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Portable Kitchen PKGO Camp and Tailgate Grilling System Review

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Max Good

Self described as “small but mighty” the new PKGO is beautiful, elegant, clever, effective, and versatile, yet a little pricey for a small, portable charcoal grill. Nonetheless, with PKGO, you get what you pay for, and that means top quality. We say, “Go Man Go”, to PKGO and award it our top, Platinum Medal.

MAK Grills 2 Star General Pellet Grill Review

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Meathead

MAK took the pellet world by storm and quickly developed a reputation as a best in class producer largely due to their sophisticated “Pellet Boss” controller. MAK makes some of our favorite pellet smokers that we’ve ever tested and reviewed, easily winning our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award.

Landmann Professional Series Ardor 5-Burner Gas Grill With Cart Review

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Clint Cantwell

If you are in the market for a great high-end gas grill, read our review of the Landmann Professional Series Ardor 5-Burner Gas Grill which delivers across the board – from assembly to heat control to clean-up and more. The grill is constructed almost entirely of 304 grade stainless steel, meaning it not only looks good. It is built to last.

Hasty-Bake 357 PRO

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Meathead

Our new favorite charcoal grill is the Hasty-Bake 357 PRO. It is just about the perfect charcoal grill/smoker combo. The core concepts of the design go back to 1948. Since then, Hasty Bake has refined and polished off the rough edges. We tested and reviewed their new 357 PRO which easily earns our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Weber Original Kettle Premium 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Weber Kettles enjoy evergreen popularity from one generation to the next. They are durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. Pile up coal on one side to sear steaks or set up 2-zone roasting, We tested and reviewed these iconic grills. You can’t go wrong with our Platinum Medal winning Weber kettles.

Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Review

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Dave Joachim

This machine looks like a stylish countertop toaster oven, but gets cranking to temperatures above 750ºF! Read our review because that’s unheard oven for any home oven. Just plug it into a typical residential wall outlet, adjust the top and bottom heating elements, and you can turn out an almost infinite number of pizza styles. Impressive!

Oklahoma Joe’s Bronco Drum Smoker Review

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Jerod Broussard

Oklahoma Joe’s Bronco is a low cost barrel smoker with hinged lid, gasket, side shelf, wheels, grilling capabilities, adjustable dampers, and ability to smoke low and slow up to 12 hours on one load of charcoal. What’s not to love? Read our review for the details on why we award this relatively low cost phenom our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal!

Blackstone Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer Review

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Paul Sidoriak

Read our review of this cool combo cooker. With its ample cooking area, solid performance, and versatility for both griddle grilling and deep frying large amounts of food outdoors, the Blackstone Range Top Combo with Bonus Fryer easily earns a Platinum Medal.

Weber Genesis II E-335 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The 2019 Weber Genesis II E-335 three burner with sear burner is one nice gas grill! Read our review to learn why. We were disappointed in the 2017 Genesis II line, but Weber fans may now breathe a sigh of relief as Genesis returns in fine form with a second try. We’re calling it Genesis II 2.0 and awarding our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal!

Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe Kamado Review

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Max Good

Most kamados can’t be set up for 2-zone cooking with a hot direct zone and moderate indirect zone. Not the new Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe. Read our review to learn why. Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle insert, It is a kamado grill that has true 2-zone cooking and wins our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

The Slow ‘N Sear 2.0 Hands On Review

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Meathead

The Slow ‘N Sear is the single best accessory for the Weber kettle making it into a great smoker and searing machine. With it you can easily convert a standard Weber Kettle into a much better grill as well as a smoker capable of making restaurant quality smoked ribs, pulled pork, brisket, salmon, and so much more.

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker Review

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Max Good

Vertical gas smokers are to easy to use. With Masterbuilt’s ThermoTemp line, smoking on gas just got easier. Masterbuilt successfully offers groundbreaking use of thermostatic control on a gas smoker at an affordable price. We tested and reviewed their large XL model and award ThermoTemp our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Hestan Outdoor GMBR36-LP Gas Grill Review

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Meathead

The Hestan GMBR36-LP is one of the best gas grills we have tested and reviewed. Period. And we’ve cooked on a multitude of gassers. There is so much right about this innovative design we struggle to find something to criticize. Hestan easily wins our AmaziingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Blackstone 17″ Tabletop Griddle Review

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Max Good

Need an inexpensive, no fuss, portable cooking surface? Welcome to short order cooking on the go. Blackstone’s popular 17″ Tabletop Griddle is great for camping, tailgating and RV use. Most people who buy this “liddle” griddle love it. We reviewed this model and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Weber Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Easy to use, easy to clean and backed up by the best warranty and customer service in the business. Read our review to find out more about why this popular, tried and true, work horse of a grill continues to win our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award.

Kamado Joe Classic II 18″ Review

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Max Good

Read our review of Kamado Joe’s Classic II 18”. It’s is a well-crafted ceramic cooker that presents strong competition to other 18″ models in the premium priced market with a number of remarkable upgrades that exemplify the elegance and innovation that are hallmarks of Kamado Joe. We give it our top Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Pit Barrel Junior Review

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Max Good

Pit Barrel Junior is a smaller version of the popular Pit Barrel Cooker charcoal smoker. Both are designed to produce a cooking environment in which one temperature fits all. This AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winning smoker is one of the more impressive products we’ve tested and reviewed.

Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill With Sear Box Review

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Max Good

Comparable in capacity to Traeger’s popular Lil’ Tex Elite, but much more sophisticated and easy to find for well below its list price. Woodwind includes Camp Chef’s super hot gas Sear Box which is attached to the right side. We tested and reviewed this innovative smoker and gave it our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Portable Kitchen PK360 Grill and Smoker Review

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Max Good

PK360 takes all the great elements of the classic 1952 PK, improves the design, beefs up construction and delivers one beautiful charcoal grill. We tested and reviewed this classic, versatile charcoal grill and gave it our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. The rectangular shape makes it a 2-zone king.

Napoleon Rogue R425SIB Review

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Max Good

This Napoleon Rogue gas grill is a smaller, slightly stripped down, lower cost version of one of our favorites in Napoleon’s more expensive Prestige line. Read our review of this quality gas grill to learn why it receives our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. We love the infrared sear burner mounted on the left side shelf.

Saber 500 Cast Black Grill Review

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Max Good

The Saber Cast 500 is an entry level model to the Saber line of gas grills. Read our review of this super searing machine! Saber’s unique design earns our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award.

Kalamazoo Charcoal Smoker Cabinet Review

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Max Good

This luxurious, high quality gravity-feed charcoal smoker for outdoor kitchens wins our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. We reviewed this incredible smoker. 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,

M Grills M1 Review

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Max Good

Read our review of M1 which straddles the territory between a rugged traditional Texas wood burning smoker and an attractive charcoal grill that fits right in on any patio without taking up a lot of space. This 2 in 1 device eliminates the need for a separate grill and dedicated smoker earning our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

The Weber Summit Charcoal Grill is a radical departure from George Stephen’s original Weber Kettle and Weber’s first major upgrade to the kettle in decades. It is bigger, badder and more versatile with a price tag to match. We tested and reviewed this excellent cooker and awarded it our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Rockwell by Caliber Review

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Max Good

There’s a social element to all BBQ, but read our review to find how Rockwell goes a step further with a roll top lid that can disappear completely, allowing grillers and guests 360 degree access to the cook surface and generous surrounding table space. This beautiful and unique grill earns our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Broil King Keg 5000 Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed the Broil King Keg. It’s not a fragile ceramic kamado, but an insulated steel kamado for less money. Originally The Bubba Keg, then The Big Steel Keg until bought by Onward Mfg. This AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winner is loaded with extras. An optional trailer hitch let’s you easily transport Keg 5000.

Broil King Signet 320 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed this modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill and awrded our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal! The Broil King Signet 320 is an entry level, 3-burner grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. It gets hot fast and is able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills.

Char-Broil Commercial Stainless/Black 3 Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Lowe’s calls this exclusive model the Char-Broil Commercial Stainless/Black 3-Burner Gas Grill. It was previously called TRU-Infrared. This AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winner has an inner double layer to keep in heat. We reviewed this model, it is capable of high enough heat for searing, and low enough for roasting.

Broil-Mate 165154 LP Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

This Broil-Mate model is a throwback to the very first gas grills. We reviewed this inexpensive grill and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. It has a cast aluminum cookbox which will last longer and retain and distribute heat way better than all those cheap, flimsy stainless steel gassers that are so popular in the big box stores.

CanCooker Original Review

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Max Good

Read our review about this upgraded riff on the old practice of slow cooking meat and veggies in a cream can. CanCooker receives our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. The CanCooker Original has a four gallon capacity and is said to feed up to 20. Great for hunters, campers and tailgaters. Just throw it right on an open wood fire and start cooking!

Weber Performer Deluxe 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Read our review to learn why Weber kettles enjoy generation after generation of popularity and loyalty. They are affordable, cook just about anything and last forever. This AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winner is set in a large rolling cart with all the bells and whistles including gas ignition!

Blackstone 36″ Griddle Cooking System Review

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Max Good

The Blackstone 36″ Griddle Cooking Station is an interesting, low cost, large capacity, portable cook top. Griddles are different from grills and we love our open flames, but boy oh boy….people who own these are nuts about them! And so are we. Check out our review to find why this fun cooker earns our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Vision Professional S-Series Kamado Review

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Max Good

Read our review of Vision’s Professional S-Series which has some unique and interesting features not found on other ceramics. Their ProZone System is a slide out ash tray with dual intake dampers and a slot for the included electric fire starter. It can also convert to a gas grill! Vision S-Series earns our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Napoleon TravelQ 285X with Cart Review

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Max Good

Napoleon’s new TravelQ TQ285X is one impressive little clam shell style portable gasser, with some unique features not found from competitors. We reviewed it and award this tailgater our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. The fold out scissor cart is one of the most solid versions we’ve seen.

Jambo Pits J-3 Model Review

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Max Good

Jambo Pits’ offset smokers produce award winning BBQ in sleek, colorful trailer mounted rigs that often resemble hot rods. Read our review to learn why their quality construction and thoughtful design features make Jambo the choice of many award winning competitive teams and earn our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Lang 36″ Hybrid Patio Model Review

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Max Good

Read our review of Lang’s 36″ Hybrid Patio Smoker combines their popular 36″ residential smoker with a 30″ charcoal grill. We always give thumbs down to low cost combos that are a gas grill bolted to a cheap offset smoker because each side is poor quality Not so with Lang’s superb Hybrid which earns our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Green Mountain Davy Crockett Review

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Max Good

Read our review of Green Mountain’s Davy Crockett. Green Mountain describes their small portable smoker as the Ultimate Tailgater Pellet Grill. It’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it smoker to their BBQ arsenal. We tested Davy Crockett and award it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal.

Grillworks 36 Review

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Max Good

All Grillworks beautiful, high quality products we reviewed receive our AmazingRibs.com Gold or Platinum Medals. This model cooks over an open wood fire using a crank to raise or lower the grates for heat control. This type of grill was popularized in the United States in Southern California and commonly referred to as Santa Maria.

Dancook 1900 Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Dancook’s sleek, stylish “Euro” designs have a stripped down, less is more quality, with clean uncluttered lines. We tested and reviewed this good looking, well-made charcoal grill and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. They look like futuristic Weber kettles and would make a nice addition to a shiny, outdoor kitchen.

Napoleon Prestige P500RSIB Gas Grill Review

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Meathead

This Napoleon Prestige 4-Burner Gas Grill is a sweet looking cooker, built solid with a few nice extras thrown in. We tested and reviewed this quality gasser and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. Stainless steel cook box, cart, doors and side shelves with a heavy gauge steel lid competitive with Weber’s Summit.

Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24″ Review

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Max Good

Many gas smokers have limited temperature range and can’t get down and hold low and slow temps of 225⁰. We reviewed this big beauty that can go down to 160⁰ and crank up to 400⁰! AND it converts to natural gas so you don’t have to worry about you LP tank running out. We tested this model and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Char-Broil Grill2Go X200 Review

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Max Good

We reviewed this solid portable gas grill that employs Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design. It produces searing temps while preventing flare-ups and retaining foods moisture. Grill2Go earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. Heavy cast aluminum lid and firebox will not rust and will retain heat much better than thin steel.

Pit Barrel Cooker Review

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Max Good

You’ll be flabbergasted as you create one perfectly smoked delicacy after another with little more effort than preparation. This AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winner is $350 delivered to your door. Pop it out of the box and start SMOKIN! Pit Barrel Cooker is one of the more impressive products we’ve tested and reviewed.

Komodo Kamado Big Bad 32 Review

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Meathead

Read our review of this big commercial smoker. The Southern Pride SPK-500 is one of their more popular smokers combining features, footprint, capacity and price into a package that is just right for many applications. This beauty gets our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker Review

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Max Good

It is what it is. If you’re looking for a cheap gas smoker Char-Broil is as good as it gets in this price range and you can easily find deals on this guy. Even Wal-Mart sells them for way under the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. We reviewed this model and gave it our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Yoder Loaded Wichita 20″ Smoker Review

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Max Good

Yoder is revered by competition cooks for well-designed, high end offset smokers and grills. We reviewed their Loaded Wichita which is a 20″ offset smoker with their most popular options such as a cooking door counterweight and heat management plate. This is the real deal folks and we give it our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award.

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18″ Review

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Meathead

We tested and reviewed this original, mid-size version of Weber’s popular charcoal smoker. Weber Smokey Mountains are often seen competing head to head with large commercial cookers at practically every competition AND WINNING! Click here to learn all about this high quality, Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winner.

Horizon 20 Inch RD Special Marshal Review

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Meathead

Read our review of Horizon’s excellent, tight, well-built, heavyweight, heavy duty, horizontal offset firebox cookers that carry a lifetime guarantee against burnout! These AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winning smokers are a culmination of design and manufacturing ideas gleaned from decades of cooking, cutting and welding.

The Good-One Open Range Review

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Meathead

A charcoal grill with a smoker spliced on top. We reviewed The Good-One’s popular Open Range. This cleverly designed charcoal unit uses the same concepts of an offset smoker, but it works better. The Good-One lives up to its’ name and receives our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Weber Original Kettle 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed this basic, full size Weber Kettle with no bells or whistles. You can’t go wrong with Weber kettles. They are durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. Pile up coal on one side to sear steaks or set up 2-zone roasting, All Weber kettles earn our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Weber Original Kettle 18″ Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Weber Kettles enjoy evergreen popularity from one generation to the next. They are durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. Pile up coal on one side to sear steaks or set up 2-zone roasting, We tested and reviewed these iconic grills. You can’t go wrong with AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning Weber kettles.

Weber Smokey Joe Portable Charcoal Grills Review

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Max Good

Nothing fancy, just a compact version of one of the greatest inventions in history: the iconic charcoal kettle grill that made Weber famous. We reviewed this popular little tailgater and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. It weighs 18 pounds and has a “Tuck and Carry Lid Holder” for easy transport.

Portable Kitchen Grill aka PK Grill Review

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Max Good

Read our review to find out why PK Grill owners have been in love since 1952. We tested this classic AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winning grill. The rectangular shape makes it a 2-zone king. It has thick aluminum construction that retains and radiates heat, tight fitting hinged lid and the twin dampers in both the top and bottom.

Karubecue C-60 Pit Review

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Max Good

We testedand reviewed The Karubecue C-60 and found it produces perfect smoke consistently. The results are ambrosia. Those who seek the Holy Grail of Smoke need to know about Karubecue. This brilliant design enables novice BBQ enthusiasts to smoke meat like a wizened Texas pit boss, earning our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Napoleon PRO605CSS Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

If you’re committed to charcoal, but envious of your neighbor’s shiny gasser, the Napoleon PRO605 may be the answer. Only a few premium and luxury brands offer stainless steel charcoal grills. This Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winner is one of the more beautiful models we’ve seen in this price range.

Meadow Creek BBQ26 Review

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Meathead

Our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal goes to Meadow Creek’s BBQ26. Read our review of this unique grill; designed for fast and hot grilling, there is no better way to cook chickens than flipping them with Meadow Creek’s double sided grates. Though it looks like a simple black box, it is really a killer tailgater in disguise.

Meadow Creek PR36 Review

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Meathead

Read our review of Meadow Creek’s PR36. Although it can handle a small hog, Meadow Creek’s PR36 does much more. We tested this versatile cooker which has a deep trough and a tall lid with a solid strong hinge. Thoughtful design coupled with quality construction and craftsmanship earns the PR36 our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill Review

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Meathead

We have never tested and reviewed a finer charcoal grill. Hasty-Bake easily earns our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. There is nothing you can’t do with this grill and it deserves a place in the back yard of every serious outdoor cook. It is the Swiss Army knife of grills.

Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers 1000 Series Original Braten Grill Review

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Meathead

A hand made all American cooker with Argentine V-shaped grates that can be raised or lowered farther or closer to the fire. We tested and reviewed this unusual and versatile multi-function cooker and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. It’s a Santa Maria Grill and offset smoker rolled into one.

Primo Oval XL 400 Review

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Max Good

Primo’s Oval XL 400 is their largest Oval model. Primo’s claim to fame is the unique oval shape which enables true 2-zone cooking: something that standard round designs really can’t accomplish. We tested and reviewed this model and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Primo Oval Junior Review

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Max Good

Primo’s claim to fame is the unique oval shape which enables true 2-zone cooking: something that standard round designs really can’t accomplish. We reviewed Primo Ovals and award our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. Junior is their smallest model.

MAK Grills 1 Star General Pellet Grill Review

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Meathead

MAK took the pellet world by storm and quickly developed a reputation as a best in class producer largely due to their sophisticated “Pellet Boss” controller. MAK makes some of our favorite pellet smokers that we’ve ever tested and reviewed, easily winning our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Memphis Elite Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good

We reviewed this beautiful, high tech, stainless steel pellet smoker and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. Fit and finish are impeccable on these luxury pellet smokers. The “Intelligent Temperature Control” is a sophisticated, touch-pad digital controller that can also be operated from a smart phone ap.

Modern Home Products WNK4 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our WNK4 Review of MHP’s large gas grill made with heavy cast aluminum and practically indestructible. It will withstand harsh weather, abuse, and never rust. Owners brag about how old their grill is, how they never clean it, and especially how they never cover it. This classic gasser earns our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Kalamazoo K750HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

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Max Good

Read our review to learn why Kalamazoo has a rarefied space in the BBQ cosmos with some of the best grills money can buy, and you’ll need a lot of money to buy one. Part Rolls Royce, part tank with fire power and versatility to spare, Kalamazoo grills are imposing in appearance, performance and price, earning our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Fire Magic Echelon Diamond E1060 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

It’s a pleasure to review this large luxury grill which exudes elegance. Excellent in design and construction and priced accordingly, it’s one of the finest gas grills made. Cooking grates and housings carry a lifetime warranty and lifetime ownership is Fire Magic’s mantra.

Char-Griller Grillin’ Pro Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Low cost gas grills are the instrument of choice for most residential outdoor cooks. We’re always on the lookout to review models that deliver a lot of bang for the buck. Grillin’ Pro earns our Platinum Medal for exceptional performance under $200. Not built to last, but it will out sear any comparably priced gasser.

Weber Summit E-470 and S-470 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Here’s an upgraded model in Weber’s top of the line gas grill series, aptly named Summit. We had high expectations when we reviewed the S-470. With a few minor exceptions, we were not disappointed. It cooks beautifully and has great features earning our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

Weber Traveler Review

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Max Good

If you need a large portable gasser for camping, tailgating or just grilling around town on the weekend, Traveler is a very good choice. There are both less expensive and more expensive cart models, placing Traveler somewhere in a mid-price range. Quality construction and Weber’s excellent customer service merit every penny. Read our review to find out why we give Traveler our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Burch Barrel Review

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John “Spinaker” Bowlsby

Our Burch Barrel Review shows it’s not your Grandpa’s Cowboy Cooker. It blends an open fire camp grill with a vertical lift Argentine style mechanism. It is well-built, versatile, unique and a ton of fun to use. That’s why it wins our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Pit Boss 5-Series Wood Pellet Vertical Smoker

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John “Spinaker” Bowlsby

The Pit Boss 5-Series Vertical Cabinet Smoker is a good unit for this price point. It’s easy to use and maintain, produces great results on a variety of meats and has a small footprint coupled with a large cooking capacity. Read our review to learn why we give the Pit Boss 5-Series our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Slow ‘N Sear Kettle Grill

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Max Good

The Slow ‘N Sear Kettle Grill is mighty nice, but very similar to the Weber Performer, which is not a bad thing. If you’re in the market for a new charcoal kettle grill, read our review because this one may be for you. It’s definitely worth consideration. We award the Slow ‘N Sear Kettle Grill our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Prime Pellet Smoker Review

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Dave Joachim

The Daniel Boone Prime from Green Mountain Grills might be the pellet cooker to show you the pleasures of these machines. It’s their most popular model, a mid-size, mid-priced smoker with WiFi, a robust smartphone app, solid all-around performance, and more extras than most in its price range. Read our full review!

Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1 Pellet Grill

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Max Good

Read our review to learn why Cuisinart has once again won us over with their bounty of useful extras that make their Woodcreek an appealing package deal. The charcoal insert provides sear power, and if you haven’t used a griddle outdoors, you will after trying theirs. Both items expand Woodcreek’s versatility and merit our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

The Delta by Nuke

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Dave Joachim

The Delta by Ñuke is an Argentinian grill that burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This affordable and stylish entry into the gaucho grill market also comes with a warming drawer, a lid, a fire poker, shovel, carbon steel griddle, and a rain cover. Read our review of this Gold Medal Grill.

Ferno Freestanding Grill Review

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Max Good

Ferno’s large, eye-popping “Firewheel” raises and lowers the gas burners. We’ve seen adjustable height charcoal trays, but never adjustable height gas burners. We tested and reviewed this unique grill. Ferno’s ability to quickly change the distance between food and fire adds an extra dimension to cooking on gas and wins our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Cuisinart 3-in-1 Stainless 5 Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Cuisinart’s 3-in-1 Stainless 5 Burner Gas Grill is a pretty nice package deal for a pretty low price. It’s called 3-in-1 because it’s a gas grill that comes with a smoke tube and a cast iron griddle. we tested and reviewed this model. Despite a few quibbles, we feel 3-in-1 is a good choice in this price range, earning our Best Value Gold Medal.

Ooni Koda Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven

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Meathead

The Ooni Koda is a superb portable pizza oven capable of making restaurant quality pies in 2 to 3 minutes. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Koda outperforms its predecessor, Ooni 3, in every way. It requires no assembly and is ready to cook right out of the box. We reviewed Koda and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal!

BakerStone Pizza Oven Box

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Meathead

Create perfect brick oven style pizza on the grill in less than 5 minutes with our highly rated Bakerstone grill insert. Read our review. Bakerstone is a steel box that sits on a gas grill with the lid up. It is lined with cordierite and it has a simple airflow system that actually helps cook the top properly similar to a pizza oven.

Broil King Signet 390 Review

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Paul Sidoriak

The Broil King Signet 390 is sturdy, durable, reliable, and has plenty of cooking space for a mid-sized gas grill. The included rotisserie and side burner offer versatility and the main burners are able to achieve high, searing temps. We tested and reviewed Broil King’s Signet 390 and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Grilla Silverbac Alpha Wood Pellet Grill Review

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Aaron “Huskee” Lyons

Grilla Grills’ Silverbac pellet cookers are solid, well-built and well thought out pieces of BBQ equipment with solid, heavy-duty construction. Silverbac offers a few extra perks beyond the competition at a price point below most in this league. We tested and reviewed this cooker and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Traeger Pro 575 Pellet Grill Review

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Max Good

The Pro Series is the entry level line in Traeger’s first wave of WiFi enabled pellet smokers. Pro is a good, solid pellet smoker from an industry leader. We love their WiFIRE app and believe it is a primary selling feature of the new Traeger lines. We tested and reviewed the Pro 575 and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Cuisinart 360 Griddle Cooking Center Review

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Paul Sidoriak

They say that innovation comes in all shapes and sizes and the Cuisinart 360 Griddle Cooking Center immediately speaks to that as outlined in this hands-on AmazingRibs.com review. The 22” griddle sits atop a two burner system that transfers heat from two independently controlled burners to the griddle surface.

Hunsaker Vortex Smoker Review

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Max Good

Hunsaker makes Upright Barrel Smokers for competition teams. Clever and useful features such as big competition-grade wheels, a floating lid hinge, wind resistant air intake and the unique Vortex Charcoal Basket differentiate Hunsaker from other brands. We tested and reviewed Hunsaker and award it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Lynx 36″ Sedona Freestanding Grill With Rotisserie And ProSear Infrared Burner Review

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Clint Cantwell

Lynx 36″ Sedona Freestanding Grill With Rotisserie And Infrared Sear Burner (L600PSFR) doesn’t only look great, it also performs extremely well in our hands-on review including tests cooking low-and-slow BBQ, performing high heat searing with its ProSear infrared burner, testing rotisserie cooking, and so much more.

Pitts & Spitts Maverick 1250 Pellet Grill Review

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Dave Joachim

We reviewed the Pitts & Spitts Maverick 1250 pellet grill which is their most popular mid-size model and rivals the best thermostatically controlled cookers in the business. This premium set-it-and-forget-it pellet smoker does not disappoint, although all cookers have their little quirks, and Pitts & Spitts is no different.

Smokin Brothers Premier 30 Pellet Grill Review

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Clint Cantwell

Here’s a comprehensive, hands-on gold medal review of the Smokin Brothers Premier 30 pellet grill, the best selling model for this family owned and operated smoker and grill company. The “made in the USA” Premier 30 is a high quality pellet cooker featuring a total cooking surface of 792 square inches.

Camp Chef Flat Top Grill 900 Review

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Max Good

Sometimes you need a big surface area to cook a lot of food at once. Designed to feed a crowd fast and leave ’em smiling, the 900 square inch griddle can crank out breakfast, lunch and dinner for large parties and events. Read our review to learn why all three sizes of Camp Chef’s Flat Tops earn our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Camp Chef Flat Top Grill 600 Review

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Max Good

Sometimes you need a big surface area to cook a lot of food at once. Designed to feed a crowd fast and leave ’em smiling, the 600 is the most popular size in Camp Chef’s Flat Top Grill line. Remove the griddle top and it becomes a 4-burner gas grill. Read our review to learn why Flat Tops earn our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Myron Mixon H2O 48 Water Smoker Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Fully welded with solid construction, H2O 48 incorporates Mixon’s signature water pan design with a clever auto fill feature. It’s fully insulated with double walled construction and filled with “military grade insulation”.

Myron Mixon G33 Gravity Feed Smoker Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. With 33 square feet of cooking capacity, the Myron Mixon G33 Gravity Feed Smoker is a large smoker meant for commercial use. “The first gravity feed I ever saw was made by Tom Dominey in Orlando in the 1990s, “says Mixon.

Traeger Timberline 850 Grill Review

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Max Good

Traeger’s Timberline is a technologically advanced wood pellet smoker with a sturdy design and a muscular look and feel unlike anything in their extensive catalog. We tested and reviewed Timberline. You quickly get spoiled using the intuitive smartphone app to control and monitor this AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winner.

American Muscle Grill 36″ 5-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The American Muscle Grill is a unique, luxury gas grill that looks and cooks like a high performance hot rod. We testing and reviewed this super charged beast and gave it our Gold Medal Award. Find out why tough guys like Sylvester Stallone are in hog heaven cooking on AMG!

Weber Genesis II E-310 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Genesis has been one of the most popular grills in the USA. We reviewed the Genesis II featuring Weber’s new GS4 grilling system, consisting of their Infiniti Ignition with an impressive ten year warranty, tapered-quadrangle shaped burners to replace tube burners and earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Pizza Party Pizzone Review

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Meathead

Pizza Party is a very good wood burning pizza oven that is relatively inexpensive and easy to assemble. We tested and reviewed this versatile oven and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. It has a dome that is high quality stainless steel inside and a painted aluminum exterior with a ceramic fabric insulation.

Vision Signature Series Plaza Kamado Review

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Max Good

Vision’s Signature Series has some unique and interesting features not found on other ceramics. Get the details in our review. Their ProZone System is a slide out ash tray with dual intake dampers and a slot for the included electric fire starter. Vision Signature Series models with ProZone earn our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Vision Professional C-Series Kamado Review

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Max Good

Vision’s Professional C Series has some unique and interesting features not found on other ceramics. Find details in our review. Their ProZone System is a slide out ash tray with dual intake dampers and a slot for the included electric fire starter. Vision C Series with ProZpne earn our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Huntington Cast 4200 2-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Huntington Cast 4200 Gas Grill is a throwback to the first gas grills. Read our review. This AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winner has a cast aluminum cookbox retains heat and distributes it evenly. Although the casting on this model is much thinner than the heavy duty MHP and PGS, the price is also dramatically less.

Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center Review

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Max Good

The Weber Summit Charcoal Grill is a radical departure from George Stephen’s original Weber Kettle and Weber’s first major upgrade to the kettle in decades. It is bigger, badder and more versatile with a price tag to match. We tested and reviewed this excellent cooker and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Weber Spirit E-330 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Weber’s entry level Spirit line and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Spirit E-330 has three stainless steel burners for a total input of 32,000 BTU, a side burner and a sear burner. It is the largest Spirit model with 424 square inches primary cooking surface and a 105 square inch warming rack.

Nordic Ware Stovetop Kettle Smoker Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Nordic Ware’s Stovetop Kettle Smoker and have to say it looks like it may be one of the better indoor smokers available, earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Most indoor smokers have no lid or a shallow low profile lid. The 36550 has a high domed lid big enough for smoking/roasting a whole chicken.

The Good-One Heritage Oven Review

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Max Good

The Good-One Heritage Oven is designed as an Outdoor Kitchen Insert. It looks like their large Marshall smoker that has an upper cabinet oven with three adjustable height racks, but is more related to their popular Open Range model and has an identical firebox. We reviewed Heritage and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Myron Mixon Trailers Review

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Max Good

Myron Mixon Trailers come in small, medium and large sizes and can be ordered with any Mixon smoker(s) and a variety of options like grills, coolers, burners, storage, log baskets and sinks. We reviewed MMS trailers and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to Pitmaster Mixon’s stick burners on wheels.

Myron Mixon 750 Rotisserie Smoker Review

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Max Good

Myron Mixon’s 750 is his mid-size rotisserie smoker. Not for home use, this 3000 pound, We reviewed this AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winner. It is made for high capacity commercial cooking. Rotisserie or carousel smokers are very popular with BBQ restaurants as the multiple racks hold a lot of meat and don’t need to be fussed over.

Myron Mixon G20 Gravity Feed Smoker Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed the larger version of this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Fully welded with solid construction, G20 is built to withstand the rigors of commercial and competitive cooking, while providing ease of use for the aspiring backyard pit master.

Grilla Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good

We always liked Grilla, but the original price seemed steep. We felt a premium was being placed on the cool cosmetics. Read our review because in 2016 Grilla Grills made a substantial price cut. That drew us off the fence and earned Grilla our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Blaze 32″ 4-Burner with Rear Burner on Cart Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed the Blaze 32” 4-Burner with Rear Burner on Cart and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. It competes well with other premium priced gas grills. The basic model has few frills, but is beautifully made in high grade 304 stainless steel with a seamless welded hood and 8mm stainless rod grates.

Char-Broil Commercial Stainless/Black 4 Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Lowe’s calls this exclusive model the Char-Broil Commercial Stainless/Black 4-Burner Gas Grill. It was previously called TRU-Infrared. This AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winner has an inner double layer to help keep in heat. We reviewed this model, It is capable of high enough heat for searing, and low enough for roasting.

Weber Performer 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Weber’s iconic charcoal kettle grill mounted on a cart. Kettles are popular generation after generation. One reason is they last a long time. Another is you can cook just about anything you want on them. Check out our review to learn why you can’t go wrong with AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning Weber kettles.

Weber Master-Touch 22″ Review

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Max Good

The Weber Master-Touch 22″ Charcoal Grill is a feature rich version of the basic Original Kettle 22″. Master-Touch comes standard with Weber’s Gourmet BBQ Cooking System which adapts to a Wok, Pizza Stone or Griddle. Read our review nd learn why you can’t beat AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning Weber kettles.

Lynx 30″ Freestanding All-Sear Grill and Rotisserie Review

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Max Good

Lynx 30″ Freestanding All-Sear Grill and Rotisserie is a luxurious stainless steel gas grill with two proprietary 23,000 BTU ProSear-2 infrared burners. We tested and reviewed this model and found it beautiful to see, touch and work with, earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Cal-Flame P5 5-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Cal-Flame’s P5 40″ four burner is one of their more popular models. We reviewed this model which is loaded with great features and constructed from top quality 304 grade stainless steel. This AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winner includes a griddle tray, smoke tray for wood chips, rotisserie with 15,000 BTU Infrared back burner and custom cover.

Crown Verity BM-60 Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

The Crown Verity BM-60 Charcoal Grill is a professional BBQ grill for rental and catering. We reviewed this big event grill. The 72″ x 31″ heavy duty nickel plated cooking grate is reinforced to prevent warping and has a lip around the perimeter to stop wayward sausages from rolling off. This popular 60″ model earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Napoleon Legend LA300 Review

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Max Good

Napoleon’s Legend LA300 is a mid-size, mid-range priced gas grills. We reviewed This quality gasser and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal. Stainless steel cook box, cart, doors and side shelves with a heavy gauge steel lid.

Kamado Joe Big Joe Review

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Max Good

Kamado Joe BigJoe is a well crafted, red ceramic cooker that presents strong competition to other 18″ models in the premium priced market with a number of remarkable upgrades that exemplify the elegance and innovation that are hallmarks of Kamado Joe. We reviewed this model an awarded our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Stump’s XL Stretch Review

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Max Good

Stump’s XL Stretch is a large, commercial capacity gravity fed charcoal smoker suitable for commercial use. Read our review of this classic smoker. Built solid and well insulated with a 18.5″ width x 25″ height x 22″ depth internal cooking area and thick 1800° insulation. An AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to XL Stretch.

Stump’s Baby XL Review

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Max Good

As the name indicates, Stump’s Baby XL is slightly larger than their popular Baby gravity feed charcoal smoker. We reviewed this smoker with a fun name. Built solid and well insulated with a 18.5″ width x 25″ height x 22″ depth internal cooking area and thick 1800° insulation. An AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to Baby XL.

Stump’s Baby Review

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Max Good

The Stump’s Baby is their smallest gravity feed charcoal smoker. Read our review. Built solid and well insulated with a 17.5″ width x 14.5″ height x 18.5″ depth internal cooking area. Thick 1800° insulation is enclosed in a double walled, 16 gauge welded housing. An AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to this Baby.

Camp Chef Explorer EX60LW Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Camp Chef’s Explorer EX60LW which is one of their most popular outdoor cooking systems. Two powerful 30,000 BTU cast aluminum burners with wind screens on three sides and adjustable height legs for set-up on uneven surfaces provides plenty of BBQ fire power and earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

The Good-One Marshall Review

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Max Good

The Good-One Marshall is a big combo grill and smoker recommended for hunting clubs, tailgating, competitions, or light commercial use. We reviewed this cleverly designed charcoal unit that uses the same concepts of an offset smoker, but works better. The Good-One lives up to its’ name and receives our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

The Good-One Patio Junior Review

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Max Good

A charcoal grill with a smoker spliced on top. The Good-One’s Patio Junior is a mini version of their popular Open Range. Read our review of this cleverly designed charcoal unit that uses the same concepts of an offset smoker, but it works better. The Good-One lives up to its’ name and receives our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Ole Hickory Ace BP Review

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Max Good

One of Ole Hickory’s smaller BBQ smokers made exclusively for Big Poppa Smokers. We reviewed this model. Unlike Ole Hickory’s large smokers with rotating carousel shelves, the Ace BP has three slide out, 26.5″ x 26.5″ nickel-chrome cooking racks. We like Ole Hickory and Big Poppa so this gets our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Broil King Baron 420 Review

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Max Good

The Broil King Baron 420 is an AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal winning, mid-size, 4-burner gas grill. Read our review to learn why many compare Broil King very favorably to Weber. A high compliment indeed! Broil King claims their patented Dual Tube Burners produce more even heat and increase burner life.

Broil King Baron 540 Review

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Max Good

The Broil King Baron 540 is an AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal winning, mid-size, 4-burner gas grill. Read our review to learn why many compare Broil King very favorably to Weber. A high compliment indeed! Broil King claims their patented Dual Tube Burners produce more even heat and increase burner life.

Peoria Custom Cookers Meat Monster Review

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Max Good

A heavily insulated competition smoker with unique design features. It comes in two basic configurations: the Internal Firebox and the Meat Monster Offset Firebox We reviewed Meat Monster and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Placing a firebox inside the smoker is very interesting.

Belson PG-SLP Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Belson’s PG SLP Commercial Gas Grill. This Gold Medal grill is a heavy duty 8-burner gas grill made with high quality 304 stainless steel and features commercial capacity and construction. The PG (Porta-Grill) SLP Gas Grill is Belson’s basic model from which custom configurations can be created utilizing Belson’s various options.

Southern Pride MLR-150 Review

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Max Good

The wood burning Southern Pride MLR-150 is one of their smaller wood smokers meant for catering and competition. We reviewed this beauty and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. SP claims it can handle 16 butts, 24 slabs of Saint Louis Cut Ribs (120 with 12 rib racks), 48 chickens or 8 beef briskets.

Klose 20″ x 36″ Heavy Duty Pipe Smoker Review

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Max Good

Our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to The Klose 20″ x 30″ residential offset smoker. Read our review. With 720 square inches of primary cook surface the 20″ x 36″ Heavy Duty Pipe Smoker can handle 12 to 20 people. BBQ Pits by Klose has made some of the most highly regarded pits since 1986. Many top competitors use Klose pits.

Klose 20″ x 42″ Grill Chef Review

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Max Good

The 20″ x 42″ Grill Chef is one of Klose Pit’s most popular residential cookers and WOW! What BBQ aficionado wouldn’t want this in their backyard? Read our review. Klose is one of the most respected names in competition “stick burners”: offset smokers that burn logs in a side firebox. This baby earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Klose 30″ by 8ft Upright Slow Smoker Ultimate Cook Off and Catering Rig Review

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Max Good

Klose Pits has made some of the most highly regarded BBQ smokers since 1986. Read our review of this 30 inch x 6 foot competition pit that has all the bells and whistles and earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The model pictured in our review is loaded with options like over size tires, chrome Mags and counterweights for the doors.

Jambo Pits J-5 Model Review

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Max Good

Jambo Pits’ offset smokers produce award winning BBQ in sleek, colorful trailer mounted rigs that often resemble hot rods. Read our review to learn why their quality construction and thoughtful design features make Jambo the choice of many award winning competitive teams and earn our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Pitmaker BBQ Safe Smoker Review

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Max Good

Pitmaker BBQ Safe Smoker is a scaled down version of their popular Vault Smoker. Like all Pitmaker cookers we have reviewed, the Safe has heavy insulation, durable construction and plenty of colorful options for the exterior. These well made, well designed smokers get our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Pitmaker BBQ Vault Smoker Review

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Max Good

Pitmaker’s popular BBQ Vault cabinet smoker has big capacity. Each shelf is designed to hold two standard catering pans. We reviewed these solid, heavily insulated cookers which are known for durability, superb performance and colorful finishes. These well made, well designed smokers get our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Lang 36″ Original Patio Model Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed this model. Like all Lang smokers, the 36″ Original has their signature reverse flow design which some believe provides more even air and heat flow than traditional offsets. We award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to this model which is Lang’s most popular for residential use.

Backwoods Smoker G2 Party Review

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Meathead

We reviewed this party size charcoal smoker which fits nicely in any backyard and can perform with the pros in BBQ competitions. Wherever award winning BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. The G2 Party earns our Gold Medal Award.

Backwoods Smoker G2 Chubby Review

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Meathead

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. We reviewed the G2 Chubby and award our Gold Medal. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Backwoods Smoker Chubby can run for 6 hours on 10 lbs. of charcoal.

Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Weber’s entry level Spirit line and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Spirit E-310 has three stainless steel burners for a total input of 32,000 BTU. It is the largest Spirit model with 424 square inches primary cooking surface and a 105 square inch warming rack.

Meadow Creek BX50 Box Smoker Review

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Max Good

Read our review of BX50. Solid and super insulated with a unique and clever gravity fed water system that looks like a water cooler. Thoughtful design coupled with quality construction and craftsmanship earns Meadow Creek’s BX 50 our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good

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. We tested and reviewed this innovative smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

DCS 36″ Professional Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

DCS started the luxury stainless steel outdoor kitchen movement in the 80s. We reviewed this mid-sized three burner that displays the quality and innovation that keeps DCS on a short list for many independent hearth and patio distributors and earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Myron Mixon H2O 36 Water Smoker Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed the larger version of this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Fully welded with solid construction, H2O 36 incorporates Mixon’s signature water pan design with a clever auto fill feature. H2O 36 holds 16 slabs of baby back ribs and is big enough for a small pig.

Jambo Pits Economy Model Review

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Max Good

Jambo Pits’ offset smokers produce award winning BBQ in sleek, colorful trailer mounted rigs that often resemble hot rods. Read our review. Quality construction and thoughtful design features make Jambo the choice of many award winning competitive teams and earn our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Son of Hibachi Combo Kit Review

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Max Good

Son of Hibachi is two small Hibachi Grills connected with hinges that can be folded together then zipped up in a heat resistant carrying case for exceptional portability. Moreover the unique design makes starting charcoal a snap. Read our review to learn why we give this clever tailgating cooker our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Weber Go-Anywhere Portable Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Weber’s Go-Anywhere Portable Charcoal Grill has been copied by other manufacturers, but as usual, no one does it better. Read our review to find out why most owners of this grill are nuts about it. And so are we, giving it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. This little grill is also available in a gas model.

Weber Go-Anywhere Portable Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Weber’s Go-Anywhere Portable Gas Grill has been copied by other manufacturers, but as usual, no one does it better. Read our review to learn why most owners of this grill are nuts about it. And so are we, giving it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. This little grill is also available in a charcoal model.

Jambo Junior Review

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Max Good

Backyard Pitmasters read this review. Junior lacks the size and pizazz of Jambo’s big, colorful competition rigs, but shares the same quality construction and thoughtful design features that make Jambo the choice of many award winning competitive teams and earn our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Backwoods Smoker Fatboy Review

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Meathead

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. We testing and reviewed chubby and gave it our Gold Medal Award. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Don’t be fooled by the small size, Backwoods Smoker Fatboy can handle 20 slabs of baby back ribs!

Southern Pride SPK-500 Review

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Max Good

Read our review of this big commercial smoker. The Southern Pride SPK-500 is one of their more popular smokers combining features, footprint, capacity and price into a package that is just right for many applications. This beauty gets our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Meadow Creek TS250 Review

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Meathead

Elegant in its thoughtful, straightforward design and built to last, this versatile cooker is the second largest trailer mounted smoker in the TS line. We reviewed this model and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The trailer has 15″ highway wheels, a heavy duty wheel jack, trailer lights (4 prong flat), and safety chains.

Lang 84″ Original Model Review

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Max Good

Like all Lang smokers, the 36″ Original has their signature reverse flow design which some believe provides more even air and heat flow than traditional offsets. We reviewed this model and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to this model which is Lang’s most popular for large capacity mobile model on a trailer.

Yoder Frontiersman II 30″ Trailer Review

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Max Good

Yoder is revered by competition cooks for well-designed, high end offset smokers and grills. We reviewed their Yoder Frontiersman II 30″ Trailer which is a heavy duty traditional BBQ offset smoker offered in three sizes. This is the real deal folks and we give it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Pitmaker LT Trailer Frame Mounted with Sniper Review

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Max Good

The modular trailer frame can be custom configured and finished to mount any Pitmaker gear with your choice of color. We reviewed it and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to these well made trailer units. Plenty of options available from grills to storage to sound systems. 15 foot length with 15 inch wheels.

Klose 30″ by 6 ft. Mobile Smoker Review

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Max Good

Not many brands get respect on the competition circuit like Klose. We reviewed this big 30 inch diameter x 6 foot long and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The model pictured in our review is loaded with options like over size tires, chrome Mags and counterweights for the doors.

Horizon 30″ Double Door Smoker Trailer Review

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Max Good

Bigger is better! Horizon feels their 30″ offsets distribute and hold heat more evenly than junior models. We reviewed this big boy with a 72″ horizontal cooking chamber and is mounted on a large trailer. Horizon classic 1/4″ pits receive our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award.

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC100 Review

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Meathead

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. You can set it and forget it just like an indoor oven. We reviewed FEC 100 and give this famous smoker our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Backwoods Smoker Competitor Review

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Meathead

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. We testing and reviewed Chubby and gave it our Gold Medal Award. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Backwoods Competitor is a big boy capable of handling 32 slabs of baby back ribs!

Grillery Fireplacer Review

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Max Good

Turns your existing wood fireplace into a grill. An up and down shaft bolts to your fireplace wall then raises and lowers the grate with a crank wheel. We reviewed Grillwork’s Fireplacer and it is beautiful and high quality, but pricey for a fireplace insert. You get what you pay for and this one gets our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Stump’s Junior Review

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Max Good

The Stump’s Junior is their mid-size gravity feed charcoal smoker. Read our review. Built solid and well insulated, Junior can smoke 15 slabs of baby backs, or 9-12 butts, or 24-30 chickens at once.. Thick 1800° insulation is enclosed in a double walled, 16 gauge welded housing. An AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to Junior.

Grillworks The Infierno Review

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Max Good

Designed to knock out both the cook and client, Infierno is a massive, wood fired cooker intended for cutting edge restaurants that want to enflame their guest’s dining experience. Read our review to find why all Grillwork’s beautiful, high quality products receive our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Awards.

Grillworks 42 Asador Review

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Max Good

Read our review to learn why all Grillwork’s beautiful, high quality products receive our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Awards. This model cooks over an open wood fire using a crank to raise or lower the grates for heat control. This type of grill was popularized in the United States in Southern California and commonly referred to as Santa Maria.

Grillworks 36 Asador Review

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Max Good

Read our review to find why all Grillwork’s beautiful, high quality products receive our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Awards. Asador cooks over an open wood fire using a crank to raise or lower the grates for heat control. This type of grill was popularized in the United States in Southern California and commonly referred to as Santa Maria.

Backwoods Smoker Party Review

By:

Meathead

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. Read our review of the Backwoods Party Smoker which earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Don’t be fooled by the small size, Backwoods Smoker Chubby can handle 18 slabs of baby back ribs!

West of Memphis Ironman 3 Review

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Max Good

West of Memphis Ironman 3 is a grill with an offset firebox attached. We reviewed this unique, modular component design which allows you to slide out the three burner gas system and replace it with a charcoal firebox insert. In addition to The AmazingRibs Best Value Gold Medal, West of Memphis won the 2012 Vesta Award.

Weber Original Kettle Premium 26″ Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

This is one big Weber Kettle! Weber Kettles enjoy evergreen popularity from one generation to the next because they are durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. We reviewed this large kettle which is particularly suited for 2-zone set ups. You can’t go wrong with AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning Weber kettles.

Weber Jumbo Joe Portable Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Nothing fancy, just a compact version of the charcoal kettle grill that made Weber famous. We reviewed this popular little tailgater and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. It weighs 18 pounds and has a “Tuck and Carry Lid Holder” for easy transport.

Santa Maria BBQ Outfitters 30 x 20 Backyard Grill Review

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Max Good

These grills cook over an open wood or charcoal fire using a crank to raise or lower the grates for heat control. There is no lid. We reviewed this economically priced 30″ x 20″ grill which is their most popular backyard model and give it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Pitmaker MVP Tailgater BBQ Grill Review

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Max Good

Portable charcoal/wood grill mounted on a trailer hitch. Based on Pitmaker’s cabinet smoker designs with a firebox on the bottom and cook chamber on top. We give our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to this tough little cooker. The relatively large cook chamber has plenty of headroom for big cuts, like pork shoulders.

Pitmaker 48″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

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Max Good

Pitmaker 48” Grill-Meister! BBQ Grills are residential versions of Pitmaker’s large capacity competition cabinet smokers with a firebox on the bottom and cook chamber with shelves on top. We reviewed these well made, well designed smokers and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Pitmaker 30″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

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Max Good

Pitmaker 30” Grill-Meister! BBQ Grills are residential versions of Pitmaker’s large capacity competition cabinet smokers with a firebox on the bottom and cook chamber with shelves on top. We reviewed these well made, well designed smokers and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Napoleon NK22CK-L Charcoal Kettle Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Napoleon’s Charcoal Kettle Grills which pay homage to the classic Weber Kettles, while putting some fresh touches on the familiar design. It’s hard to beat a Weber Kettle, but as usual, Napoleon holds its’ own against formidable competition and provides a viable alternative, earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Napoleon NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill Review

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Max Good

This Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winner is a viable alternative to the tried and true Weber kettle line. We reviewed how Napoleon adds a few interesting touches to the classic design and plants their attractive charcoal grill in a compact cart.

Meadow Creek BBQ42C Review

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Meathead

Our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to Meadow Creek’s BBQ42C. Read our review of this unique grill; designed for fast and hot grilling, caterers fondly call them “chicken cookers” because there is no better way to cook birds than with their double sided grates. You can also customize it with a pull-out ash tray, a trailer hitch.

Meadow Creek BBQ42 Review

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Meathead

Our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to Meadow Creek’s BBQ42. Read our review of this unique grill; designed for fast and hot grilling, caterers fondly call them “chicken cookers” because there is no better way to cook birds than with their double sided grates. You can also customize it with a pull-out ash tray, a trailer hitch.

Meadow Creek SQ36 Review

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Max Good

Read our review of Meadow Creek’s SQ36. Although it can handle a small hog, it does much more. This versatile cooker has a deep trough and a tall lid with a solid strong hinge and an offset firebox for wood smoking. Thoughtful design coupled with quality construction and craftsmanship earns the SQ36 our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Hasty-Bake Continental 83 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

We have never tested and reviewed a finer charcoal grill. Hasty-Bake easily earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. There is nothing you can’t do with this grill and it deserves a place in the back yard of every serious outdoor cook. It is the Swiss Army knife of grills.

Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers 2000 Series Stahlkammer Grill Review

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Meathead

A hand made all American cooker with Argentine V-shaped grates that can be raised or lowered farther or closer to the fire and a lid for roasting. This versatile multi-function cooker was tested and reviewed and received our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. It’s a Santa Maria Grill with a unique design.

Komodo Kamado 23″ OTB Gen 2.6 Review

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Meathead

Pay attention all you Eggheads; AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winners, Komodo Kamado, makes some of the most striking ceramic cookers in the world, with superb craftsmanship and innovative design. We tested and reviewed this big beauty that weighs a whopping 534 pounds.

Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Green Mountain Grill’s Jim Bowie, their biggest model, and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. Green Mountain includes some features not common in lower price pellet smokers and that often cost extra even in higher cost cookers.

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Choice Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good

We reviewed the Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Choice and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. Green Mountain includes some features not common in lower price pellet smokers and that often cost extra even in higher cost cookers.

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack PG500 Review

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Max Good

We reviewed this backyard pellet smoker designed by award winning competition BBQ Pit Master, Fast Eddy. Aspiring pitmasters dream about Fast Eddy’s pellet smokers when waking at 3 a.m. to throw logs on the fire. Set the temperature, go to sleep and wake up to smoked brisket. We tested PG500 and gave our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack PG1000 Review

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Meathead

A backyard pellet smoker designed by award winning competition BBQ Pit Master, Fast Eddy. Aspiring pitmasters dream about Fast Eddy’s pellet smokers when waking at 3 a.m. to throw logs on the fire. Set the temperature, go to sleep and wake up to smoked brisket. We reviewed the PG1000 and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Yoder YS640 Review

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Max Good

Yoder is a brand revered by competition cooks for well-designed high end charcoal and wood fired smokers and BBQ grills made in the USA. In 2010 they introduced a line of pellet cookers. We reviewed their YS640 and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

Yoder YS480 Review

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Max Good

Revered by competition cooks for well-designed, high end offset smokers and grills, Yoder recently introduced a line of heavy duty two pellet cookers. We reviewed the YS480.

Memphis Advantage Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good

We reviewed this beautiful, high tech, stainless steel pellet smoker award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. Fit and finish are impeccable on these luxury pellet smokers. The “Intelligent Temperature Control” is a sophisticated, touch-pad digital controller.

Memphis Pro Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed this beautiful, high tech, stainless steel smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. Fit and finish are impeccable on these luxury pellet smokers. The “Intelligent Temperature Control” is a sophisticated, touch-pad digital controller.

Saber Cast 500 3-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our review of the Saber Cast 500; an entry level model to the Saber line of gas grills. Saber’s unique design earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. The Saber grilling system excels at high temperature searing.

Saber SS 670 4-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The Saber SS 670 is their large stainless steel premium model to the Saber line of gas grills. One could compare it to Weber’s Summit grills in quality and price. We tested and reviewed the 4-burner version of this model. Saber’s unique design earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Saber SS 330 2-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our review of the Saber SS 330; is their small stainless steel premium model to the Saber line of gas grills. One could compare it to Weber’s Summit grills in quality and price. Saber’s unique design earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Saber SS 500 3-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The Saber SS 500 is a mid-size stainless steel premium model in the Saber line of gas grills. One could compare it to Weber’s Summit grills in quality and price. Saber is a searing machine. We tested and reviewed this model. Saber’s unique design earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Saber Cast 330 2-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our review of the Saber Cast 330; an entry level model to the Saber line of gas grills. Saber’s unique design earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Saber Cast 500 P 3-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our review of the Saber Cast 500; an entry level model to the Saber line of gas grills. Saber’s burner system is a unique design that earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. It provides high temperature searing while eliminating fare ups for a very forgiving grilling experience.

Modern Home Products JNR4 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The JNR4 is the smallest MHP grill we reviewed. Made with cast aluminum, it is practically indestructible. It will withstand harsh weather, abuse, and never rust. Owners brag about how old their grill is, how they never clean it, and especially how they never cover it. This classic gasser earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Twin Eagles 36″ Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Twin Eagles makes some of the most beautiful, luxurious gas grills we’ve reviewed, right up there with Fire Magic, matching high power performance with stunning fit and finish and earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

Kalamazoo K500HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

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Max Good

Read our review of the K500HS; Kalamazoo’s smallest model with 506 square inches of primary cook surface. Kalamazoo occupies a rarefied space in the BBQ cosmos with some of the best grills money can buy, earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Part Rolls Royce, part tank with fire power and versatility to spare.

Kalamazoo K1000HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed the K1000HS; Kalamazoo’s largest model with 1012 square inches of primary cook surface and occupies a rarefied space in the BBQ cosmos with some of the best grills money can buy, earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Part Rolls Royce, part tank with fire power and versatility to spare.

Fire Magic Aurora A830 Combo Gas and Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Read our review of this beautiful, high performance combo gas and charcoal grill with heavy cast stainless steel burners and a hand cranked adjustable height charcoal tray. Cooking grates and housings carry a lifetime warranty and lifetime ownership is a Fire Magic Mantra.

Fire Magic Aurora A430 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

This beautiful, high performance gas grill we reviewed is powered with heavy cast stainless steel burners and exhibit superb fit and finish. Cooking grates and housings carry a lifetime warranty and lifetime ownership is a Fire Magic’s motto. Fire Magic’s Aurora 430 earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Fire Magic Aurora A530 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed the Fire Magic Aurora 530. It is a beautiful, high performance gas grill, powered with heavy cast stainless steel burners and exhibit superb fit and finish. Lifetime warranty on the Cooking grates and housings. Lifetime ownership is Fire Magic’s Mantra.

Fire Magic Aurora 540 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The Fire Magic Aurora 540 gas grill earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Review. Lifetime ownership is a Fire Magic Mantra. These beautiful, high performance gas grills are powered with heavy cast stainless steel burners and exhibit superb fit and finish.

Fire Magic Aurora A660 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Fire Magic makes lifetime ownership their motto. Their Aurora 660 receives our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. We reviewed this elegant gas grill which is powered with heavy cast stainless steel burners and exhibit superb fit and finish. Cooking grates and housings carry a lifetime warranty.

Fire Magic Echelon E660 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

This luxury grill exudes elegance. Excellent in design and construction and priced accordingly, it’s one of the finest gas grills made and pleasure to review. Cooking grates and housings carry a lifetime warranty and lifetime ownership is Fire Magic’s Mantra.

Fire Magic Echelon E790 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

This large luxury grill exudes elegance as described in our review. Excellent in design and construction and priced accordingly, it’s one of the finest gas grills made. Cooking grates and housings carry a lifetime warranty and lifetime ownership is Fire Magic’s Mantra.

Delta Heat 32″ Premier Gas Grills Review

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Max Good

A really nice gas grill for a comparatively affordable price. Delta Heat is Twin Eagle’s entry level line. We reviewed this beauty and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. With three, powerful stainless steel U-burners and seamless welds on the double walled stainless hood,

Cal-Flame P4 4-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Cal-Flame’s P4 32″ four burner which is one of their more popular models. Loaded with great features and constructed from top quality 304 grade stainless steel. This AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winner includes a griddle tray, smoke tray for wood chips, rotisserie with 15,000 BTU Infrared back burner and custom cover.

Bull Angus 4-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Rick Browne, Ph.B.

We reviewed this solid, premium 4-burner grill made with 16 gauge high quality 304 stainless steel. Angus makes it easy to cook a wide variety of recipes and we love the powerful, unique design of the cast stainless steel burners pumping 15,000 BTU a piece. Our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal goes to Angus.

Broil King Monarch 340 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The Broil King Monarch 340 is one of their entry level grill lines. We reviewed this modestly priced grill and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The cook box is deep, the hood is high. Many believe this design enhances roasting. Certainly the headroom in the hood is great for rotisserie and large items like roasts and turkeys.

Broil King Sovereign 90 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The review of Broil King’s Sovereign 90 wins our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The grill head is cast aluminum with a stainless steel wrap. The cook box is deep, the hood is high. Many believe this design enhances roasting. The tall hood is great for large items like roasts and turkeys.

Broil King Regal 490 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning review of Broil King’s Regal 490 is the mid-size model in their Regal Series. Broil King claims their patented Dual Tube Burners produce more even heat. After cooking extensively with dual tubes, we believe the heat is indeed even, but no more so than with similar quality grills.

Broil King Sovereign XLS 90 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning review of Broil King’s Sovereign XLS 90 Pro is a mid-size model in their Regal Series. Pro has upgrades over the standard Regal 490 including lots of stainless steel parts. Broil King claims their patented Dual Tube Burners produce more even heat.

Broil King Imperial 590 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed the Broil King Baron 590 and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal winning, mid-size, 5-burner gas grill. Many compare Broil King very favorably to Weber. A high compliment indeed! Broil King claims their patented Dual Tube Burners produce more even heat and increase burner life.

Broil King Imperial XLS Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed the Broil King Imperial XLS and award it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winner and the biggest model in their top of the line Imperial Series. Many compare Broil King very favorably to Weber. A high compliment indeed! Broil King claims their patented Dual Tube Burners produce more even heat and increase burner life.

American Outdoor Grill (AOG) 36 Inch Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our Gold Medal Review goes to American Outdoor Grill (AOG) gas grills. AOG is made by Fire Magic, makers of some of the finest and most expensive gas grills available which explains why their “entry level” AOG grills sell in the range of most other manufacturer’s premium models. This 36″ grill is one of their larger models.

American Outdoor Grill (AOG) 30 Inch Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our Gold Medal Review goes to Fire Magic’s American Outdoor Grill (AOG) 30″ gas grill. Fire Magic makes some of the finest and most expensive gas grills available which explains why their “entry level” AOG grills sell in the range of most other manufacturer’s premium models. This 3-burner, 30″ is their mid-size grill.

American Outdoor Grill (AOG) 24 Inch Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our Gold Medal Review goes to Fire Magic’s American Outdoor Grill (AOG) 24″ 2-burner gas grill. Fire Magic makes some of the finest and most expensive gas grills available which explains why their “entry level” AOG grills sell in the range of most other manufacturer’s premium models. The 24″ is their smallest model.

Weber Summit S-460 Built-In Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The S-460 is a 4-burner, built-in model in Weber’s top of the line gas grill series, aptly named Summit. We reviewed the freestanding Summit S-470. With a few minor exceptions, we were not disappointed. Summits cook beautifully and have great features earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Weber Summit S-660 Built-In Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The S-660 is a 6-burner, built-in model in Weber’s top of the line gas grill series, aptly named Summit. We had high expectations when we reviewed a smaller Summit S-470. With a few minor exceptions, we were not disappointed. Summits cook beautifully and have great features earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Weber Summit E-670 and S-670 Review

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Max Good

The E-670 and S-670 are upgraded models in Weber’s top of the line gas grill series, aptly named Summit. We had high expectations when reviewing their smaller S-470. With a few minor exceptions, we were not disappointed. Summits It cook beautifully and have great features earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Commercial 2-Burner Review

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Max Good

Lowe’s calls this exclusive model the Char-Broil Commercial 2-Burner Gas Grill. It was previously called TRU-Infrared. We reviewed it and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. It has an inner double layer to help keep in heat. It is capable of high enough heat for searing, and low enough for smoking.

Weber Spirit E-210 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Our review of the Spirit E-210 describes one of the smallest models in Weber’s entry level line, with 360 square inches primary cooking surface and a 90 square inch warming rack. Our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to this solid gasser. Two side shelves fold down making it ideal for environments where space is an issue.

Weber Q 2000 and 2200 Gas Grills Review

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Max Good

Our Q 2000 and 2200 review of Weber’s large portable gas grills with 280 square inches of cook surface and a single 12,000 BTU stainless steel burner. These portables, originally called Baby Q, were a hit coming out of the gate and receive our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medals.

Weber Q 1000 and 1200 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Weber’s Q 1000 and 1200 large portable gas grills with 189 square inches of cook surface and a single 8,500 BTU stainless steel burner. These portables, originally called Baby Q, were a hit coming out of the gate and receive our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medals.

Oklahoma Joe’s Judge Charcoal Grill Review

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Jerod Broussard

The Judge is an all around solid grill that is built to last with some nice features that make for an easy grilling experience. Read our review to learn why even though we love the large, rectangular cook surface which is perfect for 2-zone set-ups, Judge comes up just a briquet or two shy of winning our Gold Medal, but earns a solid Silver.

BBQube Kamado Go 275

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Bill McGrath

The BBQube Kamado Go 275 is a portable charcoal-fired The BBQube Kamado Go 275 is a portable charcoal-fired smoker/grill that will appeal to tailgaters and backyard chefs who want a dual-purpose cooker that can operate off the grid. Read our review. Kamado Go earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker Review

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Aaron “Huskee” Lyons

Masterbuilt’s Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker is a one-of-a-kind machine. It marries the ease of thermostatic control with smoky charcoal flavor. We haven’t seen anything quite like the Gravity Series. Read our review to learn why we love it in spite of a couple significant flaws.

Weber SmokeFire EX4 and EX6 Wood Fired Pellet Grill Review

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Max Good

Weber has a new pellet smoker and it is alone among pellet cookers in that it can properly sear steak across the entire cooking area. Read our review of this groundbreaking design.

The Otto Grill Original Review

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Max Good

Otto Grill is tailor made for searing. That’s also why this grill is perfect for any thin food that cooks through fast, such as skirt steaks, fish fillets, shrimp and veggies. Our tests and review demonstrate how Otto grills up these foods beautifully in the blink of an eye. It cooks blazingly fast, is a fantastic sear machine, and useful pizza oven.

Camp Chef SmokePro SG 24 Pellet Grill Review

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Max Good

SG is short for Slide and Grill. The metal heat diffuser slides away exposing foods to the direct wood pellet flame for high temp searing. Read our review. After testing SG we were disappointed in the Slide and Grill Sear function, but it is otherwise a solid, well made smoker with many useful features earning our Silver Medal.

GoBQ Grill Review

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Max Good

Constructed of flame resistant, silicone coated, fiberglass fabric, GoBQ rolls up and fits in a backpack or over your shoulder on a carrying strap. Read our review. It’s not for everyone, but if you value extreme mobility, you may be willing to work around its shortcomings. GoBQ earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Kudu Grill Review

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Max Good

Kudu is a fire bowl with adjustable height cook surfaces that position foods closer or further from the fire. Inspired by South African Braais, or BBQ gatherings, and similar to a number of fire bowl cookers already on the market. Many really like their Kudus. We reviewed Kudu and gave it our AmazingingRibs.com Best Silver Medal.

ProFire Grill Model PFDLXSM48RS

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Meathead

ProFire’s PFDLXSM48RS high end, stainless steel gas grill is big and powerful with six 11,000 BTU main burners. There’s a lot to like, but it could use a few improvements. We tested and reviewed this luxury grill and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. Click here to find out why.

Char-Broil Kamander Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

The high sticker price of popular kamados prevents many consumers from jumping into the kamado ring. Char-Broil’s Kamander changes all that with a list price of $349.99 making Kamader one of the lowest cost kamados on the market. We tested and reviewed Kamander and award it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Monolith BBQ Guru Edition Classic Review

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Max Good

After successfully establishing Monolith in Europe, this German company is now working with BBQ Guru to bring its kamados to the US market. The special BBQ Guru Edition kamados sweeten Monolith’s package deal by adding integrated BBQ Guru temperature controllers. We give this model our AmazingRibs.com Silver Award.

Arteflame Classic 40″ Review

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Max Good

Arteflame’s Classic 40” is a wood burning griddle or plancha that doubles as a fire bowl with a sculptural beauty rarely seen in the world of outdoor cooking. We tested and reviewed ArtFlame and give it our Silver Medal Award. It’s not for everyone even if the $2,450 price tag is within your budget, but it sure is unique!

Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Tabletop Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

The Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Tabletop Gas Grill is Portable with a capital P! Small and lightweight the design favors style and mobility over performance. We tested and reviewed this little portable and found it got plenty hot for searing. This attractive, lightweight portable earns our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker With SmartChef Technology Review

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Max Good

Read our review. Char-Broil’s Digital Electric Smoker With SmartChef Technology is an insulated, double walled, steel cabinet smoker with a couple neat features like SmartChef Technology which enables you to monitor and control this smoker from CB’s SmartChef App on your smartphone. This gasser gets our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Red Box Smoker Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed Red Box and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. A similar version of this portable charcoal smoker was previously offered by the venerable Backwoods Smokers as their Patio model. Since the 1980s Backwoods has made top quality smokers for home, catering and competition.

Char-Broil Quickset 2-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Char-Broil’s Quickset is line is designed for fast, easy assembly. Made cheap to sell cheap. Read our review to learn why we mean that as a compliment. Char-Broil manages to build in just a little more quality than most brands in this price range earning this small Quickset 2-burner our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Char-Broil Quickset 3-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Char-Broil excels in producing grills that are made cheap to sell cheap, and we mean that as a compliment. Read our review to learn why. There is obviously a huge market for low cost gassers, and Char-Broil manages to build in just a little more quality than most brands in this price range earning Quickset our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Pit Boss 820 Deluxe Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good

Pit Boss by Dansons, makers of the popular Louisiana Grills, has moved quickly into the growing pellet smoker arena dominated by Traeger. Danson’s strategy to create a likeness of Traeger at a much lower price apparently worked. We tested and reviewed this model and award it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Livart LV-982 Electric Barbecue Grill Review

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Max Good

Livart’s LV-982 is an indoor electric grill popular for Yakitori style grilling. Japanese Yakitori is bite sized pieces of chicken and veggies on skewers, however, the 982 is not limited to Yakitori and is often used to grill a variety of bite sized foods. We reviewed this model and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Huntington Cast Series 30040 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

We reviewed the Huntington 30040 which is identical to their 30030 except, for a little more money you get a side burner. Both grills are throwbacks to the first cast aluminum gas grills which began appearing in the early 1960s. This inexpensive, rust-proof grill gets our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal Award.

Huntington Cast Series 30030 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

This Huntington is a throwback to the first cast aluminum gas grills which began appearing in the early 1960s and are still made by American companies like Modern Home Products.The aluminum cookbox retains heat and distributes it evenly. Read our review. This solid, inexpensive grill gets our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal Award.

Broil-Mate 24025 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

This Broil-Mate is a throwback to the first cast aluminum gas grills which began appearing in the early 1960s and are still made by American companies like Modern Home Products.The aluminum cookbox retains heat and distributes it evenly. Read our review. This solid, inexpensive grill gets our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal Award.

Huntington Cast Series 24025 Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Looking for a gas grill on a tight budget? Read our review. This Huntington is a throwback to the first cast aluminum gas grills which began appearing in the early 1960s.The aluminum cookbox retains heat and distributes it evenly. This solid, inexpensive grill gets our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal Award.

Char-Broil Advantage Series 4-Burner Gas Grill Review

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Max Good

Char-Broil’s Advantage Series Gas Grills are one of their most popular product lines. We reviewed this line that comes in 2, 3, 4 and 6 burner models. Large for a low price, this $200, 4-Burner stainless is the best seller in the Advantage line and earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal Award.

Char-Broil Kettleman TRU-Infrared 22.5″ Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

Forget about hot spots and flare-ups with Char-Broil’s Kettleman Charcoal Grill. Read our review about how you can grill a load of greasy burgers and never see a lick of flame. Kettleman also makes a fare smoker without the need for add-on devices. We tested this contender and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #18 Medium Review

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Max Good

The Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #18 Medium is a drum shaped charcoal grill that’s been around since 1953. Read our review of this antique design. There’s something here to love, but is it just nostalgia? Be that as it may, many owners are nuts about their Old Smokeys earning our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. AmazingRibs.com.

George Foreman 15 Serving Indoor/Outdoor Grill Review

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Max Good

Check out our review of the George Foreman 15 Serving Indoor/Outdoor Grill. It is an attractive electric cooker that can be used as a tabletop grill, or freestanding grill.

Cabela’s 7 in 1 Cooker/Smoker Review

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Max Good

Cabelas’s 7 in 1 Cooker/Smoker is made by Masterbuilt and is identical to Masterbuilt’s 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill. It can use gas or charcoal as fuel. It converts into a brazier or a tripod for boiling water or deep frying. Versatility offsets the light weight construction earning our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Cooker with Cart Review

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Max Good

By replacing the heavy ceramic used for thousands of years with modern lightweight materials, Char-Griller appears to have created a cooker that performs pretty close to traditional Kamados at a fraction of the cost earning our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal Award. This model comes with a small cart.

Masterbuilt Dual Fuel Smoker Review

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Max Good

Masterbuilt’s Dual Fuel Smoker has a “Flame Disc Bowl” located above the gas burner and under the water bowl. It can be used for wood chunks when smoking with gas or, alternatively, filled with charcoal. Hence the Dual Fuel moniker. We reviewed this model and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Dyna-Glo Gas Vertical Smoker Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Dyna-Glo’s Gas Vertical Smoker And found it is an average cooker, built OK for an OK price. Most gas smokers are pretty generic, but get the job done and we far prefer them over electric smokers. So this one receives our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal Award.

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Performance 3-Burner Review

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Max Good

This 3-burner is a mid-size model in Char-Broil’s Performance line. Performance uses a single piece of stainless steel for the cooking grate. It gets very hot and radiates heat evenly across the surface. We reviewed this TRU-infrared model and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Cookshack SuperSmoker Review

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Max Good

Cookshacks are the gold standard for electric smokers earning our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medals. REad our review of their Super Smoker which is a mid-sized model with a 750 watt 7 amp heating element. Impressively solid, it is stainless steel and very well insulated so it does not get very hot on the outside.

Primo Large Round Kamado Review

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Max Good

Primo’s Large Round Kamado is a high quality ceramic cooker. Read our review. Their unique reversible cooking grates have a clever design. They are two sided. One side places the cook surface up high, flip it over and the surface drops down 2” closer to the coal. This model gets our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Cookshack AmeriQue Review

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Max Good

Cookshacks are the gold standard for electric smokers earning our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medals. Read our review of the AmeriQue, (French readers please note it is pronounced Ah-mair-ee-Q), which has a 1000 watt 7 amp heating element, with a temperature range of 140° to 300°.

Char-Broil Classic 480 Review

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Max Good

We reviewed this inexpensive gas grill. If you’re really have a tight budget, you can pick this up for way below the MSRP. Many people have and seem reasonably happy to accept this grill for what it is – made cheap to sell cheap and hopefully last at least a few years. We give Advantage our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE Review

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Max Good

Read our review of the Coleman Roadtrip LXE which is a two-burner portable gas grill on a fold-up cart. The two 10,000 BTU burners have a unique round design. They are covered by an oval heat diffuser that evens out heat across the coated cast iron grates and sizzles drippings to flavor foods. Our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal goes to LXE.

Vision Classic B Series Kamado Review

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Max Good

We reviewed Vision’s Classic B Series which is slightly larger than standard, 18″ large round kamados and has some unique and interesting features. Vision kamados are rather well made, especially considering the modest price which is often reduced dramatically for promos. We give them our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Lodge Sportsman’s Grill Review

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Max Good

Our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal goes to the Lodge Sportsman’s Grill cast iron hibachi. We reviewed Sportsman. Even though the seasoned cast iron needs regular maintenance, most owners are crazy about this little grill and love it for camping, BBQ tailgating, picnics and patio use.

Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Smoker/Grill Review

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Max Good

Oklahoma Joe’s is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, as the brand gains autonomy from Char-Broil and produces more models that are grabbing our attention. Read our review of Longhorn. It offers a step up from cheap offset smokers for a little more money than the tin can junker brands and earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal..

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 14″ Review

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Max Good

The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 14″ is a small version of their popular 18″ charcoal smoker. Read our review. WSMs are high quality, AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning, charcoal fueled, bullet-shaped smokers. They are often seen competing head to head with large commercial cookers at practically every competition.

Volcano 3 Collapsible Grill Review

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Max Good

The Volcano 3 Collapsible Grill has a unique design that enables it to compress from 17″ height down to 5″ for easy storage and transport. Take it out of the storage bag and pop it open. When finished, the whole unit retracts back to fit in the carrying case. Pretty neat! We reviewed this cool cooker and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Smokenator Review

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Max Good

We tested and reviewed Smokenator. It is not a cooker, but it is such an effective and economical accessory, we decided to include it in our searchable data base and award it our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal for folks who want to grill and smoke, but don’t have the budget for two dedicated cookers.

Smokin Tex Residential BBQ Smoker Model 1400 Review

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Meathead

The Smokin Tex Residential BBQ Smoker is essentially a clone of the Cookshack Smokette Original Model SM009. The SmokinTex has larger capacity, slightly more wattage, four wheels instead of two, five racks instead of three, it comes with rib hooks and a storage cover. We reviewed Smokin Tex and give it our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

Big Chief Electric Smokers Review

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Max Good

We reviewed this inexpensive, electric smoker and award our Silver Medal. It is primarily used to make smoked fish, cheese nuts and meat jerky. But not suitable for cooking large BBQ items like brisket. Small and lightweight, fishermen love their Big Chiefs. It’s perfect for fishing trips when you have access to electricity.

Old Smokey Electric Smoker Review

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Max Good

The Old Smokey Electric Smoker is a drum shaped electric smoker that’s been around since 1953. There’s something here to love, but is it just nostalgia? Read our review. Be that as it may, many owners are nuts about their Old Smokeys earning our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. AmazingRibs.com.

Cookshack Smokette Elite Review

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Meathead

Cookshacks are the gold standard for electric smokers. We tested and reviewed this one and award it our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. The Smokette Elite has a 750 watt 7 amp heating element lets you cook up to 300°F. Impressively solid, it is stainless steel and very well insulated so it does not get very hot on the outside.

Smoke Hollow 44″ Dual Burner Gas Smoker Review

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Max Good

Read our review. The Smoke Hollow 44″ Dual Burner Gas Smoker includes sausage hangers, jerky racks, and a two-sided combination cooking grid/rib rack. At 44″ tall x 24″ wide x 16″ deep, this two burner smoker offers big capacity and lot’s of extras earning our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.