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

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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
Large 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
In 2017 Kalamazoo introduced their luxurious gravity-feed charcoal smoker cabinet in both built-in and freestanding models. The terms luxury and charcoal smoker rarely appear together and, to the best of our knowledge, Kalamazoo offers the only under counter, stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinet smoker on the market, designed to fit seamlessly with their entire collection of... Read More
  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
Large shiny stainless steel grill with shelves on each side, mounted on a cart two doors and small wheels.
The Memphis Elite, launched in March 2012, is the largest BBQ cooker in their impressive line of luxury pellet smokers. Memphis Pellet Smokers are extremely well built and designed.  We tested the Memphis Pro and Meathead himself proclaimed it, "one of the best cookers I've ever had the pleasure to use". They may be ordered as drop-ins for installation or on a cart. Our posted price... Read More
Cubical black charcoal smoker with two stainless steel doors in front
This smallest model will fit nicely in any back yard, but don't be surprised to see them popping up at BBQ competitions as well. Outside dimensions are 32" tall including the stack, 22.5" deep, and 22" wide. The cooking chamber is 13" high, 17" deep, and 16" wide.  There are 4 removable racks 16.5" x 15.5" separated by 3" and it comes with two extra shelf sliders for more flexible... Read More
Silver kamado from above with lid open and loaded with food and cooking tools.
The Broil King Keg 5000 is a high quality kamado cooker, at home in the backyard or hitched to a vehicle. It excels at smoking, roasting, baking and searing thin meats. While competitive brands charge extra for just about everything but the logo, The Keg comes fully equipped with stand, shelves, extender rack and a ”Multi-tool” which helps handle the grate and dampers and doubles as an... Read More
The Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24" is the larger of their two vertical gas smokers. Many BBQ gas smokers have limited cooking temperature range and can't get down and hold low and slow temps of 225⁰. But Smoke Vault's 18,000 BTU burner can be dialed down to 160⁰ and cranked up to 400⁰! Vertical gassers are often narrow making it a challenge to do ribs. With two 21.5"W x 14"D smoking racks... Read More
Black barrel shaped pellet smoker with stainless steel hood. A small gas grill is attached to the right side.
Camp Chef's Woodwind Pellet Smoker is a quality smoker and super searing grill wrapped up in one. Though often referred to as pellet grills, most are smokers with limited grilling capability at best. In 2017 Camp Chef introduced their optional LP gas Sear Box which can be added onto all of their current SmokePro Pellet Smokers. Woodwind is a package deal that comes standard with the... Read More
Black cabinet smoker with door open showing the cooking racks in side where food is placed.
Char-Broil's vertical gasser is one of many smokers that share the same basic design. This cabinet style device has one door for the cooking chamber and a pull out drawer at the bottom to access the combo water pan and wood tray, allowing you to tend the wood and water without disturbing your smoke box. Rotary ignition and a control knob for the 16,500 BTU burner are located on the... Read More

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