The Skinny:
Sleek, glossy finish looks sharp; thickest kamado on the market; best hinge design around; fantastic warranty.

Things To Love:
Compared to other kamados, we found Grill Dome to have the best heat retaining characteristics based on its thick ceramic. Whether you're searing a steak at high heat or smoking at low temperatures, once you hit your targeted temperature, Grill Dome can hold it for as long as you need. (Thick ceramics are great insulators.)

We also love the look and finish of the Grill Dome. The special paint process produces a sleek, glossier finish than the flat colors of competing brands. The stainless steel bands and hardware also add a nice touch.

Not only a great cooking grill, Grill Dome builds their grills to last and combines them with one of the best warranties in the kamado industry. They offer a five year warranty on gaskets (most range from 30 days to 1 year), and a lifetime warranty on the rest of the grill (including hinges).

Things To Consider:
The top vent, even though it’s easy on the eyes, doesn’t have the fine tuning control that’s found on other kamados. It’s still possible to have good temperature control, but other brands make it a little easier with a dial-type vent that also has a pivot function.