All About Gourmet Guru Grills

Gourmet Guru Grill

The Gourmet Guru Grill ceramic fire box distributes heat evenly so that you can grill your burgers, chicken, roasts or steaks without losing any flavor. Adjust the flow draft door to control airflow and retain the proper amount of heat for cooking. 

Other features include: cast iron adjustable vent top, large reading screen stainless thermometer, hinge metal bands with ergonomic wood handles, 17" round stainless grill mesh, ceramic damper top, ceramic fire ring, and ceramic fire top.

How the Gourmet Guru Works

Gourmet Guru Grill How it Works


Gourmet Guru Advantages vs. a Traditional Charcoal Grill

  1. Meats hold moisture.
  2. Combines grill, brick oven and a smoker for direct or indirect cooking
  3. Great efficiency of charcoal.
  4. Ceramic grill cooks from all sides, not just the bottom
  5. Can heat up to 700°F to sear steaks, pork chops, etc, then lower to desired cooking temperature.

Gourmet Guru Uses Natural Lump Charcoal

USE ONLY LUMP CHARCOAL in your ceramic cooker. Lump charcoal is also known as “natural” hardwood charcoal. It has no additives. It will burn hotter and leave less ash. When searing meats hotter is better. In a matter of minutes you can have the Gourmet Guru Grill up to 700 degrees, and you can hold a temperature of 550 degrees to cook steak. You can also control the temperature to cook as low as 150 degrees for several hours without having to reload your firebox.

Briquette charcoal has additives which can emit odors that will be absorbed into the ceramic. Lump charcoal will not affect your grill in that way. Although briquette charcoal dominates the market at the present lump charcoal is fast catching on.

Lump charcoal can be purchased here on (Primo Lump Charcoal and Best of the West Lump Charcoal) and it is available in most big box stores and grocers.

To review the detailed steps for how to cook with the Gourmet Guru, see step-by-step procedure to light the Gourmet Guru.