Do you have a Big Green Egg kamado style grill? What makes it so great?
With any product there are 2 ways to answer the question: Use value, as in how the product works and exchange valve, or how is the materials and workmanship.
Use value of a big green egg or any kamado barbecue is without a doubt the best outdoor cooker because the product and radiate internal high-temperature heat like a pizza oven beyond the capabilities of many gas barbecues, it can barbecue at very low temperatures and everywhere in-between. No level of heat is off-limits with a kamado.
Where this is extremely useful is at low temperatures where heavy ceramic and upper/lower vents that make up the kamado design allow the chef to hold low temperatures for a very long time with almost no adjustments. The charcoal heat, smoke and wood smoke are kept locked in the large egg shaoed barbecue so food barbecues slowly and absorbs the flavors of the charcoal smoke, wood smoke and vaporized drippings.
We barbecue and we smoke on our kamado. We make turkeys every Thanksgiving, whole beer-can chickens, amazing(!!!) ribs, bacon, steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, fish and steak. The kamado can have the vents set for a specific temperature and it will cook all day left alone. Open up the vents and it jumps up to 350, 450 or even 900 degrees. The kamado is the most versatile barbecue, smoker, grill available and it is perfect for cooking anything.
The Big Green Egg has moved fabrication operations out of north America but the ceramic still has a life time warranty. Stainless steel parts have a life time warranty. Other metal parts are covered for 5 years. The Big Green Egg, their Distributors and us, the dealers make it very very easy to use the warranty to replace parts. There are not a lot of questionnaires and pictures to email but in 12 years in the barbecue industry I can count BGE warranty calls on one hand. They are just really well made.
I also have a Primo kamado and a Grill Dome and both of those are also really well made with similarly easy to use long warranty periods; lifetime on the Primo.
With a reliable brand the kamado is the best cooker available -- and like the nautilus and the orchid it has not needed to change to evolve in a very long time because its simplicity is its perfection.
I bought a Green Egg a few years ago. I love it and will never be able to cook on any other grill again. The best part is the quality. Every single part of the Egg is high quality, like you'd expect for a $1k+ grill.
The insulation the green egg provides is great. To get a grill that can reach 900 degrees would be much more expensive. This is how you get that professional restaurant quality results from home.
I recommend reading: http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Green-Egg … B007CMRUNY and there is a lot of great information on http://www.biggreeneggmanual.com. Enjoy!
by Paul Edmondson5 years ago
What Kamado Grill should I buy?I think I'm going to buy a kamado barbecue. They are expensive, but they will take wood as well as charcoal or gas. There are a few brands of them. Kamado, Primo, Komodo, and...
by Paul Edmondson8 years ago
Despite my better judgement, I purchased a Kamado BBQ. It should arrive before christmas, so I'm looking forward to doing some serious grilling. Anyone have any favorite Kamado style recipes to share?
by FlaGriler8 years ago
Just wanted to know if you've heard anything on Kamado's now that they are made in the USA?Has the quality and CS gone up? I noticed they were on sale and touting 'Now Made in the USA". That's the Kamado brand.
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