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.

grilltastic grill brush
This superb Grilltastic grill brush is well built but its superpower is that it sprays steam and that removes everything, including all grease and carbon, in a hurry. Simply fill the water tank, plug it in, click the switch, and in a few seconds the 1500 watt steam generator will have the grates looking like new. read more
Maverick XR-50 Remote Four-Probe Thermometer Review
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
Home Right Charcoal Starter
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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Create perfect brick oven style pizza on the grill in less than 5 minutes with our highly rated Bakerstone grill insert. Bakerstone is a steel box that sits on a gas grill with the lid up. It is lined with cordierite and it has a simple airflow system that actually helps cook the top properly similar to a pizza oven. read more
Slow 'N Sear
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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The Work Sharp Ken Onion Edition Knife & Tool Sharpener is a workhorse. This smartly designed electric sharpener can handle an amazing array of knives and blades and is easily adjustable to almost any blade angle. It's fairly inexpensive, too. read more
Small gray gas grill with shelves on both sides.
This Broil-Mate model is a throwback to the very first gas grills. This AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award winner has a cast aluminum cookbox which will last longer and retain and distribute heat way better than all those cheap, flimsy stainless steel gassers that are so popular in the big box stores. read more
Anova Sous Vide Review
Join the sous vide revolution with the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker, a Bluetooth enabled self-contained heating and circulation unit that enables you to produce results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. Here is our full review of this handy and compact immersion circulator. read more
American wagyu brisket
Snake River Farms American Wagyu brisket is a super premium brisket popular with BBQ competition teams. It is far more marbled than most briskets, so if you love brisket, you must cook one of these someday. Bucket list. read more
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Cook a turkey or prime rib or pork loin properly and you're going to end up with a lot of juice on your cutting board. If yours has only grooves, it's going to overflow and ruin the table cloth. read more

Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife Sharpener

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