I would spend some time on http://kamadofraudforum.org/
before you decide.
I actually own an old used one of these that I paid $400 for a few years back. I wouldn't pay that much for it, but at $250 or less, there is a decision to be made.
- it has a lot of surface area for a kamado, the grates are 22 inches
- price - other than an akorn, you aren't going to get a Kamado of any type for ~$250
- it cooks great pizzas, wings, and other high heat items.
- It will probably crack at a high termperature at some point.
- There is basically zero customer service for these things as the original owner is AWOL, and its hard to pin point whether or not this company even exists anymore.
- It is a little more difficult to control temps than most kamados. Not impossible, just a little difficult.
- Although advertised as such, this is not a ceramic cooker. It is basically made of concrete.
I bought mine from a guy on craigslist that was actually selling a traeger that I bought at the same time. I saw this in his backyard and offered him $400 for it. In hindsight, I should have done some research. I will say that personally, I haven't had any issues with mine except tiles falling off. I don't use it often as I'm afraid it will crack. I realize that this sounds like a very negative review, and that the website I point you to is extremely negative, but most of those folks paid around $1500 for their cooker. At $250 or less, it might be worth the risk. If you get 5-10 years out of it, I'd say it was a steal.
Anthony - Pork City Grillers KCBS team
CharGriller Smokin Pro, King Kooker Cast Propane Smoker, Smokey Joe Silver, Blue Mosaic Kamado, Traeger 075(Somehow I now have 2 of these), Weber Performer, BW Fatboy, Char Griller Akorn
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