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Kamado Grills vs. Charcoal Grills

The centerpiece of any good barbeque hosted by a skilled pitmaster is the grill. If you’ve been looking to upgrade your barbecue grill, the best option for your money is a Kamado ceramic grill, either charcoal or gas. Both Kamado gas grills and Kamado charcoal grills provide much healthier, tastier, and more convenient results than a traditional briquet charcoal grill. It may be time to upgrade to a classy, ceramic Kamado grill!

Want to know the difference between Kamado grills and charcoal grills? Read on to discover more.

Kamado Grills

Charcoal Grills

Taste Ceramic Grills utilize natural lump charcoals, which are made from hardwood like maple, oak, and hickory, that give meats the classic charcoal flavors Charcoal grills infuse the classic smokey charcoal flavor to your food with its charcoal briquettes. Briquettes contain additives like sawdust from waste lumber and starch.
Ease of Use Ceramic grills achieves the desired temperature through adjusting airflow via air vents, which makes them less convenient than other grills Charcoal grills require guesswork to achieve the desired temperature, making them a little less convenient than other grills.
Start-Up Time Ceramic grills take roughly 15 minutes to heat Charcoal grills take roughly 20 to 30 minutes to heat up
Temperature range Most ceramic grills' temperature ranges from 225 degrees F to 750 degrees F Most charcoal grills' temperature ranges from 500 degrees F to 700 degrees F
Heat Source Most ceramic grills heat via natural lump charcoal Charcoal grills utilize charcoal briquettes
Fuel Cost Prices vary depending on the brand; $1.50-$1.75 Prices vary depending on the brands; $3000-$3.50
Assemble Assembly time ranges from 15 to 30 minutes Assembly time ranges from 15 to 30 minutes
Maintenance Ceramic grills take little to no maintenance, but be sure to annually check on the band screws that connect the lid to the hinge. Charcoal grills require very little maintenance, but be sure to replace the cooking grate if rust or chipping occurs.
Cleaning Due to most natural lump charcoals producing ash, an ash tool is recommended for easy clean up. Charcoal briquettes produce more ash than natural lump charcoal, so consider an ash catcher and tools for easy clean up.
Space Kamado grills are great for limited outdoor spaces, so they are easy to store. Charcoal grills require more space than ceramic grills but are perfect for limited spaces like apartment balconies.
Price Range Depending on the size of Kamado Grills, prices range from $600-$1,000 and an additional $250-$750 if a grill table plan is included. Standard prices for charcoal grills range from $75 to $150 and up to $4000 for luxury grills.

Upgrade Your Grill Today

Kamado gas grills and Kamado charcoal grills are superior options to traditional charcoal grills.

At your future barbeque parties, you can entertain guests by talking about the benefits of the Kamado charcoal or Kamado gas grill that you just purchased as you blow their minds with the savory flavor exploding off of the bone.

If you've been putting off the decision to upgrade your grill for a few years, now's the time to move forward and up your game by purchasing the Kamado grill of your choice!

If you're still not sure about the benefits of these grills, don't hesitate to contact an expert to ask any questions you need to be answered!

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