Hey, Overdue, I welcome your comments on the Grill Dome. You know, the only reason why I placed Grill Dome just a notch lower than BGE, Primo, and KJ was the issue of the paint coming off the units. My review certainly wasn't scientific. What I have done is good amount of on line research on the major brands. Like you, I agree Komodo Kamado is in a class by itself. BGE has somehow created a fiercely loyal market share in the kamado market. This was partially due to very slick marketing, but not completely. Their product has stood the test of time. So, that leaves Kamodo Joe and Grill Dome. I guess the only reason why I initially chose Kamado Joe number three was, first, very positive customer service ratings, and second, they have become extremely aggressive with their pricing, offering their large, with a nest, for as low as $799 in some areas. That left Grill Dome, which, to be honest, I probably know the least about. Your comment about it having superior stainless steel hardware is something I'd like to hear more about. I would agree that outside of the ceramics, the quality of the stainless hardware is probably the second most important feature of a kamado. However, the problem Grill Dome has had with their paint bonding with the ceramic body is a pretty big problem with a number of owners from what I understand. What is more troubling is reports that GD has been slow to addressing the issue with a number of owners who's grill have developed paint blisters over time. Perhaps this is way off base, and is just simply not true. Fill us in on what you know about it. If they have solved the paint blistering problem that would be good to know.
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Costco Vision Classic Kamado