Kamado Joe 2017 Classic II 18-Inch Freestanding Ceramic Grill On Stainless Steel Cart - KJ23NRHC
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- Divide & Conquer Flexible Cooking System allows you to cook food at multiple levels at different temperatures
- Durable wire mesh fiberglass gasket offers a superior air-tight seal
- Air lift hinge reduces dome weight, allowing you to lift the kamado lid with ease
- Cast aluminum Kontrol Tower top vent allows for consistent airflow & prevents rain from entering the grill
- Includes split heat deflectors for direct or indirect cooking
The versatile Classic from Kamado Joe is a grill, smoker and oven all in one, that can be ready to cook in 15 minutes. This kamado grill is constructed from 1 1/4-inch thick ceramic that holds heat, maintains temperature and is extremely porous to keep moisture in your meat, producing incredibly juicy, tender food with a true wood-fired flavor. Cook for the whole family on the 304 stainless steel cooking grate that measures in at 254 square inches. Cook on two different levels at once using the Divide and Conquer Flexible Cooking System or use the included heat deflector for indirect cooking and baking for truly versatile cooking. The patented Kontrol Tower top vent maintains a consistent air setting for precise temperature management, and it will not slip out of position as the lid is opened. The top vent is constructed with cast aluminum for superior resistance to rust. The dome lid and base feature a double thick, wire mesh fiberglass gasket which offers a superior air-tight seal and long lasting performance. The stainless steel lid latch self activates when you close the lid, ensuring heat does not leak through the seal. The fire grate is made of powder-coated cast iron for durability and superior heating performance, while the patented slide-out ash drawer makes cleanup easy. The air lift hinge reduces the dome weight by 96 percent, making it easy to lift the heavy ceramic lid with the high density polyethylene (HDPE) handle. The lid will also stay open at any desired position, allowing you to cook with the lid partially open if you choose to. The heat-resistant ceramic coating is sure to keep your grill looking as good as it performs. 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. The grill cart is made in America and constructed of commercial grade 304 stainless steel with a brushed finish. The cart features one door and two drawers which provide storage for all of your grilling tools and other essentials. The door cabinet is fully enclosed and the drawers are fully extendable with heavy-duty ball bearings to open smoothly. Two large side shelves offer a nice prep area, with one featuring a towel bar and a removable cutting board. The shelves can be folded down or removed for storage or to insert the cart into an island. Four caster wheels (2 fixed and 2 swivel) allow you to easily move the grill when needed.
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- Model Number
- KJ23NRHC + SS-Kamado-Top-Universal + SS-Kamado-Cart
|Kamado Thickness||1 1/4"|
|Cooking Grate Material||Stainless Steel|
|Cooking Grid Dimensions||18 Inch Diameter|
|Cooking Grid Type||Split|
|Main Grilling Area||254 Sq. Inches|
|Total Grilling Area||254 Sq. Inches|
|Fire Grate Material||Cast Iron|
|Spring Assisted Hood||Yes|
|Side Shelf Material||Stainless Steel|
|Made In USA||No|
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For the Kamado Joe warranty to apply, you must register your grill. All ceramic kamado parts are warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the grill. The stainless steel cart is also warranted for lifetime. All metal and cast iron grill parts are warranted for a period of five (5) years. The heat deflectors are warranted for a period of three (3) years. The thermometer and gaskets are warranted for a period of one (1) year.
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Fastest growing name in kamado industry; "Divide and Conquer" cooking system; wire mesh fiberglass gasket; amp firebox; air-lift hinge; 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. Kamado Joe strives for value and a reasonable price point but doesn't cut corners on quality. Their grills are visually striking, from the red color, the eye catching logo on the top vent, down to the stainless steel bottom vent. Kamado Joe grills feature a black steel band, and the freestanding models include a sturdy steel cradle and plastic side shelves that will stand up to the elements for years to come.
Kamado Joe grills are known for their "Divide and Conquer" cooking system which features split stainless steel cooking grids on a rack that allow for cooking different food at different levels, all at the same time! Another nice extra that Kamado Joe has is a set of included accessories with each grill, consisting of an ash tool, cooking grate gripper, and heat deflectors. Most brands don’t include these accessories and the ash tool and patented pull out ash drawer really make cleanup a lot easier. Ceramic heat deflectors are a must with any kamado grill and I like that they're included with every Kamado Joe grill, whereas they're an extra charge with most other brands. The new amp firebox, which comes in 6 pieces helps reduce breakage. One nice addition to the BigJoe is the firebox vertical divider which allows for increased versatility when piling your charcoal on one side of the grill only.
One of my favorite features is the air-lift hinge, which come on the Classic and BigJoe models. Kamado grills are notorious for having heavy lids, that can take some muscle to open and close. Heavy lids can also cause your ceramics to break by accidentally slamming the lid shut. Kamado Joe's air-lift hinge reduces the weight of the lid by 96%, making opening and closing your lid a breeze. The new cast aluminum kontrol tower top allows for consistent airflow, stays in position, & prevents rain from entering the grill. This takes the worry out of having to constantly adjust the airflow when you open and shut the lid.
Kamado Joe now has a durable wire mesh fiberglass gasket. This gasket offers a superior air-tight seal, and is 10x the life of normal industry gaskets. Kamado Joe has also added a new stainless steel latch that is self activating, giving it an ultra air-tight seal.
There are also many available optional accessories that increase the versatility of Kamado Joe’s grills. The chicken stand, grill expander, and pizza stone, are a few of the most popular. If you really want to get the most out of your Kamado Joe, you can’t go wrong with the Joetisserie. This rotisserie, allows you to roast a wide variety of meats while naturally basting them in their own juices.
Thing To Consider:
Kamado Joe’s bestselling size, the Classic, features a cooking grid that is only 18” in diameter, this may cause you to have to cook in batches vs all at the same time when cooking for larger groups of people. It might also present a challenge when trying to cook over-sized cuts of meat, such as a 14-15 pound brisket. These concerns are not really an issue with the BigJoe!
You'll Like This Grill If:
You want a high quality kamado style grill with more cooking versatility and easier clean up than any other round kamado on the market!
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