There are lots of brands and styles of ceramic grills. You may have even heard these grills referred to as “Kamado” grills. But what is a Kamado grill? And what makes ceramic grills different from regular gas and charcoal grills? Below we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about ceramic grills:
What does Kamado Mean?
A kamado is a traditional Japanese wood or charcoal oven made of clay. Using clay vessels as cooking devices go back many thousands of years, and have a number of variations. For example: in India, ceramic ovens took on a more cylindrical shape and became what we call today “tandoor” ovens. Simultaneously, the Japanese style became the more oval “kamado.”
During World War II, a number of Americans became fascinated by the heat control and flavor of foods cooked in “kamado” ovens and brought them back to the United States. First came the traditional egg shape, then an oval shape was pioneered by Primo Ceramic Grills.
What are the Benefits of Cooking on Ceramic Grills?
The primary benefit of any grill is the quality of food that can be prepared on its surface. Because ceramic grills lose far less heat than a gas grill, you can expect less direct heat when cooking, resulting in juicier meat. Ceramic grills achieve this superior quality of cooking by offering:
There aren’t any “hot spots” like you would find on your traditional gas or charcoal grill. The fire in the bottom of the grill gradually heats up the ceramic materials, which distribute the heat throughout the cooker, evenly cooking whatever you choose to prepare.
Ceramic grills can cook at a wide range of temperatures, from as low as 140 degrees to over 800 degrees! This allows your ceramic grill to cook any way you like: sear your meats, smoke your fish and even bake delicious pizza! Once you learn how to control the heat in your grill, you’ll have no limitations!
Why Primo Ceramic Grills?
Rising Sun Pools carries Primo Ceramic Grills because of their long history of creating a unique, quality product. Primo is the only ceramic grill made in America. By choosing domestic raw materials, Primo is able to provide complete quality control over their manufacturing process.
Primo Ceramic Grills also offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by a 20-Year Guarantee. This ensures that your grill is covered for many years of use and enjoyment.
Primo Ceramic Grills offers a unique patented oval shape, which delivers the highest cooking flexibility and efficiency of any other ceramic grill. The shape also gives you more access to your food, and can accommodate more food options, allowing you to grill, bake, roast or smoke more food at once!
How Do I Control the Heat of a Primo Grill?
Heat in a Primo Ceramic Grill is controlled by air flow through the dome. For example, if you intend to use a Primo Grill to grill meats, you would keep the draft door closed and the top vent open. This encourages heat to move up through the vent, quickly creating very hot temperatures throughout the dome and around the rack area.
If you want a more “low and slow” approach, the top vent and draft door both start fully open, allowing air to move throughout the dome. This slows the climb of temperature and allows you to dial in the exact temperature you need for cooking.
What Options Do I Have for Primo Ceramic Grills?
Rising Sun Pools carries a Primo Ceramic Grill model for any cooking need. Our XL model can grill up to 25 steaks, while a JR or Kamado model can grill around 12 steaks! Click here to see all of our Primo Ceramic Grill Models.
Once you have chosen the perfect grill, there are a variety of accessories that you can add to make your Primo Ceramic Grill unique. Grill Tables add both form and function, turning your grill into a beautiful addition to your backyard patio space. Other accessories, such as racks and reflectors, can also be purchased to help you reach the perfect temperatures and air flow for whatever you’re cooking!