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Old 08-12-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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Those of you who are hooked on this site (like me) know that I LOVE TAMPA!!! BUT, my husband went to grill out tonight and found ANOTHER grill has rusted through....Third day after we moved here, we bought a gas grill and paid $699 for it....lasted two years; disgusted, we bought a gas grill for $199...lasted two years....last grill ...$299 (with charcoal and gas).. two d!@M years...what to do??? We can't cover with an overhang, but it is in a cage. Covered the first with a grill cover. Three grills in 6 years in Florida , two grills in 20 years in Indiana Any suggestions???? Moving back to Indiana is NOT an option!!!
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Weber grill. No rust on mine at all in two years.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I also bought a Weber grill and after three years of use it still looks and works just fine. I got the portable, gas, clam shell type Weber that I can tote around for grilling anywhere. I really don't think you can go wrong with a Weber.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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The more expensive a grill is, the better its materials and construction will be. Most gas grills under $1000 are not made from high quality stainless steel. If you keep the grill outside in the elements and do not cover it, it will rust. Even if you do cover it, a cheaply constructed grill will eventually fall apart. You want a grill that is constructed out of 304 stainless steel that is no higher than 18 gauge. Many cheaper grills will advertise that their burners or certain parts are 304 stainless steel, but they could either be thinner 22 or 24 gauge or else other parts of the grill could be made of aluminum or other cheaper metals. I definitely agree that when it comes to the cheaper grills, Weber is by far the best.

If you like charcoal grills, look at the ceramic kamado grills like the Big Green Egg. They won't rust. The other option is just to keep buying cheap grills with the understanding that you'll have to replace it after a few years.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Those of you who are hooked on this site (like me) know that I LOVE TAMPA!!! BUT, my husband went to grill out tonight and found ANOTHER grill has rusted through....Third day after we moved here, we bought a gas grill and paid $699 for it....lasted two years; disgusted, we bought a gas grill for $199...lasted two years....last grill ...$299 (with charcoal and gas).. two d!@M years...what to do??? We can't cover with an overhang, but it is in a cage. Covered the first with a grill cover. Three grills in 6 years in Florida , two grills in 20 years in Indiana Any suggestions???? Moving back to Indiana is NOT an option!!!
steel rusts. you need to look at aluminum grills. They dont rust. Ive heard the Weber grills last forever but I dont know what they make them out of. The burner bar has to be aluminum also or it will rust put after a couple years.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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Aluminum doesn't rust, but it definitely corrodes.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Aluminum doesn't rust, but it definitely corrodes.
Yes it does. If it has a decent paint job on it then its not a problem.

Not everyone can afford a $1,000 stainless steel grill.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Two words:

Weber Genesis

I got mine off Craigslist from someone who was moving out of the country. It'll probably last me 15-20 years.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Land O' Lakes, FL
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I can't wait to live in Florida and go through grills every two years, here in the North East our grilling season is barely 5 months.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:14 AM
 
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Those of you who are hooked on this site (like me) know that I LOVE TAMPA!!! BUT, my husband went to grill out tonight and found ANOTHER grill has rusted through....Third day after we moved here, we bought a gas grill and paid $699 for it....lasted two years; disgusted, we bought a gas grill for $199...lasted two years....last grill ...$299 (with charcoal and gas).. two d!@M years...what to do??? We can't cover with an overhang, but it is in a cage. Covered the first with a grill cover. Three grills in 6 years in Florida , two grills in 20 years in Indiana Any suggestions???? Moving back to Indiana is NOT an option!!!
We have a cover we bought at Home Depot...we have a cheap grill ($199) bought in 2012 and it has no rust on it! Before that we had an even cheaper one that lasted 13 years...no rust on it either...I am not sure why you're having this issue.
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