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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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  • Sweaty Paul
    Founding Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 1014
    • Hays, KS
    • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
      (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

      Weber Genesis Gas grill
      Weber Kettle grills x 2

    Top | #46
    Congratulations@Boblin!

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    • hogdog6
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 525
      • Liberty, Utah

      Top | #47
      Wahooo... You won!

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      • Smokin' Hole
        Club Member
        • Aug 2017
        • 15
        • NW Montana

        Top | #48
        Congratulations!

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        • Troutman
          Member Recipe Director
          • Aug 2017
          • 6297
          • Republic of Texallence

          • OUTDOOR COOKERS
            22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
            6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
            22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
            18” Jumbo Joe
            36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
            Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
            BBQ ACCESSORIES
            Classic Thermopen
            Thermoworks SMOKE
            Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
            Grill Grates
            SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
            A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
            Weber stainless veggie basket
            Weber stainless fish basket
            Weber stainless rib rack
            Phat Mat cooking mats
            Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
            WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES
            For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
            For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
            For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
            For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
            For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
            SOUS VIDE
            Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
            INDOOR COOKWARE
            Generic Calphalon non-stick cookware set of pots and pans
            12" & 14" All-Clad Stainless skillets
            Cast Iron 12" skillet by Victoria
            La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Yellow Round
            La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Cherry Oval
            Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

            JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
            Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
            Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
            Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

          Top | #49
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          • Boblin
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 2

            Top | #50
            Sorry to take so long to reply, but it took awhile to get past the “this can’t be right” stage. Then there’s the choosing. Anyway, I’m going with the CyberQ from BBQ Guru. It will work great with my WSM and kettle.

            Over the years I’ve learned so much from Amazing Ribs and it’s members, and now you're giving me stuff! You all are the best.

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            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
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              Watch your email inbox this evening for some light duty paperwork!

            • Obi-Dan
              Obi-Dan commented
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              Congrats on the win!!!

            • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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              Can't wait to see you post your journey with your loot! Congrats
          • surfdog
            Club Member
            • Mar 2016
            • 474
            • Sunny SoCal
            • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center - Weber Summit Platinum D6 - Blue Rhino Razor - Char-Griller Legacy - Anova WiFi - Thermapen Mk4 - ThermaQ High Temp Kit - ThermaQ Meathead Kit - ThermaQ WiFi - ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S - ThermoPop - ThermoWorks TimeStick Trio x2 - Christopher Kimball timer - NO, I do not work for ThermoWorks...I just like their products.

            Top | #51
            Whew, that was close!
            Congratulations and be sure to keep us posted on what you’re cooking with the new toy.

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            • Dan Deter
              Club Member
              • Jun 2018
              • 227
              • Raleigh, NC
              • Weber Summit S-670
                Thermapen Mk 4

              Top | #52
              Yay, I can congratulate you now! Congrats Boblin

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              • HawkerXP
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 3933
                • Northern Virginia
                • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
                  Thermopop
                  Dot w two probes
                  Slo n Sear
                  Cold beer

                Top | #53
                Congrats!

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                • FireMan
                  Charter Member
                  • Jul 2015
                  • 6686
                  • Bottom of Winnebago

                  Top | #54
                  L I B, it’s about time. Congrats.

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                  • Texas Larry
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 643
                    • Wilson County, TX
                    • PrimoXL
                      Maverick 732
                      Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
                      Thermapen
                      Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
                      Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
                      Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                    Top | #55
                    Boblin Congrats! Excellent choice.

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                    • jfmorris
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 2037
                      • Huntsville, Alabama
                      • Jim Morris

                        Cookers
                        • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
                        • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
                        • Weber Genesis Silver A w/ GrillGrates (2002)
                        • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
                        • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
                        • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
                        • Anova
                        Thermometers
                        • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
                        • Thermoworks Dot
                        • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
                        • Thermoworks RT600C
                        Beverages
                        • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

                      Top | #56
                      Boblin congratulations on your win, and your selection! I have the less expensive PartyQ, and really love it for maintaining the temperature on my Weber Kettle, and I'll use it on a WSM if I ever get one. It's made sleeping while I smoke less stressful for sure! I am sure the CyberQ will be great!

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                      • jfmorris
                        jfmorris commented
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                        Steve R. by stress, I mean that I don't worry now about waking up to either a fire that is out, or out of control. With the Weber charcoal (still gotta find a replacement) I can get a good night's sleep, but have woken up to either a 200 degree kettle, or a 340 degree kettle in the past. Usually it was my fault for refueling right before bedtime and not waiting for the temps to stabilize, but with the PartyQ, that is now a thing of the past.

                      • Razor
                        Razor commented
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                        Can't go wrong with a WSM and the CyberQ. Pellet popper connivence with the best smoke you can ask for.

                      • jfmorris
                        jfmorris commented
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                        Razor you are right. Since I got the PartyQ, and added it to my kettle+SNS, my itch for a pellet smoker has subsided. I get great smoke, and hands off for 12 hours at a time! I'll be getting a WSM 22 for my next purchase, to basically replace my antique offset with something that needs much less fire management, and with the PartyQ, it will be almost as easy as a pellet smoker.
                    • mountainsmoker
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2019
                      • 1297
                      • Bryson City, NC

                      Top | #57
                      Congrats Boblin I have the DigiQ and it has make a real difference in how I smoke on my Weber kettle.

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                      • fzxdoc
                        Founding Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 4196
                        • My toys:
                          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
                          Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
                          Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
                          Weber Kettle Premium 22"
                          Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
                          Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


                          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
                          Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
                          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
                          Grill Grate for SnS
                          Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections with GrateGriddle for Summit S650 gasser (they sit on top of existing Weber SS grates)
                          2 Grill Grate Griddles
                          Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser

                          Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
                          Fireboard Competition Probes 1" (two) and two more Ambient Probes
                          Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                          Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
                          Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
                          Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
                          Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
                          Thermoworks Timestick Trio
                          Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
                          Maverick ET 733
                          Maverick (Ivation) ET 732
                          Grill Pinz
                          Vortex (two of them)

                          Two Joule Sous Vide devices
                          VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
                          Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                          Charcoal Companion TurboQue
                          A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

                          BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

                          Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
                          Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
                          Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
                          Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

                        Top | #58
                        Hooray, Boblin ! It's good to see that you responded in time to score such a nice prize. Enjoy using it.

                        Kathryn

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                        • Troutman
                          Member Recipe Director
                          • Aug 2017
                          • 6297
                          • Republic of Texallence

                          • OUTDOOR COOKERS
                            22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
                            6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
                            22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
                            18” Jumbo Joe
                            36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
                            Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
                            BBQ ACCESSORIES
                            Classic Thermopen
                            Thermoworks SMOKE
                            Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
                            Grill Grates
                            SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
                            A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
                            Weber stainless veggie basket
                            Weber stainless fish basket
                            Weber stainless rib rack
                            Phat Mat cooking mats
                            Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
                            WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES
                            For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
                            For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
                            For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
                            For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
                            For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
                            SOUS VIDE
                            Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
                            INDOOR COOKWARE
                            Generic Calphalon non-stick cookware set of pots and pans
                            12" & 14" All-Clad Stainless skillets
                            Cast Iron 12" skillet by Victoria
                            La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Yellow Round
                            La Creuset Cast Iron 7 quart Dutch Oven - Cherry Oval
                            Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

                            JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
                            Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
                            Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
                            Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

                          Top | #59
                          Well he finally showed, now it's time for congrats !!! Good choice and a good tool to help with making your cookers set and forget !!!

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                          • RickyBobby
                            Club Member
                            • Jul 2016
                            • 343
                            • Kingwood, Texas

                            Top | #60
                            Congrats on the win!

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