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Re: Magma marine grill recommendations

TakeFive - I have the same model, you really can't go wrong. Expensive, ouch, but it really is that good. When I bought it I initially had big time buyers remorse. But over the summer, with heavy use, I now consider it a good value for the money. The price does take your breath away though, as expected

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MAGMA Marine Kettle 2 Gas Grills at West Marine

This is the one I have. My old one was a cheap one. This has thicker steel jacket and the electric start is easy to replace once it wears out. Its always lit first time so far and is safer as you are lighting with the lid closed so there is no flare up. My old grill didnt have the pizo electric light and you had the wind funneling in woth thelid open tryong to light it. This new handle doesnt get hot like my old one did and seems to do better in the ind.If you are going to spend this much...spend the extra andget the better quality.

These things are major discounted at the boat shows. In the furutre should you buy another one, I got mine for $125 year before last at the Annapolis shpow.
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MAGMA Marine Kettle 2 Gas Grills at West Marine

This is the one I have. My old one was a cheap one. This has thicker steel jacket and the electric start is easy to replace once it wears out. Its always lit first time so far and is safer as you are lighting with the lid closed so there is no flare up. My old grill didnt have the pizo electric light and you had the wind funneling in woth thelid open tryong to light it. This new handle doesnt get hot like my old one did and seems to do better in the ind.If you are going to spend this much...spend the extra andget the better quality.

These things are major discounted at the boat shows. In the furutre should you buy another one, I got mine for $125 year before last at the Annapolis shpow.
Dave,

Thanks for the clarification. I fully agree that if you're going to spend this much money, might as well spend extra for better quality. I was shopping gas grills at last October's boat show, and the only one WM was discounting was a square one for land use. I am hoping that it's marked down during Defender's warehouse sale, otherwise I might check out the spring boat show in Annapolis and see what I get. Did you get yours at the WM booth, or was it another dealer?

I'm also curious about your use of ceramic in the bottom. I downloaded the instruction manual, and it appears to have a "radiant plate" over the burner that does not accommodate ceramic bricks. They also have downloadable manuals for their older discontinued models, and they actually came with ceramic, but they's eliminated that in the latest iteration.
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Re: Magma marine grill recommendations

Far be it from me to go against the grain, but I highly recommend this one....

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Always going against the grain.

Dickenson generally makes good products...so tell me how good this one is????
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Dave,

Thanks for the clarification. I fully agree that if you're going to spend this much money, might as well spend extra for better quality. I was shopping gas grills at last October's boat show, and the only one WM was discounting was a square one for land use. I am hoping that it's marked down during Defender's warehouse sale, otherwise I might check out the spring boat show in Annapolis and see what I get. Did you get yours at the WM booth, or was it another dealer?

I'm also curious about your use of ceramic in the bottom. I downloaded the instruction manual, and it appears to have a "radiant plate" over the burner that does not accommodate ceramic bricks. They also have downloadable manuals for their older discontinued models, and they actually came with ceramic, but they's eliminated that in the latest iteration.
2 years ago at Defender booth.

I have gone over the reason for the ceramic briquettes and their advantag in taste and in BBQing. They do not come with the grill, but I had no trouble inserting them in my grill over the radiant plate.

One common mistake people make is not using them on grills in general even home ones.

You can take the advice given or or not. I am not a Magma professional or dealer....just a food service one.
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Re: Magma marine grill recommendations

I have the same as Chef2sail MAGMA Marine Kettle 2 Gas Grills at West Marine $239.

But here in Oz they cost $439 instead of your $239, boy are we ripped off. here is the link to one of our better discount marine supplier https://www.whitworths.com.au/main_i...AbsolutePage=3
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Re: Magma marine grill recommendations

We have this same grill on our 35 foot boat... works great, we like the attached cover, which you can also use as a windbreak when needed. No problems with it at all... things cook quickly, which is good when your hungry!
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Looking at this one at Lowe's. Mebbe only single wall; but closes and latches for stowage. Interior is all s.s. and the only thing not is the aluminum rivets that hold the latch. Approx 14X19X10. Folding legs can be left so and adapted to rail mount or mounted somehow on a nice teak rail table/board.
While they *might* not be to Dickinson or Magma's standards..for the price of a comparable size, ya could buy two, three or four and toss 'em in the recycle bin when done!
I went thru three boxed units till I found one that wasn't kinky, mis-aligned or oil-canned somehow. Typical of cheap Chinee-mart products; but what product shouldn't be opened and inspected before purchase anymore?? Comes with regulator and can be converted to bulk with a hose from Coleman for about $20.
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Re: Magma marine grill recommendations

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2 years ago at Defender booth.

I have gone over the reason for the ceramic briquettes and their advantag in taste and in BBQing. They do not come with the grill, but I had no trouble inserting them in my grill over the radiant plate.

One common mistake people make is not using them on grills in general even home ones.

You can take the advice given or or not. I am not a Magma professional or dealer....just a food service one.
Dave,

I used to have ceramic briquettes in my old grill at home. I agree that the do a great job at vaporizing the grease, which increases flavor and prevents flare-ups. My new grill came with warnings not to use them, because they would harm the air flow, causing carbon monoxide and soot. But if you say the Magma grill can accommodate them, I will put them in, because I know they do provide a lot of benefits.

$125 was an amazing price for the Magma 2 grill! I do wish I was looking at that time. I hope Defender has a decent discount during their upcoming sale, because I have a lot of stuff on my list to buy.

To everyone else, please keep the alternatives coming. It's all good.
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