Kamado Joe III Review – Should You Upgrade?

Kamado Joe III Review – Should You Upgrade?

Readers of this blog know I’m a Kamado Joe fan and we’ve talked about how awesome the Kamado Joe grill is in numerous prior articles. Today I’m thrilled to be able to talk to you about the all new Kamado Joe III. In this article, we’ll take a look at the Kamado Joe III, I’ll provide you links to learn more, we’ll check latest prices, and talk about whether you should upgrade if you already have a kamado grill. Sound good? Let’s go!

Meet the Kamado Joe III

In 2019, the Kamado Joe company introduced the Kamado Joe III. Here’s Kamado Joe’s intro vid…

Although the vid only features the Classic and Big Joe models, the Kamado Joe III will eventually come in three sizes: the Classic III, the Big Joe III, and the new Pro Joe.

Here’s what they look like. You can also check latest prices…

Kamado Joe Classic III

Kamado Joe Big Joe III

Kamado Joe Pro Joe

So what, you say? Big deal? Why should you care?

Because the Kamado Joe III is a game changer.


What’s new with the Kamado Joe III?

As usual, Kamado Joe continues to innovate. The company that brought you the Divide and Conquer flexible cooking system, the JoeTisserie rotisserie, the pizza DoJoe, the safer air-lift hinge, the temperature controlling iKamand, a wide variety of easy to use cooking inserts, and so many more new products, has now introduced the SloRoller Hyperbolic Smoke Chamber

Wait, what?

The SloRoller Hyperbolic Smoke Chamber is a bit of a mouthful so let’s just call it the SloRoller.

OK, so what is it?

The SloRoller is “the first of its kind, the revolutionary SlōRoller leverages patented, Harvard science that transforms a Kamado Joe® into one of the world’s most optimal smokers.”

Blah, blah, blah. So what does that mean?

Kamado Joe says the benefit of the SloRoller is “by distributing smoke and heat in rolling, recirculating waves, the SlōRoller surrounds food in clouds of delicious smoke while evenly distributing heat—resulting in enhanced flavor and significantly reduced hot spots.”

The SloRoller is ideal for low and slow bbq cooking – think Franklin Barbeque, Big Bob Gibson, or your own backyard.

Let’s learn more about the SloRoller…

Pretty cool, huh?

I’m down for fewer hot spots and better flavor, how about you?


Kamado Joe III – Full Review

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that our Kamado Joe articles have become so popular that we’ve started a new website called LordoftheGrills.com. We’ve published a full review of the Kamado Joe III and encourage you to read it. Click the following pic to read more about the Kamado Joe III, see the specs, get comparisons of the Kamado Joe III vs the Kamado Joe II, the Kamado Joe III vs the Big Green Egg, see everything that the Kamado Joe III comes with, and learn even more about the SloRoller….


What can you do with the Kamado Joe III?

There’s no better way to judge the new Kamado Joe III then to see it ‘in action.”

For that we turn to legendary Kamado Joe Chef John Setzler. John has already been busy experimenting with the Kamado Joe III – let’s see some of his latest cooks on this new grill…

Those are just a few examples. YouTube is filled with other cooks featuring the Kamado Joe III’s SloRoller.


Links to learn more

That said, if you’re like me, you probably like to read reviews from multiple trusted sources. This product is still quite new so there’s not a lot of reviews out there, in addition to our full review at LordoftheGrills, here are a few we found helpful…


So, should you upgrade to the Kamado Joe III?

As I wrote about on my expert review of the Kamado Joe III on the LordoftheGrills.com site, the question of whether to upgrade to the Kamado Joe III is interesting.

If you already have a kamado like the Kamado Joe Classic II or the Big Green Egg, you might not want to upgrade because you could buy the SloRoller insert (once it goes on sale), however even Kamado Joe says that using the insert with an older kamado may not get you the full performance that the SloRoller is designed for.

Why? Because the new Kamado Joe III is actually a larger kamado. In fact, the Kamado Joe Classic III is nearly 3 inches taller than the Kamado Joe Classic II and the Kamado Joe Big Joe III is over 4 inches taller than the Kamado Joe Big Joe II.

The reason the Kamado Joe III models are different goes back to that Harvard Science – the larger chamber is designed to take full advantage of the SloRoller by providing a ‘hyperbolic smoke chamber.’ Here’s what the science looks like…

If you use your kamado to do a lot of low and slow bbq cooking, then you’ll really benefit from the Kamado Joe III being specifically designed for the SloRoller Smoke Chamber.

Because the Kamado Joe III is so revolutionary, I am recommending that if you have the funds and you want the best kamado on the market today, then you should buy the Kamado Joe III.

And when you do send me a pic of all the great food you’re cooking – no better yet invite me over for a brew and some wings!

What are YOUR thoughts?

Have you already cooked on the Kamado Joe III? Do you have plans to buy one? Or do you have a different opinion? Let me know what you think in the comments.


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