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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 Junior Smoker Charcoal Grill is a medium to large size grill with all the benefits of the original, uniquely shaped Oval XL, but for those who do not need as much cooking area. The distinct shape of the Oval Junior 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 porcelain-coated cooking grates, as well as one of the highest sitting lids on the market which is great for cooking whole chickens. This kamado style grill is made in the USA, unlike its competition, constructed with premium grade Primo SuperCeramics, and coated with a protective, lead-free, and scratch-resistant porcelain glaze. The patented Primo Oval Junior efficiently retains and evenly distributes heat across the 210 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 cast iron chimney cap, stainless steel lower vent door, and easy to read thermometer for monitoring and keeping a precise temperature. The easy lift-and-lock hinge system keeps the lid raised in place, and the soft-close felt gasket protects the ceramic while opening and closing the lid using the cool touch handle. Heat-safe ceramic feet are available to stabilize your Primo and are needed when the grill sits on a combustible surface (sold separately). 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
|Kamado Thickness||3/4 Inch|
|Cooking Grate Material||Porcelain Coated Steel|
|Cooking Grid Dimensions||18 1/2 X 13 1/2"|
|Cooking Grid Type||Split|
|Main Grilling Area||210 Sq. Inches|
|Fire Grate Material||Cast Iron|
|Spring Assisted Hood||No|
|Made In USA||Yes|
|Cut Out Width||21 1/2"|
|Cut Out Depth||22"|
|Cut Out Height||11"|
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All Primo ceramic parts are warranted, to the original purchaser, for a Limited Lifetime and are backed by a twenty (20) year guarantee. All metal parts (excluding cast-iron parts) are warranted for five (5) years and all cast-iron parts are warranted for one (1) year. The thermometer and felt gaskets are warranted 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.
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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 To 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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