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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.



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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order



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  • Top | #16
    jfmorris NYC Que Huskee Yea the day i posted was the launch of the offset so they updated there website and put a phone number. Next friday they are going to be showing a video of the airflow on the pit and the even temps across the grate with there computational fluid dynamics. NYC Que yeah i was also looking at that 94 gallon mill scale but man thats pricey!!!. Another good thing that Workhorse is charging 325 bucks to ship to California not badd. I talked to Workhorse pits and there will be some more options coming out like a table and better tires and aslo some more options. Is the Welding that badd on the Workhorse pit?? I am going to post a link down below i found on instagram of the weld they did on the pit but not painted looks good to me. Also going to post Harper bbq pits instagram page i might get a pit from them also tell me what you think on there 100-120 gallon pits and pipe pits. Thank you

    Weld on the work horse pit


    Harper bbq pits


    I am going to either choose Workhorse,Harper bbq pits,Lone star grills.
    Last edited by king kielbasa; August 18th, 2019, 02:53 PM.


    • NYC Que
      NYC Que commented
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      I believe that WorkHorse is primarily concerned with building a very efficient and long lasting pits that create great bbq. They’re also selling it at an amazing price point. Now the Mill Scale sure is pretty and polished, but it’s a couple of thousand more for a considerably smaller pit. I’m not sure that it’s worth it. I’m wrestling with the decision of ordering a 1975 from WorkHorse. In the end, which ever of the two that you choose, I think you’ll be very happy.

  • Top | #17
    @king kiebasa I just paid freight $480 for a 650# grill from Houston to California.
    Last edited by ofelles; August 18th, 2019, 03:19 PM.


    • Top | #18
      Pick the one that is going to make YOU happy. If it is the Workhorse then please give us a detailed review once you get it in action. Good luck whatever you decide.


      • Top | #19
        king kielbasa as an ex certified welder and 25+ years of experience the welds look fine. If you know how to set up a pulse MIG to weld a pit it is good. (One of the guys that taught me used to TIG weld nuclear containment vessels) so you can't get much higher standard than that. Looks like a good solid pit and from what I see the proportions (stack/firebox/cook chamber) look fine. Look for things like the doors fitting tight is more important. my 2 pesos Argentinos.


        • Dadof3Illinois
          Dadof3Illinois commented
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          Ahumadora you hit the nail on the head. I've been a CWI ( certified welding inspector) for almost 25 years and from just a visual look from their website the welding looks fine. Just looks like they used a lot more filler metal than most, nothing wrong with that other than it's costing more for them to produce the product. I would like to see the air flow and if they have any leakage around the openings?

      • Top | #20
        Thanks everyone its hard to choose !! NYC Que Did you sign up for the pre order from Work horse?? Also you thinking the one with lin seed oil or powder coat painted? Man i cant make a decision between the 1969 or 1975?


        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Well I know from personal experience I never once though 'man I wish I'd have gotten the Cheyenne'...but many times I've thought 'man I wish I'd have gotten the Kingman'. (These are the Yoder equivalents to the small & large smokers, whereas I bought the Wichita, the medium). Point is, you most likely will find a use for the larger one but you can still cook a small amount on the bigger smoker. But hey, it's easy to spend someone else's money!

        • NYC Que
          NYC Que commented
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          Yes sir, I did. I’m #59 on the list. I have until 9/20 to make a decision or get passed up. If I do buy one, it’ll be the 1975 with Linseed finish.

      • Top | #21
        I really like the way these look. I am not a welder like Ahumadora, but I spent many years working with welders at power plants, and those welds look good to me. I think they are sort of decorative, to add to the rugged look. Anyway, I am not planning on getting a stick burner unless I hit the lottery, but if I do, I would seriously consider these.


        • Top | #22
          These look pretty cool. If they make good on their promise of even cooking across the grate, I'd say go for it. The 1975 is the same size and price as a Jambo Backyard, but with 3/8" steel instead of 3/16". I don't think the thickness makes much difference, but provides a little more protection from getting banged up and any rust. I do like my insulated firebox, but it would also be nice to have a firebox grill like these have. I love the size of the Jambo, and trust me - get the bigger one. Even at 48" long cook chamber I sometimes wish I had more room.

          The cautions I might offer:
          • Make sure the weight is well distributed with respect to the wheels. Even if you don't plan to ever move it once it is in place, you don't want to need a forklift to get it to your back yard. A 3/8" cooker will weigh a ton.
          • Make sure the wheels are solid and the attachment to the legs looks good.
          • The firebox gets incredibly hot during a cook. The expansion of the metal causes two issues in the short and long term - it flakes off the paint and eventually it can overstress the welds. Make sure you have a paint repair option, and if you look at any welds, check out the firebox-to-chamber welds.
          Otherwise, for that much steel it looks like they aren't making a profit, and the shipping costs you listed seem real low to me as well for that heavy of a cooker. If you're itching for it, dive in before they raise the price!


          • Ahumadora
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        • Top | #23
          Huskee Ahumadora NYC Que PBCDad Looks like these Work horse pits are producing some even temps across the grate and that clean smoke Cant wait to get mine. Check out the link below



          • Top | #24
            Nice looking pit. Good luck with it. I only see one thing I have to have and that is a front shelf. Does it come with one or can you order one?


            • king kielbasa
              king kielbasa commented
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              There working on a front shelf right now . I would love one as well