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SPOTLIGHT

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 | #1

    Blaz’n Grill

    Looking to get a new pellet and came across Blaz’n Grills. I’m impressed with the double wall bottom, and double wall lid because I smoke all year round in Minnesota. Has any one on where have one, or heard anything thing about them? I can’t find much information about them. Thanks Dave

  • Top | #2
    O know our very own Jerod Broussard has one and I think he loves it. I will pass this on to him to make sure he sees it.

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    • Craigar
      Craigar commented
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      Bogy just picked one up too.

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    I started my pellet experience with a Grilla Grill ans after 2 1/2 years was looking for something a little bigger and came across Blazin. I bought a Grand Slam about 2 months ago and I LOVE IT Constant smoke at 225 coming form the chimney and the easy to clean ash drawer is awesome. Don't get their cover with it but everything else is SUPER. I wish they would get reviewed on this site but???? Do not hesitate Get a zero percent credit card for a year and they are very affordable. My pellet usage in this warm weather in minimal. Good luck with your decision but I would GO FOR IT!!!
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    • Blake
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      No I never opened it . It is heavy enough but I think they could have paid more attention to it...only goes half way down on the grill etc. Better ones on Amazon . I just ordered one and will let you know. By the way I'm looking at a used Grid Iron now that I might have to buy also due to the price...My wife is going to kill me LOL

    • Bogy
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      I got the cover, and it is very heavy. But, it barely covers the grill. My wife has commented several times that she doesn't think it's long enough, so I think I'll be ordering something else soon. Which is a shame. I could have bought the sear kit for the same price.

    • Flat Rocker
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      I have the Blaz'n cover too and while it doesn't cover the "entire" grill I just wrap a couple of bungee cords around the legs and attach them to the grommets in each corner so the cords cross in the middle above the bottom tray. I haven't had any issues with it, YMMV.

  • Top | #4
    Love it beyond belief. I'm down south so I've only done cooks in the 20's. No complaints.

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    • Teiger
      Teiger commented
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      Thanks for your input. Liking the three added grates.

  • Top | #5
    That is one nice looking pellet grill, made me go to there web site.

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    • Top | #6
      Don’t know a thing about them, but they LOOK sexy as hell! 😍 That thing fairly well screams “I take this SERIOUSLY!”

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      • Top | #7
        Other than the Grilla Silverbac, Blaz'n was one that was first place on my radar. While I don't own it, I don't doubt it is a fantastic cooker. I trust Jerod same as I'd trust my own personal experience.

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        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          The man can spot a dirty bird from a mile away! LOL.

        • jfmorris
          jfmorris commented
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          Huskee how are you liking that Silverbac?

        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Final review coming soon after a couple more small things get some attention. But off the record (hah!) it's great! jfmorris

      • Top | #8
        Last year I was researching pellet smokers and the two I was really interested in were the original Grilla, and the Blaz'n Grills. Both have double wall construction. I'm in northern Iowa, and smoke year round, so this was a selling point for me. I was going to wait a little longer, and then right about a year ago I saw a Grilla advertised at a price I couldn't pass up. Grilla used to be made in the US, and they had dealers. A former dealer was selling his demo unit, used about 12 times. So I went with the Grilla, and I love it. Still have it, but this year we bought a vacation/retirement home, so I needed a second smoker. I thought about getting another Grilla, but since eventually they will both be in the same location, I thought I'd like to get something a bit bigger. I got the Grid Iron. The Grilla went to the vacation home. I hope I made the right decision about what went where, because my granddaughter's birthday is scheduled for the lake house, and there will probably be 16 to 20 people there. I have the second rack, so I'm probably OK.

        The Grid Iron is at home, because I'm a pastor, and I promised my congregation that when they have church dinners I'll smoke something for them. So far I have just done a few small cooks, pork butts, ribeyes and T-bones, and some soup bone burnt ends (forgot to take pictures, but my wife agreed it was a great way to get rid of some soup bones that have been in the freezer a long time. I'll be doing it again soon.) I love the Grid Iron. Hold temps well, and built like a tank. Last year when I was looking at grills I was in a BBQ store with a Blaz'n Grill (probably the one I bought, it was a dealer clearance, much like my Grilla) and a Green Mountain side by side. I had her lift the Green Mountain lid, and then lift the Blaz'n lid, or try to. Even with the counter balance, that lid takes some effort to lift. Any questions you have, feel free to ask. I really don't think you can go wrong with one of these, either the Grand Slam or the Grid Iron.

        Picture of the day I got the Grid Iron home, and the first cook. Just to show how big the inside of the thing is. Did a hunk of Brisket. You can see the rails for the Pro Shelves on the side.

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        Here's the link to my own search for a second smoker. https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...another-smoker

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        • Top | #9
          I had a Grand Slam for 1 1/2 years and upgraded to the Grid Iron this spring. They are very well made, hold temps consistently and I'm all for American made. There a lot of choices out there and you'd be happy with any number of them, but as Jerod Broussard said, love it beyond belief, you won't be disappointed with it. Let us know what you decide.

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