Komodo Kamado® Product Spotlight
Komodo Kamado Highlights:
- Only Kamado made from blast furnace cement, not a glazed pot
- Only Kamado with multiple layers of physical insulation
- Over-built and over-engineered for durability and longevity
- Self-opening lid and beefy 304 stainless steel components
- Available in scores of unique colors
- The 42” Serious Big Bad grill, with a single basket of charcoal will burn for 215 hours at 235 F.
- That isn’t a typo. 215 hours!
- Limited-lifetime warranty
Uniquely Engineered, Stunning Design:
Komodo Kamado is the ultimate over-engineered, over-built kamado grill/smoker, with no expense or detail spared. If ever there is a case of “you get what you pay for,” this is it: arguably the most innovative kamado grill/smoker on the market, and each grill is a unique work of art.
The most obvious differentiator for Komodo Kamado grills is the hand-finished tile exterior. While not all Komodo Kamado grills are custom-made, each one is entirely unique. No two tile patterns are the same! The tile exterior can be either square or pebble tiles, available in a variety of hues and tones. Tiles are sorted for shade and tone, and they can match most tiles found on their website or their Instagram. Their grill gallery presents a great overview of many of the available colors and patterns.
A Grill that Dares to Call Itself “Serious Big”:
Komodo Kamado grills are available in a variety of sizes and styles, from the 16” “Brawny Bambino” tabletop grill to the 42” “Serious Big Bad” grill, which is, as far as we know, the largest kamado grill you can buy with over 2,100 square inches of total cooking surface on 4 levels.
Every component is created using the highest-quality materials available and the best methods of fabrication. Komodo grills are built from durable refractory cements designed for high temperature containment. This is the hot-face material used in blast furnaces for molten metal and glass. For unequaled performance, two layers of insulation are added.
Better Insulation + Better Airflow = Better Barbecue:
The high-performance insulation in Komodo Kamado grills reduces airflow to create better barbecue. Charcoal always burns at the maximum volume for the allowed airflow, so if you retain heat and control airflow you can maintain your cooking temperature, less evaporation, and Bingo!…more retained moisture in your meat, the holy grail of low and slow cooking. The result? Better barbecue. Condensation is how the vapor is transferred to the food, so less airflow not only gives you more retained moisture but more smoke flavor. Again: better barbecue.
Because Komodo Kamados are so well insulated, cooking temperatures are stable even when the ambient temperature changes drastically. Winter cooks below zero are not problem. Also, Komodo kamado grills are Child Safe. The outside surface, even at pizza-cooking temps, won’t blister you hand when touching.
Cook on 4 levels with the 3 standard grates made of 3/8” (9.5mm) 304 stainless steel rod. The big thick walls create thermal mass for uniform convection cooking and the unique shape of the grill has a large ceiling for browning, with no donut-hole of missing ceiling like round grills. This ensures uniform browning.
All airflow goes thru the charcoal, not around the firebox like other charcoal grills. This means that the airflow settings always create the same temps regardless of how much charcoal you have in the bowl.
“Easy Open” Doesn’t Begin to Describe the Lids:
The lid straps are cast into the body, and the lid is virtually self-opening. Pull the latch trigger and watch the massive lid open unassisted, and then close with just a tug of your finger. These hinges are engineering marvels and are on the massive side of huge. Large food-grade silicone gaskets create an absolute air-tight seal. There are no straps to slip and lose alignment. Each grill has a two-piece firebox that never cracks, and the built-in rotisserie system lets you close the lid with no airflow lost. The grills include a temperature control fan faceplate and polder tubes for cables to pass thru grill’s body for plug and play use.
Komodo Kamado also offers a full line of grill accessories, from coconut shell charcoal to side tables, rib racks to clean smoke generators, and covers to beautiful teak cabinets.
Things to Consider:
Cost - They are the most expensive Kamados on the market, but if you insist on having the best of the best, this is definitely the grill for you. Prices range from $2,412 to $10,595+.
Weight - Because of the materials used they also weigh many times what a comparable glazed kamado weighs. Komodo Kamado grills range from 526 to 1,688 pounds. The 42” model includes 238 pounds of 304 stainless steel alone!
Lead Time - While they do stock many models in some colors (in-stock grills have delivery times of 2-7 business days), these exquisite grills can also be made to order. The time from order to delivery for a non-stocked grill is about 9-10 weeks. Komodo Kamado requires a 50% deposit to build, with the balance due when the grill has shipped and is on the water from Indonesia. All grills have a Sea Freight surcharge. When you place your order, they will be able to give you an estimate of total costs.
Check out this grill if:
You demand the best and are willing to invest in a unique, high-performance kamado grill that is a beautiful work of art, that you’ll treasure as a family heirloom, and that will produce amazing food – consistently - for a lifetime.
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