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Ultimate Grills

The Best of the Best Grills


These are the most fantastic grills on the market today. If you have the cash you can drop one of these on your patio and impress all the visiting dignitaries. From gas to charcoal and everything else you can imagine, these top end grills can do it all with professional quality whether you are grilling up burgers or a 7-course meal for heads of state.

1. Coates Grill - Ultimate Craftsmanship

Coates Charcoal Grill
Coates Grill
Handmade from cast aluminum, this charcoal or wood (or both) grill is truly a work of art. Styled after classic stoves of long ago, one would hardly know that it was a grill to look at it. The lid opens vertically from the top opening the grill completely and allowing the cook to approach from any direction. The fire can be accessed from the side without ever disturbing the food. And, with an additional propane burner, this charcoal grill can be as easy to light as a gas grill. With a price tag of $2,500 and made by hand in Michigan, you can be certain that yours will be one of a kind, at least in your neighborhood.

2. Komodo Kamado - Ultimate Beauty

Komodo Kamado Charcoal Grill - Blue Tile
Komodo Kamado

The history of the Kamado Charcoal Grill is too long and confusing to recount. Suffice to say that when Dennis Linkletter stumbled across these ceramic charcoal wonders, he knew he could make them better. From a reinvention of airflow, spring assisted lid, and laser cut stainless steel parts this is one loaded grill. It includes the EZQ Rotisserie system and the BBQ Guru temperature control blower. Anyone who knows eggs about Kamado grills know that they grill at incredible temperatures and smoke at a perfect low and slow pace. This unit takes it to the next level and does it inside a shell of pure beauty.

3. Weber Ranch Kettle - Ultimate Kettle

Weber Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill
Weber-Stephen Products Company

Need a couple dozen grilled chickens? Feeding your family, cousins and their parole officers included? You need this giant kettle charcoal grill from Weber. Built with the same quality and features of the most popular charcoal grill in the world, this 1,104 square inch, $1,000 charcoal grill is the ultimate kettle, a grill so big you have to walk around it to flip all 200 burgers. This is the perfect grill for the company party, family reunion or small military operation. The best part is, it's a Weber.

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4. Evo Grill - Ultimate Tech

Evo Grill

Show off like a Benihana cook. This ultra-cool gas powered grilled pumps out 48,000 BTUs through two circular burners under a round, flat top cooking surface. Want to scrabble 500 eggs? Sear steaks? Make a mountain of Fajitas? This is the unit for you. The dual burner design gives you two cooking zones so you can crank up the middle to sear steaks, while finishing off a few hundred shrimp to perfection. With 650 inches of cooking space you can cook for the next company party. And since you can approach this grill from every direction you can have several people cooking at once. Truly the perfect entertaining grill.

5. The Grillery Grillworks - Ultimate Purity

Grillery Grillworks Charcoal Grill

Put the lid down on your grill and you are instantly roasting. Grilling, real grilling is food and fire, direct flame power. The Grillworks Stainless Steel grill is perfect simplicity in a charcoal (or hardwood) grill. The adjustable cooking grate lets you control the exposure of food to fire and regulate heat without adjusting vents or control valves. This is grilling at its purist level. In fast, forget those little briquettes of pressed coal and filler. Build yourself a real fire in the heart of this beauty and grill the way people were meant to, over a real fire. Primitive, but ultimately civilized in its high quality stainless steel construction. This unit will run you about $3,000 for handmade grilling purity.

6. TEC G-Sport FR - Ultimate Infrared

TEC G-Sport FR Infrared Gas Grill
TEC Infra-Red Grills

From the inventor of infrared grilling comes this latest, greatest breakthrough in infrared grill technology. This 100% infrared grill uses the ceramic radiant emitter system that separates the fire from the food, eliminating flare-ups while giving you intense heating power (over 800 degrees F). What makes this latest version so revolutionary is that this grill can hold temperatures as low as 200 degrees F meaning this infrared gas grill can go low and slow while still generating smoke from wood chips dropped through the cooking grate. In the past infrared was all about searing power. Now it is about versatility and this fantastically constructed grill will do it all.

7. Fire Magic Diamond Series Echelon E1060S - Ultimate Power

Fire Magic Diamond Series Echelon E1060S Gas Grill
R. H. Peterson Company

This is the most expensive production gas grill currently on the market. It is beautiful, flashy, and loaded with features. Fire Magic is the manufacturer of a wide range of some of the best outdoor cooking equipment available. The Diamond Series Echelon E1060S is the largest they make. It has over 1,000 square inches of primary grilling space and seven burners under the hood. That's not counting the side burner unit that comes in a number of configurations. The construction of this gas grill is solid 304 stainless steel with all welded seams and a high degree of attention to detail.

8. Traeger Lil' Pig Smoker/Grill - Ultimate Q-Cool

Traeger Lil' Pig
Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC.

This grill/smoker is the perfect place to cook up your Pork. With smoke shooting out the nose of this pink pig everyone will know dinner isn't far behind. Traeger's pellet powered cooking gives you real hardwood smoke flavor without having to split logs. This unit lets you grill burgers or smoke pork shoulders so no matter what you have a hankering for you can cook it in here. Computer controlled pellet feed makes it virtually foolproof for the laziest smoker. Running around $1,800 this solidly built unit will last for years of great grilling and great barbecue. Plus no one can resist talking about this cooker.

9. Kalamazoo K750HT Hybrid - Ultimate Heavy Metal

Kalamazoo K750HT Hybrid Freestanding Gas Grill
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, LLC.

Imagine a grill virtually custom made for you and the signatures of everyone who worked on it are etched on the inside of the cabinet door. That's what Kalamazoo does. This grill is the ultimate gas grill and at around $20,000USD it has to be. Every part of this grill from the 1/4-inch laser cut cooking grates to 14-pound cast grass burners perfectly engineered. The real breakthrough feature of this grill is the dual fuel system that allows split logs or charcoal to be put in pull out door so that this grill can run on virtually any fuel producing incredible heat and power.

10. Fuego 01 - Ultimate Design

Fuego 01
Fuego North America

Winner of virtually every design award on the market, the Fuego is billed as a social hub that just so happens to grill. Designed by Robert Brunner the former Director of Industrial Design at Apple Computer, this unit appears amazingly simple, but has the power to rival any grill on the market. Built to handle a wide range of options the Fuego 01 is basically two grills in one that gives you the choice of infrared, electric, charcoal, propane or natural gas. With internal storage and fold away weather cover this grill is a complete self contained unit designed to move where you need it and bring the table space along for the ride. Unfortunately this grill doesn't cook as well as it looks.

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