Best BBQ Gifts $1001 to $2000


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.

Egg shaped ceramic object on shiny four legged stand with a shelf on each side.
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 Platinum Medal. read more
Shiny stainless steel gas grill with large shelves on each side, mounted on a cart with two doors.
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 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
Large black pellet smoker with "Traeger" embossed on the lid placed on an outdoor deck with green grass in the background.
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 Gold Medal Award winner.. read more
Steel cabinet with front door open to show four slide out racks inside. It is on pavement with a small pile of wood next to it and a large pile of wood in the background.
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 Platinum Medal. read more
Stainless steel gas grill from above with lid down and shelves on both sides.
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 Gold Medal Award. read more
A large black cabinet with two large doors on top and several handles from top to bottom. It is mounted in a brick fixture.
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 Gold Medal to Heritage. read more
Red kamado on a stand with four legs. It has black shelves on both side with BBQ tools hanging.
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 Gold Medal Award. read more
Shiny stainless steel pellet smoker with two doors inside the smokebox hood. A wood pellet hopper on the left has a colorful control panel and there is a shelf on the right.
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 Gold Medal. read more
Weber Genesis II E-335 Gas Grill
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 Platinum Medal! read more
Smokin With Smithfield
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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