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These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more 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.

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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.

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.

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Turning a warming cabinet into a smoker!!

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    Turning a warming cabinet into a smoker!!

    Well I have got all my piece to put this thing together.. Click image for larger version

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    Sounds like a fun project. Good luck.

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      For clarification, are you going to only cold smoke with it? You cannot hot smoke with it if it is galvanized. Zinc is toxic when heated to high temps.

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      • grantgallagher
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        This is a most excellent point.

    • Top | #4
      It is stainless steel.. but thanks for watching out for me.. I have seen people build smokers out of some questionable stuuf.. this is a warming cabinet from a restaurant.. the temp went to 200 I believe. I am installing a different element becauseit was originally just a little 110 volt element that took forever to heat up

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      • grantgallagher
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        A lot of stainless steel ones will still have galvanized tops and bottoms. Worth trying to find out at least

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      It would have to be damn old to have galvanized in any food processing equipment that is nsf certified.. in this case I am a 100 percent sure this is stainless..

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      • ribeyeguy
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        If you have any uncertainties at all just put a magnet on it. All food grade stainless is in the 300 series, 303, 304, 316, etc and all are non-magnetic. If it doesn't draw a magnet I'd say you're safe. If it does then there might be a cause for concern.

      • Backroadmeats
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        Thanks ribeye guy.. I have no doubt because I did just that,. Put a magnet on it just to check😁😁. I was almost positive it was anyhow I own lots of stainless equipment so I can usually see the difference pretty easily but the other guys question me made me nervous for a second.. all good though..

    • Top | #6
      This is going to be a fun project! Keep us posted!

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        Well got the heating element in and all the controls mounted.. it seems I underestimated hard the stainless would be.. I have to figure out how to drill a 3 inch hole in the top for the smoke stack.. Click image for larger version

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        • Top | #8
          This is cool. What will the wood box look like?

          your smoker is the same concept as the unit that I use for smoking. I love it.

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          • Top | #9
            I need to come up with a smoke generator of some sort.. for now a stainless pan on the heating element will work..it is hard on the element but they only cost 12$..

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            • barelfly
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              Take a look at Smokin-It smokers for some ideas. You could build a support that allows a box to slide over and sit right above the element.
              Last edited by barelfly; January 6th, 2019, 07:19 PM.

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            It made it to 225 in just over 5 minutes.. no to bad for electric.. Click image for larger version

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              You can make or buy a stainless pan for the chips and mount it 1cm above the elements. Also mount the chimney about 2/3 the way up the cabinet and extend it about 8" above the height of the cabinet.

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              • Ahumadora
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                It will help regulate the temp vertically. So the hot air has to go down to escape. Makes more even temp throughout the cabinet. The larger the vertical space you have, the harder it is to control.

              • holehogg
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                Ahumadora are you saying that it will even out the heat so that the top section is not considerably hotter than the bottom section of the cook chamber?

              • Ahumadora
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                Yep to a degree. Hot air rises. But needs to be forced down to escape.
                Last edited by Ahumadora; January 10th, 2019, 03:25 PM.

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              I have intentions of doing just this, using the fire box and draw fan from my KBQ as a starting point.

              Will be be following your experience and will post mine when I get around to doing it.

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              • Spinaker
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                I'd like to see this. THAT would be really cool.

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              The proper tool for the job and the chimney is in.. will let the high temp silcone dry and fire up some chips tomorrow night.. Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190109_184101510.jpg Views:	1 Size:	2.80 MB ID:	621008
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                Originally posted by Ahumadora View Post
                You can make or buy a stainless pan for the chips and mount it 1cm above the elements. Also mount the chimney about 2/3 the way up the cabinet and extend it about 8" above the height of the cabinet.
                I would have put the chimney in the position u recommended and will try one for sure on the next one I build but when measuring it out I noticed my 4 year old could reach it and I would have to leave it out from the wall for clearance.. and God knows a kid can't resist a space you tell them not to go..thanks for the advice though and it makes perfect sense when u explained it..

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                • Ahumadora
                  Ahumadora commented
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                  ok No problem. post food pics!!

                • Backroadmeats
                  Backroadmeats commented
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                  I will this weekend!! Not smoking nothing yet..

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                Cool project!

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