I had many N/S grills before I ended up doing a rehab on a Silver C and a 1000 which is E/W if that grill ever blows up I will go back to N/S have no interest in doing rotis and you stated you got a newborn on the way congrats. Your time will be important so want a rotis chicken go to Costco or your local supermarket instead of wasting probably an hour or more to rotis a chicken. How much stuff are you doing inderect if its Steaks and I only buy filets and ribeyes at Costo which are thick there is no reason to cook those steaks inderect. Thinner steaks yes and having owned a 1000 and Silver C if you insist on going E/W the Silver B/C will heat up faster and get hotter than a 1000 then you got to think about the cost of flavorizer bars which are way more money on a 1000 since their are 13 than a Silver which has 5 bars.My question is basically the title: are the new style (i.e. burners that run front to back) Weber gassers better at 2-zone cooking than the older style that run left to right?
No they are not depending upon which model you get depends on BTU's and other factors. I would look for one of the newer Weber grills used that had the open cart I don't know the new model numbers but someone here can fill you in. You said you don't have time to do a restoration so to me stay away from the 1000's and the Silver B/C's love mine but restoring these are not an easy task unless you have the time.Are the old style better at searing?
I'd get some stainless grates if I were in your position since they're easier to maintain and (depending on the type of stainless), won't rust out as fast as CI. And with a baby on the way you'll probably be needing more time and and attention to your kid than on maintaining your grill.Cool thanks guys.
Oh it also has cast iron grates that are nearly new. I've used a CI skillet on the stove, but I've not used cast iron grill grates before. Any tips on keeping those in good shape? Is it best to clean them with crumpled up aluminum foil or a bristle-less brush?