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Tools And Toys

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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.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts

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


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


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


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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    New Ferrum Knife

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ID:	699663 Visiting the Oregon coast and happened into a nice kitchen shop in Florence. Noticed beautiful knives in the glass case and asked the nice lady behind the counter to see the boning knife. She reached in to get it and barely touched the blade - cut her finger, but didn't say ouch. That convinced me these were super sharp knives. I showed it to my wife who said "didn't you just buy a boning knife"? Yes, I did, but not this pretty. So, anyway while the lady held pressure on her finger, I asked to see the paring knives. Ended up purchasing the one shown here. I'm happy it was made in U.S.A. locally and I could support the local economy. I see these knives are also available online. Does anyone here have experience with this brand?
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  • Top | #2
    Nice lookin' knife.


    • Top | #3
      Super nice!


      • Top | #4
        That’s a beauty !!!


        • Top | #5
          Oh man it looks like you have picked up a quality knife from a regional knife smith. In my travels I try to find knives like these. They will last you a life time with that blade hardness and your taking care of the handle.


          • Top | #6
            Beauteous piece of work. What we do know is you have one, so tell us about it! Very nice! πŸ‘ πŸ‘. πŸ•Ά


            • Top | #7
              Congratulations on your find. That walnut handle is beautiful.


              • treesmacker
                treesmacker commented
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                Thanks! The handles on this series "Estate" are maple. Their other series "Reserve" has walnut handles. I just liked the feel of the Estate series handle better, though the walnut handles were beautiful as well.

            • Top | #8
              I just looked them up, they sell a gorgeous steak knife set on Amazon, and I LOVE that the handles don't match. There are no reviews for anything the brand has listed on Amazon though. I know all the plasticy handle stuff will last forever, but well taken care of wood handles that are unique are my favorite. Please let us know how that knife treats you. I'll start watching Amazon for that steak knife set to drop in price

              Interestingly, the knife set is 300 on Ferrums site, and 240 on Amazon.


              • treesmacker
                treesmacker commented
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                Yep, I saw that the knife I bought at $76 is only $60 on Amazon. That's OK though because that local small business needed my support. Also, I do buy plenty on Amazon anyway. I already put their 6" chef knife in my Amazon wish list...https://www.amazon.com/Ferrum-Estate...ateway&sr=8-19

              • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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                treesmacker my guess would be the better looking woodgrain knives go to stores like the one you went to, and the more boring grain knives go to places like Amazon.

            • Top | #9
              Thanks, looks good.


              • Top | #10
                never heard of the company but that looks like a beaut!


                • Top | #11
                  looks to be forged, which is a good sign. Does it have a stamp as to what king of steel? Is it carbon or stainless? is that a small roll in the edge towards the end of the belly, or just the light? Looks beautiful.


                  • treesmacker
                    treesmacker commented
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                    Says it is high carbon stainless from western Pennsylvania cyro-tempered to 63HrC

                  • texastweeter
                    texastweeter commented
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                    treesmacker 63 is EXTREEMLY hard. That thing will stay sharp a long time. Be careful though at that hardness, it could chip. Being a pairing knife, I wouldn't think that to be a problem as long as its not abused. Leave the sharpening of that to the pros, unless you have a lot of time on your hands. Great buy. I would pass on a boning knife that hard, they take a bit of abuse.

                  • treesmacker
                    treesmacker commented
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                    texastweeter thanks for the advice. I'll treat it kindly. Ferrum offers a sharpening service if I pay shipping, so probably will take them up on that when time comes, being they are not too far away from me.

                • Top | #12
                  That's a good looking knife.


                  • Top | #13
                    Congratulations. I don't dare go to that web site. I already have well over a hundred knives, maybe even two hundred. I would have some serious domestic intranquility if I bought another one, especially with us about to leave for Italy in a few days for a granddaughter's destination wedding.
                    Last edited by gcdmd; June 24th, 2019, 07:00 AM.


                    • Skip
                      Skip commented
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                      It sounds like Fun in Italy is just around the corner. Safe Travels.

                    • gcdmd
                      gcdmd commented
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                      Skip Thank you

                      BTW, thank you again for the bread machine. I use it at least once or twice a week. I'll be giving it a rest while in Italy, of course.

                  • Top | #14
                    Well you have done it again treesmacker . Gone off and found something interesting and dangled it in front of us. Now my 25th anniversary present to one of our kids is a set of these. I hope you are happy, and that they are too.πŸ™‚


                    • treesmacker
                      treesmacker commented
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                      I'm happy and I'm sure your kids will be too!

                  • Top | #15
                    Gorgeous knife! i read their website --- & really like their overall philosophy. Of course, that could just be marketing, but it seems like they wrote it from the heart.

                    I have a problem, though, with this general category of super-premium "custom edge" knife. They advertise a 16-degree "apple seed" edge. It's an ultra-hard steel, too.

                    So, my problem is: how does the home user sharpen these things? Most of the "chef" brand sharpeners are set up for 20 degree or 15 degree edges. I use these things all the time to keep my restaurant-supply-store knifes sharp. The Ferrum & similar knives seem like they demand a whetstone. I learned to use one of those back in my cub scout days, and have no wish to return to that messy process. Especially for a really hard steel.

                    I'm really curious to hear from the knife enthusiasts / collectors on this question. I'd love to have a "bragging rights" knife or too. But since even the fanciest knife needs to be sharpened sooner or later, I've kept within my comfort zone of less expensive gear.


                    • klflowers
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                      They offer free sharpening for every knife they make:


                    • Donw
                      Donw commented
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                      There are a few systems out there where you can find the angle just using a marking pen and adapt the setup to it. The Edge Pro is the one that comes first to mind, but there are others.

                    • Anton32828
                      Anton32828 commented
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                      I just watched the Edge Pro video. That is a really nice system!