Ratings, Reviews, And Buying Guides (cont'd)

Rapala Fillet knife
This cheapo knife has a thin flexible blade with a dangerously sharp edge and a wicked sharp tip. It's good for just about everything except cutting through bone. And it costs less than $15. read more
OXO Good Grips Wire Potato Masher
Nothing beats a great dish of mashed potatoes and while you can use a stand mixer to blend them, we find an old fashioned masher like the OXO Good Grips Wire Potato Masher to be the best tool. With very little elbow grease, you can mash your spuds plenty smooth, or if you prefer, as I do, you can leave in a few lumps. read more
Gas grill on an outdoor deck on a sunny day. Shelves are attached to each side. A white LP gas tank is attached under the right shelf.
Gas grills are by far the most popular choice for outdoor cooks in the USA because they offer instant heat control, a major plus. There is a mind boggling array of choices, and it pays to look for the best value. Click here to get our best picks for 2018 and find the gas grill that suits your style and budget. read more
Charcoal Grill
Charcoal or Gas? It's a heated debate. If you love charcoal, click here for the 2018 AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Awards for Best Value Charcoal Grills. Still trying to decide which fuel? Check out our related articles such as Charcoal Grills vs. Gas Grills. All you need to know is just a click away. read more
Smoke vault smoker
You can turn out some quality smoked meat on your grill if you follow our tips. But nothing beats the flavor and aroma of BBQ ribs and brisket made on a dedicated smoker. Just beware of the cheapo smokers. They will leave you frustrated. See our 2018 AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Awards for Best Value Backyard Smokers. read more
M Grill M1 Charcoal Grill and Smoker
A few great grills are also great smokers. Generally, though, we don't recommend the cheap gas grills that are bolted to cheap smokers, despite the fact that they are popular in hardware stores. Nonetheless, a few high quality BBQ cookers rose to the top of our 2018 Pitmaster Awards for Best Value Combo Cookers. read more
Red rectangular cabinet with shiny handles and two latched doors. Thin white cables from a small, yellow electronic device have been placed inside the box
Max Good is the AmazingRibs.com Director of Equipment Reviews and Keeper of the Flame. He is the only person in the world who tests and reviews grills and smoker full time. Click now to discover how he evaluates the hundreds of gas and charcoal grills and smokers crowding the aisles at stores coast to coast. read more
jambo
Click here if you want the best grills and smokers money can buy. When BBQ is your passion and money is no object, we've got you covered. Our 2018 AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Awards for Best Luxury Grills and Smokers start at around $2,000 and go up, up and away! 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
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

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