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  1. Thanks for the help. So what makes the Viking better? Is it heavier grade stainless, better construction? I am a little worried about not having enough space w/ it though. But if I can get it for around $1k, seems like a pretty good deal? Doing some research, just the stainless cart costs more than that! I may have to go take a look at it and see what kind of shape it is in.
  2. Hi, I found a used Viking grill and cart near me for $1,300. I attached pics as I don't know much about them. I have always owned Webers. I currently have an older stainless Genesis, charcoal one touch and a WSM cooker. Will this Viking be much of an upgrade from the Genesis, or should I just keep saving until I can get the Summit 620? I don't really know much about the Viking's other than Bobby Flay has one! haha and it looks like replacement prts for them are pricey. Thanks for any help!!
  3. I found this grill with the cart for sale near me for $1,300, is that a good price? Is this a good grill? I've always owned Weber's, dont' know much about Viking other than Bobby Flay has one! haha
  4. Haha, I hear you! You always have to be weary on CL. I talked to "her", she's def a her, and extremely older her. She said that her husband bought it w/ the intention of enclosing it in a brick outdoor kitchen. He passed away and she never got to it and said that she never uses it, hence the only been used 10 times. So she said she can really use the $ and is selling it. She said she still has all the paper work fromt the dealer, manual, etc and alot of the parts are still new in the box (Roteiss motor/forks). She lives 30 mins away, so I may go take a look at it, didn't get around to it last night. I was just curious what the reputation was on the Viking grill from the knowledgeable people on this forum. I figured it was good, but just didn't know if $1,300 for a 5+ year old grill was a good deal or not. Espec is I still have to enclose it or buy an $1,500+ cart for it to sit on to look nice on my deck.
  5. Here are a couple more pics of it. I still can't believe that she has had this nice grill on cinder blocks for the last 5 years! Looks like it needs a good cleaning! So what do you think, worth the plunge for $1,300 plus ~$1,500 for a cart???
  6. I will steam a huge pot of blue crabs and shrimp on my side burner and will cook the kids burgers / dogs on the grill. It's nice because it doesn't make my whole house smell like a crab boil. I'll also carmelize some onions, peppers, shrooms on the side burner w/ low heat while I'm cooking the steaks on high heat. It's nice, that it is all done at the same time. And like another poster said, I do fry on the side burner so I don't splatter grease everywhere in the kitchen! But honestly, I prob could survive w/ out the side burner if I had to!
  7. Thanks for the quick response. Here's the thing, I'm just starting to research the Viking Grills and that's why I thought I would start here and get some help. But, when I look at the pictures she posted on Craigs, it looks like it is the freestanding model w/ no cart/drawers, etc underneath, just the grill portion. It actually looks like she has it propped up on cider blocks! I was looking online and to add a cart is another $1,600-$1,800. So now I am up near the $3k mark for a 5-6yr old grill and a new stainless base. Seems like a lot to me! I can easily get the Summit for less than that. Just wanted some opinions, I'm a Weber junkie, have the Gas, Charcoal and the Smoker, just when I came across this I figured it was worth looking into! Thanks for your help!
  8. Hi, I currently own an 8 year old Weber Genesis Stainless and love it, but I have the upgrade itch! I've been looking at the Weber Summits, the 420 or 620 and like the looks / features on them. I came across a Viking Grill and really have no idea what the Viking's are all about. It is a 41 Viking, grill head only, no cart, bought from a showroom in 2005 and she claims it has only been used 10 times or less! Crazy, I grill 10 times in a week sometimes! She is asking $1,300. Is this a good deal or should I save up some $$ and go w/ a Summit?? I'm sure I can get her down to around $1,000 if I really wanted it. Thanks for the help! Her Description: This is a grill that has been used less then 10 times. It has an Electric Ignition, side burner control knobs, Rotisserie control knob, grill burner control knobs, grill/smoker burner control knob, 9V battery, percelain grids w/ stainless steel perforated flavor generators underneath, smoker box, rotisserie bracket, rotisserie motor(which is electric and brand new in box), spit rod w/forks(brand new in box), warming rack, infrared broiler, and 2 side burners!! It also has a LP connector. I do have booklets for; use/care manual, the deminsions, parts look-up, and install instructions.
  9. Hi, I currently own an 8 year old Weber Genesis Stainless and love it, but I have the upgrade itch! I've been looking at the Weber Summits, the 420 or 620. I came across a Viking Grill Head and really have no idea what the Viking's are all about. It is a 41 Viking, bought from a showroom in 2005 and she claims it has only been used 10 times or less! Crazy, I grill 10 times in a week sometimes! She is asking $1,300. Is this a good deal or should I save up some $$ and go w/ a Summit?? Thanks for the help!
  10. Personally on my Kettle and WSM, I always adjust the bottom vents for smoking and leave the top vent fully open. If you close the top vent, your food could get too smokey!! Good Luck!
  11. Thanks for the help. That's why I figured I would ask the question. I see conversion kits in HD/Lowes for $60-$100, so I didn't know if it would be as simple as adding one of those. My situation is more complicated, we are thinking about adding a patio off of our deck, so that is where the grill would eventually reside, but that could beanywhere from 6 months to a year away. So if I could buy an LP and then convert to NG for $100, when I know the location of where the grill will be, I would do that. But after reading other posters comments it doesn't seem to be that simple! Glad that I asked the question! If my local retailer will match the price, I will definately go that route, but aimtofind has the S-670 2011 model for $1,800 no tax and quick shipping, HD is selling it for $2,300+$184 tax. ~$700 is a pretty big difference to me! I think I can handle assembly and checking it for $700. Thanks for everyone's help, now I have to figure out what to do!! I may just go w/ the 470 LP instead of the gas sucking 670....
  12. I'm in the market for an 470 or 670, but don't currently have a gas line run. Would this be something I could do in the future? Do they sell a conversion kit? Would the performance be the same? I'm just trying to decide if I should run the line first or if I can get away w/ using propane for a year and then have it done. Is the 470/670 a good choice? I currently own a 9 year old Genesis Gold, that I've really liked!! and I have a WSM and a one-touch charcoal Love Webers! Also, has anyone used aimtofind.com? They seem to have some pretty good prices on both these grills?? Thanks for the help!