Topic Title: Classic is now scrap metal
Created on May 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Ccape

I have cooked on a holland grill for years now and was told today that the classic was no longer available for replacement bottom parts. Scrap metal is it's only use now. Think about that before buying one

Arthur M

SG2 Classics were sold for 10 years & discontinued 13 years ago. How old was yours?

All internal bottom parts are available, just not the bottom shell.


Rick

several years ago I had the same issue. when I found out bottom shell was no longer available,I took bottom to local welding shop. they added acouple pieces of sheet metal and $75 later it was better than new.

P.Stroth

I bought mine in 1998 ( The Classic ) I use it @ least twice a week, have not missed a week sinse just startad having problems with bottom shell @ ATTCHAMENT TO riser support, had to drill and add new screws, would like too purchase new Classic

@P.Stroth

Heritage Plus, latest incarnation of the old Classic. Great grill.

@Ccape

Had my Classic for 15yrs!!! Loved it! But like all things nothing last forever. Got the Heritage Plus last year and still going strong with Holland! Nothing better!

david m

I have a Holland Classic grill with rusted but still solid bottom. It is not operable as it is missing some parts but will make a good parts grill for someone with a working Classic that has a rusted out bottom.

I will send photos if interested. I am located in Austin Texas


@ Ccape

I thought about that...& bought one (first Holland). Never had a grill last that long before.

Didi

Well guys, I've had my Holland for over 20 years. It still works and I still love it, but the bottom grate thing has rusted out really bad. I was married in 1983 and my husband and I went through a bunch of gas grills. Somewhere in the late 80s we bought the Holland. When Hugo came through NC in 1988 and we were without power for 8 days, my Holland cooked three meals a day x8 days. There is nothing like it in this world, period. So sad to learn we cannot order replacement grate.:(

@ Didi

Are you referring to the cooking grate (grid) or the bottom shell. Just about anything on your grill is replaceable except the bottom outer shell. Keep in mind the newer models have better materials & should last longer than yours. They still cook the same, maybe a few degrees hotter.

Earl

I bought my classic in 1992 and still using it, But it is in bad need of a replacement. I will look for another Holland grill but don't know which one I want.

davidm

Still have Classic grill with a solid bottom. Anyone interested in buying it for parts? Or possibly selling me your rusted out Classic? I am in Austin, Texas

Anna S.

I have the replacement top and bottom parts for the Classic - Anybody interested? - read to sell.
contact meranna@aol.com

me

CCAPE...HOW LONG DID YOU HAVE IT? TRY REPLACING BOTTOMS OF OTHER NAME GRILLS..FIND OUT HOW MAY BURNERS YOU WILL GO THRU IN A COUPLE OF SEASONS.. THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU BUYING ANOTHER GRILL...

Rick2

I picked up a classic from a yard sale for thirty bucks three years ago.....I have two other gas grills and a charcoal smoker I haven't touched since I found this blog and learned how to use the holland. When I can no longer use it or get replacement parts I will get a new one, I'm holland for life now.

stephen

I'd like to buy a used holland classic bottom does anyon have one for sale, I have a post mount inground grill...

stephen

stephensmith@att.net


Christopher

I just gave a Classic I rebuilt to my brother. I rebuilt it last year. There are always Classics for sale on Craigslist.

But really you could buy any bottom shell of the same size. Look at the parts break downs. You don't have to have the exact model.

Still to say to think about this before buying one - everything has a life cycle. Try and get any other grill out there to last this long.

I know people that have the originals that Brad and Gilbert put together. Can't beat that!!!


jack

. I also have a classis Apx. 15 years old recently found the bottom to be getting weak due to rust, AND a (LOT) of use . My solution I relined the bottom with a piece of 304 stainless inside the grill, and added a 1/4 inch piece of mild steel to bottom. Fastened together with stainless rivets and 1/4 by 1/2 inch stainless bolts. So far it is sturdier than the original build. I am ordering a new drip pan this week and it will be better than new. So you can get new life here without spending a fortune.