This is a kamado. What is a kamado? Well, let’s go to Wikipedia, which says a kamado is traditional Japanese wood or charcoal fired earthen vessel used as a stove or oven. The kamado has been popularized in this country under the name Big Green Egg. This is my particular kamado at my home. I love it. With it, I can do everything from slow-cook a pork shoulder at 200 degrees, grill burgers at 500 degrees, crisp a pizza, bake bread, roast a chicken, everything I can do in an oven, under a broiler or on a stove.
By opening and closing the air intake at the bottom, and the outlet at the top, I can precisely control the temperature, which is visible on the large dial thermometer on the front. The kamado uses lump charcoal, not briquets, and has a large capacity, so I’m not always filling it up. I can use wood chips to add flavor if I want.
We’re looking for your opinions, because we’re considering selling these. The kamado in the picture would sell for around $900 (don’t hold us to that!), so it ain’t cheap. There are both smaller and larger models, too. What do you think? Couldn’t care less? Moderately interesting? Want one now? Let us know!