Vision Professional S-Series Kamado Review

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Black kamado on a four legged stand with wood shelves attached on both sides.
Professional S-Series Kamado

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Vision's Professional S-Series Kamado has some unique and interesting features not found on other ceramics. Their ProZone System (above) is a slide out ash tray with dual intake dampers and a slot for the optional electric fire starter. A calibrated cast iron exhaust damper is located at the top of the dome. Vision's goal is to make use easier - easier start up, easier ash removal.

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To this end they created the optional Quickchange Gas Insert (above) that may be swapped out with the ProZone to turn the S-Series from a kamado to a gas grill for a quick work night dinner. Quickchange is a slide out 26,500 BTU stainless steel burner that includes a heat exchanger and Vision's round Lava Rock diffuser and stainless steel bracket. The LP tank hose has a quick connect end and a round LP tank Caddy with a wheel that attaches to the cart is also included. Vision claims once the kamado is seasoned, foods will have a hint of BBQ smoke flavor even when grilled on gas. There have been isolated reports of difficulty sliding the Quickchange burner in and out. We're told this is an anomaly that is being corrected. Meanwhile, Vision assures us they can and will take care of any buyers who experience this issue. Call Vision Customer Service at 877-917-4273.

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You gotta love the stainless steel two level hinged cooking grates (above) that are characteristic of Vision. The top grate is hinged for easy access to the lower level, which is also hinged for adding wood and tending to charcoal. Speaking of hinges, the dome hinge is substantial enabling smooth opening and a shock absorbing bumper up front insures a delicate landing when closing the heavy hood.

This nice package deal includes a solid, powder coated stand on four casters with fold down wood side shelves and a cover. Available in black, red, orange, taupe and white.

Lifetime warranty on the ceramic, 5 years on metal parts, and 90 days on everything else.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$699
Primary Function: 
Smoker
Egg or Kamado Style
Fuel: 
Charcoal
Primary Capacity: 
302 square inches
Secondary Capacity: 
302 square inches
Made in the USA: 
No
Review Method:

Looked Closely At It

We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer,  owners, and other reliable sources.

Vision Grills

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Vision Grills, based in Saint, Louis, MO., is a kamado company to keep your eye on. They're coming on strong with patented, innovative designs that stand out from the ever growing kamado crowd. Foremost is their unique ProZone system, a slide out insert that includes dual damper air intake, ash removal tray and an electric fire starter. In 2016 they introduced an optional Quickchange Gas Insert that slides into the bottom and converts ProZone models into a gas grill for a quick, mid-week meal. For 2018 they plan to add an optional Quickchange Kamado Grill Pellet Insert that turns your kamado into a pellet smoker.

 

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As AmazingRibs.com's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, Max Good is the man in charge of finding the best products for the AmazingRibs.com Equipment Reviews section. Max loves barbecue so much that he took his barbecue sauce recipes, had them bottled, and now sells them around the country.

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