Once such outdoor cooking device that has been gaining in popularity with enthusiasts is the kamado-style ceramic cooker. They may be used effectively for grilling and smoking – even baking!
This is by virtue of the excellent heat retention properties of the interior heat conducting and retaining ceramic shell that allows temperatures from as low as 150°F up to 800°F to be achieved. Due to the precise control of airflow (and thus temperature) provided by the unique vent system, kamado-style cookers are much like wood-fired ovens and can be used to roast and bake anything that can be roasted or baked in a traditional oven! There will always be some individuals that claim to be able to cook anything on a grill. Be that as it may. A device such as the Kamado brand or even ‘The Big Green Egg’ will do it each and every time – consistently. You are very much in control.
The Big Green Egg, similar to the Kamado brand of kamado-style devices, started life being almost ridiculed because of its looks. Once outdoor cooking aficionados got their hands on them, grilling was elevated.
The reputations of both devices continue to grow. In fact, ‘purists’ will even use lump coal in lieu of charcoal since coal is more natural – with far less chemicals and is easier to start. Those same people now think nothing of adding different types of wood to their grill’s fires – all to enhance the flavour of what is being prepared.
Both grills generate a more even, better controlled heat, resulting in superior results; terrific fish, ribs, veggies, breads, pizzas – you name it.
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