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

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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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
grilled ribeye
Which grill grate is best: stainless steel, cast iron, enamel coated, plated wire, or cast aluminum? The answer may surprise you. This definitive guide explains which grill grates are the most durable, deliver the most heat, and are the easiest to clean and maintain in your grill. read more
Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker
Here are the tested tools and tips to make the most of your Weber Smokey Mountain, arguably the most popular and best rated bullet style smoker on the market. This comprehensive guide covers everything from seasoning the smoker to proper fire building techniques as well as reviews of the top products for the WSM. read more
weber kettle accessories
America's most iconic grill, the Weber Original Kettle charcoal grill is amazing on it's own but is taken to new heights thanks to a variety of accessories, tools, and add-ons. From high heat grill grate inserts to conversion kits for low-and-slow cooking, AmazingRibs.com has tested reviews of countless enhancements. read more
Grilling Spatula and Tongs
Here is the ultimate guide to selecting the best spatula and tongs for your BBQ and grilling adventures. AmazingRibs.com has weeded through the countless options available in order to help you identify what are arguably the most important BBQ and grilling tools, a quality spatula and tongs for moving and turning food. 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
a photo of all the coolers we tested
If you're looking for the right cooler to fit your needs, AmazingRibs.com has compiled comprehensive hands-on reviews of some of the top brands and models. We put some of the most expensive and innovative super coolers to the torture tests, including how long they keep food cold or hot, durability, leakage, and more. read more
All Clad frying pan
Cookware manufacturers try to sell you sets of pots of pans in all different sizes. But you really only need a few basics. Here's a guide to the pots and pans you will actually use. 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
An array of various meat shredding tools
Often call pork pullers, tese sharp hand extenders make light work of pulling or shredding smoked pork. They also make it super-easy to lift large, hot roasts like turkey and roast beef from the grill or from a roasting pan onto a platter. Plus, they toss a big bowl of salad in a jif. Here's a guide to the best. read more
Henckels chef's knife
At least one good chef's knife is the most essential tool in any kitchen. Does that mean you need to spend hundreds of dollars on an entire set of knives? No. Just a few good quality knives are all you really need. read more
Images of a sharp blade, a dull blade and a resharpened blade
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
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
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
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
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
heat resistant gloves
Gloves are the best way to handle hot pots, pans, grill grates, pizza stones, and food. We tested and rated a bunch of them. read more
An assortment of cut resistant gloves
These gloves are designed to keep you from cutting your hands. They are especially helpful for things like clams, oysters, boning meats, and more. read more
photo of electric knives we tested
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
lump charcoal
There are many ways to start a charcoal fire. There is one best way, and one worst way. Here they are. read more
kenji's gratin
Our favorite cookbooks, food books, magazines, newsletters, and periodicals will help you grow you skills. read more
corkscrew threads
Recommended tools and glassware for maintaining a bar at home. read more
flannery beef
Many of our favorite restaurants and caterers now ship right to your door. Here are some foods we love. read more
Pitmaster Award
Here are our favorite tools, toys, and accessories, the ones you absolutely need. read more
Looking for the best accessories, tools, and toys for enhancing your overall BBQ and grilling experience? AmazingRibs.com has compiled a list of various products designed to make outdoor cooking more efficient, more expansive, and/or more fun. Hand selected by our team, these items are "must haves" for any griller. read more

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