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Best Quality Gas BBQ Grills in Switzerland

Now that summer is upon us I'm shopping around for a new BBQ. I'm used to a very high end, state of the art, DCS BBQ with a built in smoker unit.

All I see out there that even comes close to my old BBQ are the
Koenig
Grills but I'm not sure of the quality vs. price. None of them have smoker units incorporated like the
DCS's
do. Are these gas grills worth the what they are charging here?

Does anyone know of any specialty BBQ stores here that have other brands available?

I love to cook on a gas grill so for me this is a long term investment and something I would use regularly so I want to get the best quality available and don't want to end up with buyers remorse so any guidance would be very much appreciated.

Look forward to hearing your comments and happy grilling!!!

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Old 15.05.2011, 23:51
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I looked at the same recently. Concluded that Outdoorchef and Weber were the two better brands to choose between. Ended up with a Weber Q300 in the end. Bought online from Hawk in Zug.
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Re: Best Quality Gas BBQ Grills in Switzerland

I got an invite to the neighbours, he had just bought a European Outdoorchef, and for a guy who has no cooking tallent, the bbq was perfect. So i was so inpresed i had to buy one.570 It is a great bbq. We also have one of the Swiss bbq in the garden,( woulden`t ) . The lundi has a big smoker,cooker. Or have a look at the schilliger, big prices.
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European Outdoor Chef - Quality
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I agree about Outdoorchef.
I have bought one a couple of weeks ago and it really is a fantastic grill.

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Re: Best Quality Gas BBQ Grills in Switzerland

I've got a top-of-the-line Weber and am very happy with it. It's a big, substantial stainless-steel model with 6 burners.

Gas isn't cheap here in Switzerland, and the big grills use a lot of it. Count on about CHF40- per tank, and I usually go through 4-5 tanks in a season.
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A word of warning: I bought a CampingGaz one and it's a piece of crap. 2 years later, stored outdoors but dry, the grilles and everything are rusted to hell. Steer clear!
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Re: Best Quality Gas BBQ Grills in Switzerland

The Outdoor Chefs are pretty decent. Great for indirect cooking, but get the 570 as the 480 was too small to cook for more than 6 people.

Bought a nice Weber used and love the side burner. Great for summer as I don't have to heat up the kitchen to boil water for corn or to cook county potatoes.

So if u can afford it, I recommend a grill with a side burner. Selzam AG in Winterthur has a good number of grills onhand, but i didn't notice if they had any with side burners or smokers attached.

http://www.selzam.ch/xml_1/internet/de/intro.cfm
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I got an invite to the neighbours, he had just bought a European Outdoorchef, and for a guy who has no cooking tallent, the bbq was perfect. So i was so inpresed i had to buy one.570 It is a great bbq. We also have one of the Swiss bbq in the garden,( woulden`t ) . The lundi has a big smoker,cooker. Or have a look at the schilliger, big prices.
We have one of these, it's fantastic, very versatile with the different configurations
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The Outdoor Chefs are pretty decent. Great for indirect cooking, but get the 570 as the 480 was too small to cook for more than 6 people.
I have a 480 sized one (I think it's called "Milano" or some other Italian city). I love it and since I usually bbq with 4-8 people, the size is perfect for me.
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Now that summer is upon us I'm shopping around for a new BBQ. I'm used to a very high end, state of the art, DCS BBQ with a built in smoker unit.

All I see out there that even comes close to my old BBQ are the
Koenig
Grills but I'm not sure of the quality vs. price. None of them have smoker units incorporated like the
DCS's
do. Are these gas grills worth the what they are charging here?

Does anyone know of any specialty BBQ stores here that have other brands available?

I love to cook on a gas grill so for me this is a long term investment and something I would use regularly so I want to get the best quality available and don't want to end up with buyers remorse so any guidance would be very much appreciated.

Look forward to hearing your comments and happy grilling!!!
My BBQ experience is limited to CHARCOAL, can anyone tell me why GAS GRILLS are so good, because to me, it is very similar to using my gas stove...
Am I missing something ???
(Don't get me wrong, I love a good Barbie and the smell of burning bangers.....)
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My BBQ experience is limited to CHARCOAL, can anyone tell me why GAS GRILLS are so good, because to me, it is very similar to using my gas stove...
Am I missing something ???
(Don't get me wrong, I love a good Barbie and the smell of burning bangers.....)
Well my missus said, "if I decide that I want a BBQ, I want it sooner rather than later. No waiting for the charcoal etc."

Anyone bought a Master Grill?
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Old 18.05.2011, 08:40
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Am I missing something ???
Only that the average Swiss landlord does not allow charcoal grills... so most here are basically forced to use gas or electro and trust me: electronic bbq is complete crap. Gas BBQs will never have the flavour of a "real" one, but they are not the same as using your gas stove either...
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Re: Best Quality Gas BBQ Grills in Switzerland

People,

I'm completely new to the world of BBQ grills (you don't need to BBQ in India, the sun takes care of all that ). For someone just starting out and learning the tricks of the trade (so to speak), would it make more sense to go for a gas bbq or a charcoal one?

I will be using it mainly in the small parks next to my house for around 5-6 persons. My budget is around 120 CHF max.

Thanks.
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Bought a nice Weber used and love the side burner. Great for summer as I don't have to heat up the kitchen to boil water for corn or to cook county potatoes.
You should be cooking your corn on the grill! Wrap it in some aluminum foil with a bit of butter, salt and pepper, leave it on the grill turning occasionally for about 20 min and you're good to go. If you want to get fancy, put some koriander (cilantro) and lime juice on it as well.
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People,

I'm completely new to the world of BBQ grills (you don't need to BBQ in India, the sun takes care of all that ). For someone just starting out and learning the tricks of the trade (so to speak), would it make more sense to go for a gas bbq or a charcoal one?

I will be using it mainly in the small parks next to my house for around 5-6 persons. My budget is around 120 CHF max.

Thanks.
If you're going to use it in parks, it needs to be easy to transport. To me, that says charcoal grill since there's no tank to drag along. A decent mid-sized kettle grill like a Weber should suit your needs.
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You should be cooking your corn on the grill! Wrap it in some aluminum foil with a bit of butter, salt and pepper, leave it on the grill turning occasionally for about 20 min and you're good to go. If you want to get fancy, put some koriander (cilantro) and lime juice on it as well.
Boil?

Grill?

20 minutes?

Puleeease!

Steam 5-8 minutes.

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Boil?

Grill?

20 minutes?

Puleeease!

Steam 5-8 minutes.

Tom
Each method has its place and time. For BBQ season, I prefer to use the grill, thank you very much!
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Re: Best Quality Gas BBQ Grills in Switzerland

I had the cheapest König, I think it's called the compact pro, 299 at Migros and Interdiscount, kicks ass for that price, really deep bottom so no burning, and nice large hood with shelf for slow cooking, keeping stuff warm, you can even do a rotisserie chicken. The build is very solid and it's easy enough to keep clean.
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