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MAK 1 Star or Yoder 640 ... can't decide

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About a month or so ago I saw a RecTec pellet grill and decided that I really had to have one of those. By the time I was ready to buy, they were on back order. While waiting for them to come back in stock I kept researching pellet grills. I found the grill of my dreams ... a MAK 1 Star General! Guess what ... out of stock until the end of the month. I'm not in a rush and have no problem waiting, however, I am retired and have time so I keep looking. Now I find that I like the Yoder YS 640 a lot. I may be driving myself crazy!

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amazon still list the rec tec on their site 

http://www.amazon.com/REC-TEC-Wood-Pellet-Grill/dp/B008DZS1LO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365960123&sr=8-1&keywords=rec+tec+grill

 

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I feel your pain ,lots to choices

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Don't know anything about the MAK, but I love my Yoder 640.  I've had it for almost 2 years and other than the Hot Rod going out it has performed flawlessly on everything from Steak to anything low and slow.  Does GREAT Jerky and Smoked Salmon.

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I've about got myself talked into a Rec Tec.  The Yoders and the MAKs appear to be great rigs, as does the Blaz'n Grill Works.  But they are all a little more pricey than I can afford.  All the reviews on the Rec Tecs are good.  I have spoken to those guys on the phone, and they are really great guys, who seem to put customer service first.  The thing that really puts the Rec Tec over the top for me is their financing...up to 24 months same as cash.  And the grill has a 6 year warranty.  I'm pretty sure I'm ordering a Rec Tec, maybe as early as tomorrow.

 

Red

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Thanks to all for the replies. I ordered the Yoder YS 640 yesterday!
 

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Thanks to all for the replies. I ordered the Yoder YS 640 yesterday!
 

 

 

Congrats!  I understand those are really great rigs! 

 

Red

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Thanks to all for the replies. I ordered the Yoder YS 640 yesterday!
 


Congratulations, I'm sure you will enjoy it.  Keep us posted.

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great choice I have had mine for about 4 months love it.  biggest thing is find a good brand of pellets...I use bbq delight and have had good luck...have heard good things about the Lumber jack brand also.

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Congratulations, You will not be dissapointed.

I have one, smoking anything I can get my hands on.

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Should be here Wednesday ... happy, happy, happy!
 

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great choice I have had mine for about 4 months love it.  biggest thing is find a good brand of pellets...I use bbq delight and have had good luck...have heard good things about the Lumber jack brand also.

Must agree the Pellets I've been using are Lumber Jack and they have not dissappointed.  They have a great flavor, aroma of smoke is really crisp, and burn well compared to some others.  One experience is that cookingpellets brand burn thru faster Yoder faster, might be the batch so will have to retry. Both tests were with blended mix (perfect Mix (CP)  and  Hickory, Maple, Cherry (LJ).

 

 

I've had my Yoder YS640 for a few weeks now and really enjoying.  Great choice!

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