Do you value versatility when grilling? Then a kamado grill for your outdoor kitchen is right up your alley. It can sear, roast, smoke, or grill just about any type of food ranging from bread to pizza. As part of the charcoal grill family, the term ‘kamado’ refers to a ceramic cooking pot in Japan. It’s layered with aluminum, stainless steel, or cast-iron outer shell that’s built for excellent temperature control.
Furthermore, a kamado grill is a beast at heat retention compared to the generic charcoal counterparts that are available in portable, freestanding, or built-in configurations.
Ceramic Kamado Grills
Drawing inspiration from cooking techniques applied centuries ago, the ceramic body of these kamado grills has stood the test of time. They’re unrivaled when it comes to holding in smoke, generating moisture, and heat retention while grilling.
Kamado Charcoal Grills
Natural lump charcoal that comprises various charred hardwoods grants you free rein to draw rich flavor from these kamado grills. Here’s a breakdown of the top brands we stock that’ll give you value for your money.
The Pro, Big, and Classic Joe series are the best of the best, delivering steakhouse-caliber performance right in the comfort of your home. They have all the bells and whistles, unsurpassed versatility, quality, and flexibility, and state-of-the-art features that you won’t find elsewhere.
The unique heat-resistant ceramic layering, Kontrol Tower Top vent, and the Divide and Conquer Cooking System are only a few of the features that put Kamado Joe at the top. And, the Pro series boasts an 864 square-inch, three-tiered rack to cater for just about any type of alfresco cooking.
Each Primo kamado grill has a cooking setup that comprises two zones, allowing you to simultaneously whip up different foods. And, there is a vast assortment of collections that meet certain demands. For instance, the Jack Daniels edition has exceptional heat control, allowing you to smoke a salmon from 150°F or cook a sizzling-hot, rib-eye steak to perfection at temperatures soaring to 850°F or more.
It also has a ‘low and slow’ feature that allows you to delight in tender pulled pork or a succulent lamb leg after cooking it for several hours. Designed from top-grade hardware, ceramics, and glazes, the Jack Daniels edition has the uncanny ability to withstand the harshest climates.
What sets Blaze apart from the pack is that they’re the only manufacturer to churn out cast aluminum kamado grills. And, these models are unmatched in temperature control compared to the ceramic counterparts. A Blaze kamado grill also delivers unrivaled durability so you can be sure that it’ll make your cookouts a great hit for years on end.
This can be attributed to the fact that it’s designed with a 20-inch diameter cooking grate that’s hinged on both ends. Thus, it allows you to effortlessly throw in charcoal without entirely taking off the cooking surface.
The Blaze grill also has an 18-inch cooking grate that sits at mid-level, allowing you to cook closer to the fire and add a heat deflector or drip pan for indirect cooking. The cooking grates built from 304-grade stainless steel usher in eye-catching sear marks.