The debate about whether gas or charcoal BBQs are better will never be resolved – but for traditionalists, you can’t beat the classic fire and smoke of cooking over charcoal.

In this post, we introduce what we believe to be the pinnacle of charcoal BBQs – the Kamado Joe. This is no ordinary grill - if you’re a foodie that won’t compromise on cooking performance or quality, you need a Kamado Joe in your life.

Here’s why.

What is a Kamado Joe?

A Kamado is a traditional, Asian style BBQ grill and cooker with thick walls – and Kamado Joe have built on this concept with their range of ceramic BBQs. The concept has been updated and modernised to create a premium, high performance product - you’re getting so much more than just a barbecue.

Kamado Joe grills enable you to bake, smoke roast and grill, for some the best charcoal infused food you’ll ever taste! From traditional burgers and sausages, to hot smoked ribs and wings, right through to traditional pizza, you can cook pretty much anything on a Kamado Joe.

Whichever model you choose, you’ll benefit from unparalleled cooking performance and flexibility, in an attractive, easy to use (and easy to clean) package. They’re quality, professional grade products that will set your barbecuing apart from the competition.

Divide and conquer

One of the key features of the Kamado Joe ceramic BBQ range is the patented ‘Divide and Conquer’ cooking system. It’s one of the most flexible, useful BBQ cooking systems we’ve ever used, allowing you to split the grill and create different heat zones.

The system also allows you to swap cooking surfaces – in addition to the traditional grill, you’ll find soapstone, cast iron griddles and laser cut stainless steel grids, opening up a world of different cooking options.

In practice, that means no more batch cooking and less overcrowding, with double the grilling space. With a Kamado Joe, you can cook multiple different foods, at different temperatures, in different ways, all at the same time.

Can your charcoal BBQ do that?

Kamado Joe models

The Kamado Joe range includes ceramic Kamados in a range of sizes:

Kamado Joe Classic

The original Kamado Joe is the perfect size BBQs for garden grilling. With space for 10 – 12 chicken breasts, there’s ample room, in a thick walled ceramic grill that locks in smoke and moisture. Features include a heavy duty cast iron cart, precision ventilation dial and slide out ash drawer for easy cleaning.

Kamado Joe Classic II

The newest grill in the Kamado Joe range builds on the design of the Classic, with the addition of a newly designed Kontrol Tower Top Vent for better airflow, airlift hinge and AMP Firebox. It’s the most advanced grill in the range.

Kamado Joe Big Joe

Go XL with the Big Joe – it’s like the Classic II, only bigger! With plenty of cooking space, it can handle up to 3 full racks of ribs at once. If you love to entertain, and want a charcoal grill that can deliver for larger families and big groups, this is the model to go for.

Kamado Joe Junior

Joe on the road - the surprisingly portable Joe Jr is small enough to take with you in the car when out and about. Ideal for smaller households, caravans, campervans or camping use – it still has plenty of space for grilling on – you can even do a full beer can chicken inside!

Kamado Joe at Keen Gardener

You’ll find a full range of Kamado Joe barbecues at Keen Gardener, alongside a fantastic selection of charcoal and gas barbecues from a range of leading brands.

All our barbecues are available at unbeatable prices, and backed up by our lowest price promise. For additional information, call 01789 763336 today.