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Bluesin

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  1. I totally agree with you However my wife doesn't... Last time I was over there I bough LOTS of grill related stuff from both Lowes and Homedepot, Still everytime I use my handlelight on my genesis I think on my Florida trip almost three years ago The price for the Q-100 in Sweden is about 230 Us $ (converted from Swedish currency) Its a little step, but the way I consider it, all my friends by junk grills that last for a year or two maximum. I will use my grills for many years, and then its not that expensive. My Genesis was bought in 2007 and the still looks great.
  2. Hmm.. I am starting to reconsider my decision on the go anywhere now, maybe I will buy the Q100 instead, if I cant muster the strenght to wait until my US trip in September...
  3. This would be really interesting I haven't heard of gas Hibachis, only charchoal, and couldn't find anything about them even if using mr google as help Do you have a link or something? I would be grateful. I already has a long list of grill accessories I will buy in September when visiting USA A gas hibachi would be a great addition to the list.
  4. I could, but I think the Q series, even if looking at the Q100 is a little to big in size. I have a goanywhere charchoal and its perfect, it is small, easy to pack in the trunk of the car or in the boat, but I hate the mess that the charcoal and lighter fluid does. Thats why I whould like to have the goanywhere gas model. I will go the to states in September, will probably buy one then and just take it with me in the bags (I am not going to tell my wife before since she is a little strange and thinks its more important to fill the bags with clothes and other stuff from the outlets )
  5. Thanks for your reply Yes I also got the impression about her being serviceminded but giving me a standard answer which really in my ears translate to "buy from a Swedish official dealer" which I would gladly do, but cannot since they are not importing this model to Sweden I am aware of different fittings for regulator in different markets and the small differences that can exist on the same grill (but not always do), but that should easily be solved with changing burner or regulator. I am perfectly aware also that all these IMHO mumbo jumbo about "security" standards are just really trade regulations. I can accept that since I understand that Weber in Sweden has problems with grey import and lost market shares due to paralell import. Here Weber is THE premium grill and are atleast twice expensive as in the US and more expensive than any other grill on our market. I love them and already have 3 different But would like to add the go anywere propane to my collection, it would be perfect on the boat I guess I should maybe change my question to: Does anyone know if disposable propane cylinders bought in Europe fit a US sold go anywere or is it different fittings? Thanks for all help
  6. I have been wanting to buy the Go-Anywere propane for a while now. I really like that model. But unfortunately this model is not sold in Europe, only USA (what I know of) No problem, internet and ebay made the world a lot smaller To my question now, I made a call to Weber official main distributor in Sweden and they said to me that 1. Its not allowed or very strongly adviced against to use American grills in the EU due to non CE marking (BS according to me), she then confirmed that this grill use the same type of disposable propane bottles that are used for another grill that are sold in Sweden, the Q-100 2. That American gas grills use another kind of regulator than the ones we use in Europe/Scandinavia so european bottles cant be used on american regulators. This seems a little contradictory to me, if its the same bottles, why wouldn't they fit on a grill bought from the US (since its a disposable bottle) What I know of these bottles are the same worldwide since they are disposable. Please advice is needed here since I am just one mouseclick away from ordering this grill
  7. I have been wanting to buy the Go-Anywere propane for a while now. I really like that model. But unfortunately this model is not sold in Europe, only USA (what I know of) No problem, internet and ebay made the world a lot smaller To my question now, I made a call to Weber official main distributor in Sweden and they said to me that 1. Its not allowed or very strongly adviced against to use American grills in the EU due to non CE marking (BS according to me), she then confirmed that this grill use the same type of disposable propane bottles that are used for another grill that are sold in Sweden, the Q-100 2. That American gas grills use another kind of regulator than the ones we use in Europe/Scandinavia so european bottles cant be used on american regulators. This seems a little contradictory to me, if its the same bottles, why wouldn't they fit on a grill bought from the US (since its a disposable bottle) What I know of these bottles are the same worldwide since they are disposable. Please advice is needed here since I am just one mouseclick away from ordering this grill I will be posting this question in the weber forum also since I need quick answer, if the mods consider this crossposting, accept my apologies and remove the inapropriate thread.
  8. I didn't check the thread for a few days and got so much responce and advice, thank you guys I am not really on a crash diet, more trying to eat healthier and drink less. But I have still many pounds to loose I used to drink about 2 liters of regular Coke a day (not kidding here, I don't drink coffee) but have swithced to Zero and light and reduced the amount to about 2 cans a day. Mostly because I realise that it sends the wrong signals to my kids age 3,5 and 5 if they se their dad with a large cokebottle everyday, while at the same time denying them the right to drink it daily... The beer is another thing.. In Sweden we have two kinds of "lite-light" beer. The low or non-alcoholic one or the lowcalorie but full alcoholic one. The non-alcoholic I dont drink at all, its better to drink water then. Unfortunately the selection on lite beers are very limited here, we have about 3 different kinds only, miller lite and a local Swedish being my favorites. When I was in Florida last december the selection were HUGE, I liked most of them, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light and Coors light. Many europeans complain about american beer being "like water" but I really like it, you don't feel so heavy in the stomach after a few ones My neighbours probably think I am crazy, and to some degree I might be. Here MOST people grill only in the summers, I guess its the same maybe in Canada and northern USA? I grill all year round. If its raining in the winter I don't do 2 hours grilling sessions, but still prefer to throw something little on the grill. With the gas grill I have no problem just grilling a few hotdogs or two hamburgers for me and the children. Well, I just forgot that I should eat less of that food... I have to grill more of vegetables and chicken I will also buy a pizza stone as soon as I have time to go to the departement store. All delicious pictures got me really curious about it The composite tank is most used here, we don't refill them but just switch them against a full one at the store. That way we don't have to worry about annual or semiannual inspections and preassure tests. The deposition is about $150 for a large bottle and $100 for a small one, I think that the gas itself is about $30-40 for a large bottle, but I am not 100% on that. I will se if I can dig up some older photos of meat I have been grilled in the winter if anyone is interested.
  9. Since I bought my Weber last autumn, I've gained over 20 punds Grilled on average atleast once a week in rainy and windy Sweden through the winter, neighbours AND wife thought I was crazy, I enjoyed it However wife decided it was time do do something about the weight and due to some minor health problems I half hearted agreed.. So here was my solution, lots of vegetables and little meat almost no carbs, hotdogs and the potatoes was for the children. Since my wife worked late, I didn't thought it was necessary to tell her about the few beers I drank while grilling since they werent low calorie beers
  10. I wrote in a previous post that I couldn't read anywere on the boxes on my new Sweden sold Genesis E-310 where it was manufactured. I am glad to admit I was wrong, on the bottom of the biggest box it says with small print "made in usa" I saw it when I cut the boxes up for throwing them away. I never checked under the box.. It know it really doesn't matter, but it still feels better to know that its manufactured in the US instead of China not that Chinese merchandize are bad, but I still belive that American made is of better quality. (NOTE, its not my intention of insulting anyone of chinese orgin here, if so I apologize)
  11. I saw it later in your profile and some of your posts that you are a cabinet maker , I did'nt know it when I posted my reply. Yes we started wood shop in 5 th grade when we were 12, and had one semester woodshop, the other semester "textile shop"? (don't know the correct english word here) Guess which one that was most popular among the boys..? Unfortunately we did not get to choose, everyone were divided into two groups and all had to take both. I don't know how it is now, this was 20 years ago, but I belive that its about the same, maybe there are more choises so boys don't have to sew pillow covers anymore
  12. Holy Cow It looks fantastic! I know I am new here, but may I ask you what your profession is? If you are not a carpenter of the BEST class, please consider to change trade immediately Looking at your process of making this bring back memories of me being in 6th grade while having woodwork class.. But my results were a disaster compared to your spatula, however my parents still keep the soup spoon I made for them, figure that out... Pizza peel on grill - ready to go to work Final product in use That's all - hope you enjoyed viewing these as much as I enjoyed building these two peels! Mike
  13. It looks absolutely beatiful! You've done a great job! I have been going through about a year of work of landscaping and patio building myself and I know that its not exactly easy, but your garden looks stunning. Did you roll out the lawn or did you plant the seeds? I am in this dilema at this stage of my own garden. Please do not complain about the heat in Arizona, it makes me get hmm, dark thoughts about my own situation here in cold Sweden ... This morning it was -2 C / 28 F when I went to work The only good thing now here is that while drinking JD and grilling I keep the heat up!
  14. Excuse a novice on gas grills, what exactly is a sear burner? Is it an extra burner?
  15. Thanks takehike66, This grill will be used a lot I just made lunch for tomorrow on it. I got a comment from one of my neighbours, do you grill today again?? I really don't know why everything is more expensive here, the sales tax is different in all EU countries, in Sweden we have a hefty 25% sales tax compared to 8? in the US, but it still don't explain the HUGE difference in price. I think it has more to do with what the buyers are prepared to pay. Even a Swedish made Volvo car is more expensive in Sweden than in US. Well, never mind, we are kind of used to pay the higher prices You might be right on the marking, that its an american law, but I don't get it why the Spririt boxes was marked with China and the Genesis were not marked at all. I will try to post some pictures of what I am grilling when I have the time, or I PROMISE that i will, i just don't have so much time with 2 small children and a wife working evenings The good thing is that I decide what the children will eat when I am alone at home So far they haven't complained about grilled food... My 3 year old boy even complimented on the grill when I was putting it together, he said the "grill looked nice"