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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

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The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review


Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only


Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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  • Meathead
    BBQ Whisperer, Mythbuster
    • May 2014
    • 1156
    • Chicago area
    • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen
      Meathead

    Top | #1

    Comments on "Meater"

    A lot of people ask what I think of the "Meater" thermometer. Not much. Here's why I cannot recommend it. https://amazingribs.com/thermometers/meater
  • scottranda
    Charter Member
    • May 2015
    • 1451
    • Charlotte, NC

    Top | #2
    Seems to be inline with everyone’s sentiments here on the Pit. Glad you’re warning everyone!

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 10247
      • Smiths Grove, Ky
      • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

      Top | #3
      I'm glad I didn't invested any money on it 2 years ago. For those that did....Cheers!

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      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        You're definitely very frugal with your thermometer purchases
    • Danjohnston949
      In Memoriam
      • Dec 2014
      • 4630
      • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

      Top | #4
      Well Said❗️ I am Glad I Passed in Favor of FireBoard❗️ They have met or exceeded Every Commitment
      Since Day One‼️ Dan

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      • kenrobin
        Charter Member
        • Jun 2015
        • 272
        • Clayton, CA
        • Cookers
          - 18" Weber Smokey Mountain (2000)
          - Weber Genesis EP-310 (2013-2015)
          - 22.5" Weber Master Touch (2015)
          - Traeger Pro Tailgater (2015)
          - Mak 1 Star General w/ wi-fi (2016)

          Thermostats
          - ThermaQ
          - Thermapen
          - ChefAlarm
          - DOT
          - iGrill2

        Top | #5
        Thank you for posting a warning for everyone. Unfortunately I also ordered probes & the block over 2 years ago to no avail. The experience has easily been my most frustrating & disappointing since I seriously took up BBQ.

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        • lessteinberg
          Founding Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 1

          Top | #6
          I am using the Meater and the good comments are this: 1. It's an accurate thermometer, 2. It's nice to know the ambient temperature around your meat while cooking, and 3. The app does a good job calculating how long it's going to take to reach your target temperature. The bad outweighs the good, but that is relative to my situation. I am using the Meater with the KBQ C60. In order for my Meater probe to stay connected during a cook, I have to lean my tablet against the door of the KBQ. Very disappointing at first and I didn't like the idea of an iPad exposed to the heat or weather. Additionally, what is the benefit of wireless if the "receiver" has to stay within 2-6 inches of the transmitter. Granted the KBQ is a stainless steel cookbox, but it's not that out of the ordinary. The BGE does not cause the same faraday cage effect, neither does a Weber gas grill or indoor oven. I was forced to buy an inexpensive Android tablet to act as a range extender to my iPad mini that then monitors the Meater app via my home wifi network. Signal strength is horrible and there is no tech or customer support. I'm a techie so I have been able to improvise and enjoy it.

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          • richinlbrg
            richinlbrg commented
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            Sorry to read this, lessteinberg , but kinda relieved that my finding is consistent! some solace, I guess. You can see my full review in thread, "Is anyone using a Meater?" I have had better luck being contacted by tech support, but no better end result.
            Last edited by richinlbrg; January 1st, 2018, 07:12 PM.

          • ComfortablyNumb
            ComfortablyNumb commented
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            Welcome to the Pit from NE Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun. If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like. For jokes, go to this thread. Happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

          • kmhfive
            kmhfive commented
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            Welcome to the Pit! Thanks for the review. Maybe one day, my meater block will come.
        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 6683
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          Top | #7
          Wow, welcome lessteinberg! Never saw you comin! Glad yer eatin good & havin fun!

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          • Huskee
            Pit Boss/Manager
            • May 2014
            • 14004
            • central MI, USA
            • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue
              Smokers / Grills
              • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
              • PBC
              • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
              • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
              • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
              • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
              • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
              • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
              • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)


              Thermometers
              • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
              • (7) Maverick ET-732s
              • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
              • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
              • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
              • Thermapen MkII, orange
              • ThermoPop, yellow
              • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
              • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
              • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
              • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well


              Accessories
              • Instant Pot 6qt
              • Anova Bluetooth SV
              • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
              • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
              • BBQ Dragon
              • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
              • Weber grill topper
              • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
              • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
              • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter


              Beverages
              • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
              • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
              • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
              • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
              • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
              • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
              • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.


              About me
              Real name: Aaron
              Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

              Occupation:
              • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

            Top | #8
            I keep forgetting I paid for a 4 probe unit. I'm definitely not expecting much range when inside the stickburner after reading the above comments. We'll see though when it comes, if and whenever that may be.

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            • NY Tuck
              Charter Member
              • Sep 2014
              • 4
              • Costa Mesa, CA

              Top | #9
              MEATER

              After waiting close to two years, I finally got my single probe. The Packaging, probe and charger are beautiful. Sadly the device is worthless. I can’t get more than 8 feet away from my smoker without Bluetooth disconnecting. An email to the company resulted in a reply stating that this is a limitation of Bluetooth and a ridiculous list of tips to improve my range. Total nonsense! I have used multiple wireless Bluetooth probes in the past with 50 foot range, including igrill and Maverick devices.The only way I could use would be by leaving my iPhone or iPad in the backyard as a relay station to another device receiving wireless. Ridiculous and totally impractical. I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in this device. Do not buy one until they fix it.

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              • ComfortablyNumb
                ComfortablyNumb commented
                Editing a comment
                Welcome to the Pit from NE Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun. If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like. For jokes, go to this thread. Happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

              • kmhfive
                kmhfive commented
                Editing a comment
                Nice to meet you! Thanks for the review!
            • David C
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 111
              • Bay Area, California
              • Cookers:
                Memphis Advantage w. Searing insert option
                Bradley 6-rack digital
                Thermal bath for sous vide, pressure cooker, etc.

                Time & Temp:
                iGrill2 & iGrill wireless thermometers used with iPhone 5
                Drawer full of various Maverick models

                BBQ Interests:
                Love smoking ribs, pulled pork, salmon, sablefish, rib roasts, sausages, lox, beef ribs, and brisket when I can -- strictly for friends, fun, etc.

                Websites:
                http://www.cardinalphoto.com
                http://www.sousvide.org

              Top | #10
              Bummer that Meater hasn't been able to deal with connectivity through metal. I wonder if there is some type of relatively-inexpensive antenna they could sell (give?!) to customers that would relay the signal from inside to outside (I'm assuming the issue is with the metal cage, and not the environment in the smoker itself). In any case, I really like my Fireboard. Like so many things, it seemed expensive when I bought it, but it has been totally worth it.

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              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 6683
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                Top | #11
                Wow! Double “where are these guys coming from”? Glad to have ya aboard, for like a long time. You also know what you just did to your chances on the monthly giveaway.

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                • DWCowles
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 10247
                  • Smiths Grove, Ky
                  • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                  Top | #12
                  Welcome lessteinberg

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                  • DWCowles
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 10247
                    • Smiths Grove, Ky
                    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                    Top | #13
                    Welcome NY Tuck

                    Comment

                    • Siouxfan
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 56
                      • La Vista, NE
                      • Weber Performer Deluxe 22"
                        Slow N Sear
                        Maverick ET-732
                        ThermoWorks RT600C

                      Top | #14
                      Its been soo long that I keep forgetting I ordered one until I get the "update" emails...

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                      • shush
                        Club Member
                        • Sep 2016
                        • 134
                        • Northern Virginia
                        • RecTec RT-680
                          Brinkmann Bullet (Electric)
                          Thermapen
                          Maverick ET-732

                        Top | #15
                        I bought mine a while ago... still waiting. Too late to get any money back.

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