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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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  • bmurrah
    Club Member
    • Apr 2017
    • 76
    • Southern Illinois
    • Blackstone 36" Griddle
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      22" Weber Kettle with SnS
      Smoke Hollow 44" Propane
      Tappecue Wifi Thermometer
      Not Enough Free Time

    Top | #1

    Am i right about this Craigslist find?

    I've been watching out for a second Weber kettle. Have been looking as much for something different as for extra grate space.

    Saw something interesting on Craigslist yesterday evening. The Seller called it an 18.5 inch Platinum Model. Did some quick research, got approval from my beloved Finance Director, and made arrangements to pick it up this afternoon.

    Here is what I came home with:

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    I'm pretty sure this is one of the first versions of the One Touch Platinum. The code on the lid says it was manufactured in 2004.

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    What keeps me from being certain is that there is another version of the One Touch Platinum that was made just a few years ago. It has small tables on both sides.

    Am I right in calling this a One Touch Platinum?

    Whatever it is, it is in very good shape for its age. It came with a brand new hinged grate.

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    There's a little bit of rust and a few scrapes, but that just shows that it cooks well enough to be used frequently.

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    All things considered, I'm happy with the new cooker. Click image for larger version

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  • CaptainMike
    Club Member
    • Nov 2015
    • 2108
    • The Great State of Jefferson
    • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
      Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
      2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
      20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
      20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
      Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
      36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
      Fireboard
      Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

    Top | #2
    Nice ride! Love those CL finds.

    Comment

    • SmokeyGator
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 800
      • Miami, FL
      • Primo XL
        Cyberq controller
        Sierra Nevada IPA

      Top | #3
      You did the right thing.

      Comment

      • Oakgrovebacon
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 1648
        • South central Illinois

        Top | #4
        Very nice find!

        Comment

        • Skip
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 2385
          • Blue Earth, Minnesota
          • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

          Top | #5
          Good buy for you!

          Comment

          • jgreen
            Charter Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 2465
            • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
            • Cookers:
              Broil King XL
              Broil King Smoke
              Weber Kettle 26
              Grilla Pellet smoker
              Capital 40 natural gas
              Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

              Thermometer:
              Maverick 733
              Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
              Thermo works DOT (or two)
              Fireboard (probably my favourite)
              Thermworks Smoke (or two)

              Accessories:
              SnS (original, plus and XL)
              DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
              Vortex
              Grillgrates
              and, maybe some other toys as well

            Top | #6
            More real estate to cook on is always a good thing.

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            • Mr. Bones
              Birthday Hat Master
              • Sep 2016
              • 8122
              • Kansas Territory
              • Grills / Smokers
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                Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
                Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
                Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
                Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
                Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
                Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
                Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
                Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
                Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
                Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
                Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

                Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
                Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
                Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

                Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
                Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
                Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
                Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
                Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
                Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
                (Lime Green)
                Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
                Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



                Thermometers:
                *********************************************
                Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
                Maverick ET-732, (Black)
                Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
                ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
                Blue ThermaPen Mk4
                Orange Thermapen Mk4
                Pink Thermapen Mk4
                ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
                ThermoWorks Smoke
                ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
                4 Pro Series cable extensions
                Smoke Gateway

                Accessories:
                *********************************************
                2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
                BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
                Warming shelf
                MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
                Backyard Grill marinade injector
                Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
                Bear Paws
                Meat Rakes
                BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



                Cookware:
                Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
                G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
                '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
                60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
                50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
                Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
                Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

                Cutlery, etc.:
                Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
                Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
                Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
                Multiple steels, from all over the planet
                Crock sticks
                Diamond stones, various
                Lansky Sharpening System

                Tableware
                Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

              Top | #7
              Congrats! A very cool find.
              Kind of a kettle guy, here, an ain't never seen me no 18.5 in a cart, previous...
              My 18.5 is perfect sized fer small, quick cooks...

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              • bmurrah
                bmurrah commented
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                Was kind of waiting on your thoughts. His ad said it was a pretty rare model. I’m comfortable with the info I’ve found but it was scraped up from some different sources. I can’t find a definitive “This model was made from this year until that year.” kind of listing.

                Still, well worth a forty minute drive and $60.00.
            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 10855
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              Top | #8
              Congrats.

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              • mountainsmoker
                Club Member
                • Jun 2019
                • 1274
                • Bryson City, NC

                Top | #9
                You made a great buy, that grill will last you another 15 years or more. Register it with Weber and tell them about the rust spots and they will help make it good.

                Comment

                • FireMan
                  Charter Member
                  • Jul 2015
                  • 6681
                  • Bottom of Winnebago

                  Top | #10
                  Bravissimo! Great pickem up.

                  Comment

                  • bmurrah
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2017
                    • 76
                    • Southern Illinois
                    • Blackstone 36" Griddle
                      Pit Barrel Cooker
                      22" Weber Kettle with SnS
                      Smoke Hollow 44" Propane
                      Tappecue Wifi Thermometer
                      Not Enough Free Time

                    Top | #11
                    Thanks to everyone for all the comments.

                    I've had a little more time to look.

                    It's definitely a One-Touch Platinum. Weber made 22's and these 18.5's. Judging by some threads on a couple Weber-specific message boards the 18.5's are pretty hard to find.

                    I still can't find official dates for when the model began and ended production, but they were made somewhere in the early 00's. I double checked the date code on mine...2004.

                    Mr. Bones was exactly right. It did a great job tonight with a quick hot dog and sausage cook. I'm looking forward to figuring out how to make this one run just right. It just might get the vortex chicken cook tomorrow night.

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                    • Mr. Bones
                      Mr. Bones commented
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                      Lookin forward to seein yer vortex yardbird cook... I love my 18.5", Jumbo Joe, an Smokey Joes, fer ease, an economy of use...
                      They probly git more use than any of my cookers,especial on a work night.
                  • bmurrah
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2017
                    • 76
                    • Southern Illinois
                    • Blackstone 36" Griddle
                      Pit Barrel Cooker
                      22" Weber Kettle with SnS
                      Smoke Hollow 44" Propane
                      Tappecue Wifi Thermometer
                      Not Enough Free Time

                    Top | #12
                    Hah! Found it.

                    1st Gen One-Touch Platinum grills (like mine) were made from 2000-2004. Weber redesigned and reintroduced in 2010. The 2nd Generation One-Touch Platinum grills were made from 2010-2012. These 2nd Gen One-Tough Platinum grills are the ones with a table on each side.

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                    • Mr. Bones
                      Mr. Bones commented
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                      WKC Rocks!!!!
                  • FireMan
                    Charter Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 6681
                    • Bottom of Winnebago

                    Top | #13
                    That pic looks familiar, like my baby. Click image for larger version

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                    • fzxdoc
                      fzxdoc commented
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                      What a cutie. Love the color.

                      Kathryn

                    • gcdmd
                      gcdmd commented
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                      Does it fit inside yer stagecoach , or do you have to carry it up top?

                    • FireMan
                      FireMan commented
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                      gcdmd it has two wheel so’s I just hitch it up!
                  • fzxdoc
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 4188
                    • My toys:
                      Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
                      Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
                      Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
                      Weber Kettle Premium 22"
                      Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
                      Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


                      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
                      Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
                      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
                      Grill Grate for SnS
                      Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections with GrateGriddle for Summit S650 gasser (they sit on top of existing Weber SS grates)
                      2 Grill Grate Griddles
                      Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser

                      Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
                      Fireboard Competition Probes 1" (two) and two more Ambient Probes
                      Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                      Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
                      Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
                      Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
                      Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
                      Thermoworks Timestick Trio
                      Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
                      Maverick ET 733
                      Maverick (Ivation) ET 732
                      Grill Pinz
                      Vortex (two of them)

                      Two Joule Sous Vide devices
                      VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
                      Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                      Charcoal Companion TurboQue
                      A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

                      BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

                      Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
                      Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
                      Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
                      Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

                    Top | #14
                    Let us know how that Vortex chicken cook turns out, bmurrah . Nice way to break in your new toy, following those burgers and dogs, that is.

                    Kathryn

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                    • HawkerXP
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2016
                      • 3922
                      • Northern Virginia
                      • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
                        Thermopop
                        Dot w two probes
                        Slo n Sear
                        Cold beer

                      Top | #15
                      I've never seen one of these either. Looks like a mini me of my performer. Congrats, great find!!

                      Comment

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