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Unleash Your Inner Pizzaiolo: Master the Art of Wood-Fired Pizza with Kamado Joe and DoJoe
Posted by Jen Mills, 23rd March 2023
Our Take on the Kamado Joe DoJoe Accessory
As a BBQ aficionado, I'm always seeking new ways to enhance my grilling experience. That's why I'm excited to share my expertise using the Kamado Joe and DoJoe, an accessory that converts your Kamado Joe grill into a high-performance wood-fired pizza oven.
This game-changing accessory has earned rave reviews from pizza enthusiasts for its ease of use and compatibility with Kamado Joe's pizza stone and deflectors. In this article, I'll delve into the DoJoe's price, functionality, assembly, cleanup, and other essential features to help you decide if it's the right addition to your BBQ setup.
It's important to note that throughout this article, all temperatures are described in Fahrenheit, as most grill cooking experts use this unit of measurement. Converting these temperatures to Celsius, the Australian equivalent, may result in a slight loss of accuracy or fidelity. Please keep this in mind when considering the recommended temperature ranges.
- Cast Aluminum Ring
- Ceramic pizza stone
- 400°F to 700°F temperature range
- Compatible with Kamado Joe Classic and Big Joe models
The Kamado DoJoe kit includes a pizza oven accessory specifically designed for Kamado grills. When purchasing, ensure you select the appropriate model, as the accessory is available in two dimensions tailored for the Classic Joe and Big Joe models. The DoJoe functions like a traditional pizza oven and is exclusively made for Kamado products, allowing for seamless integration with your existing grill.
Unboxing the DoJoe, I immediately noticed its high-end appearance and sturdy construction, which speaks to its durability. The secure Styrofoam packaging protects the accessory during shipping, ensuring it arrives in perfect condition. The premium-quality materials, combined with the DoJoe's compatibility with Kamado grills, guarantee a perfect fit and optimal performance.
However, I observed that the packaging lacks long-term storage solutions and a front cover.
I immediately noticed its high-end appearance and sturdy construction, which speaks to its durability.
Using the DoJoe
The DoJoe's cast aluminum finish not only looks impressive but also provides exceptional durability. This accessory is designed to withstand countless pizza-making sessions without showing signs of wear, ensuring a long-lasting investment for your Kamado Joe.
The DoJoe caters to both experts and novices, with a user-friendly design that makes wood-fired pizza-making simple and enjoyable. The wedge shape consistently maintains temperatures between 400°F and 700°F, offering a wide range of cooking options for various pizza styles, from thin-crust Neapolitan to thick, doughy Sicilian pies.
The open design of the DoJoe allows for easy pizza monitoring without the need to open or close a lid, as you would with a traditional pizza oven. This feature helps maintain consistent temperatures and reduces the risk of overcooking or burning your pizzas.
The DoJoe is compatible with Kamado Joe Pizza Stone and Heat Deflectors, ensuring the ideal crisp crust and perfectly cooked toppings. For an even more authentic pizza-making experience, consider using the Pizza Cutter accessory. The wood-fired cooking method imparts a unique, smoky flavor to your pizzas, setting them apart from those cooked in conventional ovens.
Pro Tips for Cooking with the DoJoe
To achieve the best results with your DoJoe, preheat your grill for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This will ensure that the ceramic pizza stone reaches the optimal temperature for even cooking and a crispy crust. Additionally, using a pizza peel to transfer your pizza onto the stone will make the process smoother and minimize the risk of burning yourself or damaging the pizza.
Keep in mind that the DoJoe doesn't offer a simple method for extinguishing the fire once you've finished cooking, which may result in some charcoal waste. Closing the lower vent can help reduce the burn, but a metal cover for the pizza slot would have been a welcome addition. That said, the exceptional performance of the DoJoe more than compensates for this minor inconvenience.
After using the DoJoe, be sure to allow ample time for it to cool down before attempting to clean it. Once cooled, cleaning is straightforward. Although the manufacturer's website doesn't specify whether the accessory is dishwasher-safe, it's best to err on the side of caution and clean it by hand. A few drops of dish soap and a sponge should be sufficient to remove any stuck-on crust or dough, and a thorough rinse under clean water will ensure it's ready for your next pizza-making session.
It's worth noting that some users have reported flaking of the coating after using the DoJoe at high temperatures. In such cases, use a soft brush to remove loose bits before your next use to prevent them from ending up on your pizza. To minimize flaking, try cooking at temperatures below 650°F.
- Easy to clean and set up
- Capable of reaching high temperatures
- Unique wedge shape maintains consistent temperatures during extended use
- Dedicated support for Kamado Heat Deflectors and Kamado Pizza Stone
- Suitable for both experts and beginners
- Allows for easy monitoring of pizza while cooking
- High price point
- Accessory becomes extremely hot during use and requires time to cool down
- No simple method for extinguishing the fire, resulting in potential charcoal waste
- Coating may flake off when exposed to high temperatures repeatedly
Is it Worth It?
The DoJoe delivers outstanding wood-fired pizzas with perfectly crisp crusts and delectable toppings. However, the $499 - $599 price tag may deter some potential buyers. If you value convenience and ease of use, and don't want to deal with the challenges of using a pizza stone or opening and closing a lid, the DoJoe is a worthwhile investment.
That said, if you're willing to experiment with the Kamado Joe Pizza Stone and deflectors using spacers, you may achieve similar results without the DoJoe. Be prepared for some trial and error, as this approach can be less convenient and may lead to a few burned pizzas before you perfect your technique.
Alternatively, you could invest in a standalone pizza oven capable of reaching temperatures up to 900°F. This option will likely cost a few hundred dollars more but may be worth considering if you're an avid pizza enthusiast.
Ultimately, the DoJoe offers unparalleled convenience and ease of use for creating exceptional wood-fired pizzas at home. Whether you're a BBQ expert or just getting started, the Kamado Joe DoJoe accessory is an excellent addition to your grilling arsenal.
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