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My husband wants one of these:

Click here for all the Portayaki Dope

I have exhausted the "you won't use it" - "we could spend the money elsewhere" - "You are just in love with the idea of being the center of attention" arguments.

Can you help a lady out here, and give me some ammo on why we shouldn't buy one?

I am fighting a losing battle.

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Well, it certainly looks like fun and could do double-duty for large breakfasts and diner food.

But they got the name wrong. It should be something like "Porta-Teppan," since the "yaki" just refers to grilling. Also, if you order it, make sure that they send you the tank cover with the chinese character *right side up* (not upside down). :laugh:

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oh I want one...

it could fit somewhere between the offset smoker, the webber kettle, the gas grill and the outdoor fryer

need a bigger patio

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Sorry annacros, but I'm with hubby.............. that thing is way cool. :cool: I saw a similar product on one of those home and garden shows and it was hella expensive, something like $5,000, so this unit seems like a real bargain in comparison. I only have two caveats: first, for me the Portayaky is only as cool as the one using it so if hubby is a rather klutzy cook--flipping food into people's laps, splashing them with hot oil, overcooking the shrimp and undercooking the chicken--then I say pass. Gotta have all the right moves to impress your guests. My other caveat is the name since it just reminds me too much of the "Port-A-Potty" so maybe you might want to consider giving it a cool nickname when he gets it. And believe me, he's gonna get it. :wink:

Gee, I guess we're not really helping, huh? :blink:

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When I was travelling Australia and New Zealand, all of the "barbecues"/grills at the campgrounds - and peoples homes - looked like that. I think I saw an actual grill once. They cooked burgers and sausages really well, with the added bonus that you could fry up onions in butter on the side. It went a long way in convincing my husband to eat onions.

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No you guys are not being helpful. :biggrin:

Yes, diva, my husband has visions of himself flipping shrimp tails into guest's laps, constructing an onion volcano, etc.

He can't do that. He may get it yet.

I can show him a real good time with that money...

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I admit, I love it, too. But that they put the cover on upside-down, and can't even spell "yaki" correctly annoy me enough to think I would never ever buy it.

Just buy him a nice flat grill pan to put on top of his gas bbq for now. And add a few TV tables around it. That should tide him over for a bit, and the two of you can still have a good time! :wink:

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I think you are asking the wrong people for why nots, we already need major interventions. I saw one of these at the local thrift store and had to drag myself away before I bought it. I hope it is gone before my next visit.

I'd say buy it!!!!!

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Okay Anne, I'll have a go...

For what you get, it's stupidly overpriced - that's a $50 'turkey fryer' burner on a $100 Gas grill frame with a griddle on top. Not only would making your own save about four figures, but home-made [pronounced "custom built"] is way cooler.

Good luck, it sounds like there's a porta-thingy in your future :smile:

cheers

Derek

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Can you help a lady out here, and give me some ammo on why we shouldn't buy one?

I'm not sure how I would feel eating around this if it radiates a lot of eat. It maybe fun to look at but sitting around this if it's a hot day, winding, the food burns a little and smokes...

Seems to be just one big cooking surface to show off cooking skills to guests... is that really enjoyable?

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Anne, you'd be better off putting the money into power tools and building something, or else saving a boatload and just going with laniloa's suggestion and getting a griddle for the grill! Looks like another item to store, fix, etc., etc. (in a minimalist phase around here).

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My husband wants one of these:

Click here for all the Portayaki Dope

I have exhausted the "you won't use it" - "we could spend the money elsewhere" - "You are just in love with the idea of being the center of attention" arguments.

Can you help a lady out here, and give me some ammo on why we shouldn't buy one?

I am fighting a losing battle.

25,000 BTU for around 750 sq inches of cooking surface seems underpowered. It may not cook with the speed and heat one would be hopng for in teppan-style cooking.

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Oh wonderful! Now we are getting somewhere.

He has a garage full of power tools. We have a fish/turkey fryer, gas grill, smoker, and a small just plain grill. He even has some word working thingys I bought him that he has not used. We own bar stools. Six of them. Home Depot and Lowe's both sell tile.

Anybody got a parts list and plan? I'd almost split the difference for a good one.

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Can you help a lady out here, and give me some ammo on why we shouldn't buy one?

I'm not sure how I would feel eating around this if it radiates a lot of eat. It maybe fun to look at but sitting around this if it's a hot day, winding, the food burns a little and smokes...

Seems to be just one big cooking surface to show off cooking skills to guests... is that really enjoyable?

Yeah, it would seem to

radiate a lot of eat
(ducks and runs) :laugh:

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