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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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    Jim M.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    Buy once!!! Never cry again. Everything about this Beast from top to bottom is virtually bulletproof. And the Grilla nation and company stand behind it. Accessories are also well built and will make your cooking experience so much more Fun. You can thank me later!!

    Grilla Grills Kong Ceramic Kamado Grill Review
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Heavy duty for all your grilling needs

    This Kong is a heavy duty big boy for the serious grilled. I bought it for the hubby’s bday and he is in love. It’s too new to rate it as he has only used it a handful of times, but so far he loves it.

    Grilla Grills

    Really appreciate you letting us be a part of your husbands birthday! He's going to love that Kong!

    Scott B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    My kong

    I am in love with my Kong . I have made everything from brisket to pulled pork. Steaks chicken pork ribletts and country style. I wish they had a smaller one for my RV

    Grilla Grills

    Thanks for letting us know how much you like the grill Scott. If you're looking for a perfect RV grill, check out the Chimp!

    Jim L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Ok, took 5 hand fulls of charcoal to get it to rise to 410 degrees

    Mark L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Grilla Kong!!

    I received my Kong in July. I’ve waited this long to write a review because I wanted to go through several cooks before I gave an honest review. I got the Kong to replace my Green Mountain Grill pellet smoker. The GMG was a good and very convenient grill/smoker. The food I turned out with it was good. It wasn’t great, but it was good. It was lacking that smoky flavor that you expect when you smoke something like a pork butt or brisket. I wanted to go more away from the set it and forget it convenience of a pellet grill to be more interactive with the fire and temperature and to control how much smoke I added to whatever I was smoking. The quality of materials and construction of this grill is fantastic. All stainless steel and should last a long time. I’m very impressed with the quality. At this point I’ve grilled chicken, steak and pizzas at high temps. I’ve low and slow smoked appetizers, salmon, chicken, 2 pork butts, 2 overnight briskets, several racks of ribs (baby back and St. Louis style). I’ve even smoked cured pork belly into about 9 pounds of bacon. I’ll be honest. To date, I still haven’t achieved a long lasting, stable temperature on it. I’ve been patient, waiting to get the dome temp up. I’ve tried starting high and dialing it down and I’ve tried to start low and go up. What I’ve experienced is a somewhat stable temp for 30 to 60 minutes. Then, without any changes, the temp starts climbing. I just don’t understand what I’m doing. I contacted customer service and in essence was told that I have to learn how to do it. Inadequate answer for me but I understand what they’re saying. I know others have had great success but I haven’t found the right thing to do yet With that said, I’ve turned out the best BBQ I’ve ever made. I’m literally getting requests for pulled pork, brisket and more bacon. Everything has come out moist, with a great smoky flavor. It’s all been great food and if it hasn’t turned out, it’s been because of what I’ve done and not an inadequacy of the grill. I’m extremely pleased with what I’ve made with the Kong. Overall, I'm extremely please with the Kong and I’d highly recommend this grill to anyone looking for a kamado style grill. The quality of this grill is fantastic and rivals that of any kamado twice the price.

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