Three Decidedly Different Grills for Memorial Day BBQs

This Memorial Day weekend, get into the spirit of summer by grilling some perfectly charcoaled steaks and hamburgers. From a voice-activated grill to a deep smoker, here are three competition-worthy options that will cement your status as the neighborhood grill master.

Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grills
An impressive line of barbecues from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet can turn a backyard amateur into a bona fide grill master. The Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grills are priced from $11,295 for a two-burner model to $25,195 for a four-burner version. Each model offers three distinct cooking surfaces and can pump out as many as 150,000 thermal units of heat through burners that use either propane or natural gas. Kalamazoo equips all Hybrid grills with a perforated stainless-steel drawer located above the burners that can be filled with charcoal or wood. 

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Lynx SmartGrill
For all but seasoned grill masters (who prefer to cook over wood or charcoal and to judge for themselves when food is ready), the Lynx SmartGrill may prove a welcome cooking companion. Guided by user preferences and hundreds of preprogrammed recipes, the SmartGrill’s onboard operating system syncs with smartphone and tablet apps to tell the cook with Siri-like voice prompts when to flip food and take it off the grill. The infrared burner—powered by propane or natural gas—allows for quick changes of radiant heat, while stainless-steel grates ensure high surface-heat retention. Available as both a free-standing or built-in option, The SmartGrill (from $6,990) comes in 30-, 36-, and 42-inch grill widths.

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Komodo Kamado 23-inch Ultimate Grill
Whether smoking a brisket, grilling a steak, or baking a pizza, the highly engineered yet traditionally designed Komodo Kamado 23-inch Ultimate Grill ($4,440) will do the trick, and do it well. The brand’s flagship design has been refined to perfection; it currently weighs in at 548 pounds and offers 978 square inches of total grill area. With its glazed pot, a latch trigger that opens and closes with barely a touch, and three layers of insulation, the Komodo Kamado 23-inch Ultimate will burn 16 pounds of charcoal for 85 hours at 235 degrees, giving a steady roast to whatever is inside.


Robb Report | May 25, 2016
Rebekah Bell, Danielle Cutler, Bailey S. Barnard