Handcrafted in Texas out of thick 10 gauge steel, the sleek design of the M1 Grill betrays its meat-cooking prowess. It has a crank on the outside for moving the fire up and down, letting you get a good sear on foods like steaks while keeping chickens and hams from burning. You can keep an eye on the temperature with the Tel-Tru stainless steel thermometer, which comes in especially handy when taking advantage of the bottom-mounted, double wall-insulated firebox that has its own dedicated door, a slide out basket, and a fully welded baffle for indirect smoking. The grates are made from 1/4″ thick stainless steel, and give you 481 square inches of grilling surface, which can be expanded by 328 more with the use of the secondary smoke rack — enough room to smoke three full-sized briskets at once. The industrial thermal paint that is baked on for a lasting finish, and should anything ever break, it’s covered by a lifetime warranty.