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New Vision Pro S HYBRID from Home Depot


Will Christopher
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I am new to the Kamado cooking club. Just purchased a new Hybrid Professional S from Home Depot.  This is currently not sold in stores so I had to order on-line. This item included the new Gas insert, cover, Lava stone, two side shelves, and quick connect hoses for the gas for $ 899 which is a good price since the gas insert itself sells for $ 250 and the stone is around $ 50.

Assembly was not difficult but took some time to get it all together. The kit included pretty good instructions as well as all tools needed for the installation, one open end wrench and another cap nut wrench, both 10 mm. It also included several extra nuts of each type in case I might lose one in the process, a very nice touch. The only difficulty I had was in the weight of the main cooker which weighed well over 100 pounds and had to be lifted out of the box and placed onto the dolly unit. Since I am not a spring chicken any more, had to get some help in lifting this big round bowl onto the dolly. We had to be very careful in this because the bowl is round and does not have anything to hold onto during the lifting process. I would up rigging some lifting handles by placing a strap around the lower bowl and attaching two 2x2's to the strap, one on each side. This allowed two people to easily lift this egg up and onto the dolly.

The only problem I had was in attaching the shelves to the main unit which required the attachment of 4 shelf brackets onto the egg using pre-installed bolts projecting off the sides of the egg. The brackets installed OK but once installed the shelf would not line up with both brackets on the left side. I tried bending them but the construction is so solid, I could not bend them enough for a proper alignment. I called the support line and they had replacement parts in the mail right away. These brackets were correct and the shelf fit as it should.

Now that everything is working, my first cook will be a simple Pizza using the gas insert. I will post the results at a later date.

 

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I do understand the idea behind this as convenience , but here is what I noticed ,cooking hamburgers on the gas grill ,wow they taste so good . Next day take one of the left overs to work and heat up , what happened there awful but still can eat it. Now do the same on the kettle grill results are much better ,now same thing on the kamado with charcoal ,I think sometimes its even better and it might just be because I am at work . We will have to see what your results are .   

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