Last year I bought a Weber Baby-Q grill, and it has served me well. However, now I'm using it a lot more often and doing a lot of different things with it, and its limited surface area and 1-burner are very limiting. So I'm looking into buying a new, full size, grill. Keeping in mind we probably won't be living here for much longer, and not knowing where we might end up, so it has to stay on the small size.
I don't want to buy a cheapo $150 grill, because I don't know if it would be that much of an upgrade to what I have now. So that means spending $250 - $350. Looking at Consumer Reports, I found a few that were 'best picks' and checked them out today at Lowes, and the one grill there that seemed to fit what I was looking for - as far as size - was the Weber Genesis Silver A, however it was $399 and only had 2 burners; some of the $275 grills I was looking at had 4 and a side burner. If I'm going to spend $300 on a grill, why not spend $450 on a really good grill?
This happens to me every time I go to buy something like this. I start by looking for something inexpensive, yet good, and end up realizing that for only a little bit more green I could get into something much, much better and have it for a long time, as opposed to being replaced in a few years.
Does anyone have any experience or advice regarding Weber or a comparable brand? Has anyone recently done research on grills and can you share your results/findings/thoughts with me?
I don't want to spend more than $350 or so, but would spend a few hundred more if I could justify it.
PS: Yes, I know that you charcoal people would never consider advising anyone to get a gas (LP) grill, but I am not interested in charcoal - so save your lectures .