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PK Grill @ Woot

Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,384

Thank you,
Darian

Galveston Texas
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,085
    Wow, up here it retails at $800 CAD!
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 9,085
    ColtsFan said:
    That's a deal! Retails for $499 here. Ordered!! My wife is going to love this surprise! lol
    Congrats, Lit would welcome you at PK forum.
    canuckland
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,082
    I guess you guys will have to tell me what makes them special?  On the "I covet" scale of 1-10, this is maybe a 2 for me.  What am I missing?
    Clinton, Iowa
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,728
    @Langner91 I bought it because it's kewl. It'll be my burger/dog/brat cooker. I can easily load it in a vehicle and take it anywhere
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, PK Original, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,082
    Gotcha.  It is a cool grill.  I can't wait to see some cooks!  
    Clinton, Iowa
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,877
    Langner91 said:
    I guess you guys will have to tell me what makes them special?  On the "I covet" scale of 1-10, this is maybe a 2 for me.  What am I missing?

    It's the #1 grill for steak competitions. I'm not too familiar with them but I think the higher end ones have different grid setups that can be beneficial with certain cooks. (This one on Woot may have that.) Again, I'm not all that familiar with them other than they are an excellent grills from what I've read. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,082
    That's good to know.  I wonder what makes it good for steak?  Now, I think I need to buy one.  This place!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,450
    They are life long grills too. You will pass them down to your kids/grandkids.
    XL, Small, Mini & Mini Max Green Eggs, KJ III, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria, Alto Shaam 1200s
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,877
    Langner91 said:
    That's good to know.  I wonder what makes it good for steak?  Now, I think I need to buy one.  This place!

    I think a good part of it is that they typically sponsor these steak competitions. I was talking with forum member ClayQ last week and he mentioned that his buddy had won the grand championship to become the #1 team in the nation in steak competitions. His buddy started winning comps with a Weber. He eventually switched over to a PK. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,950
    Sold out

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 8,199
    WeberWho said:
    Langner91 said:
    I guess you guys will have to tell me what makes them special?  On the "I covet" scale of 1-10, this is maybe a 2 for me.  What am I missing?

    It's the #1 grill for steak competitions. I'm not too familiar with them but I think the higher end ones have different grid setups that can be beneficial with certain cooks. (This one on Woot may have that.) Again, I'm not all that familiar with them other than they are an excellent grills from what I've read. 

    I believe part of the attraction with the steak cooks is that the rectangular shape makes it easy to set up hot and cool zones. The cooking grid distance above the coals is also useful - not too far, not too close, but just right. :)
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Dik

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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,893
    Langner91 said:
    That's good to know.  I wonder what makes it good for steak?  Now, I think I need to buy one.  This place!
    Fat Smoke, you can get it Direct in the Egg as well ...fat dripping smoke = good 
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker

  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,450
    Langner91 said:
    Fortunately, for me and my Credit Card, they sold out.

    Right... I had one in my cart and then stopped to think about it and it was gone. My wife would have legit killed me if I brought home my 4th major cooking device in the last 2 months.

    XL, Small, Mini & Mini Max Green Eggs, KJ III, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria, Alto Shaam 1200s
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 14,086
    Langner91 said:
    Fortunately, for me and my Credit Card, they sold out.

    Right... I had one in my cart and then stopped to think about it and it was gone. My wife would have legit killed me if I brought home my 4th major cooking device in the last 2 months.

    Where there some minor cooking devices in addition to the 3 major ones?
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,558
    I have a PK Original. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again. At $269.99 the price is more in line with what you get for the money.

    The biggest issue I have with the grill is the cooking grid. I have upgraded my grid to stainless steel, It appears that grill still ships with the standard grid. The stainless grid approaches another $100- sadly the stainless grid is low grade and will still rust. You will likely want to replace the charcoal grate at some point, If you go with a stainless, that close to another $100

    To my knowledge, unless they have moved production to China on this model, the Original is the only grill that PK builds in the USA.
    Birmingham, AL
  • 6baluts6baluts Posts: 128
    - I also have a PKO got it as a gift about 14 yrs ago. I would buy it again.
    - As @GregW said the racks associated with the grill are the long pole in the tent. Flat out cheaply made. Though mine have not rusted as of yet and that is with heavy use.
    - I would NOT buy the lil-more or cookmore grids. Cheaply made claimed as SS, made in china and mine out of the box were already rusting and the welds were substandard.
    - If interested in adding cooking space I would go with the Hastybake offerings. Either there small or large grill extender. They fit like a glove, better made, more support and are not SS. Use them often in the HB Gourmet and PKO no rust yet.
    - I was on the fence for about 4 years on a charcoal basket. I avoided the PK option and went with the Burn Shop offering. Thing is built like a tank, works great. The adjustable divider is a plus. When I bought mine I asked the owner for a second divider. He tossed it in no charge. I use the two dividers as my "knock off vortex" for the PK.
    - Lastly if you are having issues with embers dropping down on the shelf and worried about a potential fire a poster (PMILLEN) on another forum had a simple solution that I stole. He bought a 5 gal wash tub at Tractor Supply ($11.99). Fits on the shelf between shelf and firebox. Catches all falling ash and embers plus it mitigates wind here on the Chesapeake. Yes it does make lower vent adjustment a bit more diffucult BUT your BGE ash tool works like a champ for that tasks.

    6B
  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,543
    Looked at the PK’s and watched the prices keep going up.  At $999 for a PK 360….I’m thinking a new Hasty Bake might be worth the extra cash?

    Napoleon Prestige 500

    Blackstone 36"

    Oklahoma Joe's BRONCO drum

  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,558
    edited May 16
    Looked at the PK’s and watched the prices keep going up.  At $999 for a PK 360….I’m thinking a new Hasty Bake might be worth the extra cash?
    I would go with the Hasty Bake. The PK 360 does not have a significantly larger cooking area compared too the Original. A stainless Hasty Bake would be pretty sweet.
    Birmingham, AL
  • 6baluts6baluts Posts: 128
    - I forgot to mention one last thing about the PKO. 
    - If you go down the Grill Grafe rabbit hole you will become frustrated rather quickly of them slipping and sliding all over the cooking grate. The best solution I seen was a Youtube video by a gent named Alan Heffernan where he builds a frame for the Grill Grates.
    - I was about ready to copy Mr. Heffernan's idea then one day mistakenly put the PKO original cooking grate into the cooker upside down after cleaning. Immediately hit with the "Gomer Pyle Golly" moment. If you install the cooking grate upside down the grate creates a lip (at least on my 14 year old PK) that prevents the Grill Grates from slipping and sliding around.
    - Pretty sure I would not buy the Grill Grates again for the PK. I actually use them more in my HB Gourmet.

    6b
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,558
    6baluts said:
    - I forgot to mention one last thing about the PKO. 
    - If you go down the Grill Grafe rabbit hole you will become frustrated rather quickly of them slipping and sliding all over the cooking grate. The best solution I seen was a Youtube video by a gent named Alan Heffernan where he builds a frame for the Grill Grates.
    - I was about ready to copy Mr. Heffernan's idea then one day mistakenly put the PKO original cooking grate into the cooker upside down after cleaning. Immediately hit with the "Gomer Pyle Golly" moment. If you install the cooking grate upside down the grate creates a lip (at least on my 14 year old PK) that prevents the Grill Grates from slipping and sliding around.
    - Pretty sure I would not buy the Grill Grates again for the PK. I actually use them more in my HB Gourmet.

    6b
    I have Grill Grates on my PK Original- The grates were not a good investment, I would not recommend them, and in fact regret their purchase.
    Birmingham, AL
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,384
    edited May 17
    GregW said:
    6baluts said:
    - I forgot to mention one last thing about the PKO. 
    - If you go down the Grill Grafe rabbit hole you will become frustrated rather quickly of them slipping and sliding all over the cooking grate. The best solution I seen was a Youtube video by a gent named Alan Heffernan where he builds a frame for the Grill Grates.
    - I was about ready to copy Mr. Heffernan's idea then one day mistakenly put the PKO original cooking grate into the cooker upside down after cleaning. Immediately hit with the "Gomer Pyle Golly" moment. If you install the cooking grate upside down the grate creates a lip (at least on my 14 year old PK) that prevents the Grill Grates from slipping and sliding around.
    - Pretty sure I would not buy the Grill Grates again for the PK. I actually use them more in my HB Gourmet.

    6b
    I have Grill Grates on my PK Original- The grates were not a good investment, I would not recommend them, and in fact regret their purchase.
    It would be much more helpful if you explain why you dislike them instead of negative feedback with no reasoning. Like any product, they need to be used to the advantage of the product, not just running overly hot like a standard cooking grate.
    I have really enjoyed mine after taking the time to use them in a way that best reflects their design. But they are not perfect for every cooking style.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 1,082
    GregW said:
    6baluts said:
    - I forgot to mention one last thing about the PKO. 
    - If you go down the Grill Grafe rabbit hole you will become frustrated rather quickly of them slipping and sliding all over the cooking grate. The best solution I seen was a Youtube video by a gent named Alan Heffernan where he builds a frame for the Grill Grates.
    - I was about ready to copy Mr. Heffernan's idea then one day mistakenly put the PKO original cooking grate into the cooker upside down after cleaning. Immediately hit with the "Gomer Pyle Golly" moment. If you install the cooking grate upside down the grate creates a lip (at least on my 14 year old PK) that prevents the Grill Grates from slipping and sliding around.
    - Pretty sure I would not buy the Grill Grates again for the PK. I actually use them more in my HB Gourmet.

    6b
    I have Grill Grates on my PK Original- The grates were not a good investment, I would not recommend them, and in fact regret their purchase.

    The Grill Grates for the PK Original are the same as the Grill Grates for the LBGE, with an additional center panel.  So, you could probably clean them up well and post them for sale here.  

    I can't imagine what anyone wouldn't like about them.  They cook well, they can be flipped over for smash burgers, and they don't rust.  I wish I had bought them sooner.  I use mine a lot.

    What didn't you like?
    Clinton, Iowa
  • RyanStlRyanStl Posts: 851
    Let's get a picture of these grates.
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,558
    edited May 19
    Photo Egg said:
    GregW said:
    6baluts said:
    - I forgot to mention one last thing about the PKO. 
    - If you go down the Grill Grafe rabbit hole you will become frustrated rather quickly of them slipping and sliding all over the cooking grate. The best solution I seen was a Youtube video by a gent named Alan Heffernan where he builds a frame for the Grill Grates.
    - I was about ready to copy Mr. Heffernan's idea then one day mistakenly put the PKO original cooking grate into the cooker upside down after cleaning. Immediately hit with the "Gomer Pyle Golly" moment. If you install the cooking grate upside down the grate creates a lip (at least on my 14 year old PK) that prevents the Grill Grates from slipping and sliding around.
    - Pretty sure I would not buy the Grill Grates again for the PK. I actually use them more in my HB Gourmet.

    6b
    I have Grill Grates on my PK Original- The grates were not a good investment, I would not recommend them, and in fact regret their purchase.
    It would be much more helpful if you explain why you dislike them instead of negative feedback with no reasoning. Like any product, they need to be used to the advantage of the product, not just running overly hot like a standard cooking grate.
    I have really enjoyed mine after taking the time to use them in a way that best reflects their design. But they are not perfect for every cooking style.
    Birmingham, AL
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,558
    edited May 19
    GregW said:
    Photo Egg said:
    GregW said:
    6baluts said:
    - I forgot to mention one last thing about the PKO. 
    - If you go down the Grill Grafe rabbit hole you will become frustrated rather quickly of them slipping and sliding all over the cooking grate. The best solution I seen was a Youtube video by a gent named Alan Heffernan where he builds a frame for the Grill Grates.
    - I was about ready to copy Mr. Heffernan's idea then one day mistakenly put the PKO original cooking grate into the cooker upside down after cleaning. Immediately hit with the "Gomer Pyle Golly" moment. If you install the cooking grate upside down the grate creates a lip (at least on my 14 year old PK) that prevents the Grill Grates from slipping and sliding around.
    - Pretty sure I would not buy the Grill Grates again for the PK. I actually use them more in my HB Gourmet.

    6b
    I have Grill Grates on my PK Original- The grates were not a good investment, I would not recommend them, and in fact regret their purchase.
    It would be much more helpful if you explain why you dislike them instead of negative feedback with no reasoning. Like any product, they need to be used to the advantage of the product, not just running overly hot like a standard cooking grate.
    I have really enjoyed mine after taking the time to use them in a way that best reflects their design. But they are not perfect for every cooking style.
    Sorry, I should have been more specific in what I don't like about the Grill Grates:
    (1) Time consuming to clean
    (2) On my PK Original, the Grill Grates puts the cooking surface above the outside perimeter raised edge on the grill- This makes it very easy to have something roll off the Grill Grates onto the ground.
    (3) The Grill Grate sections come apart too easily. I'm always struggling to keep the sections together.
    (4) When I flip the grates over to cook on the smooth side, the The Grill Grates bars that are now on the bottom, are running parallel with the factory cooking grate bars. The exacerbates the tendency for the the grates to separate, and also make them sit uneven.

    I would be a lot happier with the Grill Grate, if it were available as one continuous section, and preferably the Grill Grate bars would be ran perpendicularly to the factory grid bars, this would facilitate flipping the grate over to cook on the smooth side.   

    I know a lot of my complaints are probably nitpicking, and there are many very happy grill grate customers.

    Hopefully this will clarify my thoughts.
    Respectfully
    Greg 
    Birmingham, AL
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,411
    For any of you that have a PK please be advised that it makes a spectacular dedicated anus cooker. Second to none for this application. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,543
    After all the comments, I think I’ll pass on a PK and get a Hasty Bake!

    Napoleon Prestige 500

    Blackstone 36"

    Oklahoma Joe's BRONCO drum

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