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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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Amazing Grill!!!
Well it took me a couple of grilling sessions to understand and control the temperature with more precision, once you get it is a new world of flavors. You can check it out in my Instagram that I exclusively use my Classic ll (@savorysmokeusa)
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    Amazing Grill and Accesorios
    My wife bought me this grill for my birthday. I wanted a decent charcoal grill that was versatile. Well I got a grill that was AMAZING and way more versatile than anything I could have ever expected. I have a Webber grill that I haven’t even turned on in 2 months after getting KJoe. Love this grill. Best Buy EVER
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      Complete Package Can Do it All
      I got mine at the end of last summer in the fall. Got a pretty great price as closeouts were on. It does so many things well, smokes, roasts, bakes, and grills. Overall quality is great. It did take some effort to get the new style firebox properly assembled.
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        Solid investment!
        Read a lot of positive reviews before purchasing. Debated whether to spend this much money on a grill, but after a few months decided to pull the trigger. Went with the Kamado Joe because of the advanced features like the counterbalance hinge and the oven type gasket. I have to admit that I love the Red color as well. This grill arrived well packaged, is solidly built, and was easy to assemble. Look forward to many years of outdoor cooking.
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        First timer loves how easy grilling on a KJ is!!
        This is my first Kamado style grill. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like it so I did a lot of researching before deciding. My friend has a BGE so he urged me to get one also. After discovering Kamado Joe I read tons of reviews and watched countless videos comparing KJ & BGE. The things that sold me on KJ were the color (BGE green is atrocious), much better fiberglass gasket vs felt on BGE, the BGE doesn’t come with a stand or any of the extras you get with Kamado Joe, and the Classic Joe II was $200 less than the same size BGE. I ordered my Classic Joe II directly from KamadoJoe.com and they threw in a free bag of big block charcoal and free shipping!! I’ve had it for only a month, but I’ve used it 8 times already. I knew nothing about cooking this way and now I’m turning out great ribs, brisket, steaks and smoked Thank you Kamado Joe for making such an awesome product!!
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        Hands down one of the Best Kamado style smokers on the market. I have had the opportunity to smok...
        Hands down one of the Best Kamado style smokers on the market. I have had the opportunity to smoke on many rigs. This unit holds temperature within +/- 2 degrees of my desired temp they ENTIRE cook.
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        I love this grill. This is my third Kamado type grill and couldn't be happier. I started with the...
        I love this grill. This is my third Kamado type grill and couldn't be happier. I started with the Charbroil Akorn which was an excellent grill - it did the job, but didn't look as pretty as the ceramic smokers. It held low temps, did not require a lot of charcoal to get to high temps and was inexpensive. I then tried the Vision grill with the pull out ash drawer. I ended up returning it because 1. air leaks around ash drawer which impacts temp and would smolder long after done grilling 2, required lots of charcoal to reach high temp. The Kamado Joe is an amazing grill it and my favorite 1, holds low temps with no problem 2, does not require a lot of charcoal to reach high temps and comes with a bunch of accessories for grilling. 3. easy to clean out ashes with pull out ash sleeve.
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          Poor delivery and assembly
          This is warning to anyone buying the grill. The delivery and assembly services are lousy. The grill was assembled incorrectly and they kept the hinge Disengagement kit. I have been getting the runaround on who to contact to correct this but have not been able to get either Home Depot or Go Configure to correct the issue. If I could give negative stars for their service, I would!
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          Response from kamado JoeMar 27, 2024
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            close to 5 year in, sweeter than ever!!!
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been putting my Classic Joe to the test in the Northeast for the past five years. I don't just use it seasonally - summer or winter, I fire it up. In the summers, I even take it off the stand and truck it to Vermont! Grill is indestructible, I've only needed to replace the gasket. I performs better today then when I got it, or maybe ive dialed it in better. It's become my go-to for everything - smoking, searing, even baking bread. This grill is a beast! I've cooked every meal imaginable on it, and the food consistently comes out amazing. It's the best we've ever had! It I could give it 6 starts I would!!
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              Worth the investment
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We purchased our Big Joe right before COVID. Since then we continue to use on a weekly basis regardless of the weather we continue to use.
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                Incredible product!
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have owned this Big Joe since 2019. It has turned out to be an amazing grill from rack of lamb, to smash burgers (using the cast iron half moon), to flank steak, to pork tenderloin, to pizza, etc. We absolutely love it and love the larger size.
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                  The best outdoor cooking ever!
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Purchased it as a secondary barbecue, thinking that this thing would only be for use when you have plenty of time ahead, when you wanted that extra little genuine charcoal taste, and when cooking for a small amount of people I was allllll wrong! So easy to start and use, this has quickly become the main outdoor cooking tool. First experience, ribs. Wow!!! They were great! Second, pizza on a Kamado Joe pizza stone, with my own sourdough pizza dough: the result was better than any of the specialized pizza resto I ever been to! Third try, made burgers. The beef was cooked to perfection, juicy and so savory! Since then, I’m addicted to my Kamado and I’m always in search of a new recipe to try. Never thought I would love it so much!
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                    The perfect family grill
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It smokes, it grills, it feeds lots of folks. It maintains temp and retains moisture. The one grill for a family of four with guests.
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                      Excellent grill
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Best grill you could buy. Had mine for 7plus years and still cook almost every day on it. Highly recommend if you perfer cooking with charcoal
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                        Great Backyard purchase
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Purchased for my husband for Father’s Day last year and have loved it. Some of our favorites are making wings and burgers, but we also bought the DoJoe and make homemade pizza! Huge hit with the whole fam!
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                          What took me so long to get a Big Joe II
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used to smoke with an inferior smoker, (that shall remain nameless). I cook for groups and grill space was always lacking. I upgraded to the Big Joe II and what a difference. My cook temps are consistent, and the surface area is amazing. I have only great things to say about the Big Joe II.
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                            Unleashing Culinary Versatility with the Kamado
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I recently made the switch to the Kamado Joe Grill, and I can confidently say it has revolutionized my outdoor cooking experience. This grill is not just a barbecue; it's a culinary powerhouse that has exceeded my expectations in every aspect. One of the standout features of the Kamado Joe is its remarkable versatility. Whether you're in the mood for slow-smoked ribs, perfectly grilled veggies, or a salmon fillet, this grill has you covered. The ability to smoke and grill with precision is a game-changer, and it opens up a world of possibilities for experimenting with different flavors and cooking techniques. What truly sets the Kamado Joe apart is its dynamic range of heat control. The grill allows for precise temperature adjustments, making it incredibly easy to achieve the perfect heat levels for various cooking styles. Whether you're searing a steak at high temperatures or slow-cooking a tender rack of ribs at a lower heat, the Kamado Joe performs flawlessly. I've been particularly impressed with the multiple levels of cooking ability this grill offers. The tiered cooking grates allow me to cook different items simultaneously, saving time and ensuring that everything is ready to serve at once. This is a game-changer when hosting gatherings or preparing multi-course meals. As someone who used to rely on gas grills, I can confidently say that I will never go back. The Kamado Joe's use of charcoal imparts a rich, smoky flavor to the food if desired that simply cannot be replicated with gas. The authentic barbecue taste elevates every dish, and I find myself excited to try new recipes and experiment with various smoking woods. Another notable aspect is the sheer variety of items you can smoke or grill on the Kamado Joe. From succulent ribs to delicate salmon and even gourmet veggies, there are virtually no limits to what you can create. The grill's versatility has truly inspired me to expand my culinary horizons and explore a wide range of dishes. In conclusion, the Kamado Joe Grill has become an indispensable part of my outdoor cooking repertoire. Its ability to smoke, grill, and provide precise heat control has elevated my culinary adventures to new heights. If you're looking for a grill that offers unparalleled versatility, flavor, and cooking options, the Kamado Joe is a must-have.
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                              The very best heat preserver doing grilling proct
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The best grilled/ baked potato you will put in your mouth rap in foil rub with cooking oil of your choice 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours be prepared for something you will try for weeks because of superior taste
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                                Great First Kamado
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this 5 years ago and still going strong. I’ve had to replace a few parts.
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                                  Swiss Army Knife of Grills
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] You can do anything on this grill. Smoking, grilling, rotisserie, pizza. Tons of accessories both from KJ and others make the flexibility in matched
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                                    Love this grill
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It takes a little learning, and some TLC, but man is it fun to cook on this thing. I absolutely love the accessories, too. I much prefer this over my gas grill, and MAN can it smoke some meats.
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                                      The ultimate cooking machine
                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have had my Big Joe for over 5 years. It looks like the day I got it. Assembly was eays, you just need some strong people to help move it around, but once on wheels, moving is a breeze. I can smoke 3 racks of St Loius ribs at a time. I col d go on and on, but just do it. You will never regret.
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                                        Great for feeding a crowd!
                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I regularly grill for a group of people that can range from 12-20 with some parties coming in over 50. The Big Joe gives me the flexibility to handle anything my crowd wants!
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                                          Amazing and Easy
                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have had it over a year and learning more things as time goes by! Best Steak you will ever cook!
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                                            Best grill I've ever owned
                                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've owned my Kamado Joe for 7 years now, I've used it for various cooking methods (high temp searing, pizza, smoked ribs/pork butt) and this has been a great purchase. It's very versatile and one of the most important aspect to me is how easy it is maintained and quality of the components. I haven't had a need to repair or replace anything on it which cannot be said about my previous grills.
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                                              Fantastic cooker
                                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] After 3 years of use I'm still in love with this cooker. From slow and low to high heat this thing does it all to perfection. I would recommend this cooker to anyone! It will up your cooking versatility and meal options.
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                                                perfect grill
                                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] this is the best grill i have ever owned and multiple friends have bought them one after eating food cooked on mine.
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                                                  Best Grill money can buy
                                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The best grill I have ever purchased. I received so many compliments that my steaks or ribs are better than any steak house.
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                                                    Impressed with size and quality.
                                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased the Kamado Joe Classic a little over 5 years ago and still very happy with it; however, I needed a smoker for our lake house and this time I chose the Kamado Big Joe II. The 24" grill space is impressive, and I fit 2 full Packard beef briskets on it over the weekend. Very pleased and looking forward in many more.
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