Best BBQ Gifts $1001 to $2000

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Now we're getting to the pricier items. If you're ready to spend a little more, here are some incredible gifts for the dedicated grill lover and BBQ pitmaster. Prices range from $1001 to $2000, and these gifts are all Platinum or Gold Medal winners. Maybe you're looking for a high-tech pellet smoker, a large ceramic kamado, or a top-of-the-line stainless steel gas grill? They're all here. Just click the links to read our full reviews and check prices.

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Most kamados can't be set up for 2-zone cooking with a hot direct zone and moderate indirect zone. Not the new Slow 'N Sear Deluxe. Built around SnS Grill's patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle insert, It is a kamado grill that has true 2-zone cooking and wins our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. read more
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A backyard pellet smoker designed by award winning competition BBQ Pit Master, Fast Eddy. Aspiring pitmasters dream about Fast Eddy's pellet smokers when waking at 3 a.m. to throw logs on the fire. Set the temperature, go to sleep and wake up to smoked brisket. We tested PG500 and gave our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. read more
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Kamado Joe BigJoe is a well crafted, red ceramic cooker that presents strong competition to other 18" models in the premium priced market with a number of remarkable upgrades that exemplify the elegance and innovation that are hallmarks of Kamado Joe. We give it our Best Value AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. read more
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Traeger's Timberline is a technologically advanced wood pellet smoker with a sturdy design and a muscular look and feel unlike anything in their extensive catalog. We tested Timberline. You quickly get spoiled using the intuitive smartphone app to control and monitor this AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winner.. read more
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This Napoleon Prestige 4-Burner Gas Grill is a sweet looking cooker, built solid with a few nice extras thrown in. We tested this quality gasser and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. Stainless steel cook box, cart, doors and side shelves with a heavy gauge steel lid competitive with Weber's Summit. read more
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We tested The Karubecue C-60 and found it produces perfect smoke consistantly. The results are ambrosia. Those who seek the Holy Grail of Smoke need to know about Karubecue. This brilliant design enables novice BBQ enthusiasts to smoke meat like a wizened Texas pit boss, earning our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal. read more
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The Saber SS 500 is a mid-size stainless steel premium model in the Saber line of gas grills. One could compare it to Weber's Summit grills in quality and price. Saber is a searing machine. We tested this model. Saber's unique design earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award. read more
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The Good-One Heritage Oven is designed as an Outdoor Kitchen Insert. It looks like their large Marshall smoker that has an upper cabinet oven with three adjustable height racks, but is more related to their popular Open Range model and has an identical firebox. We award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to Heritage. read more
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The 2019 Weber Genesis II E-335 three burner with sear burner is one nice gas grill! We were disappointed in the 2017 Genesis II line, but Weber fans may now breathe a sigh of relief as Genesis returns in fine form with a second try. We're calling it Genesis II 2.0 and awarding our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal! read more
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Smithfield recently unveiled their new program, the Smokin’ With Smithfield National Barbecue Championship, a competition will show BBQ teams how they rank amongst other teams across the country while also having a chance to win up to $50,000 cash and other great prizes. 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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