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Digital Thermometers:
Stop Guessing!

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Gold BBQ AwardA good digital thermometer is why I never serve 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. Thermapen is the one you see all the TV chefs and all the top competition pitmasters using.

Click to read more about types of thermometer and our ratings and reviews.

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GrillGrates Take You To
The Infrared Zone

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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. Every gas grill and pellet smoker needs them.

Click here to read more about what makes these grates so special and how they compare to other cooking surfaces.

The Smokenator:
A Necessity For All Weber Kettles

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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.

Click here to read more.

The Pit Barrel Cooker

pit barrel c ooker bbqAbsolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world.

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 $269 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them.

scissor tongs

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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The Best Steakhouse Knives

Gold BBQ AwardThe same knives used at Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, and Morton's. Machine washable, high-carbon stainless steel, hardwood handle. And now they have the AmazingRibs.com imprimatur. Click for more info.

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Broil King Keg

Price: 

$899

This steel cooker was originally The Bubba Keg, then The Big Steel Keg until bought by Onward Manufacturing/Broil King in 2010 and renamed The Broil King Keg. This is not a fragile ceramic kamado, but an insulated steel kamado for less money than the ceramics... 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

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

Kamado Joe ClassicJoe

Price: 

$899

Here's an elegant beast of a ceramic cooker, with heft and insulation and the space to cook for a family. Kamado Joe now makes a variety of cookers, but ClassicJoe is their flagship and the egg that started it all. There are many good things to like about this grill and smoker, and the first is the craft with which it has been built. The heft is impressive. Just lift the lid... Read More

Saffire Grill and Smoker

Price: 

$1,000

The 18" cooking grate gives you 254 square inches of cooking area with the grate set down into the belly of the beast, and you can add another grate increasing the cooking area to 460 square inches. The lower air intake is a sliding door that gives you very good control but removing ash through it is tricky because the opening is small and the floor of the inside is slightly below the door... Read More

OUT OF BUSINESS - Kamado Grills aka Kamado.com

Price: 

$0

This troubled company has been sold and the new owner claims he started over and completely redesigned the entire product line which is manufactured in the USA under a different name. We were never able to find pictures or prices or much of anything about Kamado Grills except for complaints... Read More

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