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(Mother Nature Network)   Grandpa, tell me about how when you were a kid you had to grill your burgers over charcoal flames and your barbecue couldn't connect to the internet so you could remotely monitor the temperature as well as flip the patties   (mnn.com ) divider line
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2014-04-09 09:42:50 AM  
My office needs one of these.
 
2014-04-09 10:05:23 AM  
Every generation has a small group of people who are impressed with these gizmos and gadgets that serve no real purpose other than the right to brag that you have them. These so called "smart appliances" are this generations contribution.

A quality appliance should last 20+ years. I have no clue what technology will look like in 20 years, but looking back 20 I can't think of a single computer/internet related piece of equipment that would still be usable let alone one that I would want to be on display in my home.
 
2014-04-09 10:26:42 AM  

ReapTheChaos: A quality appliance should last 20+ years.


What a quality grill designed in the 1950's may look like...

porkbarrelbbq.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-09 10:41:21 AM  
I do not understand the point of this grill. Isn't the purpose of a grill to get away from the wife and kids for some quiet time? If by chance there are extra people over, the grill is the divider for who you want to speak with about sports, or the weather or that hot MILF down the street who has been giving you the sly, knowing smile. What has become of the modern day man? This endless drive to automate is drowning our souls with every Bluetooth shackle, pulling us away from the light of rugged individualism and intellectual knowhow and down into the murky depths of bland mediocrity of play dates and wine tastings and broadcast television. STAND UP and fight! Do not let the nightmare grow. George Jetson was not living the dream. He was living in a dystopian hell where the single press of a button brought forth meals in an instant with no time for self refection after a hard days work pressing that one goddamn button over and over and over, day in and day out. Can't a man have a single moment of peace? No! Jane, his wife, with her constant alcohol fueled nagging after along day pretending to clean. Daughter Judy, the slut, droning on about the current social starlet and media whore blasting from every screen. His boy Elroy, lost in his own world where soulless technology has replaced the innocent bond of friendship created by contact with other children. Even his dog has forsaken his duties as man's best friend and is now just one more distraction from the peace a man not only deserves but needs. Do not accept this grill as a boon to society, it will only lead us to a nightmare hell where the only true peace is the sweet peace that comes with death.
 
2014-04-09 11:31:22 AM  
CHARCOAL MASTER RACE
 
2014-04-09 12:07:39 PM  

Red_Fox: ReapTheChaos: A quality appliance should last 20+ years.

What a quality grill designed in the 1950's may look like...

[porkbarrelbbq.files.wordpress.com image 280x280]


That's also considered a quality designed grill in 2014.

You can't beat Weber.
 
2014-04-09 12:13:12 PM  
I've already got one of those.. (Works great for overnight backyard cooks, but less so at competitions. They interfere with each other and it even loses it's local mind, much less monitoring over phone/etc..)
 
2014-04-09 12:23:08 PM  
Great until some hacker reprograms it. You go out to find the cat on the Rotisserie.
 
2014-04-09 12:25:19 PM  
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A barbecue grill? Luxury!
 
2014-04-09 12:33:43 PM  
Whack the Weber or stay the fark inside
 
2014-04-09 01:49:09 PM  
Hmmmm...............and we get this right during the minimum wage "discussion".
 
2014-04-09 02:44:35 PM  
The whole point of grilling is:  Fire + Meat + Guy (+ or - beer) = atavistic fun.  How is a farker supposed to channel his inner caveman with a smart phone?  I love it when my guy grills.  He gets to play with fire and then I get to play with him.  He does it over the internet?   He won't get the same charge, and neither will I.
 
2014-04-10 12:55:01 AM  

Red_Fox: ReapTheChaos: A quality appliance should last 20+ years.

What a quality grill designed in the 1950's may look like...

[porkbarrelbbq.files.wordpress.com image 280x280]


I love my Weber kettle, and it sits happily outside under a cover year round. The only improvement over the one one in that picture is a small can attached to the bottom to catch the ash.  I can grill, I can barbecue (proper low and slow barbecue), I can use it as an outdoor oven in the summer and not heat up the apartment.  If I had a larger family I'd need something bigger, but for feeding two people that thing is a marvel.
 
2014-04-10 09:38:00 AM  

DrunkWithImpotence: Red_Fox: ReapTheChaos: A quality appliance should last 20+ years.

What a quality grill designed in the 1950's may look like...

[porkbarrelbbq.files.wordpress.com image 280x280]

I love my Weber kettle, and it sits happily outside under a cover year round. The only improvement over the one one in that picture is a small can attached to the bottom to catch the ash.  I can grill, I can barbecue (proper low and slow barbecue), I can use it as an outdoor oven in the summer and not heat up the apartment.  If I had a larger family I'd need something bigger, but for feeding two people that thing is a marvel.


This, basically. The Weber is the king of outdoor cooking, if you ask me. There's only two changes I would make to the design - a slightly higher lid so I can fit my dutch oven on top of the grill on one side, instead of down in the coals or centered smack in the middle of the grill, and I'd put a freaking rivet in the leg without a wheel so that after about six months, it doesn't fall out of the socket and flop on the ground whenever you try to move the thing. Oh, and for doing actual barbecue, the old style with the offset vent at the bottom worked better than the three-blade vent, but the three-blade works better for grilling, so I guess that one's a wash.

Other than that, the thing's a beaut. Take care of it (which means cleaning your grill surface after you're done cooking, and oiling it before you put anything on it) and it'll last you forever, cooking a large variety of good meals for a long time.
 
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