Review for the Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado
I've had this Kamado for a little over a year now and I really couldn't imagine it being any better than it is. I've cooked just about everything on it and used it in every possible configuration - rarely does anything that says it does it all do any of it very well, but this, it REALLY does excel at everything. I've had a several smokers (including a BGE, and a pellet) and neither of those even came close to what this kamado can do. My backyard has had a gasser, smoker and Weber for years and I now use this for almost everything except maybe something on the gasser when I'm in a hurry. The slow n sear insert gives me a much longer cook time than I anticipated and when I need to add some more lump it's only a few seconds of lid up time. I pretty much only use the full kamado set up with a very big load, full packer brisket, or to go turbo heat on a pizza. I live in central NY and have had no problem retaining heat in single digit temperatures. I do have an ultra Q paired up with this and would highly recommend for hands off perfect temp control, chart below is from an 18 hour cook that I got to sleep right through all night, never touched it, cranked it up after meat came off at about 3pm for side dish. It does have a healthy price tag, however if you are in the market you will not regret it. I've been fortunate to get to many of the great BBQ places in the country, and thanks to this smoker and the Amazing Ribs.com website (which from their review is where I got the recommendation for this grill) I am churning out meals that would challenge any of them. Thank you SNS for a fantastic product, I look forward to many more years of delicious outcomes.