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Grill-Smoker Combos Such As Kamados And Pellet Burners

mak grills 2 star general pellet grill

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 unitaskers. Both kamados and pellet burners come close, but as we explain in the articles below, we still consider them to be primarily smokers, because they do smoking very well, but when it comes to searing the perfect steak, most are handicapped. In the past few years a few manufacturers have attempted to achieve nirvana by welding together two devices, a grill and a smoker, with mixed results.

MAK Grills 2 Star General Pellet Grill Review

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Meathead

MAK took the pellet world by storm and quickly developed a reputation as a best in class producer largely due to their sophisticated "Pellet Boss" controller. MAK makes some of our favorite pellet smokers that we've ever tested and reviewed, easily winning our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award.
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Buying Guide To Kamado, Ceramic, Egg Smokers And Grills

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Meathead

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.

Pellet Smokers And Grills: Buying Guide, Ratings, And Reviews

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Meathead

Ratings, reviews, and recommendations on what to look for and what to buy when shopping for pellet barbecue smokers and grills.

Oklahoma Joe’s Rider DLX Pellet Grill Review

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Max Good

Oklahoma Joe's Rider DLX Pellet Grill has some very unique and clever features: a lever that shifts from smoke to sear and the best pellet hopper clean out system we've seen. During our testing and review we found a lot to like about OKJ's Rider DLX, but some serious flaws prevent us from recommending it at this time.

BBQube Kamado Go 275

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Bill McGrath

The BBQube Kamado Go 275 is a portable charcoal-fired smoker/grill that will appeal to tailgaters and backyard chefs who want a dual-purpose cooker that can operate off the grid. Read our review. Kamado Go earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Oklahoma Joe’s Rider DLX Pellet Grill Review

By:

Max Good

Oklahoma Joe's Rider DLX Pellet Grill has some very unique and clever features: a lever that shifts from smoke to sear and the best pellet hopper clean out system we've seen. During our testing and review we found a lot to like about OKJ's Rider DLX, but some serious flaws prevent us from recommending it at this time.

BBQube Kamado Go 275

By:

Bill McGrath

The BBQube Kamado Go 275 is a portable charcoal-fired smoker/grill that will appeal to tailgaters and backyard chefs who want a dual-purpose cooker that can operate off the grid. Read our review. Kamado Go earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal.

Buying Guide To Kamado, Ceramic, Egg Smokers And Grills

By:

Meathead

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.

Pellet Smokers And Grills: Buying Guide, Ratings, And Reviews

By:

Meathead

Ratings, reviews, and recommendations on what to look for and what to buy when shopping for pellet barbecue smokers and grills.

Published On: 5/13/2019 Last Modified: 5/8/2021


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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.

Click here to read our complete review


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.
Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


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’.

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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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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

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Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
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