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

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

By:

Clint Cantwell

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 Platinum Medal winners. All of these grills and smokers have received our highest rating, a Platinum Medal, and all can be delivered right to your door. Best of all, 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 “keep calm and grill on.” Just search the site to find what you’re looking for. Or drop us a line!

Charcoal Grills

Platinum Medal 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 review here and purchase for approximately $179 (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 review here and purchase for approximately $369.99 (plus free shipping) 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 review here and purchase for approximately $1,199.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256 Dual Finish Charcoal

There is nothing you can’t do with this baby, grill and smoke, and it deserves a place in the back yard of every serious outdoor cook. Check out our full review here and purchase for approximately $1,499.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Gas Grills

Platinum Medal 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, and this model delivers a lot of bang for the buck. Check out our full review here and purchase for approximately $310.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Napoleon TravelQ 285X with Cart

Napoleon’s TravelQ TQ285X is one impressive little clam shell portable gasser, with some unique features. Perfect for apartment dweller or those with small backyards. Check out our full review here and purchase for approximately $399.99 (plus free shipping) here.

Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 with Infrared and Side Burner

The Napoleon Prestige Pro 500 with infrared sizzle zone side burner and infrared rear rotisserie burner is not only beautiful, it is also extremely versatile. Check out our full review here and purchase for approximately $2,349.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Pellet Cookers

Platinum Medal Pellet Grills

Green Mountain Davy Crockett

While this Platinum Medal 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 review here and purchase for approximately $329.99 (plus free shipping) 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 review here and purchase for approximately $899.99 (plus free shipping) here.

Smokers

Platinum Medal Smokers

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

Masterbuilt successfully offers groundbreaking use of thermostatic control on a gas smoker at an affordable price. Check out our full 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 review here and purchase for approximately $399.00 (plus free shipping) here.

Published On: 4/6/2020 Last Modified: 4/7/2021

  • 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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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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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

If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow ‘N’ Sear


The Slow ‘N’ Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.
Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool

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.
Click here to read our detailed review

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.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making 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’.

Click here to read our detailed review

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.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order