Congrats on the nice choice... Char-broil
is about my 2nd most favourite BBQ on the market
I have had my eye on one for at least 10 years now, but never quite had the pressing need to go get one..
We bought our Jacuzzi BBQ back in believe it or not 1983, Duane was 6 months old, he is now 23... It has served us very, very well over the years and has been the cooking surface for more humongeous family ge-to-gethers than I can remember. Em has a VERY large family... her Mom has 14 grandchildren, mine is almost as large - Mom has 14 grandchildren as well.., and of course with 5 kids ourselves, it can add up to a lot of BBQ's...
Anyways.. we took the grille out about 2 weeks ago to see if it was up to another year. We have already replaced the burners twice and have completely rebuilt it once already. It is very heavy cast aluminum, unlike the pot metal grilles of today. Much to our dismay, as soon as I touched the burners, the turned to dust..... And to top it off, Jacuzzi hasn't made a grille in what 22 years
So we thought, I guess we should go looking for another grille. We sort of have been keeping an eye out for a while now.. and we have checked out the Char-Broil, Fiesta
and all the others that are found in stores such as Kent, Wal-Mart, Home Depot etc. I was disapointed to see how many of them are made in China. And the prices... from $200.00 for an entry level to $800-00 or $900.00 for a top end Char-Broil.
We turned to our trusted friends at Maritime Fireplaces
who have serviced our chimney and furnace for almost 20 years. They stock a number of different lines such as Napoleon, Ducane and the Big Green Egg to name a few. While we were in looking, we were absolutely blown away by this BBQ Grille... [url=http://www.myownbbq.com/content/products/productdetails.cfm?id=279]SIGNATURE SERIES GRILLS - VCS5006
Em and I have decided that this is the grille for us.... but it is going to take some major sheckle saving as it is $1,500.00Cdn plus tax... which is a major chunk of change. In fact it is a whole Cub or two depending on condition
But, talk about quality... amazing.. and to top it off, it is made right here in Canada... yup... that's right, Canada..
So, our Jacuzzi is going to get rebuilt again this year if I can find decent parts for it.. and we will see if we can get this 5006 next spring in time for our 25th anniversary BBQ... who knows.. maybe the kids will see this post and have inspiration strike