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  • Mark E.
    Former Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 112
    • Nolensville, TN

    Ceramic Akorn

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Char-Grille...ill/1000365009

    Anyone own one of these?

    M.
  • Huskee
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    My brother in law does, he loves it. Can't help you myself though.

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    • Attjack
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      https://amazingribs.com/grill-smoker...do-akorn-grill

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      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4819

        #4
        The Acorn and the ceramic kamado are not the same.

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        • Attjack
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          My bad.
      • Mark E.
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        • Nov 2017
        • 112
        • Nolensville, TN

        #5
        Yeah this break from what we all have come to accept as the norm. Akorn=steelclad. Not anymore.
        I have "peeps" that want to try a ceramic Kamado but are gun-shy at the money outlay. This might do it for some of them.

        This is new, so I imagine more opinions will come out if a presence starts to exist among us buyers.

        M.

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        • LA Pork Butt
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          Actually it has been around for a while. I believe for at least 5 years.
      • LA Pork Butt
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        • Dec 2014
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        • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

        #6
        Mark E. I went back up to the link an looked at the Kamado. It does look like the Acorn, but the price is twice that of an Acorn. I then went to theChar-Griller website and the cooker at Lowe’s isn’t listed.

        Here is a thought for your friends. The metal Acorn with cost almost $300. In my area you can get an outfitted Big Green Egg on sale for $950. If they like the Acorn the life expectancy is limited. Replacing it or bumping up to a ceramic will be added on to their original purchase. If they bought a ceramic first and didn’t like it they could sell it and recoup 1/2 - 3/4 of their original investment.

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        • kamadoRob
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          • Nov 2017
          • 225
          • Brighton, CO
          • Chargriller Acorn
            Maverick ET-732

          #7
          I have the metal-clad Acorn. It has lasted just over 4 years so far but the bottom ash pan and lower body are starting to rust through. It won't be long before I have to replace it. Ceramic will last for ever with a few replacement parts now and then. My next Kamado will definitely be ceramic. I haven't seen this one yet...
          Last edited by kamadoRob; January 19, 2018, 10:54 AM. Reason: Correcting typo

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          • Troutman
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            • Aug 2017
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            #8
            When it comes to outdoor environments, as well as high heat conditions, you pays for what you gets and you gets what you pay for ...... that's all I have to say.

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            • Max Good
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              • Jun 2014
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              #9
              If you want a ceramic kamado in that price range, look for deals on Vision and Pit Boss.

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              • Argoboy
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                • Apr 2016
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                • Southern Ontario 70 miles from Detroit

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ID:	850460​ ​​​​​​​About a month at my Akron egg was blown off the deck and damaged, I got it out of the shed today and repaired it, it still has a dent I the lid but that gives it some character I think. These eggs are inexpensive and made with soft steel that easily bends back into place, the paint is thin and they do rust even if you keep it covered. I am cooking with it as I write this. I plan to get a new one and I think it will be a Primo as they are made in the US.
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                • Argoboy
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                  I had a lot of trouble getting my pictures to load this time? I see I have one twice, sorry. It did not ask size either small, med or large?

                • tenphases
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                  Heads up Primo got bought out, production might not be US much longer

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