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3 NEW Gear Reviews: Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado; Cuisinart 360 Griddle; Hestan Cue Smart System

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  • Huskee
    Pit Boss/Manager
    • May 2014
    • 13909
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    3 NEW Gear Reviews: Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado; Cuisinart 360 Griddle; Hestan Cue Smart System


    3 NEW Gear Reviews: Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado; Cuisinart 360 Griddle; Hestan Cue Smart System



    Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado, by Max Good
    https://amazingribs.com/egg-or-kamad...-deluxe-kamado
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    Cuisinart 360 Griddle, by Paul Sidoriak
    https://amazingribs.com/grill-griddl...-center-review


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    Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System, by Paul Sidoriak
    https://amazingribs.com/hestan-cue-s...-system-review

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  • treesmacker
    Club Member
    • May 2018
    • 629
    • Grants Pass OR
      • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
      • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
      • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

    #2
    I kinda like that Cuisinart 360 griddle. Its $197 at Walmart. Might be a nice addition to my only cooker which is now a Rec Tec Pellet grill. I would love to be able to cook bacon outside, quick sear, and just have quick gas cooking - never tried a smash burger either - maybe this could do it all.

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 9123
      • East Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
        Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
        Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
        Weber Smokey Joe Gold
        Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
        Vortex
        Maverick ET-732 White
        Maverick ET-732 Copper
        2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
        Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
        Thermoworks Timestick
        Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
        B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
        B & B Pellets

      #3
      Where's all the grease going on that griddle?

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      • Attjack
        Attjack commented
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        There's a circular drip tray around the outer edge.
    • Attjack
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 3223
      • 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
      I'm not sure I would characterize the Cuisinart 360 Griddle as innovation considering it's a rip-off of the EVO grill. Maybe it's the better buy out of the two but copys aren't innovation in my book

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      • treesmacker
        treesmacker commented
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        Agreed about innovation, but the EVO grills I saw are 20X the cost of this Cuisinart. I was impressed by the Cuisinart price, and my wife likes the griddle also, so I just ordered one to pick up from Walmart. I'll pick it up on Monday. I would guess it is made in China, so I thought get it now, before tarrifs kick in - we'll see about price and quality if it is a good deal. I figure for $200, not a lot to lose if it is not the greatest. I do like its size; will be perfect for us.

      • treesmacker
        treesmacker commented
        Editing a comment
        Also, I figured I could count on 4 star Gold review by Paul Sidoriak. And, I did order through the link in the review to support AR website.
        Last edited by treesmacker; May 27th, 2019, 01:55 PM. Reason: Edited to correct name of reviewer.
    • treesmacker
      Club Member
      • May 2018
      • 629
      • Grants Pass OR
        • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
        • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
        • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

      #5
      I picked up my Cuisinart 360 Griddle at Walmart tonight. I unpacked it and here are my observations so far. It is Made in China - per the marking on the box. Well packaged and nothing appears to be damaged. Everything looks and feels very well constructed - so far I'm impressed with the build quality. The most important part, the griddle surface is impressive - heavy weight, I weighed it and it is 18 pounds; the metal is about 1/8 inch thick; three V-shaped supports are welded to the underside in a equilateral triangle shape; the rolled edge is super and adds a lot to the strength; the surface has a texture much like the inside of lodge CI I recently purchased.

      So, I'm excited to get it set up and cooking. I have tomorrow off, so will be assembling, seasoning, and trying it out by dinner hour. Stay tuned for more review and pics.

      A final note: I don't normally shop at Walmart, so for this experience I would give them a 4 out of 5 rating. Their online ordering was very easy and convenient. I ordered on Wednesday the 15th for in-store pickup. They responded quickly saying it was ready for pickup and requested I pick it up by the 23rd. I arrived there today, the 19th, and entered my name into the touchscreen system and it asked me to watch the monitor for updates. I waited about 10 minutes and didn't see anything on the monitor. So I pressed the button for help and waited about five more minutes. Nobody came. Then, I looked up and discovered a large TV screen mounted about 6 feet above the touchscreen monitor that I thought I was supposed to watch. It said that I had checked in, and that I had requested help. At this point, I went to customer service for help. The representative called back and talked with someone - he informed me it was coming and would be just a few minutes. So, all together it took about 25 minutes to pick it up.

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      • treesmacker
        Club Member
        • May 2018
        • 629
        • Grants Pass OR
          • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
          • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
          • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

        #6
        Cuisinart 360 update... easy to assemble, about an hour. Seasoned and first cook - bacon followed by burgers. So far, I love it. A bit of a learning curve, and it was rather windy and cool today which interfered with temps a bit (they do recommend not to use it in windy conditions, but so I did anyway). Sorry no pics of the burgers - had to get them out of the wind and ate them up. That is a pound of bacon on there. Drip system is great. Click image for larger version  Name:	20190520_201820.jpg Views:	1 Size:	3.49 MB ID:	682438Click image for larger version  Name:	20190520_185725.jpg Views:	1 Size:	4.06 MB ID:	682440Click image for larger version  Name:	20190520_185743.jpg Views:	1 Size:	2.76 MB ID:	682441Click image for larger version  Name:	20190520_202802.jpg Views:	1 Size:	3.89 MB ID:	682439

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        • treesmacker
          Club Member
          • May 2018
          • 629
          • Grants Pass OR
            • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
            • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
            • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

          #7
          Memorial Day pancakes on the Cuisinart 360...
          And, I agree with Paul Sidoriak 4 star "Gold" rating for this griddle. Pancakes came out perfect first try. Egg also!

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          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            Beauty!
        • treesmacker
          Club Member
          • May 2018
          • 629
          • Grants Pass OR
            • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
            • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
            • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

          #8
          DON'T JUST READ THE SAFETY RULES! FOLLOW THEM!
          I broke the rule with my Cuisinart 360. Didn't pay much attention while lighting it, and smelled gas, so shut it off and started over. I didn't follow their advice to wait five minutes if that happened. Got a big blast of flame in 360 degree circle. Instantly curled every hair on my left arm, up to my short shirt sleeve. Pew does that stink! Luckily, I thought a small burst might happen, so I kept my face away. My wife heard the concussion from inside the house and came out to see what happened. She's claiming I'm grounded from using the cooker for three weeks . And, No I wasn't even drinking - completely sober and still performed this dumb act.

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          • Attjack
            Attjack commented
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            Damn. I'm glad you still have eyebrows.

          • treesmacker
            treesmacker commented
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            Attjack ... exactly what I was thinking!
        • nschklair
          Former Member
          • Jun 2019
          • 1

          #9
          Does anyone have access to larger quantities of unusual smoke woods. In Florida here, we have Black Jack Oak (fantastic wood), wild cherry, orange wood (and other citrus), Florida Hickory, North Florida Pecan, Florida Maple (very hard wood different from northern maple varieties. I'm looking to get some of the fruit woods we don't have such as pear, apricot, olive, etc. Anyone with an idea how to get it?

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          • treesmacker
            Club Member
            • May 2018
            • 629
            • Grants Pass OR
              • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
              • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
              • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

            #10
            Cuisinart 360 Griddle - I paid $197 and I think that was a good deal... now is $178 with free delivery at Walmart - I think that is an exceptional price for the quality of this griddle.
            https://www.walmart.com/ip/360-Cente...eter/266164586

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            Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

            maverick PT55 thermometer

            A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

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            Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

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            The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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

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            The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

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            Their NK22CK-C 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 NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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            G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

            Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

            If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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            GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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            Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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            Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

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            PK 360 grill

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            The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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            Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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            Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

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