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- The unique oval shape allows you to grill, bake, roast or smoke more food at one time
- Proudly made in the USA since 1996
- Made of premium grade ceramic that offers superior heat, moisture and flavor retention
- Primo offers the highest sitting lid available allowing you to cook whole chickens and turkeys vertically
- Split, reversible cooking grids provide unmatched cooking versatility
Choose Primo and experience the best in kamado style charcoal cooking. The Primo Oval XL Charcoal Smoker Grill is an extra large sized grill and one of the biggest ceramic cookers on the market. The distinct shape of the Oval XL allows you to cook using direct or indirect heat, expanding your grilling options unlike any other kamado-style grill. This grill features easy to clean and reversible stainless steel cooking grates, as well as one of the highest sitting lids which is great for cooking whole chickens or turkeys. This kamado style grill is made in the USA, unlike its competition, and constructed with premium grade Primo SuperCeramics and coated with a protective, lead-free, and scratch-resistant porcelain glaze. The patented Primo Oval XL efficiently retains and evenly distributes heat across the 400 square inches of cooking surface, perfect for maintaining a consistent temperature. Smoke meat at temperatures as low as 180 degrees Fahrenheit, or turn up the heat to more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit for searing and grilling. Use the 6-position cast aluminum chimney cap, 5-position stainless steel lower vent door, and easy to read thermometer for monitoring and keeping a precise temperature. The chimney cap also features a hood to keep out rain for all-weather grilling. Newly designed for 2021, the easy lift-and-lock hinge system keeps the lid raised in place, now requiring 70-percent less force to open than previous models. A soft-close felt gasket protects the ceramic while opening and closing the lid using the newly designed cool touch handle, now featuring integrated retaining clips to help keep the ceramic top firmly in place. The powder-coated steel cart with side shelves made from high quality marine grade HDPE materials resists rusting and the wire basket is perfect for storing charcoal or other accessories. The side tables extend your work area, allowing you to keep ingredients nearby and offer two cup holders for keeping drinks nearby. Four heavy-duty swivel casters roll smoothly on any patio surface and lock in place when you are ready to grill. The variety of accessories available, along with the unique oval shape, allows flexibility in cooking a never ending list of delicious meals. Choosing a Primo kamado style grill is a decision you will never regret.
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- Model Number
- PGCXLH + PG00368 + PG00328
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Cooking Grate Material
|Cooking Grid Dimensions||25 X 18 1/2"|
|Total Grilling Area||400 Sq. Inches|
Spring Assisted Hood
Cooking Grid Type
|Made In USA||Yes|
|Cart Assembly||Some Assembly Required|
Fire Grate Material
Side Shelf Material
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All Primo ceramic parts are warrantied, to the original purchaser, by a Limited Lifetime warranty and are backed by a twenty (20) year guarantee. All metal parts (excluding cast-iron parts) are warrantied for five (5) years. All cast-iron parts, valves and knobs, and all other parts and accessories are warrantied for one (1) year. The thermometer and felt gaskets are warrantied for thirty (30) days. The warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of any parts which, under normal use, Primo determines, after reasonable examination, to be defective. Labor is not included.
Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.
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- Absolutely the most versatile, innovative kamado grill
- Made in the USA
- Generous grilling space
- Tons of accessories
- One of a kind kamado
Things We Love:
First off, I love that all Primo grills are made in the USA. They're made over in Atlanta, GA, where they've been made ever since the company started in 1996. The capabilities of Primo oval ceramic kamados are impressive. With their cooking grates that are reversible to allow cooking close to the coals for searing, or further away for convection cooking, they are versatile right out of the box. The grates are also split down the middle so you can raise the grids on one side and keep the other side lower. This allows you to have different temperature zones on the same grill. When used in combination with the grill extender racks (sold separately), these grills have more cooking area than any other kamado. If you're already familiar with ceramic grills, you know they are usually round. Primo is known for their oval models that allow more room for racks of ribs, brisket, and all sorts of other BBQ. These innovative kamados are also built using premium ceramics and protected by a scratch-resistant glaze.
For even more versatility, there's a firebox divider add-on which gives you direct and indirect cooking at the same time (in our experience, Primo does this better than all other brands). You can gather your coals on one side and grill at higher temperatures, then move food over to the opposite side so it can soak up all that mouth watering smoky BBQ flavor. Or, add-on a drip pan rack & heat deflector plate to completely shield your food from the coals and get that true slow smoking ability. These are split down the middle as well so you can set them up on one side only if you like for even more versatility!
Another feature I love is the interior lid height of Primo grills which comes in very handy when cooking beer butt chicken or turkey. And since it's oval, you can cook more than one at a time! Other kamados with shorter lids often rub the top of the birds and some are really too short to allow you to do it at all. Primo also has the largest portable ceramic grill available, known as the Primo Go. It’s perfect for tailgating, camping, or any time you need to grill on the go. For those that want a great grilling package right out of the box, Primo offers their All-In-One series in 4 sizes, and it comes with a wheeled cradle, side shelves, ash tool, and grate lifter. Primo does make a round grill also, for a more affordable option.
I love that Primo backs their kamados with a limited lifetime warranty backed by a twenty (20) year guarantee on all ceramic parts, regardless of how your state determines the meaning of "lifetime".
Things To Consider:
Although Primo’s round grill is more affordable, it, like most other kamados on the market, lacks the versatility of the Primo oval models. Something else to consider is that Primo’s cooking grates are not stainless steel, but instead are porcelain coated steel. These grates are actually nice from a non stick cooking perspective. However, should you ever scratch off the coating, exposing the steel underneath, you'll need to keep it seasoned with oil like you would cast iron for added protection against rusting.
You'll Like This Grill If:
If you want a well-built, American made kamado that is second to none when it comes to cooking versatility and is backed by a strong warranty.
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