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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!

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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.

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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).

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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'.

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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

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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.

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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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Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill vs’ Primo Kamado

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  • Top | #1

    Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill vs’ Primo Kamado

    Just can’t decide between a Primo or the Woodwind. Was all set to get a Primo then I saw the Woodwind with the sear attachment. I just can’t see not having something for quick last second grilling and I really want a smoker also. I’ve seen the Primo so I know how well built it is but have never seen a Woodwind up close. Im concerned about the quality of the Woodwind.

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    Now to the question at hand:

    I haven't seen the Woodwind up close either. But I can tell you the Primo is a beast. That grill/smoker can do anything. We'll see if any Woodwind owners will chip in with their wisdom.

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    • Top | #3
      Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois

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      • Top | #4
        Welcome to the posting side of The Pit. Sorry, but I can't help.

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        • Top | #5
          I was looking at the Woodwind. It seems to be pretty well built. That being said The Primo is a beast it in IMOP can do things that a pellet pooper could never. Personally I would go with the Primo.
          Good luck with whichever you decide on.

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          • Top | #6
            The problem is you are comparing two entirely different types of cookers .Three really, since the Woodwind is 2 in 1.

            If you want a Kamado style cooker, the Primo in my opinion can't be beat. But its a kamado. Plan on an hour to get to the cooking temp for long smokes. Plan on taking 30 minutes to heat a chimney of coals for a sear at high temp. That's just the nature of charcoal cookers, and kamadoes.

            Pellet smokers are set and forget like an oven, fill the hopper with pellets, plug it in, and set a temp. With the side burner, you can sear a steak very quickly at 900 degrees. The Woodwind is probably not the BEST pellet smoker around, but its a good one, and has that unique side burner to solve the searing issue all pellet smokers have.

            I have a friend down in Orlando who got a Woodwind about 18 months ago, and he loves it so much he sold his Kamado Joe, as he didn't touch it for 6 months after he got the Woodwind.

            Personally, I have space for multiple cookers, and HAVE multiple cookers (offset, charcoal, gas), and would get a Primo for charcoal cooking, and if I wanted to do real quick cooks and sears, get you a 2 burner Weber Spirit 200 series or something like that.

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            • Attjack
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              Next time I fire it up I should time it so that I can tell you for sure. With my Primo, I keep the tank full of lump. I now nestle a weber starter cube into the coals and turn on the fan with the thermostat set to my desired temp. After that, it's hands off. I'll make a note of how long to get to 250 and 400 next time. But I feel like it's a lot quicker than an hour.

            • Henrik
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              I've never had to wait for an hour to get my kamado up to temp. That just seems to be way too long.

            • Spinaker
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              Use a torch and you can have the Kamado to searing temps in minutes. For a smoke it usually takes about 10-30 mins. Depending on how cold it is out side.

          • Top | #7
            Yup on the Primo. Nothin against the pellet gun, just the Primo does so much more. Welcome, eat good and have fun!

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            • Top | #8
              I'll follow up my own post and say this. You are a charter member, but this is your first post, and we have no clue what cookers you already have. Maybe you should tell us what you have now, so we can advise you better.

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              • Ribot
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                I have a Weber Summit for grilling which I use a lot but even though it has a small box for smoking and a rotisserie set up it’s not very effective for smoking. I bought a PBC and have done chicken and pork butts but haven’t produced what I consider great ribs from it. I thought I’d be able to use the PBC for some charcoal grilling but I have never been able to get it hot enough to even come close to getting a good sear. And I can’t keep the Summit if I get either the Primo or Pellet.

            • Top | #9
              I don't know anything about pellet grills but I love my Primo. As I mentioned above I use it with a controller.
              Last edited by Attjack; February 15th, 2019, 02:41 PM.

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              • Spinaker
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                Primo is calling' my name!!!!!

              • Attjack
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                Spinaker It shall be yours!

            • Top | #10
              I use my pellet cooker and my Kamado each a couple times a week just because I Can

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              • CandySueQ
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                Me too!

            • Top | #11
              Primo is my go to grill.

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              • Top | #12
                Thanks all for the feedback and welcomes everyone. Great to be finally active since I have only really followed the great conversations in the past.

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                • Fire Art
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                  Welcome

                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  Thank you for your years of support!

              • Top | #13
                Welcome! Good luck on your search.

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                • Top | #14
                  Personally, I would get the Primo any day. With the Primo, you can go indirect, direct and smoke with ease. Not to mention the flavor is fantastic and you can add any exotic wood you want. You are not held to what ever flavors your local store has.

                  If you want totally hands free, you can get a controller to make it set and forget. I do it all the time with my Egg and you never have to worry about moving parts jamming or pellets bridging. As long as you use quality lump, you are fine. I have never had a flame out while using my controller. And I routinely do cooks over 24-hrs with fuel to spare.

                  The Primo is one of the next rigs I am going to buy for sure.

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                  • Steve B
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                    WHAT? No LSG? 😂😂😂

                  • Spinaker
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                    "The Primo is ONE of the next rigs I am going to get"

                    Steve B LOL, not the only!

                  • Steve B
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                    Spinaker 🤣🤣🤣🤣

                • Top | #15
                  I am going to recommend a Primo if you can only have one. But I just got a pellet and I go to it first, its just so easy. That being said I wouldn't have a grill with electronics being my only grill. Blackouts, malfunctions, the apocalypse, the primo can outlast it all. That being said I prefer the experience on my pellet and the flavor on my wsm/pbc. But a Kamado is substantial, a great pizza cooker, performs like a champ on minimal fuel when its cold outside. Im no help smh

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                  • bten
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                    The propane grill section does not require electricity, only propane. It can be used during a power outage situation.
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