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Customer Reviews for Kamado Joe Classic Joe II 18 in. Charcoal Grill in Red with Cart, Side Shelves, Grate Gripper, and Ash Tool

Internet #304582863

Model #KJ23RHC

Store SKU #1003113677

  • Ceramic kamado grill with 250 sq.in. of cooking space
  • Air Lift Hinge allows for easy and smooth lifting of dome
  • Kontrol Tower Top Vent to control air flow in grill

Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 398 reviews
  • 99% recommend this product
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Grill, Thrill, and Skill: My Epic Big Joe Journey
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] A Decade and a Half with Kamado Joe: From Classic Beginnings to Big Joe Mastery Greetings, grill aficionados and flavor seekers! My grilling saga began over 15 years ago with my first Kamado Joe, the Classic, igniting a passion that’s only grown. Eight years back, I leveled up to the Big Joe II, marking a new chapter in my culinary adventures. Join me as I recount tales from the front lines of flavor, armed with my trusty Kamado Joe grills. Champion of Ribs: Central to my grilling legend are my St. Louis style competition ribs, a recipe perfected over smoky whispers and fiery trials. With the Big Joe II as my steadfast ally, I rub these beauties down with the divine Pappy Rubs from St. Louis, MO, wrapping them in a cloak of savory, sweet, and smoky whispers that dance off the bone. These ribs aren’t just good; they’re a trophy of flavor, a testament to the countless competitions where they’ve reigned supreme. The Pinnacle of Pizza: But let’s not pigeonhole the Big Joe II to ribs alone. This ceramic marvel transforms my backyard into the envy of every pizzeria, where the Joe Dough recipe comes to life. The heat, the consistency, the unmistakable crunch of the crust - every pizza is a slice of heaven, a testament to the grill’s unmatched versatility. Journey with Joe: Reflecting on my Kamado Joe journey, from the Classic that sparked my grilling flame to the Big Joe II that fans it into a roaring inferno, it’s been a ride of epic flavors and friendships. Each accessory, each cookout, a step in a journey of delicious discovery. Your Culinary Adventure Awaits: To those standing at the precipice of grilling greatness, pondering the leap - let my story be your guide. The Kamado Joe isn’t just a grill; it’s a gateway to a world where your backyard is the stage, and you’re the star. From competition-worthy St. Louis style ribs to pizzas that could rival Naples’ best, the Big Joe II is your key to unlocking a universe of culinary excellence. Step into the world of Kamado Joe, where every meal is a masterpiece, every gathering a festivity, and every flame kindled brings us closer in the dance of grilling perfection. Let’s light it up, one rib, one pizza, one unforgettable meal at a time!
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    Awesome at every task!
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve had my Big Joe for years, there’s nothing better! It smokes, grills, rotisserie’s and sears like it’s made for each task
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      Awesome grill!
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought a Kamado Joe Classic II 3 years ago. It does an excellent job smoking a brisket. It was so good! I made a whole chicken and it was so tender and juicy. Made baby back ribs and they turned out so tender. I really like the hinged lid that is easy to open up. I highly recommend the Kamado grill!
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        Big Joe
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Love my Big Joe II best investment I ever made. Love making smoked ribs and pulled pork!!
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          Love my grill
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am beyond happy with my purchase. I'm almost a year into having my big joe 2, and can't wait for my next cook!! I wish I could cook on it daily.
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            Flippin Awesome Cooking Machine
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this a little while ago after having dinner at a friends house who had one. I liked it so much I bought it that night while visiting in Atlanta and it was at my doorstep in Scottsdale the next day. The versatility is amazing. The diversity of foods you can cook is fantastic and I find regulating the temp to be very easy. Love my Kamado Joe!
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              Favorite grill
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought my big joe about a year ago. Use it more than any other grill or smoker I oen....I have 10 all together. I use it 2 or 3 times a week in the northeast year round.I grill on it, smoke on ot, use the rotisserie, just an amazing all around grill that can literally do anything!!
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                Great cooks
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Using Classic II for approx 2 years. Everything is excellent. Great taste, bit of a learning curve, but YouTube videos with Chef Eric, John S., and James smoking dad BBQ are extremely informative. Big block charcoal primarily used. Outstanding quality of product.
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                  4 Years & Going Strong!
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've had my Joe for 4 years now. Love it! Just finished a custom patio that was built around it! I've got it dialed in and love the science behind creating the perfect burn. About to smoke a pork shoulder and turkey this weekend and can't wait for the results!
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                    Perfect grill
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought my the classic Joe II about 5 yrs ago. I couldn’t have made a better purchase in my life! This grill is, by far, my favorite in my outdoor collection. I have used it every weekend since I bought and as just excited to use it as I was on day one. The only difference is now I have more experience with it. Just this past weekend we made smoked oyster with a garlic butter hot sauce topped with fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Everything we cook on it comes out amazing!! Thank you kamado joe for making the perfect grill to allow my creativeness to flow!!
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                      Don't hesitate buy it NOW!
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I started on a gas grill when I got married, eventually switching to a pellet grill. After a few years I decided to give the Kamado Joe a try to challenge and push myself outside of my comfort zone. Let me tell you, it was the best decision I ever made. I love my classic II! I built it into my outdoor kitchen and it has become the focal point and go to in my arsenal of grills. The Kamado takes BBQ to another level that a traditional gas grill or smoker just can't achieve successfully. I just purchased the Doejoe and Joetisserie to up my game as well. The Kamado Joe has so many accessories to change how you BBQ so make sure you get them all 🤩
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                        My life totally changed when I got a Kamado Joe
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It has been multiple years now. What started as a pandemic hobby has become a big piece of my life. From smoking ribs to making paella i got it with the Joe. It is so easy to control the temperature. From slow and low to hot and fast the Joe does it for me.
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                          Looked for years and finally bought one
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Looked at kamado grills for 2 years before finally buying one, got good deals at scheels post Christmas so got the classic 2 plus some accessories. It is definitely a learning curve coming across from gas grilling but so much fun, every cook is a new adventure and challenge ive only burnt one cook so far. Very good quality parts only complaint is with joetisserie closing lid required adjusting the air hinge slightly. Otherwise I love my grill!!
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                            I love my Kamado Joe
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I absolutely love my Kamado Joe. One of the best features would be the support that this company has for their product. I’ve enjoyed being a part of cooking classes that help me expand my cooking. Also, there are so many YouTube videos out there that can help you with seasoning, your grill, cleaning your grill, and best ways to cook with your grill. All around world class Product.
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                              The Corvette of grills
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve actually owned my Kamado Joe Classic for about 7 years. I don’t see myself buying anything else. I’ve had probably 500 cooks on it and it performs perfectly. The more I use it the better it works. This is an awesome machine and you’d be crazy not to pull the trigger and get one!!!
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                                Best options of all charcoal grills
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Going on my 5th year. I use at least 5 days a week to cool all of my family meals. Best thing I ever bought
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                                  Best Grill
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My wife bought me this grill after me talking about it for months. This thing holds temp for awhile. Steaks are amazing
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                                    Awesome
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Been using Kamado grills for 10 years. Bought Jr. & classic 2. Love cooking on them. Makes grilling a great meal easy.
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                                      Best Tasting Food
                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Can not believe the food could taste this good by just changing from a grill to a smoker!
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                                        Hard to live without it!!
                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought my Big Joe over 2 years ago. It was soon evident I wanted accessories. I have the joetisserie, dojoe, half moon cast iron reversible griddle (2), and the sloroller. This has changed my grilling life. I grill year round. I had attempted cooking low and slow with smoke on other systems and failed. I can say that people request my ribs and pull pork!! I love how the Kamado maintains temperature!! I have been without my Big Joe for six months due to a home addition. Moving back in a week with a new covered home for my Big Joe and can't wait to get back to grilling and smoking'!! I LOVE IT!! I can't imagine using any other system.
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                                          There can be ONLY ONE
                                          This is the one,………Restaurants fear me,……… They are good,……(many of them),……… But NONE can compare to ME (and my classic joe) ANYTIME ANYWHERE
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                                            Good living with the Big Joe II
                                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So many great meals made with my Big Joe II. The rotisserie kit is a must have!
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                                              The Land of Milk and Honey with a side of Brisket
                                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] When I step into my yard I enter the Promised Land. I skip the milk and honey and go straight for the brisket on my Kamado Joe Classic. I’ve cooked many a brisket but none like that gracing the grates of my Joe. Just heavenly.
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                                                It's my hobby
                                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this grill with a lot of hesitation. My old gas grill was worn out and a friend suggested the Kamado Joe. All I could think about was how much time it would take... In reality, it has become a stress reliever for me. It has helped me slow down. I am so glad I purchased it!
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                                                  Loved the grill!
                                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Best all around grill! I can smoke, sear, and use as a griddle.
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                                                    Big Joe for the win!
                                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Our Big Joe has been a fantastic grill. We Use it several times a week during our our warm weather season. You can easily cook for a large family.
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                                                      Love it. No regrets!
                                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Versatile in so many ways! Never lets me down. Have surprised myself with how much I can fit on grill. Love it
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                                                        Love the color
                                                        I’m unable to write a review due to I have not used it since purchasing. I did file a claim because my shelves started rusting before my cover arrived. Customer service responded w/ news that rust is not covered under my warranty but new shelves were being shipped -so far I have NOT received them. The weather has been too Hot for my taste for grilling-maybe I can fire this baby up next month weather permitting.
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                                                        Response from Customer SupportAug 30, 2023
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                                                        The Kamado Joe Big Joe is a Big Hit!!
                                                        I had a Komatsu style grille before and it was Ok, but the Kamado Joe is next-level! It’s like comparing a Toyota to a Lexus, they are both excellent cars but the fit and finish and touches of the Lexus make it stand out and so it is with these grilles. The online buying experience was also excellent with frequent updates as to the status of the order and setup of the delivery. This is a HUGE heavy grille so make sure you have help to place it! Zero regrets and I’m not sure what else I would put on a wish-list.
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                                                        Big Joe II Standalone Purchase
                                                        It's great and easy to use even if you never cooked with charcoal, which was the case for me. I was worried about controlling the temp when smoking but it was easy. I love the versatility!...Smoke, Roast, Sear! I'm very happy with my purchase.
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