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Kong Ceramic Kamado Grill

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More Ceramic Grill for Your Barbecue Money. Compare To Big Green Egg and Save Some BBQ Bucks. At 24″, the Kong is a large charcoal ceramic kamado grill, truly one of a kind. Grilla Grills Kong is a ceramic kamado grill made of heavy-duty ceramic for grilling, smoking, baking, and roasting. The Kong uses... Read more >

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At 24″, the Kong is a large charcoal ceramic kamado grill, truly one of a kind. Grilla Grills Kong is a ceramic kamado grill made of heavy-duty ceramic for grilling, smoking, baking, and roasting. The Kong uses lump charcoal for excellent flavor, something that your average gas grill can’t touch. The ancient design of kamado grills goes back at least 3,000 years. These grills, also sometimes referred to as “egg smokers” due to their shape, are able to retain heat and moisture for extended cooking. The Kong does an amazing job with grilled pizza, as the ceramic dome absorbs and radiates heat much like a professional pizza oven while reaching temperatures as high as 700 degrees. This ceramic kamado grill can do much more than pizza, however, it’s ideal for just about any BBQ meal as it does an excellent job of maintaining temperature and retaining moisture in your food. The grill includes a dome temperature gauge, adjustable vent, EZ glide wheels, a sure-latch lid and stainless-steel cooking grates. The attached, twin work surfaces fold down for easy storage.

Benefits Overview

  • Can maintain consistently low, or consistently high temperature
  • Tremendous flexibility, allows you to smoke, bake, sear, or grill
  • Convection heat allows for consistent cooking
  • Easy to move with swiveling casters
  • Over 600” square inches of cooking space
  • Heavy duty ceramic construction

Kong Charcoal Kamado Grill Features

The sky’s the limit on a Kong grill! In addition to the use of lump charcoal, which burns hotter than charcoal briquettes, you can add wood chips to add even more flavor to your meal.  Making this animal the more versatile choice.


Extra Large Interior

So you want to cook a feast? The Kong has enough space for you to feed an army. Check out the dimensions on this beast:

  • Main Cooking Area: 20.5" Diameter=329″
  • Upper Cooking Area: 20" Diameter=314″
  • Total Cooking Area: 643″
  • 304 Stainless steel grids

Heat Technology

The Kong is built to reach high temperatures but can also maintain temps for a low and slow cook. The calibrated cast aluminum damper at the top along with the stainless-steel adjustable slide plate at the base control airflow and provide precise grilling temperatures for amazing results. The Kong can reach temperatures up to 700°F, and the Kong’s exhaust is released through the calibrated cast aluminum damper at the top, which can be adjusted as needed.

  • Calibrated cast aluminum damper at the top along with the stainless steel adjustable slide plate at the base control airflow and provide precise temperature control
  • Exhaust is released through the calibrated cast aluminum damper at the top
  • Temperature range up to 700°F

Smart Construction For Better Results

Ever accidentally bump into a metal or steel grill? Ouch! One of the beautiful things about the Kong’s ceramic construction is that the ceramic surface stays cooler than standard grills. The high-temperature glossy black exterior finish is also designed to withstand the elements. While the Kong, like all kamado grills, is heavy, the heavy-duty swivel casters and wheels make it easy to move. Two locking brakes keep it steady when you decide on where you want your Kong. Additional helpful features include solid bamboo handles that stay cool to the touch along with two bamboo fold-down side trays for extra space. The included easy-read dome thermometer helps you maintain accurate cooking temperatures. When you buy a Kong you won’t need any additional accessories to get setup or start cooking, as the shock-absorber plunger and stainless steel stand are included.

Ceramic Firebox

  • Sealed ceramic firebox uses 100% organic lump charcoal
  • Wood pellets aren’t just for our pellet grills, you can add your favorite flavored wood pellets to get extra flavor

Kong Dimensions & Weight

If you’re trying to find the right spot for your Kong, take note of the dimensions below so you can find the perfect home on your patio or deck.

  • Height: 49 in.
  • Width: 56 in.
  • Depth: 30.3 in.
  • Weight: 213 lbs.

4-Year Warranty

Grilla Grills offers a 4-year limited warranty on all factory defects and many other issues as well. With Grilla Grills customer service, you'll deal with real, American people at our offices in either Michigan or Texas. For more detailed information on what is included in the warranty for your grill, click this link!

Frequently Asked Questions About the Kong Kamado Grill

  • How hard is it to assemble the Kong? You don’t need a giant manual or to be a mechanical engineer to assemble a Kong Kamado Smoker Grill. It’s only a matter of attaching some wheels and side tables. We have a video that walks you through how to assemble the Kong.
  • How do I season my Kong? The charcoal will heat up and should be allowed to remain red hot for at least 30 minutes before you use your Kong for the first time. Leave the coals in position once they are lit, don’t try to turn or stoke them; this will ensure a more uniform and efficient burn.
  • How do I remove the ash that’s in the bottom of the Kong? Open the grill’s bottom vent and use the ash tool to rake out the remaining ashes. If you’re using natural lump charcoal, you’ll need to do this after about 8 to 10 uses (a big buildup of ash will reduce airflow and impact the grill’s heating properties).
  • How do I start the Kong? Can I use lighter fluid? First, place a newspaper roll and either solid relighters or lighter cubes on the Kong’s charcoal plate. Next, put two to three handfuls of lump charcoal over the top of the newspaper. Open the bottom vent and use either a long-nosed lighter or safety matches to light the newspaper. Once the newspaper catches, build a small bed of hot embers by keeping the bottom vent and lid open for at least 10 minutes. IMPORTANT: Never use gasoline, lighter fluid, alcohol, or other flammable substance to light or relight your grill. Never overload the unit with fuel as intense heat may damage your grill.
  • How do I manage the temperature of the Kong? If you are cooking slowly and at low temperatures, close both vents before the thermometer reaches 220°F. For medium roasting, let the grill reach about 300°F then shut down the vents to halfway. For high heats, wait until the temperature reaches 500 to 550°F and then close the vents halfway
  • What’s the best way to cool down my Kong after a cook? Close both the bottom slide door and the top vent completely, and leave them like this until the desired cooking temperature is reached. Then, readjust the slide door and the top vent to regulate the temperature.

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    Corey H.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    The Kong is great

    I bought this grill May 2020, one year later I still thoroughly enjoy grilling and smoking on this thing several times per week. I also own a Rec-Tec pellet grill which I hardly use anymore thanks to the outstanding versatility of the Kong. Figuring out how to cook in the 225-275 range can be challenging, but that’s what makes this style of cooking enjoyable at least to me. Only issue has been my thermometer went bad and stuck on 600. Really outstanding quality of grill for the money otherwise.

    Grilla Grills

    It's definitely not easy to dial these grills in, but once you get the hang of it the results are incredible! If you want, reach out to customer service to see if they're able to help you out with that broken thermometer!

    William S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Grilla Grills Kong

    I did order the split diffuser which I thought should have been included in the overall price, however, the Kong is a fantastic piece of equipment. It holds temp and reaches any temp surprisingly quick. I am not the greatest cook, but it is hard to tell, this grill makes me look good.

    Grilla Grills

    Feels great to bust out some awesome food on the Kong, I totally understand William. Thanks for the feedback, keep on smokin'!

    Matthew B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Very impressed

    Fired it once to burn off anything, but my first grilling experience was a pizza party. 10 pizzas in under an hour. (about 3-4 minutes at 650 F on a pizza steel) I bought it for this reason and it worked wonderfully. We have cooked meats now too. Chicken likes this heat. Maybe a little more involved than a pellet grill, but simple, and a lot of fun.

    Grilla Grills

    Whoa, that's a lot of pizza! Nice job! Thanks for the review.

    Skylar G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Phenomenal Grill!

    Hands down the best grill I’ve ever used. It is so easy to assemble, user friendly, and extremely versatile. I’ve used it a handful of times and each one has produced great food. The videos on their website are extremely helpful and straightforward and customer service is spectacular. I’m definitely buying my father-in-law one soon!

    Grilla Grills

    Thanks so much for the feedback Skylar! This is awesome to hear.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Can't wait!

    Superb! My Kong was delivered right to my doorstep by experienced driver. He even used the pallet jack to bring it right to my front door. Trust me, we needed it, this badboy is heavy! But that's what you expect from a quality product. It took my Son and I about 30 minutes to get it all together....super easy except for lifting King into the nest! This thing looks amazing and you can tell its made of quality materials....I'm so glad I went with the Kong instead of the BGE. The cover is a nice touch and will keep it looking fantastic for years ahead. More reviews to follow once we throw some meat to the more than abundant shelving in this beast. Again, fantastic product and super excited to become part of the Grilla Family!

    Grilla Grills

    This is a great review Justin, really gives people an idea of what to expect when they order a Kong!

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