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6 Gourmet Grills Picks

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Grates a little rusty? Tired of starting the fire with a match rather than your grill’s broken gas ignition switch? Yearning for the smokey flavor that only a charcoal grill can deliver? Or perhaps you have heard the buzz surrounding the Big Green Egg and want one for yourself.  Whatever your reason for wanting a new grill, there is a lot to consider. The backyard grill has come a long way since the basic charcoal grill of the bygone days. Today’s grills have rotisseries, infrared heat, side burners and digital controls. Whatever bells and whistles you are looking for, we have some grill suggestions for you.

Rec Tec Wood Pellet Grill

[shown above] This grill eliminates the possibility of flare-ups with digital temperature control, and the wood pellet fuel means the meat still acquires that sought-after smoky flavor.

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Weber Performer Charcoal Grill

The iconic black domes of original Weber grills have inhabited American backyards for decades. The new line of grills keeps the classic shape fans love, but adds a gas lighting system for the coals, a handy worktable, and a pop of color.

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Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg is descended from the kamado, a Japanese cooking device traditionally made from clay. Since its introduction to the States, this powerful and reliable cooker has developed a dedicated following. Note: pizzas cook perfectly on the egg too.

The Big Easy

This grill does it all, but what is really significant is how it does it. An inner wall radiates natural infrared heat, cooking meat incredibly evenly while hot air escapes from the top chamber so meat does not dry out but stays juicy and tender.

Broil King Crown 90

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The ‘Cadillac’ of all-around gas grills, the Broil King Crown features a full rotisserie and a side burner for maximum versatility. Cast aluminum housing means it can be left out on the patio all year round.

Cowboy Cauldron

You don’t have to be camping out on the Western frontier to appreciate the Cowboy Cauldron—the sturdy, steel-plate vessels come in four sizes: the Dude, the Urban Cowboy, the Wrangler, and the mighty Ranch Boss.

RECIPES TO HELP YOU BREAK IN YOUR NEW GRILL  ///  Grilled Korean Spiced Flat Iron Steak with Coca-Cola Pickled Onions / Wood Grilled Burger with Bacon Jam / Grilled Pork Steaks with Sweet Corn Pudding and Fig Mustard / Wood-Grilled Shrimp with White Cucumber “Gazpacho”