Best BBQ Gifts $201 to $500

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Need a great gift for the BBQ lover in your life? Here are several options ranging in price from $201 to $500. These are all Platinum or 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
FireBoard has set a new standard in food thermometry. It is a remote read, cloud connected, data logger, with connections for up to six probes. It can communicate with a smart phone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to monitor the temps of both cooker and food. It received our top rating for its full feature set and performance. read more
Meathead on BBQ Stars
BBQ Stars is a master class video series featuring 11 top chefs and pitmasters, including Meathead, Tuffy Stone, and Harry Soo. Learn from the best and take it at your own pace with these user-friendly barbecue and grilling videos. read more
Black barrel smoker on my front porch
Pit Barrel Junior is a smaller version of the popular Pit Barrel Cooker charcoal smoker. Both are designed to produce a cooking environment in which one temperature fits all. This AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award winning smoker is one of the more impressive products we've tested. read more
Cuisinart 360 Griddle Cooking Center
They say that innovation comes in all shapes and sizes and the Cuisinart 360 Griddle Cooking Center immediately speaks to that as outlined in this hands-on AmazingRibs.com review. The 22” griddle sits atop a two burner system that transfers heat from two independently controlled burners to the griddle surface. read more
Black upright barrel smoker on big wheels with chimney at top.
Oklahoma Joe's Bronco is a low cost barrel smoker with hinged lid, gasket, side shelf, wheels, grilling capabilities, adjustable dampers, and ability to smoke low and slow up to 12 hours on one load of charcoal. What’s not to love? We award this relatively low cost phenom our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal! read more
cuisinart-3-in-1-grill
Cuisinart's 3-in-1 Stainless 5 Burner Gas Grill is a pretty nice package deal for a pretty low price. It's called 3-in-1 because it's a gas grill that comes with a smoke tube and a cast iron griddle. Despite a few quibbles, we feel 3-in-1 is a good choice in this price range, earning our Best Value Gold Medal. read more
Oster VERSA 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
ThermoWorks Signals Review
Read our review of the new ThermoWorks Signals, a four-channel Bluetooth/Wi-Fi-enabled remote thermometer with four probes, a Gold Medal Winner. read more
Large outdoor griddle on four legged cart placed on a patio. Four red dials are on the front.
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
ooni 3 pizza oven with gas burner
You'll love making pizza outdoors in the Ooni 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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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
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
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This in-depth review showcases the high quality Kong 50-quart cooler. A relatively new player in the cooler field, Elkhart Products only began making and distributing Kong rotomolded coolers in early summer 2017. Elkhart, one of America’s largest custom rotational molding companies has over 30 years’ experience. 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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