I have an Akorn that I use quite a bit. As stated above, very efficient and versatile. I have done 15 hour cooks on there several times, with lump left over for another shorter cook at a later date. Plus it has the upper rack. Great for baked potatoes when roasting a whole chicken or pork roast.
I also have a few kettles. If forced to choose, it would be the Akorn.
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Large UDS, Small UDS, CG Akorn, NB Bandera, NB Black Diamond, Home Built Offset, Vision Classic Kamado, Green Mountain Daniel Boone, Weber Gasser, Smokey Mountain Cabinet, and several Weber kettles of various sizes.