Meet The Team
Behind Willy Smoke

What is

Willy Smoke is the #1 online resource for grills, smokers, and BBQ essentials.

When it comes to buying your next grill, smoker, or other grilling accessories, nothing beats the peace of mind you get from buying based on our recommendations. We do the homework so you can make a well-informed purchase from the comfort of your home.

Willy Smoke offers reviews and guidance when buying kitchen tools like knives, air fryers, griddles, and more so that your kitchen can be well-stocked and ready to serve up the most incredible meals.

Why You Can Trust Us

When it comes to buying anything, you’re not just buying a product; you’re buying an experience. Without the proper tools and set-up, your next grilling experience may turn out to be a dud. 

With ever-growing shopping choices and many companies paying customers to leave positive (and fake) reviews, you can avoid buyer’s remorse by placing trust in our comprehensive guides. 

Our goal is to focus on quality research and take on all the heavy lifting, so you can get to what matters most – using your newest purchase.

Meet Our Team

Willy Smoke is a reader-supported blog that was started by a team of avid grillers and smoker-enthusiasts. Our team is hand-picked based on experience and passion and is here to help along your journey.

Will // Owner, Lead Editor

"Hey there, I’m Will, and I’ve been smoking and grilling for as long as I can remember.

I’d like to call myself a master chef but I’m certainly far from it compared to most folks who visit here. I don’t have formal education or fancy certificate to back my cooking but I do have a lot of experience - and that’ll carry you pretty far in my book!

I grew up in Montana so there was definitely no shortage of outdoor adventure. It has been a family tradition of ours to smoke our own meats, and there’s nothing quite like the smell of a smoker on a winter day.

I made this blog to help others who are looking for honest and reliable info from someone they can trust. In my own efforts to try to perfect my smoking and grilling skills, I’ve done a lot of research and would like to have it compiled as a resource for others to use. Happy smoking!"

Steven // Brand Manager

“Hey, I’m Steven. I’ve been working with the team here at Willy Smoke since late-2018 and primarily focus on branding and design. Aside from work, I love to golf (weather permitting), lounge around with my wife and basset hound, Hank, and have a go at some local Texas BBQ.

If you're interested in some sort of brand collaboration, feel free to reach out to me, steven(at) I don't respond to guest post requests."

Steph // Writer

“Hi, I’m Steph! After the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside-down, I was looking for a way to keep myself busy and work from home. My husband was a fan of Willy Smoke and recommended I reach out to see if we could offer any guidance as a guest writer. From there, I've transitioned into a full-time team member and love being able to offer creative guides about grilling and smoking." 

Ryan // Writer

"Hey guys, Ryan here. I joined the team soon after Natalie and haven't looked back since. As a Texan, this sort of stuff is about as close to my heart as it gets. There's nothing better than the smell of a brisket on a summer day. I love putting all these products to the test and getting to the bottom of what's hot and what's not (bad joke, I know)."

How Does This All Work?

So, how does this all work? Our efforts begin with in-depth research and a strategy to find only the best possible products.

The final result is a polished article that allows you to make a well-informed decision about what you are buying. All of our research is done by in-house experts.

How Are Products Chosen?

Products are chosen after a thorough analysis, including scouring consumer reviews, forums, and consulting industry experts.

Our team researches each product to ensure that it fits the topic and is designed to last for years down the road. 

Who Writes Content?

The content that you receive is written by a small team of writers chosen according to their expertise, knowledge, and passion.

Each of our writers is passionate about their content and wants only the best for our readers. We’ll never recommend a product that we don’t love ourselves.

How Does Make Money?

Willy Smoke is a reader-supported blog that makes money through readers like you (thank you for being here), advertising, and via our Amazon Affiliate link commissions.

This means that when we link an Amazon product and you buy it, we get a small commission through Amazon’s referral program.

Do We Get Paid to Review Products?

No, we do not get paid to review certain products, this is what sets us apart. However, in the past, we have received free products that we are able to keep, use, and review for the website.

Despite occasionally receiving free products, we do not get paid to review them.  So you can trust that our reviews are honest, unbiased, and give you the most up-to-date information available at the time of the writing.

Do Brands Pay us for Better Rankings?

Absolutely not, if brands paid us for better rankings and reviews it would go against our morals and the whole purpose of our website.

Our top priority has always been to deliver true and accurate information to our readers so that they can make informed decisions about the products that they buy.

How to Get in Touch

You can contact us by emailing admin(at), filling out the form on our contact page, or reaching out to us on any of our social media accounts. Links to our social accounts are below.

Links to Social Media

Thanks for Visiting

Thank you so much for visiting and learning a little bit about the staff here at Willy Smoke.

As always, we are so thankful to have the opportunity to provide you with quality product reviews that you can count on. We hope you have an incredible experience on our website and find tons of help deciding on your next great grilling addition!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our contact page, and be sure to check us out on social media to get to know us even better! We look forward to continuing to serve you.

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