Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 397
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Nice but disappointed after 6 months
Torn about decision to recommend to others or not
Grill is 6 months old, has cooked great food BUT
- insulation around top of grill and on top already falling apart so there is NO longer a seal to keep the heat in
They need to fix these issues
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hdg Excellent, versatile Kamado at a reasonable price
This is a great Kamado grill and is an excellent value when you consider the cost of similar grills in the market - we are talking 30-50% less for this Vision grill. The grill is very versatile - I just seared steaks direct at 600 degrees, changed to indirect and lowered temp to 350 to finish the steaks, then went back to direct and grilled veggies. Pizzas are outstanding on this thing. Low and slow ribs or chicken have turned out great - and require virtually no tending unlike with my old charcoal smoker where I had to constantly check and add charcoal and try to maintain the proper temp. Once you get the hang of the temperature control, you can cook pretty much anything on this grill. Like some others have noted, I did have some air leakage around the ash drawer and lighter port. Contacted Vision Grills customer service and they fixed me up right away with some silicone - although this is easily obtained just about anywhere. Glad I didn't let the reviews on the air leaks scare me away from this grill...it is outstanding. It would be great, of course, if the thing arrived without the leaks, but in the end, I'm so happy with the grill and the price I paid versus the competition that I got over it quickly.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ARA Awesome Grill !!!
The grill was easy to assembly, but you will need a friend to lift the grill to the base. Cooking is very easy and the flavor is excellent.
I would prefer is for the price, they should include at least the lava stone.
So far we are turning on the grill twice a week.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Techdog Great Grill
Bought the new Vision grill, un-assembled with the hope of getting it home without damage and was successful. There was a small chip on the back of the ceramic top, but vision included a small bottle of glaze to repair any small imperfections such as this and was no problem to fix. Assembly was very simple, all the tools required were supplied with the grill. everything went together perfectly. Grill is very handsome and sturdy, love the slot for the charcoal (lump wood Only) starter. have used the grill only twice so far, once for steaks and once for ribs. food came out great, the grill is easy to start and temp control is very good with just a little practice. Would also note that the cover that is included with the grill is good quality and fits great, thought this was a nice extra to be included since very few grills come with a cover. So far this grill has done everything advertised and is a super deal for the price. Would highly recommend this product.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaptainMike The BOMB of Grill/Smokers
At 227 lbs it's Heavy. The Kamado Vision has some features some of the more eggpensive models don't. In 2 months I've cooked on the Vision 40 times. Meatloaf, Wings, Pork Roasts, Beef Roasts, Pizza, Chicken, Italian Sausages you name it. It's a Grill, Smoker and High Temp Oven. After a few cooks temperature control is easy. You'll need a Plate Setter for Non-direct cooking and a Pizza stone.
I gave the Quality a 4 because the Top Vent has a Plastic Tab that will break. I know Kamado will warranty it but come on guys, it's on a Cast Iron Vent. Aluminum or Steel would have been the better choice.
If you are thinking about an "egg" cooker, this is it. It uses much less Charcoal that I expected.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jetskigig Very nice grill overall
Had air leaks around ash pan, bought some FireBlack12 BBQ smoker gasket and sealed it. Was not able to keep a stable low temp (225-250), until I did this. Now this thing is awesome, I have done multiple pork butts at 225 and everyone raved about how good the pork tasted. Next think I want to try and smoke is a big brisket. Grill itself was packaged very well and was easy to put together, took about 20 minutes. I have seared some steaks on it then turned down the heat to finish. Very happy with the grill now.
Loaded with Charcoal and when I smoked Pork butt never had to add any more charcoal and had charcoal left over. Very nice feature as it would be hard to add more charcoal during cooking process.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by al Excellent grill
Excellent product. Doesn't use much coal. Starts up fast with electric starter.
July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Captdave12 Excellent Choice
Very decent grill, would absolutely recommend. Bought with lava stone insert which is a must for low/slow smoking. Temperature control is excellent, cannot expect instant response with draft or vent settings. Start low and build up to target temp for 12 hour brisket, one hour spent getting to temp far better than fighting a high temp. Customer service outstanding, registered grill, asked for new touch up paint as original was dried up in package, had it in two days.
Still sorting out which is best lump charcoal, but this grill is very efficient, even after a 12 hour run, I can shut off vents and save some charcoal. Use this grill primarily as smoker, use large chunks of mesquite, do not bother with chips. IMHO far better to spend this $$ than those on a BGE.
July 5, 2016