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Walmart clone of the AKORN Kamado


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4 minutes ago, John Setzler said:

This same grill is sold under several different brand names... 

Do you mean the Akorn, or the Rodeo?  (or both?)  I've not seen the same style grill of either under another name.

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It's just strange that Walmart--which sells a TON of Char-Griller grills....would also sell a competing-brand's copy of a Char-Griller Akorn.  Perhaps....only they could!

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8 minutes ago, AnalogLife said:

It's just strange that Walmart--which sells a TON of Char-Griller grills....would also sell a competing-brand's copy of a Char-Griller Akorn.  Perhaps....only they could!

 

Walmart is big enough they can do whatever they want.  Products come and go from walmart.  You may or may not find the same brands available there from one season to the next. 

 

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On 5/5/2021 at 4:38 PM, pittmab said:

Yes, quite the lovely name....but over $800 for the grill????? Wow!!!    In the USA it's available through Walmart for 177 GBP......

 

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Well, I fired it up last night, for the first time.  Then I noticed it has a Celsius thermometer.  Climbed up to 400 C (750F!!!) in about 15 mins.  I damped it down...but wouldn't really get below 250C (482F) which was fine, as I was just searing steaks. 

 

Took more than 3 hours to go out.    Looks like I have some leaks to seal!

 

I sealed, using Nomex felt, all around the lower ash-bowl vent.  Looks probable I need to either tighten the clamps around that bowl, and/or add felt to the bowl-seal too.

 

I'm getting a better quality thermometer in Fahrenheit. 

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7 hours ago, AnalogLife said:

Yes, quite the lovely name....but over $800 for the grill????? Wow!!!    In the USA it's available through Walmart for 177 GBP......

 

I know, it’s daylight robbery!!!

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On 5/5/2021 at 10:38 PM, pittmab said:

And in Europe it's sold as Apache Grill: https://www.bol.com/nl/p/apache-grill-21-inch-kamado-bbq-houtskool-zwart/9300000001202094/?bltgh=gf16DBQizqSDddr1H-lCsw.vHPg2Gt1q07SnT4MINtDog_0_8.9.ProductTitle

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

My parents bought a Brand-Man Rodeo 3 or 4 months ago now. I was skeptical when I first heard about it but have been over a number of times when they have used it and think it's great. Much better quality than I assumed they were going to get for that price. It's heavy duty and pretty awesome. They liked it so much they decided to buy the 3 burner Brand-Man Bronco as well. And again I was very impressed with the quality. 

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This grill was sold by Canadian Tire a couple of years back under the name Master Chef.  I see it's no longer available.  I remember seeing one at the store here in Gander.  Don't recall the price.

Canadian Tire is a national store brand here. 

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