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

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PlaceholderBlack 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
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Green Mountain describes their small portable Davy Crockett smoker as the Ultimate Tailgater Pellet Grill. There's a lot to like about Davy Crockett and a few negative issues that must be pointed out, but given the lack of choices for compact portable pellet smokers, Davy Crockett rises to the top of a very short list. Regarding portability, it's difficult, and not recommended, for one... Read More
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MAK Grills have the distinction of being Meathead's favorite pellet smokers. He tested their 1 Star General and 2 Star General Residential Pellet Smokers. MAK also makes a large double firepot 3 Star General. Here is Meathead's review on the 1 Star General. Introduced in fall 2010, the 1 Star is a real star, and it sells for about $1,700, $1000 less than the 2 Star. In 2016 MAK made a... Read More
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PlaceholderGray pellet smoker with American flag decorated enclosure on the left and a shelf with tool hooks hanging down on the right.
MAK Grills have the distinction of being Meathead's favorite pellet smokers. He tested their 1 Star General and 2 Star General Residential Pellet Smokers. MAK also makes a large double firepot 3 Star General and a commercial size 4 Star General. Here is Meathead's review on the 2 Star General. The MAK is definitely well thought out and well built. The most important feature is its... Read More
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PlaceholderLarge shiny stainless steel grill with shelves on each side, mounted on a cart two doors and small wheels.
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 includes the cart. Here's a Memphis Pellet Smoker video from our pal, Malcom Reed, with HowToBBQRight.com.  Be sure to... Read More
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PlaceholderA black barrel shaped pellet smoker with a chimney coming out of the top.
This mid-sized pellet smoker is comparable in capacity to Traeger's popular Lil' Tex Elite, but much more sophisticated and easy to find for well below its list price. It's one of the few pellet smokers we've seen with an ash removal system. Although pellets don't create much ash, they need regular cleaning, which is a pain on most other designs because the greasy grates and drip pan... Read More
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PlaceholderLarge upright cabinet smoker with latches on the closed door. A big black box with a shiny steel control panel is attached to the left side.
Fast Eddy's by Cookshack FEC100 is the smoker that competition teams dream about when they are sleeping in a tent next to their smoker so they can get up at 3 a.m. and shovel in more coal. It is the smallest in the Fast Eddy line. With the digital controller, FEC users can preset the cooking time and temp, the holding temp for when it is done cooking, and let the smoker do the rest.... Read More
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PlaceholderShiny stainless steel pellet smoker with lid up. A wood pellet hopper on the left has the lid up and there is a chimney on the right.
  In the beginning pellet cookers were used mostly as smokers because they didn't really have high temperature grilling ability. After more than a decade of design revisions, most pellet burners still cannot do both well. Introduced in 2010, the Fast Eddy's by Cookshack PG1000 takes an innovative approach to being both a low and slow smoker and a fast cooking grill. The PG1000 is a... Read More
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PlaceholderShiny stainless steel pellet smoker with two doors inside the smokebox hood. A wood pellet hopper on the left has a colorful control panel and there is a shelf on the right.
In the beginning pellet cookers were used mostly as smokers because they didn't really have high temperature grilling ability. After more than a decade of design revisions, most of the pellet burners still cannot do both well. Introduced in 2010, the Fast Eddy's by Cookshack PG1000 took an innovative approach to being both a low and slow smoker and a fast cooking grill. Now Cookshack... Read More
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PlaceholderBlack, rectangular pellet smoker on four legs with a box attached to the left side. The Box has a control panel with LED display. A chimney sticks out the right side.
The Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone is their most popular model. Green Mountain includes some features not common in lower price pellet smokers and that often cost extra even in higher cost cookers. There's a standard meat probe feature that reports the internal temperature of what's being cooked to the controller read-out, a low pellet alarm, a work surface on both sides, and tool... Read More

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