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  1. Jon Tofte

    Some "Happy Birthday" from Ace!

    My birthday is coming up - April 14, it was my destiny to be a CPA:oops:. I received this from Ace to help me "Celebrate and Save on Your Big Day." Nice red box filled with cool birthday presents...but, wait, what is that ultra fine print on the back? Not valid on (among other things) Power...
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    How much can you get for a black sidewinder?

    Saw this very nice looking Genesis 300 series sidewinder. Definitely way above average, although no inside cabinet picture:unsure:. I do like these grills, but I don't know about the price - $450 :oops:???? I would take Dave's crimson one any day over this one anyway...
  3. Jon Tofte

    Webber heavy duty 22 inch kettle grill. Great condition, no rust, stored inside. Well kept.

    Here you go: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/186381205984772/?surface=product_details
  4. Jon Tofte

    SmokeFire and Spirit 3-burner/Genesis x000/Silver/Gold/Platinum grates DO interchange

    While my Lowe's in Stuart, FL seems to be on the bottom of the list for deliveries of the new SmokeFire, the Lowe's 20 miles away in St. Lucie West has both models on display: I had a few minutes to spare, so I did an experiment by taking a cast iron grate from a nearby Spirit 3-burner to see...
  5. Jon Tofte

    Oceans of junk...

    Was back at Lowe's today. On my way in I was confronted by an even bigger accumulation of Char Broil and some other low-cost imported grills. I am sure I counted over 50 of these $249 pieces of junk between what was sitting outside (probably already getting rusty) and the many more lined up...
  6. Jon Tofte

    How does a Rec Tec RT-700 differ from a Weber SmokeFire EX6? Do the differences matter?

    With this unfolding debacle going on for the roll out of the Weber SmokeFire, I have been wondering why I have had such a different experience with my Rec Tec RT-500 "Bull" grill. I have also noticed some comments about the SmokeFire and about cleaning "conventional" pellet grills and wanted to...
  7. Jon Tofte

    Still None at Lowes anywhere around me, BUT...

    I looked at Lowe's website tonight. No SmokeFires in my South Florida locale. The newest available date has been pushed back, yet again, to 2/25. HOWEVER, I did notice the reviews are starting to post on Lowe's, and they are NOT good. This is really looking rough:censored:
  8. Jon Tofte

    Steak on a pellet grill...So what can my Rec Tec really do?

    I have said several times in posts in this section that I really like my Rec Tec but that it was not cut out to do steaks. Truth is, that the only thing I have ever done with it for steak is to use it as a low heat smoker for raw steak before transferring it to my Weber Genesis for searing hot...
  9. Jon Tofte

    First Try With Weber Pellets

    I saw that I could order Weber SmokeFire PELLETS on Lowe's website. I ordered both Cherry and Grill Master Blend for store pickup. For whatever reason, Fed Ex brought me a bag of Grill Master, while the Cherry I ordered is still somewhere on its way to my local Lowe's. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: These...
  10. Jon Tofte

    A Pretty Fair Deal on a Summit Charcoal

    Here's a like new Summit Charcoal for "only" $1,300. That's a lot of money but a great price compared to buying one new at the store. They are really beautiful and from what I hear cook really well. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/870226630081286/
  11. Jon Tofte

    A Summit Gem

    Here's a pretty cool one, even if not cheap: A Summit Gold that appears to be essentially unused after all these years. Still has the shrink wrap on the stainless doors! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/870226630081286/ Although it is not the Platinum model with the stainless...
  12. Jon Tofte

    A quality stainless grate option for Silver A and similar Spirit grills

    Here's a listing for what looks to be an extremely nice set of grates for the Genesis Silver A and similar Spirit 2-burner grills. At $98 they are very pricey, but if you really want to make your smaller grill first class, this looks like it could be the ticket...
  13. Jon Tofte

    Weber SmokeFire vs. Traeger competition

    OK, first let me say that I have NOT seen a Weber SmokeFire in person. That is obviously important to make a fair comparison. I have, however, seen in person the Traeger Ironwood and Timberline series grills that I mention. I post this only because of questions some have had about Weber's...
  14. Jon Tofte

    New "Old" Spirit

    I saw this new Spirit - well, actually the OLD Spirit revived and brought back. This one is the three burner, the better version sporting a stainless hood. Except for more stainless and less glossy black trim, it is very similar to the one I saw in Germany this fall: You may agree with...
  15. Jon Tofte

    I guess this is what it is coming to...

    I go to Lowe's frequently to get stuff for the organization I work for. A week ago I took this picture outside: What a bleak sight! Acres of imported junk grills ready to rust out. But obviously, Lowe's expects to sell them. When I went inside there were a handful of Weber grills (still no...
  16. Jon Tofte

    The "Duchess Cooker" - An All aluminum kettle made by maker of PK Grills

    You probably have seen pictures of the PK Grill. It is an all cast aluminum grill that was made for decades in Arkansas before the company (Hamlin) had a fire and financial difficulties and then shut down. Much more recently, the name was purchased and the original design faithfully brought...
  17. Jon Tofte

    Yet Another Sad Summit Story...

    If any of you see one of those current generation Summit monster grills and imagine yourself as Captain Kirk at the helm of a gas grill of starship proportions ready to conquer the galaxy... My advice is to take a deep breath and think hard first. These things have cabinets made of cheap steel...
  18. Jon Tofte

    Pedal to the metal: Still having fun with "The Judge" my crazy Sunbeam grill

    Pedal to the metal: Still having fun with "The Judge" my crazy Sunbeam grill Took The Judge out for a spin tonight starting with the pedal to the metal! Some of you regulars may remember this hair-brained idea of mine. For those of you who are newer, I picked up an antique little Sunbeam...
  19. Jon Tofte

    Finally, a well-restored Weber for sale in Florida

    This is one of the very few well-restored Webers that I have seen offered for sale. Looks like someone who should be on our board: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/516147262442697/ I would love to find out how he does with this sale.
  20. Jon Tofte

    Lazy Man Grill Anyone?

    Before you think I have gone on another sidetracked adventure, this new foray is for a friend on a time and materials basis. My friend bought a fixer-upper house for the express purpose of flipping it in this crazy South Florida housing market. One of the main selling points of the house is a...

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