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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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Great features
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I had to replace my egg and am happy i did. I love the multi level cooking racks.
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    So worth the wait!!
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have been wanting one of these for years and recently pulled the plug. I am so glad I did. I had three BBQ units (gas grill, smoker and charcoal grill) and this does them all. A little education and trial and error with building a fire, but there is so much out there and the Kamado Joe website is amazing for tips and recipes. I love the product and am so happy!
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      I can never go back to Weber
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love charcoal grilling and have always been a Weber man. When the time came for me to purchase a new grill I contemplated getting a Weber but after a lot of research I ended up with the Kamado Joe Classic 2. It’s fantastic! I use it for smoking meat, grilling, I’ve even baked Neapolitan style pizzas at 900 degrees and more! The amount of consistency and control you get over the temperature (once you get the hang of it) is unmatched by any other charcoal grill I’ve used. On a 12 hour smoke I only use one basket of charcoal and once I get the temp dialed in I never have to touch it for the whole 12 hours, unlike my Weber where I was constantly tinkering with the vents to control the temp all day long (and adding charcoal halfway through. If you’re like me and thinking about upgrading to a kamado from a Weber, just do it. It’s more expensive upfront but you’ll never regret it once you fire it up for the first time
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        Fantastic
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought my Classic Joe a few years ago and it's been great. High quality, durable, easy to use and holds it's heat well even in the winters of north Idaho. Over time I have added the DoJoe, the JoeTisserie, half-moon soapstone, half-moon cast Iron, and some other fun tools. The JoeTisserie is our favorite but all good quality and well used. My only regret is that I didn't spring for the Big Joe - we regularly host 14+ people and I could use the extra space, but that's on me not on KJ. I'd say if you are on the fence and also have the space, just go for the Big Joe.
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          So well built. Great seal. Hard to screw up a cook
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We bought our classic II 3 years ago. Wow, I should have done this 50 years ago. I cook all kinds of things and love it. I take turkeys to our neighbors, meatloaf, ribs, burgers, chicken wings and legs. We cook prime rib each Christmas for the family. On and on. So easy to learn and get it right. I watch the kamado joe YouTube channel for new ideas. I use kamado big block lump charcoal. I have my own fruit trees for smoking wood. Just a bunch of yeses.
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            Life Changing purchase!!
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have used an old charcoal grill forever and then my wife bought me the Kamado Classic II for my birthday and cooking has never been more rewarding. It is easy to use, minimal maintenance and the greatest flavor enhancer to my recipes. I love it so much I bought a Jr as well to take camping with me...I think I have gone crazy on the accessories as well; the Doe Joe makes pizza to die for.
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              Greatest grill I've purchased!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] These things are so easy to cook on. The versatility is great. I do wish that Kamado had a cool storage box for all accessories and charcoal.
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                versitile
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've owned my BKJII for over 7 years. It is well worth the money spent. There is nothing I am not able to cook. The ceramic design is flawless. Couldn't be happier
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                  Great heat
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Love my Kamado Joe, the consisted amount of heat that it holds is beyond any other grill I owned.
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                    Will Love the purchase.
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We have a BGE at home, and a Joe at camp. The Joe is a better value overall. The Doe Joe is awesome when you are a couple, or have a party, it keeps up awesome. The value of the product is good with all the accessories, love the slide out ash tray and the split rack. Will not Disappoint.
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                      Team Red
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] bought this Kamado Joe- Big Joe during the pandemic and it was the best thing ever. No regrets! Buy it and your family and friends will thank you for it.
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                        Best grill ever!
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this grill. It can do everything from low and slow to hot and fast. It’s super easy to adjust the temp. The coals last forever, and it turns out the best meat.
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                          Awesome smoker
                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] After trying various smokers and Komodo-style barbecues, Komodo Joe stands out for its exceptional temperature control and user-friendliness. It's a game-changer in outdoor cooking, promising years of delicious barbecuing ahead. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned grill master, Komodo Joe makes every grilling experience enjoyable and hassle-free, ensuring perfectly cooked meals every time.
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                            Awesome smoker\grill
                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve enjoyed my Big Joe for years! The family knows when I fire it up something great is coming. Once settled, it holds temp great. Very versatile!
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                              Worth The Money
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this grill in early 2020, at the start of the COVID lockdowns. I figured if I was going to be stuck at home, I might as well enjoy it. Since then, I've used it at least once or twice a week, weather permitting, and have had very few complaints. I've done everything from quick burgers and seared steaks to full-day smoked pork and beef brisket, and have even used it to smoke my Thanksgiving turkey for the last two years. It has handled everything I've thrown at it, and consistently exceeded my expectations. It's expensive, there's no getting around that, but for someone who will use it often and wants a grill that can handle whatever you want to throw on it, it's worth every penny.
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                                Extreme Smoky Joe
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] While building an outdoor kitchen I decided to add a smoker and started the research. I had used a traditional off-set smoker for years and explored newer offsets, pellet grills, and ceramic eggs. I landed on the Kamado Joe and so glad I did. I selected the “Big Joe” because I wanted the room and flexibility of the larger surface area. I can smoke at least 4 full slabs of ribs with room to spare, no need to rack them. Full turkeys no problems. However while the room is a plus the quality of the build is the reason for this review. Every aspect of the layout is top notch, the locking hardware, seals and gaskets, and springs all make this product very useable. One of the best features is the ash removal system which makes cleanup a snap, simply sweep the ash to the bottom, pull the tray and dump - simple and easy. The other eggs I looked at required removing ash from the inside. One accessory I recommend is the iKamand which helps manage the temperature accurately and provides automated recipes if needed. I highly recommend Kamado Joe,
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                                  Best Smoker Ever
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have cooked on various grills all my life. My Kamado Joe is by far the best I have ever owned and cooked with. There are no limits to the type of cooking I can do on it.
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                                    Fantastic and versatile
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The grill is an investment but endures high temperatures and long and slow sessions alike. Once a small learning curve for heat maintenance is overcome, the stability is easy to keep up. High quality parts.
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                                      Awesome Grill
                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought in 2018 and haven't been disappointed yet. Plenty of room for anything you need to cook include 6 racks of ribs. Love the accessories you can buy as well.
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                                        Why Not?
                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I'm an Egg Head and had 3 Big Green Eggs when I bought our Kamado Joe. I was intrigued by the story and design/operastion improvements over the BGE. I have loved my design. The simplicity, design and cook just work. Love to load the box, fire it up and enjoy my Kamado Joe cook!
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                                          Taking it to another mevel
                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This grill completes my outdoor cooking. The flavor of smoke is amazing and I never realized how much I was missing.
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                                            Super versatile
                                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've had my Big Joe II for nearly two years now, and it's been amazing. So reliable for holding consistent temps for longer cooks and smoking meats, and we also use it quite a bit as a traditional charcoal grill option for burgers or anything else that's not an hours-long process. Love it!
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                                              Master Chef
                                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought my Joe 6 months ago and have really enjoyed the ability of taking my grilling skills to the next level. I’ve grilled, smoked and baked, what else could you ask for?
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                                                Great and versatile!
                                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been cooking on the Classic Joe 2 for several years. Love the versatility to do low and slow, high-temp searing, and super high temp pizzas!
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                                                  Best Grill Ever
                                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love my komado joe. I only wish that I would have got the big joe instead.
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                                                    Best grill on the planet
                                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've had this big red machine for a few years now, and could not be happier. you can cook virtually anything on this grill and on the days we have a power outage and the kitchen is closed, we can still make a steak or burgers, a meatloaf and potatoes, mac and cheese, bake a cake, the options are limited to your own creativity. It was a little pricy, and I was a bit skeptical as I knew no one that used a Joe, friends either had an egg or Weber but these offer more options and adjustability than the other brands, so I bought one. I could not be happier. If I had one wish, I'd wish I got a Big Joe instead. When grilling for friends it would be nice to have more cooking surface but I make do.
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                                                      Fun to use!
                                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was a bit intimidated by kamado grills, but the Classic Joe is remarkably user-friendly. The build quality is top-notch, and the food I've cooked on it has been the best I've ever made.
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                                                        great cooker
                                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] love the way it cooks and smokes, keeps hot for long times on little fuel
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                                                          Couldn't Be Happier
                                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My wife bought me a Classic II for Father's Day almost 4 years ago, and I couldn't be happier with her choice (she did all the research). Whether it's a slow smoke or grilling steaks, the Kamado Joe's flexibility and quality has elevated my backyard cooking game to the next level.
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                                                            Incredible results with brisket, ribs, and burgers
                                                            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Simply put, the KJII has exceeded my expectations. Since late 2020, I have fed more than 1000 people with briskets, ribs, spatchcock chicken, smash burgers, chicken wings, and reverse sear steaks. This KJII beauty is a crowd pleaser. Unfortunately, after 2 years of use, the ceramic completely cracked. Submitted warranty and was able to get most of the parts replaced but it took way too Iong to get the replacement parts. Nonetheless, I’m back up and running with it. Thanks KJ.
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