Can't get parts
Bought a Kamado Joe Classic and used for a while until the heat deflector cracked.
On to the shop to buy the replacement.
Ordered 6 months ago and still not received.
Rumour tells me that the heat deflectors are now discontinued.
What? This thing cracks so easily but discontinued?
People who wants KJ, think twice.
Purchased in November 2019.
Good product but poor support
We bought a Kamado Joe for indirect cooking including smoking. Heat control is easy and does the job perfectly until the head deflector broke for no reason.
I contacted BBQ Galore but they are out of stock.
I contacted Kamado Joe in the States. Out of stock!
My Kamado Joe is sitting in my yard cold and getting dust. It's been 3 months now!
Checking the internet and realised that breaking these ceramic heat deflectors are common event!
Excellent Idea with Fundamental Flaw
I've used mine around 5 times now. Ceramic casing works great. Don't think I've been able to recreate the heat levels in my old gas and metal weber bbq. Great for grilling and roasting as well
Only thing that bugs me is the hinge design. Metal springs adjacent to a heat source will lose its hold and eventually the lid needs to be propped up which is not provided.
Purchased in December 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $800.00.
- Classic II On Cart
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So easy to use takes time to get use to controlling the temp and knowing how much coal to use. Best tasting meat in thus bbq. Purchased for my hubbys bday. Use it every weekend. Easy to keep clean.
Purchased in August 2019 at Barbeques Galore for $1,319.12.
Great Charcoal BBQ
Me and my husband bought this item after our wedding as our friends give us $500 vouchers from BBQ's Gallore. This BBQ can cook anything, tried cooking pizza, but get burnt mostly the crust, I still can't estimate the temperature and time as we are still practicing, but very good on char grilled meat, cook meat deliciously, tender and juicy. Good BBQ except I think it's too over priced.
Purchased in November 2018 at Barbeques Galore for $1,999.00.
The Perfect BBQ
This for me is the perfect bbq. It can do everything very very well. It takes a bit of getting used too but once you master getting the temperature you can do just about anything in it from brisket to chicken to the best pizzas I have ever had. The ceramic liner means that this can hold temperature for hours and hours without continually adding coals. Because it retains the heat so well you don't have to use as many coals as other bbqs. Highly recommend getting one of you love bbq food but hate babysitting the bbq. Set and forget!
We use it more then the oven in the kitchen
We honestly use this more then we use our kitchen now . The flapvurband the ease of use is amazing this BBQ holds temp for hours on end and we don't need to constantly chrkc on it. It really is set and forget. It's the best for low and slow cooking and overnight cooks
Love this bbq
We won this bbq in a competition and absolutely love it. From smoking trout to slow cooked brisket we have not had a fail. We have had this bbq for about 4 months and have used nearly every weekend since. Roast lamb and pork are Devine. Experimenting with different meat rubs and smoking chips is fun and flavourful. It took some time to learn to control the temperature but once mastered we very rarely use our kitchen oven. One accessory we would recommend is a duel probe wireless thermometer to monitor meat internal temp and bbq temp. Would highly recommend a kamado Joe anytime.
You really can't beat a charcoal BBQ
Whilst our gas BBQ is great, you just can't beat the taste of a proper charcoal BBQ.
We got a Kamado Joe really because of how they look. For our use, I'm sure a Weber would do the job just as well.\
We just to basic BBQing - light the coals, leave them for a bit then throw the food on. However for keen BBQers this thing can do all kinds of fancy stuff. There is an instruction book that tells all.
It's really easy to clean, I just clear out the old coals, clean the wire cooking surface and let the heat of the new coals do the rest when lighting.
And most importantly.... anything cooked on this BBQ tastes fantastic!
Bought the 'inferior model' from Barbeques Galore, and simply purchased the 'divide & conquer' rack and heat diffusers. Total package was a lot less expensive than the standard model, but with the same functionality. The egg itself is exactly the same.
Have cooked/smoked a 7.2kg ham, and done several BBQ's. Easy to light, easy to operate, and the food tastes so much better than on a gas BBQ.
Overall quality seems very good, and it looks good too. At $800 it seems so much better value than the Weber kettle at $549, with the bonus it can smoke food & retain temperature for up to 16 hours.
Would definitely purchase again.
THE BEST BBQ EVER
I have been meaning to write a review on this BBQ for a while now and just never got around to doing it. I have always been a gas BBQ guy and went looking for something I could do some smoking with. Found this weird thing called a Kamado Joe classic.....I some how kept gravitating back to it. So, I bought it and have never looked back! In fact, I have since bought a second classic and only last week ordered my Big Joe. THAT's how much I love this BBQ! There is nothing you can't do with it. The devide and conquer cooking system makes life so ea...sy. for those who have never cooked on charcoal/lump before and it seems like a bit of a hassle, it's NOT! Controlling temps is so easy and the food you will produce is mouth watering. I do overnight briskets and pulled pork regularly without any worry. Excellent customer service with a lifetime warranty on all ceramics you can't really go wrong! If you're thinking about getting a Kamado Joe, don't think about it, do it! you won't be disappointed! I am open to any questions you may have and have plenty of photos of cooks I have done. So if anyone wants to see what this thing can do by the hands of a backyard nobody, flick me your email or something. Cheers!
We have had ours for about 5 years and it's a dream.
They are easy to use, slow cook meat is my fav.
Easy to clean, just ramp up the temp and it's a relaxing way to cook.
Looks great too.
Only use nice chunky lumps and avoid heat beads, they will just turn into lots of ash.
Pretty much a weber on steroids.
How did I live without this?
Kamado (Lump Charcoal) cookers have been around for a while now but are very hard to find retail.
There are a few brands out there, most will remember the "Big Green Egg".
Description here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamado
My "KamadoJoe" was purchased from BBQ Galore Gepps Cross SA in September 2011.
There is a definite learning process to go through but once you master it you will wonder where it's been all your life.
Direct cooking for steaks to perfection.
Indirect slow cooking roasts.
Pizza on a stone.
Steady constant temperatures. ...
Agree with all in previous review.......this thing gets to 700c.
It performs as a tandoor if you use long skewers inserted in thetop air vent
As good a tandoori chicken as you will get outside Mumbai!
Use only real lumpwood charcoal.......forget heat beads
Best BBQ Ever
I bought a Kamado Classic Joe from Barbecues Galore after experiencing one of my friends. Kamado is not just a BBQ, it's also Pizza oven, Smoker and Oven in one. Fairly efficient on Charcoal use but you will want to use natural lump wood not weber style brickets.
My wife thought I wouldn't get enough use out of it but we use it ourselves and for entertaining using it at least 2 times a week. An afternoon rolling out home made Pizza after Pizza or steakhouse quality steaks will keep everyone happy. Learning how to control the temperature ...
Questions & Answers
We are about to move into an apartment with a large balcony. Is there an issue with a lot of smoke causing problems for neighbours?
Hi mate, short awnswer is yes and no. If you're going to be using lump charcoal (you should) you will have very little annoying smoke. If you're adding smoking woods like hicory, Apple etc there will be more smoke but again, it's only for a short period of time. I have done a brisket that took 18 hours. The smoke becomes thin and blue after it's all set in. It's basically invisible. The one thing you will have is jealous neighbors. The smell will drive them crazy
Its only a problem if you have dirty vegans living next door
|Category||Charcoal BBQs||Charcoal BBQs|
|Cooking Plate / Grill Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Features||Grill, Hooded, On Wheels, Rotisserie Compatible, Smoker, Temperature Gauge and Warming Rack||Grill, Hooded, Rotisserie Compatible, Smoker, Temperature Gauge and Warming Rack|
|Colour / Finish||Red||Red|
|Dimensions||1219 x 1181 x 711 mm||861 x 654 x 784 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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