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Unread 02-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default My $250 kamado

Last week I posted a thread asking about Primo Kamados because I thought I found a great deal on a used one. It was used by the owner of a small grill store in town and he stopped using it after he switched to one of the pellet grills that he sells. I went back to the store to check it out again and when I took a closer look I realized it wasn't a Primo, but a Chinese knockoff, Comet Kamado. I wasn't really paying attention the first time I saw it and the lighting in the store store was really dim so the dark brown paint looked black, so I assumed it was a Primo. I was a bit discouraged when I realized it wasn't a Primo, but I looked it over and there were no cracks and it was all there, so I offered $250 and walked out with it. It's definitely got some QC issues and the fit and finish is nowhere near that of a BGE, but then again neither was the price. If everything works and it holds heat I'll be happy.

Unfortunately I can't cook on it until tomorrow night, so that's going to have to wait.

Did I throw away $250? Be honest guys, I can take it.
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Unread 02-12-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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I've never heard of that brand. Someone here probably has. It looks like it's in good shape, so you probably didn't throw away your money. You should try to verify what it is made of. A lot of the kamado cookers are clay and can't handle high heat.
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Unread 02-12-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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$250 is a good price. Since your close enough and I am thawing some drummets I'll be over and use it since you can't!

Congrats on the aquisition.
Place off Indiana east of Tyler?
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Unread 02-12-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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$250 is a good price. Since your close enough and I am thawing some drummets I'll be over and use it since you can't!

Congrats on the aquisition.
Place off Indiana east of Tyler?
Just make sure you save me a plate!

I'm just hoping that the price is the redeeming factor here, I wouldn't pay retail for this thing, whatever it was. I don't have the money for a BGE since I'm moving soon but I've always wanted a kamado so I took a chance. We'll see how it pans out. I'm thinking tri-tip tomorrow night to get started.
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Unread 02-12-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
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YouTube - Grilling Test On The Comet Kamado

Looks like $600-$750
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http://www.bbqguys.com/item_name_Met...m_2207109.html
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Unless it explodes when you start using it, I'd say it's a good deal.

While some of the kamado style cookers are imported and QC issues, as far as I know all the ceramics cook very similarly.

I think you did good.

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Ya done good!!!!

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Much cheaper than the Komodo I just bought.



Hope it works out.
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Looks like a pretty good deal to me. Good score!
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Heck of a deal! I love my BGE but I would have bought that!
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Surely a great find! Enjoy!
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For local reference, or perhaps parts.
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/app/2177893495.html
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http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/app/2177893495.html

Thanks again for the info!
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Great score! Can't wait to see what you think about it after you use it
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sounds like a pretty nice score! congrats!
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