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Don’t like to read? Watch our videos on how to buy a grill or smoker. Each one shows you everything you need to know before you go shopping. Can’t decide between a gas or charcoal grill? Watch both videos to get a handle on the pros and cons of each. Or maybe you’re considering buying an offset smoker. Watch the smoker video to see the big picture on all the different types of smokers available before you take the plunge.

When you’re ready to look at specific cookers, head over to our searchable database of more than 500 grills and smokers that we have meticulously tested, rated, and reviewed. Dial in your search by price, cooking capacity, manufacturer, and other parameters. Only want the best of the best? Then go straight to our Platinum Award winning cookers by clicking the red buttons in each category here. If you want to see our editors’ top picks, then check out this year’s Spring Gear Guide, featuring the top Platinum medal winning cookers available for home delivery today. Or maybe you have specific questions on things like electrics grills or designing an outdoor kitchen. Get answers here in our general buying guide for grills, smokers, hog roasters, pizza ovens, and more. But first, watch these videos so you know the right questions to ask about any type of grill or smoker.

How To Buy A Gas Grill

Gas grills are the most popular outdoor cooker. Learn what makes a gasser tick.

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Published On: 5/11/2020 Last Modified: 4/13/2021

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Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

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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.

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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.

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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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Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


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

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One


The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. 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.

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Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


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 beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

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Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

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Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

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