Does anyone have one of the Kingsford kettles?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by donnylove, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I'm in the market for a new kettle grill. I see that Home Depot here has the 18.5" Kingsford (made by Masterbuilt) for $40. Does anyone have any experience with this make? I've found some reviews online that were positive, but I trust this crowd more. Let me know your thoughts. I'm generally a Weber man through and through, but I also know that my wife would not be pleased with the idea of me spending $100+ on another meat burning toy right now. $40 I could probably get away with. [​IMG] Thanks in advance for any advice!
     
  2. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I've seen them, and you get what you pay for. IMO a 18½" grill is just to small, you're really limited to what you can put on it. But if you're really on a tight budget, $40 isn't a bad deal, just make sure you keep it out of the rain. Also check the newpaper for any used grills, I found my smoker in the paper, I got a old heavy duty SnP for $50.
     
  3. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I would forgo the 18 1/2" as well..............Try advertising on Craig's List........I requested a 22 1/2 Weber Kettle Grill and got quite a few calls......ended up getting a nearly new one for $30. Give it a try. You've got nothing to lose.
     
  4. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks. I'll try both those suggestions. No reason to be in any hurry right now, cept that I have the bug!
     
  5. petesque

    petesque Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Also Weber has a new 26 inch kettle grill. A little pricey but they last forever.

    Pete
     
  6. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I'd love to get the big one or even the Performer, but I can't really justify it. Then again, if I was going to spend that much money this time around, I'd probably go for the Smokey Mountain Cooker. So many wants and so little money!!!
     
  7. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Does anyone have the Ranch Kettle? I can't imagine ever needing it unless I started catering family reunions or something, but the Tim the Toolman part of me would sure love to have it in the stable just for the helluvit!
     
  8. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I am pretty sure BBQ bubba has a ranch kettle he posted pics of before the site crashed.
     
  9. sdesmond

    sdesmond Fire Starter

    I thought about purchasing the Ranch Kettle. My wife works at a Parts Supply company that sells Weber and we could get it for cost. I couldn't justify buying it just to say I had it. They have one in their showroom and I drool everytime I see it. I am going to end up getting a Performer instead. I like the idea of the propane start as well as the storage bin and table. The cool thing about it all is my wife would have no problems with me spending $550 or so on the King Ranch if I wanted it.

    If you are looking for a cheap deal I think it would be ok. As long as you take care of it and keep it out of the rain like someone mentioned.
     
  10. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    I don't have a Kingsford but I have a Char-broil 22.5" that was made by another company for Charbroil that I bought from Menards for $38. I love it for what it is, but it's not as well made as a weber. also, the dampers in the ash catch stink bad. They are hard to close, but I love the hinged lid.
     
  11. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  12. smokinit

    smokinit Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Show off[​IMG]
     
  13. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  14. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Bubba, I've been scouring Craigslist for one of those! Very nice!!!
     

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