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Kamado Joe Classic Joe II 18-Inch Charcoal Ceramic Kamado Grill

By Kamado Joe

Model #KJ23RHC

UPC: 811738021447

$210 in FREE Accessories!

4.95 Stars (21 Reviews)

MSRP: $1,299.00$1,199.00 Free Shipping!

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  • The Kamado Joe KJ23RHC kamado grill is constructed from 1 1/4-inch thick ceramic that holds heat, maintain any temperature and is extremely porous to keep moisture in your meat, producing incredibly juicy, tender food with a true wood-fired flavor.
  • Cook on two different levels at once using the Divide and Conquer Flexible Cooking System or use the two split heat deflectors for indirect cooking and baking for truly versatile cooking.
  • The patented Kontrol Tower top vent maintains a consistent air setting for precise temperature management, and it will not slip out of position as the lid is opened. The top vent is constructed with cast aluminum for superior resistance to rust. The dome lid and base feature a double thick, wire mesh fiberglass gasket which offers a superior air-tight seal and long-lasting performance.
  • The airlift hinge reduces the dome weight by 96%, making it easy to lift the heavy ceramic lid with the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) handle. The lid will also stay open at any desired position, allowing you to cook with the lid partially open if you choose to.
Overall Dimensions: 46 1/2" Wide x 48" High x 28" Deep
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Overview

The Kamado Joe KJ23RHC Classic Joe II 18-Inch Ceramic Grill features a thick-walled, heat-resistant shell that locks in smoke and moisture at any temperature. The easy-open dome includes our counterbalanced Air Lift Hinge and element-proof, ultra-precise Kontrol Tower top vent, while the large cooking surface underneath is crafted from commercial-grade 304 stainless steel. Other featured innovations that come standard with the Kamado Joe Classic Joe II include the Divide and Conquer Flexible Cooking System, Advanced Multi-Panel FireBox, a heavy-duty rolling cast iron cart, and a patented slide-out ash drawer for easy cleaning. The Kamado Joe KJ23RHC kamado grill is constructed from 1 1/4-inch thick ceramic that holds heat, maintain any temperature and is extremely porous to keep moisture in your meat, producing incredibly juicy, tender food with a true wood-fired flavor. Cook for the whole family on the 304-grade stainless steel cooking grate that measures in at 254 square inches. Cook on two different levels at once using the Divide and Conquer Flexible Cooking System or use the two split heat deflectors for indirect cooking and baking for truly versatile cooking. The patented Kontrol Tower top vent maintains a consistent air setting for precise temperature management, and it will not slip out of position as the lid is opened. The top vent is constructed with cast aluminum for superior resistance to rust. The dome lid and base feature a double thick, wire mesh fiberglass gasket which offers a superior air-tight seal and long-lasting performance. The stainless steel lid latch self activates when you close the lid, ensuring heat does not leak through the seal. The fire grate is made of powder-coated cast iron for durability and superior heating performance, while the patented slide-out ash drawer makes cleanup easy. The airlift hinge reduces the dome weight by 96%, making it easy to lift the heavy ceramic lid with the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) handle. The lid will also stay open at any desired position, allowing you to cook with the lid partially open if you choose to. The heat-resistant ceramic coating is sure to keep your grill looking as good as it performs and the matching side shelves provide a workplace for your grilling essentials. The KJ23RHC Classic Joe Kamado grill comes with a free grill gripper for handling hot cooking grates and an ash tool for safely and easily removing ashes. The Classic Joe also includes a flexible cooking rack and heat deflector.

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Specifications for Kamado Joe Classic Joe II 18-Inch Charcoal Ceramic Kamado Grill (Model #KJ23RHC)

Weight 250 Lbs.
Cooking Surface 256 Sq In. (407 Sq. In. with rack extension)
Heat Range 225* F - 750+* F
Base/Dome High Fire Heat-Resistant Ceramics
Fire Box High Fire Heat-Resistant Ceramics
Fire Box Ring 304-Grade Stainless Steel
Glaze Heat-Resistant Ceramic Coating
Kontrol Tower Top Vent Cast Aluminum
Grill Grates 304-Grade Stainless Steel
Gasket Wire Mesh Fiberglass
Latch Aluminum
Handles/Shelves HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
Hinge Full Counter Balanced Steel
Bottom Vent 304-Grade Stainless Steel
Cart Powder-Coated Cast Iron

Info & Guides

BrandKamado Joe
CollectionClassic Joe
ConfigurationFreestanding
Fuel TypeCharcoal
Item TypeKamado Grills
Parent CategoryBBQ Grills
Overall DimensionsOverall Width: 46.50"Overall Height: 48.00"Overall Depth: 28.00"

Reviews for Kamado Joe Classic Joe II 18-Inch Charcoal Ceramic Kamado Grill

May 7, 2020

"First timer loves how easy grilling on a KJ is!!"

This is my first Kamado style grill. I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it so I did a lot of researching before deciding. My friend has a BGE so he urged me to get one also. After discovering Kamado Joe I read tons of reviews and watched countless videos comparing KJ & BGE. The things that sold me on KJ were the color (BGE green is atrocious), much better fiberglass gasket vs felt on BGE, the BGE doesn't come with a stand or any of the extras you get with Kamado Joe, and the Classic Joe II was $200 less than the same size BGE. I ordered my Classic Joe II directly from KamadoJoe.com and they threw in a free bag of big block charcoal and free shipping!! I've had it for only a month, but I've used it 8 times already. I knew nothing about cooking this way and now I'm turning out great ribs, brisket, steaks and smoked Thank you Kamado Joe for making such an awesome product!!

Montgomery, AL

May 7, 2020

Talking about a well made product!

Just got my Classic II delivered today and it came with free freight shipping and I took advantage of a $200 off promo. The product was shipped in a protective fortress. I mean so well packed, it was overly impressive. Upon opening the box you can truly see the craftsman ship and quality from every aspect of the Kamado. I will be firing it up this weekend for my first smoke and so far I am head over heals for this Grill/Smoker and with my Dojo a coal fired brick oven pizza cooker.

Lake Grove, NY

May 7, 2020

Very versatile

I've had my Classic 2 for a couple years now and love cooking on it. Everything from low and slow to height temp sears. Have had a couple little problems but the Kamado Joe customer service has been great and taken care of any issues. Best grill/smoker I've had the pleasure to use.

Bowling Green, KY

May 7, 2020

Amazing Grill and Accesorios

My wife bought me this grill for my birthday. I wanted a decent charcoal grill that was versatile. Well I got a grill that was AMAZING and way more versatile than anything I could have ever expected. I have a Webber grill that I haven't even turned on in 2 months after getting KJoe. Love this grill. Best Buy EVER

Prlando, FL

May 7, 2020

Exactly what we were looking for

We got this as part of a wedding gift. We have friends that have those ?green ones? that haven't ripened to Kamado Joe red, so my husband researched and liked the features of the Kamado Joe much better. We haven't regretted a single thing about it!!! We're having a blast experimenting with it

Southern Ontario, Canada

May 7, 2020

Awesome grill/smoker

So easy to control the temperature and very full efficient

Savannah, GA

May 7, 2020

Exchanged Other brand for a KJ and never regret it

Had less money and bought another brand Kamado as it was cheaper than the KJ classic. Then the KJ2 came out and this was a game changer. My Kamado got quality issues and after two replacements the dealer agreed that I got my money back. Kudos for Their Support as well. But I just added 500 bucks to the budget and got my a KJ2. What a nice thing and after 2 years already, no cracks, minor issue with the vent (replaced under warranty) and still happy. Yeah I would love to have the KJ3, but this version is also great. If you are on a budget, just buy this one. The quality is good, the innovation is great. Other brands are really behind.

Netherlands

May 7, 2020

Amazing Grill!!!

Well it took me a couple of grilling sessions to understand and control the temperature with more precision, once you get it is a new world of flavors. You can check it out in my Instagram that I exclusively use my Classic ll (@savorysmokeusa)

Boston, MA

May 7, 2020

AWESOME!

I looked at a few kamado type grills and went with the Kamado Joe, what a great decision! I am different than most people, I use my grill at least 4-5 times a week year-round. I have the grill under a covered area, I cook with pretty much any weather condition with rain, snow and freezing temps. I purchased my Kamado Joe approx. 3 years ago, after the first ribeye cook on the Joe my wife said "I don't want anything cooked on the gas grill again". I cook everything imaginable on the grill from fish and vegetables to 12-14 hour cooks with pork butts. After 3 years of real use, the Kamado Joe looks and cooks like new. Love it!

Wilmington, NC

May 7, 2020

Impressed!

Having never before owned a smoker, or even a charcoal grill, i decided to splurge on a Kamado Joe Classic II and I'm so glad I did! I am so impressed at how well the grill holds temperature and how easy it is to operate. If you're on the fence about purchasing a Kamado Joe, don't hesitate. They are well worth the money!

Charlotte, NC

May 7, 2020

Complete Package Can Do it All

I got mine at the end of last summer in the fall. Got a pretty great price as closeouts were on. It does so many things well, smokes, roasts, bakes, and grills. Overall quality is great. It did take some effort to get the new style firebox properly assembled.

Richland, WA

May 7, 2020

Great Kamado

I'm using this kamado for 2 months now. I used to have a kettle grill and what a world of difference. The way it holds the temperature and the way to control it is perfect. The space on the rack is also big enough.

Georgetown, TX

May 7, 2020

Great Smoker

I upgraded from a lesser kamado, to a classic ll. I have it for three months now. I have smoked, grilled and baked on it. Could not be happier.

Columibia, PA

May 7, 2020

Best Universal Pit

It has been a year since I have made my purchase and the variety of ways that you can use the Kamado makes it a go to piece on my patio.

Liberty Hill, TX

May 7, 2020

Wow, what took me so long?

I brought the Classic II home and set it up. The next day, I brouoght home a 6.5 pound pork Butt and prepped it according to a video on youtube.com. At 2:30 PM the butt went into the Joe. At about 1:30 AM the next morning the butt came out, wow! (Next time I'll start earlier). We have been living off of pulled pork for a few days now; incredible taste and ease of prep.

Sunny Phoenix, AZ

May 7, 2020

Finally, a great grill!

Like many of us, I have had many grills; different fuels, different designs. I burned out the insides of every one of them. Did they cook well? They were OK. I decided to do some research on latest grilling/roasting/smoking tech, and came to a conclusion---Kamado Joe! This is a GREAT grill/roaster/smoker. Getting away from gas and back to the great taste of lump charcoal in a great appliance is a pleasure. Easy to light and clean out, food comes out juicy, smokey and flavorful. What more would I ask for? Thanks Joe!!

Freeport, MA

May 7, 2020

Kamado Classic II will make you a chef

I used a weber gas grill for 15+ years and always thought it was easier to control the heat and a cleaner, cheaper way to grill meat. Wow, was I wrong and have been missing out on a flavor, tenderness, and a true way of grilling meat with perfection. It took some time to get used to dialing in the low heat for smoking meat, but figured it out the best way by having an excuse to grill out more. Our Thanksgiving Turkey recipe was taken right from John Setzler and it was amazing. I love the YouTube cooking video's by John! Would love to hang out for an afternoon and grill with John! Would love to upgrade to the Classic III - have a promo to upgrade or offer an upgrade package to convert Classic II. Great times are made with the family thru awesome food prepared on the Kamado Joe!

Ozark, MO

May 7, 2020

I don't know why I resisted for so long

I've had it for two years, and I use it at least once a week. I originally had a gas grill and electric smokers. I was skeptical that the KJ could get hot enough to grill a steak but also stay low enough to smoke a brisket. I was pleasantly surprised that this is so versatile. I cook everything on it - smoked meats, fish, vegetables, next up is cheese. I grill full meals using the divide and conquer to get a good sear on my steak while cooking vegetables at the right temp.

Atlanta, GA

May 7, 2020

Great value!

Amazing egg! Can't go back to a regular grill now. Quality is much better than the Green Egg.

Martinsville, VA

May 7, 2020

Great for smoking, cooking pizza, or grilling

I've had my Joe II for about 6 months. We're in the middle of Covid-19 and I've been spending a lot of time at home, trying new pizza recipes and smoking various meats. I'm very happy with the Joe. Easy to maintain temperature. Very versatile. I cooked all through the cold winter and it worked perfectly in holding and maintaining temp. I love the slow close and locking lid. I love the vent systems. It's all good!

Twin Cities, MN

May 7, 2020

Best purchase I've ever made

I've had my Classic II for about 5 months. I had watched a a ton of YouTube videos and finally decided to make the jump from a gas grill. This thing is phenomenal!!! An absolute beast, and it's made like a tank. Personal opinion but I would take the Kamado over a BGE or Vision. Everything I've made from this has been incredible and I'm always trying new things. Great product, get it, you won't be disappointed.

Tuscaloosa, AL

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