Has anyone purchased the new Virco Grill at Costco this year? It looks like they listened to customers and improved on last years model. The price is still $799.
Now they just need to get some in stock.
We don't have Costco here, but they sure do look like a nice grill. I'm not in the market for a new one yet but when the time comes I'll be checking these out. Would like to have it built in when I redo the decks.
Just picked up my new Kirkland Grill at Costco in San Antonio. I had to drive down from Austin. They had 4 in stock and two of last years models on the floor for $699 which they were trying to sell before they put the new model out. They also had a smaller Virco that they are selling for $399. Not bad, but I was already set on the $799 model. Took about 20 minutes to uncrate and setup. I'll be grilling the first steaks this evening.
After waiting over 6 weeks with no delivery date in sight, I called Costco Corporate. As usual, they were excellent (I talked to the buyer who handles these grills) and gave me a delivery date to our local (Bakersfield, California) Costco. 4 days later, my wife and I "christened" our new grill with 3 New York steaks. They were perfect.
The flames on my outside burner did not change as I turned the knob from high to low, so I called the number in the Manual (it's even on the grill) and they said I needed a new valve and would send it out as soon as I faxed them a copy of my receipt. Great service - no questions - just do what needs to be done. That was a nice sign of a service oriented manufacturer.
Anyway, I'm anxious to chat with those of you who have this grill - or one of the earlier versions - as this stainless steel thing is a little new to me. Have a few questions.
I just got one of the new models a little over a week ago. I've been very impressed with it so far. It's quite a bit different than my old $179 gas grill.
I haven't got to try out the smoker tray yet, but I am looking forward to it.
Does this grill comes with a rotisserie attachment? If so, does anyone have any feedback?
The Kirkland model does come with a rotisserie, but I never had a chance to use it before I took the grill back. It sucked propane like it was free, the burners could not be adjusted to a blue flame, it burned everything that had a minimal fat content, and then all the lettering peeled off. Not bad for a $800 Stainless Grill. Check out www.biggreenegg.com. I took my refund and bought a large Big Green Egg. You can check out photos of what I've cooked so far at the link below
Here is a link that might be useful: Cooking on the Big Green Egg