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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.
Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners
The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One
The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.
The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.
The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!
The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).
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.
The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted
Their NK22CK-C 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 NK22CK-C a viable alternative.
Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff
If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.
GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.
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.
The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes 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'.
Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.
The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.
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.
I am thrilled to announce that I will be on the all-star faculty of the "BBQ Stars" master classes in barbecue and grilling. Each of us will be presenting a series of 8 to 10 videos covering all aspects of outdoor cooking starting in the fall of 2019. That means 80 to 100 videos on how to make great barbecue!
It's like having 11 top chefs come hang out with you at your grill and teach you their secrets. We'll also take you behind the scenes into our private kitchens and outdoor cooking spaces to find out what inspires our creativity and drives our passion. And unlike a $1,000 in-person class, there are no travel hassles or expenses. Plus, you can watch and re-watch the videos until you really get the hang of things. Or go back later and watch them to brush up certain techniques if it's been a while.
The best part is that you own the workshops, so you can learn at your own pace. Pause, rewind, or fast-forward to lock in all the techniques your way. No matter where you are in your grilling, smoking, or cooking skills, these videos are ideal for all levels. There’s even a private Facebook community where you can connect with other like-minded BBQ fans, share recipes and tips, and encourage each other as your skills get better and better. Click the link here for more info and to register. If you purchase with this link, I earn a commission, at no extra cost to you
Here’s the faculty lineup, listed alphabetically, and the titles of their classes
David Bouska, Two-Time World BBQ Champion, "Championship Secrets for the Backyard Griller"
Ariane Daguin, Chef and Founder, D'Artagnan, "Let's Cut to the Beef: Butcher's Picks & the Best Way to Cook Them"
Dean Fearing, James Beard Award winning Chef, Creator of Fearing's Restaurant, and known as the Father of Southwestern Cuisine, "Elevating the BBQ Experience at Home"
Tim Grandinetti, Award-Winning Chef / Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen and Bar, "Farm-to-Table Flavor Bombs"
Ken Phillips and Brett Gallaway, Founders of the Steak Cookoff Association, "Raising the Steaks!"
Matt Pittman, Owner of Meat Church and Grand Champion Pitmaster, "It All Starts with the Rub"
Meathead, Barbecue Whisperer and Hedonism Evangelist at AmazingRibs.com, "The Meathead Method: Using Science for Great BBQ and Grilling"
Kent Rollins, Chopped Grill Master and Award-Winning Cowboy Cook, "Tips from the Chuck Wagon: Live Fire and Cast Iron Cooking"
Harry Soo, Award-winning Grand Champion BBQ Pitmaster and Owner of Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ, "Asian Flare of BBQ"
Tuffy Stone, World Record-Breaking Champion Pitmaster and 2019 Memphis In May Grand Champion, "First Place Box Secrets"
Published On: 06/10/2019Last Modified: 06/16/2019
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