I can't say enough about my Weber Genesis. When my grill was 15 my wife asked me if I would like to replace it. I declined since it still looked good(minor maintenance) and it performed like new. I have now decided to bite the bullet an buy a new one. But it hasn't died. I'm giving it to a friend. How old? It's now 25. And the electric start still works. No joke. One or two pushes and up she fires. It was caught up in hurricane Mathew two weeks ago and was blown over. My wife and I stood it up, cleaned it up and pushed the button. Fire. Don Fearman