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  • leol2
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 52
    • Maine

    Pk pro or Weber 22” kettle

    If you were going to buy the basic pk grill or Weber kettle, which would you choose and why? Really don’t need either but MCS hAs a hold on me
  • Attjack
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 3605
    • Primo XL
      Weber 26"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 18"
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Orion Smoker

      DigiQ DX2
      Slow 'N Sear XL
      Arteflame 26.75" Insert

      Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
      - With Rear Infrared Burner
      - With Infrared Sear Burner
      - With Rotisserie
      Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
      Weber Spirit 210
      - With Grillgrates
      ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
      Weber Q2200

      Blackstone Pizza Oven

      Portable propane burners (3)
      Propane turkey Fryer

      Fire pit grill

    #2
    You can get a 22 for $50 on Craigslist on a lucky day. The PK is higher end. I've never used a PK but if money wasn't a consideration and I had a choice I would go for the PK.

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    • Polarbear777
      Club Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 1529

      #3
      I’ve had both and I like the pk better, mainly the last forever with no rust and the rectangular shape and 4 point venting. In the end you can cook the exact same awesome food on either and they are roughly the same size. (Pk is a tad smaller but the rectangular shape fits some foods better) Get the one you like more. If you take care of them they will last decades.

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      • HouseHomey
        Club Member
        • May 2016
        • 4786
        • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
        • Equipment
          Primo Oval xl

          Slow n Sear (two)
          Drip n Griddle
          22" Weber Kettle
          26" Weber Kettle one touch
          Blackstone 36” Pro Series
          Sous vide machine
          Kitchen Aid
          Meat grinder
          sausage stuffer
          5 Crock Pots
          Akootrimonts
          Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
          Too cast iron pans,
          Dutch ovens
          Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732 and various pocket instareads.
          The help and preferences
          1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
          KBB
          FOGO
          A 7 year old princess foster child
          Patience and old patio furniture
          "Baby Girl" The cat

          Erik S.

        #4
        26” kettle with the SnS and easy spin grate with the DnG.

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        • jfmorris
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 2536
          • Huntsville, Alabama
          • Jim Morris

            Cookers
            • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
            • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
            • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
            • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
            • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
            • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
            • Anova
            Thermometers
            • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
            • Thermoworks Dot
            • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
            • Thermoworks RT600C
            Beverages
            • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

          #5
          I think if you are comparing cost the PK compares to the 22” Performer Deluxe, or even the 26” kettle. Both the 22” and 26” kettle have more cooking area than the PK. If that doesn’t matter, I would go with the Pitmaster club special on the PK that gets you the cover and the elevated grate for $399.

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          • RonB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 11813
            • Near Richmond VA
            • Weber Performer Deluxe
              SNS
              Pizza insert
              Rotisserie
              Smokenator 1000
              Cookshack Smokette Elite
              2 Thermapens
              Chefalarm
              Dot
              lots of probes.
              CyberQ

            #6
            Well, what do ya like to cook? There are a ton of accessories for the Kettle including pizza makers and a rotisserie. And the SnS makes the Kettle a great smoker. So go with your gut, (or what you want to put in your gut...).

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            • JoeSousa
              Club Member
              • Sep 2016
              • 761
              • Spokane, WA

              #7
              Depends on what you are doing with it. I prefer the PK for direct grilling and the 22 for indirect. Either grill does fine with both though so you won't be limited with either. If I only had 1 charcoal grill it would be a 22 or a 26 but the PK is fun to cook on too.

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              • rickgregory
                Founding Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 423
                • Seattle, WA

                #8
                I can't believe no one has given the obviously correct answer. Both.

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                • tenphases
                  tenphases commented
                  Editing a comment
                  I should have read this before I posted my answer, your the winner!
              • Mark-B
                Club Member
                • Dec 2019
                • 21

                #9
                This one is easy to me. Kettle. I found a Craig’s Weber Performer with small table for $100. I absolutely love this thing. I have smoked brisket, ribs and pulled pork and countless steaks, chicken pieces, etc.. I have the SNS, baskets, rotisserie (least used), and vortex. Note, the small table and extra height made it perfect for me as I had just a regular One touch and was always looking for somewhere to put my thermometer, pans and such. This kettle does it all well and is only limited by your imagination.
                Last edited by Mark-B; March 15th, 2020, 09:10 PM.

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                • au4stree
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2018
                  • 472
                  • Birmingham, AL
                  • Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC), PK360(graphite), Jumbo Joe and PBC. Weber kettle @ the hunting camp.

                  #10
                  If $$’s are the main thing a kettle can be procured for cheap. However, the design of the PK is perfect for indirect, love, love the 4 vents on my 360.

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                  • 70monte
                    70monte commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Me too. I prefer the 360 over the kettle.
                • tenphases
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2016
                  • 181
                  • Jersey City NJ
                  • Humphrey's Pint with Fireboard + Pit Viper
                    Hasty Bake 256 Gourmet Dual Finish
                    Hasty Bake Legacy
                    Camp Chef DLX pellet pooper/sear burner/jerky rack
                    Broil King Keg Kamado
                    Charbroil Kamander
                    Original Pit Barrel Cooker
                    Barrel House Cooker
                    Akorn Kamado with cart
                    WSM 22 with Flame Boss
                    WSM 18.5 with Flame Boss
                    Weber Kettle Performer (with Slow n Sear/Drip n Griddle)
                    Weber Jumbo Joe
                    Weber Smokey Joe
                    Weber Q gasser with stand
                    Blackstone Griddle 22 with stand and lid
                    Blackstone Griddle 36
                    Akorn Kamado jr

                  #11
                  My automatic answer is PK, then i think its an unfair comparison. Then I pause and think if i could only have one grill for the rest of my life...... easy answer performer with sns and a cajun bandit conversion kit is a wayyyyyy better machine than a PK with wsm capacity and still cost less. PK bites the dust not even a comp!

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                  • Old Glory
                    Club Member
                    • Feb 2018
                    • 736
                    • Northshore MA
                    • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
                      XL BGE
                      DCS Gasser
                      Humphrey's Cabinet Smoker
                      Weber Performer

                      Slow & Sear
                      Vortex
                      Ceramic Grill Store Reducer Ring
                      Woo Rig;
                      Adjustable Rig
                      BGE Pizza Stone
                      FireBoard
                      Pit Bull Fan
                      Griddle Store Griddle

                    #12
                    For a little bit more WSCG!

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