An Asian-style cooker for outstanding outdoor grilling
Calling all backyard grillers and barbecue pitmasters! If you are considering purchasing a barbecue for your back garden this summer, there are plenty of good reasons why it should be a wood-burning Kamado grill. If amazing fuel efficiency and precise temperature control isn’t enough for starters, when you purchase a Kamado grill you are continuing an ancient tradition of cooking that dates back over 3,000 years. Tell that one to your friends and family next time you’re lighting up the barbecue!
The origins of the versatile outdoor cooker can be traced all the way back to clay pots discovered in archaeological digs, which are remnants of Chinese and Indian civilisations that used the vessels for both their heat retention properties and their ability to lock in moisture during the cooking process. “Kamado,” however, is a Japanese word which translates to “stove” or “cooking range,” and it is the Japanese who developed the ceramic cooker into something that more closely resembles what we see in contemporary models.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today” said Albert Einstein, and although the famous physicist may not have been directly referring to barbecue engineering, modern day Kamado cooking certainly borrows from this philosophy. Today’s Kamado barbecue units sport the same cooking grate as their ancient ancestors, but are built from a modern double-skinned high quality ceramic that is more than a match for anything the outdoor elements can throw at it. This material also allows for terrific heat retention, meaning you can maintain a very stable temperature for long periods of time. If low and slow isn’t your thing, Kamados can be cranked up to hit searingly high temperatures - hot enough to cook authentic wood-fired pizza!
Here at Outdoor Living, we stock a Buschbeck Kamado XL Barbecue Grill in a stylish high gloss black colour. Our Kamado burner features a two stage damper control at both the top and bottom of the grill, which gives you maximum control of the air flow to achieve your desired cooking temperatures. The Buschbeck XL also comes with a circular pizza stone, a heavy duty cast iron fuel plate, and a split folding cooking grill that allows for more fuel to be easily added if you need to top up while cooking. Mounted on a sturdy stainless steel trolley with heavy duty locking castor wheels, the Buschbeck XL also comes with two large removable folding side shelves, so you have ample room in which to set up your ingredients and cooking utensils.