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Kalamazoo Shokunin Kamado Grill Review

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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.

Weber Summit Kamado E6 and S6 Charcoal Grill Review

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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!

Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe Kamado Review

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Max Good

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

Kamado Joe Classic II 18″ Review

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Max Good

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

Broil King Keg 5000 Review

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Max Good

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

Vision Professional S-Series Kamado Review

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Max Good

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

Komodo Kamado Big Bad 32 Review

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Meathead

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

Primo Oval XL 400 Review

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Max Good

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

Primo Oval Junior Review

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Max Good

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

Vision Signature Series Plaza Kamado Review

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Max Good

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

Vision Professional C-Series Kamado Review

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Max Good

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

Kamado Joe Big Joe Review

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Max Good

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

Komodo Kamado 23″ OTB Gen 2.6 Review

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Meathead

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

Char-Broil Kamander Charcoal Grill Review

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Max Good

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

Monolith BBQ Guru Edition Classic Review

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Max Good

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

Published On: 1/6/2021 Last Modified: 4/20/2021


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The Undisputed Champion!

Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

ThermoWorks’ Thermapen ONE provides an accurate reading in one second or less. The ONE also includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight, rotating display, and water resistant seals. Don’t accept cheap substitutes.
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Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker


Green Mountain’s portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

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Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

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With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
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