For those who look at the Kamado Joe Classic 2 and think, \u201cI wish it were bigger,\u201d your wish has been granted. Much like it\u2019s smaller cousin, the Kamado Joe Big Joe is in our Best Grills category, for much of the same reasons. An easy to use air lift hinge, aluminum frame, and half moon cooking system help the Big Joe place in our Best Kamado Grills list. Although it might be bulky and pricey, it\u2019s more than worth it for those who want the most out of their grill.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Kamado Joe Big Joe\r\nThe Kamado Joe Big Joe\u2019s command and conquer flexible cooking system continues to set it apart from the rest. A heavy duty grill featuring a wide cooking surface.\r\n\r\nPower\/Heating\r\nUnlike the Primo Grill, which features a cast iron frame, the Kamado Joe Big Joe comes with an aluminum body. This combined with stainless steel racks, provide a heating experience that is on par with cast iron. The kontrol tower top vent helps keep heating to where you want it, regardless of how many times you open the grill.\r\nSize\/Versatility\r\nThe Kamado Joe Big Joe doesn\u2019t take its name lightly. Both larger and heavier than grills like the Blaze Kamado, it fully takes advantage of it\u2019s cooking space. The half moon divide and conquer cooking system is able to be used to its fullest potential. With the ability to cook separate portions with different temperatures can make setting up a whole meal done in the matter of minutes.\r\nDurability\r\nAs with all Kamado Joe grills, the Kamado Joe Big Joe is built to last. Features such as the stand and cast iron locking mechanism ensure that no matter where you put it, the Big Joe will be staying there.\r\nEase of Use\r\nAlthough the Kamado Joe Big Joe may be large and heavy, general use of the grill is a breeze. Mostly due to the air lift hinge mechanism. Having the ability to effortlessly open the lid while cooking ensures you never exhaust yourself while grilling.\r\nValue\r\nThe one thing stopping most from purchasing the Kamado Joe Big Joe is the price point. To help ease both the wallet and the mind, think of it like this. Both this grill and the Weber Summit Charcoal grill are priced the same, while also providing the same quality. What you pay for is what you get, especially with a ten year warranty.\r\nKamado Joe Big Joe Wrap Up\r\nThe Kamado Joe Big Joe ceramic grill does not fail to live up to its name. This large grill comes with a large cooking space to cook virtually anything that can fit in it. Coming in with features such as an all aluminum frame, air lift hinge, and a half moon divide conquer flexible cooking system, the Big Joe is a serious contender. Even with issues regarding the weight and price, those who want a large grill should seriously consider the Kamado Joe Big Joe.