What are the Kamado Joe Grill Dimensions?
We are getting a lot of questions from people along the lines of “what are the Kamado Joe grill dimensions” so we thought we would write an article to answer questions in this area. Since the Kamado Joe grill has gained in popularity and garnered a lot of attention lately, many people are asking questions about these ceramic grills. In this article, we will answer some of the more common questions that are being asked about the dimensions and size of the various Kamado Joe ceramic grills.
Our friends at BBQGuys tell about the history of the kamado grill, how it originated with the Chinese, came to the United States during World War II, and evolved into a ceramic dome-shaped grill that became known for its long heat retention and versatility in cooking – using grilling, smoking, and baking.
Over the years, many companies began to manufacture these grills for home use and many brands have entered the market with Kamado Joe being one of them. In our mind, the Kamado Joe grill has proven itself to be a leader in the market and you will see why when you read our article on who wins the battle between Kamado Joe and Big Green Egg.
All across the United States, there are now more and more backyards that are becoming home to the Kamado Joe grill, making it increasingly important to have the dimensions of each grill available in one place for the consumer who might have limited space.
The dimensions of the Kamado Joe ceramic grill are important because of where it will be located or used in the backyard. If used as a stand-alone unit, it is important to know the amount of space available to cook in and the amount of space available for storage. If the plan is to install it in an outdoor kitchen area or grill table, it is important to know the dimensions to make sure it will fit.
What are the Kamado Joe Jr Dimensions?
The Kamado Joe Jr comes standard with a cast iron stand that helps to elevate the grill for proper venting and ash clean-out, as well as to provide a steady base on just about any cooking area. Whether it’s in the backyard, at a tailgate party, or at the beach, the Kamado Joe Jr is already mobile by design and can provide many years of enjoyment.
In the stand, this grill measures 19.75 inches wide – 20.75 inches deep – and 27 inches high.
Without the stand, this unit measures 16 inches in width – 20.75 inches in depth – and 22 inches in height.
The cast iron stand adds about 5 inches to the total height of the ceramic grill.
There is also a very durable handmade cedar table available, that comes with shelves and wheels. This table has been designed specifically for the Kamado Joe Jr and makes this grill even more functional in any backyard kitchen setting, whether patio or deck. The dimensions of this table are 23 inches in length – 23 inches in depth – and 32 inches in height.
What is the grill size of a Kamado Joe Jr?
The grill size or cooking surface of the Kamado Joe Jr is about 148 square inches or 13.5 inches in diameter. In terms of the amount of food this can cook, there is about enough area to cook 7 burgers, or 2 chickens, or 1 pork butt at a time.
What are the Kamado Joe Classic Dimensions?
The Classic Joe comes in three different models – the Kamado Joe Classic, Kamado Joe Classic II, and Kamado Joe Classic III. While the dimensions for each are about the same, the features and benefits of each one are different.
The Classic I is 46.5 inches wide – 30.12 inches deep – and 48.5 inches high (with cart and shelves).
A Kamado Joe Classic II measures 46.5 in width – 28 inches in depth – and 48 inches in height (with cart and shelves).
A Kamado Joe Classic III has a width of 46.5 inches – a depth of 30 inches deep – and stands 50.5 inches tall (with cart and shelves).
What is the diameter of a Kamado Joe Classic?
Kamado Joe Classic I – this grill measures 18 inches in diameter and provides 245 square inches of cooking space.
Kamado Joe Classic II – this Classic Joe grill is also 18 inches in diameter with 256 square inches of cooking surface but it has a grill expander plus 2 grill grates that expand the overall cooking surface to 660 square inches.
Kamado Joe Classic III – still another Classic grill that is 18 inches in diameter but supplies 510 square inches of space for cooking with the Conquer Flexible Cooking System.
Medium-sized groups will definitely benefit from the Classic Joe grill, as there is about enough area on the cooking surface to cook 13 burgers, or 4 chickens, or 2 pork butts at a time.
What are the Kamado Joe Big Joe Dimensions?
Kamado Joe Big Joe I – the measurements of this grill are 58.1 inches wide – 36.8 inches deep – and 52.6 inches high (with cast iron cart and shelves).
Kamado Joe Big Joe II – this Big Joe grill also measures 58.4 inches in width – 35.7 inches in depth – and 53.7 inches in height (with cast iron cart and shelves).
Kamado Joe Big Joe III – the Big Joe III grill has a width of 58.4 inches – a depth of 35.8 inches – and a height of 53.7 inches high (with cast iron cart & shelves).
What sizes do Kamado Joe Big Joe’s come in?
Kamado Joe Big Joe I – this Big Joe grill is 24 inches in diameter which adds up to 450 square inches of cooking space.
Kamado Joe Big Joe II – the Big Joe II is also 24 inches in diameter and supplies 452 square inches of cooking surface.
Kamado Joe Big Joe III – the Big Joe III is 24 inches in diameter but has 864 square inches of space available to cook with the Conquer Flexible Cooking System.
The Big Joe is definitely made with the larger groups in mind, as it provides about enough area to cook 22 burgers, or 8 chickens, or 5 pork butts at a time.
How heavy is a Kamado Joe?
The Kamado Joe grills are heavier than your average grill because they are made of a ceramic material that withstands tremendously high temperatures, retains heat very well, and is about 1 inch in thickness. Because of this, these ceramic grills range in weight from 68 pounds on the lightest to 487 pounds on the heaviest.
Kamado Joe Jr – the actual grill weight of the Kamado Joe Jr is 68 pounds.
Kamado Joe Classic I – the Classic I grill weight is 200 pounds.
Kamado Joe Classic II – the grill weight of the Classic II is 232 pounds.
Kamado Joe Classic III – the actual grill weight of the Kamado Joe Classic III is 362 pounds.
Kamado Joe Big Joe I – the Big Joe I grill weight is 352 pounds.
Kamado Joe Big Joe II – the actual grill weight of the Kamado Joe Big Joe II is 372 pounds.
Kamado Joe Big Joe III – the grill weight of the Big Joe III is 487 pounds.
Knowing the Kamado Joe grill dimensions is important to understanding which unit is most suitable for you. While learning to start, operate, and clean the grill is important too, it is recommended that you know all about the grill you are looking to purchase so you feel comfortable cooking with it and so you can get the most out of the grill.
Once you know the amount of space available on your patio, deck, or in your outdoor kitchen as well as the size of grill that matches the size of your family gatherings, you will have a good idea of which Kamado Joe grill dimensions will serve you best.