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  • June 20, 2023 1 min read

    Cooking over fire; the ancient tradition that gave Homo sapiens a jump-start. It’s still a ritual many of us practice in our own backyard every weekend. Thousands of years of evolution and ingenuity has yielded the ultimate way to cook over flame, Japanese Konro Grills. The Konro grill is highly insulated to focus the heat from the charcoal (ideally high-carbon Japanese Binchotan or Ogatan Charcoal) directly at your food, cooking it as efficiently as possible (If you want to learn more about them, check out our other blogs here).

    Knowing which Konro to buy can be tricky, so the monkeys at Knifewear have put together this handy comparison chart to help you make the right choice.

    Whether you want to skewer-it-up like a Yakitori chef or just grill a perfect medium-rare steak like Hank Hill, a Konro is the right way to go. Once you’ve got your grill selected, make sure you load up on charcoal, get yourself a starter and some skewers, and check out our video on how to use it.


    Maybe you are camping? Or just cooking for one or two people. These grills are all going to be a good size for you.

    • Fits 3-6 skewers
    • Fits 1-2 Burgers
    • Good for 1-3-ish People

    Kaginushi Shichirin BBQ Konro - €65,00

    • Our smallest option for folks looking to not take up a lot of room.
    • Made with diatomite.

    Dimensions - 24cm (W) x 17cm (H)

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    Kaginushi Konro Small Yakitori Grill - BQ-8F - €158,00

    Dimensions - 31cm (L) x 23cm (W) x  20cm (H)
    Internal Dimensions -
    23cm (L) x 15cm (W) x  11cm (H)

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    Average GROUPS

    Cooking for the whole family or having a few friends over, these grills are going to do what you need.

    • Fits 10-15 skewers
    • Fits 4-6 Burgers
    • Good for 4-8 People

    Kaginushi Konro Medium Yakitori Grill - BQ-8WF - €217,00

    • Our most popular model.
    • Narrow design is perfect for our Bamboo Skewers.
    • Made with diatomite.

    Dimensions -54cm (L) x 23cm (W) x 21cm (H)
    Internal Dimensions - 46cm (L) x 15cm (W) x 12cm(H)

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    Kaginushi Konro Medium BBQ Grill - BQ-12 - €240,00

    • Larger grilling surface is great if you want to cook some steaks or several items cooking at a time.
    • Made with diatomite.

    Dimensions - 47cm (L) x 35cm (L) x 21cm (H)
    Internal Dimensions - 33cm (L) x 21cm (W)

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    Larger groups

    These grills are most often found in restaurants serving yakitori. They are the big boys, great if you always have every people dropping by to your cook-out, dinner party or get together.

    • Fits 15-20 skewers
    • Fits 8-10 Burgers
    • Good for 10-15 People

    Kaginushi Konro Large Yakitori Grill - BQ-8T - €293,00

    Dimensions - 21cm (L) x 23cm (W) x  77cm (H)

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    Kaginushi Konro Large BBQ Grill - BQ-17 - €340,00

    • Larger grilling surface is great if you want to cook some steaks or several items cooking at a time.
    • Made with diatomite.

    Dimensions - 21cm (L) x 35cm (W) x  70cm (H)

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    Hopefully this article made it easier, not harder, to pick a grill for your collection. I know that with so many great options, choosing can be challenging. If you ever need more help choosing, don’t hesitate to contact us.

       Nathan Gareau
    Nathan Gareau

    Nathan started at Knifewear in 2013, when he left the restaurant industry to slang knives. Nowadays, he handles our communications, social media, and YouTube channel. If you're reading words on this website or watching one of our videos, Nathan was involved. He spends his spare time growing food, cooking, fermenting food and booze, and enjoying the great outdoors.