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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!

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


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


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.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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

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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.

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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.

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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  • Karon Adams
    Charter Member
    • Feb 2015
    • 1507
    • Chattanooga TN
    • Karon Adams
      Consort of the Flame
      Cooking is a Sacred Endeavour
      Big Poppa's Drum conversion
      Maverick wireless meat & grill thermometers
      Thermopen Instant Read Thermometer
      Pit IQ blower

    Top | #1

    I just realized!!

    I owe you guys some pictures! I have not done a ton of baking but, I did do a pretty nice Quiche. the Y has decided he likes Quiche for breakfast. which is good because I LOVE making Quiches. I have made them a little shallow in the past, you know, the typical wide and low tart style. but, I was reading Ruhlman on Quiche and he was waxing rhapsodic on the beauty of deep dish Quiche and how creamy it is. So, I tried it and I LOVE it!

    I have to apologize for one, though. I made some nice Pithiviers but, for some reason, I didn't get pics of them. I'll be making them again, though. I LOVE them!

    But, for today, here is the Quiche. Deep dish, baked in an 8" deep pan of dark metal. the crust in laid over the edges and baked laying overm then trimmed with a rasp. this makes a great crust that doesn't shrink and it also leaves the baked scraps available for coating or for sprinkling on, say a custard. yummy!

    After that, the Nice little Scones I made. Good thing I took those pics as they came out of the oven cause, well, they didn't hang around long. Simple sweet scones with dried fruit. Cranberries and a bit of dried pineapple and mango. the Jam is home made Meyer Lemon Marmalade. The Y found them on a great sale so we made up a batch of the marmalade.
    Enjoy the pics, and accept my apologies for the tardiness!! I don't have a smart phone so, snapping quick pics that are easy to post isn't the way I do them. But I love doing my pics. I think I learn from them when I shoot them.

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  • Spinaker
    • Nov 2014
    • 10131
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
      Instagram: JRBowlsby
      Smokin' Hound Que
      Minnesota/ United States of America

      Dexter (Beagle mix)
      Kinnick (American Foxhound)

      Big Green Egg (Large) X2
      Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

      Broil King Keg
      Karubeque C-60
      Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
      Lodge L410 Hibachi
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
      R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

      Weber Spirit Gasser
      FireBoard (Base Package)
      Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
      Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)

      BBQ Dragon
      Big Green Egg Plate Setter
      Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
      Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

      Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
      Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

      Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
      Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
      Eggspander Kit X2
      Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

      Finex Cat Iron Line
      FireBoard Drive
      Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
      Grill Grates
      Joule Water Circulator
      KBQ Fire Grate

      Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
      Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
      Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
      Large Vortex
      Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
      Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
      Smithey No. 12
      Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
      Stargazer No.10, 12
      Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
      Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
      FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
      Kingsford Blue and White
      Rockwood Lump Charcoal
      Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60

      Buck 119 Special
      Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
      Next Major Purchase
      Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

    Top | #2
    That Quiche looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these Karon. They look great!


    • Elton's BBQ
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 1472
      • Saltnes Norway
      • Genesis 320 Limited
        Weber One Touch 57cm
        Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

      Top | #3
      Upper class cooking!


      • jfmorris
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2032
        • Huntsville, Alabama
        • Jim Morris

          • 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
          • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
          • Thermoworks Dot
          • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
          • Thermoworks RT600C
          • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

        Top | #4
        Oh man, now I am HUNGRY! Looking great Karon!


        • Oakgrovebacon
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 1637
          • South central Illinois

          Top | #5
          Great looking! Wonderful job with the baking!


          • smokenoob
            Club Member
            • Dec 2017
            • 786
            • Gulf Breeze, Florida

            Top | #6
            Go Karon Adams !!!


            • lemayp
              Club Member
              • Jan 2016
              • 164
              • Chesapeake Va
              • Nameless Hand me Down offset smoker
                Weber Smokey Joe
                Weber 22" with Slow 'N Sear
                Pit Barrel Cooker
                Engelbrecht Braten Campfire
                Maverick ET 733
                Thermapen MK4
                Favorite Beer - Bells Two Hearted

              Top | #7
              Looks great, and now thanks to you and google, I know what a Pithivier is...


              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 10836
                • Near Richmond VA
                • Weber Performer Deluxe
                  Pizza insert
                  Smokenator 1000
                  Cookshack Smokette Elite
                  2 Thermapens
                  lots of probes.

                Top | #8
                Great lookin stuff Karon. I need to try making scones. I had one once, but was not impressed, so I'm wondering if I can do better. First I need to get some dried blueberries.


                • RickyBobby
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 337
                  • Kingwood, Texas

                  Top | #9
                  Looks delicious!


                  • troymeister
                    Charter Member
                    • Aug 2014
                    • 1059
                    • Forest Park Il
                    • Weber 26

                      Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

                      Weber Genesis Gold Gasser

                      2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5

                      Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

                      Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

                      Shock Top, Blue moon

                      Good Churchill Connecticut Cigars

                      I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

                    Top | #10


                    • Frozen Smoke
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 1615
                      • Northern Mn

                      Top | #11
                      Looks absolutely delish!


                      • Karon Adams
                        Charter Member
                        • Feb 2015
                        • 1507
                        • Chattanooga TN
                        • Karon Adams
                          Consort of the Flame
                          Cooking is a Sacred Endeavour
                          Big Poppa's Drum conversion
                          Maverick wireless meat & grill thermometers
                          Thermopen Instant Read Thermometer
                          Pit IQ blower

                        Top | #12
                        I have a few tricks with scones. first, think of it like puff pastry. VERY cold butter. I cut a stick into 6 long pieces, then cut those into 1/8 inch slices and pop them in the freezer. that's FIRST. then sift ALL the dries and do it from a good height to give it LOTS of air. Then, mix all your wets together. this way, the egg will be well mixed with the other wets and won't clump up. add the butter in last, and mix with a fork (to keep your body heat from melting the butter.).. Roll it out and fold and roll, quickly 3-4 times so that you get the layers you have in puff pastry. you really ARE making chemically risen rough puff pastry. your final roll should be no less than 1" thick.

                        cut straight down. I like fluted cutters to let the heat get in faster. never, ever twist, that seals the edges, making it harder to rise. brush with a little bit of milk or cream stretching the dregs of your wet bowl. just add a tablespoon or so to the same bowl you beat your eggs. there will be just enough to brush the tops. lastly, bake them at 425. it needs to be at least 425 to bake the butter hot enough to part bake and part fry the layers of butter.

                        all of that will give you flakier scones/biscuits. make them smaller rather than larger. dainty little scones rather than cathead biscuits. They really are nice. but, they will not be as moist as southern biscuits because you don't use the fats for shortening the gluten, but to create the layers. that's OK, that's the way it is supposed to be. Took me a while to realize that part.

                        Good luck! Scones are fantastic!

                        My next "Tea Cake" with be Maids of Honor. those look terrific!


                        • DWCowles
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 10247
                          • Smiths Grove, Ky
                          • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                          Top | #13


                          • Henrik
                            Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
                            • Jul 2014
                            • 3661
                            • Stockholm, Sweden

                            Top | #14
                            That quiche looks amazing!


                            • T-bone
                              Club Member
                              • Dec 2016
                              • 323
                              • Northern Virginia
                                • Traeger Texas 075 (circa 2007)
                                • Weber Genesis Gas Grill (circa 1997)
                                • Weber Kettle Charcoal Grill
                                • Anova WiFi Sous Vide
                                • Tappecue WiFi Temperature Monitoring System
                                • Thermapen
                                • Operation BBQ Relief Volunteer
                                You can take the boy out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of the boy.

                              Top | #15
                              Both are beautiful. Great job. Thanks for sharing!




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