Komodo Kamado 42-Inch Charcoal Grill Review

Komodo Kamado 42-Inch


Construction Quality


Temperature Control


Smoking Ability







  • Huge
  • Beautiful Design
  • Highly Customizable
  • Superior Smoking Abilities
  • Highest Quality Components


  • Extremely Heavy


  • 796 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of over 2,000 square inches
  • All metal parts are 304 stainless steel
  • Heavy ceramic shell with customizable exterior
  • Dual airflow system with dividable firebox
  • Fire tested to 1,000 degrees F.
  • Spring loaded lid offsets the weight
  • Weighs over 1,500 pounds
  • Wide range of extras and additional features
  • Made in Indonesia by Komodo Kamado

Full Review - Komodo Kamado 42-Inch Charcoal Grill

There is something a long story to how Komodo Kamado came into existence. I’m not going to get into that here. Suffice to say that this it probably not only the best looking Kamado grill on the market. It is simply the most beautiful grill, period and best of all, the exterior can be customized to practically anything desired. This version, the 42-Inch Komodo Kamado, is also huge. This is a ceramic shell charcoal grill and yet the stainless steel parts weigh in around 240 pounds. The entire grill weighs nearly 1,500 pounds, so make sure you have a solid footing to put it on.

Being beautiful doesn’t necessarily imply much about how the grill works. The Komodo Kamado is over engineered to perform however. As a Kamado grill, it is extremely efficient, even at this size and can hold low and slow smoking temperatures for more time than it takes to cook even the most traditional barbecue. At the same time, this grill can hit ridiculously high temperatures and all the materials are designed to take the punishment.

There is, of course, the price tag. This is one of the most expensive grills on the market. As a luxury item it can command a high price. However, considering the quality of the materials and its capabilities and capacity, this grill is practically a bargain at over $9,000USD. The price is calculated on the features and design. Units are generally available for purchase on demand. Though if you are spending this much, I would really consider doing a custom order. This way you get the exact color, finish, and features.

Komodo Kamado 42-Inch Charcoal Grill Review