The Best Accessories and Utensils for a Kamado Grill
Kamado grills are incredibly versatile, allowing you to smoke, grill and cook year-round. Here are eight accessories and utensils you'll love.
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About Kamado Grills
Kamado grills were introduced in Asia more than 3,000 years ago, making them some of the oldest clay cooking vessels found in that part of the world. Today these grills are made of ceramic and have many uses, including roasting, baking, smoking and grilling. However, a classic Kamado grill only comes with racks for grilling. To take full advantage of this powerhouse of a grill, you’ll need a few accessories — like a rotisserie spit and pizza stone — that don’t come with the grill itself.
Here are our favorite tools and accessories that make a Kamado grill infinitely useful.
Kamado JoeTisserie Classic
Roast everything from full racks of ribs to entire chickens with the Kamado JoeTisserie. This device is easy to put together and fits inside the Classic I, II and III Kamado grills. It provides a constant, steady rotation to ensure meats retain their juiciness and foods cook evenly. Spin up to 50 lbs. of food on its single spit rod and have enough leftovers to eat for days.
Grill Heat Aid Extreme Heat-Resistant BBQ Gloves
Protect your hands while grilling and withstand heat up to 932 degrees F with these fireproof gloves. “The sleeves are long enough that you don’t catch your arm on hot oven shelves, and they stay cool enough so that there is plenty of time from touching hot items and putting them safely on an appropriate surface,” wrote one Amazon.com consumer. The gloves also feature non-slip grip and cotton lining for a comfortable, safe fit.
Kamado Joe Soapstone Cooking Surface
Traditional grill grates aren’t exactly ideal for cooking smaller foods like vegetables, or more tender meats such as fish and seafood. The Kamado Joe Soapstone, however, is perfect for more delicate cuts. Its non-porous surface provides an even cook with fewer flare-ups. Plus it frees you from worrying about food sticking to or falling through the grill grates.
This durable cast-aluminum pizza stone can turn your Kamado grill into a pizza oven in seconds. Effortlessly maintain temperatures between 400 and 700 degrees F with the DōJoe stone, and serve up hot slices all day long without opening the grill. “It creates an air cushion between your heat deflectors and the pizza stone to prevent burning,” according to one Amazon.com consumer.
Onlyfire Kamado Grill Cover
Protect your grill from the elements with the Onlyfire Kamado Grill Cover. This water-resistant product will keep your Kamado grill dry, shield it from the sun and keep out dust and debris. It also comes with a built-in drawstring to keep the cover secure in high winds and inclement weather. “Plus the price is a lot cheaper than the branded grill covers,” writes one Amazon.com consumer.
Ol’ Hick Jim Beam BBQ Pellets
I’ve tried a lot of varieties, but Ol’ Hick’s Jim Beam BBQ Pellets are my go-to recommendation for flavor. They’re made from actual Jim Beam bourbon barrels, and when you use them in a Kamado grill, you just can’t beat it. In my opinion you’ll notice the flavor the most on a whole chicken or turkey.
Smokeware Vented Chimney Cap
If you plan to do a lot of smoking this summer, you may want to consider replacing your Kamado grill cap with the Smokeware Vented Chimney Cap. This stainless steel cap is more effective than your daisy wheel vent and is rust-resistant, allowing you to cook in the rain and snow. Three tapered vents within the chimney also improve temperature control and maintain heat settings for a quality smoking experience.
Kamado Joe Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Impress your friends and family and make everything from pot roast to cheesy macaroni with the Kamado Joe Cast Iron Dutch Oven. A cool-touch handle and removable lid make this accessory easy to handle and use. Simply place the dutch oven on your grill and make chili, soup, stew, cobbler and much more! Plus you can transfer this pan to your oven or stovetop to keep its contents warm while you cook something else on the grill.