Kamado Joe Jr Soapstone Review

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Transform Your Grilling Experience with Kamado Joe Jr Soapstone

Grilling enthusiasts, meet your new best friend: the Kamado Joe Soapstone Cooking Surface, tailored specifically for the Kamado Joe Jr. This robust and non-stick Canadian soapstone slab is designed to elevate your grilling game, making it easier than ever to grill tender meats, delicate fish, and fresh vegetables to perfection.

Why Choose the Kamado Joe Soapstone?

The secret to superb grilling lies in heat distribution and flavor retention. The Kamado Joe Soapstone excels in both. Here’s why:

  • Perfect for Delicate Foods: Cook tender meats, fish, and vegetables with ease. The soapstone’s non-stick surface ensures that your food releases effortlessly, preserving its delicate texture.
  • Superior Heat Distribution: This thick slab of soapstone distributes heat evenly, allowing for precise cooking and preventing hot spots that can burn your food.
  • Flavor Enhancement: One of the standout features of this soapstone is its ability to absorb and retain savory juices from the meat, infusing your food with a depth of flavor that’s hard to achieve with traditional grilling surfaces.
  • Health and Safety: The anti-bacterial and stain-resistant surface minimizes the risk of cross-contamination, while the reduction in flare-ups ensures your food is less likely to burn, making your grilling experience safer and more enjoyable.
  • Easy to Use and Maintain: Installing and removing the soapstone is a breeze, and it fits perfectly in the Kamado Joe Jr.

Easy Care Instructions

Keeping your Kamado Joe Soapstone in top condition is simple. Follow these guidelines for cleaning and care:

  1. Cool Before Handling: Allow the Soapstone Cooking Surface to cool down completely before handling it.
  2. Wash with Ease: Clean it with warm, soapy water and a soft brush, or simply place it in the dishwasher.
  3. Proper Storage: Store your soapstone in a cool, dry place to maintain its integrity.

What Not to Do:

  • Heat Safety: Avoid placing the hot Soapstone Cooking Surface on tables or surfaces that are not heat-resistant.
  • Stovetop Use: The soapstone is designed for grilling, not for stovetop cooking.
  • Oven Safety: Do not leave the soapstone in the oven during self-cleaning mode to prevent damage.

Dimensions and Weight

  • Size: 10.6" x 10.6" x 0.75"
  • Weight: 8 pounds

Hands-On Review

In our hands-on tests, the Kamado Joe Soapstone proved to be a versatile and reliable cooking surface. Whether we were making pizza, grilling fish, or smashing burgers, the results were consistently impressive. The soapstone’s ability to hold heat made our pizza crispy and evenly cooked, a testament to its superior heat retention.

The slightly larger size compared to the standard Heat Deflector that comes with the Kamado Joe Jr opens up creative grilling possibilities. You can experiment with double indirect cooking styles or even emulate the SloRoller used in larger Kamado Joe models.

Final Verdict

The Kamado Joe Soapstone Cooking Surface is a must-have accessory for any Kamado Joe Jr owner. Priced around $100, with occasional sales bringing it down to $80, it offers exceptional value for its versatility and performance. If you’re looking to enhance your grilling experience, this soapstone is an easy and worthwhile investment.

Kamado Joe Jr. Soapstone: Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about the Kamado Joe Jr. Soapstone? We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you get the most out of this versatile grilling accessory, ensuring you enjoy an enhanced and safe grilling experience every time.

The Kamado Joe Jr. Soapstone is crafted from thick, non-stick Canadian soapstone, known for its superior heat distribution and durability.

It provides even heat distribution, absorbs savory juices for enhanced flavor, reduces flare-ups, and minimizes cross-contamination with its anti-bacterial and stain-resistant surface.

Yes, the soapstone is designed for easy installation and removal, fitting perfectly into the Kamado Joe Jr. grill.

No, the Kamado Joe Jr. Soapstone is specifically designed for use with the Kamado Joe Jr. grill and should not be used on stovetops or other grills.

Allow it to cool before handling, then wash it with warm, soapy water and a soft brush, or place it in the dishwasher. Store in a cool, dry place.

The soapstone measures 10.6" x 10.6" x 0.75" and weighs 8 pounds.

Yes, the soapstone reduces flare-ups, ensuring less burnt food and added safety. Its anti-bacterial surface also minimizes cross-contamination.

Absolutely! The soapstone is excellent for cooking pizza, providing a crispy and evenly cooked crust.

Do not place the hot soapstone on non-heat-resistant surfaces, use it on stovetops, or leave it in the oven during self-cleaning mode.

Yes, with its versatility, durability, and ability to enhance the flavor of your food, it offers great value, especially at its price point of around $100, sometimes available for $80 during sales.