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I’m in Greensboro at the inlaws for the holidays. The local Costco has Kamado Joes for sale. I have a classic that I’ve had since September and love, and have been kicking around the idea of getting a Joe Jr. for both supplemental cooking at home, and taking on the road—beach, camping etc

 

the costco price is $100 less than what I’ve seen elsewhere. I can guess the responses I’ll get in this forum but just to make me feel better about justifying it....I kinda have to get the thing right? 

 

Also for anyone who has traveled with one, are they semi-easy to transport for a long weekend to week long trip?

 

 

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I have a joe jr and love it, however I wouldn't dream of traveling with it. It is fairly awkward to carry by yourself and it being ceramic it is quite fragile. In my honest opinion if I wanted something to travel with I would go with the akorn jr. 

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And with the Roadshow price of the Joe Jr, you practically saved as much as the Akorn Jr would cost.  Or actually the same amount if you can find one of the black ones on sale at Lowe’s for $99 (at least they were recently going for that much - not sure now).   So, you could get both. Akorn Jr gets to hit the road and Joe Jr gets to play stay at home searing / quick weeknight cook machine. 

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8 hours ago, KismetKamado said:

And with the Roadshow price of the Joe Jr, you practically saved as much as the Akorn Jr would cost.  Or actually the same amount if you can find one of the black ones on sale at Lowe’s for $99 (at least they were recently going for that much - not sure now).   So, you could get both. Akorn Jr gets to hit the road and Joe Jr gets to play stay at home searing / quick weeknight cook machine. 

Haha. I like the way you think, but if my wife sees this suggestion she will hunt you down. 

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10 hours ago, HokieOC said:

the costco price is $100 less than what I’ve seen elsewhere. I can guess the responses I’ll get in this forum but just to make me feel better about justifying it....I kinda have to get the thing right? 

 

 

 

 

Right... you HAVE to get it!

 

Purchase justified!

 

Treat yourself!

 

Go for it!

 

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Picked up the Akorn jr for travelling this fall. Was great to have at the beach. And frankly its heavy enough @ 38 lbs without being ceramic.

Either one though, if you can take it with you, you'll be happy. i was so tired of cooking on crappy rental grills!

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Buy the JR and then after the first time you try to take it somewhere explain to the wife what a huge mistake you made :roll: and that you really need to get the Akorn Jr for travel.....then you'll have it all. I love my KJ Jr for steaks and small cooks during the week.

 

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1 hour ago, JB58 said:

Buy the JR and then after the first time you try to take it somewhere explain to the wife what a huge mistake you made :roll: and that you really need to get the Akorn Jr for travel.....then you'll have it all. I love my KJ Jr for steaks and small cooks during the week.

 

:rofl: 

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Thanks to all for the advice. I wound up going practical and ordered the Akorn Jr. makes more sense for traveling, and cooking area is actually a little bigger than Joe Jr. for doing quick weeknight cooks

 

i do love the KJ products but had to be pragmatic. And it’s red so at least will match my Joe Classic on the patio!

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I actually love my Akorn jr for quick weeknight meals even when I’m not traveling. If it’s burgers or taco meat or sausages, I almost always fire up my Akorn jr before my Komodo Kamado. 

 

Now if if I need any kind of precision temperature cooking - I go KK all the way. 

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