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Kettle Karl

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Vieluxe Score
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:07:10 PM »
For quite a while, Iíve been searching Craigslist for the grail of gas grills - the Weber Vieluxe. I finally found one, and then waited patiently for the price to come down, hoping someone else wouldnít snatch it.

I got a Performer for my dad a few years ago, but he uses it about 50% of the time and a Weber Spirit for the rest. He wore the Spirit out, so I gave him this Vieluxe.

The grill is in excellent shape, only issue was a damaged flavorizer bar, which are welded together on these grills. Contacted RCplanebuyer and he hooked me up with a custom set better than the originals.

Dad was stoked to say the least!! The quality of this thing is the best Iíve ever seen in a gas grill. Hand welded stainless frame, and it seems like itís made for commercial use.










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mhiszem

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 04:15:12 PM »
Wow that thing is nice. Definitely do not see many those in the wild.


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LiquidOcelot

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 05:36:19 PM »
Hot damn that's a fine gasser

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vmile

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 11:26:37 PM »
THE machine of Weber gassers, very envious!

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 03:05:39 AM »
Amazing, what a nice son.
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Robert

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 03:19:18 AM »
So does it have a griddle on the right side?  RCPlane Buyer makes some nice things.  Did you get a set of his grates for the Vieluxe?  If not, those grates look like new.

Robert

GrillGuyMosier

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 03:30:25 AM »
That thing looks well built! That's a far cry from the sunbeam gasser I grew up with lol

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Kettle Karl

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 05:10:26 AM »
So does it have a griddle on the right side?  RCPlane Buyer makes some nice things.  Did you get a set of his grates for the Vieluxe?  If not, those grates look like new.

Robert

 It has a dual burner on the right side, but no griddle. There is a stainless steel cover over the burners that has ball bearing slides.

Grates are stock and seem identical to the ones I bought from RCPlane Buyer for my Genesis. Easy to clean when you have high grade 304 stainless. Canít distinguish them from a brand new set.

JEBIV

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 05:13:00 AM »
That is one fine gasser

RottiGuy

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 11:39:57 PM »
Man that is very nice!!


jcnaz

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 04:06:32 AM »
Wow! That thing makes a Summit look like a Char-Broil.
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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 01:07:10 PM »
I have never seen or even heard of this model Weber, but this is a beauty I would by one of these .

According to this info they were sold from 2001 to 05 for 6k for same unit and 8 k for the big boy WoW that is serious coin.

http://virtualwebergasgrill.com/2014/08/vieluxe-the-weber-luxury-grill-youve-probably-never-heard-of/

kettlebb

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 05:10:48 PM »
$6000-$8000?  I know very little about quality gas grills, that seems pretty crazy to me.

What makes these so great?


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demosthenes9

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018, 02:27:36 PM »
All stainless steel.  Fully hand welded instead of just tack welded.   Seriously over engineered and over built.  Kind of like military spec.

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Kettle Karl

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Re: Vieluxe Score
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2018, 08:39:39 PM »
When you open the hood, and feel the controls, itís amazing how quality it feels. I went to a local BBQ store that had a few new Summits and there was no comparison. To me, it even seemed more quality than the Wolf grills.

Also, when you fire it up, it gets much hotter than any Genesis Iíve ever had. Makes me wonder about claimed BTU ratings.

Here is the side burner that looks like something industrial:



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