Kamado barbecues are becoming more and more popular (and rightly so) but what make the Grill Dome kamado stand out from its rivals?
I’ve been cooking on a kamado for a number of years now and I have to say that the results are excellent whether grilling or smoking. A kamado is forgiving in that it is easy to control and the Grill Dome is no different.
The Grill Dome (again like all other kamados) is economic on fuel however their claim that it’s ready to cook on in 5 minutes I think is a little optimistic. Speaking from experience I think that the ready to cook claim should be about 15 minutes.
There are an increasing number of kamados on the market now and I guess the
Big Green Egg
is still the most widely known – and great if you want your grill
colored green! It's the same with other top brands, you get the choice of one colour whereas with Grill Dome you get a choice so long as it is in stock.
The other benefit of the Grill Dome is the space under the lid but after that it's difficult to find a reason to buy Grill Dome, maybe price in the US is attractive but this certainly doesn't translate in the UK.
When comparing prices however you need to be careful to ensure you compare apples with apples. Some manufacturers include and number of parts in the base price, others price them as extras and this can differentiate the price markedly.
Also check the availability of the accessories. If the back room support isn't behind the brand then you may just spend a chunk of change on an obsolete barbecue.
Grill Dome is a reasonable entry level model to kamado cooking but my choice would be either Monolith or Kamado Joe because I think that these brands deliver the best value for money coupled with a wide range of accessories and after sales support.