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  1. WilliamTell

    Delivery person throws package

    You had a damaged package years ago that was replaced free of charge by the vendor. A few days ago you ordered a t-shirt and didn't like how they dropped the box it was in on the porch. Then you took the time, effort, and energy to try to file a complaint and post about it on the internet. I would personaly ban you as a customer for life. Dead serious.
  2. WilliamTell

    Delivery person throws package

    I get the hissy fit if it was a mail order pet, or family heirloom that someone shipped to you. But if it isn't broken or if the delivery driver didnt maliciously try to damage it, whats the outrage about? I look at it like trying to piss off your waiter, if you ever expect to eat there again you have very little to gain from filing a report.
  3. WilliamTell

    Delivery person throws package

    If you think that the big 3 package delivery services care about your box like it was one of there own and it should be gently handled with silken gloves? You live in a very, special world. You think the manufacturer in China who trucked it to the dock is handling it gently? You think the people who stuffed it into a shipping container handled it gently? You think the people unloading it state side handled it gently? You think the order pickers who work in the warehouse and picking hundreds of orders each hour are handling it gently? You think the massive machines and conveyor system are? You think those guys who load and unload the plane and truck are gently handling each box? From the moment you order it online those boxes are loaded and unloaded at least 4 or 5 times by the time it reaches your front porch. The guy dropping it two feet on your front porch is about the gentlest it been handled in the entire time. Hate to break it to you, but santa claus isnt real either.
  4. WilliamTell

    Delivery person throws package

    Stop being a cry baby. Ups, FedEx, USPS process millions of packages a day. If you ever make it to their warehouse or distribution center you will see the speed at which boxes move on the belt as they are automatically sorted. I saw a video years ago and it was 35 miles per hour, probably faster now days. So if you are worried about someone tossing a package on your porch suck it up buttercup.
  5. WilliamTell

    Team Red v Team Green

    For the record. My yeti cups get zero use these days and sit at the back of the cabinet. Now days I have so many Ozark trail cups / ccozies / closable lids / jugsI can't even understand why I paid 70 bucks for two yeti cups and watched easily 6 hours of videos over 1 cup losing ice at 15 hours and 2 minutes and another one at 15 hours and 5 minutes. It's a freaking cup. Much like a clay pot is like another clay pot.
  6. WilliamTell

    Team Red v Team Green

    It's annoying. Ignore it. They are high priced luxury items (compared to a traditional kettles/grills) and we all have to go through a long mental process to justify to ourselves and sometimes wife why we are choosing a specific brand. So when we reach a conclusion everyone else is a flamming idiot if they didn't make the same exact choice. Cars, trucks,boats, mowers, riding mowers,FREAKING COOLERS!!! houses, lot size, clothing, watches, baseball bats, gloves, blah blah blah blah. It's an endless list. Just ignore it. With that said, I will gladly give props to early adopters of kj. Heck even bge. When there isn't alot of history of a brand (or cooking style) out there it takes a bit of gumption to make the initial leap.
  7. You cannot do a high temp Papa Murphy's pizza. There have been numerous treads about it and I've even ruined one myself.... But you can make an excellent Papa Murphy's Pizza by cooking it at 425 on your Akorn. It's incredibly easy and turns out excellent.
  8. I found this on slick deals for 100 bucks. Actually gets good reviews for an indoor plug in oven and I was surprised at how hot it gets. Any one have any experience? https://www.williams-sonoma.com/m/products/breville-crispy-crust-pizza-maker/ https://slickdeals.net/f/11168115-breville-crispy-crust-pizza-maker-99-95?src=SiteSearchV2Algo1
  9. WilliamTell

    LED Bulbs for Automotive Upgrades

    When I replaced them on my f150 they weren't perfect (because it's a two sided led bulb, 4 would be better to reduce hot spots), but the light increase was way too substantial to justify going back to halogens. And good halogens were more than the led bulbs I got on Amazon. After a few days I was positive I would never go back to halogens.
  10. WilliamTell

    LED Bulbs for Automotive Upgrades

    I've made the jump to LEDs in all of our cars/trucks. Pretty happy with the results.
  11. WilliamTell

    Enough with the Announcement s pop up

    Is there a way to keep the Announcement /site TOS / voting to keep from opening up OR showing up on each and every page? I've opened each of them individually looked at them but for whatever reason no matter what page I visit they always open when I first go to any page. Even when I was typing this post. I've been a long-time lurker (and don't add alot of post ) but honestly I've almost stopped coming to the site because it's so annoying. Now I may stop by to view only once or twice a week. I know I can't be alone and feeling this way about those things
  12. I was looking around for one of the 99 dollar black Akron Jr and came across this. $599 is quite the jump form $299 or $269, I wonder what other upgrades it has. https://lowes.com/pd/Char-Griller-22-68-in-Black-Kamado-Charcoal-Grill/1000365009 Sorry for the mobile link, you can search it on the regular Lowes site.
  13. WilliamTell

    Frustrated with new Akorn grill

    When I first got mine I put in a small amount of charcoal because I didn't want to waste it. Long story short I had to unlearn some bad habits. Fill at least halfway up to tabs, light it, check on it in about 10 minutes. As others have said, you will have more problems keeping temps down than up. Outside of that stop being so dramatic. As guys we tend to take failing the first few times at learning a new grill way to personally. Yes I'm speaking from experience.
  14. WilliamTell

    warranty problems

    Bingo. You just purchased a grill that is damaged from shipping. Return it to the store and swap it out. Heck of alot less waiting and transit cost than trying to reconstruct a damaged product. In the time it took you to file a claim and post this rant you could've already had a new grill.
  15. I’ll save you the sob story but I had a few drinks and was doing some high temp steaks, wind shifted so I nudged it closer to the end of the porch and it fell off. Bent the body and lid and scattered the ashes, so we had campfire/cowboy style steaks. Considering the circumstances they turned out pretty well. That was about 3 weeks ago and I’m kind of at a crossroads. I still have my gasser that I used last weekend and we have our local big green eggfest coming up in a few weeks and the cutoff for a demo one is later on this week. I just can’t decide what to do. We have the money for a BGE and the demo comes with a lot of goodies for $850 (with the exception of a side table), but I’m very put off by the idea of it potentially cracking, mower throwing a rock, and moving it around the porch. This last weekend I spent a few hours messing with our flower pots and I hate feeling like I’m always seconds away from shattering something. Plus I don’t like overpriced accessories that are overpriced for the sake of being overpriced. I thought about a new KJ, but even then its 400 dollars more than the BGE demo makes me wonder if it’s really worth it. It’s basically a BGE with the same modifications the Akorn has had for years. I thought about another Akorn for $299, mine had served me faithfully the last 3 years but even at 3 years old was starting to look a little long in the tooth. What I can’t get over more than anything else, is that I’ve been incredibly apathetic about it all. I’m not really in a big hurry to get any of them and nothing really sounds that great deal for around $1200. I’ve toyed with the idea of a going full bore with a Yoder pellet grill and that’s the only thing that slightly perks my ears, but knowing the tradeoff for high temp steaks makes me pause. We do less pulled pork and brisket lately and more burgers and steaks where higher temps are greatly preferred. I know a couple of other members have reached a similar crossroads. What did you decide and why?