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The Best New BBQ, Grilling, And Griddling Products Of 2023

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Wading through the endless array of BBQ, grilling, and griddling products can be a daunting task. Fortunately, though, the team at AmazingRibs.com cuts through the clutter with our hands-on, unbiased reviews.

In fact, our Keeper of the Flame, Max Good, is the only person in the world whose full-time job is testing, researching, reviewing, and rating grills and smokers. Good measures temperatures, slams lids, turns dials, studies warranties, kicks casters, cooks a lot of food, and considers look, feel, functionality, durability, and price. Good maintains the world’s largest searchable database of 600 outdoor cooker ratings and reviews and our annual “Best New Product BBQ, Grilling, And Griddling Products” are selected from it.

Similarly, Bill McGrath, an electrical engineer, uses sophisticated lab equipment to test and rate dozens of thermometers every year. McGrath’s Best New Products were chosen from more than 200 handheld, wired, and wireless remote thermometers that were lab-tested and reviewed, all of which can be searched here. Also, click here to learn more about how we conduct our unbiased reviews.

Now that 2023 has come to an end, we have taken a look back at our numerous product reviews and are pleased to share our staff’s picks for the “best of the best” new products of the year!

Louisiana Grills Founders Legacy 1200 Reviewed and Rated

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Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

From its attention to detail to its high heat searing capabilities, there is so much to love about the Louisiana Grills Founders Legacy pellet cooker. Check out our full Platinum Medal review.

Traeger Ironwood and Ironwood XL Reviewed And Rated

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The Traeger mid-size Ironwood and large Ironwood XL are upgraded versions of their Ironwood 650 and Ironwood 885. The new Ironwood includes some of the same features we liked in the older models plus a few upgrades along with a more modest MSRP.

Traeger Flatrock Flat Top Grill Reviewed and Rated

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Aaron “Huskee” Lyons

The Traeger Flatrock griddle is more expensive than most residential griddles, but unique features and a hefty build quality set it a few paces ahead of many competitors’ models available at the time of this writing. Is the Flatrock worth its equally hefty price point? Read our review to find out.

Weber Griddle 28 Inch Reviewed and Rated

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Weber aims to capitalize on the rising popularity of backyard griddling with their line of stand-alone griddles, griddle inserts, and various griddle accessories. In recent years Weber had a couple high profile rollouts that, uncharacteristically, seemed forced into the market before ready but this one is a different story. Find out why with our full review.

Solo Pi Prime Pizza Oven Starter Bundle Reviewed and Rated

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Brigit Binns

From the makers of highly popular fire pits comes an innovative entry into the outdoor pizza oven market -- The Solo Pi Prime pizza Oven. Read our complete hands-on review.

Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven Everything Bundle Reviewed And Rated

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Dave Joachim

We were skeptical about a low-cost pizza oven that claims to cook Neapolitan pizza in less than 2 minutes at temps over 930ºF. Would this oven perform as advertised? Read our review to find out.

Roccbox by Gozney Pizza Oven Reviewed And Rated

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Making quality pizzas at home has never been easier thanks to the growing number of pizza ovens now available. Check out our review of one of the more price accessible options -- the Gozney Roccbox.

Blackstone Pizza Oven With Stand Reviewed and Rated

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Dave Joachim

Many backyard pizza ovens suffer the same problem: they don’t get hot enough, and they heat unevenly. Blackstone’s solution? Pizza stones on the bottom and top help set the Blackstone Pizza Oven With Stand apart from others in the space.

Traeger Timberline and Timberline XL Reviewed And Rated

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

When we first saw the 2022 Traeger Timberlines we were struck by three things; the substantial construction, the rustic elegance, and the price tags. Since then we have conducted a thorough test of this cooker and have created this extensive review.

Combustion Predictive Thermometer Reviewed And Rated

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Bill McGrath

The Combustion Predictive thermometer is a truly wireless probe that uses a unique sensor array to measure and predict cooking times. Check out our review.

Meater 2 Plus Reviewed and Rated

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Bill McGrath

The Meater 2 Plus includes such features as an extended temperature range and five sensors along the food-end of the probe. Check out our full review.

Tappecue Airprobe 3 Reviewed And Rated

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Bill McGrath

The Tappecue Airprobe 3 is an evolutionary wireless temperature probe that incorporates two sensors per probe and connects via a Bluetooth signal to your smart devices. Check out our review.

ThermoPro TempSpike Plus Reviewed and Rated

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Bill McGrath

The ThermoPro TempSpike Plus is an upgraded version of the original TempSpike with a shorter, smaller diameter probe that should be easier to use. Read our full review.

Spider Grills’ Venom Thermostatic Control Reviewed And Rated

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Interested in a thermostatic control for your kettle-style charcoal grill? Read of full hands-on review of Spider Grills' Venom adapter.

The Wok: Recipes and Techniques By Kenji Lopez-Alt Reviewed

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

In this extensive wok cookbook, you'll learn why woks work, how to pick the right one, countless techniques, and a variety of delicious recipes. Read all about it in our rated review.

Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Oven Reviewed and Rated

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Ninja Woodfire is an interesting entry into the small tabletop grill marketplace. But unlike most others, Woodfire at least attempts to offer a smoking option. The majority of Woodfire owners are pleased with their purchase so read our hands-on review.

FinaMill Battery-Powered Pepper And Spice Grinder Starter Pack Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Elegant, attractive, and well-made; we love FinaMill! The ease of use is second to no other spice grinder we've seen. And the price is surprisingly affordable. Check out our full review.

Published On: 1/25/2024 Last Modified: 2/2/2024

 

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