AmazingRibs.com is supported by our Pitmaster Club. Also, when you buy with links on our site we may earn a finder’s fee. Click to see how we test and review products.

Use these filters to search our database of almost 600 grills, smokers, pizza ovens, pig roasters, and other cookers. Results will be displayed and updated below automatically as you select the filters.



Capacity
For our calculations, a burger is 4 x 4″ with 1/2″ on all sides.


Filter by Keyword

Kalamazoo Shokunin Kamado Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Just when we thought we’d seen everything in the world of kamados, Kalamazoo unveils their striking Shokunin Kamado Grill. Kalamazoo occupies 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. They can cost as much as a car! We give this unique, ultra-luxury kamado our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. Read our review to learn why.

MSRP:$6495

Published On: 10/15/2021

Hasty Bake Gourmet PRO 258 Review

By:

Meathead

The new Hasty Bake Gourmet PRO 258 is an upgraded version of their Gourmet 256. 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.

MSRP:$1899

Published On: 9/30/2021 Last Modified: 10/4/2021

Weber Summit Kamado E6 and S6 Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

sIconic Weber Kettles are some of the most popular and respected backyard grills in the world. Those who’ve mastered a kettle can do everything on it from grill a steak to bake a cake and these Summit Kamados are kettles on steroids. If you like your Weber Kettle, you’ll love their Kamados. We give these babies our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medals!

MSRP:$1049

Published On: 9/20/2021 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Portable Kitchen PKGO Camp and Tailgate Grilling System Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$350

Published On: 12/9/2020 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Hasty Bake 357 PRO

By:

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.

MSRP:$3600.00

Published On: 2/23/2020 Last Modified: 8/31/2021

Weber Original Kettle Premium 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$175.00

Published On: 11/14/2019 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Oklahoma Joe’s Bronco Drum Smoker Review

By:

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!

MSRP:$350

Published On: 7/10/2019 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1399.00

Published On: 2/23/2019 Last Modified: 2/27/2021

The Slow ‘N Sear 2.0 Hands On Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$99.95

Published On: 11/15/2018 Last Modified: 3/19/2021

Portable Kitchen PK360 Grill and Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$900

Published On: 3/26/2017 Last Modified: 9/15/2021

M Grills M1 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2325.00

Published On: 4/19/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber Performer Deluxe 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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!

MSRP:$549.00

Published On: 2/2/2015 Last Modified: 6/16/2021

Jambo Pits J-3 Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$9100.00

Published On: 7/21/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Lang 36″ Hybrid Patio Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2797

Published On: 7/11/2014 Last Modified: 10/10/2021

Grillworks 36 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$4575.00

Published On: 3/25/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Dancook 1900 Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$450.00

Published On: 3/25/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Komodo Kamado Big Bad 32 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$5910.00

Published On: 4/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Horizon 20 Inch RD Special Marshal Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1825.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

The Good-One Open Range Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1150.00

Published On: 3/21/2013 Last Modified: 6/4/2021

Weber Original Kettle 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$120

Published On: 2/22/2013 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Weber Original Kettle 18″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$89.00

Published On: 2/22/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Weber Smokey Joe Portable Charcoal Grills Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$38

Published On: 2/21/2013 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Portable Kitchen Grill aka PK Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$400

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 9/15/2021

Napoleon Charcoal Professional Cart Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1599

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 6/24/2021

Meadow Creek BBQ26 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$600

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Meadow Creek PR36 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1134

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers 1000 Series Original Braten Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2826.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 3/9/2021

Primo Oval XL 400 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1407.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Primo Oval Junior Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$870.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Kalamazoo K750HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$23995.00

Published On: 12/11/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Burch Barrel Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$985

Published On: 1/11/2021 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Slow ‘N Sear Kettle Grill

By:

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.

MSRP:$325.00

Published On: 8/24/2020 Last Modified: 3/1/2021

Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1 Pellet Grill

By:

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.

MSRP:$599.00

Published On: 6/25/2020 Last Modified: 2/28/2021

The Delta by Nuke

By:

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.

MSRP:$1449.00

Published On: 5/21/2020 Last Modified: 6/8/2021

American Muscle Grill 36″ 5-Burner Gas Grill Review

By:

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!

MSRP:$11335.00

Published On: 2/21/2017 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Vision Signature Series Plaza Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1099.00

Published On: 7/16/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Vision Professional C-Series Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$899.00

Published On: 7/15/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

The Good-One Heritage Oven Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1700.00

Published On: 9/15/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber Performer 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$280.00

Published On: 2/2/2015 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Weber Master-Touch 22″ Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$219.00

Published On: 1/28/2015 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Crown Verity BM-60 Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1000.00

Published On: 11/20/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

Kamado Joe Big Joe Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1999.00

Published On: 10/7/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

The Good-One Marshall Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2300.00

Published On: 9/29/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

The Good-One Patio Junior Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$800.00

Published On: 9/29/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Peoria Custom Cookers Meat Monster Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$5000.00

Published On: 9/22/2014 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Klose 20″ x 36″ Heavy Duty Pipe Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1695.00

Published On: 7/23/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

Klose 20″ x 42″ Grill Chef Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$3195.00

Published On: 7/23/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

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

By:

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.

MSRP:$10525.00

Published On: 7/22/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Jambo Pits J-5 Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$12000.00

Published On: 7/21/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Backwoods Smoker G2 Party Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2745.00

Published On: 4/30/2014 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Backwoods Smoker G2 Chubby Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1415.00

Published On: 4/30/2014 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Jambo Pits Economy Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$5500.00

Published On: 9/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Son of Hibachi Combo Kit Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$100.00

Published On: 9/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Weber Go-Anywhere Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$55.00

Published On: 9/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Jambo Junior Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1895.00

Published On: 8/8/2013 Last Modified: 2/19/2021

Meadow Creek TS250 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$7195.00

Published On: 4/9/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Lang 84″ Original Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6995

Published On: 4/9/2013 Last Modified: 10/10/2021

Yoder Frontiersman II 30″ Trailer Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6895

Published On: 4/8/2013 Last Modified: 10/12/2021

Pitmaker LT Trailer Frame Mounted with Sniper Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6500.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Klose 30″ by 6 ft. Mobile Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6750.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Horizon 30″ Double Door Smoker Trailer Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$7200.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Grillworks The Infierno Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$24600.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Grillworks 42 Asador Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6850.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Grillworks 36 Asador Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6275.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

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

Weber Original Kettle Premium 26″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$349.00

Published On: 2/22/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Weber Jumbo Joe Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$70.00

Published On: 2/21/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Santa Maria BBQ Outfitters 30 x 20 Backyard Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Pitmaker 48″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2595.00

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Pitmaker 30″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2195.00

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Napoleon NK22CK-L Charcoal Kettle Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$199.00

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Napoleon 22 Inch Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$499.00

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 6/16/2021

Meadow Creek BBQ42C Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$999

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Meadow Creek BBQ42 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1425

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Meadow Creek SQ36 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1813

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Hasty Bake Continental 83 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1099.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 8/31/2021

Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers 2000 Series Stahlkammer Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$4702.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Komodo Kamado 23″ OTB Gen 2.6 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$4260.00

Published On: 2/12/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Kalamazoo K500HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$17000.00

Published On: 12/11/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Kalamazoo K1000HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$28995.00

Published On: 12/11/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Fire Magic Aurora A830 Combo Gas and Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6479.00

Published On: 12/5/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Oklahoma Joe’s Judge Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$449

Published On: 7/29/2020 Last Modified: 6/16/2021

BBQube Kamado Go 275

By:

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.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 5/12/2020 Last Modified: 2/28/2021

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$500.00

Published On: 5/11/2020 Last Modified: 3/18/2021

GoBQ Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$150.00

Published On: 7/14/2018 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

Kudu Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$500.00

Published On: 7/3/2018 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

Char-Broil Kamander Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$350.00

Published On: 11/17/2017 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

Monolith BBQ Guru Edition Classic Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1399.00

Published On: 10/25/2017 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

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

By:

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.

MSRP:$150.00

Published On: 12/15/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #18 Medium Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$70

Published On: 8/26/2015 Last Modified: 6/15/2021

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

Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Cooker with Cart Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$330.00

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

Primo Large Round Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$832.00

Published On: 10/7/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Vision Classic B Series Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$699.00

Published On: 9/22/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Lodge Sportsman’s Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$145.00

Published On: 9/16/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Smoker/Grill Review

By:

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..

MSRP:$549

Published On: 4/29/2014 Last Modified: 7/29/2021

Volcano 3 Collapsible Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$160.00

Published On: 9/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Texas Pit Crafters PM 500S BBQ Pit/Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review of the Texas Pit Crafters PM 500S; constructed with top quality 304 stainless steel and heavy gauge carbon steel. You don’t see many shiny stainless steel pits outside of the Texas Pit Crafters catalog. We award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal to this BBQ beauty.

MSRP:$2695.00

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

Big Poppa’s Drum Smoker Kit Review

By:

Meathead

We tested and reviewed Big Poppa’s Ugly Drum Smoker kit that you can buy from for $140 and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. This kit reduces the cost, effort and probability for error when doing it yourself. Really. Much better than a cheap offset smoker, and just as cool looking.

MSRP:$140.00

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

Grill Dome Infinity Series XL Review

By:

Max Good

Grill Dome’s XL is a big, 24 kamado made with their proprietary ceramic called Terapex, which they claim is more durable than traditional ceramic. Grill Dome is known for their beautiful enamel finishes in a variety of colors. We reviewed this big model and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$1250.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Grill Dome Infinity Series Large Review

By:

Max Good

The ceramic is Grill Dome’s own creation, called Terapex, which they claim is more durable than traditional ceramic and can withstand much higher temperatures. Grill Dome is known for their beautiful enamel finishes in a variety of colors. We reviewed Grill Dome and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$950.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Grill Dome Infinity Series Small Review

By:

Max Good

Grill Dome is known for their beautiful kamados offered in a variety of colors. We reviewed Grill Dome and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. The ceramic is Grill Dome’s own creation, called Terapex, which they claim is more durable than traditional ceramic and retains the finish over time.

MSRP:$600.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg XLarge Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

This 24 incher puts the BIG in Big Green Egg. Big Green Egg is often viewed as the industry standard. Good as they are many new comers to the kamado market are trying harder and offering more innovation. We reviewed this model and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

MSRP:$1199.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg Large Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

For many, the Big Green Egg is the Weber of Kamados. They introduced Kamado cookers to the USA and are often viewed as the industry standard. We tested and reviewed the BGE Large and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. They are mighty good, but many new comers to the kamado market are trying harder and offering more innovation.

MSRP:$849.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg Medium Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

For many, the Big Green Egg is the Weber of Kamados. They introduced Kamado cookers to the USA and are often viewed as the industry standard. We reviewed this BGE model and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. They are mighty good, but many new comers to the kamado market are trying harder and offering more innovation.

MSRP:$659.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg Small Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

For many, the Big Green Egg is the Weber of Kamados. They popularized Kamados in the USA and are often viewed as the industry standard. We reviewed Big Green Egg’s small model and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. They’re good, but many new comers to the kamado market are trying hard to earn market share.

MSRP:$559.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg Mini Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

As the name indicates, Big Green Egg’s Mini Kamado is their smallest model. Big Green Egg popularized kamado cookers in the USA. We reviewed Big Green Egg and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. They are mighty good, but many new comers to the kamado market are giving them stiff competition.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Hōmdoor Charcoal Tandoor Review

By:

Max Good

The Homdoor Charcoal Tandoor is a traditional Indian clay oven which cooks meats and veggies on skewers, placed vertically into an open, upright cylindrical oven. We reviewed Homdoor. The design, craftsmanship, and tradition have all come together in this tough, beautiful cooker to earn our AmzingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$1550.00

Published On: 2/4/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Grill Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed this popular, economically priced kamado. 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.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 1/25/2013 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

Pit Boss PB K24 Review

By:

Max Good

The Pit Boss PB K24 is a low cost kamado from Dansons, makers of Louisiana Pellet Smokers. We reviewed this big kamado. Some owners complain of chipped ceramic and wobbly misaligned lids, others are pleased with the great deal they got, and great deals on all Pit Boss models are available. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$899.00

Published On: 6/30/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Southern Country 2 in 1 Water Smoker and Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Southern Country 2 in 1 Water Smoker and Charcoal Grill, as the name indicates, can be used as a bullet style water smoker, or converted to a “lock and go” portable grill. We reviewed this clever design which allows you to place the lid on the base and turn clockwise until it locks. We give it our AmazingRibs.com Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$80.00

Published On: 12/3/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

Char-Broil American Gourmet 800 Series Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Char-Broil’s American Gourmet 800 Series Charcoal Grill is a generic barrel style charcoal grill. This same design is offered by other manufacturers. We reviewed this model and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$130.00

Published On: 11/26/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

BODUM FYRKAT Picnic Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review. BODUM’s FYRKAT Picnic Charcoal Grill is a small, portable kettle with a cool look, available in bright red and lime green. 15 inch diameter and 5.6 pound weight make it slightly smaller than the far superior Weber Smoky Joe which we unequivocally recommend over this product.

MSRP:$80.00

Published On: 4/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Weber Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Weber calls their Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill a “Weber kettle on steroids”. We reviewed this big boy and can’t. Alas, it is very expensive, and there are other grills we think have more features and offer better value. So we give this model our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$1499.00

Published On: 2/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Aussie 4106 Swinger Square Utility Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Aussies are great for searing burgers, but not so much for roasting larger cuts, or cooking over a long duration. They have a very shallow lid, little air control and no ash removal system. We reviewed this model and awarded our Bronze Medal. Great portability, but limited for cooking capability.

MSRP:$89.99

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Spark Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Everyone is talking about the sexy new Spark Grill. It catches your eye and draws you in, then throws roadblocks in the way. We wonder if Spark’s uncommon effort to improve on the simple, tried and true, beloved charcoal grill will come to fruition. Read our review to learn why we don’t currently recommend it.

MSRP:$899

Published On: 3/15/2021 Last Modified: 5/8/2021

IG Charcoal BBQ Grill Review

By:

John “Spinaker” Bowlsby

The IG Charcoal BBQ Grill has a simple, cosmetically appealing design that is best suited for direct, high-temperature grilling. Read our review to learn why we cannot recommend this grill to our readers. The poor build quality, cheap materials and rather serious design flaws garner a “Not Recommended” rating.

MSRP:$500.00

Published On: 9/11/2019 Last Modified: 2/28/2021

Char-Broil Gas2Coal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Char-Broil’s Gas2Coal Grill is a new iteration of an old design. They released different versions of this basic design before. Read our review to find why we think it’s not a bad gas grill and not a good charcoal grill. We recommend folks who want to use both fuels in this price range, spend just a little extra and get separate gas and charcoal grills.

MSRP:$300.00

Published On: 5/25/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Griller Table Top Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Although these grills are popular and inexpensive, read our review to learn why we suggest you consider Weber’s Jumbo Joe Portable Grill instead. Weber’s superior construction provides much better heat control. It has almost the same amount of cook surface, costs less, and will last forever.

MSRP:$100.00

Published On: 12/3/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Dyna-Glo Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Dyna-Glo makes basically the same grill for Lowe’s under the Master Forge label. A lot of people like it, so we went to kick the tires for this review and were sorry to find it is about as flimsy as flimsy gets. It’s so cheaply constructed that it made the POJ Char-Griller on display next to it look good.

MSRP:$300.00

Published On: 11/25/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Broil Combination Charcoal and Gas Grill Review

By:

Max Good

This Char-Broil model may be a little better than other inexpensive combo grills, but read our review to learn why we can’t recommend it. It’s an appealing idea, but you’re better off getting separate grills. Even a large Weber Kettle is under a hundred dollars and there’s no shortage of low cost gassers at all the big box stores.

MSRP:$450.00

Published On: 11/19/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

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 2-in-1 Hybrid Propane Gas/Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Char-Broil has done it again, literally. They released different versions of this basic design before. It’s not a bad gas grill and not a good charcoal grill. We reviewed this model and strongly recommend folks who want to use both fuels in this price range, spend just a little extra and get separate gas and charcoal grills.

MSRP:$229.00

Published On: 4/23/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker Deluxe 700 Series Review

By:

Max Good

Just say no to cheap offset smokers like American Gourmet. Read our review to find out why. You definitely get what you pay for. Yes, the sticker price is low, the big horizontal drum looks so tough and cool, and if you don’t mind spending time and money for parts, (not to mention ruined meat), you may eventually learn to make halfway decent stuff.

MSRP:$210.00

Published On: 12/17/2013 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker 300 Series Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review to learn why we do not like or recommend cheap offset smokers like American Gourmet. Yes, the sticker price is low, the big horizontal drum looks like your BBQ dream come true, and if you don’t mind spending time and money for parts, (not to mention ruined meat), you may eventually get one to work OK.

MSRP:$110.00

Published On: 12/17/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Cobb Premier Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Meathead

The Cobb Premier Portable Charcoal Grill is a unique, versatile, stainless steel cooker that claims to do it all. Weighing just 8 pounds and needing only 8 charcoal briquettes to cook for 3 hours, Cobb Premier can grill, smoke, boil, fry or bake. Read our review, however, to learn why we don’t recommend it.

MSRP:$150.00

Published On: 9/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Char-Griller Smokin’ Pro Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review to find out why the only good thing we can say about the Char-Griller Smokin’ Pro is the price is unbeatable. Many wide-eyed first time smokers thought it made sense to buy this tin can as a starter model. The problem with the Smokin’ Pro and many other cheap offset smokers is they are hard to use.

MSRP:$279.99

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

Char-Broil Silver Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review to learn why we do not like or recommend cheap offset smokers like Char-Broil Silver. Yes, the sticker price is low, the big horizontal drum looks like your BBQ dream come true, and if you don’t mind spending time and money for parts, (not to mention ruined meat), you may eventually get one to work OK.

MSRP:$189.00

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

Dyna-Glo Dual Fuel DGP700SSB-D Gas and Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Our review of low cost Dyna-Glo’s take on a combo, side-by-side grill. You can see why these 2-in-one grills are popular. The concept is cool, but we don’t recommend many of them. You can get two separate grills for about the same price.

MSRP:$499.00

Published On: 12/4/2012 Last Modified: 3/6/2021

PK300 Sneak Peek Review

By:

Max Good

At the time of this writing, the new PK300 wasn’t available yet. However, we were treated to a compelling pre-launch presentation and based on what we’ve seen so far, it sure looks promising. Stay tuned. We’ll do a detailed review when the new models roll out. Meanwhile, we felt PK300 was worthy of a Sneak Peek Review.

MSRP:$449

Published On: 6/30/2021

Blowin’ Smoke Cookers Gameday

By:

Max Good

Blowin’ Smoke’s Gameday is a big trailer smoker for pitmasters with big aspirations. Read our review of this big boy. The 60 inch long smoke box is separated into two sections and the large section is big enough for a whole hog. Blowin’ Smoke adds a charcoal grill on the front and a gas burner on the back for a fry pot.

MSRP:$3775.00

Published On: 6/4/2020 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Mallmann’s Grill by Best Made Company Review

By:

Max Good

Francis Mallmann, acclaimed, Argentinian celebrity chef and restaurateur, partnered with upscale, USA retailer, Best Made Company, to create Mallmann’s Grill. Read our review. It may not be the most practical choice for most cooks, but it appears to be well suited to some of his primitive, rustic styles of open-fire cooking.

MSRP:$2298.00

Published On: 11/7/2018 Last Modified: 2/27/2021

Star Wars Death Star BBQ Review

By:

Max Good

If you went to see the new Star Wars movie in full costume, (you know who you are), if you have a collection of unopened Star Wars toys proudly displayed on a shelf, if you BBQ with tongs in one hand and a light saber in the other…have I got a grill for you! This grill is hard to find in the USA, but we couldn’t resist reviewing it anyway.

MSRP:$145.00

Published On: 2/1/2016 Last Modified: 3/27/2021

Texas Original Pits Luling Offset Smoker 20″ x 32″ x 18″ Review

By:

Max Good

Texas Original Pits Luling Offset Smoker 20″ x 32″ x 18″ is their most popular model. We reviewed this heavy metal classic offset. Yes it looks like those cheap offsets sold in big box stores, but this is the real deal: a classic, no-frills, 1/4″ thick steel Texas Pit named after the Luling Oil Field northwest of Luling, TX.

MSRP:$1135.00

Published On: 8/28/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Gateway Drum Smokers Review

By:

Max Good

Gateway Drum Smokers make colorful, hot and fast, award winning drum smokers. Gateway competition teams formed a club called The Insane Can Posse. Read our review about their unusual air control system which consists of two intake pipes welded to the bottom of the drum to feed air into the firebox.

MSRP:$799.00

Published On: 5/21/2015 Last Modified: 3/9/2021

Char-Griller Wrangler Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review of Char-Griller’s Wrangler. It’s a generic barrel style charcoal grill. This same design is offered by other manufacturers and Char-Griller makes the same basic barrel in a few different sizes with slightly different features. This one has an adjustable height charcoal tray, removable ash pan, side shelf and front shelf.

MSRP:$130.00

Published On: 11/26/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

Dyna-Glo Dual Zone Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Dyna-Glo Dual Zone Charcoal Grill looks good on paper, but we are skeptical of the quality from this manufacturer. The good news in our review is that it has two, independently adjustable charcoal trays, a unique feature which could be useful, and a removable firebox divider to isolate the two zones.

MSRP:$420.00

Published On: 11/25/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Cookshack Charbroiler CB036 Review

By:

Max Good

The Cookshack Charbroiler CB036 is a commercial, pellet fired grill meant for professional use. We reviewed the 36″ model. It also comes in a smaller 24″ model and larger 48″ model. Unlike most pellet cookers that are designed for smoking, CB036 reaches searing temps of 700° to sizzle steaks and burgers while imparting a nice whiff of smoky flavor.

MSRP:$4675.00

Published On: 11/14/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Arizona BBQ Outfitters Scottsdale Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

Arizona BBQ Outfitter’s Scottsdale Cooker is a clever design that melds an adjustable height charcoal grill with a Santa Maria, vertical lift grill. Read our review of this unique cooker. Most vertical lift grills have no hood, which limits their capability to some degree. Scottsdale employs a removable hood and back windbreak.

MSRP:$2461.00

Published On: 10/15/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

American Barbecue Systems Judge 4 Ft. Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review of this unique commercial cooker. American Barbecue System’s Judge 4 ft. is a large capacity smoker suitable for commercial and competition use. It has an electric rotisserie that rotates meats on eight stainless steel shelves. As the rotisserie racks move in a carousel path, juices drip to the racks below to self-baste.

MSRP:$6500.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

American Barbecue Systems Pit-Boss Review

By:

Max Good

American Barbecue System’s Pit–Boss is a large capacity smoker suitable for residential and commercial use. Read our review of this unique design. It has an electric rotisserie that rotates meats on eight stainless steel shelves. As the rotisserie racks move in a carousel path, juices drip to the racks below to self-baste.

MSRP:$3000.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

American Barbecue Systems Bar-Be-Cube Review

By:

Max Good

American Barbecue Systems Bar-Be-Cube is a charcoal cabinet or vertical smoker with a couple neat design twists. Read our review. Four of the five stainless steel shelves inside the smoke box may be accessed by the front door, while the fifth sits on top under a hinged hood like a regular charcoal grill.

MSRP:$1500.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

Mike’s Vertical Grill Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed this interesting and unique cube shaped grill that loads charcoal in the left and right double walled sides. Meats are clamped in a grill basket, and then inserted in a slot that runs between the two walls of charcoal where both sides are cooked simultaneously, decreasing cook times and eliminating flipping.

MSRP:$249.00

Published On: 9/12/2014 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Big Poppa’s Stainless Drum Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Big Poppa’s Drum Smoker Kit is gaining popularity. We reviewed this kit which includes everything you need to make an Ugly Drum Smoker, aka UDS, including a high quality stainless steel barrel.

MSRP:$800.00

Published On: 6/4/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Pitt’s & Spitt’s Combo 18″ X 30″ Smoker Pit Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review. Although Pitt’s & Spitt’s Combo 18″ X 30″ Smoker Pit is one of their smallest models, with 810 square inches of cook surface it’s large for residential use. We like residential offset smokers with the firebox underneath rather than on the side because heat naturally travels upward, not sideways.

MSRP:$1900.00

Published On: 9/18/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Bayou Classic Fold and Go Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review to learn why we don’t recommend Bayou Classic’s Fold and Go Portable Charcoal Grill. Although lightweight and easy to carry, unfortunately the lightness is achieved by using thin flimsy construction. If you don’t mind schlepping around something a little bigger and heavier you can do better.

MSRP:$55.00

Published On: 9/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

The Barbecue Dining Boat aka BBQ Donut Boat Review

By:

Max Good

Hey Captain read our review! The Barbecue Dining Boat is a metallic orange, circular boat that seats up to ten passengers around a charcoal kettle grill in the middle. The grill drops into a central plastic table and is surrounded by ten molded place settings of one plate tray, one silverware tray and three beverage holders each.

MSRP:$50000.00

Published On: 4/25/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Bubba Grills 250 Reverse Flow Smoker/Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review. Bubba Grills 250 Reverse Flow Smoker/Grills and trailers have many options and range in price from $2600 to $4400. The loaded models have two 61″ x 21.5″ top cooking racks, a 61″ x 25.5″ bottom rack and four 24″ x 28″ racks in the rib box. All models come standard with 15″ wheels.

MSRP:$4400.00

Published On: 4/5/2013 Last Modified: 4/16/2021

American Barbecue Systems All-Star Review

By:

Max Good

American Barbecue Systems All-Star Grill and Smoker is effectively two cookers in one. We reviewed this unique device with an offset firebox that runs along the back of the cookbox and three stainless steel grates that may be placed at low, middle and high positions for smoking.

MSRP:$1195.00

Published On: 3/5/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Fire Magic 30″ Charcoal Legacy Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Read our Review of Fire Magic’s Legacy Charcoal Grill. This 36″ model is Fire Magic’s largest stainless steel charcoal grill. Fire Magic makes some of the most beautiful and expensive patio cooking equipment out there and one of the few luxury grill manufacturers still offering charcoal cookers.

MSRP:$3618.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Fire Magic 24″ Charcoal Legacy Grill Review

By:

Max Good

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.

MSRP:$2908.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Al Simon’s Medium Cajun Microwave Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed this high quality charcoal roaster that use the basic design of the “Chinese Box”. Meat is placed inside then covered with a tray of hot coal.

MSRP:$2225.00

Published On: 2/12/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Cajun Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Cajun Grill makes six variations of this heavy duty cooker. We reviewed the Cajun Grill is their smallest with 468 square inches of cooking surface. It can grill, and, because it is long and narrow, it can be easily set up for indirect cooking and smoke roasting. It has a V shaped trough in which the charcoal grate sits.

MSRP:$936.00

Published On: 2/12/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Saffire Grill and Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed Saffire. It’s similar in design and concept to the other egg shaped kamados, the most unique feature of the Saffire is an optional slot in the front to feed wood chips. It is available in several baked enamel colors and a table is available in several beautiful woods.

MSRP:$999.95

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Bayou Classic Ceramic Cypress Grill Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed this pretty kamado. From a distance, the Cypress Grill has an attractive, rustic look reminiscent of hand painted Japanese ceramics. Up close, one begins to notice where corners have been cut. Not as cheaply made as Char-Griller’s Acorn Kamado, but not in the same league as competitors like Kamado Joe and Big Green Egg.

MSRP:$789.95

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Char-Griller Duo Model 5050 Combo Gas and Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed this Inexpensive side-by-side grill, but we don’t recommend it. Though the concept is appealing, ask yourself, why not get two separate grills? Even a large Weber Kettle is under a hundred dollars and you trip over all the low cost gassers every time you walk into Home Depot.

MSRP:$299.00

Published On: 12/3/2012 Last Modified: 3/6/2021

Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1699.00

Published On: 4/5/2016 Last Modified: 9/21/2021

Hasty Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1599.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 10/4/2021

Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2299.00

Published On: 4/29/2016 Last Modified: 9/21/2021

Weber One-Touch Gold 26.75″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

This is one big Weber Kettle!. Weber kettles are one of the most beloved grills in America. Durable and versatile, you can cook just about anything you want on them. The large diameter of this model makes is well suited for 2-zones. You can’t go wrong with AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning Weber kettles.

MSRP:$400.00

Published On: 2/9/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber One-Touch Gold 22.5″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Weber Kettles enjoy evergreen popularity from one generation to the next. This One-Touch model features Weber’s useful ash removal system. We tested these iconic grills. You can’t go wrong with AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning Weber kettles.

MSRP:$190.00

Published On: 2/9/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber Performer Premium 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

This premium model Weber Kettle has several extras, including Weber’s Gourmet Cooking System which allows you to insert different cook surfaces into the center of the grill. Insert a pizza stone, WOK and more. We reviewed this one and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$450.00

Published On: 2/2/2015 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Weber One-Touch Silver 18.5″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

A stripped down, mid-size Weber Kettle. Generation after generation, people love their 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, We tested these iconic grills. All Weber kettles get our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$89.00

Published On: 1/29/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber One-Touch Silver 22.5″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

This popular grill has been discontinued.

MSRP:$109.00

Published On: 1/29/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Napoleon Apollo AS200K Review

By:

Meathead

If this smoker looks familiar, there is a reason. It is an English/Canadian knockoff of the venerable Weber Smokey Mountain. We reviewed Apollo and found that unlike most knockoffs, this unit has a couple of clever design innovations and improvements over the original earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$309.00

Published On: 3/6/2013 Last Modified: 4/30/2021

Napoleon Apollo AS300K Review

By:

Meathead

Read our review of Napoleon’s Apollo smokers that are English/Canadian knockoffs of the classic Weber Smokey Mountain. But unlike most knockoffs, this unit is well made with a couple of clever design innovations and improvements over the original Weber, earning our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 3/6/2013 Last Modified: 4/30/2021

Weber Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

An upgraded Weber kettle on a cart that features gas ignition. 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. We tested these iconic grills. You can’t go wrong with AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning Weber kettles.

MSRP:$349.00

Published On: 2/25/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber Performer Gold Charcoal Grill 22.5″ Review

By:

Max Good

A fancy Weber Kettle with a few bells and whistles, mounted on a cart. Everybody loves their Weber kettles. They’re durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. Sear, roast, smoke and even bake! You can’t go wrong with AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winning Weber kettles.

MSRP:$299.00

Published On: 2/25/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber Performer Silver Charcoal Grill 22.5″ Review

By:

Max Good

Performer Silver takes a standard Weber One-Touch Kettle and plants it on a cart. Weber Kettles enjoy evergreen popularity from one generation to the next because they’re durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. We tested these iconic grills and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$229.00

Published On: 2/25/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Kamado Joe ClassicJoe Review

By:

Max Good

Kamado Joe BigJoe is a well crafted, red ceramic cooker that presents strong competition to other 24″ models in the premium priced market. Elegance and innovation are hallmarks of Kamado Joe. we give this big boy our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$1099.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Broil King Keg Review

By:

Max Good

We tested 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 Gold Medal winner is loaded with extras. An optional trailer hitch let’s you easily transport the BKK.

MSRP:$899.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Broil Charcoal Grill 780 Review

By:

Max Good

Char-broil’s Charcoal Grill 780 provides ample capacity with 540 square inches of coated cast iron cooking surface and 240 more on the fold away warming rack. We like the adjustable height charcoal tray and give this model our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$199.00

Published On: 7/11/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Brinkmann Trailmaster 57″ Vertical Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

We advise readers to avoid cheap horizontal barrel offsets, but this inexpensive vertical smoker mitigates the basic design flaw of horizontal offsets: heat travels upward not sideways. The vertical smokebox allows heat go where it naturally wants to go: UP! We give this model our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

MSRP:$299.00

Published On: 8/9/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

SlatGrill “Trail” Portable Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The SlatGrill is a portable grill that breaks down into a small kit for camping, and all outdoor activities that require traveling light. SlatGrill belongs to a sub-genre of ultra-portable camping grills. The unique, inter-laced design is based on balsa wood model airplanes and earns our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

MSRP:$109.95

Published On: 4/17/2013 Last Modified: 2/18/2021

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

Char-Broil CB500X Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

If you just need a large portable charcoal grill that will last a few years, the CB500X deserves your attention. It has a couple of nice features we like.

MSRP:$154.99

Published On: 2/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/14/2021

Char-Broil CB940X Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Looking for a big,low cost grills? One of our favorites Char-Broil’s AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal winner CB940X. It has a nice large 540 square inch cooking surface with pre-seasoned cast iron cooking grates, adjustable height charcoal grate, a front door for easy fire tending,

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 2/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Brinkmann 55 Gallon Drum Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Brinkmann 55 Gallon Drum Charcoal Grill is a generic device offered in similar versions by other manufacturers. As is often the case with Brinkmann, they throw in a few upgrades that are worth noting and earning our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$129.00

Published On: 8/26/2015 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

Brinkmann Trailmaster Limited Edition Review

By:

Max Good

For about a hundred bucks more than Char-Griller or Smoke ‘N Pit cheap offset smokers you got an all-around upgrade: heavier construction, better wheels, handles and shelves; everything is a bit more sturdy. Trailmaster earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$299.00

Published On: 3/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Master Forge Charcoal Smoker/Griller Review

By:

Max Good

The Master Forge Charcoal Smoker/Griller, like the notorious El Cheapo Brinkmann line, is a low cost bullet smoker aka water smoker. We don’t recommend this model.

MSRP:$70.00

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

Brinkmann Smoke “N Pit Review

By:

Max Good

Cheap Offset Smokers like this Brinkmann can ruin your day, party and marriage. Don’t buy them! We have a lengthy dissertation explaining why. In short: they are hard to use and don’t produce the best results. This one is just like a Char-Broil offset and we suspect they are made at the same Chinese factory.

MSRP:$179.00

Published On: 12/17/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Master Forge 32″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

This Grill is made by Dyna-Glo and an almost identical model is offered under their name. A lot of people like it, so we went to kick the tires and were sorry to find it is about as flimsy as flimsy gets. It’s so cheaply constructed that it made the POJ Char-Griller on display next to it look good.

MSRP:$199.00

Published On: 10/16/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Brinkmann Charcoal Bullet Smokers aka ECBs Review

By:

Max Good

Brinkmann Charcoal Bullet Smokers are also known as El Cheapo Brinkmanns or ECBs for short. They come in a few different styles: Gourmet, Smoke ‘N Grill, Sportsman and Cook’N Ca’Jun II. The El Cheapo price makes them very popular, but we can’t recommend any ECBs.

MSRP:$70.00

Published On: 3/29/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Brinkmann All-In-One Gas & Charcoal Smoker, Grill & Fryer Review

By:

Meathead

The Brinkmann All-In-One Gas & Charcoal Smoker, Grill & Fryer is a cheapo versatile bullet, but we don’t recommend this model. .The newer Masterbuilt 7-in-One is modeled on this unit and is a lot better for just little more money.

MSRP:$189.00

Published On: 3/25/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Smoke Hollow 40″ Barrel Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

The Smoke Hollow 40″ Barrel Smoker seems very similar to the Char-Broil Oklahoma Joe and the Brinkmann Trailmaster. But it costs twice as much. We caution our readers to stay away from cheap offset smokers, because they are, well….cheap. And hard to use. But if you must have one, why pay more?

MSRP:$699.00

Published On: 3/23/2013 Last Modified: 2/16/2021

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

Emeril by Viking EC240 Culinary 24-inch Outdoor Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Clearly positioned to compete with the Weber One-Touch Gold, this design attempts to one-up the competition with several features.

MSRP:$229.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 2/14/2021

Brinkmann Dual Function Charcoal/Gas Smoker and Grill Review

By:

Max Good

This was a popular, inexpensive combo grill that we didn’t recommend. Now Brinkmann is out of business. A lot of combos are still around. We think you’re better off getting two separate grills. Even a large Weber Kettle is under a hundred dollars.

MSRP:$299.00

Published On: 2/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/13/2021

Kamado Grills aka Kamado.com – OUT OF BUSINESS Review

By:

Max Good

This troubled company has been sold and the new owner claims he started over with a new name and completely redesigned product line.

MSRP:$0.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/13/2021

Brinkmann 28″ Barrel Style Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Brinkmann 28″ Barrel Style Charcoal Grill is a generic device offered in similar versions by other manufacturers. This one is smallish and stripped down to the basics. It has an adjustable height charcoal tray, removable ash pan and porcelain coated steel grates.

MSRP:$60.00

Published On: 11/26/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

Char-Broil 30″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Char-broil’s 30″ Charcoal Grill provides ample capacity with 527 square inches of coated cast iron cook surface.

MSRP:$200.00

Published On: 11/25/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

The Grill Tender Review

By:

Max Good

The Grill Tender is a computer controlled cooker that regulates user set cooking temps by mechanically opening and closing vents. We’ve seen only a few motorized vent control designs. One wonders how these Rube Goldburgesque solutions stack up against popular air controllers like BBQ Guru.

MSRP:$1295.00

Published On: 9/15/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Brinkmann Go Grill Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

With no lid or dampers to control heat, the Brinkmann Go Grill Portable Charcoal Grill is only suitable for thin meats that cook fast like burgers and steaks. If that’s all you plan on cooking, the 17″ diameter chrome plated steel grate provides a fairly large cooking surface

MSRP:$30.00

Published On: 9/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Onyx Oven Review

By:

Max Good

This cabinet style smoker can low and slow smoke, either with a water pan or without, and also be used for direct heat grilling or roasting.

MSRP:$1095.00

Published On: 3/21/2013 Last Modified: 2/15/2021

Landmann Black Dog BD28 Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Landmann Black Dog BD 28 Charcoal Grill looks like a sturdy contender for your backyard needs, but construction is pretty cheap and it’s hard to put together. Be that as it may, the BD28 features a spacious 506 square inches of cooking area.

MSRP:$425.00

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 2/14/2021

Kingsford Premium Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Made in China, the Kingsford Premium Charcoal Grill is a big hunk of spacious grilling. For less than $200, it offers a large 773 total square inches of cooking on porcelain-coated cast iron grates. It has two folding side shelves, utensil hooks and two independently adjustable charcoal trays.

MSRP:$178.00

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Kingsford 24″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Kingsford 24″ Charcoal Grill is made in China. It’s a lot of Grill for under $100. With 381 square inches of primary cooking space, it’s large enough to push the coals to one side and cook indirect on the other. There’s a crank-adjustable charcoal grate that brings right under the cooking grate.

MSRP:$98.00

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Broil Santa Fe Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Char-Broil Santa Fe is similar in concept to their CB900X, but not in execution. It has an adjustable height charcoal grate, front door for easy fire tending and adjustable dampers, but it feels flimsy.

MSRP:$159.99

Published On: 2/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/14/2021

Brinkmann Professional Single Zone Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Brinkmann Professional Single Zone Charcoal Grill is a Home Depot exclusive for under 200 bucks. Standing nearly four feet tall and a little over five feet wide, it is powder black, features 2 side tables, has 576 square inches of main cooking surface. That’s enough main grill space for a large family dinner.

MSRP:$179.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/13/2021

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


Kalamazoo Shokunin Kamado Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Just when we thought we’d seen everything in the world of kamados, Kalamazoo unveils their striking Shokunin Kamado Grill. Kalamazoo occupies 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. They can cost as much as a car! We give this unique, ultra-luxury kamado our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. Read our review to learn why.

MSRP:$6495

Published On: 10/15/2021

Hasty Bake Gourmet PRO 258 Review

By:

Meathead

The new Hasty Bake Gourmet PRO 258 is an upgraded version of their Gourmet 256. 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.

MSRP:$1899

Published On: 9/30/2021 Last Modified: 10/4/2021

Weber Summit Kamado E6 and S6 Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

sIconic Weber Kettles are some of the most popular and respected backyard grills in the world. Those who’ve mastered a kettle can do everything on it from grill a steak to bake a cake and these Summit Kamados are kettles on steroids. If you like your Weber Kettle, you’ll love their Kamados. We give these babies our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medals!

MSRP:$1049

Published On: 9/20/2021 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Portable Kitchen PKGO Camp and Tailgate Grilling System Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$350

Published On: 12/9/2020 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Hasty Bake 357 PRO

By:

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.

MSRP:$3600.00

Published On: 2/23/2020 Last Modified: 8/31/2021

Weber Original Kettle Premium 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$175.00

Published On: 11/14/2019 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Oklahoma Joe’s Bronco Drum Smoker Review

By:

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!

MSRP:$350

Published On: 7/10/2019 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1399.00

Published On: 2/23/2019 Last Modified: 2/27/2021

The Slow ‘N Sear 2.0 Hands On Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$99.95

Published On: 11/15/2018 Last Modified: 3/19/2021

Portable Kitchen PK360 Grill and Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$900

Published On: 3/26/2017 Last Modified: 9/15/2021

M Grills M1 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2325.00

Published On: 4/19/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber Performer Deluxe 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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!

MSRP:$549.00

Published On: 2/2/2015 Last Modified: 6/16/2021

Jambo Pits J-3 Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$9100.00

Published On: 7/21/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Lang 36″ Hybrid Patio Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2797

Published On: 7/11/2014 Last Modified: 10/10/2021

Grillworks 36 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$4575.00

Published On: 3/25/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Dancook 1900 Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$450.00

Published On: 3/25/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Komodo Kamado Big Bad 32 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$5910.00

Published On: 4/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Horizon 20 Inch RD Special Marshal Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1825.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

The Good-One Open Range Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1150.00

Published On: 3/21/2013 Last Modified: 6/4/2021

Weber Original Kettle 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$120

Published On: 2/22/2013 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Weber Original Kettle 18″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$89.00

Published On: 2/22/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Weber Smokey Joe Portable Charcoal Grills Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$38

Published On: 2/21/2013 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Portable Kitchen Grill aka PK Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$400

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 9/15/2021

Napoleon Charcoal Professional Cart Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1599

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 6/24/2021

Meadow Creek BBQ26 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$600

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Meadow Creek PR36 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1134

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers 1000 Series Original Braten Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2826.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 3/9/2021

Primo Oval XL 400 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1407.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Primo Oval Junior Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$870.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Kalamazoo K750HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$23995.00

Published On: 12/11/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Burch Barrel Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$985

Published On: 1/11/2021 Last Modified: 9/23/2021

Slow ‘N Sear Kettle Grill

By:

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.

MSRP:$325.00

Published On: 8/24/2020 Last Modified: 3/1/2021

Cuisinart Woodcreek 4-in-1 Pellet Grill

By:

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.

MSRP:$599.00

Published On: 6/25/2020 Last Modified: 2/28/2021

The Delta by Nuke

By:

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.

MSRP:$1449.00

Published On: 5/21/2020 Last Modified: 6/8/2021

American Muscle Grill 36″ 5-Burner Gas Grill Review

By:

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!

MSRP:$11335.00

Published On: 2/21/2017 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Vision Signature Series Plaza Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1099.00

Published On: 7/16/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Vision Professional C-Series Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$899.00

Published On: 7/15/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

The Good-One Heritage Oven Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1700.00

Published On: 9/15/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Weber Performer 22″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$280.00

Published On: 2/2/2015 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Weber Master-Touch 22″ Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$219.00

Published On: 1/28/2015 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Crown Verity BM-60 Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1000.00

Published On: 11/20/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

Kamado Joe Big Joe Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1999.00

Published On: 10/7/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

The Good-One Marshall Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2300.00

Published On: 9/29/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

The Good-One Patio Junior Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$800.00

Published On: 9/29/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Peoria Custom Cookers Meat Monster Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$5000.00

Published On: 9/22/2014 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Klose 20″ x 36″ Heavy Duty Pipe Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1695.00

Published On: 7/23/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

Klose 20″ x 42″ Grill Chef Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$3195.00

Published On: 7/23/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

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

By:

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.

MSRP:$10525.00

Published On: 7/22/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Jambo Pits J-5 Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$12000.00

Published On: 7/21/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Backwoods Smoker G2 Party Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2745.00

Published On: 4/30/2014 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Backwoods Smoker G2 Chubby Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1415.00

Published On: 4/30/2014 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Jambo Pits Economy Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$5500.00

Published On: 9/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Son of Hibachi Combo Kit Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$100.00

Published On: 9/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Weber Go-Anywhere Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$55.00

Published On: 9/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Jambo Junior Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1895.00

Published On: 8/8/2013 Last Modified: 2/19/2021

Meadow Creek TS250 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$7195.00

Published On: 4/9/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Lang 84″ Original Model Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6995

Published On: 4/9/2013 Last Modified: 10/10/2021

Yoder Frontiersman II 30″ Trailer Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6895

Published On: 4/8/2013 Last Modified: 10/12/2021

Pitmaker LT Trailer Frame Mounted with Sniper Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6500.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Klose 30″ by 6 ft. Mobile Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6750.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Horizon 30″ Double Door Smoker Trailer Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$7200.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Grillworks The Infierno Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$24600.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Grillworks 42 Asador Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6850.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Grillworks 36 Asador Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6275.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

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

Weber Original Kettle Premium 26″ Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$349.00

Published On: 2/22/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Weber Jumbo Joe Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$70.00

Published On: 2/21/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Santa Maria BBQ Outfitters 30 x 20 Backyard Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Pitmaker 48″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2595.00

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Pitmaker 30″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$2195.00

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Napoleon NK22CK-L Charcoal Kettle Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$199.00

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 4/9/2021

Napoleon 22 Inch Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$499.00

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 6/16/2021

Meadow Creek BBQ42C Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$999

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Meadow Creek BBQ42 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1425

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Meadow Creek SQ36 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1813

Published On: 2/14/2013 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Hasty Bake Continental 83 Dual Finish Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1099.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 8/31/2021

Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers 2000 Series Stahlkammer Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$4702.00

Published On: 2/13/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Komodo Kamado 23″ OTB Gen 2.6 Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$4260.00

Published On: 2/12/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Kalamazoo K500HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$17000.00

Published On: 12/11/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Kalamazoo K1000HS Hybrid Fire Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$28995.00

Published On: 12/11/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Fire Magic Aurora A830 Combo Gas and Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$6479.00

Published On: 12/5/2012 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Oklahoma Joe’s Judge Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$449

Published On: 7/29/2020 Last Modified: 6/16/2021

BBQube Kamado Go 275

By:

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.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 5/12/2020 Last Modified: 2/28/2021

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$500.00

Published On: 5/11/2020 Last Modified: 3/18/2021

GoBQ Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$150.00

Published On: 7/14/2018 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

Kudu Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$500.00

Published On: 7/3/2018 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

Char-Broil Kamander Charcoal Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$350.00

Published On: 11/17/2017 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

Monolith BBQ Guru Edition Classic Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$1399.00

Published On: 10/25/2017 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

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

By:

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.

MSRP:$150.00

Published On: 12/15/2015 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #18 Medium Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$70

Published On: 8/26/2015 Last Modified: 6/15/2021

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

Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Cooker with Cart Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$330.00

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

Primo Large Round Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$832.00

Published On: 10/7/2014 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Vision Classic B Series Kamado Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$699.00

Published On: 9/22/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Lodge Sportsman’s Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$145.00

Published On: 9/16/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Smoker/Grill Review

By:

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..

MSRP:$549

Published On: 4/29/2014 Last Modified: 7/29/2021

Volcano 3 Collapsible Grill Review

By:

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.

MSRP:$160.00

Published On: 9/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Texas Pit Crafters PM 500S BBQ Pit/Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review of the Texas Pit Crafters PM 500S; constructed with top quality 304 stainless steel and heavy gauge carbon steel. You don’t see many shiny stainless steel pits outside of the Texas Pit Crafters catalog. We award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal to this BBQ beauty.

MSRP:$2695.00

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

Big Poppa’s Drum Smoker Kit Review

By:

Meathead

We tested and reviewed Big Poppa’s Ugly Drum Smoker kit that you can buy from for $140 and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. This kit reduces the cost, effort and probability for error when doing it yourself. Really. Much better than a cheap offset smoker, and just as cool looking.

MSRP:$140.00

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

Grill Dome Infinity Series XL Review

By:

Max Good

Grill Dome’s XL is a big, 24 kamado made with their proprietary ceramic called Terapex, which they claim is more durable than traditional ceramic. Grill Dome is known for their beautiful enamel finishes in a variety of colors. We reviewed this big model and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$1250.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Grill Dome Infinity Series Large Review

By:

Max Good

The ceramic is Grill Dome’s own creation, called Terapex, which they claim is more durable than traditional ceramic and can withstand much higher temperatures. Grill Dome is known for their beautiful enamel finishes in a variety of colors. We reviewed Grill Dome and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$950.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Grill Dome Infinity Series Small Review

By:

Max Good

Grill Dome is known for their beautiful kamados offered in a variety of colors. We reviewed Grill Dome and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. The ceramic is Grill Dome’s own creation, called Terapex, which they claim is more durable than traditional ceramic and retains the finish over time.

MSRP:$600.00

Published On: 2/11/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg XLarge Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

This 24 incher puts the BIG in Big Green Egg. Big Green Egg is often viewed as the industry standard. Good as they are many new comers to the kamado market are trying harder and offering more innovation. We reviewed this model and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal.

MSRP:$1199.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg Large Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

For many, the Big Green Egg is the Weber of Kamados. They introduced Kamado cookers to the USA and are often viewed as the industry standard. We tested and reviewed the BGE Large and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. They are mighty good, but many new comers to the kamado market are trying harder and offering more innovation.

MSRP:$849.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg Medium Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

For many, the Big Green Egg is the Weber of Kamados. They introduced Kamado cookers to the USA and are often viewed as the industry standard. We reviewed this BGE model and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. They are mighty good, but many new comers to the kamado market are trying harder and offering more innovation.

MSRP:$659.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg Small Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

For many, the Big Green Egg is the Weber of Kamados. They popularized Kamados in the USA and are often viewed as the industry standard. We reviewed Big Green Egg’s small model and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. They’re good, but many new comers to the kamado market are trying hard to earn market share.

MSRP:$559.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Big Green Egg Mini Ceramic Cooker Review

By:

Max Good

As the name indicates, Big Green Egg’s Mini Kamado is their smallest model. Big Green Egg popularized kamado cookers in the USA. We reviewed Big Green Egg and award our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. They are mighty good, but many new comers to the kamado market are giving them stiff competition.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 2/8/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Hōmdoor Charcoal Tandoor Review

By:

Max Good

The Homdoor Charcoal Tandoor is a traditional Indian clay oven which cooks meats and veggies on skewers, placed vertically into an open, upright cylindrical oven. We reviewed Homdoor. The design, craftsmanship, and tradition have all come together in this tough, beautiful cooker to earn our AmzingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

MSRP:$1550.00

Published On: 2/4/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Grill Review

By:

Max Good

We reviewed this popular, economically priced kamado. 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.

MSRP:$399.00

Published On: 1/25/2013 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

Pit Boss PB K24 Review

By:

Max Good

The Pit Boss PB K24 is a low cost kamado from Dansons, makers of Louisiana Pellet Smokers. We reviewed this big kamado. Some owners complain of chipped ceramic and wobbly misaligned lids, others are pleased with the great deal they got, and great deals on all Pit Boss models are available. We give this one our AmazingRibs.com Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$899.00

Published On: 6/30/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Southern Country 2 in 1 Water Smoker and Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

The Southern Country 2 in 1 Water Smoker and Charcoal Grill, as the name indicates, can be used as a bullet style water smoker, or converted to a “lock and go” portable grill. We reviewed this clever design which allows you to place the lid on the base and turn clockwise until it locks. We give it our AmazingRibs.com Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$80.00

Published On: 12/3/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

Char-Broil American Gourmet 800 Series Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Char-Broil’s American Gourmet 800 Series Charcoal Grill is a generic barrel style charcoal grill. This same design is offered by other manufacturers. We reviewed this model and award our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$130.00

Published On: 11/26/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

BODUM FYRKAT Picnic Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review. BODUM’s FYRKAT Picnic Charcoal Grill is a small, portable kettle with a cool look, available in bright red and lime green. 15 inch diameter and 5.6 pound weight make it slightly smaller than the far superior Weber Smoky Joe which we unequivocally recommend over this product.

MSRP:$80.00

Published On: 4/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Weber Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Weber calls their Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill a “Weber kettle on steroids”. We reviewed this big boy and can’t. Alas, it is very expensive, and there are other grills we think have more features and offer better value. So we give this model our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Bronze Medal.

MSRP:$1499.00

Published On: 2/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Aussie 4106 Swinger Square Utility Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Aussies are great for searing burgers, but not so much for roasting larger cuts, or cooking over a long duration. They have a very shallow lid, little air control and no ash removal system. We reviewed this model and awarded our Bronze Medal. Great portability, but limited for cooking capability.

MSRP:$89.99

Published On: 2/15/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Spark Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Everyone is talking about the sexy new Spark Grill. It catches your eye and draws you in, then throws roadblocks in the way. We wonder if Spark’s uncommon effort to improve on the simple, tried and true, beloved charcoal grill will come to fruition. Read our review to learn why we don’t currently recommend it.

MSRP:$899

Published On: 3/15/2021 Last Modified: 5/8/2021

IG Charcoal BBQ Grill Review

By:

John “Spinaker” Bowlsby

The IG Charcoal BBQ Grill has a simple, cosmetically appealing design that is best suited for direct, high-temperature grilling. Read our review to learn why we cannot recommend this grill to our readers. The poor build quality, cheap materials and rather serious design flaws garner a “Not Recommended” rating.

MSRP:$500.00

Published On: 9/11/2019 Last Modified: 2/28/2021

Char-Broil Gas2Coal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Char-Broil’s Gas2Coal Grill is a new iteration of an old design. They released different versions of this basic design before. Read our review to find why we think it’s not a bad gas grill and not a good charcoal grill. We recommend folks who want to use both fuels in this price range, spend just a little extra and get separate gas and charcoal grills.

MSRP:$300.00

Published On: 5/25/2016 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Griller Table Top Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Although these grills are popular and inexpensive, read our review to learn why we suggest you consider Weber’s Jumbo Joe Portable Grill instead. Weber’s superior construction provides much better heat control. It has almost the same amount of cook surface, costs less, and will last forever.

MSRP:$100.00

Published On: 12/3/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Dyna-Glo Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Dyna-Glo makes basically the same grill for Lowe’s under the Master Forge label. A lot of people like it, so we went to kick the tires for this review and were sorry to find it is about as flimsy as flimsy gets. It’s so cheaply constructed that it made the POJ Char-Griller on display next to it look good.

MSRP:$300.00

Published On: 11/25/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Broil Combination Charcoal and Gas Grill Review

By:

Max Good

This Char-Broil model may be a little better than other inexpensive combo grills, but read our review to learn why we can’t recommend it. It’s an appealing idea, but you’re better off getting separate grills. Even a large Weber Kettle is under a hundred dollars and there’s no shortage of low cost gassers at all the big box stores.

MSRP:$450.00

Published On: 11/19/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

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 2-in-1 Hybrid Propane Gas/Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Char-Broil has done it again, literally. They released different versions of this basic design before. It’s not a bad gas grill and not a good charcoal grill. We reviewed this model and strongly recommend folks who want to use both fuels in this price range, spend just a little extra and get separate gas and charcoal grills.

MSRP:$229.00

Published On: 4/23/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker Deluxe 700 Series Review

By:

Max Good

Just say no to cheap offset smokers like American Gourmet. Read our review to find out why. You definitely get what you pay for. Yes, the sticker price is low, the big horizontal drum looks so tough and cool, and if you don’t mind spending time and money for parts, (not to mention ruined meat), you may eventually learn to make halfway decent stuff.

MSRP:$210.00

Published On: 12/17/2013 Last Modified: 3/2/2021

Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker 300 Series Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review to learn why we do not like or recommend cheap offset smokers like American Gourmet. Yes, the sticker price is low, the big horizontal drum looks like your BBQ dream come true, and if you don’t mind spending time and money for parts, (not to mention ruined meat), you may eventually get one to work OK.

MSRP:$110.00

Published On: 12/17/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Cobb Premier Portable Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Meathead

The Cobb Premier Portable Charcoal Grill is a unique, versatile, stainless steel cooker that claims to do it all. Weighing just 8 pounds and needing only 8 charcoal briquettes to cook for 3 hours, Cobb Premier can grill, smoke, boil, fry or bake. Read our review, however, to learn why we don’t recommend it.

MSRP:$150.00

Published On: 9/12/2013 Last Modified: 2/20/2021

Char-Griller Smokin’ Pro Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review to find out why the only good thing we can say about the Char-Griller Smokin’ Pro is the price is unbeatable. Many wide-eyed first time smokers thought it made sense to buy this tin can as a starter model. The problem with the Smokin’ Pro and many other cheap offset smokers is they are hard to use.

MSRP:$279.99

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

Char-Broil Silver Smoker Review

By:

Max Good

Read our review to learn why we do not like or recommend cheap offset smokers like Char-Broil Silver. Yes, the sticker price is low, the big horizontal drum looks like your BBQ dream come true, and if you don’t mind spending time and money for parts, (not to mention ruined meat), you may eventually get one to work OK.

MSRP:$189.00

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

Dyna-Glo Dual Fuel DGP700SSB-D Gas and Charcoal Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Our review of low cost Dyna-Glo’s take on a combo, side-by-side grill. You can see why these 2-in-one grills are popular. The concept is cool, but we don’t recommend many of them. You can get two separate grills for about the same price.

MSRP:$499.00

Published On: 12/4/2012 Last Modified: 3/6/2021

PK300 Sneak Peek Review

By:

Max Good

At the time of this writing, the new PK300 wasn’t available yet. However, we were treated to a compelling pre-launch presentation and based on what we’ve seen so far, it sure looks promising. Stay tuned. We’ll do a detailed review when the new models roll out. Meanwhile, we felt PK300 was worthy of a Sneak Peek Review.

MSRP:$449

Published On: 6/30/2021

Blowin’ Smoke Cookers Gameday

By:

Max Good

Blowin’ Smoke’s Gameday is a big trailer smoker for pitmasters with big aspirations. Read our review of this big boy. The 60 inch long smoke box is separated into two sections and the large section is big enough for a whole hog. Blowin’ Smoke adds a charcoal grill on the front and a gas burner on the back for a fry pot.

MSRP:$3775.00

Published On: 6/4/2020 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Mallmann’s Grill by Best Made Company Review

By:

Max Good

Francis Mallmann, acclaimed, Argentinian celebrity chef and restaurateur, partnered with upscale, USA retailer, Best Made Company, to create Mallmann’s Grill. Read our review. It may not be the most practical choice for most cooks, but it appears to be well suited to some of his pri