Blaze 20-Inch Cast Aluminum Kamado Grill - BLZ-20-KAMADO
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Blaze kamado grills have a lifetime warranty that warrants against any defects in the manufacturing and workmanship on the cast aluminum body, stainless steel cooking grids, hinge and all other parts. Grills must be registered within thirty (30) days for the warranty to apply. Labor not included.

Refer to manufacturer's manual for full warranty details.

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Steven
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Highly recommend buying this kamado
This kamado is amazing my first cook was pork butt smoked . once dialed in at 250 degrees never had to touch anything for 9 hours very very pleased at how well the kamado cooks
 

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Maestro45
Tulsa
 
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Best grill ever!
This is by far the best grill I have ever used! It makes grilling so easy for the perfect family cookout! Can't wait to do a slow and low cook on it as it definitely holds temps more steady than any other grill I have used. I would absolutely buy this grill again, but definitely will not have to because of its indestructible construction!
 

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Norm
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Ohhh. Yeah 😎 just what I was hoping for
I researched the choice s of all Kamado grills. I was impressed right away. Better technology on the Blaze No gasket. No rusting at all
 

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Andy
Mattawan, MI
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Love my Kamado, been using for 4 years
this Kamado is an absolute stud! I have been using it for over 4 years and have had no problems with it and it still looks brand new. Can't recommend enough.
 

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tmoneyinheaven
Morgantown WV
 
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Last grill you'll ever need to buy
I spent months researching kamado grills, even bought a small ceramic that was on sale for $200 before investing a ton of money in "The Real McCoy" to see that I would like a kamado at all over a gas or other charcoal grills I've used in the past. I finally bit the bullet and took the plunge. A few factors that made this my clear choice before buying it and falling deeper in love with it... #1 I was looking at the kamado joe 24" and the weight was just shy of 500lbs, I plan on moving in a couple years that's not something I want to lug around. The blaze is only about 170lbs. #2 in under a year my small ceramic was due to need new gaskets. The old ones had already worn out. The blaze doesn't use gaskets, it has a tongue and groove seals completely. #3 The blaze comes with a lifetime warranty, also in just under a year the fire bowl cracked on my ceramic grill. When I contacted the company they said that it didn't cover cracked Ceramic, they just informed me that it was probably from the grill cooling to quickly and I was responsible for the replacement. This leads to #4 the blaze doesn't use a fire bowl it just has three rows of grates, the lower for charcoal, the middle mainly for a heat deflector and the top one is self explanatory, this means wall to wall useable space. On my 15" ceramic only 13" was able to be used for a cook surface, you don't have to worry about your food hanging over the edge of the fire bowl and not getting even heat distribution or a mess running down the sides of the fire bowl. Lastly, cleaning the ash out is a breeze because the whole bottom is covered by a removable ash pan. I say last but that's just the last thing that was a deciding factor before I bought it. I've found many reasons it is a superior Cooker. Yes "cooker" because it's not just a grill or a smoker, it's extremely versatile, I use it for high heat searing, low and slow smoking, I got a pizza steel and it's a great pizza oven, and even do stuff in my dutch oven.
 

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HappyQ
Texas
 
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3 years on; not one problem; stunning performance
Just finished my 46th bag of lump (almost 500 pounds) burned and not a single issue. My previous 2 ceramic komados (BGEs) were a PITA by comparison. Blaze is a far better value; not to mention frustration free reliability. Ceramic is cheaper to get BUT expensive to keep AND temperamental to use. Blaze has transformed my BBQ reluctance into BBQ enthusiasm! Just buy it, you won't regret it.
 

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Marcus
NJ
 
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I have mine for 3 years and no regrets... great purchase
I really love it. It's clearly the BEST thing I've ever purchased for myself. Cooks great, super durable and easy to clean.
 

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Michael Brown
Lolo Montana
 
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I would buy this grill again without hesitation.
This is the best Kamado on the market in my opinion. It's never gonna break or fail you. The built in rotisserie option is excellent and never having to replace gasket is an added bonus.
 

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CSB
Las Vegas, NV
 
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Great Looking and Consistent Smoker
I've been using this smoker actively for over a year. There are less expensive options available, but none that compare with the great look of this kamado. I use it primarily for smoking and have great success with briskets, pork butts, chicken and ribs. Highly recommended.
  • Blaze Kamado and 32" Grill
 

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Mark S
Knoxville, TN
 
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Had mine for a year now...
Prior to the Blaze Kamado, I had a large Big Green Egg for 15 years. The people who bought our last house wanted it so I needed to replace it. I bought the Blaze and it is easily as good as the Egg if not better for slightly larger size, grate height options, and durability. I cook on this thing literally every night and it does everything the Egg can do and as well or better... slow cooks, fast cooks, etc. AND I never have to worry about replacing ceramic parts and putting new gaskets on ever again. Highly recommended!
 

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Expert Review

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The Skinny:

  • Industry first, solid cast aluminum kamado grill
  • Best in class lifetime warranty inside and out
  • Incredible cooking performance
  • Virtually indestructible
  • Beautifully blends with your stainless outdoor kitchen equipment

Things We Love:

If you've always wanted a ceramic kamado, but have been concerned about their potential for cracking or breaking, you can absolutely put away your fears with this Blaze Kamado! This grill is virtually indestructible and could literally last forever. It's made of an industry first, solid cast aluminum, and their slogan could not be more appropriate - this kamado is "just that tough"! You can even take it camping or tailgating without fear and cringing over every bump in the road. I also just love the way this grill looks! With it's beautiful silver finish and 304 stainless accents, it will seamlessly blend with the rest of your stainless steel equipment in your outdoor kitchen.

If you've read my other reviews or watched any of my videos, you know how much I love kamado cooking. As far as cooking performance, this Blaze Kamado is right up there with the best of them! Heat retention is one of the most important features of a kamado grill, which are known for holding their temperature during long cooks, and the Blaze kamado is no exception. I found the thick cast aluminum walls to hold heat just as well as the ceramic kamados I've cooked on for years. I also like the unique tongue-and-groove design, which seals the grill lid tight to the base, allowing very little to no heat escape. Ceramic kamados utilize a gasket to achieve their seal but those gaskets need replacing from time to time. Along with the solid heat retention, the heat control is top notch. The lower air intake features a multi-function door with a dial for precise control and the built-in, cast aluminum top air vent, allows you to easily set the vent opening, and it stays put even when lifting the lid.

Speaking of lifting the lid, 304 series stainless steel lift-assist hinges allow for very easy opening. You can really feel the difference if you've lifted other kamado lids, which tend be be bulky and kinda heavy.

Under the hood, you'll find a 20-inch stainless steel hex grill grate. The grate is made of 12mm 304-grade stainless steel, providing amazing heat retention and a large surface area for beautiful sear marks. The grates also feature two hinged sections, which makes adding charcoal or wood chunks a breeze. Underneath this main cooking grid is an 18 inch, equally thick, 304 stainless steel, multi-purpose grate. You can actually cook food on this grate and the top grate at the same time, which almost doubles your cooking space, or you can set a pan of liquid or a heat deflector on it when indirect cooking. Under the multi-purpose grate is an equally thick, 304 stainless steel charcoal grate. When it's time to clean out the ashes, I love the full width, lift out ash pan. That pan is certainly more convenient and effective than scraping out the ashes on a regular ceramic kamado.

Another neat benefit of the Blaze Kamado's cast aluminum construction, is that it can handle any fuel source, even regular charcoal briquettes and lighter fluid, unlike ceramic kamados with their porous nature. Personally, I would always recommend cooking with lump charcoal but it is nice to know you can use briquettes and lighter fluid in a pinch.

As for accessories, the rotisserie accessory with separate charcoal basket is an awesome add-on and I like how the 304 stainless steel side shelves are so sturdy.

Finally, I love this grill's warranty. The Blaze Kamado is backed by a best in class lifetime warranty on all of the grill's components - that's all components inside and out. I'm not sure how it's possible to break anything on this grill, but you can have confidence in knowing that Blaze will stand behind your grill for a lifetime.

Things To Consider:

While the full width ash pan is a nice and effective feature, you have to remove all three grates in order to lift it out for clean up.

You'll Like This Grill If:

If you want the toughest kamado grill on the market, backed by a best in class lifetime warranty, that looks and cooks great too.

Overall Rating

4.7 (out of 5)
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Questions & Answers (10)

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Question:
I am curious as to where your new manufacturing partner is located. Part of my interest in your product is because you are an American company and I assumed all your components were American made.
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Hi Glenn. The Blaze Kamado is made in China.

Asked by GlennAnswered by Joey, BBQGuys Expert

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As far as I understand all parts of the smoker are American made. I have enjoyed it very much since I purchased. Do,m

Asked by GlennAnswered by dfernan1

 
Question:
Unlike the ceramic grills that have seals at the junction of lid and bottom, the aluminum is cast with a lipped junction in order to seal in smoke and heat. But I am wondering how that works when using a wired thermometer. Unlike ceramic where a wire is simply sandwiched flat between soft seals of lid and bottom, this appears to have no room for a wire, and if it does, it would appear to require the wire to fold and contour to meet the shape of the lid and bottom when joined. This seems like it would quickly ruin a wired thermometer. Any first hand experience on this?
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I have great news for you - this grill has an even better method for using a wired/wireless thermometer. One of the reasons I selected this grill was because it comes with access for the use of a rotisserie. When you look at the grill on the left side as you are looking at it you will notice that there is a small cap screwed into the grill. That is for connecting the rod to the motor. That access hole will allow you to slip the wire into the grill and into the meat - there is no need for the "wire to fold and contour to meet the shape of the lid and bottom when joined". We have smoked a lot of meat and the only problem I encountered was that I realized that I knew nothing about smoking meat and had to learn. Afterwards it has been great. Love this Komoto grill - the best and highly recommend it By the way, it does weigh about 180 pounds. Dom

Asked by KarlAnswered by dfernan1

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It does exactly what you are describing. I started dropping mine through the top vent. Getting ready to go wirelessSent via the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, an AT&T 5G smartphone

Asked by KarlAnswered by vlbzsmith

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You are correct on the lid. However, this model has a whole (Capped) that the rotisserie goes through that provides direct access to the inside. This hole can be used for a wired thermometer as well. I've even used both simultaneously. Plenty of room to pass either end of the wired thermometer without having to pass through the lid. 

Asked by KarlAnswered by alanjhanke

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There is a tiny hole drilled into the Blaze kamado which allows you run a thermometer in if you like. The grill temp thermometer is built in.

Asked by KarlAnswered by bobandy

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Hi Karl The Blaze unit has a screw plug on the left side to allow wires to enter the grill just below the top grate. I use the Flame Boss device to control temperature all the time with no issue. Hope this helps, reach out if you need more info. Jim

Asked by KarlAnswered by jamesc.vincent

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4 years on the beach in Mexico. No problems

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Question:
Hi there! I spoke with a Blaze rep about a week ago and she indicated a new shipment of the Blaze Kamado was en route to the US from a new manufacturing partner overseas. I was just wondering if BBQGuys expects to restock this item, and if so, if there is any expected date when that might happen? Thanks!
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Hi Bryce, we are expecting to receive stock of the Blaze kamados this year, unfortunately, we don't have an ETA for shipments as of yet.

Asked by BryceAnswered by Ryan

 
Question:
Putting this in an outdoor kitchen. What is the dimension from bottom of stand to bottom of hinge so that I can get the correct height on the countertop
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Hi Jeff. From feet to hinge is roughly 20 inches. You can get an idea of the dimensions here: cdn.shocho.co/sc-specsheets/Kamado-Grill-User-Manual-04-2019.pdf

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Question:
Is the outside hot to the touch when in use or like a ceramic Kamado that you could touch without being burned? Also is there any reason the grill cannot be installed into an island with a granite cut out like in the third picture in your website?
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Hi Bill! The outside of the grill will be hot when in use, please use high heat gloves. The grill can be installed using non-combustible materials only, so a granite cut out would be fine.

Asked by BillAnswered by Tiffany

 
Question:
Can I fit a 15 - 18 lb turkey in this? How about a full bone in prime rib?
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Hey! It is large enough to cover that size turkey, people have claimed to have fit two turkeys. I would just say for the prime rib, you would not want it to be too long, so it may need to be split in half. Hope this information helps!

Asked by DuxsmithAnswered by Luke

 
Question:
Does the mid-level 18-inch cooking grate have an hinged option like the 20-inch top grate? Reason is it's a little tough sometimes to get the grate seated correctly as well as getting it back out. If it doesn't, I encourage Blaze to consider this a great option to offer.
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Hi Robert. No, only the 20-inch top grate is hinged.

Asked by RobertAnswered by Joey

 
Question:
Hello, I recently purchased this item and will be installing it in an outdoor kitchen. My question / concern is the amount of heat that will be generated below the counter top as I plan to have the bottom of the unit completely inside of the island to avoid a kiddo from touching while hot (with a door to adjust lower damper). I see this installed using this method but want to ensure a long slow cook will not damage the kitchen or cause any other unsafe conditions. Thanks!
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Hi Brett, the Kamado cannot be installed into combustible materials or it will start a fire. It can be safely installed into non combustible materials as long as there is a gap between the kamado and the counter/counter top.

Asked by BrettAnswered by Kyle

 
Question:
In the Q&A comments, it is recommended that a minimum of 31" of depth is needed against a wall in order to open lid. Does this mean that the grill will stick out 6" in front from a standard 25" countertop depth?
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Hi, Amy. If the grill is centered in its cabinet, the lid will open about 6" past the edge of 25" deep countertops.

Asked by AmyAnswered by Seth

 
Question:
Can a whole packer brisket fit in this grill?
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Hi, Joshua. You can fit a whole packer brisket, however, you may need to bend the ends of especially large briskets to make them fit.

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