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  • Falcofr
    Club Member
    • Jan 2020
    • 7

    #16
    After the journey that you have been through recently, I am so happy for you (and your wife).

    Now you can just focus on creating some excellent food for you and family!

    At the end of the day that is really what this is all about.

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    • BarryT
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 17

      #17
      I'm trying to decide between the sear box and the sidekick w/grill box. Long term I'd like to get the pizza oven. You didn't seem to be impressed with the sear box. Has that changed?

      Barry

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      • willxfmr
        willxfmr commented
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        I have the sear box on my DLX 24, and if you're looking to buy one, I'll sell you mine cheap. I have tried using it a dozen times or so, but always ended up frustrated by it. The main issue I have is trying to get any sort of consistent temp at the cooking surface. I have tried lower flame settings, pre-heating for up to 30 minutes, but have never been happy with how it performs. The last time I used it, I took the propane tank off of it, and used the rest of the tank for my garage heater.
    • glitchy
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 425
      • Central IA
      • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
        Weber Summit Charcoal
        Oklahoma Joe Highland
        Weber Spirit E-330
        Weber Q100
        Fireboard w/Drive

      #18
      Originally posted by BarryT View Post
      I'm trying to decide between the sear box and the sidekick w/grill box. Long term I'd like to get the pizza oven. You didn't seem to be impressed with the sear box. Has that changed?

      Barry
      BarryT I'm far from qualified to help you make that call. I've used mine a grand total of 5 minutes. I was not WOW'd for sure, but I may not have let it warm up long enough or somehow otherwise used it incorrectly. It worked fine, I was sort of expecting a crazy and fast sear with 700-900 degree advertised temps.

      Depending on what other cookers you have, the sidekick would definitely be more versatile. I didn't have much interest in a griddle or a pizza oven so I chose the sear box just to reverse sear and am waiting for GrillGrates to decide more how I feel about it's performance. There's a lot to be said for the all over sear a flat top can provide to cover the reverse searing with the sidekick as well.
      Last edited by glitchy; March 2nd, 2020, 03:19 PM.

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      • jfmorris
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        A friend in Orlando with the Woodwind got Grillgrates on my recommendation, and is much happier with the sear box now than he was before.
    • BarryT
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 17

      #19
      Thanks, I hope you will keep writing about your experiences. I cook more pizza than steaks, but I also have a small metal wood fired oven for that. That is not a quick method so I bake indoors on a stone in really cold weather or directly on my Weber gas grill if I'm in a hurry in milder weather. So I don't "need" another pizza oven, but it would be nice.

      Barry

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      • jfmorris
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        I think the extra $200 they want for the sidekick with its griddle is pretty steep. The 14" Campchef stoves start at $110 list price, and work with all the same accessories. The main advantage would be having it in the same footprint as the Woodwind I suppose. If you have a Weber gas grill and a pizza oven already... I would be tempted to just get the Woodwind with NO sear box or side kick, just the side table, and save the cash. You already have a good gas grill for searing and more.

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    The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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    Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

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