Registering for a new Grill, help!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by matthew william, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Getting married in the spring of 2016, the one thing I asked to be put on our registry was a new grill.  I plan on buying a nicer grill so I'm allowing guests to put funds towards my grill.  I was hoping to get a lil info on which fuel type/ grill model people recommend.  

    I'm debating between an Original Kettle Premium 26 in. Charcoal Grill/ Kamado joe/ and potentially some form of pellet grill.

    Im not an extreme griller by any means but do tend to grill alot mainly (steaks, burgers/dogs. & chicken) Nothing fancy.  Ive been grilling on charcoal for the last year and love it compared to propane (which is why I dont want one).  But lets get to the point...

    My thoughts (correct me if I'm wrong)

    Original  Kettle Premium 26 in. Charcoal Grill


    -price cheapest

    -Kingsford charcoal (stock up when on sale) cheapest fuel

    -lots of readily available parts and add-ons


    -May not last as long as I'd like.



    -Built to last

    -could integrate into a grilling station

    -holds temp the best


    -more expensive grill

    -must use more expensive lump charcoal

    Pellet grill (traeger or rec tec or ????)


    -cleaner to use 

    -easier/faster to use (wife can use)

    -electric (I do have access to receptacle in grill area) (is there a large increase in electric bill)

    -can have better taste if smoked


    -As expensive as kamado grills

    -expensive pellets? most expensive fuel source?

    -doesnt sear as well 

    -may not last long with moving parts

    Basically, I'm looking for a grill around $1000  that will last for a long time without rusting out or breaking.  But also uses a fuel source that is not super expensive (I grill a few times a week in the summer even winter).

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