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Bond bbq at Costco...

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Just got the Costco coupon book in the mail today and they are offering a: Bond 5-burner LP Gas BBQ, 60k btu, 828 square inches cooking, 304 stainless hood... with shipping and handling for $500. I never heard of a "Bond" bbq and could not find anything about one after doing Internet searches. Does anyone know anything about this bbq?

 

Thanks, Casey

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Just got the Costco coupon book in the mail today and they are offering a: Bond 5-burner LP Gas BBQ, 60k btu, 828 square inches cooking, 304 stainless hood... with shipping and handling for $500. I never heard of a "Bond" bbq and could not find anything about one after doing Internet searches. Does anyone know anything about this bbq?

 

Thanks, Casey

Which Costco book is this?

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Which Costco book is this?

 

A coupon pamphlet that came in the mail today...we get them occasionally. The coupons are valid from May 11th to I believe the 25th.

 

Thanks old grouch. I had found Bond Manufacturing but nothing about bbqs...just the yard stuff. Really prefer made in USA but that is becoming difficult to find unless want to spend over $1500 or more. Wonder how good this bbq with the marriage between Bond and Lucus?

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A coupon pamphlet that came in the mail today...we get them occasionally. The coupons are valid from May 11th to I believe the 25th.

 

Thanks old grouch. I had found Bond Manufacturing but nothing about bbqs...just the yard stuff. Really prefer made in USA but that is becoming difficult to find unless want to spend over $1500 or more. Wonder how good this bbq with the marriage between Bond and Lucus?

Casey

As much as I love costco, I say run away from this grill.

With the current cost of 304SS there is no way this grill is all 304SS.

Do yourself a favor and buy ab EP series weber. That will get you SS internals

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Casey

As much as I love costco, I say run away from this grill.

With the current cost of 304SS there is no way this grill is all 304SS.

Do yourself a favor and buy ab EP series weber. That will get you SS internals

 

Ronald,

 

I agree with you. I have keep coming back to the Weber. The 304ss is a major requirement that I want in a grill. The Bond grill got me curious more because of the lack of info...

 

Now keeping my eye out for a good deal on a Genesis.

 

Casey

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Ronald,

 

I agree with you. I have keep coming back to the Weber. The 304ss is a major requirement that I want in a grill. The Bond grill got me curious more because of the lack of info...

 

Now keeping my eye out for a good deal on a Genesis.

 

Casey

Casey

I got the Costco book today

I guess we will have to wait until 11 may to see this grill on the Costco website

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I got the Costco book today

I guess we will have to wait until 11 may to see this grill on the Costco website

Same here, came in today's mail. I haven't seen the Bond before this. They sure jump around with the brands at Costco! :D

 

Mike

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Same here, came in today's mail. I haven't seen the Bond before this. They sure jump around with the brands at Costco! :D

 

Mike

Mike

Here's a stock tip.

Buy Costco stock.

 

They sent us a report on how they choose vendors and one of the things they said is that they look for overstock items and special sales to past the savings on to there customers.

 

If that grill is actually 304SS that would be an amazing price

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If that grill is actually 304SS that would be an amazing price

 

If there is any 304ss and if there is...how much of it. This grill is from a group formed between Bond Manufacturing and Lucas BBQ Co Ltd.

 

Here is an interesting article...

 

http://dev.jonesmedia.biz/story/260802

 

Since the bbq is made in China, I believe that it will be made out of 400 series stainless and not the 300.

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Here is the reply I got when I emailed Greg at the Bond-Lucas group regarding the Costco Bond bbq...

 

Product description

 

Model Number: GSC3218WA

 

Carton size: 37-3/8”(W) x 26-3/8”(D) x 33-7/8”(H)/95cm(W) x 67cm(D) x 86cm”(H).

 

N.W.: 67kg. G.W.: 76.5kg

 

Firebox size: 32”(W) x 18”(D). Porcelain stamped steel

 

Primary cooking size: 576 SQ. IN.

 

Secondary: 252 SQ. IN.

 

Total cooking surface: 828 SQ. IN.

 

Grate material: 4 PCs porcelain cast iron

 

Warming rack material: Porcelain steel wire (6mm)

 

BTU’s main burner: 12,000 x 4 = 48,000 BTU

 

Number of main burners & material: 4 PCs SS#202 tube

 

Side burner: 12,000 BTU. Cast brass insert

 

Heat shield material: 4 PCs porcelain stamped steel (0.8mm)

 

Ignition: Push & turn jet pilot ignition

 

Side shelf material: Dark brown color coated cast aluminum

 

Door: Dark brown color coated steel cover (0.6mm) and lining (0.5mm) dual walled w/ aluminum handle

 

Cart side panels: Dark brown color coated steel (0.5mm)

 

Cart back panel: Dark brown color coated steel (0.6mm)

 

Cart lower panel: Dark brown color coated steel (0.8mm)

 

Hood construction: SS#304 (0.7mm) center w/ stamped steel (0.5mm) lining dual walled center w/ dark brown color coated cast aluminum end caps and SS#201 handle

 

Control Panel: Dark brown color coated steel (0.8mm)

 

Knob: 5 PCs pewter color coated zinc alloy knob

 

Other Components or Features: 2 rigid casters & 2 swivel casters w/ locks. Round shape thermometer. Cast aluminum Bond badge

 

...and after doing an Internet search on the model number, I see that it is a BBQTEK product.

http://www.bbqtek.com/us/product.php?spc_btn

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Here is the reply I got when I emailed Greg at the Bond-Lucas group regarding the Costco Bond bbq...

 

Product description

 

Model Number: GSC3218WA

 

Carton size: 37-3/8”(W) x 26-3/8”(D) x 33-7/8”(H)/95cm(W) x 67cm(D) x 86cm”(H).

 

N.W.: 67kg. G.W.: 76.5kg

 

Firebox size: 32”(W) x 18”(D). Porcelain stamped steel

 

Primary cooking size: 576 SQ. IN.

 

Secondary: 252 SQ. IN.

 

Total cooking surface: 828 SQ. IN.

 

Grate material: 4 PCs porcelain cast iron

 

Warming rack material: Porcelain steel wire (6mm)

 

BTU’s main burner: 12,000 x 4 = 48,000 BTU

 

Number of main burners & material: 4 PCs SS#202 tube

 

Side burner: 12,000 BTU. Cast brass insert

 

Heat shield material: 4 PCs porcelain stamped steel (0.8mm)

 

Ignition: Push & turn jet pilot ignition

 

Side shelf material: Dark brown color coated cast aluminum

 

Door: Dark brown color coated steel cover (0.6mm) and lining (0.5mm) dual walled w/ aluminum handle

 

Cart side panels: Dark brown color coated steel (0.5mm)

 

Cart back panel: Dark brown color coated steel (0.6mm)

 

Cart lower panel: Dark brown color coated steel (0.8mm)

 

Hood construction: SS#304 (0.7mm) center w/ stamped steel (0.5mm) lining dual walled center w/ dark brown color coated cast aluminum end caps and SS#201 handle

 

Control Panel: Dark brown color coated steel (0.8mm)

 

Knob: 5 PCs pewter color coated zinc alloy knob

 

Other Components or Features: 2 rigid casters & 2 swivel casters w/ locks. Round shape thermometer. Cast aluminum Bond badge

 

...and after doing an Internet search on the model number, I see that it is a BBQTEK product.

http://www.bbqtek.com/us/product.php?spc_btn

Great job Casey

This info pushes this grill to the top of the dont buy list.

A 1 year warranty on all parts is just plain bad.

1 year on the burners wow

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Great job Casey

This info pushes this grill to the top of the dont buy list.

A 1 year warranty on all parts is just plain bad.

1 year on the burners wow

 

Thanks. Thought I would just go to the source and email my question...really was not sure was getting a reply. After researching the other bbqtek products, this grill is definitely at the top of the do not buy list. I really like Costco but am disappointed if they start pushing this junk.

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Great job Casey

This info pushes this grill to the top of the dont buy list.

A 1 year warranty on all parts is just plain bad.

1 year on the burners wow

 

Not only that but you can't even look at it in person since the coupon says it's only available at costco.com. Definitely one to pass on.........

 

Brian

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Not only that but you can't even look at it in person since the coupon says it's only available at costco.com. Definitely one to pass on.........

 

Brian

 

Good point Brian. That must be the reason why it is only being offered online and not in the stores...

 

Casey

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