Tag: Smoker
ilFornino il3002 Professional Series Wood Fired Pizza Oven Review
8.5

Key Features Wood fired pizza ovens have become incredibly popular in recent years. Some people watch a cooking show with an Italian restaurant or pizzeria with a wood-fired oven and think “Hey I can do that!” The truth is “Yes you really can do that!” Yet the real challenge is that unless you are ...

Traeger TFT17LLA  PTG+ 15″ Portable Electric Grill Review
7.5

Key Features Portable grills are popular with tailgaters, beachgoers, and camping enthusiasts. They are especially prized for RV tourists who want to be able to enjoy some grilled and smoked food, without always having to live with the standard fare offered when you are “On The Road.” Most ...

Blaze BLZ-20-KAMADO Cast Aluminum Kamado Grill Review
7.5

Key Features Kamado style grills took a little bit to really gain traction in the marketplace. They started out as a little bit of a big green curiosity. In recent years, their popularity has started to grow as more and more people realize their versatility and efficiency. They also tend to look ...

Arteflame 855226007117 One Series 20″ Grill Review
8.5

Key Features Once upon a time, the art of cooking food over an open fire was considered state of the art. Today there are still many people who want to enjoy the experience of cooking over a fire pit, yet also appreciate simply backyard grilling. One interesting, perhaps alarmingly simple way ...

Char-Broil 18202076 20” Bullet Charcoal Smoker Review

Key Features A backyard smoker doesn’t necessarily need to be fancy. It just needs to have quality in the places where you need it most. Bullet or so-called capsule smokers represent a popular alternative to traditional smoker cabinets. This has prompted a wide range of grill manufacturers to ...

Weber Summit S-470 LP 7170001 Propane Gas Grill Review
10

 Key Features Backyard chefs are often forced to debate between the various features they want in a gas grill. It’s rare to find one that can truly do everything you want. As one of the most trusted names in backyard cooking appliances, Weber proudly stepped up to the challenge of providing the ...

Primo 778+370 Ceramic Charcoal Smoker Kamado Grill Review
8.5

Key Features Kamado style grills are very popular due in large part to their efficiency and interesting appearance. One of the knocks on this style of grill is the lack of an easy to move cart and side shelves. Primo does their best to answer this by providing their 778+370 with a stainless steel ...

REC TEC Grills Stampede RT-590 Portable Wood Pellet Grill Review
9.5

Key Features Rec Tec Grills have been garnering a lot of attention recently. As a company, they put a great deal of focus into offering quality products, while paying attention to the end user’s needs. The Rec Tec Stampede is their attempt to provide the market with a wood pellet grill that ...

Weber Summit 18301001 24″ Charcoal Grill Review
9.5

Key Features It's been said that the cheetah gave the gazelle it’s speed. This sort of mutual competition driving innovation also shows up in the world of grill manufacturers. One of the bigger grudge matches you will find in this arena is the duel between Weber and a bevy of other manufacturers ...

Old Smokey Electric Smoker OSES Review

Old Smokey Electric Smoker OSES Review
8

Key Features Old Smokey has been a tried and true name in outdoor cooking appliances for decades. They are proudly made in the United States with American source materials. Almost every grill and smoker in their line is made from a special aluminized steel. This manufacturing process involves ...

Camp Chef PGVXXL Vertical Pellet Grill and Smoker Review
8.5

Key Features If you are looking for a wood pellet grill or wood pellet smoker, then you have likely noticed the flood of choices on the market today. They all work on the same principles where manufactured pellets created as a byproduct of hardwood processing, are slowly fed into an internal fire ...

Pit Boss Grills 77700 7.0 Pellet Smoker Review
8.5

Key Features Wood pellet grills are prized by many for their ease of use and overall efficiency. Larger units are meant to do double duty as a high, yet indirect heat grill, that you can also use as a hot smoker. Some of the well-designed larger units like the ones in the Pit Boss line can produce ...

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX PG24S Pellet Grill With Sear Box Review
9.5

Key Features Wood pellet grills are prized for the versatility and ease of use. However, there are a few minor complaints that pop up with many of them. At the top of the list is the fact that it only offers indirect heat. This means that a wood pellet grill can’t give you that steakhouse sear ...

Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #18  Review

Old Smokey Charcoal Grill #18  Review
8

Key Features For some people, the Number 18, Old Smokey Charcoal Grill conjures up long-lost memories of childhood. It was one of the earliest front runners in retail level charcoal grills. It’s success as a charcoal grill, smoker, and portable grill has endeared many. To this day the original ...

Camp Chef SMV18S Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Review
8.5

Key Features Smoker cabinets are an affordable option for replicating near competition level barbecue in the comfort of your own back yard. Camp Chef started out making grills and wood stoves for camping enthusiasts. A big part of their early market segment was hunters who went out on prolonged ...

Big Chief Front Load Smoker 9894 Review
8

Key Features In the 1950s and into the early 1960s barbecue and smoked meat was primarily a thing reserved to the Southern and Southeastern parts of the United States. As backyard grilling started gaining popularity, more and more aficionados of fire-kissed flavor started taking an interest in ...

Blackstone 1620 3-in-1 Kabob Charcoal Grill & Smoker  Review
8

Key Features When they are done right, kabobs, or kebabs are a thing of beauty. With the right prep system, they can be easy to make, and certainly impress dinner guests. Depending on what you are offering they also allow diners to customize what they want on their plate. Still, Blackstone ...

Pit Boss Grills 77425 Gas Smoker Review

Pit Boss Grills 77425 Gas Smoker Review
8.5

Key Features Propane is typically seen as a thing of convenience when it comes to outdoor grilling. At the same time, smoking is also seen as something meant for charcoal or hardwood fire. Some would argue that a wood pellet grill also fits into this niche. Yet in recent years gas-fired smokers ...

Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker Review
8

Key Features An offset vertical smoker is prized by many people who want to be able to produce their own competition level barbecue. It’s also a handy thing to have it you like to make your own link and ring sausages or smoke your own slabs of bacon. An offset, vertical smoker can also be used to ...

Cuisinart COS-118 Vertical 18″ Charcoal Smoker Review
8.5

Key Features Twenty years ago smokers were mostly limited to the South, barbecue joints, and the occasional barrel drum improvised in the backyard. Today the demand for a quality backyard smoker is higher than it has ever been. This prompts a lot of manufacturers like Cuisinart to offer their own ...

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 22 Smoker Review
9

Key Features Up until the late 1980s and into the 1990’s it was pretty rare to find truly smoked food, or classic barbecue anywhere other than the Southern United States. This was both a cultural exposure thing, as well as the fact that there simply weren’t a lot of grill manufacturers who willing ...

Louisiana Grills  LG 1100 61100 Wood Pellet Smoker Grill Review
9.5

Key Features Some wood pellet smokers struggle to stand out from their competitors. While they are all innovative in their design and engineering, it’s hard to incorporate a lot of bells and whistles. Louisiana Grills doesn’t back down from this challenge one bit with their LG 1100. If ...

Z GRILLS Party Wood Pellet BBQ Grill & Smoker 700 Review
8

Key Features Wood pellet grills are all the rage these days. They tend to draw the attention of barbecue enthusiasts who love competition level smoked meat, as well as the average Joe, who simply wants an easy way to cook outside. This means the wood pellet grill market is a little bit flooded ...

Louisiana Grills Champion Wood Pellet Smoker Grill Review
10

Key Features A large wood pellet grill can create a lot of different foods including barbecue brisket, pork shoulder, smoked sausage, butterflied chicken, slow-smoked shrimp, and even grilled pizza. The Louisiana Grills Champion Wood Pellet Grill takes this concept a step further by including a ...

Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Offset Smoker Review
8.5

Key Features Charcoal grills with an offset smoker box are prized for their versatility. You generally can’t get a quality barrel grill and a quality smoker for the same cost that you can a two in one like Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn Offset Smoker. The offset smoker box has an easy access door with ...

Camp Chef SmokePro LUX Wood Pellet Smoker Grill Review
9

Key Features Wood pellet grills and smokers are prized for their convenience. You simply load the hopper with prepared wood pellets that you can buy at just about any grill supply or hardware store. You plug the unit into a standard 110 household electric outlet and set the desired temperature you ...

Royal Gourmet CC1830F-C Charcoal Grill Offset Smoker Review
8

Key Features A charcoal grill with a securely attached side smoker box can be very appealing to a backyard chef who wants to occasionally play with classic smoked barbecue. The Royal Gourmet CC1830F-C Charcoal Grill Offset Smoker attempts to offer this kind of capability while also being able to ...

Cuisinart CPG-4000 Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker Review
8

Key Features Wood pellet grills and smokers are incredibly popular with outdoor cooks who love the flavor of smoked meat, but also prefer to bask in the “Set it and forget it” mentality. Tending a traditional wood or charcoal smoker tends to require a lot of reloading and feeding. At the same ...

Camp Chef Pursuit PPG20 Portable Pellet Grill Smoker Review
7.5

Key Features A wood pellet grill represents the height of convenience in outdoor cooking. The first units took off right out of the gate and since then competing manufacturers have been trying to put their own spin on the wood pellet grill, in hopes of claiming their own little piece of the ...

Pit Boss 700FB Pellet Grill Review

Pit Boss 700FB Pellet Grill Review
9.5

Key Features Wood pellet grills are very popular with outdoor chefs who want to create high level barbecue without all the fuss of tending a traditional smoke pit. Most of these grills use the same design, where a hopper and automated auger deliver premade wood pellets to a fire pot. An electric ...

Camp Chef PG24DLX Deluxe Wood Pellet & Smoker Grill Review
9.5

Key Features Pellet grills and smokers continue to increase in popularity throughout the United States due to their ability to conveniently produce competition level smoked meat and barbecue. They all work on a similar design process, where a hopper of commercially produced wood pellets are ...

Traeger TFB65LZBC Lil Tex Elite 34 Pellet Grill Review
9

Key Features Modern technology keeps finding new ways to innovate our lives and provide us with all manner of conveniences. Of course, the opportunity to sit down to a nice meal of properly grilled and smoky foods tops a lot of people’s lists. Yet wrestling with bags of charcoal and cleaning up ...

Z Grills ZPG-700D Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker Review
8.5

Key Features Wood pellet grills and smokers continue to grow in popularity with people who cherish the marriage between convenience and smoky flavors. The Z Grills ZPG-700D Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker comes with a custom-shaped patio cover. It works like most other pellet smokers, in that ...

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