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  • NolaPirate
    Club Member
    • Feb 2019
    • 3

    Outdoor kitchen brand overload !!

    Hi y’all, Steve from New Orleans, Louisiana getting ready for Mardi Gras. I joined this site 5 minutes ago and need a little direction about selecting the. Rand and components for my new house (not started construction yet) in my outdoor kitchen. I have been looking at a dozen brands of grills Kalamazoo, Heston, DCS, alfresco blaze and a few more. I am looking for a nice grill to be a central focus as we cook, party and enjoy a view of lake Pontchatrain.

    Where can I find the best unbiased reviews

    i am commotted to a fancy ass grill, rotisserie, power burner and somehow I want to get a griddle in the mix.

    thanks
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6191
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
      > Thermoworks Smoke
      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
      > Thermoworks Thermapen
      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
      > Anova sous vide circulator
      > Searzall torch
      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

    #2
    Welcome from Colorado ... and here's a good place to start: https://amazingribs.com/ratings-reviews

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    • Attjack
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 3963
      • 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

      #3
      Plenty of good reviews on this site. What's your budget?

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      • Attjack
        Club Member
        • Aug 2017
        • 3963
        • 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

        #4
        You can also browse this thread for idea and inspiration.

        https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...-cooking-space

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5347
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit! I grew up in New Orleans. In whT part of the city do you live?

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          • NolaPirate
            Club Member
            • Feb 2019
            • 3

            #6
            I currently live across the lake but will be building in Metairie at the foot of the levee on lake pontchatrain.

            My my budget is good. I am thinking about 35k for all parts of my outdoor kitchen/island 16ft x 23ft

            thanks I will checkout your site suggestions

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            • Jon Liebers
              Club Member
              • May 2018
              • 198

              #7
              welcome and cant get any better than Kalamazoo grills. $$$$$

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              • Donw
                Club Member
                • Jul 2017
                • 3030

                #8
                Welcome from Maryland. I really like what I hear about Kalamazoo, but you can also produce great food on a Craig’s List bargain find. Some other top end grills can give you both the wow factor, and leave some money on the table for other improvements to the outdoor kitchen. Whatever you decide, we would love to see photos of the build and the finished project.

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                • Attjack
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2017
                  • 3963
                  • 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

                  #9
                  With that budget, you should take a look at this griddle. I may end up scoring one but I have yet to use one so I can't give you a review yet. It's an Evo Grill.

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                • Dan Deter
                  Club Member
                  • Jun 2018
                  • 449
                  • Raleigh, NC
                  • Weber Summit S-670
                    Thermapen Mk 4

                  #10
                  Personally, I would get a Weber S-670 gasser, a Yoder YS640 Pellet Grill, and a Blackstone 36" griddle. Still need to add the power burners, but that combination would come in under 7K new, leaving the rest for construction. But that's just me.

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                  • fracmeister
                    fracmeister commented
                    Editing a comment
                    That and the side burners and a charcoal weber (ok and a few others) are what I have!
                • klflowers
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2015
                  • 3216
                  • Tennessee

                  #11
                  Welcome to the pit. I need a budget like that...

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                  • Dan Deter
                    Dan Deter commented
                    Editing a comment
                    I know, right?

                  • Dan Deter
                    Dan Deter commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Actually, when I add up all I need to do on house and property before SWMBO would countenance the cookers, I probably need about 3x that budget...

                  • klflowers
                    klflowers commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Exactly. If I bring another cooker to the house before doing some work, I had better be able to sleep in it.
                • NapMaster
                  Club Member
                  • Jan 2019
                  • 589
                  • Denham Springs, LA
                  • WebberSummitGold6burnerLP, ShotGunSmoker

                    Avid Armor Vacuum Sealer

                  #12
                  First, welcome. I'm just west of you in Denham Springs.

                  Second, I no advice for you on the components. Other here will certainly help you as best the can. AR is an excellent group.

                  Third: while I know it is nice to envision your space with all sorts of cooking equipment. In my opinion I would want to use the space for a few months before I decide on final placement or the equipment that I purchased. You never know how the rain will fall, how the wind will blow, where the smoke will go, how many people will fit, until you actually use the space. Built ins are just that. Once in place, that is it, unless you can crap cash on demand. I've been trying to master the latter with poor results.

                  Anyway, good luck with your build and don't be a stranger on AR. Excellent, smart, experienced folks here.

                  Rhett

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                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 12689
                    • Near Richmond VA
                    • Weber Performer Deluxe
                      SNS
                      Pizza insert
                      Rotisserie
                      Smokenator 1000
                      Cookshack Smokette Elite
                      2 Thermapens
                      Chefalarm
                      Dot
                      lots of probes.
                      CyberQ

                    #13
                    Welcome to The Pit Steve.

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                    • ComfortablyNumb
                      Club Member
                      • May 2017
                      • 3232
                      • Northeast Washington
                      • KBQ C-60
                        PK360
                        Thermoworks Smoke
                        Thermoworks Thermopop
                        Thermoworks Dot

                      #14
                      Welcome to the Pit from NE Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun.

                      If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like.

                      For jokes, go to this thread.

                      Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here.

                      We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

                      As to your question, most of us don't put that into our kitchens. However we'll help the best we can and would love to live vicariously through yours. I Googled 'high end kitchens' and found a few more.

                      https://brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com/

                      https://danver.com/

                      http://www.justluxe.com/best-of-luxu...que_brands.php

                      And, just for JimLinebarger and JoeSousa : https://alderwoodlandscaping.com/outdoor-kitchen/

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                      • FireMan
                        Charter Member
                        • Jul 2015
                        • 7674
                        • Bottom of Winnebago

                        #15
                        Welcome! I do not own one but the Kalamazoo Hybrid is just that, a hybrid, wood burner, gas, charcoal. It looks like a marvelous piece of equipment. What ever trips your trigger, you can do it. Rick Bayless has one & uses it for his out door videos. Deeply check it out. It appears to be the finest on the market.

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