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Roadrider84

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Upgraded from a Performer.
« on: January 29, 2019, 12:11:34 PM »
We have had a Performer Deluxe for 3-4 years now and have enjoyed cooking on it. The features and benefits of the table have been an envy of a few of my friends. But I personally started to dislike it.

My wife was surprised and when I shared why, she understood completely. The cool feature of the table was the reason why I was disliking it. Always felt trapped by the table on one side versus freely moving around and managing the grill.

So I upgraded to a 26er. Really like it a lot. Nw my wife asks when am I selling the Performer? I ask her whatís the rush. LOL.  We have a decent sized backyard and donít worry about space.

Curious how many have upgraded from a Performer to a 26er and still kept both.

rwalters

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 01:08:42 PM »
My only kettle is the 26.75Ē big boy. No desire for a smaller one anymore. Doesnít mean keeping your Performer is a bad thing... I just cook for to many people to be able to comfortably cook on a 22 anymore.

HoosierKettle

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Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 01:15:20 PM »
I actually owned a normal 22 and a 26 before getting a performer. Always thought I might be missing out. Turns out I donít care for performers.

26 is my most used and favorite to this day and Iíve owned it for several years.

Plus I can chuck the 22 or 26 in the truck by myself and take to a tailgate. The performer would be more difficult.

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« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 01:19:31 PM by HoosierKettle »

KettleMaster

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 01:18:28 PM »
I have both but mostly use my 26er.I love my Gen2 performer  but the 26 is king as far as realestate, and no attached table.Both are good to have around if you have the space.The  gas assist never gets old!

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Big Dawg

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 02:18:36 PM »
I've got 22 OTG that hasn't seen a briquette since the day I put my 26er together.  But I understand many, many here love having different cookers in their rotation or have some that dedicated for specific uses, like a dedicated Roti cooker or like of the Joes just for grilling steaks.





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jkolantern

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 05:16:02 PM »
I use my 26er a lot but I still like my performers. I have one parked next to the 26 and often use the table when working on the 26.

Roadrider84

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 06:44:05 PM »
Not sure if anyone here has one specific for the 26er. I never felt a need for one before but interested in the SnS for the 26er. Thoughts?

jcnaz

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 07:55:35 PM »
Not sure if anyone here has one specific for the 26er. I never felt a need for one before but interested in the SnS for the 26er. Thoughts?
I have a standard sized SnS and it works just fine in my 26" kettle, as well as my 22"kettles.
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Jon

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 09:38:38 PM »
With a 26, plus a few 22s and enough chimney starters, you can cook a large Thanksgiving with ease.

Jan M.

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 01:19:32 PM »
I love my Performers. Iím a big fan of the gas ignition and the table.
I have a 26Ē kettle and itís new.
Never used as yet.
Iíll give the 26Ē this summer a try.


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Jan


KettleMaster

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 08:20:22 AM »
Open that new shiny 26 up for superbowl!

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michaelmilitello

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2019, 09:44:27 AM »
I had my performer then got my 26.  The performer is the daily driver, especially in the winter when I store vintage kettles. I use the 26 for packer briskets and any cook more than 4 people. 


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greenweb

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2019, 12:52:18 PM »
I love using my 26" but I tend to use 22" kettle most of time. For bigger cooks, I prefer 22" plus 18"  or 2 x 22" combo.

Personally, I don't think it an upgrade to go from a Performer to a 26". For most of us having the table space and the gas assist to light charcoal chimney is a big plus.  By the same token, having the most cooking space and no table seems to be the best kettle and an upgrade for you.

Jules V.

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2019, 01:13:19 PM »
I love using my 26" but I tend to use 22" kettle most of time. For bigger cooks, I prefer 22" plus 18"  or 2 x 22" combo.

Personally, I don't think it an upgrade to go from a Performer to a 26". For most of us having the table space and the gas assist to light charcoal chimney is a big plus.  By the same token, having the most cooking space and no table seems to be the best kettle and an upgrade for you.
I'm one of the very few folks that have almost zero interest in a 26.  Ended up selling both of my 26. I use a slightly different cooking method and prefer to gain cooking space vertically by using  multiple grates on a stacker. If more cooking space is needed, i just fire up another performer.  Don't even remember the last time I've used a kettle without a stacker. 

KettleMaster

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Re: Upgraded from a Performer.
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2019, 04:48:30 PM »
Both options work well it just comes down to what works for you and your family/etc....but nothing wrong with having multiple grills....haha

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