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My new blaze kamado

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Love it [emoji4] my wife thinks I'm crazy I refuse to cook anything inside anymore. Tonight did meatloaf on it 

My wife has already decided that mine was well worth the money we spent on it. I'm not sure if this is because of the quality of the food or really just because she doesn't have to cook as much. Maybe it's a combination of the two :)

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i hope they will build a smaller one for camping or tailgating

I'd like to see a smaller one as well. And a bigger one. I figure both will be needed in order for Blaze to fully compete in the market.

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@nstigator and@dodgeboy8888 what is the biggest bird or meat you can roti in the Blaze Kamado?

I don't own the rotisserie. Every time I've considered getting it, two thoughts prevail :

1. Do I really need another accessory?
2. Will this ruin my love for the quick $5 rotisserie that I buy at the grocery store to feed my family when nothing else fast food sounds good? I mean, I pretty much can't really enjoy bbq, steaks, ribs, the list goes on and on, unless I cook it myself. Do I really want to add another thing to the list?


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