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Anyone ver heard of a Kikuya "Hibachi Pot"?

barentbarent Posts: 4
edited 9:53AM in EggHead Forum
So I have been scouring craigslist for my first BGE, hoping to find great deal, and I stumbled upon this guy.



It's Brand New, never used, the owner says from the 1960's.

I know it's no BGE, but it's almost identical in design, and I think it would be compatible with all the Large size BGE accessories. (18" DIAM Grid)

What's it worth?

Should I hold out for a real egg?

Thanks,

~Barent
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Comments

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,820
    I don't know much about the "vintage" kamados other than what I have read. However, I think they are more of a collectors item. You can cook on it- but you can't do high temps. I think the original BGE was similar to this, but they started using different ceramics that could withstand much higher temperatures. They have also done other improvements like the spring assisted band, and the "daisy wheel" that lets you fine tune the temp control. Also I would be worried about the bands/hinges for one that old. (However...from the pics they look like they are in great shape). If you are looking for a "daily cooker" I would hold out for a BGE. You could also consider one of the other brands. I know...I'm not supposed to say that here ;)...but there may be other brands that work just as well. When I was looking around I couldn't find anything much cheaper so I figured why not get the real deal.

    ...heres the pic
    Hibachi1.jpg

    ...it's hard to say what this is worth. Might be worth somethin' to somebody as a collector's item Personally, I wouldn't pay much for it.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,239
    I have 2 project old kamados. This one got finished a few years ago

    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=733517&catid=1


    and am now working on this one.

    DSCN1072.jpg


    DSCN1068.jpg

    just don't plan on any cooks over 375F.
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