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Should I Buy a Pellet Grill?

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MAK makes stainless steel pellet grills that will last longer than anything else on the market. Do you have a price range?
Just over $1000 CAD but I think I'm settled on getting the Masterbuilt Gravity 1050 charcoal grill. I just need to figure out what kind of shelter it's going to live in.
 

bill1

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You have a lot of options in that price range. Masterbuilt is definitely emphasizing their Gravity charcoal models and downplaying the pellet machines.
So anyone on a budget can expect some killer deals coming up. It's maybe already starting....this is an awfully nice 24" grill for <$200:
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mike243

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The down side of charcoal over pellets is the cost of fuel, charcoal has went thru the roof in the last 10 years or so, 2 times a year Kingsford has a sale and I will buy 2-5 double bags to get me through the year, pellets less than $10 a bag and get several long smokes out of each, nice to switch off cookers and have choices
 
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! I'd really like to find something cast iron rather than thin gauge steel. I'm talking about the body and not the grills. Does such a thing exist in pellet grills? Vermont Castings grills were almost always cast. I realize they'd be more expensive but I'm willing to pay more for something that will last a decade or so.
My pitboss 1150 PS2 is cast iron with an extra layer of cast iron just to make my back hurt the day after unloading and assembling.
 

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