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Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more 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.

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

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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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


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


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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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  • Top | #16
    I am extremely grateful for the WiFi on my Rec Tec Stampede. Last weekend I have a medical emergency near the end of a cook with 2 briskets and 4 racks of ribs. Needless to say, I am freaking out over losing everything. WiFi saved the day allowing me to monitor meat temps and having a friend come by and pull the meat.

    Everything turned out awesome like I never left. Without WiFi it would have been a total loss which makes it worth every $$$.

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    • Jade
      Jade commented
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      Wow, are you okay? Glad the WiFi did everything it was suppose to and the cook wasn't a complete loss.

  • Top | #17
    I was initially looking at electric digital cabinet smokers from Bradley and Masterbuilt for their low price but quickly ruled them out because of the bad reviews and milder smoke flavour. Not to mention, I figured out that more baby-sitting would be required which brought me to the pellet grill. So, the choices locally are: Traeger (both low and high-end), Yoder, Green Mountain, Camp Chef, Pit Boss, Louisiana Grills, etc. Has anyone had any experience with Green Mountain, Pit Boss, or Louisiana Grills? How about the new Traegers? Of course the local dealer was really pushing the Green Mountain Grills and the new Traegers because he was selling them.

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    • learning pellets
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      GMG Daniel was my intro into the low & slow world. Has been a steady, relatively idiot-proof cooker for 6 years with no issues. Liked it so much got the Davey Crocket for vacations, pool parties, & tailgating. GMG doesn’t have the bling others do but they are great cookers. Do I still dream or a Yoder or Rec Tex, sure, but I drive a F150 & still dream of a 911 Targa

    • learning pellets
      learning pellets commented
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      GMG Daniel was my intro into the low & slow world. Has been a steady, relatively idiot-proof cooker for 6 years with no issues. Liked it so much got the Davey Crocket for vacations, pool parties, & tailgating. GMG doesn’t have the bling others do but they are great cookers. Do I still dream or a Yoder or Rec Tex, sure, but I drive a F150 & still dream of a 911 Targa

    • Sweaty Paul
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      Started with GMG Jim Bowie. I have since upgraded to the Yoder YS-640 and I am super pleased with it. It really is amazing. The Jim Bowie was nice, however, the control and precision of the Yoder is really something. Think it has a better smoke flavor too compared to the GMG. Think if you're on the fence you'll spend less on a GMG, however, the Yoder's build quality is superior and I enjoy the end product more than the GMG. That said the GMG was what got me started in the pellet world.

  • Top | #18
    Ok I think I have narrowed down my choices. It's between the GMG DB or the Broil King Pellet 500 Pro or Smoke Pro XL. The only caveat is the BK models are so new not much is posted about them. Does anyone know anything about the BK models? Also, I've been reading about WiFi connection issues with the Daniel Boone I wonder if the Prime models have solved those issues.

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    • Top | #19
      Well, a decision has finally been made and we're going with the Broil King Pellet Pro XL. My mom and I went to our local dealer (Barbecue World here in Whitby for those who are curious) and had a look at a few of the pellet grills Green Mountain, Traeger, etc. She ended up liking the Broil King Smoke Pellet 500 which is the little brother to the XL but I have successfully convinced her that the XL's slightly larger capacity would be better. Not to mention, the reviews are slightly better. It's a bit of a risk but they have a 5 year warranty on the fire box and a 2 year warranty on everything else including paint. Pictures to follow once we take delivery of it which could be this week.

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      • Top | #20
        Originally posted by Jade View Post
        Well, a decision has finally been made and we're going with the Broil King Pellet Pro XL. My mom and I went to our local dealer (Barbecue World here in Whitby for those who are curious) and had a look at a few of the pellet grills Green Mountain, Traeger, etc. She ended up liking the Broil King Smoke Pellet 500 which is the little brother to the XL but I have successfully convinced her that the XL's slightly larger capacity would be better. Not to mention, the reviews are slightly better. It's a bit of a risk but they have a 5 year warranty on the fire box and a 2 year warranty on everything else including paint. Pictures to follow once we take delivery of it which could be this week.
        Oh man... I am excited. I have been waiting for someone to buy one of the new BK pellet munchers and provide us with some feedback

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        • Jade
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          Yep it should be great. It's coming Thursday can't wait!

      • Top | #21
        I've had the BK Smoke XL Pro for just under a month now and here are my thoughts. This thing is awesome it actually gets up to 600 F and holds it! I don't have any experience with any other pellet muncher, but I'm very happy with the flavour it gives to various foods we've tried. We've so far tried steaks, burgers, chicken, pork loin, cauliflower, and we just smoked a case of tomatoes and a case of peppers. Everything has turned out good. The only complaint I have is that it seems to take a long time to come up to temp whether it's from initial startup to changing temp during a cook. Not sure if it's due to the thick heavy gauge steel used in the cook chamber or maybe a glitch in the controller but once it reaches the desired temp it holds it just fine. It of course overshoots and undershoots first before it holds a steady temp. The only issue we had was during the initial burn-in process when we didn't know to press the grill mode button twice. If you don't press a mode button twice it will default to the roast mode or 350 F. The BK support folks were very helpful with explaining that when I called them thinking we had a faulty controller. I don't have any pics of any of the cooks but I have some pics of the grill if only the site would let me upload them LOL.

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        • Donw
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          Great. Glad you got one that you enjoy. Your friends and family are going to be enjoying everything you cook on it too.👍🏻

        • glitchy
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          What is a long time to come to temp? I’ve had 5 pellet grills and they all took 15-30 mins to fire up and get to temps. Maybe even 30-40 if going for 450-500 plus.

        • Jade
          Jade commented
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          Ah ok I guess the 30 to 40 minute time frame to get to temp is normal. That's about how long it's been taking. I'll tell my mother because she wasn't sure if this was normal or not. That saves me a call to BK tech support .
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