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SideKick or BBQ Sear Box Grill

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by skychief12, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. skychief12

    skychief12 Newbie

    I'm considering adding one of these to my SmokerPro DLX. Does anyone have advice as to which one to pick and maybe why?
     
  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    SideKick
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SIDEKICK-RV-LP-GRILL-STAINLESS-FLEMING-SALES-/282801792668

    BBQ Sear Box
    https://www.campchef.com/smokepro-bbq-sear-box.html

    In my uneducated opinion, You are comparing Apples to Oranges.
    The SideKick is a portable LP Grill. Much like what I carry around in my RV for "Camping"
    But the SmokePro bbq sear box is an accessory for for a Campchef Pellet grill to sear your meat.

    If you have a Campchef Pellet Grill, it looks like a perfect accessory to get those sear lines in your creations.
    But if you want a portable LP grill, then the Sidekick (or many others) would be nice.

    I get my grill lines without actually branding my meat, per sey.
     
  3. kruizer

    kruizer Smoking Fanatic

    If the BBQ sear box grill is a Camp Chef, then that is what it should be because it fits and it is a very good grill. I know. I have one.
     
  4. skychief12

    skychief12 Newbie

    Camp Chef's sidekick is attached to the smoker. It doesn't seem be be the same as the one on Ebay.

    "The Sidekick is just that—your pellet grill’s powerful partner in cooking crime. The propane powered, single burner accessory easily attaches to most Camp Chef pellet grills. It's designed to give you VersaGrillity™ as one of Camp Chef's 14-inch cooking systems, meaning you can add a griddle, grill, artisan oven, stock pot, and more. The Sidekick has 30,000 BTU and is perfect for searing. Grilling now has more options and greater convenience with the Sidekick."

    https://www.campchef.com/smokers-grills/wood-pellet-grills-and-accessories/accessories/sidekick.html
     
  5. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, entirely different. Looks like the Sidekick is Camp-chef's answer to a side burner. But better.
    It has some interesting add on's to it. Like the Pizza Oven.
    Where the Sear Box is more limited to being a searing add-on.

    I think I would go for Sidekick as it seems to me to be more versatile.
    But that may have to do with me using my side burner a lot.
    I can get grill marks on my grill. But boiling my taters takes a side burner. ;)

    Tough call. Do you think you would be more prone to enjoying having a side burner?

    Here is another thought, you can do searing with the Sidekick and one of these type Lodge pans.
    So you could have your cake, and eat it too. :D
     
  6. skychief12

    skychief12 Newbie

    The SideKick also has double the BTUs. They are both the same price but like you I'm leaning toward the sidekick because of the additional options.

    I was just looking to see if this site had any experience with either.