Kamado Joe Konnected Joe – App-Enabled Digital Charcoal Grill

During the summer time, there’s nothing like grilling and barbecuing out in your backyard and enjoying some juicy steaks, burgers, and hotdogs seared to perfection with family and friends. Now, if you’re someone who enjoys having complete control of your cooking so that you aren’t forced to stand over the grill, then you should consider investing in a smart grill. Unlike traditional grills, most smart grills integrate built-in temperature controls for seamlessly adjusting their temperature settings, meaning you won’t ever have to worry about your meat products getting undercooked or overcooked. So, if you’re looking for a new smart grill for your backyard, then have a look at the Kamado Joe Konnected Joe.

The Kamado Joe Konnected Joe is a smart App-enabled digital charcoal grill and smoker, which features an 18-inch circular ceramic grill with 250 sq. in. of cooking space, a 2-Tier Cooking System for cooking various foods at different temperatures, a built-in heating element that quickly ignites your charcoal via an Automatic Fire Starter button, a Kontrol Tower Top Vent that helps control the air flow, a digitally controlled Kontrol Fan system that offers a wide temperature range between 225°F to 700°F, a built-in meat probe for accurately monitoring your food’s cooking temperature, and a Digital Kontrol Board that boasts built-in digital controls for precisely adjusting the temperature, a 24-hour digital temperature graphing, notification alerts, multiple cook modes, and accurately monitoring up to 3 meat probes at once, plus Wi-Fi connectivity, and also in-App controls via the Kamado Joe App, from which users can set and adjust the cooking temperature and time, monitor up to 3 meat probes, see their food’s cooking progress, and look up recipes.

With this smart digital charcoal grill and smoker, you can easily achieve low-and-slow smoking, high-heat searing, or any other style of grilling or barbecuing in between.

Now, in case you’re still not convinced, check out our detailed review of the Kamado Joe Konnected Joe, where we have a closer look at every single feature and functionality that this smart digital charcoal grill and smoker has to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the grill’s size, note that this grill and smoker packs a sleek and compact form factor, measuring exactly 47 inches wide by 48 inches tall (119.38 x 121.92 cm), while having some hefty weight to it, as it weighs exactly 216 lbs. (97.97 kg).

Kamado Joe Konnected Joe
Kamado Joe Konnected Joe – Dimensions

Despite its bulky weight, the unit still comes equipped with a set of four (x4) durable locking wheels integrated at the bottom of its steel cart frame, which makes its transportation relatively easy.

Then, regarding its design, the Konnected Joe features a really cool and very modern design, which gives it a neat and stylish look.

Modern & Stylish Design

Moreover, this grill and smoker also packs an extremely durable construction, as its body is built of heavy-duty powder-coated steel.

Durable Heavy-Duty Powder-Coated Steel Construction

Moving on to its different components. For its cooking area, the Konnected Joe comes equipped with a circular ceramic grill measuring 18 inches in diameter that provides you with a total of 250 square inches of cooking space, which is enough space to cook approximately 13 burgers, 4 whole chickens, or 2 pork butts.

Kamado Joe Konnected Joe
18-inch circular ceramic grill w/ 250 sq. in. cooking space & 2-Tier Cooking System

What’s more is that the Konnected Joe’s 18-inch circular ceramic grill was cleverly designed to have an innovative 2-Tier Divide & Conquer Cooking System, which allows its grill to be split into two halves that can be set up as two separate cooking spaces installed at different heights for cooking various foods at different temperatures at the same time.

Not only that, but its 18-inch circular ceramic grill also integrates a set of lifting handles, which allow for an easy and safe loading and unloading of its ceramic grill.

Furthermore, the Konnected Joe also integrates a set of side shelves that provide extra space to safely place any type of food on them before and after its cooked.

When it comes to its cooking method, know that this is an electrical grill and smoker, meaning that the heating method that’s used to generate its flames in order to ignite your charcoal is electric-powered.

That said, for starting up its flames, the Konnected Joe comes equipped with a built-in heating element, which can be easily turned On by pressing an Automatic Fire Starter button in order to quickly ignite your charcoal.

This allows the grill’s cooking flames to be hot enough for you to start cooking food in less than 15 minutes.

Speaking of charcoal, know that the maximum amount of charcoal that the Konnected Joe can support is around 6 lbs. (2.7 kg), but no more than that. That said, remember to never overfill its charcoal grate, as that could ultimately cause damage to the unit’s many components, and could also cause you serious injuries.

In addition, there’s also a Kontrol Tower Top Vent that helps users to accurately control the temperature and air flow within the grill’s cooking dome whenever opening it or closing it.

Kontrol Tower Top Vent & built-in high-end thermometer

Integrated directly below its Kontrol Tower Top Vent, there’s also a built-in high-end thermometer, which allows users to easily monitor the grill’s cooking temperatures with utmost precision.

On top of everything already mentioned, the Konnected Joe also integrates a digitally controlled Kontrol Fan system that offers users a wide temperature range between 225°F to 700°F.

Last but not least, this smart digital charcoal grill and smoker also comes equipped with a built-in meat probe that can be used for accurately monitoring your food’s cooking temperature from start to finish.

Comes equipped with a built-in meat probe

Best of all, the Konnected Joe also comes integrated with a slide-out ash drawer, which allows for a quicker and easier cleaning of its cooking dome.

Slide-out ash drawer

INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

We’ll now have a closer look at the grill’s interface, meaning its Digital Kontrol Board, which is basically a premium digital control panel.

Firstly, the Konnected Joe’s Digital Kontrol Board boasts built-in digital controls that are used for precisely adjusting the cooking temperature of the Kontrol Joe’s cooking dome.

Going from left to right and from top to bottom, there’s a Screen Cycle button (used to cycle through different digital temperature-reading views), a Set Temperature button (used to precisely adjust the grill’s cooking temperature), a Set Time button (for setting a specific cooking time), and a Wi-Fi button (for enabling a wireless connection between the Konnected Joe and a user’s smartphone in order to control the unit’s different functions wirelessly via the Kamado Joe App).

Additionally, its Digital Kontrol Board also boasts an LED display (integrated at the center of the grill’s digital control panel) in which users can have the grill display a 24-hour digital temperature graphing, as well as any important notification alerts, such as when their food is done cooking.

At the right side of its LED display, there’s also a knob that’s used to seamlessly adjust the grill’s cooking temperature, and below it, the unit’s dedicated Power On/Off button.

Further to the right, there are also three (x3) separate meat probe ports that allow users to accurately monitor up to 3 meat probes at once.

Integrated below its 3 meat probe ports, there’s the Automatic Fire Starter button that’s used to ignite the grill’s built-in heating element.

Automatic Fire Starter button

Via the Konnected Joe’s Digital Kontrol Board, users can selected from multiple cook modes with automatic temperature controls for precision cooking. Those include an Automatic Cook mode that provides full digital control, and also a Classic mode, which allows you to have a traditional (i.e. manual) grilling experience while operating this smart grill and smoker.

CONNECTIVITY

For establishing a wireless connection between with a user’s smartphone, the Konnected Joe boasts Wi-Fi connectivity.

THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Kamado Joe App

Finally, users can also install the Kamado Joe App on their smartphones (available to download for free for iOS and Android devices) for times when they’re away from the grill but still want to be able to wirelessly adjust the grill’s current temperature and also to control its other cooking settings.

Kamado Joe App
Kamado Joe App

Via the Kamado Joe App, users can set and seamlessly adjust the unit’s cooking temperature and cooking time, monitor the device’s dedicated meat probe, and see the progress of the food they’re cooking over time.

Best of all, the Kamado Joe App also provides users with access to many different delicious recipes that can be cooked with the Kamado Joe Konnected Joe.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Kamado Joe Konnected Joe is a smart App-enabled digital charcoal grill and smoker, which features an 18-inch circular ceramic grill with 250 sq. in. of cooking space, a 2-Tier Cooking System for cooking various foods at different temperatures, a built-in heating element that quickly ignites your charcoal via an Automatic Fire Starter button, a Kontrol Tower Top Vent that helps control the air flow, a digitally controlled Kontrol Fan system that offers a wide temperature range between 225°F to 700°F, a built-in meat probe for accurately monitoring your food’s cooking temperature, and a Digital Kontrol Board that boasts built-in digital controls for precisely adjusting the temperature, a 24-hour digital temperature graphing, notification alerts, multiple cook modes, and accurately monitoring up to 3 meat probes at once, plus Wi-Fi connectivity, and also in-App controls via the Kamado Joe App, from which users can set and adjust the cooking temperature and time, monitor up to 3 meat probes, see their food’s cooking progress, and look up recipes.

Kamado Joe Konnected Joe
Kamado Joe Konnected Joe

All in all, this App-enabled digital charcoal grill and smoker offers its users a completely digital experience for grilling and barbecuing from the comfort of their home, whether they’re close to the grill, chilling at the porch with family and friends, or even if they’re sitting at the couch watching sports and enjoying a nice cold beer.

If you’re interested in purchasing it, know that each unit is priced at $1,699. You can order yours online, directly from Kamado Joe’s official shopping page.

Customers can also include the Classic Joe Cover (a heavy-duty weather-proof cover for the grill) in their purchase and use it to keep the grill protected from all the weather elements when having the grill set-up outside. This sleek weather-proof cover is sold separately, going for $99.99.

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