So is this mostly confirmed that it is only showing up at the roadshow Costco's? Doesnt seem like many people have had actual luck finding this particular model, and more odd than anything else is that its item code BBQ07c or whatever isnt showing up in any database as even existing outsite of the post made here on slickys.
Traeger is a much better pure smoker. Kamado is a descent grill and a somewhat sub par smoker just due to design. But it will allow you to grill as well so I guess up to you. I just want a smoker only.
I see a lot of this in the BBQ community--you know, lots of talk about how if you're not building your own fire out in the woods to cook meat you killed with your bare hands, you're cheating. Some of us are looking for a set-it-and-forget-it approach that still results in good quality BBQ, and that's what the Traeger is for.
Snobbery in the BBQ world? Get out.
Next you'll tell me that there are people who think that Kansas City/Texas/Carolina/Memphis/.... is the ONLY way to BBQ.
I got my BBQ start on a (gasp) electric smoker that (gasp) only used chips, no whole wood. It turned out enough good food to get me hooked.
Still at my Costco. In fact, they were down to 3 and now they have 8.
However, the price is now $499 not $399. Costco does not normally play price games but it is what it is. Seems to be semi permanent item, but why they jacked the price back up $100 bucks I have no idea.
Also, during the road show the sales guy tried to hide this model. In fact, I did not see it. I was told by another guy there that the sales guy did not make commissions on the Costco model...only the road show models.
Which would explain why he pushed the Junior so hard at $299 and suggested I get the digital later rather than point me to the BBQ07C.
I would agree with everyone that says Traeger is entry. There are much better ones out there today, but it is still a solid product with a good warranty. If you have $1000 budget get a Rek Tek or a Yoder...Daniel Boon would not be a bad choice either. If you have a $1500 get the Mak.
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