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I've said it before....and now again: They are both excellent products...I have BGE AND KJ cookers. Buy what you like, you won't be disappointed in either. This bantering that one's intrinsically better than the other is BS. Seriously....go cook something and fuhgeddaboutit!
None of you will regret your purchases. The Jr is a great product and a compelling value at MSRP even.
My backyard is under construction and my BGE, KJ Jr and Big Joe are stored in the garage while the dirt and rock is flying....as soon as it's done my JR will find its new home I designed for it in my island, while my larger Kamados will be on wheels.
I can't wait to use it again, although I'll be grilling beans for awhile after this project.