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Old 12-30-2008, 02:40 PM
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No want for a side burner. I bought my last gas grill with one thinking I would use the side burner. Had the thing for 5 years and used it exactly 1 time. I'd rather use the stove.

As for the turkeys. That is what the crawfish/turkey rig is for.
Good point. My Gas Grill (now gone-you just can't enjoy food on one after owning one of these) had one. I am not sure if I did ever even use it.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:43 PM
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I don't have one on my grill, but use the camp stove out by the bbq all the time just because I hate going back and forth to the kitchen. That takes valuable time away from my beer drinking, and causes too many trip hazards
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:31 PM
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My solution for cooking the beans or veggies was to just get a second (medium) BGE.

The Grill Dome looks pretty good and IIUC it's cheaper. As far as I can see, however, there are no advantages to the way it cooks or the way the food tastes, only in its contruction. Certainly a purchase to consider if and when the BGE shatters into a thousand pieces, but until that time, I doubt that buying one to replace a BGE would be anywhere near cost-effective.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:38 PM
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Consider a Rutland gasket instead of using the BGE gaskets.

How well does it hold up Mac? I know I have replaced my BGE gasket 6-8 x's easily.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:42 PM
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The Grill Dome looks pretty good and IIUC it's cheaper. As far as I can see, however, there are no advantages to the way it cooks or the way the food tastes, only in its contruction. Certainly a purchase to consider if and when the BGE shatters into a thousand pieces, but until that time, I doubt that buying one to replace a BGE would be anywhere near cost-effective.
Could not have set it better myself.

Mac--what did you do as far as a setup for the med and large?
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Nice pic BrianM! That copper is a stunning color.

I own both now (A GrillDome and a BGE) Hands down, with my hand on the bible I can say the GrillDome is a better product. Ceramics are 2x as thick, the Stainless steel hardware is awesome (vs. my 8 month old rusted BGE which is always covered when not in use) and funny enough, the gaskets on the GrillDome don't go caput like the 3 I've replaced on my BGE in less than 8 months of ownership.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think the BGE is junk. I just firmly believe the GrillDome is a better product. My summary on the subject is that undoubetdly BGE is better at marketing and they have a strong following. Grilldome is a younger name (founded in 1989) and less marketing savvy. to me it's a no brainer, save $200 (roughly) on a Grilldome vs. a BGE and get a better product to boot. Seems sensible.


/oh, and I know of a GrillDome dealer if you need one.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:48 PM
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BTW, one more plug for BGE:

Last year while I was in Iraq I reached out to BGE (some of you may recall). They were generous enough to ship me a large BGE, stand, 5 bags of charcoal and various accessories and cook books--AS A THANK YOU (no cost to me--zip, zero, zilch). I'm not saying Grill Dome wouldn't do the same, but that was very generous of BGE. As far as I'm concerned they have lifetime customer.
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BTW, one more plug for BGE:

Last year while I was in Iraq I reached out to BGE (some of you may recall). They were generous enough to ship me a large BGE, stand, 5 bags of charcoal and various accessories and cook books--AS A THANK YOU (no cost to me--zip, zero, zilch). I'm not saying Grill Dome wouldn't do the same, but that was very generous of BGE. As far as I'm concerned they have lifetime customer.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:40 PM
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How well does it hold up Mac? I know I have replaced my BGE gasket 6-8 x's easily.
I replaced mine once and went with the Rutland gasket, which I picked up at Menards for about $5. Seems to be holding up just fine.
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Mac--what did you do as far as a setup for the med and large?

I just put the medium in a rolling nest thing.
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