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wow, all I can say is wow
on February 10, 2012
My husband has had weber grills since way before I met him. He started gas grilling with an old RED genesis. Anyone remember the red ones? with the teak sideboards? He still used that one till last year. But his 2002 genesis "C" was in need of a new set of burners. It had a hot spot in there, that makes it interesting to grill stuff. So we looked at this one. We found it locally for $849. No shipping, and the tax is less than the cost of shipping by far. He specifically wanted the "EP" series, which is only available through a Premier dealership. The Premier models have stainless grills, and flavorizor bars. You can't get them at Home Depot, or Lowe's. They have told me they can, but thier catalogs don't have the premier pages in them. The catalogs actually are different for a premier dealership. Trust me, I have been looking for a long time.
I bought it locally, and got free assembly. That is a major deal too. They would have delivered to too, but we have a truck, and it is only around the corner.
Okay, this thing gets hot. I mean really hot. It was well over 700 degrees in just a few minutes. The sear station is just another burner. Right between two regular burners. However, it is a slightly smaller BTU burner. Why? I don't know. But it does work great. The three inch rib eye steak was perfectly seared (grill marks are for more than just looks people). The Beer can chicken was a lot easier to move to a cooler area in this grill than the '02 model, because of the burners orientation of N-S instead of E-W. So we (he) can get it started, and move it aside, to get another one going. Believe me, this thing is BAD @$$. But, look locally to see if there is a premier dealership, before you look online.