The biggest difference between us and the competition is how the valve, thermometer and sightglass connect. The competition uses weld-less fittings which use o-rings for making a water tight seal. We use couplers that have been physically welded to the kettle. We have mimicked techniques that are used on the professional scale and brought it to the home brew community. You will not find any weld-less fittings in a professional brewery and that's why we only sell kettles with welded fittings.
Our kettles are also welded right here in the USA. There is more work and cost that goes into a welded kettle yet our prices are at or below the competition's prices. We can offer better pricing for a more robust kettle because we sell 'factory direct' and do not distribute through retailers.