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bigblue1124 : 4/18/2017 7:53 am
My wife and I are currently getting quotes and designs for a new backyard patio area with kitchen and seating areas. I am now trying to figure out what brand of appliances to invest in for the kitchen. From what I have seen online it seems Bull grills are the leader in the industry for drop-in grills however I have zero knowledge about them and was wondering if anyone here does?

Our current grill I purchased 8 years ago a Master forge 5 burner with rotisserie and side burner. At the time I was not ready to invest in a pricy high end grill and this one fell into our budget perfectly. I am surprised how well it has done for us the past 8 years still going strong with the exception of the drip pan rotting out and I put a heavy duty baking sheet in its place. Other than that the thing works great for a 400 dollar grill.

I was curious what grills have you used in the past and the average lifespan of them? I realize many here use Weber and I do like them but they are very limited in the drop-in style that we are looking for. But with that said curious how long yours has lasted before the need to replace?
As I stated before Bull brand seems like the Weber brand of drop-in grills but if you know of any other brands out there that you would recommend me looking into it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
I did an outdoor kitchen last year  
Mike from Ohio : 4/18/2017 9:22 am : link
And got a Delta Heat 38" with three burners, rotisserie and sear zone. Added a side burner as well. There is a grill place here in the Charlotte area that recommended it highly, and so far I am loving it. It's only been in a year so I can't speak to durability, but it's another brand to do some homework on.

Good luck!
RE: I did an outdoor kitchen last year  
bigblue1124 : 4/18/2017 9:35 am : link
In comment 13432238 Mike from Ohio said:
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And got a Delta Heat 38" with three burners, rotisserie and sear zone. Added a side burner as well. There is a grill place here in the Charlotte area that recommended it highly, and so far I am loving it. It's only been in a year so I can't speak to durability, but it's another brand to do some homework on.

Good luck!

Thanks Mike

How do you like the sear zone? Is it worth looking into or not much of a difference between the regular burners?
i upgraded  
GFiLA : 4/18/2017 9:36 am : link
to a Bull drop in replacing my Weber and realized that it was a mistake. Not that the Bull is terrible but it does not cook nearly as well as the Weber.
I did the same thing last summer  
Pork Chop : 4/18/2017 9:44 am : link
I built the island myself, and got a Lion grill from Amazon. I'm so-so happy with it. It still has some hot/cold zones that I am figuring out. I used Weber for 20+ years, and I didn't like their limited options for drop-in grills.

I'd probably go Bull if I were to do it over.

GFiLA  
bigblue1124 : 4/18/2017 9:44 am : link
Curious what type of Weber drop in you had? I have not seen any true drop in Weber grills out there only stand grills.

And thanks for the feedback
Nice work on the island Pork Chop  
bigblue1124 : 4/18/2017 9:49 am : link
Is that a warming draw you have in there as well or storage?
Cheswick?  
dorgan : 4/18/2017 11:27 am : link
Is that you?
RE: Nice work on the island Pork Chop  
Pork Chop : 4/18/2017 12:40 pm : link
In comment 13432280 bigblue1124 said:
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Is that a warming draw you have in there as well or storage?


It's all storage--I wasn't ambitious enough to do a warming drawer :)
RE: RE: Nice work on the island Pork Chop  
Moondawg : 4/18/2017 12:51 pm : link
In comment 13432585 Pork Chop said:
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In comment 13432280 bigblue1124 said:


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Is that a warming draw you have in there as well or storage?



It's all storage--I wasn't ambitious enough to do a warming drawer :)


I had to double check to see if you had a samurai top-knot in that picture.
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