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Digital Thermometers:
Stop Guessing!

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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 is 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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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.

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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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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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Brinkmann Roadmaster

Price: 

$1,000

The Brinkmann Roadmaster is their Dual Function Charcoal/Gas Smoker and Grill on wheels. We don't care for these combo grills because we feel you can usually get better equipment by purchasing a separate charcoal and gas grill, and if one of them drops dead, it's not joined at the hip to the other... Read More

Char-Broil CB500X Portable Charcoal Grill

Price: 

$155

The Char-Broil CB500X Portable Charcoal Grill is a scaled down version of its big brother, the 940X. The 500X has the same black powder coated steel body, pre-seasoned cast iron grates, adjustable height coal grate and front access ash/coal door... Read More

Char-Broil Table Top Gas Grill

Price: 

$30

Char-Broil's Table Top Gas Grill is a burner in a box. Lightweight and inexpensive with a single, 11,000 BTU burner that is fueled by 16.4 oz. or 14.1 oz. propane cylinders. Lightweight is the operative word which is good for portability, not so good for durability. Thin metal all the way around, chrome plated grate and wire legs that fold up to secure the lid for easy transport... Read More

Louisiana Grills Country Smokers TG-300

Price: 

$699

TG-300 is the smallest smoker in Louisiana Grill's Country Smokers line. The tabletop body has short legs and no wheels. At 26.5" H x 36.5" W x 19.5" D weighing 94 pounds it is big enough to smoke a turkey and small enough to transport in a truck or van. Keep in mind; wherever you go with the TG you need access to electric power... Read More

Masterbuilt 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill

Price: 

$180

You gotta love the versatility and price of Masterbuilt's M7P 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill. It can use either gas or charcoal as fuel. It converts into a brazier or a tripod for boiling water or deep frying and it comes with a 10.5 quart aluminum pot and basket. Like most bullets, it uses an enamel water/drip pan to put moisture into the cooking chamber... 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

Aussie 4106 Swinger Square Utility Charcoal Grill

Price: 

$90

Aussie Grills is owned by Meco Corporation in Greenville, TN. They are often referred to as Meco Grills or Meco Aussie Grills. Aussie manufactures three charcoal models: Swinger, Sizzler and their popular Walk-a-Bout grills. All three styles are very similar with about 340 square inches of cooking surface on nickel plated rod grates... 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

Element Portable Gas Grill

Price: 

$150

Element is the brainchild of Robert Brunner, former Head of Industrial Design for Apple. Their first products were large, modular outdoor kitchens. This small Element Portable Grill retains the design features of the large units and wraps them up into a succinct package for a wider consumer market... Read More

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