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Old 02-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Bargain grill closeout at Sears

Was looking for a top for a new UDS I'm building. No luck on an old Weber on CL. Saw an ad for Sears -BBQ Pro 22-1/2" grill. Checked it out; they're on closeout for less than $30. It's not a Weber, but the top fits a 55-gal drum (bottom) perfectly.
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I have one of these for my UDS. I actually like it better than the weber because the dome is higher. I tried a weber lid for some time, then switched back to the BBQ Pro lid shortly thereafter. I got mine on some sort of closeout deal - $9 because the wheels were missing.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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And I thought I got a good deal on that grill at $40. It does work well for my UDS.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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Thanks I'm going to check my local? Sears stores.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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i feel like i'd owe my 22.5 OTG an apology if i brought one of those home

thanks for sharing!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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I've been unsuccessfully looking for a cheap used Weber for quite some time. Seems loke everybody around here wants $50 for them. I may have to give up on the Weber and go for one of these for my UDS lid and grate. Thanks for the lead!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #7
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my sears seems to never have sales on the grilling stuff.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:00 AM   #8
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On the Sears website, it has the same deal and also has a free ship-to-store option.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #9
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heading shopping on the net!!!
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Default Bargain grill closeout at Sears

I have the lid from one of these grills on my UDS. I chose not to let it know the lid came from a Sears Companion grill and it has yet to ask me about it.

The lid is higher than a Weber lid.
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On the Sears website, it has the same deal and also has a free ship-to-store option.
WHere are you located at in the midwest?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #12
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I've been unsuccessfully looking for a cheap used Weber for quite some time. Seems loke everybody around here wants $50 for them. I may have to give up on the Weber and go for one of these for my UDS lid and grate. Thanks for the lead!
Used Webers around here run $15-$40. You can find them just about every week.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:00 PM   #13
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I would just go with a used weber if possible. I had a char broil brand I got for 35$ a few years back that looked a lot like this one and it completely rusted over after 2 or 3 summers. It seemed like they put all the porcelain and good stuff on the lid, because the lid looked fine and the bottom was completely rusted out -the ash catcher fell out of the rusted area and spilled hot coals on my deck (I've since learned my lesson on being a cheaparse). The lid would however probably be fine on a UDS- when my grill went kaplunk, I sold mine to a guy to make a uds with it.
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