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Thread: Another historical curiosity 1987 Kenmore NIB!!!

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    Jon, my early grilling years sound just like yours. I remember putting together those Charxxxxxx grills and using them while going to cookouts at other peoples houses and seeing them grilling on a 6 burner behemoth....probably a Summit.

    I had always known about WEBER and coveted them from afar. Kind of like the Corvette at the GM dealer whenever I am there. Now I own a "Classic" Weber which is a lot like those classic cars. But that Kenmore grill is more like a 75 Ford LTD with 125 miles on it that has been stored in a garage for 40 years.
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    I had a sunbeam pretty similar to that Kenmore. It had the lava rocks which I agree with Larry was a poor design. In fact I had numerous grills with lava rocks.
    I remember replacing the lava rocks with ceramic briquettes in one of my grills which was a little better. Quality stainless flavorizors are such a step up from either IMO. The last 3 years with my weber's are the first time in my life i haven't had to deal with crumbling lava rock or rotting cheapo flavorizors on close to an annual basis.

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    What a time capsule. I had a couple of grills like that before I got my first Weber. With the lava rocks you had to stand right next to it with a squirt bottle to put out the inevitable grease fires and the glass window was completely blacked out with grease after about the third cook.
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    Yeah, it’s an interesting grill but mostly just due to its age and condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Jon, my early grilling years sound just like yours. I remember putting together those Charxxxxxx grills and using them while going to cookouts at other peoples houses and seeing them grilling on a 6 burner behemoth....probably a Summit.

    I had always known about WEBER and coveted them from afar. Kind of like the Corvette at the GM dealer whenever I am there. Now I own a "Classic" Weber which is a lot like those classic cars. But that Kenmore grill is more like a 75 Ford LTD with 125 miles on it that has been stored in a garage for 40 years.
    That's a good description! Even though so amazingly preserved, they weren't anything to get excited about back then, so probably not too many looking for a collectible one now. I posted because I promised to share interesting items that I came across this winter. It did at least bring back some fun memories!
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    Yes, jon and I enjoy some of those "NON- Weber" grill posts from time to time. It provides a bit of perspective.
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