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    I agree with Tent, I never wait 30 minutes after smoking during a reverse sear. I crank up main chamber to 450, throw the steaks in the cold smoke chamber, along with the amaze n tube smoker, and smoke for a bit, then move them to the main chamber and sear them to my liking, which takes very little time in the main chamber. I do this with burgers as well.

    Also, MAK does not build a product, and then sit on what they have. Let me explain, the MAK team is always researching how to better their products. Always coming out with new, innovative ideas. They reach out to their customers for ideas on what we would like on our grill. How we would do things differently. And they listen, and try their best to satisfy their customers needs/wants.

    As far as customer service, MAK and BPS are both the best I have ever experienced! There has never been a time when I had an issue and did not get it taken care of almost immediately.
    MAK 2 Star, #876

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducaticraig View Post
    I recently owned a PG1000 and returned it for the Mak 2 Star. Now that I have had the Mak for a handful of months I don't miss the PG1000 at all. The charbroil side is what made me get the PG1000 over the Mak in the first place but I did not care for the 4 zones that much. The other 3 areas or different heat zones just seemed to small for my low and slow cooks. I just love my 2 Star. Everything about it was so well thought out. Cleaning is a breeze, the Pellet Boss along with the Remote Boss truely are incredible and make checkimg on the cook fun. Cooking is just so simple. The new WIFI app will make the whole MAK experience even that much better. Now I can start my smoke in the morning and check on it from work. May even log into the Mak site to adjust the temp before I head home. Lot's of fun possibilities/accessories options for the grill too. Having the option to remove the flame zone covers for grilling steaks or anything for that matter and putting them back on for low and slow cooking is nice. While it does take a little longer to heat up for steaks I at least am not losing any low and slow space when I put the flame zone covers back on. I love the griddle option for cooking breakfast. I bought two griddles and had a field day cooking eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, and then toasting some bagels for some great breakfast sandwiches.

    Even the quality of the materials used to make the Mak are first rate.



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    Craig,
    Thanks for the detailed reply.
    This purchase is not price driven and it is not 100 % " Made in USA " driven.
    But it is quality and value driven and what is best going to suit my needs.
    I am 110 % SOLD on the Mak quality and all the other features that this Mfg has and continues to think of.
    The searing part is what is holding me back.
    I am going to sit back and think this over and will be making an informed decision shortly
    Much appreciate all the detailed info all posters have provided
    Last edited by iwnly; 01-21-2013 at 12:02 PM.

  3. #33
    [QUOTE=iwnly;64489]Craig,

    The searing part is what is holding me back.

    Same issue I had. I love my Mak 2 Star. For searing I picked up a weber performer charcoal. I am now covered for whatever I want to cook.
    Pappy

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    I think craig was telling you that he felt it was not well made and there were issues with the size of the four zones....

    Ill let you in on a secret...most of us are on our second or third grill so this wont be your last one no matter which way you go. good luck and enjoy smoking with pellets.

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    Grill Grates may help with searing

    I added the grill grates to my 2 star & it seems to help with the searing.

  6. #36
    I am in the process of making the same decision. I decided against the PEG1000 because of all the comments about it getting ash all over your food. The MAK folks on these forums sure seem happy.

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    They are really happy! They love their dealer too! hahahahah

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