Big Green Egg vs. Kamado Joe

  • How To Buy a Gas Grill
  • Big Green Egg is the biggest name in the world of kamado grills, and Kamado Joe is the fastest growing name. Both are great and we often get asked how do they compare to each other. We know that if you buy either one, you'll love it, but they definitely have some differences.

  • How To Buy a Gas Grill
  • Big Green Egg

    Big Green Egg:

    Summary:

    • Biggest name in the kamado industry, company established in 1974
    • High-fire ceramics and glaze backed by a lifetime warranty
    • Available in 10", 13", 15", 18.25", 24", and 29" diameter
    • Made in Mexico

    Cooking System:

    • Basic one level cooking system included
    • EGGSpander cooking system sold seperately
    • Standard Felt Gasket
    • Top vent rain shield sold seperately
    • ConvEGGtor half moon heat deflector plates sold seperately

    Included Accessories:

    • Many awesome accessories available, all sold separately
  • Kamado Joe

    Kamado Joe:

    Summary:

    • Fastest growing name in the kamado industry, company established in 2009
    • High-fire ceramics and glaze backed by a lifetime warranty
    • Available in 16" diameter(Joe Jr.), 18" diameter(Classic), and 24" diameter(Big Joe)
    • Made in China
    • Versatile & unique Divide & Conquer Cooking System
    • Air lift hinge reduces dome weight, allowing you to lift the kamado lid with ease
    • Patented slide out ash drawer for easy access and cleaning

    Cooking System:

    Included Accessories:

    • Half-moon heat deflectors partially or fully block off heat allowing you to grill using total open flame (using no heat deflector), half open flame/half indirect heat (one half-moon deflector), or full indirect heat (both half-moon heat deflectors)
    • Included ash tool makes cleaning a breeze by allowing you to safely remove ash and adjust hot coals
    • 304 stainless steel grate gripper allows you to safely adjust and pick up hot grill grates
    • All freestanding Kamado Joes include a cast iron cart with locking wheels and finished folding shelves
    • Pro Joe, Classic III, and Big Joe III models come with the SloRoller hyperbolic smoke chamber insert which creates cyclonic airflow for even more smokey flavor.
    • More cooking accessories are available for even further cooking versatility, check them out now!

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