For smoking ribs, brisket and other barbecue staples, it doesn't get much better than this.

Technically a smoker, this smart and versatile machine from REC TEC can do it all — smoke, grill, sear and even bake. Using compressed, even-burning wood pellets and a precise digital controller, the REC TEC Wood Pellet Grill maintains accurate temperatures from 200 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit in 5 degree increments, making it great for everything from slow-cooked pulled pork, to steaks, to pizza and other items you would normally throw in the oven.

The REC TEC especially excels at smoking ribs, brisket and other barbecue staples, with the wood pellets imparting just the right amount of smoky goodness at low temperatures. While similar pellet grills can run you as much as $5,000, the REC TEC is modestly priced at just under $1,000, and comes backed with a six-year limited warranty.