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Some Of Our Favorite
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These are not ads or paid placements. These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

 


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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

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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

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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Review of the Pit boss 2.2 cu. ft. Vertical LP Gas Smoker

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  • Darchie03
    Club Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 234
    • Always on the move, don't want the revenuers to get to close, or the Troll hunters cetching me.
    • From the old troll, Dave

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    Review of the Pit boss 2.2 cu. ft. Vertical LP Gas Smoker

    Max Good , Well I finely got the Pit boss 2.2 cu. ft. Vertical LP Gas Smoker Put together, I must say it is the first grill I have put together that everything fit like it should & no missing parts! The instructions are better than most for the assembly. I did not attach the tank holder as my tank is smaller than the one the holder is made for. All parts fit well & there is a nice gasket around the door, the door latch is also adjustable so you can get a good seal. the burner system is rather unique, as seen in the photo. I have to put something up to block the wind as we almost always have 15 to 25 MPH winds where I am, but I need to do this with other smokers as well. There is one minor discrepancy, they provide an S hook on the regulator to hang it on the back handle but the hose is not long enough to reach, but an easy fix. The temp control is very stable & easy to set where you want it, using the vents & gas flow. No smoke leaking around the door. The thermometer in the door is pretty close to my reading on the smoke if they are close to same same height, After cooking the chops, I like this better than my smoke vault. much easier to set & control the temperature. (I suffer A severe case of MCS, when I saw this & had to have it) This write up could have been longer but I'm a graduate of Tommy two fingers school of typing, And this has taken a long time to write as it is.

    Looking at the wood chip box when installed. The water pan goes in odd shaped frame above the chip box.

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    Thick pork chops & some country stile ribs for first cook just what I had on hand. Pork chops were cooked to 130°F then seared in the C I skillet till done about 145°F. then fixed some stir fry in the skillet with the juice from the pork chops.
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    It is available From Walmart for $149.00 but is listed with wood burning burning fire pits & not with the other grills. Home Depot has it for $151.00 & listed where it should be. On Amazon it was $183.00 when I got this one
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10879
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

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    Congrats on the new toy.

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    • Darchie03
      Club Member
      • Feb 2016
      • 234
      • Always on the move, don't want the revenuers to get to close, or the Troll hunters cetching me.
      • From the old troll, Dave

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      The ribs finally got done, boneless country stile
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      • SmokingSteve
        SmokingSteve commented
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        how long have you had the MPS 340G Thermo-temp? I m trying to decide between it and the Smoke Vault. I am leaning toward the MPS 340G. Have you discovered any issues with yours? Would really appreciate any feedback!
    • Max Good
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      • Jun 2014
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      • Max Good

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      Lookin' Good!

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      • grillsergeant
        Charter Member
        • Jan 2015
        • 5

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        This is a good review, thanks for the time to compose. I am about to hit the button on the Pit Boss 77435 on Amazon and your input is very timely. Is this the 77425 or do you have the part number of the unit you bougtht? How does it smoke on the lower temp setting? I see this was posted some time ago, so any advise you can offer from the experience you now have would be appreciated.

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        • Darchie03
          Darchie03 commented
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          grillsergeant, MCS has hit again I now have also the ThermoTemp that is pictured to the right on this page it is much easier to use & temp is more stable. I have the smaler of the pit boss units & it was much cheaper on line at walmart.
      • grillsergeant
        Charter Member
        • Jan 2015
        • 5

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        Read your article again and bought one yesterday. Should be interesting. I stuff my own brats and summer sausage and this should work well.

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        • Darchie03
          Club Member
          • Feb 2016
          • 234
          • Always on the move, don't want the revenuers to get to close, or the Troll hunters cetching me.
          • From the old troll, Dave

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          @mokingSteve, No real issues with the MPS 340G Thermo-temp, if you place your grill temp probe next to their sensor & use it to set the temp & not depend on the temp marks on the valve it works very well.

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          • SmokingSteve
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            Thanks! I will pull the trigger and succumb to MCS when I get back from vacation middle of July.
        • grillsergeant
          Charter Member
          • Jan 2015
          • 5

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          Has anyone had trouble with the Pit Boss wood chip tray getting stuck after it gets hot? I'm having a real problem in that the try is fine till it gets hot, then expands and is very difficult to remove to replenish chips

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          • Darchie03
            Darchie03 commented
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            Yes mine gets a little hard to remove but will come out with a little force & is easy to put back in when refilled.

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