The Kamado Joe Classic II Charcoal Grill is a hybrid grill and smoker that will give you the versatility to either grill or smoke. It has the amazing ability to manage both low-temperature smoking and grilling at high heat.
This Kamado Joe smoker is based on ancient clay-oven cooking, but using modern materials and progressive design.
Here is a Kamado Joe smoker review that covers seven features that you will love:
1. Easy Setup
It is easy to assemble the grill, with no tools needed except for a screwdriver for the rolling cart, and assembly can be done in less than 30 minutes. Be warned that the kamado is not easily moved around, because of its weight.
2. A Hinge that Makes all the Difference
It has an improved air lift hinge that reduces the dome weight by 96 percent. The hinge is spring-loaded and counterbalanced so the lid is easy to lift, yet it closes slowly and won’t slam down, which could crack the grill. The lid has to be pushed down and latched so there is no chance of it slamming.
3. Airflow Management Improves Heat Retention
The Kamado Joe Classic is entirely heavy ceramic. Adjustments to the bottom and top vents allow you to control the amount of air that flows into the firebox, controlling how hot the grill gets.
The bottom vent regulates by 100 degree intervals, while the top vent regulates by 25 degree intervals. The patented top vent is aluminum, no rust, and rain proof. It maintains a consistent air setting, for more precise air flow.
You won’t burn as much charcoal to keep the grill at the right temperature because the heavy ceramic is so good at holding in the heat.
4. A Long-Lasting Gasket Provides an Air-Tight Seal
A double-thick wire mesh fiberglass gasket provides an air-tight seal to hold in heat, and it lasts 10 times longer than normal industry gaskets.
5. There’s Plenty of Cooking Surface
Thanks to the Kamado Joe exclusive “Divide and Conquer Flexible Cooking System” multilevel, half-rack design, your cooking space is doubled! You can cook different foods on the different levels and even on different surfaces.
6. The New AMP Firebox Design Eliminates Breakage
The advanced multi-panel (AMP) firebox design addresses the common complaint of having to replace parts.
When the firebox was one piece, it was the most commonly replaced part, because high heat could result in cracking. With six pieces, there is room for the firebox to expand and contract without causing damage.
7. Cleanup is a Snap
The best way to clean your Kamado Joe is to simply let it burn.
When cleaning the stainless-steel grill grates and ceramic heat deflector, just turn up the heat to 600 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, then close the vents and allow it to cool. Burnt on food will just turn to ash to be easily brushed off.
The Kamado Joe Classic II may seem expensive, but its performance makes it worth the cost.