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PK grill and smoker
$370, pkgrills.com
Barbecue purists love the PK grill (introduced 60-plus years ago) for its near-bulletproof durability, handsome midcentury lines and tailgate-friendly portability (PK stands for Portable Kitchen). Made of hand-cast aluminum in Little Rock, Arkansas, it has a hinged cooking grate that allows for easy replenishment of charcoal, giving it an edge in the slow-and-low department. The thick sidewalls and rustproof construction make this outdoor cooker an instant heirloom.