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Meat-Up in Memphis

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Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more about our medals and what they mean.



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

Click here to order from Amazon

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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Mercer Culinary Chef's Knife, 10 Inch, Ultimate White $8

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  • Top | #16
    I received mine today and stabbed myself in the finger while washing it. Those bad boys are sharp!


    • Thunder77
      Thunder77 commented
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      LOL! I stabbed myself while using it. Not yet used to a longer chef's knife. Wicked sharp out of the package

    • HandsomeDave
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      Thunder77 I think I had out of the package less then 30 seconds before I was bleeding. I was pretty impressed with myself!

  • Top | #17
    I went to a game tonight and walked to a bar afterwards. I ordered a bowl of chili and some drinks and what did I see? The exact knife being used by the kitchen staff.


    • Top | #18
      Had one delivered Saturday...now I just need to get there to check it out. LOL

      Mr. Bones I generally use these
      or these
      depending on what I’m ordering...


      • surfdog
        surfdog commented
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        I also have a couple of these for knives that don’t get stored in my knife luggage...

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Many thanks!
        There are myriad options out there to explore, so I appreciate yer trusted input, to help winnow my choices down, some!
        Thanks, Brother!

    • Top | #19
      My two have shipped. Due to be delivered on the 22nd.

      I see you shiver with antici--- pation. -- Dr. Frank N. Furter


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        How do you do I
        see you've met my
        He's just a little brought down because
        When you knocked
        He thought you were the
        Don't get strung out by the way I look
        Don't judge a book by it's cover
        I'm not much of a man
        by the light of day
        But by night I'm one hell of a lover...

    • Top | #20
      Attjack , I'm kinda mad at you right now. You went and posted that, and of course I had to go buy another knife that I have to explain to the wife. I think I can get away with it though. Under 10 bucks? Bargain. I have a Mercer 10" bread knife, and we all love it.


      • Richard Chrz
        Richard Chrz commented
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        I just had my Mercer Bread knife delivered this week.

    • Top | #21
      There are nice! I like the feel of the handle. Haven’t used them yet, and it will be a while until I do. Going to keep them in the packaging for transport to the lake. But thanks again for these.

      May any end up getting the holders for the three I bought. Not sure if I want these in and out of the knife block....

      Attjack but thanks aga8n for the post


      • Attjack
        Attjack commented
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        I agree. I know these aren't high end knives but they are more than adequate. BTW, I use magnet strips for all my knife stations. They protect the edge and I think they look nice.

    • Top | #22
      My two arrived yesterday, a week early!


      • Top | #23
        Bought one, ordered 3 more for gifts. They are brutally sharp


        • Attjack
          Attjack commented
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          I ordered yet another as a gift after seeing your post.

      • Top | #24
        Mine arrived the other day. Wicked sharp right out of the package. Nice knife, especially for 8 bucks!


        • Top | #25
          I went with the more expensive 8" chef knife because I have been wanting a smaller chef's knife. I love it, the wife loves it so I will be thinking about purchasing some other flavor...maybe a boning knife.


          • Attjack
            Attjack commented
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            I already had an 8" Mercer so the 10" was a great addition. I'm tempted to get a 12"

        • Top | #26
          muchas gracias. picked one up.


          • Top | #27
            Mine showed up today, have not used it other then to quick try it out on a tomato. It certainly arrives very sharp. more impressed at the weight of it, I was expecting a really off balance knife, and it does not seem to be. I look forward to using it more this weekend.


            • Attjack
              Attjack commented
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              I've been impressed with my Mercer set so I wasn't surprised this knife was similar. They're lightweight but we'll balanced as you say so I orders a 12" to complete my Mercer chef knife trifecta.

            • Richard Chrz
              Richard Chrz commented
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              I am hoping to get a 8 inch still, ( I was looking at the Victorinox fibrox, had really good ratings from test kitchen ( "their favorite" ) and I want to get a 6 inch chefs, maybe (probably) will look at the 12 inch as well. But, with my next purchase I will need to order a knife roll, it is becoming a necessity for organization purposes alone. But, now I have a 12 inch in my mind, thanks for that LOL

          • Top | #28
            FINALLY got home long enough to check out this knife. (Leaving again for FL on Monday. Sheesh LOL)

            Anyway...amazingly sharp out of the box. That’s a plus...and no complaints there.
            MUCH lighter than the forged knives I usually use, but that WAS expected. A plus for some, a negative for others. YMMV (I generally shy away from stamped knives. That’s just me. That said, I could purchase at least 15 of these for the price of my “workhorse ” knife.)

            Overall, not a bad knife to wield...and the price makes it a stoopid good bargain.
            So much so that I think I might order several more in this & other sizes...so that I won’t worry about them or get fast onset Tourette’s when a friend decides to “help.” ;-)


            • Top | #29
              I used it to cut a sweet potato into fries last night, and then this today. Really did a good job on the finer cutting of the parsley, oregano, and cilantro. I made that bowl that is in the final product. I need to get back to some clay classes now that I know what colors and size bowls I want for prep and serving.
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              • Richard Chrz
                Richard Chrz commented
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                Pretty cool thing, I posted this on my instagram account and tagged them. They re-shared?? it