The Kamado Charcoal Grill

The Shokunin Kamado Grill

Meet Kalamazoo's newest grilling innovation: the Shokunin. Named after the Japanese word for master of one’s profession, a craftsman or an artisan, the Shokunin is the next evolution of kamado grills. The Shokunin redefines the industry standards for this style of outdoor cooking.  Kalamazoo took the best design principles of a traditional kamado grill and broadened its capabilities to create better, more even heat distribution, expand the available cooking surface, and increase the number of cooking levels to maximize the grilling experience. 


Explore the Shokunin's Exclusive Features

  • Greater Distance Between Food + Fire for Better Smoking Results
    The vertically expanded firebox allows the fire to be built further below the food. This delivers a more gentle and even heat, ideal for smoking incredible barbecue.  
  • Greater Cooking Versatility 
    Adjustable fire grates enable you to build the fire in three different positions, including a searing position that places the fire just a few inches below the food. 
  • Cook with an Offset Fire with Ease
    The rectangular shape of the grill is better suited for multi-zone and offset fires than the traditional circular or oval shape. The Shokunin has been designed to help you perfect the “sear and slide” technique for the ultimate steak.
  • Insulated for Maximum Heat Retention
    Two full inches of insulation throughout the body and lid make the Shokunin a marvel of efficiency. You can expect five hours of cooking time per pound of charcoal when cooking at barbecue temperatures. That’s 40 hours of cooking on just 8 pounds of charcoal.
  • Unique Cross Ventilation System for Precise Cooking Control
    Versatility and precision are further enhanced by the cross-ventilation air control. Two opposing inlets down by the fire are paired with two opposing exhaust vents in the lid. Use all four to control how heat and smoke move through the grill.
  • Sophisticated Aesthetic, Designed to Match the Full Kalamazoo Collection
    The sleek, sophisticated design is a large departure from traditional brightly colored ceramic Kamado grills. The Shokunin takes cues from high-end furnishings, making it a stunning addition to the patio. It is available in two different ipe wood finishes: oiled ipe (pictured), or natural ipe.

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