6 Best Traeger Alternatives [2024]

Best Traeger Alternatives

Our guide to the best Traeger Alternatives in 2024. Traeger was a pioneer in the pellet grill industry and over the years they have built a reputation for high quality grills. Much like Kleenex did with tissues, the Traeger brand has become synonymous with the pellet grill. While Traeger makes a great grill, they are … Read more

10 Best Pellet Smoker Cookbooks

Best pellet smoker cookbooks such as Pitmaster, The Barbecue Bible, Meathead, and Smokin' Hot in the South.

If you’re looking to elevate your barbecue game, having the best pellet smoker cookbook could be the secret. Sure, the internet is full of barbecue recipes from 1,000’s of home chefs. Perhaps maybe there are too many recipes! It can be like finding a needle in a needle stack trying to find the right recipe. … Read more

Best Pellet Grill for Searing – Using Direct Heat!

best pellet grill for searing. Photo of grill with direct heat cooking.

This is our 2024 review of the best pellet grill for searing – with direct flame! If you want one pellet grill to smoke on and with direct flame searing capability, you’ve come to the right place. We picked only the best pellet smokers with a direct flame option! The pellet grills that made this … Read more

Are Grill Mats Safe? [Plus 6 Other Alternatives]

Are Grill Mats safe? What are grill mats made of?

Grill mats are generally considered safe, depending on what the grill mats are made of and if they are used in the right way. These flexible mats are designed to be placed on the grates of a grill to provide a non-stick surface and protect the grill from food drippings, sauces, and other potential messes. … Read more

Best Smokers for Beginners in 2023

Best smokers for beginners

This is our guide to the best smokers for beginners in 2023. Every pitmaster was a beginner at some point in their lives. Like anything worth doing in life, it takes time and patience to get great results. Plus the reward for sticking with smoking meats is some great homemade barbeque on demand even if … Read more

Griddle vs Grill: Which is Best for You

griddle vs grill

What’s better: griddle vs grill? That can be a tough call to make. When choosing which to buy, it may seem like these two tools are interchangeable. With certain ingredients and cooking applications, sure, they are, but in totality, they are pretty different. Here’s the lowdown on all you need to know about griddle vs … Read more

Best Smoker Grill Combos [2023]

Best smoker grill combos. Grills that can smoke and grill meat.

This is our review of the best smoker grill combos. We’d venture to say that two of the most common questions we see on BBQ forums are: Can I smoke on a grill? or Can you grill on a smoker? The simple answer to both questions is YES but not on EVERY grill or smoker. … Read more

6 Best Pit Boss Pellet Grill Reviews [2024]

Best Pit Boss Pellet Grill Reviews. Cooking on a Pit Boss pellet grill.

This is our review of best Pit Boss pellet grills for 2024. Pit Boss has become a household name in the pellet grill industry next to grills like Traeger and Weber. We have owned a Pit Boss as our everyday grill for over 2 years and have tested many of the features discussed in the … Read more

Types of Grills


Knowing the different types of grills available is critical to finding the right grill for you. We’ll cover the 7 different grill types in detail with pros and cons of each. While the basics of grilling have been around for a while now, some brands have continued to innovate for a better grilling experience for … Read more