Ratings, Reviews, And Buying Guides

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Read these truly unbiased reviews and ratings before you buy. For the best deals, pay attention to "The AmazingRibs.com Best Value Medals", especially the Platinum and Gold Medals. Medals are based on (1) features, (2) construction quality, and (3) value. Rarely will a $400 Platinum Medal be in the same quality league as an $800 Platinum Medal or a $1,200 Platinum Medal, so it is important that you read the reviews to see what we say about the construction quality and features.  Click here for more info about our medals and how we rate and review.

grills and smokers

Ratings & Reviews Of 500 Grills, Smokers, Pizza Ovens, Hog Roasters, And More

Our searchable database has over 500 cookers reviewed and rated by the world's leading authority on the subject, Max Good. Many have comments from owners. Pay attention to our Best Value Awards and start with the AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medals for Best Value Grills & Smokers. We think these are the best of the best on the market in a wide range of prices. Don't see what you want? Use the search box on the left. You should also read the articles linked below for shopping tips.

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thermometers

Ratings & Reviews Of 200+ Thermometers For Food, Grills, Smokers, Ovens as Well As Thermostatic Controllers

This may be the single most important page on this entire website because you cannot be a good cook if you cannot control temperature. Unfortunately, with today's food supply, undercooking dinner can do more than ruin your meal, it can kill you. And overcooking can ruin pretty expensive meat. A good digital thermometer is an essential tool that every kitchen or backyard barbecue should have on hand. You will be amazed at how having good digital thermometers can improve your cooking. Dial thermometers are technology from the 1800s and they are often waaaay off. Cooking without good digital thermometers is like driving at night without headlights. Our electrical engineer has tested more than 100 with precision instruments and used them in real life situations. Don't be making excuses for overcooked expensive meat, or apologies in the hospital.

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accessories

Best Tools, Accessories, And Gadgets

Here are the cool tools and toys that will make you a better outdoor cook. There are attachments that will turn your trusty old Weber Kettle into a serious smoker, gadgets that you can toss onto a gas grill and make it belch tasty smoke, a cutting board that collects all the juices, pork pullers, grill toppers that will keep the veggies from committing suicide and jumping into the fire, tongs for flipping fish, bright LED lights for the grill handle, a spot and grease remover that will absolutely remove sauce stains from your shirts, and much more.

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gifts

Gift Guide: All Top Medal Winners

Some of our favorite Platinum and Gold Medal winners, perfect gifts for the grillmaster or pitmaster. No ugly ties here!

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Looking for a new grill? Dreaming of a better smoker? Check out our top picks for best grills and smokers of the year in all price categories, as chosen by our full time grill and smoker tester, Max Good. read more
PK grill
Grills are not created equally. Before you sink any money into a grill check out this article. It could save you from buying a lemon and make sure your grill meets your needs. read more
Pit Barrel Smoker
A good dedicated smoker will make ribs, brisket and pulled pork that rivals most restaurants. There are many choices: gas, charcoal, wood and wood pellets. Before you go shopping click here and print out our article on How To Buy a Smoker. read more
Primo Kamado
The dream machine is the one that can do it all, high temperature searing and low and slow smoke roasting. The fact is that you can pretty easily adapt any grill for smoking and many smokers can grill and sear, but sadly few do both as well as the monotaskers. read more
2018 AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal for best thermometers
A good digital thermometer is a cook's most important tool. Our electrical engineer has tested more than 150. There is nothing like it in the world. You can use the search options at left. Below are the best, our Platinum Medal winners. Get the unbiased results for each product. read more
BBQ tools
Here's are reviews of tools, equipment, gadgets, and toys that can help make you a better cook. We have tested all of these products and we really put them through their paces to see if they are worth using. Our reviews and ratings are totally unbiased. read more
outdoor kitchen
Want more than a barbecue or smoker on your patio or deck? How about a fully equipped outdoor kitchen? Here are some great ideas you may want to consider, or at least dream about. read more
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Here are the tools and toys that avid grillers and pitmasters want most. Our reviewers kicked the tires on hundreds of grill and BBQ products and wrote detailed reviews. We organized everything in price categories from under $50 to over $2,000 so you can find the perfect BBQ gift for that special someone. read more
Platinum Medal
The AmazingRibs.com Best Value Medal Winners are highly recommended products that we have tested personally or that have been tested by our reliable sources. read more
Gas Grills: Buying Guide, Reviews, And Ratings
Here's how gas grills work and what to look for when you go shopping. read more
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A comprehensive review and buyer's guide of almost all the wood burning and charcoal grills available from experts, with ratings. read more
Napoleon travelq
A buyer's guide to for electric grills. read more
tailgater
Reviews of Tailgate, Camping, Small, Lightweight and Portable Grills for the balcony, beach, tailgate party, hiking, cattle drive, Winnebago, or yacht. read more
offset smoker
Ratings, reviews, and recommendations on what to look for and what to buy when shopping for charcoal or wood fired barbecue smokers. read more
kamado komodo grill smoker
The kamado, ceramic, egg grill, smoker, and oven is a fast growing category with more and more choices every year. Here are reviews and ratings of them all. read more
fec1000pc pellet grill and smoker
Ratings, reviews, and recommendations on what to look for and what to buy when shopping for pellet barbecue smokers and grills. read more
Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain
Ratings, reviews, and recommendations on how to shop for gas fired barbecue smokers. These are simple smokers that produce good flavor, on a modest budget. read more
Smoke types
Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and tips on what to look for and what to buy when shopping for electric barbecue smokers. read more

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