Ok, so yes, I'm the research queen. I normally do not make any purchase until I get some feedback, reviews, do some research, etc. Might just have to bite the bullet this year and treat myself to a Merry Xmas to me Grande.....I've said this last year too, but chickened out when I think of the problems LL has with china production.
I do believe that the Heritage grandes have gotten pretty good reviews as far as OG members go, and I really luv the pink one. The Neon green kind of scares me due to the fact that my son's 52 oz Neon Green turned a puke color without ever being exposed to sunlight. Also it is on a timer and was never allowed to overheat. Anyway......Farmer's Almanac is predicting a super cold winter with lots of snow so was thinking I may buy a grande. I will have to have it shipped unless my Spencer's decides to bring those in to the store which I highly doubt.
I do realize that the 50th Anniv. Grandes have not really been out that long to stand the test of time, so don't know if anyone would recommend those although I do like the base. I really do like the heritage base as well though. Recommendations???