Christmas Gifts Under $100
Every year I make some recommendations on Christmas/Chanukah gifts, but this year I'm keeping all my recommendations under $100. There's a recession on don't you know.
First up is one that barely scrapes under the limit; The Brinkmann 2 Burner Gas Grill. $99 at Home Depots everywhere.
Let me start out by saying that the fine folks at Home Depot sent me this grill way back in June to try out, so no I didn't buy it, but that does stop me from reviewing it fairly.
This grill is at the low end of the spectrum when it comes to gas grills. It's no frills and very small, but it works as advertised and I recommend it. This grill is perfect for a quick meal for a very small family or couple. It heats quickly and evenly and goes together in a snap.
One major design flaw, the grill can't be moved with the gas tank attached. Another flaw is that the middle grill section is not bolted to the legs and can be lifted off fairly easily even if you don't want to; mine came off when I tried to move it a couple of feet with the gas tank attached. There's no handle on the grill to facilitate moving it around. You should set it and forget it.
But, for the price you can't beat it. I may buy one for my parents. They already have a large Charbroil TEC Grill, but it's really too big for just two people. This little guy would suit them perfectly.