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BBQ Gear Guide: The Best Smokers And Grills To Buy Today

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As any serious outdoor cook will tell you, there are few hobbies that compare to 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

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 $219.00 (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 $499.00 (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 $1,195.00 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 $1,799.00 here.

Hasty-Bake Legacy 131

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 $1,299.00 here.

Gas Grills

Magma Party Size Marine Kettle Gas Grill

Magma created a stainless steel grill that could survive the harsh saltwater climate found along shores and harbors. Although you won’t be using their products for any BBQ competitions or smoking, they are perfect for harbor cookouts and can even produce a decent char when desired. Check out our full Gold medal review here and purchase for approximately $270.00 (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 $399.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Kenmore PG-40409S0LB-1 4-Burner With Searing Side Burner

This moderately priced 4-Burner Gas Grill caught our eye. We love gassers with an external infrared ceramic side burner that provides intense, searing heat. The Kenmore 4-Burner Gas Grill is a good option for someone looking for value and functionality. While this grill will not last a lifetime, it will fit the bill for a budget conscious griller who wants some useful extras without a huge price tag. Check out our full gold medal review here and purchase for approximately $499.00 (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 $1,599.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Pellet Cookers

Green Mountain Grills TREK Prime

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 $379.00 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 $599.00 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 $699.00 (plus free shipping) here.

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 $419.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Pit Barrel Cooker

You’ll be flabbergasted as you create one perfectly smoked delicacy after another with little more effort than preparation. This AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal winner is $399 delivered to your door. Pop it out of the box and start SMOKIN! Pit Barrel Cooker is one of the more impressive products we’ve tested and reviewed. Check out our full platinum medal review here and purchase for approximately $399.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Wood Grill

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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 $1,739.00 (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 it here for approximately $3,000.00.

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Published On: 6/8/2024 Last Modified: 6/10/2024

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