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Gas Grill - which one?

I am looking at a compact gas grill, which would fit nicely on an apartment balcony, but other than Koenig and Weber, I am not sure what other makes/ models to look for.

I am looking for something that has the feel of a kettle grill, but which works on gas

Any suggestions?
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Old 12.06.2015, 19:36
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

Have a trip to Bauhaus - the new one near me have a vast selection, including a rather neat portable kettle type one.
For product examples, I can only link to Bauhaus.de - but it gives an idea:
http://www.bauhaus.info/gasgrills/c/...2&view=Gallery

Aldi have a couple of trolley type ones at the moment, at good prices ..... and there's always Landi:

http://issuu.com/landi/docs/kw07-15_...92206/11911116
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

http://www.outdoorchef.com/en/home/about-outdoorchef/
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

Be advised that grills are one of those things that you get what you pay for. You buy cheap, you buy twice.

Whilst I am more familiar with charcoal kettle grills, the same logic holds true for gas, based on my research last year. If you want the kind of qualities that make for a good grilling experience (thicker metal for heat retention, more solid construction, better craftmansship) you are better off in the long run paying for it up front.

I would place Koenig a long way under Weber.
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

We had a masterchef for about 3 years, but my husband decided he'd rather have a Weber. It's not a kettle style, however.

I have to say that the Weber is so well made in comparison, easier to use and does a better job, so much so that we use it all the time.
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

I highly recommend European Outdoor Chef. It's a kettle style BBQ, but can work in two ways: firstly as an oven, but secondly, if you flip an internal component around it turns it into a grill. This grill can get super hot, so you can get an amazing sear. Quality is great. I've had mine for about 3 years and probably use it 2-3 times/week the entire year. It's not cheap, but Migros and COOP Bau and Hobby often have promotions.
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

I have recently bought one from OBI, can't remember the name but it's a 3-burner gas grill branded OBI, for 250e. Does its job pretty good
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

We bought a gas BBQ from Camping Gaz when we moved back here in 2006. It was a decent BBQ and considering it lasted 9 years it was pretty good value for the money.
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

Hi I was looking at them in Hobby today, they have a sale on now!!!
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

I bought a Koenig gas grill a couple of years ago and it does its job
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

I bought a Weber Q2200 last week from OBI (650 CHF). Putting it together is easy and it works very well for me so far. Have made steaks, hot dogs, roasted vegetables and grilled cheese on it and it works fantastic.

Portable and easy to use and would recommend it.
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I am looking at a compact gas grill, which would fit nicely on an apartment balcony, but other than Koenig and Weber, I am not sure what other makes/ models to look for.

I am looking for something that has the feel of a kettle grill, but which works on gas

Any suggestions?
We've got a Camping Gaz one with side burners and although it's great for cooking chickens etc with the lid down, it's pretty bad for steaks if you only one a couple of minutes each side as there's no real heat underneath to char the steaks.

I wouldn't buy another although it's robust enough - we've had it for about six years and it was a hand-me down from a relative here.



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I bought a Weber Q2200 last week from OBI (650 CHF). Putting it together is easy and it works very well for me so far. Have made steaks, hot dogs, roasted vegetables and grilled cheese on it and it works fantastic.

Portable and easy to use and would recommend it.
You can buy them for 470 CHF inc. online here.

Looks like a good grill though.
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

Thanks for all your suggestions. We went to Bau und Hobby yesterday and quite like the Weber ones. The Outdoorchef looks a bit too big for us - even the smaller version. We like the compactness of the Q1200 - easy to put it away for winter, but I wonder how much cooking can be done on one of their butane/propane cylinders (comes in 14.1 or 16.4Oz, according to their site). Does anyone have one of those? How much hours of cooking can be had?

And lastly on toppreise, I see they are classified as EU-version or CH-version. Can the EU-version be used here?

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Thanks for all your suggestions. We went to Bau und Hobby yesterday and quite like the Weber ones. The Outdoorchef looks a bit too big for us - even the smaller version. We like the compactness of the Q1200 - easy to put it away for winter, but I wonder how much cooking can be done on one of their butane/propane cylinders (comes in 14.1 or 16.4Oz, according to their site). Does anyone have one of those? How much hours of cooking can be had?

And lastly on toppreise, I see they are classified as EU-version or CH-version. Can the EU-version be used here?

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i would double check the box as from what I saw the Q1200 is a electric BBQ
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i would double check the box as from what I saw the Q1200 is a electric BBQ
No, I think they also have the gas version - I just checked the Weber site, and it seems that it is under the Gas grills.

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... how much cooking can be done on one of their butane/propane cylinders (comes in 14.1 or 16.4Oz, according to their site). How much hours of cooking can be had?
I did a bit of research yesterday and found that the small canister will last for something like 1-1.5 hours. So effectively one lit up, and time to throw away the canister - not environmentally and pocket friendly, methinks.
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I did a bit of research yesterday and found that the small canister will last for something like 1-1.5 hours. So effectively one lit up, and time to throw away the canister - not environmentally and pocket friendly, methinks.
You can use a cylinder (bottle) as well as a canister. The regulator will probably be included (hence the Swiss spec model to get the correct regulator).

Canister use is really for the odd picnic here and there. You'll get higher heat output with a cylinder (bottle) too and you can get one from most DIY or petrol stations (with a deposit for the bottle)

Instruction manual here
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You can use a cylinder (bottle) as well as a canister. The regulator will probably be included (hence the Swiss spec model to get the correct regulator).
That's interesting! I read some FAQ yesterday, and it looked like it was not possible to use a bottle, without tinkering with the regulator! But that was on an american site, so perhaps it is possible to do it with the Swiss model.

Looks like we do need to get down to BuH again and speak to someone - Saturday was too busy, to get some decent customer service!
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That's interesting! I read some FAQ yesterday, and it looked like it was not possible to use a bottle, without tinkering with the regulator! But that was on an american site, so perhaps it is possible to do it with the Swiss model.
The instruction manual for the U.S, version shows a cylinder only. I gave a link to the European version which shows both a cylinder and bottle.
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Re: Gas Grill - which one?

I tried the link you copied here, thought I only needed a serial number. Just noted that there are tabs at the top, which allows a search by model number

Yes, from my basic German, I can see that it is possible to use a Propanflasche! That's good news!
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We've got a Camping Gaz one with side burners and although it's great for cooking chickens etc with the lid down, it's pretty bad for steaks if you only one a couple of minutes each side as there's no real heat underneath to char the steaks.

I wouldn't buy another although it's robust enough - we've had it for about six years and it was a hand-me down from a relative here.





You can buy them for 470 CHF inc. online here.

Looks like a good grill though.
I got one of those last year and i'm happy with it.. it has the bricks on the bottom so the heat is well distributed and i've been happy with the steaks i've cooked.and as the burners aren't under the food it's a lot less smokey than some others which might be a factor on a balcony
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