- Consistent temps to cook with holds temp for a very long period of time. Once the charcoal gets lit the Kamado has the ability to heat up very quickly compared to a normal charcoal grill. The dual ventilation system allows maximum control over airflow.
- Ability to hit very high heat, I was able to easily and consistently hit 700 plus degrees
- Flexibility – you can grill, sear, smoke or bake on the K24 using direct or indirect heat. If you plan on using for long smoke sessions or baking, I would recommend buying the Louisiana Grills ceramic heat deflector accessory.
- Large capacity has a two rack system while still allowing access to charcoal pit if needed.
- The ceramic construction is very efficient when burning charcoal and the ash grate allows any unused charcoal to be saved for the next usage.
- Design – This grill is a piece of artwork, the solid bamboo handle and shelves really stand out (and give a good amount of storage). The ceramic grill nests atop 4 heavy-duty caster wheels that rotate to make moving it around a snap.
- Easy cleanup – The ash clean out is very accessible and when using the provided ash tool a job that isn’t fun is quick and easy.
- Fragile and heavy! Assembly is a two-person job, this grill clocks in at over 225 lbs. assembled. Mine arrived with a few chips from shipment but that was repaired with some heat proof paint. If taken care of properly it should last for a LONG time.
- Learning Curve – Takes some trial and error of dialing in the airflow to achieve the desired temperatures (but this is also part of the fun).
- Charcoal & wood fuel…ok so this isn’t really a con – you are buying a charcoal grill after all but handling and lighting charcoal isn’t as convenient as simply turning on an electric pellet smoker or a lighting a gas grill.
Prior to this test I hadn’t done much cooking on a ceramic grill so I was excited to fire this one up. The Louisiana Grills Kamado is a solid all-around grill with the capability to put out a huge variety in types of food. The high/low venting makes hitting and holding cooking temperatures a breeze while the heavy ceramic walls allow for serious fuel-burn efficiency.
I love the look of the Louisiana Grills Kamado and was very impressed with the quality of the hardware used in the handles, shelves, springs, vents, and stand. I used the Kamado to grill, bake, and smoke a variety of items and found that with a little trial and error it was pretty easy to get the hang of it. A kamado style grill is an investment but is something that if taken care of properly can last a very long time. Louisiana Grills offers great value with the LG24 and I’d recommend it to someone looking to invest in a long-term charcoal grill that can also be used as a smoker and an oven.
I rate the Louisiana Grills Kamado at 4 out of 5 meat hooks.