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Depends on what time of the year it is and how much work we have ahead of us. The Braten series and campfire grills are normally in stock however there are peak times in the year (usually from late spring to mid fall) that we go through them quickly. If the Braten series or campfire grills are on being built on a lead time, the lead time will be shown online.
Please remember this is a handmade item with a focus on quality, not quantity. We do strive to get the orders shipped when they should. But our focus is to give you a grill that will last generations and also cook the way you always wanted. We will never let anything out the door that we feel doesn't show 100% of our abilities as craftsmen. (back to top)
When you receive your cooker or grill you will be given detailed care and maintenance instructions. But basically if you clean it after each use and cover it when not in use your cooker or grill will last you decades. Every manufacturer's cooker or grill will require maintenance. However, we have taken long thought to reducing the maintenance required, and what basic maintenance requirements there are, and with some handy-man skills can easily be accomplished by the owner. (back to top)
The Braten series are shipped freight and will be delivered on a lift gate truck to your driveway. The campfire grills are shipped UPS.
The 2000-5000 series are normally picked up here at our facility. We can arrange freight shipping and if we can work out the logistics, sometimes we can have a driver take it to you or they can meet you half way. Due to the expense of freight shipping these larger items, most customers drive here and pick it up. (back to top)
It isn't much of an issue to ship an order to another country. As long as your determined and willing to go the extra mile. Shipping to Canada is easier than shipping overseas. There will be duties and some extra paperwork that will need to be taken care of. You can email or call us to discuss options.
If you plan to ship across the ocean there are a couple things to keep in mind.
In regards to a protective coating, powder coating is the new kid on the block. Powder coating is the application of a dry, powdered coating on the surface. The powder is applied by a spray. The parts are given an electrostatic charge and the powder is given the opposite electrostatic charge. When the dry powder is sprayed, it clings to every nook and cranny of the part. The part is heated in the oven and the powder 'melts' over the part to form a hard, protective, coating.
We do not do the coating ourselves and we have worked very hard with the current powder coating company and the powder manufacturer to deliver a far more superior product than paint. Compared to painting, powder coating is more expensive and more labor involved but the results are fantastic and will long outlast paint. (back to top)
Odd enough for us, this is a common question. The answer is simple, metal is a great heat conductor, and wood is a poor heat conductor. The steel spring handles you see other manufacturer's use contact the steel on your cooker or grill. The ends of the handles become hot and can burn your hand. The ends of the wood handles also contact steel but due to them being a better insulator than steel, they will not heat up as easily as steel.
Also, metal is more dense than wood. Your cooker or grill will emit infra red radiation. This will heat up metal and wood handles alike. However due to wood not being as dense, the heat is not as readily absorbed and transferred back to your hands.
The handles are hard wood with a UV resistant urethane coating protecting them from moisture and the sun. Occasionally due to wear from your hands the coating will come off. Most hardware stores carry UV- resistant urethane. To repair, just sand the handles and recoat. We also stock all the handles. If you need replacements call or email us and we will be glad to help. (back to top)