BBQ And Kitchen Tools, Toys, And Accessories Rated And Reviewed

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Here's are our reviews of tools, toys, gadgets, and equipment that can help make you a better cook as well as those that should be avoided all together. We have tested all of these products and we really put them through their paces to see if they are worth using. For the best deals, pay attention to our "The AmazingRibs.com Best Value Medals", especially the Gold Medals. Medals are based on (1) features, (2) construction quality, and (3) value. Rarely will a $400 Gold Medal be in the same quality league as an $800 Gold Medal or a $1,200 Gold Medal, so be sure you see what we say about the construction quality, features and how they perform in the real world. Click the link above for more info about how we test, rate, and review.

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hands are the best tools
There are thousands of kitchen tools and gadgets out there. Here's a sensible guide to the ones you need and the ones you don't. read more
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Looking for the best BBQ tools, toys, and accessories? Our barbecue experts have tested hundreds of tools and rated them in our searchable database. The search options at left give you unbiased results for each product. Below are the best of the best, our Platinum Medal winners. These are the BBQ tools you really need. read more
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We test, compare, rate, and review popular electric knives. An electric knife makes quick work of slicing a big hunk of meat like turkeys, whole packer briskets, beef tenderloin, prime rib, crown roast of pork, and hams. They are great at making even cuts. read more
double spatula
These double spatulas, or oversize tongs if you prefer, made from sturdy stainless steel, are the best thing to happen to burgers since buns and fish filets since tartar sauce. Slip it under the burger or filet, clamp down, flip and gently slide back onto the grates. No more broken burgers or filets. read more
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It's vital to keep your knives sharp. But not all knife sharpeners do a great job. And they're all built a little differently. Check out our reviews before you buy. read more
GrillBlazer GrillGun
Lighting your smoker, grill, or fire pit has never looked so cool! It also couldn't be much simpler thanks to the GrillBlazer GrillGun propane torch. The device looks like a pistol and a flamethrower had a child, providing plenty of firepower for getting charcoal or wood going in a matter of minutes. read more
Yukon Glory Griddle Hood
The Griddle Hood from Yukon Glory is a useful accessory for outdoor griddles. It works with almost nearly every outdoor griddle on the market. On a typical 36 inch griddle, the hood will cover about half the cooking surface, helping to trap heat, melt cheese, and block wind. Check out our full review. read more
injector needle
There are a number of meat injection gizmos on the market ranging from simple hypodermics to pumps. They all work, but some work better than others. Here are our reviews. read more
Ribeye steak from Crowd Cow
If you've ever wondered where your beef's been raised before it's bundled in butcher paper, Crowd Cow takes the guesswork out of the process. You buy small shares of cows raised on select farms so you have an understanding of what it was fed, how it was finished, and the types of flavors you can expect before buying. read more
Weber Original 2-piece Grilling Tool Set
A quality set of spatula and tongs are essential for good grilling. We recommend those with long handles such as the Weber Original 2-Piece Stainless Steel Grilling Tool Set as they keep you as far from the heat as possible. The set is dishwasher safe, while the soft touch handles offer comfortable non-slip grip. read more
greasy grates
Clean grill grates make better grilled food. Here's a buying guide to grill brushes, scrapers, and other BBQ cleaning tools to make sure you're turning out the best tasting food from your cooker. read more
weber grill topper
Some grill toppers and racks are essential. A rib rack helps you cook more meat at once, and a grill tray prevents small foods like asparagus from falling into the fire. You can even get a perforated grill wok or saute pan for tossing small foods over the fire. Here's a guide to the best. read more
pizza on the grill
Create perfect pizza on the grill thanks to these top rated tools. If you're a fan of brick oven pizza then this is the gear that will help you create it directly on your grill, from pizza stones to pizza peels and more. The result is a crust that is crisp, smoky and lightly charred and piping hot toppings. read more
All Clad frying pan
Skip the big cookware sets and pick up a few good pieces. Cookware manufacturers try to sell you sets of pots of pans in all different sizes. But you really only need a few basics, a frying pan or two, a saucepan or soup pot, and a bigger stock pot or pasta pot. Here's a guide to the pots and pans you'll actually use. read more
Kitchenaid slow cooker
It would be nice to have all kinds of small appliances on hand from a waffle maker to a deep fryer, but no one has unlimited counter and cabinet space. Here's a guide to the most essential small appliances both large and small. read more

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Meathead is the founder and publisher of AmazingRibs.com, and is also known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", a New York Times Best Seller and named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.

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