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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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Another Victim of the Dreaded MCS

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  • Top | #16
    Congrats on your new grill !! .


    • Top | #17
      Well, a bit of a setback. I unboxed and started the assembly. The first part of the assembly is attaching the ash catcher to the base. When I went to pick up the base, I noticed it was smashed around the edge. On hold with Napoleon at the moment.
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      • ofelles
        ofelles commented
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        Bummer. Hope they made good!

      • pkadare
        pkadare commented
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        Great customer service. No questions asked and they are sending a wireless thermometer and a Napoleon grilling kit, tongs, spatula, and grill brush. Not happy that it arrived smashed up, but very pleased with the service.

    • Top | #18
      Bummer! I hope they make it right! Let us know how the customer experience is!


      • pkadare
        pkadare commented
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        Great customer service. No questions asked and they are sending a wireless thermometer and a Napoleon grilling kit, tongs, spatula, and grill brush. Not happy that it arrived smashed up, but very pleased with the service.

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        This is great to hear! Thanks for letting us know. I bet Max Good would like to hear this as well.

    • Top | #19
      They're a great company with an enormous catalog.


      • pkadare
        pkadare commented
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        And Canadian to boot, eh!

      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        That can only mean they are Canuckastanians too!

    • Top | #20
      Nice pick up!


      • Top | #21
        Sounds like the good, bad and the ugly with that new kettle. That’s a good looking rig, if I wasn’t so invested in Weber I’d be looking at that myself.

        As to your addiction, just repeat after me,

        God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
        Courage to change the things I can,
        And wisdom to know the difference.


        • ofelles
          ofelles commented
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          and just sit on your hands.
          One day at a time.

      • Top | #22
        Never earned a single airline mile, never flown a single airline mile, and I intend to keep ti that way! Congrats to you, hope they make it good with you!


        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
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          Dude, you gotta get out more

        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          No flying here, no thanks, 'taint gonna happen Troutman

        • Bogy
          Bogy commented
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          I don't even need to fly to rack up airline miles. My Alaska Air Credit Card racks up miles every time I use it, and with moving to one house and buying another house, boy, have we been using it.

      • Top | #23
        A bit of a delay getting the new base unit but it arrived today along with a real nice toolset and a wireless thermometer. I'm happy with the service, now to get this put together and working!

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        • Top | #24
          I'm sure I'll find a use for it but the thermometer is kind of lame (but free!). My biggest complaint is that the only readout is on the remote unit, nothing on the base itself. My current one has readouts on both, which for me is really handy as I tend to leave the remote unit laying around and rarely remember to take it with me to the smokehouse. First world problems I know, but hey, I live in the first world!


          • Top | #25
            From the Things I Learned Today file. The handles are not part of the bottom piece that arrived damaged. Doh! And I managed to get the bottom piece on the legs backwards so no I can't insert the ash catcher. Doh again! Good thing I'm good with computers, I'd starve as a handyman.


            • pkadare
              pkadare commented
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              Fixing the ash catcher was simply a matter of undoing 5 or 6 bolts, spinning it around and then reattaching. As an added benefit, the vent control is now at the front. :-)

          • Top | #26
            And Napoleon goes above and beyond once again. Love this company! An email thread regarding the handles that I mistakenly threw out along with the damaged bottom unit:

            My email to them:

            From: XXXXX@XXXXX.COM
            Sent: 26/07/2019 2:59 PM
            To: grills@napoleon.com
            Subject: RE: CASE # 00673032 - Napoleon Customer Solutions - [ ref:_00Dd0g82n._5000V1KAIZN:ref ]
            Thanks Steven, and sorry to bother you again but is it possible to purchase replacement handles? I disposed of the dented bottom unit not realizing that while the handles came attached to it, they aren’t actually part of it. If I can order some, please let me know what the process would be.


            Their response:

            Hello Paul,

            No trouble. No bother. My pleasure to help you Paul.

            I will insist on providing you some free parts and shipping to help get a handle on your handle situation. That is how we roll at Napoleon.

            The order number for the two replacement handles and the washers, nuts and fasteners is order# 783433. This should ship out early next week and be at your Bobcagyeon location in 5-7 days.

            Have a great weekend!

            If you need any further assistance regarding your grill, please feel free to contact us. You can reply to this email or we can be reached at 1-866-820-8686, and we always love to hear from our customers. Our office hours are Mon-Fri 8:30am-8:00pm EST, and Saturdays 8:30am-5:00pm EST.

            NAPOLEON Customer Solutions