BBQ Grills & Smokers
BBQ Grills & Smokers Categories
In our BBQ smokers category, we’re sharing our best-in-class reviews, recommendations, and overviews on BBQ smokers, including charcoal, electric, gas, and pellet models.
There’s nothing quite like the taste of well done, slow-cooked barbecue. And there’s no better way to achieve it in your own yard than with a BBQ smoker.
No matter your space, experience, or preferences, there’s a smoker out there for you. Whether you’re in the market for a charcoal smoker for that authentic taste or an electric smoker for some “set it and forget it” convenience, you’ll find helpful information on all of your options in this section.
In our reviews, you’ll find lists of the features we love on each of our top picks, an in-depth overview of how the smokers perform, a pros and cons list, and more. We collect all of this information in one place, so you know you’re choosing the right smoker for you and your family’s lifestyle and preferences.
This section also includes some individual reviews of some unique and stand-out smokers that grabbed our attention and that we wanted to spotlight and test out on our own for you.
If you’re ready to brush up on your smoker knowledge and invest in a smoker that allows you to bring the beauty of great barbecue to your own backyard, start with the articles here.
To grilling purists, there’s only one way to get the authentic, flame-grilled taste associated with true barbecue, and that with using charcoal grills.
There’s more work involved to get a charcoal fire going than there is to ignite a propane grill, but if you’re looking for a smokey flavor, the effort is worth it.
The market for charcoal grills today goes far beyond the flying saucer-shaped grill you might have had in your yard growing up. So if you’re looking for a new charcoal grill, where should you even start?
Our charcoal grill section focuses on the information you need to start the shopping process, including our recommendations, product overviews, and best-in-class reviews.
We answer all your frequently asked questions about charcoal grills, give you the pros and cons of individual models, notes on what we like about them, information on how they perform, lists of standout features, and our top picks for charcoal grills that score high above other options on the market.
You’ll come away from reading with all of the knowledge you need to confidently pick a grill that’s a great fit for your cooking preferences, lifestyle, and outdoor space and be cooking before you know it.
Find a grill you’ll love by reading our reviews below.
Apartment-dwellers, this category is for you! Electric grills will be right up your alley if you live somewhere with tight quarters or a lease that doesn’t allow gas or charcoal grills.
Electric style grills come in all of the configurations you’d expect to find propane and charcoal grills in, like built-ins, freestanding models, and portable options, but without the hassle of purchasing and lighting fuel. Just plug it in, and you’re ready to grill!
Even if you aren’t limited by the type of grill you can have at your home, we encourage you to check out this section for the healthy, low-maintenance yet powerful cooking options an electric grill can provide you with.
In this section, we’ll cover our electric grill recommendations, best-in-class reviews, and product overviews to help catch you up to speed on everything there is to know about these grills and what you’ll want to keep in mind before shopping for one.
Our review roundups share lists of all the features that make our grill options stand out, what we consider to be the pros and cons of each model, warranty and customer service information, frequently asked questions, and more to help ensure you have everything you need to confidently buy the best electric outdoor grill for your home and lifestyle.
If reading about electric-powered grills has sparked your interest, get started with these articles!
Gas Flat Top Grills & Griddles
If you’re like us, the idea of gas flat top grills and griddles probably remind you of your favorite fast food joint, diner, or breakfast place.
After all, flat tops are cooking powerhouses that can take on a variety of different types of food at once — and a lot of it. So it’s no wonder they’re the focal point of so many commercial kitchens.
More and more, home chefs, these days are bringing the power of their favorite restaurants to their backyards with gas flat top grills and griddles. If you’re interested in joining them, this category has all the information you need to find the best flat top grill or griddle for your space and cooking style.
We’ll cover the different types of flat-top grills and griddles available on today’s market, including built-in models, freestanding grills, and portable options that allow you to take your flat-top cooking show on the road.
In each section, we’ll break down the type of grill or griddle with our product recommendations, overviews, and best-in-class reviews in each section.
These reviews are packed with lists of features, pros and cons, frequently asked questions, warranty and customer support information, and more to help you learn more about gas flat-top grills and griddles and which one will make the best addition to your cooking arsenal.
Ready to get cooking? Let’s dive into these articles!
Ask any outdoor cooking enthusiast what the most important tool in their cooking toolbox is, and there’s a good chance that they’ll tell you it’s their gas grills.
There’s a reason why these trusty appliances have become the cornerstone of so many American backyards over the years. They’re easy to light, straightforward to use, and require less fuss and maintenance than a charcoal grill.
Whether you’re a first-time grill buyer or you’re looking to upgrade your family’s current grill, a gas grill is a serious investment. After all, the grill you choose will have to perform great and last for several years — finding a grill that lives up to that takes some research.
While it’s tempting to gravitate toward the shiniest grill at your local hardware store, our gas grill article category gives you a better way.
Here we’re sharing our best-in-class reviews, recommendations, and product overviews, all to help you become better informed and confident that the gas grill you’re choosing is going to fit your lifestyle and serve your family well.
In our best-in-class reviews, you’ll find our top picks for some of the best gas grills available, with the features that make them stand out, the pros and cons of each model, frequently asked questions, warranty information, and more.
Our goal for this section is to give you the information you need not just to buy a grill, but to make an investment in your backyard that will pay you back in delicious food and grilling memories for years to come.
Kamado grills utilize a ceramic construction style and shape that’s been around for thousands of years, giving them the unique ability to grill, smoke, and bake just about anything.
Their signature egg-shaped ceramic body makes them great at withstanding the elements without rusting while holding in all of that coveted heat, smoke, and moisture for flavorful, moist results.
But just because they are versatile and rooted in ancient design doesn’t mean that you can pick the first one you see for sale and know it’ll work for you and your grilling style. Once you start the shopping process, you’ll have to consider sizes, construction materials, which accessories to buy, and more.
Add in the fact that many people buying a kamado grill are buying one for the first time, and it can get pretty tricky.
That’s why we put together the articles in this section!
Here you’ll find all of the information on built-in, freestanding, and portable kamado grills you need to understand how these powerful grills work and which type will be the best fit for your cooking preferences and outdoor space.
Our kamado grill articles include product recommendations, buyers guides, overviews, and our best-in-class reviews, all designed to make you confident in your kamado purchasing decision.
If you’re ready to experience the power of kamado grills for yourself, check out the articles below.
Outdoor Pizza Ovens
Why invest in outdoor pizza ovens as part of your backyard cooking setup? The biggest reason is a no-brainer: you can make your own custom, delicious pizza, incredibly quickly.
Outdoor pizza ovens give you the power to create a hot, bubbly, restaurant-quality pizza from scratch faster than the time it’d take you to call in a delivery order.
Just start heating up the oven when you get a craving for pizza, assemble your pie, and toss it in when the oven is heated. In just a few minutes you’ll have a pizza that far surpasses anything a delivery chain or frozen brand could offer!
Plus, outdoor pizza ovens offer some flexibility allowing you to bake and roast other foods aside from pizza as well.
If this is your first time purchasing an outdoor pizza oven, you likely have some questions about the options available and which one will be the best choice for your outdoor space and pizza cooking needs.
The articles in our pizza oven sections will help answer those questions!
In these categories we’ll break down everything you need to know about wood-fired pizza ovens, gas pizza ovens, and built-in pizza ovens to make an informed purchasing decision.
From our product recommendations and performance reviews, to best-in-class reviews that round up the top models on the market, you’ll come away from these sections with all of the knowledge you need to pick the best outdoor pizza oven for you.
If you’re ready to take the next step toward having the power to create an amazing pizza in your own backyard, keep reading!
We all love the smell and taste of barbecue cooked slowly over a wood fire (if you don’t, you’re probably on the wrong website). But sometimes, you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of maintaining that fire for long periods of time, right? If you can relate, pellet grills may be the right choice for you!
Pellet grills are designed with a self-feeding hopper that uses a motorized, rotating auger to move hardwood pellets toward a heat source. This gives you the smoke and flavor of a wood-burning fire without the need to stoke and move around the actual fire — the grill handles all of the guesswork for you.
By using hardwood pellets, you can also experiment with different types of wood, allowing you to give your food an incredible variety of flavors whether you’re smoking, grilling, baking, or searing.
If you’re looking to buy your first pellet smoker or want to upgrade to a new and improved one, the articles in this section can help. We are sharing our reviews and product recommendations for built-in, freestanding, and portable pellet grills so you can learn more about these powerful, convenient cooking tools and make a confident buying decision.
If you’re ready to learn more about pellet grills and the convenience they can deliver to your outdoor cooking setup, check out the categories and articles below!