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The Rise of Kamado Joe Grills

Over the past decade, the world of grilling and smoking continues to be revolutionized by premium brands like Kamado Joe and their innovative ceramic grills. Cooking with these types of Kamado ceramic grills is a central part of BBQ Outlets story. 

BBQ Outlets Founder and CEO Surinder Multani began his career in technology consulting. On one of his business trips, a client invited Surinder to lunch at his home where he had prepared a whole smoked chicken which had been cooking for two hours in a ceramic grill. Surinder was amazed — it was the most delicious chicken he had ever tasted, and he was hooked.

CEO and Founder of BBQ Outlets, Surinder Multani smiling.

Tired of years of traveling, Surinder also thought of opening his own business, something that would fulfill his passion for food and cooking. BBQ Outlets was soon launched.

Surinder isn’t alone in his love for Kamado-style grills. Kamado Joes need to be ordered as soon as you can. And if you’re asking yourself when to buy a grill with current supply chain issues, then you need to order one NOW in order to ensure you’re smoking the best dishes on a Kamado Joe.

How do Kamado Grills Work?

Now that you want to enjoy the same savory meals as hundreds of thousands of other happy customers and households across the nation who own Kamado Joes, let’s review what makes kamado grills so special.

Temperature gauge on the lid of a Kamado Joe grill.

Kamado grills are typically made from hardy ceramics and act similarly to an oven–as heat surrounds the cooking area evenly on all sides. This method has been tested for thousands of years! That means that the Kamado Joe grills have thousands of years of innovation and generations of bbq lovers behind their design, making them arguably one of the best options for a ceramic grill and smoker currently on the market.

How Long Does a Kamado Joe Last?

Why invest in something that seems to be taking the outdoor cooking world by storm if it won’t even be around for a few years from now? Much less a decade? Fear not! The Kamado Joe is made to last a lifetime and even includes an outstanding warranty coverage just in case any issues ever do arise. 

While you can read more about the warranty coverages in our Kamado Grill Expert Reviews, the most important thing to know is that all ceramic parts of the grill are covered under a lifetime warranty. Kamado Joe doesn’t want to just change the way you grill and smoke your meats, they want to ensure you always have the best, worry-free eating experience possible.

Ceramic Grill Benefits

The advantages to owning a ceramic grill feel almost endless especially when it comes to owning a Kamado Joe vs Big Green Egg. Kamado Joes–such as the Kamado Joe Classic III or Kamado Joe Big Joe III–each have unique and state-of-the-art features that other ceramic grills do not. As we mention in our Kamado Joe Classic III and Big Joe III Grills Expert Review,

“Each of these cookers comes with a grilling system that is split into three adjustable tiers, two curved and divided grilling areas, two thermal diffusing panels that are also curved and include the SloRoller insert, one complimentary attachment rack, and your very own charcoal basket with a divider. This makes either of these cookers the perfect option for slow cooking with their offering of a multitude of exceptional elements for your ideal grilling or smoking experience.”

Overall, there are many ceramic grill benefits including but not limited to – food retaining its moisture and ease of clean-up after use. When it comes to grilling vs. smoking, ceramic grills are great for smoking meats because they allow the barbeque to retain its juices and cook in them over an extended period of time just enhancing the natural flavors even more. After you’re done using your Kamado Joe Classic II or Kamado Joe Big Joe II, if you have already also purchased a grilling accessory like a charcoal basket, this can make clean-up even easier. No longer worry about having to fully disassemble everything if you are looking to do just a quick cleaning of your cooker.

Smoking on a Kamado Joe

Now that you’ve purchased the perfect Kamado Joe Grill for you, there may still be a few questions left that you have that have still not been answered. Like, “What kind of charcoal for Kamado Joe will I need?” or “How long does charcoal last in Kamado Joe?” Luckily we have those answers for you and some recommendations for a few tasty bbq recipes to try cooking on your new Kamado Joe cooker.

Charcoal pieces burning in a fire.

In terms of the kind of charcoal you may need for a Kamado Joe, we find that the lump charcoal works best in these cookers. Depending on the size of the charcoal bag, and if it were a 20-pound bag, it could last up to 18 hours and could be reused up to three times. Some people may also opt to use wood chunks in flavors like Maple, Hickory, Oak, and more, to help bring out the natural sugars of the food being smoked, making it even more flavorful. 

Be the top pitmaster when trying out some of these recipes for all of your family and friends to enjoy:

Barbecued Onions

Butter Smoked Shrimp

Grilled Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Smoked French Onion Soup

Smoked Meatloaf

Smoked Pork Carnitas

Smoked Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings


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