Kamado Grill & Must-Have Accessories

What is a Kamado Grill?

A kamado grill is a distinct type of charcoal grill recognized for its thick, insulated body, primarily constructed from ceramic. This special design enables heat retention, allowing it to maintain consistent temperatures for extended periods. It's an excellent choice for slow-cooking, smoking, and high-temperature grilling. The grill is easily identifiable by its egg-like shape and features a hinged lid that tightly seals to lock in smoke and flavor.

Design and Construction Materials

Kamado grills traditionally use ceramic, revered for its heat retention capabilities and longevity. The robust construction of ceramic aids in maintaining a wide range of temperatures, from low and slow smoking to high-temperature searing for perfectly cooked steaks. Many kamado grills are equipped with a vent at the top and bottom, enabling control over air flow and consequently, the internal temperature of the grill.

Advantages of Using Kamado Grills

Kamado grills are popular among outdoor cooking enthusiasts due to several reasons.

Heat Retention and Fuel Efficiency

The ceramic bodies of kamado grills excel at retaining heat, meaning they require less fuel compared to metal grills. Once the charcoal is ignited, the grill stays hot for hours, making it ideal for slow-roasting meats.


Kamado grills offer more than just grilling; they can bake, smoke, and roast due to their capacity to hold consistent low or high temperatures. This versatility allows you to prepare pizzas, bread, and even desserts.

Flavor Enrichment

The design of kamado grills enables smoke circulation around the food, imparting a unique smoky flavor that is challenging to replicate with other grill types.

Considerations When Using Kamado Grills

Despite the numerous benefits, there are a few factors to consider.


Kamado grills often carry a higher price tag compared to other grills, attributable to the materials used and their construction.


The weight of kamado grills can be a disadvantage as they can be difficult to move. Additionally, the ceramic material can crack if mishandled.

Essential Kamado Grill Accessories

Half Moon Griddle & Grids 

kamado grill accessories

Imagine searing steaks on one side while roasting veggies on the other. Combine with our half moon grids for even more cooking versatility.


Heat Deflectors

kamado grill accessory - Heat Deflector Plate

Transform your grill into an oven, roaster, or smoker with heat deflectors. These tools allow you to cook with indirect heat, ideal for slow-cooking meats to tender perfection.


Contact us

For more information on kamado grills or if you have any questions, reach out through our 'Contact us' page. Our team at Living Culture is always ready to assist you with your outdoor cooking needs. Call us at 0800 298 398 or visit us at our showroom location at 139 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland, 0627.


Enjoy your grilling adventures with the right kamado grill by your side. Whether it's a weekend BBQ or a special holiday feast, a kamado grill can transform your outdoor cooking experience.