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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

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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



Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

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How Many of us have Multiple Cookers? - Or MCS?

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  • Jon Liebers
    Club Member
    • May 2018
    • 187

    Top | #31
    Lg BGE
    Weber 22" performer deluxe
    Napoleon Prestige pro 500

    Lone star - stick burner
    Stumps gravity fed
    Mak 2star general
    M1 grill
    Hasty bake
    PK Grill
    Komodo Kamada that really big expensive one


    • sos2979
      Club Member
      • Jan 2017
      • 135
      • Lubbock, TX
      • Deep in the MCS zone.
        Currently have
        Gas: Weber Genesis 330
        Charcoal: Weber 22 Premium
        Smoker: PBC
        Toys: DigiQ, Thermapen thermometer, Lodge Griddle/Grill
        Looking to acquire: SNS, and one of everything else

      Top | #32
      What I have is in my signature as well, but as a reminder.

      Weber Genesis 330
      Weber 22 Charcoal
      and a few small toys.

      Sous Vide cooker
      Finish the smoker I've been building for a bit over a year now...anyone near Lubbock with welding skills feel free to hit me up.


      • LA Pork Butt
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 4662
        • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

        Top | #33
        Just thee - soon to be two.


        • CandySueQ
          • Jul 2014
          • 1620
          • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

          Top | #34
          Raffling away at the Arkansas Diamond Cup event November 2-3, a new PK Original portable, Hasty Bake portable, Smoky Joe and Duchess -- so they don't count! Raffling off a Red CaterGator too!

          Going high dollar down:

          Jambo J3 with wood door and door with pellet fire system (this was made in 2003 along side Tuffy Stone's original red J-3, and the pits were called Geer Pits back then.)
          Yoder Cimarron Pellet trailer
          Woodmaster Mini-Hog Trailer
          Cookshack FEC100
          MAK 2 star
          Grilla original
          Daniel Boone Green Mountain Grill
          Big Green Egg large
          Gateway Drum large (the Blues Hog drum)
          Gateway Drum small

          The Webers:
          3 22" kettle grills
          1 Jumbo Joe
          14 WSM
          22 WSM
          22" pellet fire system that works on any of the 22 kettles or 22 WSM

          Hot Box Grill
          Cobb Grill
          2 Trees double wall "egg" that is really pretty cool little charcoal grill.

          I think I still have a Traeger 22 mag, but it isn't much of a cooker!


          • FireMan
            FireMan commented
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            And one big building to house em.

          • Fire Art
            Fire Art commented
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            Apparently I don’t MCS
        • Beefchop
          Charter Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 428
          • Lafayette, LA
          • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

          Top | #35
          Have: 22" Weber kettle (with the SNS), 18.5" WSM, and an offset from Shirley Fabrication.
          Want: XL BGE.

          I want to sell my Webers for the Big Green Egg. I like to keep only what I need.


          • JimLinebarger
            Club Member
            • Jun 2017
            • 623
            • Spokane Valley, Wa.
            • Grills/Smokers
              Blaze 32" 4-Burner Gas Grill w/infrared rear rotisserie burner
              Weber Jumbo Joe
              Weber 22" Master-Touch Kettle
              Pit Barrel Cooker
              Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Series 36" Vertical Gas Smoker
              Traeger Timberline 850

              Thermoworks Smoke
              Maverick ET-733
              Thermapen Mk4, Red

              Sous Vide
              Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker, Bluetooth, 800W
              Anova Precision Cooker Insulated Container
              Lipavi C15 container and lid
              Lipavi L15 Rack

              BBQ Guru DigiQ (for PBC and 22" Weber Kettle)
              BBQ Dragon
              BBQ Dragon Grill Table for 22" Weber Kettle
              Fire Butler (for Weber 22")
              Grill Grates for Jumbo Joe and Blaze grill

              About me
              Name: Jim
              Nick name: Bear
              Location: Spokane Valley, Wa.
              Born at a very young age at Egland AFB, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

              USAF vet, ECM (F4 & B52)/B52 Crew Chief, Computer Systems NCO, disabled
              Former Computer Tech/Admin
              Campus Manager/Lead Tech/Tech (IT) for The Kemtah Group contracted to Intel, Rio Rancho, NM.
              Short Term Missionary to the Marshall Islands with MAPS of DFM of AOG

            Top | #36
            Just updated my sig.


            • FireMan
              Charter Member
              • Jul 2015
              • 6669
              • Bottom of Winnebago

              Top | #37


              • WVsmoke
                Club Member
                • Jun 2018
                • 53
                • Smoke WV

                Top | #38
                Being in the pre-natal sage of grilling I have a Vision Series B Kamado and a Weber Spirit II 310. I enjoy both but use the Vision more often. At this stage I crave no other cooker a but instead I want to focus on getting additional accessories for those I have.


                • FireMan
                  FireMan commented
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                  Ahhhhhh, accessories!
              • Troutman
                Member Recipe Director
                • Aug 2017
                • 6260
                • Republic of Texallence

                • OUTDOOR COOKERS
                  22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
                  6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
                  22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
                  18” Jumbo Joe
                  36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
                  Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
                  BBQ ACCESSORIES
                  Classic Thermopen
                  Thermoworks SMOKE
                  Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
                  Grill Grates
                  SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
                  A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
                  Weber stainless veggie basket
                  Weber stainless fish basket
                  Weber stainless rib rack
                  Phat Mat cooking mats
                  Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
                  WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES
                  For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
                  For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
                  For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
                  For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
                  For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
                  SOUS VIDE
                  Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
                  INDOOR COOKWARE
                  Generic Calphalon non-stick cookware set of pots and pans
                  12" & 14" All-Clad Stainless skillets
                  Cast Iron 12" skillet by Victoria
                  La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Yellow Round
                  La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Cherry Oval
                  Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

                  JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
                  Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
                  Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
                  Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

                Top | #39
                I gotta fork...whose cookin’ ???


                • radshop
                  Charter Member
                  • Mar 2015
                  • 321
                  • Orange County CA
                  • Lone Star Grillz 20x36 offset
                    Weber 26" kettle
                    PK Classic
                    Weber Genesis gas grill
                    Lodge Sportsman Grill
                    Weber Smokey Joe Silver
                    Smoke Hollow 44 gas smoker
                    Cheapo Brinkmann charcoal smoker with DIY propane conversion

                  Top | #40
                  Unlike the savvy members, my signature is years out of date. And I can't even figure out how to update it.

                  I think this is a complete list of just the grills and smokers:
                  Lone Star Grillz 20x36 offset
                  Weber 26" kettle
                  PK Classic
                  Weber Genesis gas grill
                  Lodge Sportsman Grill
                  Weber Smokey Joe Silver
                  Smoke Hollow 44 gas smoker
                  Cheapo Brinkmann charcoal smoker with DIY propane conversion

                  And next month after I win the member drawing, I'll have a Hasty Bake.


                  • EdF
                    EdF commented
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                    Hope lives eternal!

                  • Attjack
                    Attjack commented
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                    It's easy to miss the edit signature link in the settings. I struggled to find it more than once.
                • btuckertx
                  Charter Member
                  • Apr 2015
                  • 75
                  • SW Oklahoma
                  • Weber 22.5" Grill
                    Weber Silver Genesis Gas Grill
                    Tejas Offset Firebox smoker

                  Top | #41
                  Weber 22.5" Kettle
                  Weber 22.5" Smokey Mountain
                  Weber 310 Spirit Gasser

                  Gave away a Tejas stick burner from 1995 to justify getting the WSM. Sometimes I wonder if the trade off was worth it.


                  • tbob4
                    Charter Member
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 1870
                    • Chico, CA
                    • BBQ's
                      California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
                      California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
                      Santa Maria Grill
                      Vision Grill

                      Sierra Nevada IPA


                    Top | #42
                    I would use this thread to show my wife that I am deficient in the BBQ department but she would never go for it. I have a couple of upright smokers from California Custom Smokers. One is the standard ICU and the other is a custom unit that I designed and was built by California Custom Smokers for me. It is an upright unit that has a large heavy water pan directly above the flame, a smoke/heat diverter chamber in the back and a diverter plate above the water pan but below the grates. It doesn't hold nearly as much as the ICU but it is fantastic for retaining heat and temperature. I have a Santa Maria Grill and a Vision grill. I would love to have a Big Green Egg, a Weber Charcoal Summit Grill, a quality offset smoker, a Weber Smokey Mountain and a Tombstone BBQ from AZ BBQ Outfitters. I guess I am going to have to play the Lottery.


                    • EdF
                      EdF commented
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                      Yeah, it would be a hard case to argue that you have CDS (Cooker Deficiency Syndrome)!

                    • tbob4
                      tbob4 commented
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                      Come on EdF - She emailed you and told you to write that, didn't she? HA!

                    • EdF
                      EdF commented
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                      Nah, sheer inference!
                  • Attjack
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2017
                    • 3251
                    • Primo XL
                      Weber 26"
                      Weber 22"
                      Weber 22"
                      Weber 18"
                      Weber Jumbo Joe
                      Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
                      Weber Smokey Joe
                      Orion Smoker

                      DigiQ DX2
                      Slow 'N Sear XL
                      Arteflame 26.75" Insert

                      Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
                      - With Rear Infrared Burner
                      - With Infrared Sear Burner
                      - With Rotisserie
                      Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
                      Weber Spirit 210
                      - With Grillgrates
                      ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
                      Weber Q2200

                      Blackstone Pizza Oven

                      Portable propane burners (3)
                      Propane turkey Fryer

                      Fire pit grill

                    Top | #43
                    Here's where you can find the edit signature link, radshop . It's in the user settings on the account tab. You can see the edit post signature link in red.

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                    • radshop
                      radshop commented
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                      Oh cool. Thanks.

                    • radshop
                      radshop commented
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                      Successfully updated. Thanks again.

                    • Attjack
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                  • texastweeter
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2017
                    • 1970
                    • Republic of Texas

                    Top | #44
                    5 currently sitting outside...wait, no, make that 7




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