nice - but the prices
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Re: Barbecues / Grills - what to get ?

Get another brand then, Bauhaus had an imitation one that looked to be of pretty decent quality last year. You won't regret it and it'll last a lifetime.
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