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New to me Performer

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by damascusmaker, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Picked up this beauty this afternoon from CL ad, Only 5 miles away, and had a NY strip for supper. Been wanting one for a while but hadn't pulled the trigger on a new one. I'm going to like it! photos from the ad.

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  2. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Very nice! Enjoy!

    I sure do Love mine.
  3. Thanks, It was nice not to bother with the chimney to get things going.
  4. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It looks Awsum! Beautifully maintained.
    So, is it a propane start, charcoal run?
    I don't think I ever saw one quite like that.
    A Brother-In-Law has dual Weber kettles on his BBQ kitchen. He calls them his chicken grills.
  5. Yes that is what it does and my single experience so far it worked great. My understanding is only Performer deluxe, the performer premium not. My first performer so I'm learning as I go.
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  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice score!
    It looks like it has never been used!
  7. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Fantastic score on that performer. Someone took real good care of it. You'll get many a year of grilling goodness out of that bad boy. I like the color.

  8. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very nice . You're right that's the deluxe . Came with propane assist and charcoal baskets . I have a 2007 . I love it .
    That looks like it's only a few years old maybe 2014 or '15 ? Does it have a digital timer ? Nice find , enjoy .
  9. Thanks all, Yeah It was pretty clean. I hit the grill a little with some steel wool and fired it up to cook.

    The guy said it was several years old but always covered. Yeah no timer or place for one and no heat shield for the top handle and the top holder is the tight one. The grill hinges both sides but doesn't have the removable center piece, I have one that does left over from my UDS experience. I also have a Weber rotisserie.

    The best part was the after negotiation it wound up around half the price of a new one. I was thinking of ordering a copper color but the blue is growing on me fast:)

    Thanks for the link chopsaw, off to check the serial number.

    AU code puts it at 2012, now I'm amazed by the condition for the age. And still a happy griller!
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  10. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well, learning in that classroom is going to be Tasty!
  11. Phil Chart

    Phil Chart Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Enjoy your new toy. The Weber is the most versatile grill on the planet (in my opinion). So many trinkets you can get for it. One of my favorites is the slow n sear and a rotisserie.
    Like the color it matches my bike and truck
  12. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Don't forget about the Vortex.

  13. Thanks,
    Yeah, I was planning to make a slow & sear and a Vortex. Used the baskets that came with it for the steaks Sunday and they worked great.

    I did notice the lid fits a little loose and it took a while (hours) to cook down after it was shut off, Gasket for the lid?
  14. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My lid fits good , no movement . Might be from years of use . Check to make sure the fins for the clean out cover the holes , and know that it matches the open / close on the outside .
  15. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Loose as in too big or loose as in out of round? If out of round you can possibly give it a bear hug to straighten it out.
    Either way I wouldn't complain, it's a great addition to your arsenal.
  16. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good score, Looks great, Looking forward to some Q-view from it.
  17. Thanks again all,
    Yeah, not complaining, actually quite pleased, after months of watching CL and resisting ordering a new one. Had considered 100+ mile trips a couple of times but the price didn't justify the travel over just going new.

    The top doesn't seem to be out of round just a sloppy fit maybe 1/4" to 3/8" inch X and Y, Z seems flat and true. I have gasket material just need to pick up some blue high temp silicone. I don't think it's wear, I would be willing to bet this thing hasn't been cooked on over a dozen times in its life. I will check the fins, I saw when I used it they were covering but didn't check for tightness. And it might be leaking around the burner tube. I'll fix that when I get the blue silicone if it is.
  18. Phil Chart

    Phil Chart Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Don't be in a hurry to seal it up with a gasket or sealant cook on it for a while I think you will find it will come in where you want it. As you know from your name as a metal crafter steal will change with heat and cooling over time plus the residue from the cooks and smoke wool seal it
  19. Good point Phil. It may just need some ash in the bottom!

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