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    SnS? Vortex? Or both?

    I posted a couple days ago that I scored a nice, used, Performer Deluxe kettle. Now after reading many posts here, I am stumped. SnS, Vortex, or both? No budget issues, but don't see the point of buying an item if I really don't need it. So as always, thanks in advance for the shared wisdom.

    #2
    Well, MCS demands both, but I use the SnS 100
    times more often than the Vortex, so if I have to pick one itโ€™s easy: the SnS.

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      #3
      Let me think ,,,errrrrrr ,,,,,BOTH !!!!!!!!
      they both work great,,,,,, some things better than the other
      I vortex the heck out of My chicken wings
      SnS the goodness out of reverse searing my steaks

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        #4
        I would go with the SNS over the Vortex if I had to pick. The Vortex is more of a one trick pony than the SNS. It is great for wings and chicken pieces but not a lot beyond that. But it does do a great job at that one trick. If you cook a lot of wings it can be useful and nice to have. The SNS is great for low, slow cooks as well as searing (hence the name). 90% of the time I use my kettle I am using the SNS in some form or another.

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        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          Ya beat me to it. Almost the exact thing I was gonna say.

          To OP - if you like chix with crispy skin, nothing I have tried does it better than the Vortex. If fact, my Vortex and some chix are gonna get cozy tonight.

        • HawkerXP
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          +2

        • Jfrosty27
          Jfrosty27 commented
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          I just fired mine up for some chicken thighs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        #5
        I have both, but my mix of use is in line with JoeSousa .

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          #6
          I do a lot of wings but wouldn't the SnS do a good job on wings and chicken parts too?

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          • RonB
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            The SnS does chix well, but the Vortex does chix better.

          #7
          I have both for my Jumbo Joe, and since it is mostly just my wife and me I use the about equal. Today it will be wings with the Vortex.

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            #8
            Need you ask?
            see โ€œbest on topicโ€ on the non topic post!

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            • Jfrosty27
              Jfrosty27 commented
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              I know. Who am I kidding? I just ordered both. Done deal.

            • JoeSousa
              JoeSousa commented
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              Jfrosty27 You made the right call. When it doubt always buy both. Or even go shopping for a third thing to add to the mix.

            • Mr. Bones
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              Good Lad...

            #9
            I don't have a Kettle grill but my understanding is that AR protocol is to say "buy both and a PBC"

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            • Jfrosty27
              Jfrosty27 commented
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              I guess I need a PBC then!๐Ÿคฃ

            • HawkerXP
              HawkerXP commented
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              PBC, PBC, PBC!

            #10
            Using a Vortex looks cooler, with the flame in the center and the wings (or other chicken parts) in a circle around the flame. Makes for better social media posts of your food and that is the whole reason for cooking, right?

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            • FireMan
              FireMan commented
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              Yeah! Fire & looks cooler!

            • Greygoose
              Greygoose commented
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              This ^ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

            #11
            I have had a SnS since shortly after I joined here, and like it a lot. But if I had to choose, I might go with the Vortex. It may be a one trick pony, but the SnS does tricks that can be accomplished in a few other ways.

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            • Andrrr
              Andrrr commented
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              The vortex really doesn't get enough credit for it's dual zone capability. The shape just works really well in the middle of the kettle

            #12
            Get them both but buy a Vortex knockoff from Amazon for half the price.

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              #13

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              • FireMan
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              #14
              For me, I was not that impressed with the SnS. I ended up giving it to my brother. The Vortex on the other hand is a chicken roasting machine. It is one of my favorites pieces of auxiliary equipment. chicken pieces come out beautiful on it and you can turn it up-side-down and do beer can chicken or chicken on a throne. Really the only time I use my kettle is with the Vortex.

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                #15
                I think it's worth it to have both. I also use the SnS more often. But I use the vortex always with chicken wings, thighs, ect. I also use the vortex with the wider side up add coals and it makes a perfect charcoal "burner" for a CI or CS skillet

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