Huh? It works perfectly out of the box. Just season it. Any add ons are pure preferences, sans an additional coal grate so one can maximize coal burn through.There's almost nothing to a WSM and you still have to put hundreds of dollars into it to make it a decent item to actually use. It is no wonder the company is going out of business
You got to compare it to what else you can buy for $500. At $200 it was an attractive option..…. Yeah it works.. out of the box. ... If you can get the aluminum door to seal well enough . Which will always require some bending effort on the user's part . The problem here is fundamental, the shells are thin metal and are easily out of round so the door has to be bendable to match your shell. I've seen some for sale that the owner obviously could not deal with the door problem because they fit extremely poorly.... Up to one quarter inch gaps . Its not for people who are good at working with things to make them work.Huh? It works perfectly out of the box. Just season it. Any add o sheet are pure preferences, sans an additional coal grate so one can maximize coal burn through.
I ran my WSM 18 for years with nothing more than an extra coal rack. And it ran flawlessly, and without batteries, plugs, electricity, wheels, hinges, fans and such. Just add fuel, foil, fire, wood and meat.
It already is a bust. COOK (Traeger) will not see follow on sales nor graduating sales. They’re done as a company and IMO won’t last. Of my friends that have Traegers, maybe they cook on them 3 times a month. They bought the trend/fad. They’re not outdoor cooker types of people.The covid stimulus pellet cooker/smoker/grilling boom, is going to be followed by epic bust.
My brother has a traeger, he got it as a gift from his now deceased wife before the boom occurred, when they were just really first coming out. He does not use it much. The reason is because it really doesn't make that good of food. He loves barbecue...... When we're together that's usually his choice of what to go eat...... He's not into doing barbecue at home. I'm the opposite, because I can make better barbecue at home than I get to eat most of the time from most restaurants. Restaurants frequently leave me disappointed.. Of my friends that have Traegers, maybe they cook on them 3 times a month. They bought the trend/fad. They’re not outdoor cooker types of people.
You ever eat a burger off a Traeger? Would love to hear your opinion.
I don't have a beef with Weber, but I'll freely admit that a new WSM is lacking in a lot of areas, and is not worth $500 to me. And I have a lot more than that in mine. The most amazing thing is they could just put little screwed wooden dowel handles on the hot vents.... For pennies.... And they have no desire to do so. Some of their more upscale grills have little plastic tabs on the vents.... Again for a dollar they could include those on a WSM, why don't they? The truth is they don't care, it's a legacy product they're milking while they have focused on trying to turn their company into something else.... From what it began as. And here's the thing, they failedMartin, if you’ve got a beef with Weber, this might be an odd place for you?
But you’ve worked in a business and businesses don’t survive without quality employees. Don’t discount your perspective or experience.I do not own or operate a business.
From my perspective businesses have ups and downs.....
The past couple years everything changed and very fast.
I don't think everyone was ready for that but again from where I sit......
You don't close up shop for a couple of years of questionable business when you have a successful business.
You are established and things will get better, you have been doing it for 60 years.
But again, I don't know crap about crap..........