View Full Version : Who has one of these?

08-26-2011, 02:51 PM
Was in Home Depot today a saw a 26" kettle built by Masterbuilt. Priced right at $89.00. Kind of neat, used the ash catcher to put newspaper in to start the charcoal. Wondering if any Brethren had one and what they thought.

08-26-2011, 03:16 PM
One of my coworkers has one of these with the Kingsford branding on it. In my opinion, its an excellent deal. I have not cooked on it myself, but I have been around while he's cooking on it. My initial observations of it are good. If I wanted a 26" kettle I'd definitely consider one for the price. It's not quite as heavy-duty as the Weber equivalent but it is porcelain coated. My friend keeps his in his garage and it still looks great after about 2 years of regular use...

Dirt Road BBQ
08-26-2011, 03:31 PM
I have one and hate it. For grilling it is ok, forget trying to cook indirect. Thin metal, ill fitting parts and cheap/crappy dampers make it hard to control temps (too hot). Buy a weber kettle you will be much better off.