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Why use a Kamado Grill
As part of my outdoor grill reviews, I had to have a look at the Kamado grills. The people that use a Kamado claim that the taste of the meat or other things you cook on them is so much better than with any other grill.
Most Kamado grills have a very good air vent system and in combination with the fact that they retain heat very well, it makes it possible to maintain a very steady temperature with a Kamado.
The Kamado Joe is, without doubt, one of the most popular ceramic and stainless steel combo Kamados.
There are several sizes to choose from so there is one for your size family and style of cooking.
Broil King Keg 4000
This has been a very popular Kamado grill for a while. It is however replaced with a new model and you can read my Broil King keg 5000 review on the page I wrote for it.
Char Griller Akorn
Another one that is gaining popularity is this one. You can read my Char Griller Akorn review and decide if this is the model and brand you like to try.
Bayou Classic Grill
I don’t know why they did not call this a Kamado since it is one. If you like to know why you can read my review of the Bayou Classic Ceramic Grill and see what I have to say about it.
Pit Boss Kamado Grils
Pit Boss might not be the first brand you think about when you think Kamado-type grills.
However, I found some nice ratings for them and I suggest you have a look at them when you are in the market for a Kamado.
You can choose between the K24 and the K22.
Technical aspects of a Kamado grill
The Kamado should have an air vent at the lower part to control the air to the charcoal and an air vent in the top part to let the hot air out.
Both vents are used to control the temperature and you can read my article on how to use vents on a charcoal grill here.
As always you can make it as fancy as you wish.
Digital temperature control with a small blower at the bottom to control the air and thus temperature is one of the options you have.
Kamado grill video and what I would do differently
Nice video about a Kamado grill, but I would have used a Charcoal starter instead of a starter block. I do not like to use these chemical things.
It also seems he used the same cutting board for his raw and cooked meat and that is a big no-no.
There are, and there will be more, brands that sell Kamado-style grills and some of them try to keep the price low by not using ceramic, but a metal cooking chamber.
I do have not enough experience with Kamado-style grills to judge that, but the ones I have used all had ceramic inside. I think it will keep the heat better retained compared to metal.
I read that someone after using his Kamado grill had so much heat left inside that he made jerky in it by letting it sit in there all night.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.