Do you know why this photo looks so scrumptious? I was lucky enough to get perfect lighting, sure, and the colors of the food just are pretty, and the rice pilaf matches the granite, BUT….do you notice that the B.S. (boneless skinless) chicken breast is grilled to perfection? There are a lot of tools and appliances out there where it doesn’t matter what brand you have, but after owning an expensive WEBER grill, our food always turns out perfectly the first time. When we first got it, we commented on how the chicken could be cooked to safety standards but also be JUICY? Was that possible? Our old Charbroil looked good and looked expensive, but that didn’t matter because the final product was often burnt, dried out, and not so perfectly grilled. The old Charbroil looked expensive but it was hiding behind its stainless steel and black facade. In about three years, it was garbage and everything on it had fallen apart and the grates completely disintegrated. I was lucky for someone to pick it up off Craigslist for mere pennies of what we paid. Don’t be fooled by Charbroil.
My husband was very good at grilling but it didn’t matter because of the inferior tool he was using – the Charbroil! I urge you to reconsider buying charbroil and put that $120-400 towards a grill that has been known to keep on working for decades – a WEBER, no matter if it’s Weber’s inexpensive end or their high end. And parts are easier to find with Weber, not so much with Charbroil!
Sometimes, the issue that keeps you from that wonderfully prepared food is price. Here’s our Weber Genesis E-310 propane grill, Made in the U.S.A. Obviously ours wasn’t cheap, but this is one of those purchases where money doesn’t matter to us because the end result is perfection and we will get many, many years out of it. I highly recommend this grill, or any Weber grill. Weber has many price points! We own it’s inexpensive brother (usually in the $50’s-$60’s) and it’s performed beautifully as well – a Weber 1520 Gas Go-Anywhere Grill.