Reviews and Ratings Of Grills, Smokers, Barbecue Pits, Accessories, Books, Tools & Toys
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Thermometer guide. Cooking without good digital thermometers is like driving at night without headlights. Dial thermometers are technology from the 1800s and they are often waaaay off. Don't be making excuses for overcooked meat, or apologies in the hospital.
What fuel is right for you? Pros and cons of logs, wood pellets, charcoal, gas, and electric.
Charcoal grills vs. gas grills. Let's settle this once and for all.
How to buy a grill. A checklist of things to look for before you buy.
Charcoal grills. Still the versatility champ, and still the best way to sear a steak.
Gas grills. Nothing beats gas for convenience.
Electric grills. They're really just glorified electric frying pans.
Charcoal and wood smokers. Tip top flavors, some are super easy to use, and others are a pain.
Egg, ceramic, and other kamado-style grill/smokers. Heavily insulated, these are very efficient smokers. Not ideal for steaks.
Pellet grill/smokers. Thermostat control, and you're cooking with wood. Amazing tools, but not good for searing.
Gas smokers. No messy charcoal, steady temps, good flavor, and cheap.
Electric smokers. Set it and forget it. Alas, flavor is inferior.
Stovetop smokers. Smoke indoors or on camping trips.
Small portable grills. For the balcony, beach, boat, and tailgating.
Pig, lamb, goat roasters. For the party animal in you.
Large capacity, trailers, and commercial smokers. Ready to start catering, competing, or open a restaurant?
Pizza ovens. For the best pizzas, rustic breads, and more.
Stainless steel. Is it a good choice?
Grill grates. What's best, what's worst. And it's not cast iron.
Grate cleaning tools. The best way to get rid of the gunk.
Charcoal starters. One method is best, one method is worst, the others, meh.
Best BBQ accessories & gadgets. Tools and toys that make you a better outdoor cook.
Required kitchen accessories & gadgets. What every kitchen needs.
Designing an outdoor kitchen. How to plan an outdoor living space.
Our favorite regional BBQ sauces. There are so many great sauces. Here are some that we think represent the style of their region.
Cookbooks, books, and mags. Our favorite reading.
Tunes for barbecue. Make your own mix tape of barbecue, food, and drink music.
Extension cords for pellet smokers, electric smokers, and electric grills. Let's not start a fire.
Bar necessities. What you need to serve drinks in style.
All about corkscrews. They do not have to be torture devices.
Aprons, T-shirts, more. Fun things to wear and more.
Parts to repair, modify, and upgrade your cooker. Revive the old warhorse.
Injectors. Quit brining, start injecting.
Grills gone wild. Need a laugh?
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