We were WAY overdue for a new grill!
I think the last one we bought, a Char Broil commercial grill from Lowe’s, was purchased in either 2006 or 2007. Tim had already replaced parts on it twice, I think. He’s had to replace burners and grates, and this one was on its last leg. The igniter was not working, and the bottom part had rusted out. I had ordered myself a Cuisinart griddler last fall, and was doing some grilling inside on it, mostly because he wouldn’t use the outdoor grill any more. So, we were way overdue.
We had been looking around, and Tim decided to take a chance on getting one at Sam’s Club. It’s their “Members Mark” brand, but he seems to think it’s going to hold up as well or better than the ones we can get at Lowe’s or Home Depot. I hope so! It cost a bit more, but it’s bigger and hopefully will last as long or longer. We did buy an extended warranty from Sam’s, which is supposed to cover parts, so if these rust or have problems in the next couple of years, we should be covered. I hated to lose our old grill cover - I had gotten Tim a nice Saints one for the old grill. But we woke up one winter morning a few years back and a squirrel was chewing away on it, so it had a bunch of holes on the top. So, since the new grill came with its own cover, Tim tossed the old beloved Saints one. I see a birthday present in his future
*Disclaimer: Another catchup post from when Hambones was down. Hambones went down last Tuesday during the day, and we went Tuesday after work to help Fred with his new pacemaker machine, to Sam’s to buy a grill, and stopped at McAlisters on the way home for a quick supper. Lots to catch up on