Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Perfect Grill!

(the big reveal of the actual grill coming later in the post)

One of our first purchases after we moved in, before any power tools, before any new flooring or paint, was a grill.  Now to some, that may sound a bit nutty, especially if you have seen the listing photos of the house.  I mean, we have LOTS of work to do. 

However, we love to grill.  Or rather the hubs loves to grill.  Personally, I am a relative grilling novice with only a few successfully grilled chicken breasts and brats under my belt.  But back to hubs; in our old house, we had a hard line gas grill so were able to grill year round.  After each snow storm, hubs would shovel a path to the grill...just in case there was a grill emergency and he needed to cook up a steak or brat right away. 

So getting a good grill was essential.  It needed to have lots of grilling space, be somewhat portable (so we can move it to the deck off the kitchen for winter grilling), easy to use and not too expensive. 

We found this beauty at Lowes.   The Char-Griller Duo Gas and Charcoal Grill.  For a mere $299.00, this grilling machine was ours.

It has two full sized grills together on the same frame, one (on the right) for propane and one (on the left) for charcoal.  And there is even a side burner that can be used to heat whatever.   It even has an automatic lighter for the propane burners.  Turn on the burner, click the button and you have flame.  Very nice. 

I think it is pretty amazing.  So does hubs.  We have used it with great success since we got it.  The latest success (Seasoned Steak Perfection) can be found in our other blog

Related to the nuts and bolts (no pun intended). We were able to turn the box containing the pieces

to a fully functioning grill in about 2 hours.  We were pleasantly surprised at how clearly the instructions were written.   Apparently whoever wrote them had actually seen and put one of these grills together. 

Let me know if you have any other questions related to the grill and I (or the hubs) will answer them the best we can. 


  1. Nice grill!

    I wanted to let you know that I've given you for a blog award!

  2. That's awesome! We just recently got a new grill too. My husband loves to cook/grill/smoke/bbq. I'll have to check out your other blog. :)



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