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.
If you are in the market for a great high-end gas grill, read our review of the Landmann Professional Series Ardor 5-Burner Gas Grill which delivers across the board – from assembly to heat control to clean-up and more. The grill is constructed almost entirely of 304 grade stainless steel, meaning it not only looks good. It is built to last.
The Hestan GMBR36-LP is one of the best gas grills we have tested and reviewed. 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.
We reviewed this solid, premium 4-burner grill 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.
We tested and reviewed 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".
The American Muscle Grill is a unique, luxury gas grill that looks and cooks like a high performance hot rod. We testing and reviewed 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!
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 and reviewed this excellent cooker and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.
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Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker
Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker
Green Mountain’s portable Trek 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 Trek from your smart phone or laptop.
Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.
GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.
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.
The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.
Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater
Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.
The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.