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Vision Grills Classic Diamond Cut B-Series Kamado Grill $350 In Store YMMV

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Been watching for this to come down all summer, finally marked down today from $579 to $349.61.

Price was available for online order of in-store pickup through their website and updated the price when I checked other stores who had it in stock. Does not appear to be available for delivery of an online order. Screenshot attached of my local store and the other locations around me that have it in stock. When I switched from Lincoln to Omaha the price adjusted for their local price.

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What stores have it in stock? Couldn't find a way to order online.
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I didn't post that very clearly. It was available online for in store pickup. I was only looking at my local store so I wasn't looking for delivery options. I'll change the description.
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Serious question - is this a k-jo knock off? Would it be like buyin a charbroil instead of a Weber (as an example)?
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Shows 399 for me, still not a bad price
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Serious question - is this a k-jo knock off? Would it be like buyin a charbroil instead of a Weber (as an example)?
Yes, this is similar to a Kamado Joe. The Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker is made of steel, while this is made of ceramic like the Kamado Joe, BGE, Etc. It appears it fell to $299 last year in September.
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Serious question - is this a k-jo knock off? Would it be like buyin a charbroil instead of a Weber (as an example)?
It's similar to KJ. There are a couple factories in China that make ceramic kamados. You'll find their products are all pretty similar.

KJ and BGE are the better brands to buy. But something like this vision for 1/3rd the price is pretty solid.
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Always wanted one of these, but after getting a wood pellet grill, and seeing how great stuff cooks on that, I just dont need one of these anymore.
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Got one. Thanks!
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Always wanted one of these, but after getting a wood pellet grill, and seeing how great stuff cooks on that, I just dont need one of these anymore.
They each have their place. I have a traeger and its awesome for a lot of stuff but I've had this grill screaming at like 700 degrees for steaks. Cant do that with a pellet grill. A great patio has both this and a traeger on it.
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I have the Cadet (mini) version of this grill. I like it overall, but I had difficulty getting the temperature past 400 degrees. I think it's a design flaw where there is not enough airflow, because if I take out the ash tray temps can get up to 550. Might just be an issue specific to the Cadet. Does everything else really well though. Overall I'm happy with it though and $350 for this is about as low as the Vision kamados of this size go.
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Always wanted one of these, but after getting a wood pellet grill, and seeing how great stuff cooks on that, I just dont need one of these anymore.
Been there done that, upgraded to ceramic it's simply in a league of its own.
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Serious question - is this a k-jo knock off? Would it be like buyin a charbroil instead of a Weber (as an example)?
I own both a vision classic and a kj. I bought the vision from costco as my first kamado. It's awesome. The kj I bought a couple years later. It's like driving a regular car vs a luxury car on a road trip. Both will get you there, bot one a is a more enjoyable ride with more features and better overall quality. My vision classic still works great and I still use it if we have a large party or I need to run 2 diffrent Temps. Both companies have honored the warranty above and beyond. Both will do 225 for 24 hrs on a single load of charcoal or hit 800 plus for steaks. This is like 1/4 the cost of a new kj so its a great deal if you can find it.
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Shows $399 for me too.
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Serious question - is this a k-jo knock off? Would it be like buyin a charbroil instead of a Weber (as an example)?
I wouldn't call it a knock-off but rather, a budget competitor. The K-jo and BGE have a few options (like spring assisted lid lift) that this doesn't offer, but as far as cooking capability, they're very competitive. Most BGE and K-Jo accessories work with the Vision Grill, because they're virtually identical in design of the cooking chamber.

I bought a Vision Grill on the Sams Club clearance last year, and there's no way I'd pay 2-3x as much for a BGE or K-Jo. I've used both (BGE extensively, because my Father in Law has one), and the differences aren't worth $150, let alone $500+. I'd pay full retail for a Vision before considering a BGE or K-Joe.

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Always wanted one of these, but after getting a wood pellet grill, and seeing how great stuff cooks on that, I just dont need one of these anymore.
As someone else said, it's a whole different experience. I went from a homebuilt charcoal smoker (Ugly Drum Smoker if you want to Google), and then bought a pellet grill (Green Mountain Grills Jim Boone), and wasn't happy with the pellet. It just doesn't smoke the same way a "real" smoker does. It's a great compromise between a propane BBQ and a smoker, but if you like smoke flavor, I found it to come up short, even when paired with smoking accessories like pellet tubes. I bought one of these grills and I haven't used my pellet grill in over a year now. This gives the ease of the pellet with the taste of meat smoked with chunks that I love.

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I have the Cadet (mini) version of this grill. I like it overall, but I had difficulty getting the temperature past 400 degrees. I think it's a design flaw where there is not enough airflow, because if I take out the ash tray temps can get up to 550. Might just be an issue specific to the Cadet. Does everything else really well though. Overall I'm happy with it though and $350 for this is about as low as the Vision kamados of this size go.
I had the same issue with my full size vision. It's mostly a learning curve, at least on the bigger grills. After figuring out how to get it to work the way I wanted, I added a BBQ Controller (thermometer with a fan that connects to your air intake) and it's a brilliant performer. Set it and forget it. My temps stay within 2-3 degrees of the set point from 200-500 degrees (and higher I'm sure, except my temp probes are only rated to 500 degrees), and the thermometer works on wifi with both an app and web interface, so I'm not tied to bluetooth or a manual thermometer. Now I can run to Home Depot and still monitor my smoke session.


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Been there done that, upgraded to ceramic it's simply in a league of its own.
Agreed wholeheartedly. There's no comparison. My pellet has been collecting dust for a year and it'll go up for sale next spring.

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I own both a vision classic and a kj. I bought the vision from costco as my first kamado. It's awesome. The kj I bought a couple years later. It's like driving a regular car vs a luxury car on a road trip. Both will get you there, bot one a is a more enjoyable ride with more features and better overall quality. My vision classic still works great and I still use it if we have a large party or I need to run 2 diffrent Temps. Both companies have honored the warranty above and beyond. Both will do 225 for 24 hrs on a single load of charcoal or hit 800 plus for steaks. This is like 1/4 the cost of a new kj so its a great deal if you can find it.
I have the Vision Classic and have used KJ and BGE significantly. I mostly agree with your assessment. I find them to cook virtually identically, and the quality of the grill itself is virtually identical. My FIL's BGE's options are better (stand, side stands, assisted lift, etc), but they cook near identically.

I don't know that I'd go quite to the luxury/standard comparison. I'd say it's more like a minivan with a power sliding door vs one without. The one without comes with leather and wood-grained dash, but it's a lesser quality on both of those trim options than the ones you can add to the one with the power door. However, you have to buy them separately with the powered one, and they're included with the more budget one. As far as powertrain, reliability, and driving experience, both are pretty equal.
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