Best BBQ Gifts $2000+

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Now you're running with the big dogs. Here are some of our favorite grills and smokers in what we call the "Luxury" category. All are Platinum or Gold Medal winners and prices range from $2000 on up. These are some of the best cookers in the business, including everything from top-of-the line gas grills and pellet smokers to a very special water smoker. Click the links below to read our full reviews and check prices.

Hestan Outdoor 36 Gas Grill
The Hestan GMBR36-LP is one of the best gas grills we have tested. Period. And we've cooked on a multitude of gassers. There is so much right about this innovative design we struggle to find something to criticize. Hestan easily wins our AmaziingRibs.com Platinum Medal. read more
Shiny stainless steel gas grill mounted on a double door cart with four casters. A shelf is attached to each side.
This solid, premium 4-burner grill is made with 16 gauge high quality 304 stainless steel. Angus makes it easy to cook a wide variety of recipes and we love the powerful, unique design of the cast stainless steel burners pumping 15,000 BTU a piece. Our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal goes to Angus. read more
Stainless steel gas grill with fancy front that looks like a race car
The American Muscle Grill is a unique, luxury gas grill that looks and cooks like a high performance hot rod. We testing this super charged beast and gave it our Gold Medal Award. Find out why tough guys like Sylvester Stallone are in hog heaven cooking on AMG! read more
Big black upright cabinet with two chimneys on top and a shelf in front and on the left side. Mounted on a rack with four wheels. There are two doors with large shiny handles, and large round gauges.
We tested this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Fully welded with solid construction, H2O 48 incorporates Mixon's signature water pan design with a clever auto fill feature. It's fully insulated with double walled construction and filled with "military grade insulation". read more
Large black charcoal kettle grill with smoke coming out the top, mounted on a cart with four wheel. It is on a brick patio with a building in the background.
The Weber Summit Charcoal Grill is a radical departure from George Stephen's original Weber Kettle and Weber's first major upgrade to the kettle in decades. It is bigger, badder and more versatile with a price tag to match. We tested this excellent cooker and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. read more

Hestan 36 inch propane gas grill

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AmazingRibs.com Editor David Joachim has authored, edited, or collaborated on more than 45 cookbooks including four on barbecue and grilling, making him a perfect match for a website dedicated to the “Science of Barbecue and Grilling.” His Food Science column has appeared in "Fine Cooking" magazine since 2011. 

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