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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.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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    Show us your outdoor kitchen! (Post your cooking space!)

    My spaces are still works in progress, but I'm posting them in this thread anyway. I hope you do the same because I'm looking for inspiration. Whether you have a provincial spread, or a grill table you made out of pallets for your Weber kettle show us what you have. Tell us your plans if you have further aspirations.

    I had a hot tub that I had to decommission after I moved out of state. That left me with a weird structure I wasn't sure what to do with until one day it hit me. Outdoor kitchen! I deconstructed everything until i was left with just a solid platform and built upon that. A lot of it is made of salvaged redwood which is fitting since the cabin is in the redwood forest.

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    The photos aren't very good, and this is a pretty rustic space, and it probably always will be. It's also likely to always be a work in progress as I'll continue to tweak it because, well, I like to do that.

    One problem I had was that whenever I was at the cabin I found myself jealous of myself. So I decided I needed an outdoor kitchen at home too. So I started on one this summer.

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    As you can see I still have a lot to do. I'll pick up the roofing tomorrow and hope to get that on over the weekend.

    I picked up three new cookers since starting this project including a new 26" Weber with SnS.

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    I also replaced my old 4 burner with a used 2 burner Weber.

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    And i accidentally found a $50 pizza oven looking for the small gas grill.

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    I'll post more pics when I make some more progress. Thanks for looking. Now post yours!


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    Very nice...I want to build something like that at home...but can't settle on how I want to do it. In the meantime, This is my away space....my home space isn't as nice.
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    • Attjack
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      I disagree. Home is where the grill is. Your table and grill are very impressive.

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    I'll build a deck one day.......

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    • Ernest
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      Mr. Bones you nailed it!!

    • ComfortablyNumb
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      Spend the money on steak. You can't eat a deck....

    • johnardoin
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      Ah, and you have the Lodge Hibachi! That's next on my list.!

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    Not much of an outdoor kitchen per se, but it gets the job done. At least this deck is bigger and better than what I used to have.

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    Not pictured is the other small kettle and the stickburner, and metal trash can that holds the current charcoal bag.

    Eventually I'd like to expand the deck and build a roof over this one. Probably more realistic, at least in the near future, is getting a large cantilever patio umbrella or nice canopy roof to sneak my active cookers under during rain.

    Here's the other side, looking towards the Yoder, burn box, and my wood pile.

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    • Luis357
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      The black table you have attached to the brown kettle. Where can I get one?

    • Huskee
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      Luis357 It's called the Dragon Wing, from BBQ Dragon. Only for the 22" kettle. I LOVE IT! I wish they made one for the 26", maybe someday. Out of stock for a few more days, back in 8/25. Here's the link, you can pre-order https://www.amazon.com/BBQ-Dragon-Cl...mazingribs--20

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      Huskee Thanks man I appreciate it.

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    A bit messy. I posed everyone for the shot. A buddy proposes that we lay concrete and get a bigger cover. My wife controls the checkbook so can't do that anytime soon.

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    • Attjack
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      I really like your grill shed concept. tbob4

    • Luis357
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      The grill shed is awesome idea. I need that in my life.

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      Luis357 - It is the perfect time of year to get one. They are typically on sale in the Fall and Spring and my wife really likes my clutter in my area.

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    Here's the patio I built in 2015. It would be great to have a covered space for rainy days, but for now I just grill on my tiny front porch if it's raining. Also, my Backwoods Party always runs on the porch since I store it in the garage.
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      I like the stone work. Nice job.

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    All are places where magic happens.

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      I got the roof on today. Finished off the rain gutter as well. The rain is coming Sunday so I'm glad to have it on. We're supposed to get 3 days of rain. Click image for larger version

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      • troymeister
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        That is beautiful! It looks like a concert stage.

      • Mudkat
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        Thanks for starting this thread Attjack ! I am enjoying this! Nice cooking area!

      • Luis357
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        Im jealous that looks really cool. Great Job!

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      I'll be back in the game soon...


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      • tbob4
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        The Like was for being back in the game. Is that water still where you are, Lonnie?

      • lonnie mac
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        No brother, it has finally receded! Now we just have trash and skeeters. And I mean Skeeters! It's clean-up and rebuild time now. FEMA just left an hour ago. Crazy how they document things. We are fully insured, so I told them whatever they have for me, give it to the poor folks that were 6 feet under.

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        lonnie mac that sucks but I'm glad you're safe.

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      Here's part of it. The Kamado Joe Big Joe, WSM, PBC, Weber 26" kettle and the Weber gasser is on the deck. Click image for larger version

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      • lonnie mac
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        Dang I have only had one flight with mine! I can't wait to get it out again.

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      This is temporary, but it's working for me. We bought a house that had previously been condemned. The owner did just enough to bring it to the town's stipulations and then sold it to me. It's a work in progress, and I love this thread cause I'm collecting ideas for the phase 2 of the renovation.
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      • FireMan
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        Hey, it comes with a kid & everything huh?

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        I'm gonna like watching this take shape!

      • hoovarmin
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        Mudkat, Me too! I'm talking to the bank about a refi and an outdoor cooking area is a high priority. We'll see, but it's looking favorable.

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      Here is my before and after.

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      • JCBBQ
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        Wow! That turned out GREAT!!

      • Black99vette
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        Nice setup! I like the roof - no standing in the rain.

      • Houckjf
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        Can you share the build plans

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      Always a work in Progress.
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      • LA Pork Butt
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        I like how you tied it into the patio.
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      • hoovarmin
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        Great looking space and looks like you have some great folks to cook for!

      • Henrik
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        Yep, that curvature along the patio is awesome. Great job!

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      Nothing fancy, but it is comfortable. The gas grill pedestal was there when I bought the house, piped for natural gas. There was a small one burner grill in bad shape, so I tore down the first three levels of bricks and rebuilt it with a four burner stainless grill. That was good for a few years until I discovered this site while looking for smoking instructions. That led to the PBC and the XL BGE. Then of course I needed some storage and work space, and finally I had to paint stuff green. The chairs were white, but I had them powder coated to go with the scheme. The rug is an RV mat from a camping place. Maybe I will post another picture when I hang the Christmas lights in the canopy!
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      • fzxdoc
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        I like that rug! What a pretty space.

      • hoovarmin
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        Yeah!!!

      • Black99vette
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        Nice space - I like having the shade and keeping the rain out.

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      • EdF
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        Thanks Guy. You get to my age, you start prioritizing what you're going to spend your cycles on maybe a bit differently. ;-)

        Not that I don't admire the things I'm seeing you guys doing!

      • HawkerXP
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        I have that same lawn mower!

      • Mudkat
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        Like that motif! Works for me! EdF
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