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Some Of Our Favorite
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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.

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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

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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  • Oak Smoke
    Club Member
    • Aug 2018
    • 216
    • Comanche, TX

    Top | #1

    Outdoor kitchen questions

    I’m putting together the things I want in my outdoor kitchen. When we bought this house I promised cupcake she could completely redo the kitchen, she is holding me to that promise. My first question is will granite work outside under a porch? We are going to have quite a bit taken out of the kitchen and I’m to tight to haul it off. Second, I have an Atlanta stove works midget No. 8 CI stove I would like to use out there. My mother bought it new in the 60s and set flowers on it in the living room for 50 years. It’s never had a fire in it. I’m sure I can burn lump in it. A CI pot of beans on the stove and a pork butt on the smoker should work great. Looking for opinions or things I’ve not considered.
  • Attjack
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 3245
    • 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
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      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 | #2
    I'm sure granite would be fine. Not sure if the stove would rust or not. Around here it might but in Texas, I would guess probably not. I searched google and that stove is very cool.

    Be sure to check out the outdoor kitchen thread and post your own pics when you're ready.

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    • Spinaker
      Moderator
      • Nov 2014
      • 10114
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
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        Minnesota/ United States of America

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      Top | #3
      Granite will do just fine outside, go for it. That would be an awesome edition to the kitchen. You can also set hot things on the surface and not have to worry about melting anything.

      If possible, can you post some pictures of the CI stove? I would love to see that. I am sure you can burn anything from wood to lump in that baby. I would think that would be a very unique part of your outdoor kitchen, that I doubt few have. Just keep in mind that it will rust if it is outside. There is no way around that, if you are going to have it outside.

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      • Attjack
        Attjack commented
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        The King of Cast Iron has spoken.

      • Oak Smoke
        Oak Smoke commented
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        I'll post pictures soon. I'm trying to figure out a new camera and then i'll tackle posting pictures. As far as the rust goes I'm going to have to keep it oiled and put up with some smoke when the oil burns off each time. I looked on E bay, these stoves aren't expensive. they ran from 96 dollars to 300 dollars.
    • Donw
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 1926

      Top | #4
      Granite will be fine outdoors. Clean and seal it every so often, Home Depot and Lowes sells the stuff, and it will look like new for years.

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      • NoogaQ
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 39
        • Chattanooga, TN

        Top | #5
        Make sure there is no rust on the CI stove (if so scrap it off) and paint with some hi-temp paint and it should be good for a few years. If you could find a product called Stove Black it works great for CI stoves. We use to use it on CI fireplace heat deflectors/radiators using coal (shows how old I am!) and it lasted for a couple of years with a lot of use. Good luck!!

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        • Oak Smoke
          Oak Smoke commented
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          I talked with the manager at my local hardware store, he thinks he can get stove black. Thank you so much!
      • Frozen Smoke
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 1615
        • Northern Mn

        Top | #6
        Having just done a kitchen remodel I researched quartz vs. granite. Granite is not nearly forgiving as quartz. Even indoors it will need to be sealed every couple years. Outdoors I'd say probably once a year. It needs to be sealed because it's porous and will stain from spills like wine or anything else really. It will scorch if a hot pan is left on it for very long.

        Not much is more beautiful than granite but because of the maintenance and staining issues we went with quartz and are so far very happy.

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        • Oak Smoke
          Oak Smoke commented
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          The wife is sold on quartz for the new kitchen. I just can't throw away all the beautiful granit that's going to come out of the old one.

        • Barry Friesen
          Barry Friesen commented
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          We went with quartz in our home as well and as a man made product can be repaired if damaged but you cannot place hot pots on it as it will affect the adhesive/epoxy/magic stuff in it and leave a mark. It sounds like the granite is coming out of the current kitchen so it is essentially 'free' making it perfect! Yes seal it and protect from direct heat and you will be very happy!
      • CaptainMike
        Club Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 2099
        • The Great State of Jefferson
        • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
          Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
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          20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
          Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
          36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
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          Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

        Top | #7
        I agree with Frozen Smoke about using granite. It will be fine, especially covered, but you must maintain it regularly. My granite guy recommends a cleaner/sealer application once a month for a year on new granite, and then annually/as needed after that. Not sure if you know the maintenance history of these tops so you might want to treat them as "new". Just know that granite can stain and can be affected by weather exposure. Good maintenance practices can obviate that. That stove sounds really cool and should be a nice feature of your outdoor kitchen. I just finished rebuilding my deck today and will build the roof and outdoor kitchen, including granite remnants, after the snow melts next spring. Good luck!

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        • CaptainMike
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          hahaha, tbob4, the only reason I used that word is because one of our pit crew used it in a recent post. It cracked me up too and I thought the same thing as you. The word of the day is "OBVIATE". I love stupid useful words!

        • Fire Art
          Fire Art commented
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          I have words i just can’t spell them🤓

        • Oak Smoke
          Oak Smoke commented
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          Good luck with the new outdoor kitchen. If you're as pumped about yours as I am about mine it's going to be a long winter for both of us. I have to wait until the new indoor kitchen is done before I can start mine. Do all contractors only show up 2 days a week?
      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 6669
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        Top | #8
        tbob4 & CaptainMike there is no need to obviate if you obliviate. Li is all that matters.

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        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          I must admit that I'm usually oblivious to such matters.

        • Attjack
          Attjack commented
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          I hope you're not attempting to obfuscate @CaptianMike's use of "obviate" and by throwing out "obliviate".
      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 6669
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        Top | #9
        Hey tbob4 CaptainMike Attjack let’s not mince words here. Obviate, obliviate, obfuscate & oblivious are words , that if minced are cut into little tiny pieces. And if combined with meat become minced meat, which then lends us to the principle of this site, MEAT as in WIBS. Isn’t that Amazing?

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        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          Obviously.

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