I've used the K-Comp many times with no problems at all.
I didn't see any info on your cooking equipment or technique. An airflow problem could be to blame. The difference between a hot clean-burning fire and a choked off dirty fire will make a world of difference.
Weber 22.5" Performer
Weber 22.5" One Touch Gold Kettle
Weber 18.5" One Touch Silver "Guinness" Kettle
Weber Genesis gasser
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