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    No, the portables (Q grills) do not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arun L. View Post
    Does every Weber grill (from the portables to the bigger ones) have two-sided grates?

    One with raised grills, and one with flat grills?
    The Q does NOT have 2 sided grates. The person who told you that was making up stories. Also re your question about the 2 burners on a Q3xxx. Seriously you don't understand the reason? It works like ANY multi burner grill. The big Q is a VERY capable and versatile grill. I have even done some very good low/slow spare ribs with even a good smoke ring. It makes a VERY good stand in for a full sized grill i.e. an older Genesis. As such it can be a near perfect companion to your WSM. But, again it's time..................open the wallet let the moths out and just do it or get off the pot You're making yourself (and honestly all of us) a little bit nuts with all the indecision

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    +1 ^^^^^^^
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    Larry, Bruce...
    I told ya so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMichaels View Post
    The Q does NOT have 2 sided grates. The person who told you that was making up stories. Also re your question about the 2 burners on a Q3xxx. Seriously you don't understand the reason? It works like ANY multi burner grill. The big Q is a VERY capable and versatile grill. I have even done some very good low/slow spare ribs with even a good smoke ring. It makes a VERY good stand in for a full sized grill i.e. an older Genesis. As such it can be a near perfect companion to your WSM. But, again it's time..................open the wallet let the moths out and just do it or get off the pot You're making yourself (and honestly all of us) a little bit nuts with all the indecision
    Sorry.

    I've moved as fast as I could.

    I made the original post on December 01.

    After a few days, I realized I needed to see the Q and Genesis in person.

    On December 8th, the first weekend day I had available, I called 24 stores until I found one that had the Q in particular on display. I made the commitment to go out of town to see it.

    I learned things from seeing them in person that I wouldn't have been able to do from online.

    I relayed what my experience was like on Dec. 10th.

    Other questions I had, like cast iron grates vs. steel, were important because I wanted to get the right one. Now I see more prefer stainless steel grates. I've got an answer.

    As well as helpful advice on tools. That's something I wouldn't have known a day ago.

    The latest question I have is why do some people like east to west burners? THyde mentions them as a reason why older grills are preferred.


    Do you have to turn all of them on to get a good cook? Or do you just turn one of them on, and place food horizontally?

    Are they preferred, because a burner is longer going east to west, then it would be north to south? And so a longer east to west burner cooks better than a north to south?

    This should help me determine whether I get an older refurbished model, or a newer one. Since that's a big difference.

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    East west is good for rotisserie cooking. The long burners are parallel with the rotisserie, allowing a smooth, even roto cook.
    Weber Genesis 2000, Natural Gas

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    If you just want to grill burgers or some corn or other veggies I don't think burner setup makes a difference. You have three zones either way. Either from side to side and front to back. There is no rocket science behind it. It is just a grill. lol
    But as indicated by THyde it makes a difference for rotisserie cooking. I use mine quite a bit. Just last weekend I grilled a leg of lamb on the roto.
    With the burners running alongside the roto you have a much better even heat distribution along the roto. With north to south burners it is better you get a grill that has an additional back burner if you want to use a rotisserie.
    Plus if you want to use the warming rack for slow cooking the east to west burner setup has an advantage as well since you can regulate the heat underneath the warming by just adjusting the rear burner.
    I personally prefer the older grills because I use the rotisserie quite a bit and because I can find used ones cheap and refurbish them for very little money. Plus if something breaks on the ones I use personally I always have plenty of spare parts.
    If the rotisserie is not that important for you and you don' want to spend some elbow grease to clean up an old one you might as well go with a new one which gives you 10 years warranty.
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    Until I bought my 1000 all I ever had were north/south burners so as others have said if you want to do the rotis the east west will be the way to go. Actually hooking up mine Saturday if the darn weather ever breaks.

    If you don't care about the rotis and doing more things like Stefan said burgers or indirect steaks then to me the north/south is much better for that and others can argue that point but since I have had both there is no argument to me. Yes you can do indirect on the east/west also but IMO the north/south works better for that use. Really depends on your cooking style.

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