side burner on gas grill useful or a gimmick?
Hi: I'm finally going to spring for a good gas grill, after retiring a rusted out, 15-year old, poor performer. I'm going to get the Weber Genesis E-310 or 320 in copper(propane, 3 burners). I'm wondering if folks find that they use the side burner that comes with their grills? I'm wondering bec. I could bring down the cost by getting the 310 (the version w/o the side burner), but if it is a useful feature, then I'll go for the side burner. I was planning to get the one with the stainless steel rather than the porcelin-coated grates (mainly bec the salesperson said the SS would last a lot longer--don't know if this is true, but I was thinking that the porcelin would chip). I'm open to any reactions to that choice, too. Thanks.