Gold Medal BBQ Gifts Under $500

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Need a great gift for the BBQ lover in your life? Here are several options ranging in price from $200 to $500. These are all Gold Medal winners, including everything from a propane smoker to an outdoor pizza oven. Click the links to read our full reviews and check prices.

FireBoard FBX11 Review
A comprehensive review of the Fireboard FBX11, a six-channel wireless thermometer that can communicate with your smart phone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to monitor the temps of both cooker and food. It received a Gold Medal for its full feature set and optional accessories to enhance its utility. Read more...
You'll be flabbergasted as you create one perfectly smoked delicacy after another with little more effort than preparation. This AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Award winner is $300 delivered to your door. Pop it out of the box and start SMOKIN! Pit Barrel Cooker is one of the more impressive products we've tested. Read more...
A quality stand mixer is definitely an investment but there is very little that a beast like the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer can't handle, especially with the countless accessories that are offered. If, however, you only need to whisk and blend, a KitchenAid hand blender does a great job and saves a lot of space. Read more...
Vitamix 5200 Blender
If you make a lot of smoothies, sauces, and other blended foods then a high quality blender is in order. While there are several decent economically priced blenders out there, the lifespan of these models tends to be short due to inferior parts and a lack of horsepower, especially compared to a Vitamix or Oster. Read more...
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Sometimes you need a big surface area to cook a lot of food at once. Designed to feed a crowd fast and leave 'em smiling, the 600 is the most popular size in Camp Chef's Flat Top Grill line. Remove the griddle top and it becomes a 4-burner gas grill. Flat Tops earn our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal. Read more...
Small gray gas grill with shelves on both sides.
Huntington Cast 4200 Gas Grill is a throwback to the first gas grills. This AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winner has a cast aluminum cookbox retains heat and distributes it evenly. Although the casting on this model is much thinner than the heavy duty MHP and PGS, the price is also dramatically less. Read more...
Black upright cabinet on an outdoor deck. A window on the cabinet front shows shiny interior
Vertical gas smokers are to easy to use. With Masterbuilt's ThermoTemp line, smoking on gas just got easier. Masterbuilt successfully offers groundbreaking use of thermostatic control on a gas smoker at an affordable price. We tested their large XL model and award ThermoTemp our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Read more...
uuni 3 pizza oven with gas burner
You'll love making pizza outdoors in the Uuni portable pizza oven. The standard model is wood fired with pellets, but we prefer the optional gas fired system and award it our Gold Medal. With the gas burner, pizza doughs and toppings cook perfectly with slightly charred bubbles and leopard spotting on the crust. Read more...

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