Nothing better than checking out a new grill. The possibilities are endless and you always learn something new. I just got to check out and test drive the Coyote Asado Smoker. As a disclaimer, this post is sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in conjunction with the O SAY CAN YOU SEAR giveaway. I received a free sample of the product featured for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
Regardless, it's awesome. Check this out....
This is a high quality ceramic grill that is going to be another option for people who don't want to buy the big green one. The first thing that I love about this grill is the color. The ceramic is a shiny black, which goes along nicely with the natural wood stain of the side tables. A very classy looking grill. The top vent appears to be a quality porcelain coated material which won't rust. It opens all the way to get the fire going and then has multiple adjustment options for lowering the heat. On the top of the grill is an easy to read thermometer to monitor dome temperature.
One nice feature of this grill is that it is shipped with the lid assembled. The grill and lid are attached already so you don't have to fuss around with perfectly lining up the lid with the bottom portion. The Green one doesn't ship like this and took me much longer to assemble.
Nice and clean, ready for assembly and use!
The first thing that stands out with this grill is the "signature smoking grate" which is for diffusing heat. It's very easy on these ceramic grills to have some "hot spots" where the coal burns hotter in one location compared to another. This grate, that you can see underneath of the cooking grate above, has holes which allow the heat to evenly pass through. There must be some heat that bounces down from the diffuser to radiate it back up in a more even fashion. Very cool. Below is more clear picture of the signature smoking grate propped up next to the grill.
The side tables can easily fold down for storage when not in use. They are very easy to clean as they have a smooth finish. I had grease and BBQ sauce all over them and they came clean with just a wet paper towel.
The bottom of the ceramic grill has an air intake with a screen, which keeps ash and lit wood from falling out, while also allowing air in. One cool feature of this air intake is that there are lines and numbers, that way you can easily reproduce how wide open you like it to hold temperature for various types of cooks. For example, for a low temperature smoke, you could keep the air intake at 2, as shown above, and then the top vent would be about half open. This can be varied for the exact temperature you want to hold. For a hotter fire you could keep it wide open. I love these ceramic grills for how easily they hold temperature.
The available cart has high quality wheels with a lock which make rolling and parking the grill very easy.
A gorgeous grill. This past weekend, I smoked ribs on it, made pimento cheese burgers and also some spicy Old Bay Honey Wings. Stay tuned for those recipes using this sweet new Coyote Asado smoker / grill.
There is a special summer promotion going on where if you guy the Coyote Asado Smoker through Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery you get a free cart with side shelves. That's a $200 savings! Check it out if you are shopping for a new high quality ceramic grill.