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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.

Slow ‘N Sear Deluxe Kamado Reviewed And Rated


Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester

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. Read our review to learn why. Built around Slow 'N Sear's patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle insert, it is a kamado grill that easily provides low and slow smoking and hot and fast searing simultaneously and wins our Platinum Medal.

Traeger Timberline 850 Grill Review


Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester

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 and reviewed Timberline. You quickly get spoiled using the intuitive smartphone app to control and monitor this Gold Medal Award winner.

The Good-One Heritage Oven Review


Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester

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 reviewed Heritage and award our Gold Medal.

Napoleon Prestige P500RSIB Gas Grill Review


Meathead, Founder And BBQ Hall of Famer

This Napoleon Prestige 4-Burner Gas Grill is a sweet looking cooker, built solid with a few nice extras thrown in. We tested and reviewed 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.

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack PG500 Review


Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester

We reviewed this 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.

Smokin Brothers Premier 30 Pellet Grill Review


Clint Cantwell, President And BBQ Personality

Here's a comprehensive, hands-on gold medal review of the Smokin Brothers Premier 30 pellet grill, the best selling model for this family owned and operated smoker and grill company. The “made in the USA” Premier 30 is a high quality pellet cooker featuring a total cooking surface of 792 square inches.

Kamado Joe Big Joe Review


Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester

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 reviewed this model an awarded our Best Value Gold Medal.

Saber SS 500 3-Burner Gas Grill Review


Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester

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 and reviewed this model. Saber's unique design earns our Gold Medal Award.

Karubecue C-60 Pit Review


Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester

We tested and reviewed The Karubecue C-60 and found it produces perfect smoke consistently. 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.

Weber Genesis II E-335 Gas Grill Review


Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester

The 2019 Weber Genesis II E-335 three burner with sear burner is one nice gas grill! Read our review to learn why. 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!

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Published On: 5/16/2019 Last Modified: 7/20/2021


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