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The Grill Tender Review

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The Grill Tender is a computer controlled cooker that regulates user set cooking temps by mechanically opening and closing vents. We’ve seen only a few motorized vent control designs. One wonders how these Rube Goldburgesque solutions stack up against popular air controllers like BBQ Guru.

The cook box is divided into two sections: an indirect grate slides into the middle with a drip/water pan underneath and a direct/high heat grate on the bottom for cooking  right over the coal. The interesting, wedge shaped firebox swings out from under the cabinet and allows you to tend the fire without opening the door: mitigating heat loss and reducing fly ash inside the cook area. A slide out ash removal tray is located under the firebox.

This new item is looking for an audience and is currently in very limited distribution.

  • Model:
    The Grill Tender
  • Item Price:
    $ 1295.00
  • Made in USA:
    no
  • Review Method:
    Researched it from Afar
    We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.
  • Primary Function:
    Grill, Smoker, Combination Grill and Smoker
  • Fuel:
    Charcoal
  • Primary Capacity:
    324 square inches
  • Secondary Capacity:
    324 square inches

Published On: 9/15/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

  • Max Good - Max Good, AmazingRibs.com's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, is the man in charge of finding the best products for the AmazingRibs.com Equipment Reviews section. Max bottles his own barbecue sauce recipes and now sells them around the country.

 

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