Reviews and Ratings Of Grills, Smokers, Barbecue Pits, & Outdoor Ovens

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Dancook's sleek and stylish "Euro" designs have a stripped down, less is more quality, with clean uncluttered lines. They look like futuristic Weber kettles. Indeed it performs very much like Weber. There are obvious similarities and striking differences too. Instead of Weber's single wall bottom with a damper and coal rack, Dancook uses an aluminum outer bowl with three holes at the... Read More
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Meathead had a chance to cook on The Braten 1000. Here is his review: This time the Obamas got it right. In March 2012 they gave the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his wife, a very cool gift, a $1,900 wood and charcoal-burning grill and BBQ smoker combo, made, where else, in Obama's home state, Illinois. Last time the Obamas didn't do so well. They gave Cameron's predecessor... Read More
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The Grillworks 36 is their most popular residential model. Beautifully crafted from high quality 304 stainless steel, these artisanal grills cook over an open fire using a crank to raise or lower the two 18" x 19" grates for heat control. Widely used in Spain, Italy and South America, this design was popularized in the United States in Southern California and commonly referred to as... Read More
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PlaceholderCharcoal grill with a black box lower half and shiny steel hood. The hood is open showing large quantity of food inside and on a shelf in front and on the left side. Under the left side shelf is a hand crank. A bucket of ice with beverages sits to the left on the floor and a bag of charcoal is on the right.
Meathead loves Hasty-Bake! Here is his review: Bottom line: I have never worked with a finer charcoal grill. They may be out there, but I've never encountered them. Please do not confuse this superb cooker with the Easy-Bake Oven toy for kids! This is a real grownup serious charcoal cooker. There is nothing you can't do with this grill and it deserves a place in the back yard of every... Read More
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PlaceholderBig, black horizontal barrel smoker with a tall chimney on the left side and a large fire barrel on the right. A big metal bar on two steel pipes is connected to the top. The bottom has a storage shelf and two large wheels.
Horizon manufactures excellent, tight, well-built, heavyweight, heavy duty, horizontal offset firebox cookers that carry a lifetime guarantee against burnout! They are constructed from all new, high grade steel and cooking chambers are built from 1/4" thick structural pipe to tight tolerances. Remember, heavy steel holds heat longer, distributes heat more evenly, cooks better, and uses... Read More
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PlaceholderLarge black horizontal smoker with tell chimney mounted on a bright red trailer with large wheels.
The J-3 is a competition BBQ pit with a 28" diameter, 5’4” x 26” cooking chamber mounted on a streamlined trailer. Jambo never uses pre-fabricated pipe. The cooking chamber is made from rolled 7 gauge carbon steel. The 26" x 26" x 30" insulated firebox has a 7 gauge steel exterior and ¼” carbon steel interior. The firebox door is ¼” steel. Stainless steel hinges, handles and work... Read More
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The K750HS is Kalamazoo's mid-size model with 726 square inches of primary cook surface, three immense Dragon Burners and one Infrared Rotisserie Burner. All models were redesigned in 2012 for a sleeker, less industrial look. In keeping with their motto, "Never Compromise", Kalamazoo continues to overbuild with top quality 304, heavy gauge stainless steel. The K750 weighs about 600... Read More
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The most striking cookers in the world may be Komodo Kamado. Their new gigantic Big Bad 32 incher is stunning to see, touch and use. Weighing in at over a half ton crated with 128 lbs. of 304 stainless steel, it arrives fully assembled, but you'll need help opening this up and getting it into position. The first thing you notice is how well built this zaftig sweetheart is. From the... Read More
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PlaceholderLarge, long horizontal barrel smoker with two doors mounted on a rack with two large wheels on the right. A tall chimney comes out of the top right side.
Lang's 36" Hybrid Patio Smoker combines their popular 36" residential smoker with a 30" charcoal grill. We always give thumbs down to those low cost combo cookers that consist of a gas grill bolted to a cheap offset smoker because each side is poor quality, neither side performs well, and you can get better equipment by purchasing a separate grill and smoker. Not so with Lang's Hybrid.... Read More
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PlaceholderLarge black boxy charcoal grill with shiny steel shelf attached to each side. Fire box door with latch is on the lower left side. A hand crank is on the right side.
M Grill's M1 charcoal/wood cooker plants a reverse flow smoker and charcoal grill under one lid. Weighing in at 385 pounds of thick 10 gauge coated steel and high quality 304 stainless steel, this versatile, heavy metal machine should hold temperature stabile and remain in service for many years. There are two choices for fuel placement: the firebox for smoking, and a separate... Read More

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