Wednesday, June 15, 2011

OUT with the old, IN with the new : GRILL

Look at that nasty old grill, sitting at the curb. All alone. Newly homeless. I'd feel sorry for the old grill, except for the fact that I knew it would find a good home. And it did -- it was snatched up in less than an hour. I love California, you can put all of your old crap out at the curb, and someone will always come by and take it. It's an unwritten rule here that anything sitting at the curb is free. It's awesome. Why toss it when you can recycle it? One person's trash is another's treasure. I've even got a few goodies off the sidewalk myself.

Anyway. That grill sucked. So I got a new one. I was going to get the Costco one, but the warranty was a little shady, and living at the beach you need something that can stand up to the weather, and have the warranty to back that up. So I did some research, and the Weber was always at the top of everyone's list for durability, so Weber it was.

It's not a Father'a Day present for Theo, it's a present for me. :) Well, me, and everyone else here that I cook for! So anyway, it came today ... right in time for Father's Day weekend, which is cool. I got a little excited when I was ordering, and also got the rotisserie attachment, a new Weber Grilling Cookbook, a new cover for it -- a must have though, and then this really cook steam-cleaning grill brush (the reviews for it were killer). So, yeah, we're ready to make some food!!

It took me an hour and a half to put it together. I had a helper though ... who actually cost me a good 30+ minutes, because without Charlotte here, it would have taken about an hour. Or less. Because had I been alone, I wouldn't have had to stop in the middle of things 12 times. Or look for all the screws she misplaced. Or "un-jam" the bolt she shoved into the leg of the grill that prevented me from getting the wheel on. Etc., etc.

Sigh. Isn't it just beautiful! It lights like a dream, heats up uber fast, doesn't flare up & cooks clean (no more soot on my food!)

You have no idea how in love I am with this new grill.