Boston area places to check out ceramic and charcoal cookers?
I am thinking about upgrading my decade-old and disintegrating Weber kettle to either a Kamado-style ceramic cooker (e.g., BGE, Grill Dome, Dragon Fire Kamado) or a higher-end charcoal grill (e.g., www.germangrill.com). Problem is that other than the BGE, I haven't located any dealers w/in 50 miles that actually carry them.
Are there any local hounds who would let me take a close-up look at a Grill Dome, Dragon Fire Kamado, or German Grill?
I used to have a BGE...they rock!
The BGE website has a search for local dealers...they cite three pages worth (I did a 100 mile search from Newton). Here are the first few.....
The Bar-B-Que Barn
9 Dudley Street Place
Arlington MA US 02476
671 Worchester Road
Natick MA US 01760
EN-R-GY Saver, Inc.
1470 Washington St
Holliston MA US 01746
North Shore Pool Supply
152 Albion St.
Wakefield MA US 01880
Ferrari Pools & Patios and Spas
35 Mill Street Central
Marlborough MA US 01752
1509 Newbury Street
Peabody MA US 01960
Home and Hearth in Hampton Falls, NH sells them and are great people to deal with. I don't think they sell any other brands though. www.hearth.com
I should probably add that upgrading from a Weber to a BGE is like moving from a bicycle to a motorcycle. The former is capable enough and sometimes fun but you can go much farther on the latter with far less effort.