With all due respect to the grilled burger, there’s a better way to celebrate summer: slabs of meat perfumed with smoldering wood. This new crop of smarter barbecue smokers takes the fuss out of low-and-slow cooking. Bonus: We selected a few essential accessories to help you out along the way.
Unlike the low-tech Kalamazoo, this kamado has a smartphone–like interface: Use the touchscreen to ignite charcoal, then adjust the temp with dials that control airflow. The insulated body keeps a steady heat, so you won’t have to baby your ribs. [$2,500; williams-sonoma.com]