Divide & Conquer

Flexible Cooking System

It's the end of the grill grate as we know it!

The grill grate. It's been around for years. It hasn't really changed much. Hasn't really changed at all. It just sits there and gets dirty. What if we gave it something to do besides just sitting there? What if we halved it and allowed it to function on different levels to create different heat zones? To create more grilling space. What if we made it interchangeable with specialty cooking surfaces. What if we made it versatile and useful?

Divide & Conquer Flexible Cooking System

Multi-level flexibility, multi-surface versatility

The clever and revolutionary Divide & Conquer Flexible Cooking System replaces the ordinary grill grate. The key is the “Half Rack Design,” the halving of all components to allow for multi-level flexibility and multi-surface versatility. The two- piece cooking grid and multi-level rack give you three big advantages over the standard grill grate!

1. Get twice the cooking space (or more)

The Flexible Cooking System allows you to cook on two different levels at the same time, effectively doubling your cooking space! With the optional Grill Expander (sold separately) you can even cook on three levels. This gives you 660 square inches of total cooking surface – more than any other standard (18") grill!

Total available cooking surface

Total cooking surface660sq. in.
Grill expander152sq. in.
Grate (top)254sq. in.
Grate (bottom)254sq. in.

2. Create different heat zones

The halved Kamado Joe Heat Deflector (included) allows you to create different heat zones within the grill at the same time. For example, on one side, you install a half Heat Deflector on the lower level and a cooking grate on the upper level. Here you can cook veggies with indirect heat. At the same time, on the other side, you install a half grate on the lower level to cook your meat.


3. Add custom cooking surfaces

The Divide & Conquer Flexible Cooking System also allows you to add custom halved cooking surfaces for even more cooking versatility!

The parts and the basic configurations

The Parts


Flexible Cooking System Rack


Halved Cooking Grate


Halved Heat Deflector


Accessory Rack

The Basic Configurations


Standard grilling


Standard smoking


Indirect/direct grilling


Multi-level/ indirect/direct


Two-level grilling


Two-level grilling


Three-level grilling


Pizza baking


Use in place of standard cooking grates for specialized cooking


CAST IRON HALF GRATE There is no better way to cook a steakhouse- caliber steak than on a cast iron grate! You’ll get authentic grate marks and the experience only cast iron can provide.


CAST IRON HALF GRIDDLE (REVERSIBLE) For those who love to cook on cast iron, this reversible half griddle gives you two cast iron cooking surfaces in one!


FISH HALF GRATE This stainless-steel custom cooking surface was designed specifically for cooking fish fillets. It spreads heat evenly and makes it easier to handle more fragile meats. The surface itself is twice as thick as other fish grilling surfaces for durability and performance.


VEGGIE HALF GRATE Designed specifically for cooking veggies, this stainless-steel cooking surface makes handling veggies easier and protects them from excessive heat. Double-thick design for durability.


STANDARD HALF GRATE Stainless steel half grate (one), the same as the two that come with Kamado Joe. Additional grates allow for multi-level cooking.