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New Weber Gas Grills For 2021

Weber introduced a series of new gas grilling products for the 2021 model year which started on October 1, 2020.

Smart Grills

2021 Weber Smart Grills

Weber introduced four new Spirit and Genesis II “Smart Grills” for 2021. Each features a digital tech package built into the front face of the right worktable (Spirit) or the left worktable (Genesis II). This tech package provides real-time food temp and readiness countdowns on the grill or on a smartphone app, alerts, and Amazon Alexa integration for voice commands like, “Alexa, when will my food be ready?”

Smart Grills are denoted by an “X” added after the “E” (enamel) or “S” (stainless steel) finish designation in the model name. At the time of announcement, Smart Grills are only available in LP configuration. Availability will most likely be after January 1, 2021. Continue reading New Weber Gas Grills For 2021

Review: Impossible Burger At Burger King

In July 2019, I posted a video review of the Impossible Burger at Burger King. In the video, you can see how the Impossible Burger compares to a regular beef burger on The Whopper.

In the video, I mentioned that someday I’d like to get my hands on some raw Impossible Burger and grill it at home using my Weber gas grill. That day came in July 2020 when I found some at my local supermarket.

You can read about my experience grilling Impossible Burgers here:

Impossible Burgers On The Weber Gas Grill

Ground Beef Is Brown Inside. Is It Safe?

Pink-brownish ground beef

Red = Good. Brown = Bad. Right?

You associate bright cherry red color with the freshness of ground beef, right? That’s what we all look for when shopping at the supermarket. Faced with a choice between a package of bright red meat and a package of brownish meat, you go for the red meat every time.

But when you get home and crack open the package only to find brown meat under that bright red layer of exterior meat, what’s up with that? Has the supermarket wrapped fresh meat around old meat? Has the meat spoiled?

Short Answer: Do not fear. The meat is fine.

Long Answer: Continue reading to find out what’s going on.

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Weber Gas Grills Are Tops

Recently, I read an article from an authoritative source that had nice things to say about a whole bunch of Weber gas grills. Sadly, I am not allowed to identify the source and I cannot quote directly from the article.

Dumb, right?

But I’m pretty sure that based upon my own personal, extensive knowledge of Weber gas grills plus the information I learned in this article, I can tell you that the following are really awesome Weber gas grills that you should consider buying over competitive grills. Trust me.

Weber Spirit II E-210

Weber Spirit II E-210

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Nathan’s Jumbo Foot Long Beef Franks

Nathan's Jumbo Foot Long Beef Franks with matching buns

In late Summer 2017, I saw Nathan’s Jumbo Foot Long Beef Franks at a local supermarket and wanted to try them. Problem was there was only one package left, it was past its expiration date, and the store didn’t sell buns long enough for these hot dogs, anyway.

View of the beef franks in the packaging

Fast forward to June 6, 2019. I’m shopping at Safeway and see these hot dogs again. Nearby, there’s a display of matching Nathan’s Extra Long Hot Dog Buns. Bingo! I’m taking these suckers home! Continue reading Nathan’s Jumbo Foot Long Beef Franks

Heinz Organic Ketchup Wins Taste Test

Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup at Costco

In their June/July 2019 issue, Cook’s Country magazine named Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup as their favorite ketchup among eight varieties in a recent taste test.

The panel tasted each ketchup by itself and on French fries. They described the taste of Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup as “lively”, “familiar”, and “perfectly balanced”. They said the ketchup looked “thick”, “smooth”, and “glossy”.

Following Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup in the ratings were, in order: Continue reading Heinz Organic Ketchup Wins Taste Test

Weber Prices Going Up 1/1/19

Weber Genesis II S-435

Weber is raising prices on most of its products effective January 1, 2019. Rumor has it that the rising cost of steel is the driving force behind these increases.

Prices will be going up on Weber Summit ($100-$200), Genesis II ($50), and Q gas grills ($10-$20). However, there will be a $50 price drop on Spirit II gas grills, so if you’re in the market for a Spirit, waiting to buy until after the New Year will save you a few bucks.

There will also be price increases on all charcoal grills and accessories, except for the high-end  Summit Charcoal Grill and Summit Charcoal Grilling Center.

Bottom Line: There’s no better time than now to buy Weber products and save money!