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The Wok: Recipes and Techniques By Kenji Lopez-Alt Reviewed


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

In this extensive wok cookbook, you'll learn why woks work, how to pick the right one, countless techniques, and a variety of delicious recipes. Read all about it in our rated review.

To Boldly Grow by Tamar Haspel: Reviewed And Rated


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

With "To Boldly Grow," author Tamar Haspel has written an entertaining memoir that follows along as she and her husband, Kevin Flaherty, made a pact that every dinner will have something that they have grown or caught.

Oklahoma Joe’s Bandera Vertical Offset Smoker Reviewed And Rated


Robert F. Moss, BBQ Historian

Oklahoma Joe’s Bandera is a compact but capacious offset smoker thanks to its unusual upright vertical design. Though there are a few challenges to work around, the versatile unit is well-suited for the cook who wants to get a little more serious about smoking meats, fish, and vegetables over wood but isn’t ready to invest in a high-end offset cooker. Find out more about this entry-level offset cooker with our complete review and rating.

Char-Broil Cruise Gas Grill Reviewed And Rated


Max Good, Full time grill tester

Char-Broil bills their Cruise thermostatically controlled gas grill as, "the next generation of gas grilling….." For years, cried out for thermostatic control on gas grills to replace vague LOW, MED, and HIGH control knob settings with specific temperatures so we were excited to see if Char-Broil delivers. Read our full review and find out our rating!

Flame King Cylinder Refill Kit Saves Money And The Environment


Big Jim Maivald

The Flame King refill kit offers an easy and affordable means to refill 1 lb. propane cylinders to save money and the environment.

ThermoPro TP-930 Wireless Meat Thermometer Reviewed And Rated


Bill McGrath

The ThermoPro TP-930 is a four-channel wireless thermometer that communicates with Android and Apple phones. It earns a Gold Medal.

ThermoPro TP-910 Bluetooth Meat Thermometer Reviewed And Rated


Bill McGrath

The ThermoPro TP-910 is a two-channel wireless thermometer that communicates with Android and Apple phones. It earns a Silver Medal.

ThermoPro TP-511 Digital Candy Thermometer Reviewed And Rated


Bill McGrath

The ThermoPro TP-511 thermometer is designed for candy making and frying, featuring a long probe. We give it a Gold Medal overall.

ThermoPro TP-450 Dual Laser Infrared Temperature Gun Reviewed And Rated


Bill McGrath

In search of a quality infrared temperature gun? We have thoroughly reviewed the ThermoPro TP-450, featuring a unique two-laser aiming system that can be used to measure the surface temperature of any object.

June Oven Premium Review


Max Good, Full time grill tester

In the market for the perfect multi-function smart oven? June is versatile, effective, and fun! A few concerns arose in our tests, but whatever reservations we had were eclipsed by our love for the unit during the testing process. We award The June Oven our top Platinum Medal.

Meat And Seafood Suppliers Who Sell Online And Mail Order

Many of our favorite meat suppliers now ship right to your door. Here are some suppliers of prime rib roasts, aged ribeyes, wagyu brisket, Berkshire pork, and other meats we love.

Great BBQ And Other Food Products Delivered Straight To Your Door

We're always on the lookout for excellent food to recommend. Now, some of our favorite BBQ joints ship ribs, pulled pork and brisket direct to you, as well as countless other restaurants and food brands.

EndGrain: The Cadillac Of Cutting Boards


Clint Cantwell, Champion Pitmaster

Selecting the right cutting board isn't always a simple task but the team at EndGrain make it easier with this rated and reviewed collection of premium wood boards.

Texas Brisket Made Easy: A Downloadable Deep Dive


Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Beef brisket, Texas-style, is the Mt. Everest of barbecue. It is the most challenging of all meats. But, if you let us be your sherpa, we can get you to the top. If you’ve ever wanted to create a smoked brisket at home just as good, if not better, than the top BBQ joints then this brisket Deep Dive Guide is for you!

Hasty Bake Legacy 131 Reviewed And Rated


Max Good, Full time grill tester

We love Hasty Bake! The clever and unique design features enable you to easily grill, smoke or roast whatever you like. We have never tested and reviewed finer charcoal grills than Hasty Bake, and the Legacy is their most popular model. We award the Hasty Bake Legacy 131 our top Platinum Medal.


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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

GrillGrates amplify heat, prevent flare-ups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. Click here for more about what makes these grates so special.

BBQ And Grilling Gifts For Every Occasion

Looking for the perfect gift for the BBQ and grilling enthusiasts in your life? Here’s our suggestion for platinum and gold medal-winning products at a variety of price points. Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts.

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust-free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360 and get a special price!

Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

3 burner gas grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood including dual-tube burners that are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. Click here to read our complete review.