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Unread 06-18-2013, 02:10 PM   #31
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I bet Weber is entirely capable of putting out a product like this, at a reasonable price. If they did it at 1k even, I bet they would be taking a LOT of sales from the competition. That said, I have been looking for some Weber parts at the big boxes lately. They tend to have 1 ceramic, and 20-40 other charcoal grills, propane grills, and various BBQ pits. It is a pretty small market. Add to that the idea that the ceramic is supposed to be a multi-tasker, while Weber knows that most Weber owners have several (a charcoal grill, a propane grill, and often a smoker) - why kill the goose?
At $7,499.00, it wouldn't be hard.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 06:26 PM   #32
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Viking used to make one for about 1/2 of that - but that was still way more than the market could bear. I was just betting that if Weber made one out of SS and priced it directly against the BGE, the masses would respond. Weber cast aluminum is a better product that 95% of the SS grills out there - but Joe Public wants SS at $1k.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #33
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Just because they could do it doesn't mean they should. It doesn't seem to fit their brand.
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I haven't read through all the responses but I believe part of Kamado Joe's reasoning for his response could be the hopes that Weber would buy them. Why else would he recommend that Weber compete with him...???
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Maybe they'll truly innovate and get into both the pellet market and insulated cookers all in one fell swoop with a pellet pooping insulated keg/egg style cooker!
Already done.

http://blackolivegrill.com/products/pellet-grill-l/
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