Best BBQ Gifts $51 to $200

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Here's the meat of the matter: plenty of gifts for BBQ lovers from inexpensive charcoal grill accessories to a full-size gas grill at an incredible price. All of these gifts are Platinum or Gold Medal winners and range in price from $51 to $200. Click the links below to read our full reviews and check prices.

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Read our review of the ThermoWorks Smoke X4, a long-range remote four-channel digital food thermometer that will satisfy the pickiest chef; a Platinum Medal easily. read more
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Want to get more from your pellet smoker? How about wood-fired pizza? The Green Mountain Grills Wood Fired Pizza Attachment expands the capabilities of your pellet cooker far beyond low and slow smoking. Read our review to see just how hot this inexpensive attachment gets and to see the gorgeous pizzas we baked on it. read more
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Want more smoke from your pellet cooker? The Heavy D Stick Burning Heat Diffuser replaces your cooker's current heat diffuser and includes perforated chambers for holding wood logs or chunks that generate smoke for about 2 hours. Read our full review. read more
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Looking to get a great sear from your pellet cooker? The Sear Daddy Universal Pellet Grill Searing Station replaces your cooker's current heat diffuser with a funnel shaped one. Its "flavorizer bars" and lava rocks create a dedicated searing station with 360 square inches of grill space. Read our full review. read more
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This is a superb chef knife with a wicked sharp 15 degree cutting edge that is also drop dead gorgeous. read more
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The Maverick XR-50 is an extended-range, four-channel wireless remote food and cooker thermometer. It ships with two straight 6" probes and two straight 3" probes. It is well constructed with a robust case and heavy-duty probes, so it should stand up well. Wins a solid top rating for performance and construction. read more
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Weber Kettles enjoy evergreen popularity from one generation to the next. They are durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. Pile up coal on one side to sear steaks or set up 2-zone roasting, We tested these iconic grills. You can't go wrong with our Platinum Medal winning Weber kettles. read more
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The Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Tabletop Gas Grill is Portable with a capital P! Small and lightweight the design favors style and mobility over performance. We tested This little portable and found it got plenty hot for searing. This attractive, lightweight portable earns our AmazingRibs.com Silver Medal. read more
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A basic, full size Weber Kettle with no bells or whistles. You can't go wrong with Weber kettles. They are durable and you can cook just about anything you want on them. Pile up coal on one side to sear steaks or set up 2-zone roasting, All Weber kettles earn our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. read more
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This solid portable gas grill that employs Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design to produce searing temps while preventing flare-ups and retaining foods moisture earns our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. Heavy cast aluminum lid and firebox will not rust and will retain heat much better than thin steel. read more
Need an inexpensive, no fuss, portable cooking surface? Welcome to short order cooking on the go. Blackstone's popular 17" Tabletop Griddle is great for camping, tailgating and RV use. Most people who buy this "liddle" griddle love it. We give it our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. read more
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The HomeRight ElectroLight Fire Starter gets your charcoal, fireplace, or wood stove ignited quickly. Up to 1300ºF of hot air lights a piece of wood or a pile of charcoal in about two minutes. When the unit gets dangerously hot, it will not re-start until it's safe to do so. Click to read our full review. read more
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While there are countless sous vide immersion circulators currently available, one of our favorites is the Breville Joule, a sleek unit that not only performs extremely well, its compact shape fits easily in a kitchen drawer. WiFi and Bluetooth enabled, the Joule works in conjunction with the Breville/ChefSteps app. read more
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For about $90 you can easily convert a standard Weber Kettle into a much better grill as well as a smoker capable of making restaurant quality smoked ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, turkey, salmon, or whatever you want to smoke. read more
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Unlike the stand-alone single task stick blender, I have simply fallen in love with my KitchenAid 3-speed stick blender that not only purees liquids in the pot, it also converts to an electric whisk for whisking eggs or cream; a mini food processor with locking lid for chopping small ingredients; and more. read more

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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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