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By Todd from Overland Park, KS on 3/14/2014
I'm not sure where Hayneedle is located, but it must be down at the end of my street as I placed my order one day and the shipment arrived the next. Super fast!
Great product
By Sandra from JANESVILLE,WI on 1/6/2014
Great product-does what it is supposed to do
Absolutely perfect service!
By Susan from CARPINTERIA,CA on 12/26/2013
I am so glad I did not read any reviews about Hayneedle before I made my purchase. I read them a couple of days later and thought I had made a dreadful mistake. On Dec 21 I ordered a large Kamado Smoker for my husband for Christmas. I had been searching on-line for some time but could not find one I could afford. I checked out the Hayneedle site and the smoker looked good and was a very good price. I ordered it that afternoon. On Dec. 24 it was delivered by Fed-Ex in the afternoon, just in time for Christmas And in time to surprise my husband. The smoker is heavy duty, strong, and looks like it will do a very good job. I was shopping for the brand name "The Big Green Egg" but was able to get the Kamado at less than half the price! In the future I will check Hayneedle first for any purchase.
Great Grill
By James from MIDLAND,GA on 11/26/2013
Worth the extra money over the cheaper, lower end ceramic grills.
Nice cover!
By Steven from Rochester, NY on 8/25/2013
The price was right. The quality is great. It fits well. I am very pleased with this purchase.
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A Charcoal Grill 3,000 Years in the Making

Today's Kamado grills can trace their lineage back thousands of years to clay vessels unearthed in Japan, China, and India. Kamado is the Japenese word for "stove" and it serves as a general term for vessel-style grills. Traditionally made from ceramics, terracotta, and cement, these cookers are prized for their kiln-like insulator properties and wide and consistent temperature range (from under 200 to 800 degrees Fahrenheit). A small vent in the bottom provides air to the charcoal and an adjustable vent on top controls airflow.

What's Cooking

These vessels are ideal for ribs, pork shoulders, turkeys, pizza, and bread. If it can be roasted or baked in an oven, it can be roasted or baked better in a Kamado grill. Less airflow means less moisture escapes, leaving your meat juicier than it would be in a traditional charcoal-fired model.

Hayneedle Serves up Variety

We offer traditional ceramic designs, heavy-gauge steel designs with double-wall insulation, and top brands like Saffire, Bayou Classic, Char-Griller, and American-made Primo.

Preparing a Bed of Coals

Kamado grills do more than their peers with less oxygen and charcoal. Manufacturers recommend higher-quality lump wood charcoal over charcoal with additives to preserve the taste advantage of ceramic construction. Other charcoal varieties produce more ash and can obstruct airflow. Light the lump charcoal patiently, maybe speed the process up with an electric charcoal starter, but never use lighter fluid. Lighter fluid will damage the interior of a ceramic body and affect taste.

Putting Safety First

Remember, there's very little oxygen inside a Kamado grill. The sudden rush of oxygen that follows you removing the lid could create a condition known as flashback, popularly known as a fireball. This condition is easy to avoid. First, open the top vent and wait a few minutes before removing the lid. Second, stand back and off to the side as you slowly open the lid with a pair of fire-resistant gloves. It's best to assume flashback conditions are present so safety remains top of mind. Young adults adults should be allowed to remove the lid only with strict adult supervision.

Caring for Your Grill

Ceramic models are quite heavy and intended to stay in place. Dropping or tipping them is the only threat to their lasting quality. Brushing the ash out of the bottom and scraping the cooking grates takes care of the cleaning concerns. Avoid using damaging wire brushes. A cover is recommended for keeping the elements out.

Stock up on the Accessories

Our selection of accessories includes teak cooking carts, ceramic pizza stones and heat deflectors, cooking grid elevators, natural lump charcoal, multifunctional grates and dividers, vinyl covers, and much more. Once you have all the tools, get grillin'!

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