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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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    Tatonka Dust

    For those interested Tatonka Dust is now available again. Here's a link: http://www.owensbbq.com/tatonka-dust--buffalo-wing.html

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    Nothing against these guys, may be good stuff. I'm sure Spinaker will buy a gallon of it alone. But....the ingredients are the same old thing. Lots of salt, 3 different sugars (the clumping warning), MSG and the usual spices. Again not knocking it, but it's like the same old thing over and over.

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    • Potkettleblack
      Potkettleblack commented
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      So, just to be clear... it's the same thing, except for that kooky one ingredient, which is weird and of dubious benefit...

      I know some folks swear by this stuff... I've never really wanted to eat charcoal, so I've stayed away.

    • gcdmd
      gcdmd commented
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      Activated charcoal is an old treatment for intestinal gas.

    • Potkettleblack
      Potkettleblack commented
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      Leeches are an old treatment for many maladies, but I'm not lining up to get bled. ;-)

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    Never heard of this but anything that comes with that many disclaimers or suggestions of how to "keep it good" makes me a little skeptical

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      Point of clarification, I haven't ever tried this rub. I make my own rubs 99% of the time. They stopped making it due to not be able to obtain one of the ingredients they needed. This is a reformulated version, but I''m still excited to try it. Has a lot of rave reviews in past and that's the reason for the post. In case there was anybody else out there that had used it in the past, or was in the same boat as me. I'm especially interested because of all the umami generating ingredients. Tamarind, soy powder, worcestershire powder, etc. I've also never used a rub with charcoal. I ordered some and will post a review once I try it.

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      • Steve R.
        Steve R. commented
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        Go easy on the activated charcoal. I added some of this to some MMD just to see what it would do for darkening the appearance, and it leaves a bit of a chalky feeling in your mouth if you overdo it.

      • Craigar
        Craigar commented
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        Steve R. You can always polish your teeth with activated charcoal powder. My wife has a little tin of it that she has used in the past to polish her teeth. Crazy woman...but I digress. Maybe I should swipe her charcoal, make a rub and then replace the charcoal I used with the rub. I am sure it would taste a whole lot better.

      • HawkerXP
        HawkerXP commented
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        Craigar that is why my Grandmother would always tell us to eat the toast we burned. "The char will whiten your teeth."

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      This is why I make most of my own rubs. The wheat makes it a non-starter for me. I have 3 gluten intolerant/celiac members of the family. Safer not to have it on the shelf, than to try to remember what not to use when they are going to be eating here. Also why reading ingredient labels is a common activity in our family. My son, whose wife is the gluten intolerant one, used to stock shelves at several groceries, and he would read labels as he stocked. He was frustrated by the things that had wheat for no real reason.
      Last edited by Bogy; August 21st, 2019, 01:24 PM.

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      • gcdmd
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        Probably as a filler, but there may be a more subtle reason relating to food processing. I have always been intrigued by the gluten-free disclaimer on some soy sauce bottle. So, maybe wheat is used in processing for reasons I've not heard or read of.

      • Bogy
        Bogy commented
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        gcdmd we have gluten free soy sauce in our cupboard, and I can guarantee you that if it did actually contain gluten, my daughter would soon let us know. She's the real celiac. Virtually every Campbell's soup has gluten, which I have always assumed they were using as a binder or thickening agent. That's one that used to always gripe him. It certainly is possible to make soup without gluten, and not just broth. It is evidently easier or cheaper to do it with gluten.

    • Top | #6
      I’ve seen this reviewed online seems the only thing it really adds to commonly available rubs is a very dark color. Why? Don’t need it, don’t want it. Won’t bother.

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      • Top | #7
        I'll pass on the buffalo dust. I prefer armadillo droppings. https://armadillo-candy-company.mysh...illo-droppings Amazing what those little buggers leave behind.

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        • Top | #8
          Hey, given the activated charcoal, maybe Tatonka dust is the solution for everyone who wants a bigger smoke flavor from their pellet grill.

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          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
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            Do you mix it in with the pellets or sprinkle it on the diffuser plate?

          • Potkettleblack
            Potkettleblack commented
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            Maybe just rub on your gums before eating... ;-)

          • mountainsmoker
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            Charcoal doesn't taste very good.
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