Best BBQ Gifts $501 to $1000

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If you're ready to splurge on a great gift for a BBQ lover, you've come to the right place. These are all Platinum or Gold Medal winners ranging in price from $501 to $1000. You'll see everything from a 4-burner gas grill to a mid-size pellet smoker to a combo charcoal grill/smoker. Just click the links to read our full reviews and check prices.

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Shiny metal rectangular grill on an outdoor deck with black shelves on each side.
PK360 takes all the great elements of the classic 1952 PK, improves the design, beefs up construction and delivers one beautiful charcoal grill. We tested this classic, versatile charcoal grill and gave it our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. The rectangular shape makes it a 2-zone king. read more
Shiny steel gas grill with shelves on both sides mounted on cart with two doors.
This Napoleon Rogue gas grill is a smaller, slightly stripped down, lower cost version of one of our favorites in Napoleon's more expensive Prestige line. This quality gas grill receives our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. We love the infrared sear burner mounted on the left side shelf. read more
Black barrel shaped pellet smoker with stainless steel hood. A small gas grill is attached to the right side.
Comparable in capacity to Traeger's popular Lil' Tex Elite, but much more sophisticated and easy to find for well below its list price. Woodwind includes Camp Chef's super hot gas Sear Box which is attached to the right side. We tested this innovative smoker and gave it our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. read more
Black kamado on a four legged stand with wood shelves attached on both sides.
Vision's Professional S-Series has some unique and interesting features not found on other ceramics. Their ProZone System is a slide out ash tray with dual intake dampers and a slot for the included electric fire starter. It can also convert to a gas grill! Vision S-Series earns our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. read more
Gas grill on an outdoor deck on a sunny day. Shelves are attached to each side. A white LP gas tank is attached under the right shelf.
Easy to use, easy to clean and backed up by the best warranty and customer service in the business. Find out more about why this popular, tried and true, work horse of a grill continues to win our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award. read more
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We always liked Grilla, but the original price seemed steep. We felt a premium was being placed on the cool cosmetics. In 2016 Grilla Grills made a substantial price cut. That drew us off the fence and earned Grills our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal. read more
A black smoker with a lower and upper cabinet attached to each other. Mounted on a steel frame.
A charcoal grill with a smoker spliced on top.The Good-One's Patio Junior is a mini version of their popular Open Range. This cleverly designed charcoal unit uses the same concepts of an offset smoker, but it works better. The Good-One lives up to its' name and receives our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. read more
Charcoal grill with a black box lower half and shiny steel hood. There is a window in the hood, a shelf in front and on the left side. Under the left side shelf is a hand crank.
We have never tested and worked with a finer charcoal grill. Hasty-Bake easily earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. There is nothing you can't do with this grill and it deserves a place in the back yard of every serious outdoor cook. It is the Swiss Army knife of grills. read more
Black 4-burner gas grill on a double door cart
The Broil King Baron 420 is an AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal winning, mid-size, 4-burner gas grill. Many compare Broil King very favorably to Weber. A high compliment indeed! Broil King claims their patented Dual Tube Burners produce more even heat and increase burner life. read more

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