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Unread 05-15-2008, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default First Cook on the New Weber Performer(PRON)

Here are a few photos from the first cook on my Craigslist SCORE!! This thing was brand new. From his ad I was expecting the new version with the plastic table, little plastic door over the little gas knob, and the tilt out storage bin. I was surprised to find it was the older style!! YYYEESSSS!!! The guy had it sitting in his garage "for a couple of years" and it was never used. It still had the papers inside and the display poster in the charcoal bin. The quick disconnect tank was already installed and she was fully assembled, ready to cook. I didn't even clean it (except the grates) before lighting her off. You can still see the dust on the bottom rail in the picture of the baskets (which are not the stamped aluminum ones).....

It worked FANTASTIC. I made a nice pile of briq's over the propane starter, turned on the gas, pushed the igniter and it fired the first time. I let it run for about 3-4 minutes and shut off the gas. Coals lit great and I had a nice batch of coals in no time.

Here is some Weber / First Cook PRON.........

Here she is...(not named yet...still thinking)


The Charcoal Baskets


The Top View - About 15 lbs of 'coal, gloves, and tongs stored in bin


Starting the first cook.....just a few quick simple burgers to break her in


Side view of quick disconnect tank and storage bin


Getting close to done....


Closer......mmmmmmm.....my mouth was watering about this point....


End of the FIRST COOK!!


The Final Results.....
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Unread 05-15-2008, 01:17 AM   #2
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Looks good.

burger, beans and chips! I'd hit that any day of the week.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 01:38 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'm trying to figure out how I went so long without a Weber Kettle.
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I love my kettle. im still kickin around the idea of selling my 22.5 " kettle with side table and getting a performer.
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Very nice. Should make many great meals and last a lifetime.
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I'd recommend it. The gas starting takes all the work out of it. Having the charcoal storage right there at the grill makes it so easy!!
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Persistence pays off! Congrats on the new grill, it looks like new! I want those charcoal baskests!!
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Excellent, nice score! I have never seen anyone fold the corners of the cheese up like that before on the burgers
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Bugers, chips and beans.
An American classic!
Looks like lunch to me!

You're one MAJORLY lucky farker with that Performer!!
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Very nice score! Makes me want a burger all of the sudden
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Quote:
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I have never seen anyone fold the corners of the cheese up like that before on the burgers
Me either!

Great score, man. I'm jealous.
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Great Score and Great looking grub!!!
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Was that a NIB (new in box) score? How much?

I got a Craigslist one Used with out the tank for $15.
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Damn that look great!
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I've never seen one of those Webers....now I'm gonna have to find me one.

Nice looking burgers too by the way.

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