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OT - The Consumer Reports hate begins in 3, 2, 1...

HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,815
The March issue reviews kamados...

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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,261
    edited February 3
    Lower than a Pit Boss!? WTF.

    How is cleaning and convenience any different between all if them?
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,815
    As far as cleaning the ash a few of them have pull out ash trays so you don't have to scrape the ash out with a hook thru the lower vent.
    The Broil King:

    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,261
    Oh well, Millenials only eat out, so eventually all of these companies will go the way of Harley.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,232
    These folks rated an Akorn higher than a Big Green Egg. SMDH 
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,815
    These folks rated an Akorn higher than a Big Green Egg. SMDH 
    My guess is the only reason it was ranked a bit higher was just due to the weighting given to the retail pricing.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 7,634
    Where is the primo?
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • I was just going to post about this.   I'm not sure how any of them are any more convenient, than another one.   It's a process to get any of them ready to cook. 
    Franklin, TN
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,582
    One thing about these magazines, they have to prove their worth to the consumer.  So if they always pick the norm or most expensive, no one is going to subscribe.  They always have to change things up to show their value.

    Also, they might not accept advertising, but they all have corporate underwriters.

    Cooks Illustrated also always dogs the BGE and lump charcoal.....and they always have a brand new shiny gas grill on the set from one of their sponsors at the beginning of the show.
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,669
    Does warranty service fall into a category?  Not written warranty I.e. lifetime on ceramics.  Actual length/difficulty to file a claim and be replaced.  That’s where I could really see BGE getting hurt on a rating scale.  
  • Markarm4119Markarm4119 Posts: 424
    We used to have a subscription to CR, and followed their best picks for washers, dryers, tv's and the like. Found most of their picks to be no better than anything else within that particular price range. We dropped the subscription about 10 years ago.
    Just curious as to how BGE compares to KJ, PRIMO on cracking of ceramics ? Just discovered a crack on my fire box ring last week, egg is 2 years old, most of my cooks 250-400 degree range.
    LBGE, and just enough knowledge and gadgets to be dangerous .
    Buford,Ga.
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,988
    BGE has a head start on everyone, now most have caught up, and some have surpassed in terms of innovation. I have several eggs, and a few kamados from other brands on this list. If I started collecting today, maybe so many would not be green, just due to more being available on the market than ten years ago. BGE will remain a major player, they just won’t be the market leader. My guess is their business is, and will be bigger than ever. And that’s because the market is growing fast for kamados. 

    John - SLC, UT

  • HubHub Posts: 778
    Was there any mention of Golden's cast iron cooker? That's the one I've really been eyeing but don't find much information on it.
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,296
    I’m worried about @Lit, looks like he may have chosen the wrong metal cooker.  I guess CR considers that a Kamado?
    Austin, TX
  • LitLit Posts: 7,217
    Legume said:
    I’m worried about @Lit, looks like he may have chosen the wrong metal cooker.  I guess CR considers that a Kamado?
    Never seen the broil king in person but I’m pretty sure I remember hearing good things about it. I do know I love my Weber and won’t ever have another ceramic grill. Pork shoulder from yesterday. 
  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,057
    edited February 3
    Sounds like mostly BS to me, but if I were shopping around for a new kamado, I don’t think I’d necessarily stick with BGE.
    And the world shudders as I agree with @JohnInCarolina
    Kirkland, TN
    2 LBGE, 1 MM


  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 445
    Competition in the market is good for the consumer. CR tends to be pretty focused on value for dollar spent. There's no doubt the BGE commands a price premium and therefore ranks lower.

    As a single cooker owner, I look at it differently. I want to go with the market leader almost irrespective of price. That means I get the benefits of forums like this, better accessories, and a stronger community overall.
    Mountain View, CA
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,605
    Reading that gave the the strange urge to put on skinny jeans. 

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,172
    Reading that gave the the strange urge to put on skinny jeans. 

    Pics...

    Phoenix 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 18,118
    blasting said:
    Reading that gave the the strange urge to put on skinny jeans. 

    Pics...

    NO!
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,605


    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • LitLit Posts: 7,217
    The fact that cleaning a grill is even part of the ranking system says all you need to know about that report.
    I don’t think so at all. I have a 2yr old and a 4 yr old and anything that makes life easier is a plus to me. 
  • Lit said:
    The fact that cleaning a grill is even part of the ranking system says all you need to know about that report.
    I don’t think so at all. I have a 2yr old and a 4 yr old and anything that makes life easier is a plus to me. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,605
    Yea....cant imagine how yall survive.

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • rekameohsrekameohs Posts: 64
    Also, they might not accept advertising, but they all have corporate underwriters.

    I don't always agree with CR, but do believe they have no corporate underwriting.  Can you provide a link?
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,636
    Hub said:
    Was there any mention of Golden's cast iron cooker? That's the one I've really been eyeing but don't find much information on it.
    Had a chance to see one last year, at the Wayne county fair. Was a cool idea and design.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
    Check out Chef Norah Grace on Instagram @the_buckeye_bbq
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,701
    Not in the market today nor do I see it in my future.  That said, I would be on the Weber Summit if I was.  When they first hit the market I saw a few demo cooks and was giving one strong consideration.  Then I went totally south and ended up with a stick-burner.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 29,487
    One thing about these magazines, they have to prove their worth to the consumer.  So if they always pick the norm or most expensive, no one is going to subscribe.  They always have to change things up to show their value.

    Also, they might not accept advertising, but they all have corporate underwriters.

    Cooks Illustrated also always dogs the BGE and lump charcoal.....and they always have a brand new shiny gas grill on the set from one of their sponsors at the beginning of the show.
    Consumer reports doesn't take money or products from manufacturers.   They don't have corporate underwriters. 
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