View Full Version : New addition to the family

01-28-2015, 04:36 AM
Ouuuuu... guess what I just bought !

But first the story..

Earlier this month a local Garden store near me had a sale on a … "something".
Well at 95€ (about $107) it seemed like a deal but not knowing what these things cost, I decided to have a look at prices on the Web to find out if this really was a deal.

I found one from a German seller (I think that they are the manufacturer but am not sure) for 37€99 (a little less than $43) with free shipping – I like free shipping !

At that price, I asked myself, what do I risk so I ordered it on the 12th.

After a few problems with the transporter I finally got it today, the 26th instead of the 17th.

The little lady is not here at the moment so I could put it together in peace.

She does not even know that I ordered it, avoided the "why do you need to buy that ?".

Enough talk, here it is.
Is the suspense building?
It is a Tectake Charcoal Smoker/Grill/BBQ
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/1_zps0cca2c4b.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/1_zps0cca2c4b.jpg.html)

Looking in, with the 2 grills and water pan in place:
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/2_zpsf247695e.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/2_zpsf247695e.jpg.html)

Top grill removed:
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/3_zpsa7343a8b.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/3_zpsa7343a8b.jpg.html)

Bottom grill removed, just the water pan:
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/4_zps6a509fc0.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/4_zps6a509fc0.jpg.html)

Grill for charcoal with ash basket underneath :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/5_zpsd63707d9.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/5_zpsd63707d9.jpg.html)

Or if you prefer the commercial photo :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/6_zpsbc2a21d4.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Hardware/Tectake%20Smoker/2015-01-26/6_zpsbc2a21d4.jpg.html)

All of those grills look a little flimsy to me and I will have to replace them pretty quickly.

Just can't wait to get it dirty !
Seasoned it with Oak today.

01-28-2015, 07:46 AM
OK Cal, let's see that baby in action!!

01-28-2015, 08:36 AM
Lookin' good. Let's see some food. :thumbs up::thumbs up:

01-28-2015, 08:46 PM
Very nice Cal. Now get that new finish covered with smoke and show us what it can do!

:thumbs up::thumbs up::thumbs up:

01-29-2015, 05:15 AM
I'm on it !

01-29-2015, 02:35 PM
That will make some good BBQ! My first pit 30 yrs ago was very similar to that one. If it's windy you will need a wind break with it.

01-30-2015, 08:34 PM
That will make some good BBQ! My first pit 30 yrs ago was very similar to that one. If it's windy you will need a wind break with it.

I had something similar too back in the mid 80s. Done some fine stuff on the Mr Meat Smoker!

02-09-2015, 11:39 AM
That's terrific Cal. I missed this when you posted which means I've probably missed anything cooked on it too. Good find brother.