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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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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.

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  • Top | #1

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    Maid washed all the seasoning out of my favorite coffee cup...should I fire her?
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  • Top | #2
    Don't despair, now, Brother; still appears to be some flavour remainin, locked in at approximately between 1200, to 1430...I'd keep em on, an illustrate why one should not include my Beloved Coffee Cup in their Daily Duties, if so desired...lol
    Lovin dat cup, btw, Brother! OooohRahhh!

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    • texastweeter
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      glad SOMEONE understands, lol

  • Top | #3
    Thank her and give her a raise

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    • Donw
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      Amen.

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    I always rinse my own immediately after (or when I get up) I'm done and put it away. That issue in my house has been eliminated.

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    • Steve R.
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      This is the correct answer! Tell him what he just won, Huskee!

  • Top | #5
    Forget the stinking coffee cup, you have a maid?

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    • texastweeter
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      Steve R. No, we have a couple of maids that come every week. At the missus request. Who am I to tell her "no"...

    • gdsim1
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      Brother texastweeter, suffer NO taunts on this subject! You’re on the right path. We have a cleaning service come through every other week too. The girlfriend and I are both busy with careers through the week and put in a lot of hours.

      The way I see it, paying the cleaning ladies to do the stuff I DONT wanna do, leaves me more free time to do the stuff I DO wanna do with my precious free time.

      Like barbecue. 😃🙌

    • gdsim1
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      Additionally, it’s financially responsible when I do the math. 😇

      If... the cost of the cleaning service is less than the number of hours it takes me to clean the house x (my hourly wage x 1.5) since I’d be cleaning it on the weekend, which is overtime pay... then it’s money well spent for something I don’t want to monkey with anyway. 👍

      I’m fortunate enough that when I do that math, it’s not even close. I’d be willing to wager that if more folks did the math, they’d come to the same answer.

  • Top | #6
    That cup had a lot of miles on it, but not as many as my one at work. The one at work is actually probably my favorite. She is so dark she looks like black iron, and can make even that office break room swill taste acceptable. Had it been that one, heads would have rolled. Appriceate you calmin me down brother, as I am known to fly off the handle when such egregious acts of terrororism are performed in my domicile. Mr. Bones I have even converted my oldest boy (13) over to the seasoned steel coffee cup and away from those disposable chain coffee companies.

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    • Mr. Bones
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      Likeys, Brother!

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    For those wondering,

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...=1561823893789

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    • Mr. Bones
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      Yeah, we don't even wanna talk bout th receipt fer coffee, (Lifer Juice), when I was in th Nav...
      Good stuff...

  • Top | #8
    I cut this from an article don't want to be accused of plagerism

    The origin of not washing your coffee cup stems from the age when coffee cups were made of metal. An example can be still be seen with the Italian practice of seasoning a moka pot. When a metal coffee container (moka pot or coffee cup) is new/washed, the coffee takes on a metallic flavor. Once the container has been used once or twice, the oils from the coffee seal the internal surface preventing the metallic flavor from tainting the brew. (Many Italians believe that a new moka pot is not usable until several pots of coffee have been brewed and dumped out first)

    It is easy to imagine the evolution from practical process to tradition by thinking of the time of transition from metal to ceramic coffee mugs. The young service members who had not used metal coffee cups would be used to washing them, while the old senior leadership would still be in the habit of not washing them and probably had developed a taste for it (hence swearing that it tastes better when the mug is "seasoned").

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      • texastweeter
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        yup, have several that way. Be sure to check under the rubber gasket on the lid though.

      • Troutman
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        I do clean the gasket and the part I put my mouth on cuz...well it gets kind of nasty

    • Top | #10
      Being from the Navy made from the best distilled water you never wash your cup. Never in the years ah' served. The coffee just tasting better. Brought that cup home and SHMBO put it in the dishwasher, coffee never tasted the same again. Now at 66, I don't even drink the stuff unless it is a very special type like Jamaica Blue Mt. or Hawaiian Kona.

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      • texastweeter
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        JBM is my daily drinker. Had about 6 cups so far today.

      • mountainsmoker
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        texastweeter a man after my own heart.

      • Red Man
        Red Man commented
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        I’ve got some 100% Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee I got for Father’s Day that I’ve almost finished off. Fell in love with that stuff when I visited Jamaica last year.

    • Top | #11
      Had this about 7 years. Bought at a dinner in Milton VT. where my son and family used to live. Use it every day. Rinsed with water only.

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      • texastweeter
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        no pic buddy

    • Top | #12
      Lets be honest here. This forum would endorse seasoning pretty much anything, lol. I dunno, there is something i like about filling up shiny clean mug with some thick black coffee.

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      • Top | #13
        Get a big black cup, like I have. This holds over 16 ounces. Seasoning doesn't show.

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        • Top | #14
          I drink strong black coffee in a ceramic mug. I had no idea that not washing your mug was a thing, I just throw it in the dishwasher. I love the taste of freshly ground, freshly brewed coffee. Seems like a “seasoned” mug would detract from the freshness, but I wouldn’t know having never tried it.

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          • texastweeter
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            don't knock it till you try it. Gotta use a steel mug though to get the true experience, lol.

        • Top | #15
          Not washing your cup is a bit like not cleaning your pit. My wife uses bleach on mine once a week. One day she didn't rinse it properly ,(yep, felt that ). I use a french press, but keep adding fresh ground to the old each day. When it gets to full of old grounds I toss them out (about once a week) Hace had this press for nearly 8 years.
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          • Mr. Bones
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            Got me smilin, up in here, Brother lol!

          • texastweeter
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            Have a French press too. I would need one the size of a whiskey barrel to use it regularly. It's reserved for super pimo stuff.
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