The Kamado grill is best known for its versatility, which is best demonstrated in the range of accessories available to it. From temperature controls to grill inserts, we’ve got you covered. In this guide we feature nine of the best Kamado grilling accessories, tools and inserts to get the most out of your ceramic cooktop.
The Kamado grill is truly unique and unlike any other type of grill. One of the things that makes ceramic cooktops more popular is their flexibility, and this is largely related to the number of add-ons and accessories you can get for your grill.
In this post, we take a look at the top 9 accessories for your favorite Kamado grill and recommend our favorites.
Best Kamado Grill
Whole chickens or turkeys are notoriously difficult to roast, but with the introduction of the rotisserie kit, that’s no longer the case.
A good rotisserie kit is built to withstand prolonged heat and can grip meat firmly and snap easily without introducing air ingress or temperature leaks.
Our recommendation: Kamado Joe Joe Tisserie
The rotisserie motor is powerful enough to process up to 40 pounds of meat. The key to this is the rings on each end which ensure a tight seal and hold it in place on your grill while you are grilling. The seal also ensures that no air escapes during cooking, locking heat out of the chamber.
The JoTisserie fits easily into all 18-inch ceramic Kamado designs. The 304 stainless steel skewer has adjustable prongs that conform to your bird, so no bird will be too oddly shaped for the skewer kit.
Best Temperature Controller
The key to kamado cooking , and indeed grilling and cooking, is the ability to maintain target cooking temperatures throughout cooking. Fluctuations in heat can cook meat unevenly and even make it unsafe to eat.
Controlling airflow on Kamado grills can be tricky, so the introduction of temperature controls is a very welcome introduction to the world of grilling.
A good automatic temperature controller can easily fit into any louver and quickly adjust to control airflow through both the inlet louver and the outlet louver.
Our recommendation: Flame Boss
The Flame Boss is one of my favorite temperature controls for all types of smokers, and the same goes for Kamados.
It features a variable speed fan that adapts to wind and temperature changes to achieve and maintain the temperature YOU need in your Kamado grill.
It has a temperature gauge so you know exactly what you’re cooking and see how your food is progressing. We’re all obsessed with the temperature of meat, and Flame Boss helps us calm our collective mind.
It has a built-in fan to further improve airflow and it has a built-in meat sample so you know the exact internal temperature of your food.
It’s programmed to detect sudden changes in temperature when cooking outdoors. You can then react quickly by stopping or speeding up the fan to give your fire a chance to catch up.
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Best Electric Starter
While we always prefer to do everything as organically as possible, sometimes we can all make it happen with a little help.
Electric starters are a great alternative if you’re having trouble lighting your charcoal.
I always recommend never using lighter fluid to light your grill, and electric starters are one neat way to do this.
Our recommendation: Kamado Joe KJ-ES
Its three-loop design creates more surface area and contact points, helping to light coals faster and easier.
When plugged in, this starter can generate 600 watts of power to create embers in minutes.
It’s design is for compact spaces so it’s perfectly angled to ensure it works in a Kamado grill.
Best Kamado Chimney Cap
While Kamado Joe grills come with a chimney cap, not all Kamado grills do, so I’ve added it to the list just in case.
A good chimney, while simple in construction, will help regulate the flow of air out of your grill efficiently while preventing wind or rain from causing problems.
Our recommendation: Smokeware vented fireplace
Its solid construction ensures it won’t rust or break, and it’s sturdy enough to stay firmly above your kamado’s chimney.
Its design allows for much better control of low temperature cooking while protecting the exhaust flap from rain, wind or snow.
It stays in its vent setting so the vent setting doesn’t close or reset even if you open the lid.
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- ALL WEATHER CAP: rust and tear resistant; Cook with a view in the rain or snow
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Kamado Grill Cover
Every type of grill needs a cover, and the best Kamado grill covers can offer a lot more than just protection from the wind and rain.
A good cover has a primer that protects the grill’s paint while being coated to prevent rusting.
It might seem like a simple item, but a good grill cover could mean the difference between using your Kamado for a few extra years.
Our Recommendation: Updated Classic Kamado Joe Grill Cover
This dark brown polyester fabric cover protects your grill from the elements with a fantastic waterproof cover and helps keep the grill hidden from view.
This cover has a UV stabilizer coating to prevent rusting whilst the PVC backing protects the grill from water exposure.
It has clickable closure straps to keep it securely covered wherever you go and won’t blow out when the wind blows.
- Holds mother natural fern
- Full length coverage
- Polyester construction: Industrial grade fabric.
Best Charcoal Starters
If you’re not interested in using an electric lighter, charcoal fireplaces or lighters can be a natural way to get things started.
Natural starters are similar to lighters, but are completely natural and contain no chemical additives. This means a cleaner fire without dangerous chemicals or odors reaching your food.
Look for appetizers made from recycled natural sawdust. They are ecological and a natural way to light the embers.
Our recommendation: Aura Outdoor Products All Natural Starters
These brilliant natural appetizers can be used on all Kamado grills with ease. They light up quickly and are just the kind of reliability you need when you’re ready to get your grill going.
They are made from natural recycled sawdust and paraffin and leave no odor on food.
Just use one or two at a time to light your coals. Spread them evenly over your coals and light them. Your embers can burn within 10 to 15 minutes.
Best Kamado Grill Grates
Kamado grills come with a standard cooking grate, but the half-moon designs help you better configure your Kamado for 2-zone indirect grilling and make the most of your cooking space by creating multiple layers of grates.
Our recommendation: Kamado Joe Big Half Moon
The half-moon design helps get the most out of indirect grilling, while the stainless steel frame prevents rusting and staining.
- Durable cast iron cooking grate
- Store heat for the perfect tan.
- Includes cast iron lifting tool for installing and lifting the hot grate
Pizzas may not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering a Kamado grill, but ceramic pizza stone inserts allow you to take full advantage of the Kamado’s oven-like design and create beautiful, smoky pizzas that traditional wood-fired ovens make from Italy. .
Our recommendation: Unicook ceramic pizza stone
This 15-inch pizza stone fits perfectly on most Kamado grills, and its cordierite stone construction is designed to last and withstand the high temperatures your grill throws at it.
It’s designed with micropores to absorb and disperse heat, meaning your pizza is cooked evenly across the base.
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Kamado Griddle Insert
Unlike the standard grill insert, a griddle insert gives you much more flexibility when grilling as you can grill your food.
Look out for grill inserts with a crescent-shaped design, as they allow you to maximize space and make the most of indirect grilling. They are also easy to remove and can make cleaning your grill a lot easier.
Our recommendation: Kamado Joe Griddle Half Moon Insert
This liner fits perfectly with the standard Kamado Joe and can be flipped to give you a flat grilling surface as well as a grilling surface.
It’s solidly built and will be more than capable of browning food through years of use.
Thinking about upgrading your Kamado grill? Learn everything you need to know about the differences between the Kamado Joe Classic and the Classic II .
- The double-sided iron offers a smooth surface and a ribbed surface.
- Cast iron offers excellent heat retention and is very durable.
- For use with the flexible Divide & Conquer cooking system