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

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Need an inexpensive, no fuss, portable cooking surface? Blackstone's popular 17" Tabletop Griddle is great for camping, tailgating and RV use. Although not designed for cooking thick steaks and big hunks of meat, this “liddle” griddle churns out small quantities of foods that cook quick like bacon, eggs, pancakes, burgers, thin steaks and chopped veggies. Welcome to short order cooking... Read More
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The Blackstone 36" Griddle Cooking Station is an interesting, low cost, large capacity, portable cook top. A stainless steel version is available and it is also offered in a smaller 28" size. Four 15,000 BTU burners generate enough sizzle to do some serious cooking, although it may not stand up to heavy professional use. Indeed the brief 90 day warranty is voided if used for commercial... Read More
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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
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This upgraded riff on the old practice of slow cooking meat and veggies in a cream can over an open fire employs a high-temperature silicone gasket around the lid which seals tight with clamps while excess steam is released via a small hole in the lid. Built out of food grade anodized aluminum, the CanCooker Original has a four gallon capacity and is said to feed up to 20. It can be... Read More
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The Char-Broil Grill2Go X200 is a solid portable gas grill that employs their trademark TRU-Infrared design to produce searing temps. It has a 200 square inch stainless steel cooking grate which is also a radiant plate that concentrates heat from the single 9,500 BTU burner. With no open flame, there are no flare-ups, making X200 easy to use and very forgiving for those who become... 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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The Meadow Creek BBQ26 looks like a giant Hibachi, with no lid, this boring black box is 32" long by 21" wide by 20.5" tall on heavy wire legs. It weighs a substantial 60 pounds. You'd be pardoned for thinking it is just another portable grill, but you'd be wrong. It is really a killer tailgater in disguise. Its double sided 16" by 24" cooking grate, (shown below on a larger model),... Read More
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Napoleon’s new TravelQ TQ285X is one impressive little clam shell style portable BBQ gasser, with some unique features not found from competitors. The collapsible stand is functional and solid, even Weber’s Q Series portable cart is rickety in comparison. Large wheels coupled with quality design and construction make the 285X an all-terrain tailgater that can easily be folded up and... Read More
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The Portable Kitchen Grill is an elegant throwback resurrected from 1952. This rustproof, cast aluminum charcoal grill has a flat bottom making it easy to push the coals to one side for smoking and indirect cooking. There are adjustable dampers in the lid and under the fire. The 306 square inch cookinggrate is hinged for adding coals, and the oven can be lifted off the cart for cleaning... Read More
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Portable Kitchen PK360 Grill and Smoker takes all the great elements of the classic 1952 PK Grill, tweaks and improves the design, beefs up construction and delivers one of the more cosmetically beautiful charcoal grills we've seen. With 360 square inches primary cooking surface the grill box is larger than the 300 square inch Classic model, but retains PK's characteristic flat bottom... Read More

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