Does anyone have this grill? It's a Weber Performer series, either the Gold or the Platinum. The only difference between the two being the Performer has 'gas assist' to light the coals. I'd be perfectly ok with saving $40 on the Gold model, and having to use either a chimney or lighter fluid ... But I like the gas assist starter on the Platinum so the wife could have the coals ready by the time I arrive home during the week.
I'm not dead-set on this grill by any means, but I will not consider a gas grill. I haven't missed my old gas grill one bit during the last 10 years. My current grill, which is 8 years old, is finally falling apart :cry I really grew to love my [current] grill because I can raise/lower the coals about 4", and it has held up well directly in the elements, without a cover, for this long. So, I'm open to thoughts on other charcoal grills as well.
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