How to use the heat deflector on the Kamado?
Using the plate setter Kamado is very simple, we have explained step by step for you below:
Place the charcoal in the Kamado and light it. You can easily light the charcoal using the BBQ Flavour Wood Wool. Make sure the charcoal is on one side of the Kamado, leaving the other side free for
First, place a multi-level lift or pro set in the Kamado. This is the holder on which the heat shield rests.
Next, you can place a grill rack on the lift. Depending on what kind of cooking you want to do, you can lay your food to one side so that it is directly over the charcoal or on the other side. By using the Kamado heat deflector, the heat is evenly distributed over the surface of the grill grid, cooking the food indirectly.
Place the lid on the Kamado and regularly check the temperature of the Kamado using a thermometer. This is especially important if you use the Kamado heat deflector to cook slowly at low temperatures.
Using a Kamado heat deflector distributes the heat evenly and prevents the food from coming into direct contact with the charcoal. This allows you to cook slowly at low temperatures and prepare food without burning it. Moreover, with a Kamado heat deflector you can also barbecue indirectly, which ensures delicious flavour and juiciness of the food. For example, you can make bread, spare ribs and scones very easily with these handy heat deflectors.
What heat shields are there?
Our range includes not only whole heat shields but also half plate setters. We call these half-moon heat shields.
These half plate setters for the bbq cover only half of the Kamado, which is why they also have several advantages. Firstly, they allow you to create two different cooking zones in your Kamado, with one side of the grill grid directly over the charcoal and the other side indirectly. This means you can cook different types of food on the Kamado at the same time, with different temperatures and cooking methods. Our Kamado cookbook contains all kinds of dishes that you can prepare very easily using the heat shields.
We have all kinds of different sizes of heat shields available. We have whole heat shields for the 11, 13, 16, 19, 22 and 24-inch Kamado 's. Half heat shields are available for the Large, XLarge and the XXLarge Kamado 's. So we have a heat shield/plate setter for a Mini Kamado, Compact Kamado and Large Kamado but we do not have half-moon plate setters for these models. This is because these are too small to grill with direct and indirect heat at the same time.
A common heat setter model is the plate setter 21-inch. However, we at YAKINIKU have chosen a 19-inch and 21-inch Kamado giving you the choice between a smaller and a larger model. However, the small difference in the inner diameter of the dome is not a problem as we have a custom-made heat deflector for each model in our range.
You might be wondering how best to clean this plate setter? To clean a Kamado heat deflector, you can follow these steps:
Let the Kamado cool down completely before you start cleaning;
Remove the plate setter from the Kamado and remove any coarse residue with a brush or a piece of kitchen paper;
Fill a bucket or tub with warm water and add a mild detergent if necessary;
Soak the kamado plate setter in the warm water and let it soak for a few minutes;
Use a soft brush or sponge to gently clean the heat shield. Avoid using abrasive materials as this may damage the surface of the heat shield.
Next, rinse the heat shield thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a clean cloth or let it air dry.
After cleaning, it is especially important that the plate setter is thoroughly dry before placing it back in the Kamado.