Updated November 28, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Ceramic Smokers

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Ceramic grills utilize dense fireboxes to gather and radiate incredible amounts of heat created from charcoal, wood and, sometimes, gas. These versatile appliances serve a variety of functions, and have certain advantages over everyday grills and smokers. One of these models will satisfy almost any barbecue aficionado, but be aware that, for the most part, they're extremely heavy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best ceramic smoker on Amazon.

10. Primo Junior

9. Icon Table-Top

8. Komodo Big Bad

7. Icon Grills 900 Series

6. Primo XL

5. Vision Classic

4. Primo All-In-One

3. Icon 800

2. Broil King Keg 5000

1. Icon C51

Editor's Notes

November 22, 2018:

We were impressed with all the Icon Grills models, as they really bring a touch of modern craftsmanship to this over 3000-year-old appliance. The 900 Series is particularly impressive, though super costly. Their gas inserts are nice, but because that real BBQ mystique comes mostly from the aromatics that drip from the meat, only to burn on the coals and evaporate, flavor-lovers should stick with natural fuel. The Broil King is one of the few that almost certainly won't ever really break, as it's only lined with high-quality ceramic. Therefore it's also pretty light. Primo is probably the most well-known, and they have a 20-year replacement policy, which will require you to prove that you've destroyed the cracked one before replacing it (mostly for safety's sake). And the Komodo is just this side of a full-size stone oven; in fact, it would make one heck of a pizza party.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on November 28, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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