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    Smoke meats while traveling with the Masterbuilt Front Controller Electric Smoker

    July 10th, 2015

    The Masterbuilt 20070910 30-Inch Front Controller Electric Smoker with Window and RF Controller has 730 sq. inches of cooking space with 4 chrome-coated racks and 800 watt heating element with FULL foam insulation. With a blue LED display to make reading temperatures and cooking time in direct sunlight easy as well as remote controls and […]

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    These Weber Stainless Steel Grill Grates Offer Great Durability

    April 29th, 2011

    Small product picture of a stainless steel grill grates review.

    Summer means just one thing to men who have just survived a long cold winter, grilling season! Men everywhere are itching for a chance to fire up their grills each Spring and get back to eating the kind of tasty grub they missed all Winter. However, as each season passes our grills age and need replacement parts to keep them performing at their best. One of the most important pieces to have working is the grilling surface itself. A perfect replacement for many Weber grill owners are the Weber Stainless Steel Replacement Cooking Grates. The stainless steel grill grates are easy to use and come ready to be installed.

    The set includes two grates constructed of stainless steel that are designed for use with Weber Genesis Silver B and C, Genesis Gold B and C, Genesis 1000-3500, and Spirit 700 models. There are lots of replacement grill grates available on the market, but not all grills are designed the same making these particular grates the best option for those who own the proper grill models. Online reviewers were largely impressed with the Weber stainless steel grates, but a few did find issues with grates. The most common complaint was that the grates would rust after just a few months of use, a characteristic not expected from stainless steel grates. If you own a Weber grill and are in need of replacement grill racks, you’d be hard pressed to find better grates than the Weber grill grates.

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    This Weber Grill Light Helps Illuminate Your Grilling Surface At Night

    March 29th, 2011

    Small product picture of a grill light review.

    Many consider the great American past time to be baseball, but others might argue that grilling is the greatest of America’s past time activities. Grilling is a centerpiece of many of our national holidays, like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day, so it’s only natural that it holds a place in our hearts. As such, many of us love to grill whenever we get the chance, even after the sun has gone down. Sometimes this task can be difficult on poorly lit patios and decks, but not anymore thanks to the Weber Grill Out Handle Light. This grill light from Weber is designed for use on round and circular model grill handles only.

    It has 3 LED lights provide up to 10,000 hours of grill lighting for your grilling surface. The lights are powered by three AAA batteries that can do the job for upwards of 20 hours. Best of all, the Weber grill light can be turned on and off manually or via an automatic tilt sensor. Weber may have the only handle-mounted grill light available on the market. Other grill lights are meant to be mounted on walls near the grill or are freestanding and need to be placed within a certain radius of the grill. The vast majority of online reviewers loved the Weber BBQ light, but reviewers both positive and negative found one major flaw in the design. The barbeque light’s auto switch function does not engage on all grill models, allowing power to trickle through to the light even when the lid is closed, draining batteries in the process. If you own a Weber and love to grill, this bbq grill light is a must. Just remember to keep an eye on the auto switch and maybe use the manual on/off switch instead.

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    Bradley Smoker Bisquettes Are Rendered From Natural Hardwoods

    February 18th, 2011

    Small product picture of a bradley smoker bisquettes.

    The singular reason for any individual to use a smoker with their food is to enhance their meal with nearly unmatched flavor and succulence. Using old fashioned wood smokers works just fine, but sometimes it is nice to get different flavors infused into your meats and fish. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is with the use of smoker bisquettes such as the Bradley Smoker 5 Flavor Variety Bisquettes 60 Pack. The Bradley Smoker Bisquettes are produced from hardwood and are free of additives, resulting in a clean smoke flavor. Designed for use with the Bradley electronic smoker, these bisquettes are consumed at a rate of one every 20 minutes.

    This means each 60 pack provides 20 hours of smoking. The pack includes alder, maple, hickory, and cherry flavors, as well as special blend. The flavors in the Bradley Smoker 5 Flavor Variety Bisquettes are best used with seafood, ham, and bacon. Other bisquette packets on the market often feature just one flavor compared to the five flavors found in the Bradley Smoker 60 pack. In addition, while these other barebecue bisquettes packs are cheaper, they often include less total quantity than the Bradley pack. Online reviewers struggled to find any drawbacks to the Bradley Smoker Bisquettes. The biggest complaint from many was that the sampler pack had only enough variety in it for one shot in the smoker, meaning they had to buy more to try one individual flavor a second time. If you own an electric smoker, then Bradley Smoker 5 Flavor Variety Bisquettes are the best option for bringing flavor to your smoked meals.

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    The Coleman Portable Grill Is Ready For The Home Or On The Road

    February 12th, 2011

    Small product picture of coleman portable grill.

    Mankind’s relationship with fire goes back thousands of years. It was fire that made our lives safer and brought a different diet into our lives. That relationship continues today with every man who loves to grill. There is an unexplainable bond between a man and his grill, and that tradition lives on in the Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE. The Coleman Portable Grill is the perfect solution for many everywhere who love a reliable grill at home that can go with them anywhere they want to go. The Coleman Road Trip Grill is a 36-inch collapsible grill that is perfect for apartments, backyards, camping and tailgating environments.

    The system features two 10,000 BTU covered by porcelain-coated cast-iron grates that provide reliable, even cooking and easy clean up afterward. Additional features for the Coleman 9949 include wheels, a tow handle, and removable side tables that make grilling a breeze no matter where you are. While the Coleman Portable BBQ Grill isn’t the only portable grill on the market, it does have the advantage of providing the best bang for your buck. Other models that are less expensive have fewer features that provide for ease of use; while other models with more features or a greater grilling surface are nearly twice the cost. Online reviewers had largely positive things to say about the Coleman Portable Gas Grill, with the exception of experienced grillers. Those who enjoy cooking with the grill top down were disappointed to learn that this model is not well suited for this and many of these individuals experienced lid melting issues as a result.

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    This BBQ Thermometer Ensures Meals Get Cooked To Perfection

    January 14th, 2011

    Product review of weber go anywhere gas grill.

    The Oregon Scientific Talking Thermometer is the perfect tool for getting meals to cook to perfection. It’s super easy to use, as all you have to do is stick the probe into the meat and run the wire out of the oven or grill. The LCD screen will then display the temperature of your food until it’s just right. The device has plenty of features, including settings for cooking certain types of meat and doneness options that include rare, medium rare, medium and well-done. This BBQ Thermometer is a great buy, as it beats out others on the market. The Grill Alert Thermometer for example, is another talking device that has settings for a variety of meat and features an LCD screen.

    However, customers prefer the Oregon Scientific Brand, as you get more cooking options and a stainless steel probe while costing nearly half the price. Despite all the features for the cost, the BBQ thermometer does have mixed reviews. Many product owners couldn’t get enough of the thermometer, as it was spot-on and could be used with a grill or oven. While the majority of owners couldn’t live without the digital BBQ thermometer, there was still a large number that were unhappy with the purchase. Some users faced difficulties getting the product to work properly, thus ending up with undercooked meat.

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    This Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse Includes 4 Smoking Racks

    January 12th, 2011

    Product review of masterbuilt electric smokehouse.

    If smoking large quantities of meat is something you enjoy, the Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse is the perfect appliance. At 2.5 cubic feet, the smoker has four smoking racks, a powder-coated steel exterior and a 24-hour timer. Foods, including meats, jerky and vegetables, receive a delicious smoked taste, while the side tray is perfect for loading wood chips. For ease of use, a digital control panel allows time and temperature to be operated on the outside. The Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker offers a number of advantages designed for the beginning or advanced cook, such as an air damper for better smoke control and a removable drip pan.

    The fully insulated design also allows for better insulation, ensuring that your foods receive energy-efficient cooking. The smoker cooks foods from 100 to 275 degrees and you can rely on the machine to turn off when specified. Planning delicious meals has never been easier with this Masterbuilt Smoker, yet reviews remain varied. Those happy with the product rave about its ease of use, the digital temperature controls and the turnout of foods and veggies. Other product owners however, feel that the smoker is poorly made. These owners faced a number of issues, most commonly that the heating element went out. To make things more stressful, many of these customers were unhappy with Masterbuilt’s service. The good news is that with this common issue, Masterbuilt has improved their smoker, redesigning it in regards to the heat failure. More recent grill smoker product owners have found the company easy to work with and more willing to stand behind their product. Overall, this smoker is a great tool for getting delicious, smoked meals right in your own home!

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    Try The Bayou Classic Meat Injector For Perfectly Seasoned Meat

    January 11th, 2011

    Product review of meat injector.

    Are you someone who loves to host dinners or cookouts? Once you get your hands on the Bayou Classic Meat Injector, you’ll never want to cook without it! This handy device is made from stainless steel and perfect for both beginner and advanced cooks. The gadget features a 2-ounce injector that allows you to season foods so that they are moist and seasoned to perfection. The classic meat injector design is one that stays true to the joy of marinating, as it includes a tight-fitting top, a close-ring handle, a marinade needle and a minced marinade needle. It’s also easy to clean, just unscrew the cap and the needle.

    The Bayou Classic Meat Injector is similar to the Weston Injector in that they have the same design and sturdy construction. However, the Bayou Classic brand is made from stainless steel instead of nickel and brass and comes at a lower cost. In fact, product owners rave about the durability of this meat injector, saying that it stands the toughest cuts of meat and birds without breaking or bending the needle. For many reviewers, this meat injector took the place of a more expensive one that didn’t last. Only a few customers experienced problems with the meat injector and after reading their feedback, it was apparent that the issues lied in the product being damaged, not the actual performance. A few reviewers also complained of splattered juices all over the kitchen, but it’s recommended that all the holes on the injector are pushed into the meat before pressing down. After all, this IS how the marinade makes it into the meat! Overall, this is a great flavor injector that is sure to impress family and friends!

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