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Gold BBQ AwardA good digital thermometer keeps me from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. You can get a professional grade, fast and precise splashproof thermometer like the Thermopop (above) for about $24. The Thermapen (below), the Ferrari of instant reads, is about $96. It's the one you see all the TV chefs and all the top competition pitmasters using. Click here to read more about types of thermometer and our ratings and reviews.

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Gold BBQ AwardGrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, produce great grill marks, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, smolder wood right below the meat, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips or pellets or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill and pellet smoker needs them.

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Gold BBQ Award If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the amazing Smokenator and Hovergrill. The Smokenator turns your grill into a first class smoker, and the Hovergrill can add capacity or be used to create steakhouse steaks.

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The Pit Barrel Cooker

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This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier (and that's because smoke and heat go up, not sideways).

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Best. Tongs. Ever.

Gold BBQ AwardMade of rugged 1/8" thick aluminum, 20" long, with four serious rivets, mine show zero signs of weakness after years of abuse. I use them on meats, hot charcoal, burning logs, and with the mechanical advantage that the scissor design creates, I can easily pick up a whole packer brisket. Click here to read more.

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Gold BBQ AwardMo's Smoking Pouch is essential for gas grills. It is an envelope of mesh 304 stainless steel that holds wood chips or pellets. The airspaces in the mesh are small enough that they limit the amount of oxygen that gets in so the wood smokes and never bursts into flame. Put it on top of the cooking grate, on the burners, on the coals, or stand it on edge at the back of your grill. It holds enough wood for about 15 minutes for short cooks, so you need to refill it or buy a second pouch for long cooks like pork shoulder and brisket. Mine has survived more than 50 cooks. Click for more info.

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Rome Industries Adjustable Cooking Grate

Price: 

$98

Rome Industries' Adjustable Cooking Grate is designed to fit in a standard fireplace or at the campsite. The 20" x 16" enamel coated steel grate adjusts to three different heights up to 15". It can be disassembled for transport or storage. .. Read More

Traeger PTG

Price: 

$300

We haven't found many portable pellet smokers and the PTG (Portable Traeger Grill) is the smallest we've seen. It only weighs 40 lbs. and dimensions are 13" H x 21" W x 17" D. The lid latches shut and you can carry it by the handle like a suitcase. With 169 square inches of cook surface and about 6 inches of head room, cooking possibilities are limited... Read More

Bayou Classic Ceramic Cypress Grill

Price: 

$790

We heard a lot of bad news about Bayou Classic ceramics in the past. These cookers are outsourced to Chinese fabricators. Bayou Classic's parent company, Barbour International, claims they had quality problems with previous vendors, but have found new sources capable of producing much better product. Indeed, it appears satisfied owners are in the majority now... Read More

Blaz'n Grill Works Tailgater Pellet Smoker

Price: 

$699

The Tailgater Grill pellet smoker by Blaz'n Grill Works is their smallest model. The basic design is typical of many pellet smokers, but Blaz'n Grill offers a few unique features... Read More

Brinkmann Go Grill Portable Charcoal Grill

Price: 

$30

With no lid or dampers to control heat, the Brinkmann Go Grill Portable Charcoal Grill is only suitable for thin meats that cook fast like burgers and steaks. If that's all you plan on cooking, the 17" diameter chrome plated steel grate provides a fairly large cooking surface of 226 square inches for 30 bucks... Read More

Char-Broil Grill2Go Ice Realtree Portable Gas Grill

Price: 

$200

This small, portable gas grill has a unique design. The grill is integrated into a collapsable stand on two wheels, much like a suitcase on wheels with telescoping handle. Two 30 quart cloth ice bags rest at the bottom of the frame. The handle and grill are on telescoping poles and can be pulled up or pushed down as needed... Read More

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Patio Bistro Gas Grill

Price: 

$179

August 15, 2013: Char-Broil Patio Bistro Gas Grills have been recalled due to a Burn Hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the grills and contact Char-Broil for instructions on how to order and install a free repair kit. Click here to learn more... Read More

Element Portable Gas Grill

Price: 

$150

This small Element Portable Grill has been discontinued, but it is still available from many retailers. It is an interesting, very stylish, lightweight cooker that folds up like a briefcase for easy transport. Various tech blogs have referred Element as "the iPhone of grills"... Read More

Grill Dome Infinity Series Large

Price: 

$900

This Kamado style cooker is Grill Dome's Large model, although not as large as their XL. Grill Dome's heavy construction is apparent. It would take a hefty shove to knock over one of these substantial grills, even without the stand... Read More

Grill Dome Infinity Series Small

Price: 

$550

This Kamado style cooker is Grill Dome's smallest model. At about 80 pounds it can be easily moved, (when cool), and even used for tailgating. Still, Grill Dome's heavy construction is apparent. It would take a hefty shove to knock over one of these substantial grills, even without the stand... Read More

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