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Primo Ceramic Charcoal Smoker Grill - Oval Junior

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  • Unique oval shape opens the door to diverse cooking options
  • 210 square inches of cooking area in a compact grill design
  • SuperCeramic is protected by a lead-free and scratch-resistant glaze
  • Primo has one of the highest sitting lids on the market
  • Proudly Made in the USA

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Primo Ceramic Charcoal Smoker Grill - Oval Junior: Choose Primo and experience the best in kamado style charcoal cooking. The Primo Oval Junior Smoker Charcoal Grill is a medium to large size grill with all the benefits of the original, uniquely shaped Oval XL, but for those who do not need as much cooking area. The distinct shape of the Oval Junior allows you to cook using direct or indirect heat, expanding your grilling options unlike any other kamado-style grill. This grill features easy to clean and reversible porcelain-coated cooking grates, as well as one of the highest sitting lids on the market which is great for cooking whole chickens. This kamado style grill is made in the USA, unlike its competition, constructed with premium grade Primo SuperCeramics, and coated with a protective, lead-free, and scratch-resistant porcelain glaze. The patented Primo Oval Junior efficiently retains and evenly distributes heat across the 210 square inches of cooking surface, perfect for maintaining a consistent temperature. Smoke meat at temperatures as low as 180 degrees Fahrenheit, or turn up the heat to more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit for searing and grilling. Use the cast iron chimney cap, stainless steel lower vent door, and easy to read thermometer for monitoring and keeping a precise temperature. The easy lift-and-lock hinge system keeps the lid raised in place, and the soft-close felt gasket protects the ceramic while opening and closing the lid using the cool touch handle. Heat-safe ceramic feet are available to stabilize your Primo and are needed when the grill sits on a combustible surface (sold separately). The variety of accessories available, along with the unique oval shape, allows flexibility in cooking a never ending list of delicious meals. Choosing a Primo kamado style grill is a decision you will never regret.


Primo warrants all ceramic parts for twenty years, five years for all metal parts (excluding cast-iron parts), one year for all cast-iron parts, and 30 days on the thermometers and felt gaskets. The warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of any parts which, under normal use, Primo determines, after reasonable examination, to be defective.

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Smoker Type:Charcoal
Cooking Grid Type:Split
Band Material:Steel
Cart Type:Kamado Only
Smoker And Grill:Yes
Configuration:Built-In, Kamado
Series:Kamado Grill
Cooking Grid Dimensions:18 1/2 X 13 1/2 Inches
Burger Count:9
Exterior Material:Ceramic
Made In USA:Yes
On Wheels:No
Quick Ship:Yes
Grid Shape:Oval
Hinge Material:Steel
Hinge Assembly:Fully Assembled
Ceramic Thickness:3/4 Inches
Cooking Grid Shape:Oval
Fire Grate Material:Cast Iron
Overall Dimensions:
Height: 24 inches
Width: 22 inches
Depth: 16 inches
Weight: 100 pounds

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  • Q.

    Why is the Primo ceramic warranty only 20 years when others such as Kamado Joe are lifetime warranties?

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      While 20 years versus a lifetime seems significantly short, it is a warranty on the ceramic. When a Kamado survives for more than 20 years without the ceramic showing a defect, it is very unlikely there will be a defect later. Reply

  • Q.

    How much charcoal does this grill hold?

    • A.

      To achieve maximum temperature, fill your fire bowl approximately one inch above the air holes that are located in the bottom third of the fire bowl. A common error is adding too much charcoal. Lump size will affect how long the charcoal burns, so you’ll need to experiment and become familiar with the amount of charcoal needed if you’re grilling for one hour versus smoking for eight hours. Each size grill will need a bit different charcoal amounts depending on how you are cooking and for how long. Reply

  • Q.

    What is the difference between the Primo and the Big Green Egg?

    • A.

      The biggest difference in the Primo and the Big Green Egg is the AWESOME oval shape that Primo offers. It's something that no other Kamado grill has and it's perfect for a variety of cooking style. This oval design allows Primo, with the use of a firebox divider, to offer true dual zone cooking. It also allows you to cook 2 different foods at different temperatures. The oval shape also allows you cook those longer racks of ribs and big briskets. Normally you would need to cut these items to fit the round shape, but not in the Primo oval. Primo is also proudly made in the USA, and offers a wider variety of cooking accessories. Reply

  • Q.

    Should I choose the oval or round size?

    • A.

      The Primo will be a great choice no matter what size but there are a few things to consider when deciding on which size would be best for your needs. What are you grilling most often and for how many? If you have a small family most often and you are grilling things like burgers, chicken or even pizza then Large Round would be perfect for you. If you are cooking for lager groups like 6 or more or you are more prone to foods like ribs and brisket (the ones that take up more space) you would be a perfect candidate for the Oval grills. Determining what size will be solely based on how much you cook at once. 4-6 I would recommend the Oval Large. Any entertaining going on? Larger groups of 6 or more, you will likely be happier with the Oval XL. Just you and your spouse? The Oval Jr is a great 2 person grill for you and will usually be more than enough. Reply

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    How do you use the heat deflector?

    • A.

      Heat deflectors are used for indirect or "low and slow" cooking. The idea is to create a convection type of cooking. The heated air will cook your food, as opposed to flame directly cooking your food, from the bottom up. The Heat Deflector is positioned below your cooking grid, causing the heat to rise and to roll through the entire smoker. You can do wet or dry indirect cooking. This basic setup will provide you with dry indirect cooking. For any recipe you have that needs "wet" indirect cooking, you will place a pan of liquid directly on top of the deflector plate and below the cooking grid. We have several videos on how to use the heat deflector to cook may different recipes. If you would like to check out some of those videos and recipes, click the link below to our channel and have Chef Tony walk you through all the steps and get you some really great recipes for your next cookout!! Reply

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Shipping Weight
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Multi-mission Grilling

Oval Junior on teak table permits full multi-mission grilling, whether its searing with lid up, very hot short-term smoking, or long-term smoking at lower temps. Ceramic wall is nice and thick for even cooking without cleaning out ashes from last time. Unburned lump coal can be fired back up after adding only a little more fresh coal, which saves on cost of charcoal. Vents can adjust for a wide range of cooking temps.

Best Kamado Grill

I love this grill and the way it cooks. I'm very patriotic so I like products made in America. I was searching for either a regular charcoal grill or kamado style grill. I've bought from bbq guys before and they recommended the Primo grill. They were a big help. Cooks efficiently and very versatile. I would recommend this grill to anyone.