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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

    Justify My Number of Cookers

    Okay, I’ve a Weber Genesis 3 burner (lateral) from circa 2005 and a 2018 GMG Daniel Boone smoker.
    What else do I need?
    If I need something else, how do I justify it to the missus???
    Thanks for any advice/help!!!

  • Top | #2
    That’s it! LMAO!!!! Amateur!!! (Just kidding)


    Seriously though... I would say charcoal grill/smoker (wsm, PBC, kettle with sns...) or stick burning smoker...

    Justification... well good luck. Maybe something along the lines of but all the other guys have at least 5 cookers...

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    • Top | #3
      A 22 and 26 weber kettle. You need the 26 so when you want to cook in a kettle and it won't fit in the 22

      PBC- cause hanging meat is cooler than the other side of the pillow

      Pellet Smoker that will hold six briskets. Cheaper than an Ole Hickory yet still get some zzzzz's whilst one smoketh

      Vertical Gas smoker- cause you smoke sausage, that's why

      New Weber Genesis II S-335- new stainless always looks better

      Biggest offset smoker you take out a 6 year loan on- cause everything is starting to get bigger in Washington State

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      • ILikePigButts
        ILikePigButts commented
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        I just got the new Weber Genesis S-335 last week and love it

      • JoeSousa
        JoeSousa commented
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        And a Ranch Kettle for when stuff doesn't fit into the 26.

    • Top | #4
      Definitely need a charcoal smoker, get a kettle 😁

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      • Top | #5
        You're doing your best to feed your Family and Friends and you need more equipment to do it more efficiently and do it better and somehow you feel you should justify all of that? I just don't understand. I'm confused!

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        • FireMan
          FireMan commented
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          And dazed! 🕶

        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
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          "...for so long it's not true. Wanted a new cooker but need to learn how to chew."

      • Top | #6
        A Weber for the great charcoal flavor.

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        • Top | #7
          Reckon I'd only serve as a bad example, along th lines of: "Welll, sheesh, yeah, Honey, I do have like, twenty-five cookers, true enough, but at least I ain't like Mr. Bones..."

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          • klflowers
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            I tried that out, Mr. Bones. It didn't work as well as I thought it would. Well, actually, it didn't work at all.

        • Top | #8
          I always justify it with, "Well you eat and like what I cook."

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          • Top | #9
            If you are thinking stick burner, you first should see if you can secure the wood for it here in WA. An offset could use charcoal for the heat and wood for the smoke. Wish I thought of that before I returned my vertical gas smoker back to gas by removing the side wood firebox I installed.

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            • JoeSousa
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              JimLinebarger Every few months I get an itch to get an offset but then remember proper wood might be hard to come by around here. I would assume there would be places in Greenbluff where you could get some apple or peach from trees they cut down but oak or hickory would be tough to source.

          • Top | #10
            PNWGreg i’ve still got a 2002 Weber Genesis 2 burner, and only replaced it with a new Genesis II 4 burner because I stumbled on a good clearance sale in January. With your tools, I think a Weber kettle would be what I would add, to give you the ability to grill with charcoal, or smoke with charcoal and wood chunks. The kettle is really versatile, and has so many accessories available. There really is a taste difference compared to either gas or pellets. And it takes up a lot less space than a stick burner, and is more fuel efficient to boot. I rarely use my offset anymore, and smoke on the kettle most of the time.

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            • Top | #11
              Being an outdoor chef/cook, think of it in terms as if you were a carpenter. No carpenter would have just one saw. He would be severely restricted in what he could or want to accomplish & as you know no good carpenter would have just two saws. I am not going to describe all the different cuts needed for roughing or finished carpentry & the different saws to accomplished needed cuts. You are or will soon be a grilling/smoking craftsman with an clientele (at least the fam) who will be clamoring for your wares. There is no justification for a craftsman. Ramble on my friend. 🕶

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              • Top | #12
                Don’t forget the outdoor propane Griddle. How else can you make breakfast for the whole family without dirtying any pans. And have you ever had a smash burger?

                🤘🏼

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                • Top | #13
                  Weber kettle w/SnS. Maybe some GG's for the gas-passer.

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                  • Top | #14
                    Mr. Bones has enough cookers to declare to your wife you are living in poverty. You might try that in the Pit you’re not keeping up with the Boneses.

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                    • JimLinebarger
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                      I don't care who you are, tha's funny right thar!

                  • Top | #15
                    Weber kettle/sns combo. And just tell her "honey, I am the man of the house, and I wanted it, so I got it". Then duck. And run. Fast.

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