What’s New On AmazingRibs.com

Here’s what’s new on this site. Below are new tested recipes created by our team of chefs, new articles by our staff, and new hands-on reviews by our team of experts on the latest grills, smokers, thermometers, and accessories.


Cuisinart Griddler Five Review

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Max Good

Cuisinart's Griddler Five is an electric indoor griddle/grill that upgrades their previous version with a sleek modern look, LCD display, digital controls, and a sear function. If you're shopping for a small indoor electric, Cuisinart's Griddler Five deserves a look. It's versatile, easy to clean, and light and small enough to store out of the way in an upper kitchen cabinet. We award it our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.
2021 BBQ Hall of Fame

Meathead Makes The Barbecue Hall Of Fame!

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Clint Cantwell

On May 26, 2021, I was informed that I made the Barbecue Hall of Fame. Wow! This is quite an honor. The other two living inductees honored this year are Ollie Gates of Gates BBQ in Kansas City, and Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott’s BBQ in Charleston. “Legacy” (deceased) inductees this year include Arthur Bryant of Arthur Bryant’s BBQ in Kansas City and Lyttle Bridges Cabaniss of Bridges Barbecue in Shelby NC. I am the second inductee from the Chicago area, the other being James Lemons, founder of Lem’s Bar-B-Que.
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The Most Popular BBQ And Grilling Websites: Debunking A Recent Report

When it comes to determining the most popular BBQ and grilling websites, the only true reporting tool is Google Analytics. When seeking your "go to" outdoor cooking resource, it is hard to dispute AmazingRibs.com's reach with more than 25 million page views annually, coupled with its 17,000 member strong Pitmaster Club subdomain.
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Join Our Whiskey Tasting!

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Clint Cantwell

Like bourbon? Join us for an exclusive tasting of four single-barrel bourbons conducted by master whiskey distiller Jeremy Elliot of Smugglers Notch Distillery.

Hypocrisy By Epicurious

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Meathead

The cooking website Epicurious.com, is not publishing any new recipes using beef out of concern for sustainability. This is bullpoop. Find out why.
Brooke Orrison Lewis at the grill

AmazingRibs.com Has A Powerful New Engine!

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Dave Joachim

Welcome to the new AmazingRibs.com! Over the past year, our elves have been working diligently behind the scenes to rebuild this entire website. At first glance, AmazingRibs.com may look similar to the way it always has, but under the hood, we have completely rebuilt the engine. It's now faster and easier to navigate.

Weber Traveler Review

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Max Good

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

Spark Grill Review

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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.

Everdure by Heston Blumenthal FORCE 2-Burner Review

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Clint Cantwell

Part of the Everdure Grills by Heston Blumenthal collection of smokers and grills, the FORCE is a 48-inch, 2-burner propane gas grill that comes with a stand. There is no arguing that the FORCE looks cool, but our review shows the grill falls short in several areas, especially given its approximately $900 price tag.

Burch Barrel Review

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John “Spinaker” Bowlsby

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

Char-Griller Flavor Pro Review

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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.

MeatStick X Wireless Food Thermometer Review

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Bill McGrath

Read our complete review of the MeatStick X, a fully wireless "smart" thermometer that simultaneously measures food and ambient temperatures and communicates this info to your smart phone.

Tappecue Touch and Airprobe2 Bundle Review

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Bill McGrath

Read our complete review of the updated Airprobe2 for use with the Tappecue Touch that exhibits excellent accuracy in a wireless "smart" thermometer probe.

SnS Grills SnS-100 Instant Read Thermometer Review

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Bill McGrath

The SNS Grills SNS-100 instant read thermometer is a full-featured hand-held food thermometer that displays good accuracy, quick response time, an ambidextrous readout, and a backlight in a waterproof package. Check out our full product review.

Yummly Wireless Meat Thermometer Review

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Bill McGrath

Read our complete review of the Yummly Wireless Meat Thermometer, a fully wireless "smart" thermometer that simultaneously measures food and ambient temperatures and communicates this info to your smart phone.

Barbecue Chicken Made Easy: Everything You Need To Know About Amazing Chicken On the Grill And Smoker E-Book

With “Barbecue Chicken Made Easy: Everything You Need To Know About Amazing Chicken On the Grill & Smoker” by Meathead and Brigit Binns, you can master the art of perfectly grilled and smoked chicken. Say goodbye forever to charred skin, burnt sauce and undercooked meat. Explore chicken recipes, tips, and so much more.
Pork tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce

Give Grilled Pork Tenderloin The Steak Treatment With Green Peppercorn Sauce

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Dave Joachim

Grilled pork tenderloin comes together fast and takes on classic French flavors in the hands of Georgia's Top Chef Kevin Gillespie. Like classic Steak Diane, the sliced tenderloin is served with a flavorful green peppercorn sauce.
pork Brunswick stew

Enjoy Your Barbecue With A Side Of Brunswick Stew

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Dave Joachim

Top Chef Fan Favorite Kevin Gillespie says that barbecue is always served with Brunswick stew in his native Georgia. Squirrel is the traditional meat, but Kevin likes to use beef and pork or even scraps of barbecued pork. His recipe also includes a secret ingredient that amplifies the flavors of everything else.
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The Science Of Slow Cookers

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Dave Joachim

Slow cookers are not truly “set it and forget it”. If you just throw everything in the crock, turn it on and walk away, you’re likely to get soggy, bland results. A little effort yields much more delicious food. Check out this list of Do's and Don'ts to maximize your cookers strengths and minimize its weaknesses.
BBQ Legend Mike Mills

Remembering BBQ Legend Mike Mills

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Meathead

Barbecue Hall of Famer Mike Mills died Tuesday morning December 29, 2020 due to issues unrelated to COVID. I first met Mike and his daughter Amy in October 2005 at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue. He was introduced to me as “The Legend.” And he truly is.

ThermoPro TP-27B Wireless Meat Thermometer Review

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Bill McGrath

Read our review of the ThermoPro TP-27B four-channel wireless remote food thermometer. This well-made unit has all the features you're likely to need at a low price.

ThermoPro TP-15H Instant Read Thermometer Review

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Bill McGrath

Read our review of the ThermoPro TP-15H, a fast instant-read food thermometer that had excellent accuracy and is built to allow rinsing under running water

Portable Kitchen PKGO Camp and Tailgate Grilling System Review

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Max Good

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

An Introduction To The Art Of Steak Cookoff Competitions

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Clint Cantwell

If you’re like me, you likely fancy yourself quite the steak griller. But the true test of one’s talent is entering one of the countless steak cooking contests held each year. If you've ever considered competing in a steak cookoff, here's a first person account of what you can expect to encounter from start to finish.

Published On: 2/15/2019 Last Modified: 6/10/2021


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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here’s A Great Buy!

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!
Click here to read our complete review


Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
Click here for our review on this unique smoker


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.

Click here to read our detailed review

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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.
Click here for our review of this superb smoker


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.

Click here to read our complete review


Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


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!

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The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


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 because temperature control is so much easier.

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them