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Ole Hickory EL-EDX Commercial Smoker Review

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Max Good

Big commercial smokers like the Ole Hickory EL-EDX are made for the high output needs of restaurants and caterers. Pitmasters around the country swear by them. Read our review to find out why.

MSRP:$25276

Published On: 7/29/2021 Last Modified: 3/29/2022

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$392

Published On: 11/5/2018 Last Modified: 4/7/2022

Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill With Sear Box Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1250

Published On: 7/5/2017 Last Modified: 10/20/2021

Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24″ Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$400

Published On: 12/18/2013 Last Modified: 11/3/2021

Southern Pride SPK-500 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$17962.00

Published On: 4/10/2013 Last Modified: 3/29/2022

Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$180.00

Published On: 3/25/2013 Last Modified: 3/12/2021

West of Memphis Ironman 3 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2559.00

Published On: 2/23/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Cabela’s 7 in 1 Cooker/Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$200.00

Published On: 12/5/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Masterbuilt Dual Fuel Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$220.00

Published On: 11/24/2014 Last Modified: 6/11/2021

Dyna-Glo Gas Vertical Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$200.00

Published On: 11/21/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Smoke Hollow 44″ Dual Burner Gas Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 3/28/2013 Last Modified: 2/17/2021

Camp Chef Smoke Vault 18″ Review

By:

Max Good

The Camp Chef Smoke Vault 18″ is the smallest of their two gas BBQ smokers. It comes with two 15″W x 14″D cooking racks. You’ll have to cut slabs of ribs in half to fit, but there is enough headroom to use rib racks on both shelves. We reviewed the 18″ and award Smoke Vault our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$282.00

Published On: 3/25/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Texas Pit Crafters PM 400S Review

By:

Max Good

Texas Pit Crafter’s PM 400S displays rugged Texan luxury! Read our review of this six foot long BBQ beauty that wins our Silver Medal.

MSRP:$6895.00

Published On: 8/13/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Char-Griller Flavor Pro Review

By:

Max Good

Can’t decide between a charcoal, wood, or gas grill? Char-Griller’s Flavor Pro Multi-Fuel Grill allows you to use all three thanks to a unique design first seen with Kalamazoo’s much costlier hybrid grill. While our review revealed some issues, this grill should be appealing to someone who wants multiple fuel options.

MSRP:$499.00

Published On: 10/8/2020 Last Modified: 4/19/2021

Landmann Smoky Mountain 34″ Two Drawer Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

The Landmann (aka Great Outdoors) 34″ Two Drawer Gas Vertical Smoker features a cast brass burner with rotary ignition. Lightweight construction give a flimsy feel to this cooker. Read our review. The main door uses magnets instead of a latch and there is no insulation. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$300.00

Published On: 11/21/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

Masterbuilt GS40 40″ Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review of Masterbuilt’s 40″ Vertical Gas Smoker. It has large capacity with four racks that are approximately 22″ x 15″. Powered by a 15,400 BTU stainless steel burner, it has two doors to facilitate replenishment of water and wood without opening the smoke box. We give it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 9/23/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Landmann Smoky Mountain 38″ Two Drawer Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review of the Landmann (aka Great Outdoors) 38″ Two Drawer Gas Vertical Smoker features a cast brass burner with rotary ignition. Lightweight construction give a flimsy feel to this cooker. The main door uses magnets instead of a latch and there is no insulation. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 3/27/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Smoke Hollow Charcoal/Gas Grill Model 1800CGS Review

By:

Max Good

We don’t recommend most side by side smoker grills. Read our review to learn why. Charcoal/Gas combo grills like this Smoke Hollow model are offered by a lot of manufacturers. For about the same cost, two separate grills are a better option. Even Weber kettle charcoal grill can sell for under a hundred dollars and you trip over all the low cost gassers every time you walk Lowes or Home Depot.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 11/19/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Broil The Big Easy Gas TRU Infrared Smoker and Roaster Review

By:

Meathead

Read our review of Char-Broil’s Big Easy Gas Infrared Smoker and Roaster. It has a clever, innovative design looks better on paper than in practice. It takes up only a small footprint, but the same can be said of the other cabinet style, front loading propane smokers, and they all work better including the one by Char-Broil.

MSRP:$250.00

Published On: 3/25/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Cajun Fryer, aka R&V Works, Cajun Express Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed this unusual device. The Cajun Express Smoker is a pressure cooker with smoke. Moisture is introduced into the double walled, sealed smoke box via a patented hydration system. Wood chips create smoke within the high pressure, humid environment cooking meats quickly while imparting smoke flavor and retaining moisture.

MSRP:$1000.00

Published On: 11/21/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

PigOut Roaster POR48 Review

By:

Max Good

The PigOut Roaster POR 48 is their smallest all in one cooker for large capacity events and handles up to a 70 pound pig or lamb. We reviewed this clever design from Canada. This ingenious stainless steel propane fired device has a motorized rotisserie for hogs and lambs that can also be used to hold shelves.

MSRP:$5250.00

Published On: 2/28/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

GoGalley Eagle 100 Grill Review

By:

Meathead

Packed with innovation, this AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winner is the best rig we’ve tested for tailgating or camping. All-in-one mobile grill, smoker/oven and fryer, on a trailer hitch. It is not cheap at about $2,000, but it is a bargain for what it has under the hood and what it does.

MSRP:$1395.00

Published On: 2/27/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Master Forge Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

The Master Forge Vertical Gas Smoker 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. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$180.00

Published On: 12/1/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Smoke Hollow 30″ Vertical Propane Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Smoke Hollow’s 30″ Vertical Propane Smoker is a generic, low cost device. We give it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. Unlike many gas smokers that have cast metal round burners, this one uses a 10,000 BTU stainless steel tube burner. The wood chip tray is long and rectangular to conform to the burner.

MSRP:$150.00

Published On: 11/24/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Masterbuilt 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill Review

By:

Max Good

You gotta love the versatility and price of Masterbuilt’s M7P 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill. It can use either 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.

MSRP:$180.00

Published On: 3/28/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Master Forge Manual Ignition Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Yet another generic vertical gas smoker for your consideration. The good news is the price. A hundred and twenty bucks doesn’t leave much room for complaints. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$120.00

Published On: 12/1/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Brinkmann Roadmaster Review

By:

Max Good

The Brinkmann Roadmaster is their Dual Function Charcoal/Gas Smoker and Grill on wheels. We don’t care for these combo side-by-side grills. That said, if you want a grill on a trailer, you’ll be hard pressed to find a package like this for $1000. We give this our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$1000.00

Published On: 4/5/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Smoke Hollow Charcoal/Gas Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Many BBQ manufacturers make Charcoal/Gas combo grills like this Smoke Hollow model. We don’t recommend them. For about the same price, two separate grills are a better option. You can get a great charcoal grill for under a hundred dollars and you trip over all the low cost gassers every time you walk into Home Depot.

MSRP:$799.99

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 2/15/2021

Vidalia Grill Model 628 Review

By:

Max Good

It’s actually a grill and roaster/smoker in one with 314 square inches of cook surface on each side. Grill on the left, slow roast on the right. You can put small amounts of wood or charcoal over the left side flavor bars. Slide the water pan from right to the left/gas burner side and steam, boil or fry in it.

MSRP:$2450.00

Published On: 12/13/2012 Last Modified: 2/15/2021


Ole Hickory EL-EDX Commercial Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Big commercial smokers like the Ole Hickory EL-EDX are made for the high output needs of restaurants and caterers. Pitmasters around the country swear by them. Read our review to find out why.

MSRP:$25276

Published On: 7/29/2021 Last Modified: 3/29/2022

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$392

Published On: 11/5/2018 Last Modified: 4/7/2022

Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill With Sear Box Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1250

Published On: 7/5/2017 Last Modified: 10/20/2021

Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24″ Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$400

Published On: 12/18/2013 Last Modified: 11/3/2021

Southern Pride SPK-500 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$17962.00

Published On: 4/10/2013 Last Modified: 3/29/2022

Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$180.00

Published On: 3/25/2013 Last Modified: 3/12/2021

West of Memphis Ironman 3 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2559.00

Published On: 2/23/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Cabela’s 7 in 1 Cooker/Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$200.00

Published On: 12/5/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Masterbuilt Dual Fuel Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$220.00

Published On: 11/24/2014 Last Modified: 6/11/2021

Dyna-Glo Gas Vertical Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$200.00

Published On: 11/21/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Smoke Hollow 44″ Dual Burner Gas Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 3/28/2013 Last Modified: 2/17/2021

Camp Chef Smoke Vault 18″ Review

By:

Max Good

The Camp Chef Smoke Vault 18″ is the smallest of their two gas BBQ smokers. It comes with two 15″W x 14″D cooking racks. You’ll have to cut slabs of ribs in half to fit, but there is enough headroom to use rib racks on both shelves. We reviewed the 18″ and award Smoke Vault our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$282.00

Published On: 3/25/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Texas Pit Crafters PM 400S Review

By:

Max Good

Texas Pit Crafter’s PM 400S displays rugged Texan luxury! Read our review of this six foot long BBQ beauty that wins our Silver Medal.

MSRP:$6895.00

Published On: 8/13/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Char-Griller Flavor Pro Review

By:

Max Good

Can’t decide between a charcoal, wood, or gas grill? Char-Griller’s Flavor Pro Multi-Fuel Grill allows you to use all three thanks to a unique design first seen with Kalamazoo’s much costlier hybrid grill. While our review revealed some issues, this grill should be appealing to someone who wants multiple fuel options.

MSRP:$499.00

Published On: 10/8/2020 Last Modified: 4/19/2021

Landmann Smoky Mountain 34″ Two Drawer Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

The Landmann (aka Great Outdoors) 34″ Two Drawer Gas Vertical Smoker features a cast brass burner with rotary ignition. Lightweight construction give a flimsy feel to this cooker. Read our review. The main door uses magnets instead of a latch and there is no insulation. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$300.00

Published On: 11/21/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

Masterbuilt GS40 40″ Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review of Masterbuilt’s 40″ Vertical Gas Smoker. It has large capacity with four racks that are approximately 22″ x 15″. Powered by a 15,400 BTU stainless steel burner, it has two doors to facilitate replenishment of water and wood without opening the smoke box. We give it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 9/23/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Landmann Smoky Mountain 38″ Two Drawer Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review of the Landmann (aka Great Outdoors) 38″ Two Drawer Gas Vertical Smoker features a cast brass burner with rotary ignition. Lightweight construction give a flimsy feel to this cooker. The main door uses magnets instead of a latch and there is no insulation. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 3/27/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Smoke Hollow Charcoal/Gas Grill Model 1800CGS Review

By:

Max Good

We don’t recommend most side by side smoker grills. Read our review to learn why. Charcoal/Gas combo grills like this Smoke Hollow model are offered by a lot of manufacturers. For about the same cost, two separate grills are a better option. Even Weber kettle charcoal grill can sell for under a hundred dollars and you trip over all the low cost gassers every time you walk Lowes or Home Depot.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 11/19/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Broil The Big Easy Gas TRU Infrared Smoker and Roaster Review

By:

Meathead

Read our review of Char-Broil’s Big Easy Gas Infrared Smoker and Roaster. It has a clever, innovative design looks better on paper than in practice. It takes up only a small footprint, but the same can be said of the other cabinet style, front loading propane smokers, and they all work better including the one by Char-Broil.

MSRP:$250.00

Published On: 3/25/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Cajun Fryer, aka R&V Works, Cajun Express Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed this unusual device. The Cajun Express Smoker is a pressure cooker with smoke. Moisture is introduced into the double walled, sealed smoke box via a patented hydration system. Wood chips create smoke within the high pressure, humid environment cooking meats quickly while imparting smoke flavor and retaining moisture.

MSRP:$1000.00

Published On: 11/21/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

PigOut Roaster POR48 Review

By:

Max Good

The PigOut Roaster POR 48 is their smallest all in one cooker for large capacity events and handles up to a 70 pound pig or lamb. We reviewed this clever design from Canada. This ingenious stainless steel propane fired device has a motorized rotisserie for hogs and lambs that can also be used to hold shelves.

MSRP:$5250.00

Published On: 2/28/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

GoGalley Eagle 100 Grill Review

By:

Meathead

Packed with innovation, this AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winner is the best rig we’ve tested for tailgating or camping. All-in-one mobile grill, smoker/oven and fryer, on a trailer hitch. It is not cheap at about $2,000, but it is a bargain for what it has under the hood and what it does.

MSRP:$1395.00

Published On: 2/27/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Master Forge Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

The Master Forge Vertical Gas Smoker 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. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$180.00

Published On: 12/1/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Smoke Hollow 30″ Vertical Propane Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Smoke Hollow’s 30″ Vertical Propane Smoker is a generic, low cost device. We give it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. Unlike many gas smokers that have cast metal round burners, this one uses a 10,000 BTU stainless steel tube burner. The wood chip tray is long and rectangular to conform to the burner.

MSRP:$150.00

Published On: 11/24/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Masterbuilt 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill Review

By:

Max Good

You gotta love the versatility and price of Masterbuilt’s M7P 7 in 1 Smoker and Grill. It can use either 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.

MSRP:$180.00

Published On: 3/28/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Master Forge Manual Ignition Vertical Gas Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Yet another generic vertical gas smoker for your consideration. The good news is the price. A hundred and twenty bucks doesn’t leave much room for complaints. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$120.00

Published On: 12/1/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Brinkmann Roadmaster Review

By:

Max Good

The Brinkmann Roadmaster is their Dual Function Charcoal/Gas Smoker and Grill on wheels. We don’t care for these combo side-by-side grills. That said, if you want a grill on a trailer, you’ll be hard pressed to find a package like this for $1000. We give this our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$1000.00

Published On: 4/5/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Smoke Hollow Charcoal/Gas Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Many BBQ manufacturers make Charcoal/Gas combo grills like this Smoke Hollow model. We don’t recommend them. For about the same price, two separate grills are a better option. You can get a great charcoal grill for under a hundred dollars and you trip over all the low cost gassers every time you walk into Home Depot.

MSRP:$799.99

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 2/15/2021

Vidalia Grill Model 628 Review

By:

Max Good

It’s actually a grill and roaster/smoker in one with 314 square inches of cook surface on each side. Grill on the left, slow roast on the right. You can put small amounts of wood or charcoal over the left side flavor bars. Slide the water pan from right to the left/gas burner side and steam, boil or fry in it.

MSRP:$2450.00

Published On: 12/13/2012 Last Modified: 2/15/2021

Published On: 12/23/2020 Last Modified: 11/19/2021

 

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
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Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

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Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

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