Frequently Asked Questions
Why Cast Iron?
Since the beginning of the Iron Age, iron has been recognized for its superior strength and durability. Its unique thermal properties have also made it the material of choice for cookware. Goldens’ Cast Iron Cookers capitalize on the enduring strength and even heating characteristics of cast iron to create a kamado grill without equal.
Life is fragile. Your grill doesn't have to be!
Did somebody ask about durability? Unlike ceramic grills, the cast iron kamado is Made in the USA and is built to last. Goldens’ Cast Iron Cookers come with a lifetime guarantee. Our family has been pouring iron and machining castings for five generations. Solid cast iron construction and engineering allows us to truly say that the Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker can go from our fifth generation to yours!
Don’t take our word for it. Ask your Grandma – just watch that she doesn’t smack you in the head with her cast iron skillet for asking stupid questions!
What About Rust?
Rust – heck, what about earthquakes and hurricanes! Mother Nature can be tough, and Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker is up to the challenge. The exterior is covered with a high temperature coating that protects the grill from rust. The interior of the grill will be protected as you use it – by giving all the interior surfaces a fine patina of smoke and flavor. As for hurricanes, properly mounted on our patented hurricane stand, your Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker will be ready to cook when the tide goes out. Earthquakes? We take the shaking and keep on baking or grilling or smoking. 3/8” cast iron walls ensure the weathering of harsh conditions.
Since it’s made out of metal, won’t it get really hot?
Let’s be clear, if you’re grilling over high heat so that you can perfectly sear those t-bones on our cast iron searing plate at 800°, the outside of the grill will be hot – just like it is for all cookers with a grate temperature of 800°! But unless you have both poor judgment and a leaf blower you won’t be upwards of 800° much of the time (seriously, put down the blower). So you’ll need to use the same care you use around any other grill or cooker.
Doesn’t cast iron make it really heavy?
With our engineered spring and hinge design, the 22.5” diameter lid can be easily opened with one hand. How did we do it? One word – Science. We know that usability is just as important as durability. We use our cookers all the time. So we have been designing and engineering with our users in mind.
Getting Down to Details...
- The Cooker Cart Combo weighs in at 450 lbs. That’s a 330 lb Cooker and a 120 lb Cart.
- The total dimensions of the Cooker and Cart are 66″ wide, 47″ tall and 27.75″ deep.
- The available cooking surface is 21″ which gives you 330 square inches of cooking space!
Can I get colors?
First, black is a color. In fact, it’s our most popular color. If you want to ask about a different color combination, you better give us a call.
Is it just good for smoking?
Heck no! It’s versatile!
- Smoking – Slow cooking at a low temperature is easy. The Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker can hold temperatures for more than 12 hours without having to add additional lump charcoal.
- Grilling – Just like a traditional charcoal or gas grill, but with the added benefit of radiant heat which means more moisture is retained in the food.
- Searing – The Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker can easily reach temperatures above 600 degrees. Using the searing plate means you can sear steaks to perfection.
- Baking – Yes, baking! Anything you can bake in an oven you can bake on the Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker. Anything? Yes… turkey, pizza, cake, chicken, mac & cheese, casseroles, and more.
Is burping rude?
Not when you are cooking on the Goldens’ Cast Iron Cooker. When you are cooking at temperatures above 250 degrees, you should burp your Cooker. Simply open up the dome a couple of inches, close, and repeat three times. By burping the grill, you are preventing potential flare ups.
What happens if I don’t burp the Goldens' Cast Iron Cooker?
This really is a safety issue. The trapped heat can quickly exhaust if the grill is opened up too fast. The result can be spontaneous combustion! If you don’t want hair on your arms, however, this can get the job done fast.