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Digital Thermometers:
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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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The Smokenator:
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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).

Gold BBQ AwardBest of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

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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.

Amp Up The Smoke

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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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Big Green Egg XLarge Ceramic Cooker

Price: 

$1,199

For many, the Big Green Egg is the Weber of Kamados. They introduced Kamado cookers to the USA and are often viewed as the industry standard. The XLarge Egg is as big as these green guys get. The 24 " grate and XLarge dome can accommodate two 20 pound turkeys. Made in Mexico the BGE design is simple, it is built to last, and it has a limited lifetime warranty... Read More

Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Cooker with Cart

Price: 

$330

The Char-Griller Kamado Cooker with Cart plants this popular, low cost device in a tubular steel frame, with 26" x 26" table with integrated tool hooks, rolling on two black plastic wheels and two locking casters... Read More

Char-Griller Kamado Akorn Grill

Price: 

$399

The new Char-Griller Kamado Akorn Grill, like its predecessor the King-Griller Kamado Kooker, is a double wall, insulated  steel egg that is much lighter, in some ways more durable, and way less expensive than ceramic Kamados. Char-Griller is well known for grills that are cheap to make and cheap to buy. Until now, they gave us what we paid for... Read More

Kamado Joe BigJoe

Price: 

$1,500

Kamado Joe's BigJoe is an extra-large, well-crafted ceramic cooker. The heft is impressive. Just lift the lid. There's no wiggle, no wobble, and no doubt that the well-machined stainless steel hinge will keep the heavy lid up. It moves with ease and the quality construction is apparent... Read More

Kamado Joe ClassicJoe

Price: 

$999

Here's an elegant, well-crafted a ceramic cooker. The heft is impressive. Just lift the lid. There's no wiggle, no wobble, and no doubt that the well-machined stainless steel hinge will keep the heavy lid up. It moves with ease and the quality construction is apparent... Read More

Primo Large Round Kamado

Price: 

$832

Primo’s Large Round Kamado is a high quality ceramic cooker. Their unique porcelain coated steel, reversible cooking grates have a clever design. They are two sided. One side places the cook surface up high and flush with the felt insulation, flip it over and the surface drops down 2” closer to the coal... 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

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

Grill Dome Infinity Series XL

Price: 

$1,150

This Kamado style cooker is Grill Dome's biggest model. 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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