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BBQ Gear Guide: AmazingRibs.com’s Picks For The Best Smokers And Grills Available For Home Delivery

award winning smokers and grills

Despite these uncertain times, one thing hasn’t changed – the joy and comfort that BBQ and grilling brings.

It starts with the right smoker or grill so we’ve compiled an elite list of AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal and Platinum Medal winners. Not only have these cookers proven themselves under our rigorous hands-on testing regime, many of them are budget friendly! Want more details? Use the links below to check out in-depth reviews, helpful photos, and Virtual Showroom videos from our own Max Good, the world’s only full-time grill and smoker tester.

Once your new grill or smoker arrives, the rest of the team here at AmazingRibs.com can provide all the recipes, tips, and techniques you need to enjoy your new cooker to its fullest. Just search the site to find what you’re looking for. Or drop us a line!

Please note that due to current supply chain issues in the smoker and grill manufacturing industry, availability and/or prices are subject to change.

Charcoal Grills

charcoal grills

Weber Original Kettle Premium 22″ Charcoal Grill

You can’t go wrong with the original Weber kettle, a charcoal grill that is built to last from one generation to the next. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $195.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Original Portable Kitchen Grill a.k.a. PK Grill

Find out why PK Grill owners have been in love since 1952. Thick aluminum construction, tight fitting hinged lid, and twin dampers. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase directly from PK Grills for $369.99 (plus free shipping) here.

Burch Barrel

The Burch Barrel is 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. Check out our full gold medal review here and purchase for approximately $895.00 here.

Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe Kamado

Built around their patented Slow ‘N Sear system, it is a kamado grill that has true 2-zone cooking. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $1,399.00 here.

Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal

There is nothing you can’t do with this baby from hot and fast grilling to low and slow smoking. It deserves a place in the backyard of every serious outdoor cook. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $1,499.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Gas Grills

gas grills

Char-Griller Grillin’ Pro Gas Grill

Low cost gas grills are the instrument of choice for most cooks because they are so easy to use, and this model delivers a lot of bang for the buck. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $310.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Weber Traveler

If you need a large portable gasser for camping, tailgating or just grilling around town on the weekend, Traveler is a very good choice. Check out our full gold medal review here and purchase for approximately $325.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 with Infrared and Side Burner

The Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 with an infrared sizzle zone side burner and infrared rear rotisserie burner is not only beautiful but also extremely versatile. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $1,500 (plus free shipping) here.

Pellet Cookers

pellet grills

Green Mountain Davy Crockett (Now The Trek)

While this grill is widely used for tailgating, it is also great for people who live in apartments and/or have a small backyard. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $348.00 here.

Camp Chef Woodwind Pellet Grill With Sear Box

The most exciting thing about the Woodwind is the addition of a super-hot gas sear box which is attached to the right side. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $899.99 (plus free shipping) here.

Green Mountain Grills Daniel Boone Prime Plus Pellet Smoker

The Daniel Boone Prime Plus from Green Mountain Grills might be the pellet cooker to show you the pleasures of these machines. Check out our full gold medal review here and purchase for approximately $799.00 here.

Pit Boss 5-Series Vertical Cabinet Pellet Smoker

The Pit Boss 5-Series Vertical Cabinet Smoker is easy to use and maintain, produces great results on a variety of meats and has a small footprint coupled with a large cooking capacity. Check out our full gold medal review here and purchase for approximately $485.99 (plus free shipping) here.

Smokers

BBQ smokers

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

Masterbuilt offers groundbreaking thermostatic control on a gas smoker at an affordable price. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $399.99 (plus free shipping) here.

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18″

Weber Smokey Mountains are often seen competing head to head with large commercial cookers at practically every competition AND WINNING! Durable and easy to operate. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $349.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Wood Grill

wood burning grills

Karubecue C-60 Pit

This brilliant design enables novice BBQ enthusiasts to smoke meat like a wizened Texas pit boss, earning our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $1,695.00 here.

The Delta By Nuke

This gold medal winning Argentinian grill (gaucho grill) burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. Check out our full gold medal review here and purchase for approximately $1449.00 (plus free shipping) here.

M Grills M1

This 2-in-1 device eliminates the need for a separate grill and dedicated smoker, straddling the territory between a rugged traditional Texas wood burning smoker and an attractive charcoal grill. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $2,325.00 here.

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

  • Clint Cantwell - Clint Cantwell is AmazingRibs.com's Senior Vice President of Whatever, charged with creating recipes, writing articles, shooting photos, and a little bit of everything else. He was named one of the "10 Faces of Memphis Barbecue" by Memphis Magazine and was the winner of Travel Channel's "American Grilled: Memphis".


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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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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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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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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone


GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily 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.

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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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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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