1985 Weber Go Anywhere

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1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby bencops » 11 May 2012, 07:32

I'm always jealous when I see on BBQ Brethren a "score" where some guy finds a dirty old BGE XL for 10 dollars in a yard sale.
This isn't quite like that but its pretty cool I think - found on ebay a 1985 Snap-on tools branded Weber Go Anywhere, £31.
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I've wanted one of these for a while, and you can't buy them in the UK anymore for some reason, so I've been on the look out for a second hand one, and a red one is the icing on the cake. I've always wanted some wooden weber handles too.
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According to the seller these were given away by Snap-on tools
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I like the way the go-anywhere folds away into a carry-able unit.
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You can see the legs and side vents are pretty rusted up, which is going to be a problem for controlling temps in it. I had to force the side vents down past the rust and now they are a bit hard to position
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Its not pretty inside. Need a new food grate but who cares what the charcoal grate looks like.
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The top lid is immaculate inside so its never been cooked with the lid on
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G vent - 1985!
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He said its only been used a few times. Very pleased - this will be good for cooking our dinner on at comps and heating up the blood clots for breakfast! http://bbqfanatic.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/recipe-blood-clots.html

Cheers

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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby Steve » 11 May 2012, 07:48

You better not bring it to Mayhem or I might have to steal it :D

The reason they no longer sell them is H&S. Apparently because there is no heat deflector on the handle :roll:

I love mine but it's not red and doesn't have wooden handles :evil:
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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby RobinC » 11 May 2012, 08:33

Good find. I want to get a Go Anywhere myself to supplement my Smokey Joe.
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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby esselle » 11 May 2012, 09:13

Nice score!
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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby BBQFanatic » 11 May 2012, 09:27

I dont know why... just want one... no wait... I NEED ONE NOW!
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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby Smoky Joe » 11 May 2012, 10:04

I really must be addicted as i really want one as well. I think it is because it has got that old American car look to it. And well it is a BBQ what more could you ask for. :mrgreen:

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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby keith157 » 11 May 2012, 11:14

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice real retro feel/look to it.
"Well Done" is an approbation....NOT a way to cook meat.
The ONLY stupid question is the one you should have asked but didn't

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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby Swindon_Ed » 11 May 2012, 11:29

Awesome find Ben!!!
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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby bencops » 29 May 2012, 08:04

It was used for the first time at Mayhem in May to cook our bacon, cheese, candied jalapenos, avocado, mustard and blues hog burgers (nice one Q!). Worked very well although it did set fire to the grass underneath it at one point!
I bought a new cooking grate for it - clearly the design hasn't changed in the last 30 years. The red paint has darkened where it was hot, which actually looks pretty cool.

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Re: 1985 Weber Go Anywhere

Postby keith157 » 29 May 2012, 08:16

Hey it was made to be used, and use it you did. It looks great and from what you say it cooks well as well (apart from a minor forest fire :D ) A good excuse to carry a paving slab (or worktop saver) around with you :lol:
"Well Done" is an approbation....NOT a way to cook meat.
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