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Some Of Our Favorite
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These are not ads or paid placements. These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, 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

Click here to order from Amazon


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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  • SmokyMikeBBQ
    Club Member
    • Mar 2019
    • 2
    • Anacortes, WA

    Top | #151
    Long time luker on the site so finally decided to chime in regarding my KBQ.
    Made the purchase in 2018 after reading all posts. Very nice machine (never
    had a smoker I could hose out after using!!)
    Made a few mods: bought a cart (former Costco sample table), added wheels which make it
    very easy to store when not in use, discovered my temp probes (Firebird 4 lead) can be
    snaked thru the holes at each front corner. Also purchased the Alligator and log
    splitter from Amazon. Here in Puget Sound only have access to alder, maple and apple.
    Initial smoke was a pot roast--delicious! Next smoked a pork loin and a boston butt--both came out perfect. Been nailing ribs while building up to a brisket.

    Thanks for all the excellent info from all the forum users!!

    Love this smoker!! Click image for larger version

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    • SmokinTexas
      Club Member
      • Apr 2017
      • 4

      Top | #152
      I've had my KBQ since mid-2017 and I can't say enough about the engineering of this "magic box" as we like to call it around here. Our first smoke was delicious but after we improved our fire maintaining skills the results were incredible. Bill's support for the KBQ is also exceptional. I once was cooking for a large 4rth of July get together and was having some issues with the control box (it wasn't tracking temps correctly). I used the KBQ's contact us page to ask him what might be the issue. I figured I'd hear back in a day or so. Nope, Bill called me back w/in an hour, on July 4rth, to walk us through the issue. (Was just a dirty sensor.) You don't find support or a product like this very often.

      I'm glad to see others who have found the wonders of the "magic box"!
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      • BBQ_Bill
        Club Member
        • Jun 2017
        • 387
        • Phoenix, Arizona

        Top | #153
        SmokyMikeBBQ
        Beautiful Q and nice "mods"
        Welcome to the KBQ Family Roll Call!
        Your smoker lines up as number 66.
        Congrats!
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        SmokinTexas
        I see that you also have some good lookin' Q tucked inside that "Magic Box"
        A hearty welcome to you as well!
        Your machine answers the Roll Call as number 67.
        Wise purchase!

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        • frigate
          Club Member
          • Aug 2019
          • 18
          • East Quogue, NY

          Top | #154
          BBQ_Bill

          Sir,

          My KBQ came today. Please give me a number. Thank You
          .

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          • Craigar
            Craigar commented
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            Congratulations!
        • BBQ_Bill
          Club Member
          • Jun 2017
          • 387
          • Phoenix, Arizona

          Top | #155
          Howdy frigate !
          Most happy to add you to the ComfortablyNumb KBQ Roll Call!
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          Your Smokin' Machine lines up at Number 68 in the growing "family" of owners.
          And... I would like to add my Congratulations to you as well!
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          Please note that there is a wealth of information here in The Pit regarding the KBQ smoker.
          You will find info on maintenance, tips, tricks, settings, and all sorts of good stuff here in the posts.
          If per chance you don't find answers to all of your KBQ questions, do feel free to ask as there are a lot of great pitmasters here to help clear the smoke and share their knowledge
          .
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          Smoke On!

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          • frigate
            frigate commented
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            Thank you. I have no problem asking questions and with the little I know if I can help I will. There are people on this site who have forgotten more about smoking than I know. The first cook is tomorrow.

          • new2smoking
            new2smoking commented
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            And, I had neglected to let BBQ_Bill know that his solution for a removable front door (to facilitate cleaning) was a great modification/hack! (Remove and cut in half the rod, and use a hollow SS tube to 'reconnect' them.) Thanks, Bill.
        • BBQ_Bill
          Club Member
          • Jun 2017
          • 387
          • Phoenix, Arizona

          Top | #156
          frigate
          Wishing you the very best on your 1st smoke/cook!
          Mine was two beef packer briskets and they were absolutely incredible.
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          new2smoking
          Happy that the KBQ Door Kit arrived and works well for you.
          Thank you for the kind comments.
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          Smoke On!

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          • scottingaround
            Club Member
            • Sep 2019
            • 9
            • Fontana, California

            Top | #157
            I am now officially in possession of a KBQ. It arrived late last Saturday, too late to cook after assembling and marveling at the brilliance of design. High wind prevented the inaugural cook on Sunday. That's not the end of my excuses to keep it pristine either. This Saturday is a family function elsewhere, so Sunday next looks promising as the time when it and I finally become better acquainted.

            BBQ_Bill - Respectfully requesting enumeration, sir.

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            • BBQ_Bill
              Club Member
              • Jun 2017
              • 387
              • Phoenix, Arizona

              Top | #158
              Howdy scottingaround
              You sir, have made a very wise choice in regards to this smoker. (Fer Sure)
              I say this because after many years, I now can produce light blue smoke to bathe my products in very, very easily, and this can be a struggle at times for those not blessed with a KBQ smoker.
              You too now, will be amazed and delighted!
              Due to the fact that you are now requesting to be added to this growing list, you automatically become a part of the KBQ Family here at The Pit.
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              I hereby announce that you own the official Sixty-Ninth KBQ to be added to theComfortablyNumb Roll Call.
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              Congrats and please know that we are here for you with tips, tricks and great friendship.
              LOTS of help is available by simply asking, also please check out the many KBQ threads/posts for info.

              Smoke On!
              Last edited by BBQ_Bill; Yesterday, 10:31 PM. Reason: Added a proper welcome to our new KBQ Family Member.

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