Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Front Shelf Accessory on MAK 2 Star

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Front Shelf Accessory on MAK 2 Star

    Hello All, I am considering purchasing some accessories for my MAK, provided there is a Memorial Day weekend sale and am considering the front shelf. Has anyone purchased it and not liked it? Once concern about the shelf is that a bunch of gunk builds up where it abuts the front panel. I have been looking online at many posts, but don’t see many of the front shelves on the grill. Any thoughts are appreciated!

    #2
    Welcome to the talking side of the pit! I’m going to follow your thread because I have the same questions and was thinking about getting a shelf and sear grate if there is a good sale.

    Comment


      #3
      Thanks glitchy! I’ve been lurking for too long.

      Comment


        #4
        Welcome to the posting side of The Pit.

        Comment


          #5
          Hello from NW Oregon,
          Happy Grilling to you and PBR too

          Comment


            #6
            Generally Big Poppa Smokers will run the same % off accessories that MAK does and sometimes off the grills themselves and sometimes they will also do double points both do something generally 2x a year, unless MAK is making a model change then they kinda do a "clearance" sale on the grills of course. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for double points, since I have a pretty darn big purchase to make this week...

            As to the shelf, dunno... I see quite a few folks enjoying it but more for a tin foil roll holder as opposed to paper towel roll holder though, and that makes sense to me... Personally I've always found the 2 Stars hopper and (temp dependent) warming box to be adequate for most of my cooks as staging areas for cook ware or whatever. Like you I wonder about keeping that gap clean, but the shelf drops down I think? So should be just as easy to clean.

            The sear grate however is in my sights. I liked the after market grillgrates with my MAK for searing except the slid around so much, the MAK ones are very nice but pricey at non-sale price.

            Comment


              #7
              , Thanks for your input. Never thought of using the holder for foil; pretty good idea! Interesting you and glitchy are both looking at the sear grate. I thought the aftermarket grill grates would slide as well, which is why I didn’t ever get those. Guess I’m going to add the sear grate to the consideration list as well...fingers crossed for double points and discounts abound! It sounds like you’re likely getting something pretty cool this weekend!

              Comment


                #8
                I've got the front shelf on my MAK 2 Star and wouldn't go without one. It's just too handy when sliding out meats onto sheets or for wrapping. I've never seen any gunk build up between the shelf and smoker.
                Last edited by Damascus Duck; May 25, 2021, 10:00 AM. Reason: typo

                Comment


                  #9
                  +1 on the above. I have the front shelf and use it all the time. No problems with gunk other than the usual occasional drip when loading/unloading using it. Mine came with a towel holder that goes underneath, but I do not use it - having a roll of towels on it blocks the front cabinet door (optional door, so you may not have that). I also have the sear grates, but do not use those either, preferring the searing capabilities of my gasser or flattop griddle.

                  Just FYI - I heard that MAK is having a 15% off Memorial Day weekend sale on accessories.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Thanks all for the feedback. Gonna get the shelf. The 15% off is what’s prompting me to get a bunch of new accessories (more racks, door, shelf) I too have a gasser, but am tempted to also try the sear grates. GolfGeezer, do the searing grates seem like a novelty and just add grill marks or do they actually help build any crust?

                    Comment


                    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
                      ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
                      Editing a comment
                      I use a cast iron pan for proteins I want a crust on, but the searing grates add a few more options. I can get grill marks with the stock grates, but it's more consistent and a deeper sear with the thicker MAK grates or an aftermarket brand. But if I buy what I think I'm gonna buy this weekend, no one will take advise from me when it comes to MAK accessories lol...

                    • glitchy
                      glitchy commented
                      Editing a comment
                      ItsAllGoneToTheDogs Are you buying a 3 star now?

                    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
                      ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
                      Editing a comment
                      glitchy I did think about it, but with just the wife and I... it's a bit too much grill. Just contemplating buying the most over priced MAK accessory

                    #11
                    So I just saw that MAK has posted the 15% off accessories this weekend with the code: memorialday. I am going to get the shelf and the sear grate. If I don’t like the grate, I may post it for sale later in the year.

                    Comment


                      #12
                      Thanks for asking the question. I have a 2-Star on order and added the shelf. I liked the one I had on my old Traeger, so I assumed I'd like it on the MAK. But it's good to hear that others find it useful.

                      Comment

                      Announcement

                      Collapse
                      No announcement yet.
                      Working...
                      X
                      false
                      0
                      Guest
                      500
                      ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
                      false
                      false
                      {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
                      Yes
                      Rubs Promo

                      Spotlight

                      These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                      These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                      Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                      A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


                      The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

                      kamado grill
                      Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

                      Click here for our article on this exciting cooker



                      Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

                      Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


                      Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                      The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
                      Click here for our review of this superb smoker


                      Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


                      The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

                      Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                      The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


                      Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

                      Click here for more about what makes this grill special


                      Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

                      We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
                      Click here for our review on this unique smoker


                      Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


                      This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

                      Click here to read our detailed review