Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 67
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RobB Great Grill for the price
I have owned Weber grills and some lesser brand grills in the past and I was considering a Weber again. My brother has had a Ducane for 15 years and he loves it. Now that Weber owns Ducane it seemed like a good choice to make. The quality is Weber at a lower price. I have been cooking on it for a few weeks now and it has a few hot spots but nothing that you can't figure out quickly. I chose the 3100 because I didn't need a ton of space. I can easily cook 9-10 chicken breasts or steaks at a time. I like the stainless steel grate better than the ceramic that comes on the Weber. The ignitor always works on the first try and the grill heats up quickly. It took me about an hour to assemble the grill. The instructions were large and easy to follow. I enjoy building things so it wasn't a hassle for me.
My only complaint is that Home Depot had free shipping on all products over $299.00. The Ducane 3100 was $299.99 but they wouldn't give free shipping on Ducane grills. I even paid with my Home Depot card. It cost me $55.00 to have it drop shipped to my local Home Depot. It was still less money than the Weber Genesis and just as good a grill in my opinion.
February 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by top1max Excellent value and features
This grill is excellent. It is the cheapest grill you can get that is still manufactured by Weber. Weber acquired Ducane. The grill was easy to set up. It took about an hour and the grill feels very solid. The grill has performed well heating quickly and fairly even. It is hotter toward the front but it is nothing major. The flavorizer (covers for the burners) were all bent on arrival. After a 3 minute call to customer service I was shipped new ones no questions asked. The customer service is excellent and the warranty for the grill is equally as impressive. I highly recommend this grill.
April 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Scout Can't find anything better for the price!
Very easy to set up (took less than 45 minutes). The grill can get up to over 400 degrees very quickly with even heat distribution. It is very sturdy and is built by Weber so this was expected.
I would recommend this grill to anybody, especially those who are not looking to spend the money to get the Weber Genesis series. In my opinion the Ducane 3100 wins over Weber's Spirit series.
The warming rack is very odd. i simply just didn't install it so I would have more grill area.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mulli Ducane on the outside, Weber on the inside
Pretty nice barbecue so far, took a little getting used to it heating so quickly. You have to start each individual burner one after another, but that's okay. I have not grilled on steel grates before, but it seems to cook evenly.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by honeydodad Nice product for the price
After much fretting over Weber vs. cheaper brands, we came across Ducane. Friends who had old Ducanes raved about them, and we liked the Weber name behind them now. When mine arrived, one of the burner valve stems was bent in shipping and wouldn't work, and there was a ding in the bottom of a side panel where the stem hit it. With one call to customer service, both replacement parts were on their way and arrived in 3 days. I even downplayed the severity of the side panel ding, but the cust service rep insisted on sending a new one. Best cust service I have EVER experienced for a product at this price point. Grill itself works well so far, and I suspect will have a good life expectancy. Plus, knowing Weber cust service can likely always help me w/ replacement parts makes it a great long-term value.
April 30, 2012