Weber has a huge market share of the grill industry. They make great products and have customer service that rocks. I can understand a company that just crushes what they do wanting to just keep crushing it because the system works and makes them lots of money. Trying to roll out a new product line where the costs are much higher than current products can turn out to be a bust and takes a lot of planning, money and marketing.
All that being said I agree with the statement made by Kamodo Joe's president. And I have to call a little BS on Weber where they said “and while they have a small and enthusiastic following, most outdoor grilling enthusiasts find them too expensive and too complicated to use". A very large portion of their gas grills are quite expensive. Maybe not complicated to use but expensive. You can easily blow $600-$2000 and more on their gas grills.
Without statistical evidence I will say that there are lots of egg/kamado/primo/ceramic lovers out there that would love to see an offering from Weber. Hell I'd buy one and I bet many others would too. We might not see one immediately, but I'll bet they will make one.
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Last edited by fnbish; 03-05-2013 at 11:12 PM..