Best Kamado Grills – Reviews – Tips And Tricks

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eddie van aken cooking on a kamado grill

I love using a Kamado grill and think they are one of the most versatile grills you can use.

From grilling to low and slow and everything in between it can be used.

But is it all pros and no cons?

As with everything you have to know what you are getting into.

That is why I started on the Kamado Grill reviews to help you find the best ceramic grill by sharing my experience.

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What would a Kamado Grill review article be without a little history?

Still working on more reviews. if you can not wait.

Why Use A Kamado Grill

As part of my reviews of outdoor grills here on Better Grills, I had to have a look at the Kamado grills. The people who use a Kamado, and I am one of them, 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 and are almost airtight anywhere else, it makes it possible to maintain a very steady temperature with a Kamado.

Kamado Joe

kamado joe grill

The Kamado Joe is, without a 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.

Here you can see a picture of the latest models.

Kamado Joe Models

You can read the Kamado Joe review here!

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.

Louisiana Grills Kamado

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with its 24 inches, this is a nice size Kamado grill. You can read my Louisiana Grills 24″ Kamado review here.

You can check the current price here!

Pit Boss Kamado Grills

Pit Boss might not be the first brand you think about when you think of 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.

Pit Boss Kamado grill

You can check the current price here!

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 at 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

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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.

Eddie van Aken cooking moink balls on a Kamado grill.

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.

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