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  • Stainless steel hinged cooking grate allows you to add charcoal as you cook
  • Heat-resistant ceramics lock in juices and flavor
  • 254 square inches of cooking area in a compact grill design
  • Venting can be adjusted to maintain precise cooking temperatures
  • Ash tool and grill gripper are included for easy maintenance
22 inches
30 1/2 inches
28 1/2 inches

Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill Expert Review

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Excellent 4.4
Value 5.0
Appeal 5.0
Innovation & Features 4.5
Construction 4.0
Cooking Versatility 4.5
Heat Control 4.5
Cleaning 4.0
Customer Service 4.0
Warranty 4.0
The Skinny:
Arguably the best-looking kamado around; good hinge system; dual-disc vent system means precise temperature control; versatile cooking with the flexible cooking rack and split heat deflector; great warranty.

Things To Love:
Kamado Joe is all about the spirit of innovation and passion for cooking outdoors, and it shows in their products. Their reputation allows customers to shop with peace of mind, knowing that the company is here to listen. For example, shortly after the Classic was introduced, customers asked the company to build one with a larger cooking surface. They listened, and the BigJoe was born. Customers asked for more versatile cooking, so they invented the "Divide and Conquer" flexible cooking rack and split deflector plate, allowing for simultaneous direct and indirect cooking, and smoking at three different levels. Kamado Joe strives for value and a reasonable price point but doesn't cut corners on quality. Their grills are visually striking, from the eye catching logo on the top vent down to the stainless steel bottom vent. The red color looks sharp, and you can choose either black or stainless steel bands, which is a nice accent. Kamado Joe's cart also has a great design and the powder-coated cast iron holds the grill securely.

All of the uncoated metal parts on the grill are made with 304 stainless steel, and most of the other metal parts are powder-coated cast iron. The hinge assembly is well-made, and we found the Kamado Joe to have one of the easiest-lifting lids among kamado brands.

Kamado Joe grills have two half stainless steel cooking grids that allow for cooking on different levels. We also like the top vent, which has a dial control, giving you finer control over the air flow. (Just like other kamados, you can also pivot the entire top vent to let the air flow wide open.) Another nice extra that Kamado Joe has is an included ash tool and cooking grate gripper. Most brands don’t include these accessories and the ash tool really makes cleanup a whole lot easier. One nice addition to the BigJoe series is the included firebox separator which allows you to cook on only half of the grill for smaller meals.

Full Description

Kamado Joe Classic Ceramic Grill - Red: Kamado Joe presents the perfect grill for any backyard barbecue, with the Classic red ceramic Kamado grill. The Classic Kamado is a grill, smoker and oven all in one, and can be ready to cook in 15 minutes. This Kamado grill is constructed from 1 1/4-inch thick ceramics, allowing it to hold heat and maintain temperature control, burning less fuel and saving you money. The thick, porous ceramic keeps moisture in your food, producing incredibly tender food with a true charcoal infused flavor. All Kamado Joe ceramic grills are crafted with a heat-resistant ceramic coating, their own special recipe, to keep your grill looking as good as it performs. You can enjoy the luxury of cooking on 254 square inches of grilling area, with a commercial-grade 304 stainless steel hinged cooking grate that allows you to easily add more charcoal. The stainless steel draft door allows you to control the airflow and temperature within the grill. The lid hinge is made of powder-coated galvanized iron and the fire grate is made of powder coated cast iron for durability and superior heating performance. The built-in thermometer allows you to monitor cooking temperatures, even when the grill lid is shut, and the teak-finished bamboo handle provides a cool, comfortable grip. The KJ23 Classic Kamado grill comes with a free grill gripper for handling hot cooking grates, and an ash tool for safely and easily removing ashes.


For the Kamado Joe warranty to apply, you must register your grill. All ceramic Kamado parts are warrantied to be free of defects in material and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the grill. All metal and cast iron parts are warrantied for a period of five years. The thermometer and gaskets are warrantied for a period of one year.

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Smoker TypeCharcoal
Cooking Grid Type Hinged
Band Material Steel
Cart Type Kamado Only
Smoker And GrillYes
Style Kamado
Thermometer Analog
ConfigurationBuilt-In, Kamado
SeriesKamado Grill
Cooking Grid Dimensions18 X 18 Inches
Burger Count 10
Exterior Material Ceramic
Cooking Grid MaterialStainless Steel
Made In USANo
Cutout Width 23 Inches
Cutout Depth 23 Inches
Cutout Height 14 1/2 Inches
On WheelsNo
Grid ShapeRound
Hinge MaterialPowder Coated Iron, Steel
Hinge AssemblyFully Assembled
Ceramic Thickness1 1/4 Inches
Cooking Grid Shape Round
Fire Grate Material Cast Iron

Overall Dimensions

Height 30 1/2 Inches
Width 22 Inches
Depth 28 1/2 Inches

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