Have you ever thought about baking a cake on a BBQ?


Kamado Joe Reveals Baking A Cake Is The Most Popular Alternative Use To Traditional Outdoor Cooking according to a survey of customers of Kamado Joe - the world’s market leading outdoor cooking grill.

Founded in 2009, Kamado Joe, a favourite of David Beckham has built a premium outdoor cooking brand focused on disrupting the grilling experience through the highest quality innovative products.

The BBQ has just launched a major campaign targeting the UK’s expanding all year round outdoor cooking market. And to investigate the versatility of the Kamado Joe range they asked their customers what else they cooked on their grill apart from the traditional BBQ fare.

They discovered that baking cakes topped the list closely followed by soups, pizzas, the traditional Sunday roast and curries. 

The Kamado Joe is a celebrity favourite and must have BBQ which has taken a significant share of the ceramic grill market with its trademark red grill. 

In addition to its innovative ceramic grills, Kamado Joe offers premium lump charcoal and related grilling accessories sold worldwide through independent, national and digital accounts and they are now targeting the expanding UK and European market.

This summer Brits hosted an average of SIX barbecues for family and friends meaning the nation we will stick 700million burgers and 626million sausages on the barbecue - all smothered in 326million bottles of ketchup. A staggering 136 million grills! 

As many as 94 per cent of Brits say that barbecues and outdoor dining is the highlight of their summer but also there is a new demand to carry on cooking throughout the year. 

Though we may love a barbecue, six out of ten of us claim they are stuck in an inspiration rut, cooking the same burgers, salads and sides repeatedly. This is where Kamado Joe targets an audience that is hungry for more, consumers who demand quality outdoor dining whatever the weather.

The all year outdoor cooking campaign team will travel the length and breadth of the UK showing Brits how to use the extraordinarily sophisticated BBQs and focus on an awareness marketing plan - the end of the summer is not the end of the BBQ!

Kamado Joe is known around the world as a cool, distinctive premium product which has an innovative design and has disrupted the ceramic grill category. Celebrity owners include David Beckham, TV presenter Susannah Constantine, DJ BBQ, Dylan Hartley, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Stark, John Barclay, Rory Best and George North.

Ben Forte, Head of Marketing, said: “People are always surprised when I tell them that you can bake a cake in a Kamado Joe barbecue. We use the highest grade lumpwood charcoal that gives cakes and other baked good a hint of smoke that is delicious and unachievable in a traditional oven, it’s an entirely new depth of flavour.

“You can bake anything from a red velvet to a loaf of bread in all of our Kamado Joe grills. We’re getting a lot of interest at the moment from bakers and I think we have to put it down to the UK being Bake Off obsessed.” 

DJ BBQ said: “You can do almost anything on a Kamado Joe. They are the pinnacle of BBQ innovation. They’re head and shoulders ahead of competition and they’re innovating new and exciting things all the time. Have you seen the rotisserie accessory? It’s fricking awesome!

“From low and slow cooking to high heat searing, these grills can do do almost anything. You can even cook a pizza in them in the same way they do in Naples!”  

The BBQ has been hailed as the best in the world and its cooking ability targets diners looking for more than a plain burger and a bun to put on a simple barbie - people who want the full outdoor cooking experience.

The Kamado Joe range are all extremely versatile, unique and beautiful in design. Not only can they be used for grilling and smoking but Kamado Joe has a number of unique and products such as the DoJoe pizza stone attachment, which turns the grill into a traditional stone fired pizza oven. This is by virtue of the excellent heat retention properties of the ceramic shell that mean temperatures of up to 750°F can be achieved in any Kamado Joe grill. Also, due to the precise control of airflow (and thus temperature) afforded by the vent system, Kamado-style grills can be used to roast, smoke, bake and sear food, meaning one grill with infinite options. 

Using an ancient, Asian-style grill, the kamado is a thick-walled cooker that imparts rich, smoky flavour to meats, fish and vegetables. The design allows air to flow through the grill’s ceramic body and out its vented dome, lump wood charcoal comes to life as smoke and heat. Kamado Joe® is proud to draw on that tradition, modernising the grill’s classic style with unparalleled craftsmanship, innovative accessories and a range of flexible cooking surfaces.

The name "kamado" is the Japanese word for "stove" or "cooking range". The kanji character for "kamado" is 竈. In hiragana, "kamado" is written かまど. In katakana, it is written カマド. In romaji, it is written kamado. Literally, it means "place for the cauldron". The word has become a generic term for this style of ceramic cooker. 

The Kamado Joe new range includes the Big Joe III (£2499) and the Classic III (£1799). The grills are sold at over 80 retailers across the UK, retailers can be found online at www.kamadojoe.co.uk. The special innovative features include the three tier Divide & Conquer® Flexible Cooking System, Kontrol Tower Top Vent and the incredible Air Lift Hinge meaning anyone can lift up the 80kg lid with a their little finger. 

Owner and co-founder at Kamado Joe Bobby Brennan, said: “We’re seeing the UK and European market dramatically expand for us. This is down to cooking outdoors becoming more popular in the UK and the public wanting a better class of cooker that is stylish and innovative. We knew there was a better way to cooking which is what inspired us to design and develop a better grill. Kamado Joe isn’t just a line of products. It’s what happens when p


US based Kamado Joe continues to perfect the ancient, Asian-style kamado grill.  Kamado Joe is proud to have modernised the grill's classic style with unparalleled craftsmanship, smarter features, innovative accessories and a range of flexible cooking surfaces.  With the introduction of an expanding portfolio of new products, Kamado Joe will continue to drive outdoor cooking innovation as a market leader going forward.

For more details go to: https://www.kamadojoe.com

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