The 23″ Ultimate is the original flagship of the Komodo Kamado line, previously known as the OTB. Over the last 10 years every component has been refined and perfected. This grill is a absolute pleasure to use and performs effortlessly. From grilling, to low and slow smoking to baking pizza this grill covers it all with style. Whether you are a competition chef or buying your first smoker, this grill will exceed your highest expectations. If you are interested in the 23″ KK Ultimate, you do not want to miss this review. Naked Whiz Review
$4,260 Standard square tiles
$4,420 Pebble shaped tiles
$4,480 Bronze metallic tiles
The Ultimate 23 is designed for both durability and performance. It is cast using refractory cements, these are the same materials industries use for all high temperature containment from blast furnaces to nuclear facilities.
Hot face: This is the inside of the grill and has a dense durable refractory material. the firebox is the same material.
Main Insulation layer: This is a vermiculite based insulation that is fortified with AeroGel the world's most efficient insulation.
Protective Tile layer: The grill is jacketed with glazed ceramic tiles to protect the lightweight vermiculite insulation. A high tech insulation with nano ceramic spheres is used both as the adhesive and grout. This material is elastomeric and will flex as the grill expands when heated.
Ultimate 23 Dimensions
Height: 50 1/2″ (128 cm)
Height (open) 57″ (145 cm)
Height (to lip) 34″ (87 cm)
Width (Body): 26″ (66 cm)
Max width (legs): 30″ (76 cm)
Depth: 36″ (92 cm)
Depth (open) : 37″ (94 cm)
The Ultimate 23 comes loaded with three 304 Stainless cooking grids that can be used in four positions in the cooker.
Upper Grill Area 274 sq" (1,768 cm2)
Main Grill Area 375 sq" (2,420 cm2)
Lower Grill Area 329 sq" (2,122 cm2)
Total Area 978 sq" (6,308 cm2)
Ultimate 23 Grill Weight
Gross Weight: 668 lbs 304 kg (crated with all components)
Net Weight: 548 lbs 249 kg (with all components)
Lid: 116 lbs 53 kg
Base: 316 lbs 144 kg
304 Stainless total 82 lbs
Upper Grill 13 lbs
Main Grill 17 lbs
1/2 Main Grill 13 lbs
Lower Grill 13 lbs
The Ultimate 23 comes rotisserie ready. There is a sleeve on the inside left wall of the grill with a spring loaded plate and a sleeve on the right with a socket on the inside. The drive shaft has two bearings and sockets on both ends. One inside and one outside. The motor is mounted on the side accessory plate..and drives the outside socket which drives the roti..
The Ultimate 23 can use a 8" cradle for turkeys and rib roasts and 6" cradle for chickens.. There is a new adapter to reduce an 8" cradle to 6".
Automatic Temperature Controllers
All KK grills come plug and play ready for temperature control devices. These use fans and probes to control airflow/temperature. Just set your target grill temperature and walk away. Some models use wifi to send both your grill and meat's temps to your smart phone. The two most popular ones are the BBQ Guru (theBbqGuru.com)and the Stoker (RocksBarbque.com) There is a special faceplate with a Guru inducer tube built into the body with a machined spring loaded plug that lets you easily install and remove the controller's fan. the controller's polder cables go thru a special tube in the body.