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#1 User is offline   impulse22281 

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:48 PM

Hi everyone, I figured since this is my first post, I might as well embarass myself....I just bought a grill. Originally I bought a Master Forge from Lowes, but after coming on here and seeing the terrible reviews it had, I returned it before using it, and got a Ducane 4100 from a grill place nearby.

My question...I'm totally new to grilling...everything that I read mentions that gas grills normally come with lava rocks or ceramic briquettes. I'm pretty sure that my grill didn't come with either. All it came with are these metal triangle shaped shields above the burners. Should I be buying lava rocks or ceramic briquettes before I start cooking? Can someone please spell it out for me?...LoL....

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:55 PM

Nope your fine ....fire it up
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:41 PM

View Postimpulse22281, on Jun 19 2010, 03:48 PM, said:

Hi everyone, I figured since this is my first post, I might as well embarass myself....I just bought a grill. Originally I bought a Master Forge from Lowes, but after coming on here and seeing the terrible reviews it had, I returned it before using it, and got a Ducane 4100 from a grill place nearby.

My question...I'm totally new to grilling...everything that I read mentions that gas grills normally come with lava rocks or ceramic briquettes. I'm pretty sure that my grill didn't come with either. All it came with are these metal triangle shaped shields above the burners. Should I be buying lava rocks or ceramic briquettes before I start cooking? Can someone please spell it out for me?...LoL....

Welcome Pulse: The triangle shaped thingys are in lew of the briquettes or lava rocks, they are called flame tammers or flavorizor bars, the are going to well, keep the flames down and when the juices hit them steam back up on the meat.


So I think I will use Races comment..........Fire It Up

Again Welcome that Ducane is a good grill and has a fantastic trouble free warranty, make sure you register it.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:02 PM

You've gotten good responses, impulse. And you've made a very good choice! Enjoy your grill. Fire It Up and burn off any factory oils, then break it in with some good greasy meat and you're on your way! WELCOME and have fun! ;) Rich
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 09:25 PM

Thanks everyone! I'll be firing up some burgers and steaks for Father's Day tomorrow....
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Posted 20 June 2010 - 05:37 AM

View Postimpulse22281, on Jun 19 2010, 05:48 PM, said:

My question...I'm totally new to grilling...everything that I read mentions that gas grills normally come with lava rocks or ceramic briquettes. I'm pretty sure that my grill didn't come with either. All it came with are these metal triangle shaped shields above the burners. Should I be buying lava rocks or ceramic briquettes before I start cooking? Can someone please spell it out for me?...LoL....


good luck wit the new grill
lava rocks & ceramic brickettes are from the 1900's dude
if you find yer gettin un-even heatin or major flare-ups wit yer machine give this topic a read over :)

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 06:38 AM

Good question, and you'll like the flame tamers much better than the lava rock I'm sure.
Nice grill BTW

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