A man's work is only as good as his tools…or so the saying goes. So pick up some of the best grilling and BBQ tools from our roundup, complete with detailed buying advice. We advise on and review the essential tools, as well as some that are just nice to have.
This guide looks at the best knives for slicing for brisket that will not snag, need hacking, or ruin the presentation. The perfect brisket is very tender and can be hard to slice perfectly without it falling apart. You need the right tool for the job, one of the knives we review below.
There are so many brands of lump charcoal, it’s hard to know which is best. Low quality lump burns badly, generates low heat, and can even impart odd flavors onto your food. That’s why we put together this info-packed buying guide and list of top products.
If I had a dollar (or peso or pound or florin) for every “game-changer” on the market, I wouldn’t be at my keyboard on a Saturday! Here’s a review of another so-called game-changing piece of kit — Z Grills’s first pellet grill with Wi-Fi. Hmmm… you know what? This one may live up to the hype!
For years, Weber has been the reigning King of Kettles, the Chancellor of Charcoal. Napoleon, ever the conqueror, is trying to take the crown with the 22” Pro. Will they win the Game of Grills? Find out in our hands-on testing and review of the Napoleon PRO22K-LEG-2.
Is there such a thing as too many accessories? That’s just one of the questions we’ll answer in our in-depth review of the Weber Spirit EPX-325S GBS, a remarkable new grill that seeks to redefine “fully featured” in the gas barbecue segment.
It’s a great day when I get my hands on some new grilling gear! I’m excited to try out my new ThermoWorks Signals BBQ Alarm Thermometer and put it through its paces. And I’ll share my results with you, so you know whether this is worth your money or if there’s a better choice for you.
It’s not so scary picking up a low-cost bit of grilling gear on spec and trying it out. What are you out if it’s not so hot? When the MSRP is well into 3 figures, however (all of them left of the decimal point!), it’s less easy to talk yourself into it. No worries — I took the plunge for you and bought a brand new FireBoard 2 Drive with Blower. Here’s my no holds barred review.
Repping (as the kids say) your favorite brands can sometimes go too far. Like wearing designer underwear. This extends to barbecue, too; who out there owns a hat emblazoned with a grill logo? I’m not immune to it, either — witness my purchase of the Weber iGrill 3. Useless as designer boxers or a must-have accessory? All will be revealed. Except my undies.
Looking for a 4-probe, Bluetooth-enabled wireless thermometer? In the following review, find out what we like, what could be improved, and our overall thoughts and feelings on the Inkbird IBT-4XS. Bottom line up front: It’s great value for the money, though there are better ones out there for extra money.
Can’t figure out which wireless thermometer is right for you? Not even sure if you need a wireless thermometer? Here’s an unbiased, hands-on review of the ThermoPro TP826 to help you decide. And spoiler alert: You do need one if you want repeatable success on your grill!
You ever buy a fancy do-dad and wonder if you’re just “paying for the name”? I often get that feeling when I drop some money on a big-name grilling gadget that at least a dozen other companies sell their version of for less. So, I’m putting one of my latest to the test to see if it’s worthy of the budget-bending price tag attached.
Because you can never have too many grills, I picked up a new Weber Master-Touch 22” charcoal grill to review and test, and – hopefully – enjoy some great food to boot. Let’s check it out together and see whether or not you need one in your life.
Like any red-blooded barbecue fanatic, I’m always drawn to new tech and things I haven’t tried yet. So, I decided it was time to get to know gravity-fed charcoal smoking. Is it a game-changer or a gimmick? Read my review of the Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 to find out!
The Kamado Joe Big Joe III has had a lot of press, has a loyal and highly vocal following, gets good press and rave reviews, so can it live up to all the hype? Find out our thoughts after more than 2 years of ownership and use in our hands-on review.
In this Camp Chef Woodwind review, you’ll learn how this fully-featured, technologically advanced pellet grill can level up your grilling game and help you smoke glorious food with minimum effort. We dive into all of its features, pros and cons, and end with our overall verdict on whether it’s worth your money.
If you’re looking for a new thermometer, and are already invested in the Weber brand with your grills, perhaps you are considering the iGrill 2 Bluetooth enabled, four-probe offering? It’s well-rated, so it is worthy of all the hype? How will it perform in our hands-on tests? Read on to find out.
Review time! We’re going hands-on with the Maverick PT-75 to see how well it performs and what it does that makes it worth considering as your next digital instant-read thermometer. Maverick is an industry-standard company in capable and affordable grill and smoker thermometers, have they continued in the same vein with this product?
Who said barbecuing was limited to huge grills parked in your backyard? Not me! I grill wherever I go, and I’m always looking for the best cooker to join me and the fam on our adventures. Is this the ideal camping cookout companion? Let’s find out together!
I already owned a pair of Kamado Joe grills before buying the Jr and starting this review. I promise you, though, I’m no blindly allegiant fanboy! I love my barbecued food too much to put up with junky gear. So how does the Kamado Joe Junior measure up? Let’s find out together!
Time is money — but temperature is the key to perfect grilling and smoking! That’s why I’m reviewing the GrillEye Max digital barbecue and smoker thermometer, a device that tests my theory that you can’t have too many probe ports. Read on to see if the Dr. Octopus of thermometers is right for you.
To paraphrase the classic slacker film Clerks, there’s a million fine looking thermometers in the world, dude. But, they don’t all have an auto-rotating display. I’m testing out the ThermoPro TP620 to see if it’s a keeper or just flashy eye candy that looks good but lets you down in the end.
A virtual BBQ assistant that monitors the temperature of my cooker and my food, and automatically adjusts the cooker’s temperature for optimal results? Bring it! This may be the next best thing to a robot grillmaster. Read on to learn all about the BBQ Guru UltraQ temperature controller.
So, you couldn’t hold out any longer; after seeing so many videos and blogs, you decided you HAVE to own a pellet grill. I’m not here to talk you out of it. Far from it — I want to introduce you to the Z Grills 700D wood pellet grill. It could be exactly what you’re after.
We've noticed many people questioning the safety of grill mat use, stating that they give off toxic fumes. So we decided to dig into the details in a search for the truth and give ourselves the confidence to keep on using them. Which we have and will do!
These grill cart plans show you step-by-step how to make your own grill cart with storage and work surfaces for a 22-inch kettle grill. With exact dimensions, materials list, tools required, and step-by-step illustrated diagrams and images to help you every step of the way.
This guide looks at Camp Chef the company, their pellet grill line up, reviews of five of their best pellet smokers, and buying advice plus the pros and cons of each model, so you can make an informed decision on know which is the right one for you.
There are many online meat delivery services, subscription boxes and clubs. But not all are good value and worth your hard-earned money. As you'll discover in this review though, Porter Road most certainly are!
Automatic temperature controllers can add a set-it-and-forget-it feature to most charcoal smokers, so you can chill with guests while knowing everything is still under control without constant attention. Two of the best and most popular manufacturers are BBQ guru and Flame Boss. How do they compare? Which are best? Let’s find out.
What are the differences between propane and natural gas grills? Besides the fuel supply, of course, there are some meaningful distinctions, and pros and cons of each. We look at those here to help you decide which you should buy and why because the answer isn’t the same for everyone.
Is the Masterbuilt 30 worth buying? Do we recommend it? Find out in our helpful hands-on review that looks into this model in-depth, discussing its pros and cons, what we like and don’t, plus its real-world cooking performance, to see if it’s right for you.
This guide breaks down what a pellet smoker is and how they work. We look at all the major components, such as the hopper, auger, fire pot, and digital controller, and detail how they work together to create an easy-to-use, highly capable and controllable BBQ smoker.
This guide looks at the pros and cons of pellet grills compared to other types of smokers, so you can decide if they are right for you. We look at and discuss their ease of use, the quality of food they produce, how much cleaning and maintenance is required, and more.
What makes electric smokers so easy-to-use, great for beginners and pros alike, and why might you want to own one? Here are our top reasons why you might want to buy one and why we think electric smokers are actually pretty good.
There are 4 main different types of knife sharpeners, and knowing which one is best suited to you may not be immediately apparent. That is, unless you read our guide. Join us as we detail and compare electric, handheld manual, sharpening systems and whetstone sharpeners.
The grill that started a grilling revolution, the original kettle from Weber. Barely changed from its initial design in many decades, and for good reason. See why we — and everyone else — loves it in our hands on review of this charcoal grilling classic. Do we still think its value for money?
Is the weber smokey Joe a capable, portable charcoal grill? Or is your money better spent elsewhere? Find out in our hands-on review covering build quality, usability, performance, pros and cons, and value for money. You will also want to read my essential advice on model selection!
The Weber Smokey Mountain is the most popular beginner charcoal smoker on the market. It is consistently recommended to beginners yet still used and loved by many competition pros because it’s that good! Learn all about its features, performance, pros and cons, in my hands-on review after years of use.
Find out in this Maverick ET 733 review whether the extra features make it worthy of being considered over the more affordable and proven ET732, or indeed any of the many comparable or even lower-priced competitors. For some of you, we think it is!
The Maverick ET732 is a very popular digital remote wireless meat thermometer used for many years by countless outdoor cooks to help them grill and smoke accurately. Discover what’s good and bad about it, and whether we are happy to recommend it in our hands-on review.
Is the ThermoPro TP20 with its extra features worth considering over the more affordable TP08? How does it compare to its competitors? Is it reliable? Is it worth dropping your hard-earned money on? Check out our thoughts in this helpful, unbiased, hands-on review.
The ThermoPro TP08 is an affordable, reliable, durable wireless thermometer I have in my tool kit that gets constant use. In this hands-on review, learn its features, pros and cons, how it measures up against the competition, and why I am happy to use and recommend it.
The kick ash basket promises to increase airflow, allowing for a hotter fire when desired, as well as greater control at lower temperatures. It also enables you to separate out and reuse unburned fuel with a simple shake at the end of a cook. Here are our thoughts in our hands-on review.
The Meater is the first — and only — truly wireless thermometer, with not a single wire in sight! Essential for rotisserie cooking with no wires that can tangle on the rotating spit, but an excellent all-rounder for all grilling and smoking too. Check it out in our hands-on review.
An electric Fire starter that looks a little like a lightsaber, gets a charcoal grill going quickly, and saves money over regularly buying firelighters. What’s not to like? In this review, I take a detailed look at the Looftlighter, what it is, how it’s used, its pros and cons, and more.
My flame boss 500 gets used at least weekly, which should tell you something about my overall opinion on this product. But discover my exact thoughts on it, with a discussion of the good and the bad, and whether I think it’s worth your money, in my unbiased, hands-on review.
The Genesis is one of Weber's premium lines of grills, well-built, feature-rich, and made for those who want the very best and are willing to pay for it. Have they hit the mark? Find out in our review where we put it through its paces and compare it to the rest of the field.
What do we consider best between gas and charcoal smokers? Charcoal...but why? And we also say this with caveats because what’s best for us is not best for everyone. So find out in our latest comparison style article, looking at all the pros and cons, which type will be best for you.