Louisiana Grills 24 Inch Kamado Review
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This very popular Louisiana Ceramic Kamado-type charcoal grill comes highly recommended by many users.
Louisiana Grills 24″ Kamado
This Louisiana Grills 24″ ceramic kamado charcoal grill is one of the larger ones with its 24 inches diameter.
That means you can cook a lot of food on it.
The double-walled feature is one of the things you will only find in the Kamado grills with the ceramic inside. Heat retaining is no problem with this.
The dual damper system that is placed at the top and the bottom ensures a perfect way to control the temperature and keep it steady.
This feature also makes it possible to use this Kamado grill in a large range of temperatures. From low for smoking to extremely hot for pizza.
- Very veratile in use
- Temperature range
- Temperature controll
- Bamboo side table
- Built in thermometer
- Very Heavy
- Stainles steel grate
- Ash cleanout
- Air vents get hot
You can see all my Louisiana Grills reviews here!
Louisiana Grills 24″ Kamado Grill – My opinion
I have not used this Louisiana Grills ceramic kamado but have used several other ones and reading other people’s experience and combining it with my personal experience made me come to the following conclusion.
Size and Weight
24 inches falls in the category of large Kamado grills and this in combination with the ceramic insert means that this grill is very heavy.
Unboxing and First Use
A video can explain things a lot better than I can probably. Here is a video from unboxing and the first use of a Kamado 24″ from Louisiana Grills.
The weight is high and tat is why it is important to note that it comes with heavy-duty swivel wheels to move it around.
Assembly is basically not hard to do but a lot easier if done by two people because of the weight.
This diameter results in 662 square inches of grilling space. I am a big fan of cast iron or ceramic coated grill grates and unfortunately, the grate is made of stainless steel and I read several times that the food got stuck on it.
For all Kamado grills, I reviewed is it advisable to use lump charcoal. I have read that charcoal briquets burn with too much dust and this will settle on your food.
My experience with most Kamado grills is that they are so well insulated. The lids and air vents are manufactured in a way that they close very well.
When you close everything opening at the end of your cooing session, the charcoal will choke very fast and stops burning. This means you can use it again the next time. Nice charcoal saver.
For the cleanout, options have found different opinions. Some people had no problem and others mention that is hard to use the opening that is meant for that and because it is too small.
Versatility in use
Kamado grills can be used for a variety of cooking. From baking to grilling and from smoking to roasting.
This is all possible thanks to the option to regulate the temperature very precisely.
Dampers and Airflow
The air intake at the bottom in combination with the dampers in the lid makes it possible to regulate the temperature very well.
Although I read that they can get very hot and the use of heat resistant gloves is advised.
There are many accessories available for the Louisiana Grills Kamado. From pizza stone to cast iron skillet and all types of other options to turn this Kamado into a versatile cooking machine.
For smoking, it is always good to add woodchips. With this Kamado, you will have to fir-up the grill first and bring it up to temperature. After that, it is time to add wood chunks or chips.
Louisiana Grills makes very good grills and this Kamado K24 is no exception to that rule. It performs very well and will last a long time if used and protected the right way.
You can find all the Kamado grill reviews I did here so you can compare this one to other brands.
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.