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Saffire Kamado Grill Review

Saffire is designed to be the improved Kamado Grill. With innovative features and stainless steel components, this is a premium Kamado grill and smoker in a premium market.

Saffire Platinum Kamado Ceramic Grill and Smoker
Saffire Platinum Kamado Ceramic Grill and Smoker

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Pros

  • Stainless Steel Components
  • Wood Chips Drawer
  • Stainless Steel Reinforced Fire Box
  • Spring Assist Lid
  • Multiple Sizes
  • Wide Range of Available Accessories

Cons

  • Generally More Expensive
  • Limited Distribution
  • Imitates Big Green Egg

Specifications

  • Available in Three Sizes
    • 13-Inch – 133 square inches
    • 15-Inch – 178 square inches
    • 19-Inch – 227 square inches
    • 23-Inch – 416 square inches
  • Stainless steel vents and hardware
  • Thick ceramic body
  • Hinged stainless steel cooking grates
  • Spring-loaded lid for easy lifting
  • Stainless steel reinforced tile firebox
  • Wood chip port in the main body
  • Made in China by Saffire Grills

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When Saffire hit the marketplace they chose not to go toe to toe with the biggest-selling Kamado Grill on the market, the Big Green Egg Large. While Eggs come in various sizes it is the 19-inch (really an 18-inch) that sells the best and the size you find across every manufacturer. Saffire does make a 23-inch size which is very large.

They also sought to add better-quality features. This grill, for instance, has a cast stainless steel vent cap so no worry about it rusting and getting locked up by corrosion. One of the new features of this grill line that I really like is the small access port in the grill’s body. This port seals tight so that air doesn’t leak, maintaining excellent airflow.

Saffire Grill Wood Chip Tray
Saffire Grill Wood Chip Tray

What this port allows for is the addition of wood chips (relatively small of course) to the fire while cooking without lifting the lid. This is actually a pretty cool feature. The only problem is that while the Saffire Kamado Grill comes standard with the port built-in, the tool for actually adding the chips is an optional item, costing around $40USD. I’m willing to bet that an inventive person could figure out how to use this feature without paying extra, but I believe that if you are going to add something this innovative, it shouldn’t require optional equipment to make it work.

Saffire Grill Crucible Firebox
Saffire Grill Crucible Firebox

By building its grills in China, Saffire holds down production costs, but the overall quality is comparable to similar grills. This is everything one would expect from a good Kamado Grill in the way of temperature ranges (200 to 800 degrees F/95 to 425 degrees C), a quick start and shutdown, and excellent temperature control. For those looking for a larger ceramic grill, this is definitely worth looking at.

Saffire Kamado Grill

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