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19" table top and 21" comments welcome

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Hi, we'd love to get a 23" KK, but the Canadian $ is taking a beating right now, would love to hear forum members' experiences with a 19" table top or 21".  Are there things that you can do on a 23" that you can't do on the others, such as using a charcoal basket divider?  We'd never normally be cooking for more than 10 people....would a 19" or 21" roast an 18lb turkey?  Thanks for any comments!

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I know what you mean about the Canadian dollar. It is killing me too. I've had a 21 inch on order and it is on a ship heading my way to Nova Scotia. The 21 inch has a high top where the 23 inch does not so that will give a lot more height to get a big chicken/turkey in for roasting. I don't know how many 21s are out there yet as it is just new, perhaps Dennis might be your best bet for the answer to your question. :icon_smile:

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Exactly, I think you will be so glad when you get your KK, I know I will :) Just think what the cost will be spread over 20 years or more that will help :sign5:

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Just a note on the 23".

It hold large turkeys just fine on the main rack.

We put upwards of 30# birds on it.

the high tops give you a smaller cooker capable of cooking items that previously only fit well on the 23".

We have the 19.5" and 23".

use them both constantly.

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Many thanks MacKenzie, we'd been looking at BGE etc but as soon as we heard about the KKs and saw the website its been a question of 'how can we get one?!'

 

I don't think there's ever been a case of "buyer's remorse" with a KK!! You will love yours when it finally arrives. As Tom Petty sings, "The waiting is the hardest part."

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I have a 19", and a 23", and the 23" has way more room available. That said, the 19" is surprisingly big, it has room that other grills its size doesn't have. On a day to day basis, and if you told me it's the only grill I can have, I would be perfectly happy. If you're concerned about available room, don't be, its actually larger than other brand's large models.

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+1^

 

The 19" Hi-Cap is larger than the basic BGE and the KJ Classic.  I didn't realize that until I really started looking at what others had to show.  When I decided to get something smaller than TheBeast, I originally thought I'd get a 23 ... until I realized how big it is by looking at Wilbur's hot dog cook.  I couldn't wait for the 21" and after talking with Dennis, he pointed me in the direction of the 19.  What a great selection!  It's perfect for the week night cooks of a couple of burgers, chops, filets, etc.  When the GrandMunchkins join us, I fire up TheBeast, well, I tell them to go fire him up.  And they are really good at it!  

 

The Ladies are really good with both Beauty! & TheBeast.  Beauty!, the 19" Hi-Cap is a joy to cook on.  She is easy on lump, really maintains temps quite well, and can hold a good sized pork butt no problem.  I'd have absolutely no problem putting a good sized turkey on her, i.e. 20 lbs or so.  She can easily accommodate a couple racks of ribs or 4-5, maybe 6 steaks for a few friends over during the week.  

 

I find my 19", Beauty!, the perfect complement TheBeast.  I have absolutely no problem recommending the 19" for small (a couple of burgers, chops, files, etc.) to medium (something like 4-8 people, maybe 10 max) sized cooks.  You can do a big butt on a 19" no problem, you can cook 3 racks laid out not he main and the upper grate, you can cook a medium sized packer brisket on the main and another on the upper grate, yo've got thermometer probe ports and the 19" can spin meat on a rotisserie basket.

 

I really think that for a family of 4 or so the 19" could be an everyday cooker.  It's small enough to really get cooks done in a hurry, i.e. sears, and large enough to entertain up to about 12 folks.  I find my 19" to be very versatile.  I'm glad Dennis recommended it.  It's been a wonderful addition to my patio.  

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This is great information. I am still new to my 21 but really think the smaller size is in our future too. I really just realized from reading this, that I can use the 2nd tier rack (going down) by flipping it over and stacking it on top of the main grate. 

OK, Now how to use it. hehe.

Thanks,

Rick

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