Kamado Joe Upgrade & Replacement Parts

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The Kamado Joe grills are some of the best the bbq world has to offer and come with a lifetime warranty on many of the parts.

So some of you with the older Kamado Joe models that are still going strong, might like to learn you can upgrade certain parts to bring it up to speed with the new boys.  Our upgrade guide below will tell you everything you need to know.

Kamado Joe are now up to their third iteration of the series, with the Kamado Classic, Classic II, and Classic III all now available.

Similar in the Big Joe series, Big Joe II and Big Joe III.

Classic I vs Classic II

The Kamado Joe Classic I and II are quite similar, the ceramic body is very similar.  But the main differences are in the design of the:-

  • Chimney Vent - The new Kontrol Tower Top Vent on Classic II and II models is made with powder coated cast aluminium.  This makes it much better at withstanding the British weather with the benefit of being mould and water-resistant for easy cleaning.
  • Gasket - Upgraded to a better airtight seal, using a material with a much longer lifespan.
  • Lid Hinge - The patented lid system called "Air light Hinge" has been massively improved, making it even easier to lift without any compromise to the ceramic body.
  • Firebox - The Classic I firebox has been totally redesigned into a 6 piece Advanced Multi-Panel (AMP) firebox.  Which allow the better expansion when running at those super hot temps.  This provides a big improvement in its arsenal to withstand temperature variations without risking breaking or cracking of the firebox.

Classic II vs Classic III

The fantastic Divide and Conquer tiered cooking system has been improved, it now has another level of cooking on the 3rd tier!  This is giving you 50% bigger cooking area to cooking more food at once to feed your hungry guests.  Take a read of our blog article of how to use the Divide and Conquer cooking system.

Kamado Joe along with Harvard university have also developed the amazingly clever "SloRoller Hyperbolic Smoke Chamber" smoking system.  This has been developed to improve smoke circulation within the ceramic body.  A bunch of boffin studied the airflow within the Kamado Joe and developed specially curved materials to distribute the smoke up, around and into your food rather than just going from the intake vent straight up to the top vent.

How Kamado Joe Sloroller Works

Aluminium Side Tables - These side shelves are made from powder coated aluminium for long lasting durability and corrosion resistance, and they can fold down for storage and portability to fit any situation.

Kamado Joe Junior Upgrades & Replacement Parts

Kamado Joe Junior Charcoal Basket - The Kamado Joe® Charcoal Basket makes it even easier to clean your firebox after a cook.  It allows you to quickly separate leftover charcoal from your ashes and be ready for your next cook in seconds.  Made from durable and long lasting 304 stainless steel.  Simply lift out to make cleaning out your firebox quick and mess free.  Filters out small particles of used charcoal creating better flow.

Kamado Joe Junior Charcoal Basket

Kamado Joe Classic I and II Upgrades & Replacement Parts

Kamado Joe Classic Mesh Gasket - Replacement 72" wire mesh gasket with self adhesive backing for Kamado Joe Classic, Classic II & Classic III Ceramic Grills.  Made of premium wire mesh gasket material with a self-adhesive backing, heavy Weight for extended life.

Kamado Joe Mesh Gasket
Kamado Joe Chimney VentKamado Joe Chimney Vent - The new Kontrol Tower Top Vent is a patented, cast aluminium top vent that maintains precise airflow for consistent temperatures. Open the vent all the way to grill steaks and chops at high temperatures, or dial it back to cook low and slow. This top vent fits all Kamado Joe® Classic and Big Joe grills.
Kamado Joe Aluminium Side Tables - Kamado Joe Aluminium Side Shelves - Classic Joe - For the Classic Joe, Classic Joe II and Classic Joe III.  Expand your grilling preparation space with the Kamado Joe Aluminium Side Shelves. These side shelves are made from powder coated aluminium for long lasting durability and corrosion resistance, and they can fold down for storage and portability to fit any situation.Kamado Joe Aluminium Side Shelves
Kamado Joe SloRollerKamado Joe SloRoller with Cooking Rack - for Classic Joe & Classic II models is the first of its kind, the revolutionary SloRoller leverages patented, Harvard science that transforms a Kamado Joe Classic into one of the world’s most optimal smokers. By distributing smoke and heat in rolling, recirculating waves, the SloRoller surrounds food in clouds of delicious smoke while evenly distributing heat. This results in enhanced flavour and significantly reduced hot spots.  Includes SloRoller Hyperbolic Smoke Chamber and new rack for use in Classic I & II grills (cooking grates not included).
Kamado Joe Charcoal Basket - Stainless Steel with removable divider for any Kamado Joe Classic model.  You can use this in two ways, with or without the standard cast iron charcoal grate fitted in position. Generally you would remove the charcoal grate and fit this basket instead.  Designed to maximise airflow around the charcoal, and prevent loss of temperature over long cooks because there is no grate to get blocked up with ash.Kamado Joe Charcoal Basket

Kamado Joe Big Joe II & Big Joe III Upgrades & Replacement Parts

Kamado Joe Big Joe Mesh Gasket - Replacement wire mesh gasket with self adhesive backing for Kamado Joe Big Joe model Ceramic Grills.  Made of premium wire mesh gasket material with a self-adhesive backing, heavy Weight for extended life.

Kamado Joe Mesh Gasket
Kamado Joe Chimney VentKamado Joe Chimney Vent - The new Kontrol Tower Top Vent is a patented, cast aluminium top vent that maintains precise airflow for consistent temperatures. Open the vent all the way to grill steaks and chops at high temperatures, or dial it back to cook low and slow. This top vent fits all Kamado Joe® Classic and Big Joe grills.
Kamado Joe Big Joe Aluminium Side Tables - Kamado Joe Aluminium Side Shelves for the Big Joe models.  Expand your grilling preparation space with the Kamado Joe Aluminium Side Shelves. These side shelves are made from powder coated aluminium for long lasting durability and corrosion resistance, and they can fold down for storage and portability to fit any situation.Kamado Joe Aluminium Side Shelves
Kamado Joe SloRollerKamado Joe Big Joe SloRoller with Cooking Rack - for Big Joe II models is the first of its kind, the revolutionary SloRoller leverages patented, Harvard science that transforms a Kamado Joe Classic into one of the world’s most optimal smokers. By distributing smoke and heat in rolling, recirculating waves, the SloRoller surrounds food in clouds of delicious smoke while evenly distributing heat. This results in enhanced flavour and significantly reduced hot spots.  Includes SloRoller Hyperbolic Smoke Chamber and new rack for use in Big Joe II grills (cooking grates not included).
Kamado Joe Big Joe Charcoal Basket - Stainless Steel with removable divider for any Kamado Joe Big Joe model.  You can use this in two ways, with or without the standard cast iron charcoal grate fitted in position. Generally you would remove the charcoal grate and fit this basket instead.  Designed to maximise airflow around the charcoal, and prevent loss of temperature over long cooks because there is no grate to get blocked up with ash.Kamado Joe Charcoal Basket

Kamado Joe Accessories

Kamado Joe make fantastic grills, but take a look at all the amazing Kamado Joe BBQ Accessories to compliment your Kamado Joe Barbecue. There's a huge choice of useful and innovative accessories to help enhance and improve your Kamado Joe barbecuing experience. Browse through the different categories below, if your struggling to find what your looking please try the site search in the top right corner of our website. Failing that get in touch for a chat and we'll be happy to help.

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