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ID:	828716 I have an RT700 and use it 90% of the time. I can run it at 180 for heavy smoke crank it up to 550 to crisp chicken or whatever, or tun it anywhere in between. I have a Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill for searing, ($95 at local home store) or us a cast iron grill or pan As another searing option. I absolutely love the RT700.

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  • Nate
    I’m not sure what you mean by short cooks? Can you elaborate? Pellet cookers are not really searing machines (the exception may be the camp chef woodwind as they have an attachment).

    You are going to get a more delicate smoke profile with a pellet than a COS. Just be aware of that.

    I appreciate the desire to have something that “looks cool” but is that the only reason you are considering the Rectec over other options?

    Are you open to other fuel sources?

    I almost exclusively use my pellet cooker. My gasser, charcoal, and stick burner have all taken a back seat... a lot of it is because of my schedule and the convenience the pellet cooker offers... bacon, chicken, no flip burgers, steak, chops, butts, ribs, veggies, etc... if I need to sear I either toss it in my cast iron or I use a torch or Searzall.

    You aren’t too horribly far from Holland Michigan. You could drive up there and pickup a Silverbac...

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  • shush
    If by short cooks you mean, high temp work, (I have the RT-680) I find it doesn't quite keep up. I have grill grates as well, but really only used them once. The 700 _may_ have a better range, but if you are looking for a 'grill' and a 'smoker', this may not be the right choice. I am sure others will provide comments as well.

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  • jtyoder
    started a topic Budget constraint debacle. Need input!

    Budget constraint debacle. Need input!

    I’ve really been jonesing for a RecTec RT-700 but, for me, it’s really at the extreme high end of my budget so I don’t think I can add any option packages. Would I still be needing another grill then for short cooks? I don’t have room to keep the COS grill I have and the RecTec, due to space, so I kind of need one grill that handles both smokes and short cooks. I just really dig the looks of the RT-700.


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