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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!

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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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.

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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.

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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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'.

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Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

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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.

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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.

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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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.

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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.

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Pressure Cooker (and IP) Risotto Primavera with Broiled Shrimp

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    Pressure Cooker (and IP) Risotto Primavera with Broiled Shrimp

    So ... here's a recipe that I cooked up a few years ago and modified recently for the Instant Pot Duo 8-qt that we received last Christmas.

    Pressure Cooker (and IP) Risotto Primavera with Broiled Shrimp
    MBM – Last modified 5 April 2019

    Ingredients:
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil plus 1 Tbsp. butter
    • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
    • Mushrooms, brushed clean and sliced (not chunks)
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into medium strips
    • 1 yellow zucchini or crookneck squash, quartered then medium sliced crosswise (substitute frozen peas if necessary)
    • 1 1/4 cups Arborio rice
    • 1/2 cup dry white vermouth (or dry white wine if vermouth not available)
    • 3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian version)
      • Reserve any extra broth for later reheating.
      • Note: Ratio of rice to liquid is always 1 part rice to approx. 2.4 parts liquid by volume.
    • 1 lb. medium shrimp, in shell and deveined (leave shrimp out for purely vegetarian version)
    • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (grated)
    • Balsamic Vinegar, good quality
    • Old Bay Seasoning

    Instructions:
    • Brine thawed shrimp in ice water 20 min. (2 TBSP kosher salt + 4 TBSP sugar per 6 cups water).
    • Dry, then in a bowl, coat the brined shrimp with olive oil, season generously with Old Bay, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Broil shrimp, turning as needed until done on grill or in oven. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to stop cooking. Remove, peel, and cut into bite-size pieces if desired.
    • Sauté | More Preheat the pressure cooker for searing.
    • Add olive oil and butter and allow to heat until shimmering.
    • Add the onion and stir until softened.
    • Add the mushrooms and stir until starting to brown.
    • Season with approx. 1 tsp. kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste before adding rice.
    • Add the rice and stir until the grains first become translucent and then opaque again.
    • Add in the vermouth or wine and stir until it is completely evaporated.
    • Add the bell pepper and stir until lightly sautéed.
    • Add the squash and stir until lightly sautéed.
    • Add the broth and stir (and scrape) to make sure no grains are stuck to the sides of the cooker.
    • Pressure Cook | High Close and lock the lid in place and heat on high until pressure builds.
    • Cook Time 6 min above 4000 ft. elevation; 5 min 2000-4000 ft.; 4 min below 2000 ft.
    • Quick Release Turn off the heat and quickly release the pressure. (Shake gently to be sure)
    • Sauté | Less Stir to thicken (if needed) over medium heat, then stir in shrimp (or keep separate and add to each bowl as desired when serving).
    • Add the grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and stir until completely incorporated.
    • If necessary, season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
    • Rice should be fairly runny and creamy … not dry … and it will continue to thicken. Add more chicken stock if necessary before serving or reheating. Serve with good balsamic vinegar.
    NOTE: This recipe was developed at fairly high altitude (6300 ft. or 1920 meters). I stand by the 6 minutes needed at my location but the lower altitude times are guestimates based on various articles and/or recipes that I've seen. If you live down where there is actually enough oxygen to breath, you may need to adjust a bit.

    In the IP ... all prepped, sauteed, and ready to seal for pressure cooking:
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    Just about ready to serve:
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    In the bowl:
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    Last edited by MBMorgan; April 7th, 2019, 11:50 AM.

  • Top | #2
    Marvelous, that really looks so so good.
    Like the option of vegetable broth for vegetarians

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    • Top | #3
      Wow, what a great recipe. Thanks, MBMorgan !

      Kathryn

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      • Top | #4
        Thanks, Kathryn ( fzxdoc ) and holehogg . FWIW, the recipe is very flexible. I've substituted scallops for the shrimp, made it with 1/2 shrimp and 1/2 scallops. One of the days I'll probably use leftover chicken or rib meat or beef. Also, if you don't have (or like) the yellow crookneck squash, you can substitute any mild-flavored veggie like zucchini, green peas, sugar snaps, shelled edamame, etc., and still get great results.

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        • Top | #5
          That looks so good. Now i just need the IP.

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          • Top | #6
            Dayum, this looks / sounds so delish, Brother!

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            • Top | #7
              i know this discussion is bit old but i just want some suggestions regarding your experience
              I was Looking for the best garage Door Openers and some other issues related to their installation so i found this discussion.I want some suggestions that which will be best pressure cookers 2019?

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              • Top | #8
                samried , we just bought the DUO60 Instant Pot and like it. However we just got it and are in the learning stage. It gets good reviews and is simple to use. Hope this helps you. So far the best and simplest oatmeal and boiled eggs ever. Smoked a pork roast and finished it in the IP--was also good.
                Last edited by Skip; July 6th, 2019, 06:01 AM.

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                • Top | #9
                  samried You won't regret getting an Instant Pot Duo 60. Most recipes are written for that size. It makes delicious food and is reliable, in my experience.

                  Kathryn

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                  • Top | #10
                    Sounds great.

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