April 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm #1763Appliance StallionParticipant
All good choices.April 20, 2009 at 3:56 pm #1835old.dcs.designerMember
Number 1 is that lovely Sure Heat unit at Costco (looks like an upside down trainagle).
Number 2 is OCI.November 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm #2850bendjaminMember
I was considering :
LYNX – clearly the Aston Martin (except American made) of grills and very pretty-fit and finish is fantastic and there are some nice bells and whistles like blue led’s by the knobs, fluid spring lift assist on the lid etc., but brass burners take alot longer to get up to temps, I personally didn’t like the stainless rod grate design and they are pricier than pricey.
DCS – not the same DCS since FP took them over. I didn’t find the overall build quality to be that great for the price pt and I confirmed that the ceramic tubes are very susceptible to damage.
OCI – look like nice grills with good specs, but I was concerned about their longevity/cs for parts/svc and I had trouble finding a local dealer.
My business: outdoor fireplacesNovember 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm #2851
Hey Mate !!!
Have a look-see @ Capital … I burned one in a while back for a dealer demo and loved it … and I’m a charcoal guy !!!
It was very versatile, good looking, and priced right …
… and with it being distributed by ALMO, you’re supported by a great organization !!!November 24, 2009 at 7:40 pm #2852littlecityParticipant
Where do I begin being that I am loyal to one brand. I will say all the choices are great my dad has a Lynx 10 yrs very nice I like it but new brass burners (ouch) after about 4 yrs other wise nice grill. DCS not the same since F&P bought. Fire magic good budget grill if you ask me. I think what you need to remember is this and the I will make my recommendation QUALITY.
LAZYMAN BBQ made in the U.S.A in New Jersey. These are the original gas fired BBQ system which was introduced in 1953 in Chicago at the worlds fair he patented the idea and for yrs and yrs every grill sold he got a piece of it and he also sold LAZYMAN GRILLS. I have one freestanding neigbor has on built-in but the best one I ever sold was to my brother. I made a call and told them my brother was coming home from IRAQ yet again they built him a grill from scratch and all signed a thank you card and stuck inside.
Keep in mind these grills will not have all the bells and whistles you get from others but do you really need a 50,000 btu’s to cook a hotdog and hamburger no is the answer you just waste gas my 36,000 3 burner LAZYMAN cooks it in the same time
Good luckNovember 24, 2009 at 9:06 pm #2853
Thanks for the heads-up, "Vision" … Belvediere, NJ is not that far from me … a nice afternoon’s outing, so, from the look of their web site, I think I’ll put them on my radar !!!
You just exemplified the true worthiness & necessity of the existence of AA … the dissemination of of useful information about products in our marketplace !!!November 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm #2856dramParticipantHere’s a naive question…Why pioneer a brand such as Capital as you have to really sell it to the end user since they never heard of it. The latest line from Viking looks actually pretty impressive with features, L.E.D. lights and lights inside the grill. the new Wolf grill looks pretty good as well, but I must confess, I have not looked at it very closely…just on their website. They both in the Capital/DCS price range and are easily recognizable to customers. Why fight the uphill battle (personal feelings aside about these brands…)?November 25, 2009 at 10:07 pm #2860
Dram, we obviously have different styles of handling customers in an effort to convert them to clients …
I prefer to expose my clients to as much as possible so they can make the most informed decision … if that means taking the time to expose them to lesser know products, then so be it …
I’d put a Capital in my home. especially after cooking on it for a whole day … I can’t say that for anyone else !!!November 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm #2861dramParticipant
Bob, I agree that we have different approaches to dealing/pleasing customers. I won’t deny that Viking had some past issues, but by enlarge, their outdoor product was always decent. I went to a cooking demo recently, and i must say the new grills blew my socks off. The quality of the food and the different cooking functions available on that grill was very, very impressive. I am sold on that brand for outdoor grills. They have come a long way…Just food for thought. Have a great Thanksgiving! We all have a lot to be thankful for.November 26, 2009 at 7:52 pm #2862paulhMember
First of all I’ve serviced almost all of them and they pretty much all suck except Capital. Mine is 4 yrs old, no rusted burners,no bad ignitors ect. When I bought mine I took a magnet with me and the Capital was the only one it didn’t stick to. Try it on yours.November 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm #2864littlecityParticipant
Ok so lets talk stainless steel. I own the LM 210-28-20 I used to sell them like I have said previously butif I were to take all the 304 series stainless out of my LAZYMAN GRILL I would only have stickers,wheels and gas valves you will find no other grill with more 304 stainless than the American made LAZYMAN BBQ system that I know of today.November 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm #2865paulhMember
Like I said. Take your magnet and stick it.Then talk to me. When I did it on the Capital it didn’t stick, anywhere. How about your LazyMan?. Pick up the screws with mag screwdriver?December 1, 2009 at 5:21 am #2727
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