Almost from the beginning of civilization, ceramics have been utilized for various purposes. In its technological infancy, ceramics were found to be versatile - first they were used for practical applications such as pots and tiles, and then shortly after they were used to record history. As man has progressed in his study of this ceramics, so too has its applications.
Ceramics can be designed for a wide spectrum of applications and are one of the most versatile materials used by man. Ceramics are harder and stiffer than steel; more heat and corrosion resistant than metals or polymers, and less dense than most metals and their alloys.
Here are just a few examples of the applications for ceramics that have been developed over the years -
- Low weight ceramics have been used to protect cockpits of military airplanes.
- Ceramic balls have been designed to replace steel in ball bearings. The ceramic balls are much harder than their steel counterparts, which reduces wear and also tripled the lifetime of the assembly.
- In the early 1980s, a ceramic engine was developed by a major car manufacturer, which could run at a temperature of over 6000 °F. The engine did not require a cooling system and allowed a major reduction in weight and therefore greater fuel efficiency.
- Bio-ceramics have been recently adopted for medical uses, such as dental implants and synthetic bones. Bio-ceramics bond readily to bone and other tissues in the body without rejection or inflammatory reactions.
Grill Dome has been making ceramic cookers since 1989
Over the past two decades, Grill Dome has been innovating and perfecting ceramic technology for Kamado-style cookers.
Ceramic cookers hold great potential for the future of grilling and offer very unique advantages over metal grills. Unlike metal grills that focus marketing on burners, size and BTU’s, at Grill Dome we focus our innovation on the two metrics that matter most to our customers – the quality of the food results and the cooking time.
Our goal was to design a quality product that locks in the heat efficiently and heightens the taste of the food. Grill Dome has used time tested form and function found in both eastern and western cookers and married it with our R&D in ceramic materials. Our customers can rest assured that Grill Dome is at the forefront of ceramic research. Over the past two decades, Grill Dome ceramics have evolved from its original recipe to NGII ceramics and we are proud to release our latest generation of ceramics, TERAPEX ceramics. Our latest ceramic technology, TERAPEX ceramics, is capable of withstanding 200 degrees more than its predecessor technology (NGII). TERAPEX Ceramics also optimizes the balance between porosity and density and delivers cooking results that our customers have come to expect.
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At Grill Dome, we are extremely excited about the future of ceramic cookers and look forward to bringing further ceramic innovations to our customers. Grill Dome, as always since 1989, will continue to deliver a quality product with first class customer support all at a great price.