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PK 360 Grill

GregWGregW Posts: 1,872
edited June 11 in Off Topic
I have been in the market to add a new grill to my deck. I currently have the Large BGE , A pellet smoker and a PK Original grill. I also have a Lodge Hibachi. (The Hibachi is free to a good home if anyone local wants it)
I really have had my eye on the PK 360. I went as far as calling my local dealer to see if they had them in stock. For some reason, maybe just an over abundance of caution, I did a web search on the PK 360. Much to my disappointment, I found the PK 360 is now made over seas. My PK Original was made in the great state of Arkansas.

I would have gladly paid the price for the PK 360 if it was still made in Arkansas. To me part of the allure of the PK was it was a piece of classic Americana, it hard to feel any nostalgia for the PK 360 now.

Does anyone who has a PK 360 know the country of manufacture? 
Birmingham, AL

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  • I like the look of this grill 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,192
    Answer:
    I got mine a year and a half ago. The package was labled made in China. The packaging was incredible and the unit was very well made. The quality control is top notch. The cast aluminum body is high quality. I own a foundry, so I've seen a few castings in my life, and these are very good castings.
    W. Zanchuk
    · April 26, 2019

    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,872
    It would be nice to be able to purchase one at a price that reflects that it is made in China. I would imagine that they have about $2 in labor to manufacture it. The profit margins must be sweet for PK.
    Birmingham, AL
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,266
    edited June 11
    speaking of PK grills does anyone know if they can be restored relatively easy? My wife’s grandmother has one that’s probably 30 years old just sitting on her porch and it might make a cool project

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,872
    I've seen a lot of mention on the web of old Pk grills that are still in use. I bet it would be a worthwhile project to restore one, particularity one that has a family history. 
    Birmingham, AL
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,266
    edited June 11
    GregW said:
    I've seen a lot of mention on the web of old Pk grills that are still in use. I bet it would be a worthwhile project to restore one, particularity one that has a family history. 
    I take it back. I think that grill might be 50 years old. I’m gonna ask my wife’s grandmother if I can have it to keep it in the family. It just sits there now. If I can I’ll try and document my restore on the forum somehow

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • GregW said:
    I've seen a lot of mention on the web of old Pk grills that are still in use. I bet it would be a worthwhile project to restore one, particularity one that has a family history. 
    I take it back. I think that grill might be 50 years old. I’m gonna ask my wife’s grandmother if I can have it to keep it in the family. It just sits there now. If I can I’ll try and document my restore on the forum somehow
    Awesome.  Take a look around and see what else she has while you’re at it.
    I have a very large vegetable garden.  Very large.
    Just this side of the ATL.
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,872
    GregW said:
    I've seen a lot of mention on the web of old Pk grills that are still in use. I bet it would be a worthwhile project to restore one, particularity one that has a family history. 
    I take it back. I think that grill might be 50 years old. I’m gonna ask my wife’s grandmother if I can have it to keep it in the family. It just sits there now. If I can I’ll try and document my restore on the forum somehow
    50 yrs ago would have been the heyday for PK. They were very popular back them for what I've read.
    Birmingham, AL
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 1,276
    GregW said:
    I've seen a lot of mention on the web of old Pk grills that are still in use. I bet it would be a worthwhile project to restore one, particularity one that has a family history. 
    I take it back. I think that grill might be 50 years old. I’m gonna ask my wife’s grandmother if I can have it to keep it in the family. It just sits there now. If I can I’ll try and document my restore on the forum somehow
    Get that thing cooking again - please post pics. 
    Memphis, TN 

    LBGE, SBGE, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, (Akron was gifted to a friend)
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,872
    edited June 11
    The PK original which should be close to the design of the one you found @TEXASBGE2018 it is an excellent cooker. Works well direct and indirect cooking. It can put an awesome sear on a steak. followed by indirect for the finish.
    Birmingham, AL
  • mahenryakmahenryak Posts: 1,226
    If you need a little inspiration, you might want to check this guy's restoration out @TEXASBGE2018 .  I'm guessing your project will likely not be as challenging: 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmGRGCJ10Mw

    P.S.
    I like the fast motion effects in the video.
    LG BGE, KJ Jr, Smokin Bros. Premier 36 and Pizza Party Bollore



  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,479
    edited June 11
    Other than the shape and the AL body, what would be the cooking advantage of the PK over a Weber kettle? The gold kettle has a better ash removal system and that is often a criticism of the PK. The PK is a very cool retro looking unit, 
    Delta B.C. - Whiskey and steak, because no good story ever started with someone having a salad!
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,192
    Other than the shape and the AL body, what would be the cooking advantage of the PK over a Weber kettle? The gold kettle has a better ash removal system and that is often a criticism of the PK. The PK is a very cool retro looking unit, 
    I can't think of anything the PK360 would do better than a 26" kettle and a Slow 'n Sear combo could do for half the price.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • billt01billt01 Posts: 947
    GregW said:
    I have been in the market to add a new grill to my deck. I currently have the Large BGE , A pellet smoker and a PK Original grill. I also have a Lodge Hibachi. (The Hibachi is free to a good home if anyone local wants it)
    I really have had my eye on the PK 360. I went as far as calling my local dealer to see if they had them in stock. For some reason, maybe just an over abundance of caution, I did a web search on the PK 360. Much to my disappointment, I found the PK 360 is now made over seas. My PK Original was made in the great state of Arkansas.

    I would have gladly paid the price for the PK 360 if it was still made in Arkansas. To me part of the allure of the PK was it was a piece of classic Americana, it hard to feel any nostalgia for the PK 360 now.

    Does anyone who has a PK 360 know the country of manufacture? 
    where is local?
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  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,872
    billt01 said:
    GregW said:
    I have been in the market to add a new grill to my deck. I currently have the Large BGE , A pellet smoker and a PK Original grill. I also have a Lodge Hibachi. (The Hibachi is free to a good home if anyone local wants it)
    I really have had my eye on the PK 360. I went as far as calling my local dealer to see if they had them in stock. For some reason, maybe just an over abundance of caution, I did a web search on the PK 360. Much to my disappointment, I found the PK 360 is now made over seas. My PK Original was made in the great state of Arkansas.

    I would have gladly paid the price for the PK 360 if it was still made in Arkansas. To me part of the allure of the PK was it was a piece of classic Americana, it hard to feel any nostalgia for the PK 360 now.

    Does anyone who has a PK 360 know the country of manufacture? 
    where is local?
    Near Birmingham Alabama.
    Birmingham, AL
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