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How do we award products?

The Pros and Cons are mentioned as many users have different needs. Some of the cons may not apply to some type of users and some of the pros might not justify the premium a product carries for another type of end users. Hardware BBQ gets a wide type of users from casual to power users and everything in middle. We try to have a proper analysis of the product in our reviews we the resources we have.

The Award system is a badge to indicate the best you can get for its class. Each award has its own meaning and recognition. The Award and Badge System are as follows:


Bronze Award: Bronze Award will be given for those H/W that we believe its the best you can get for the price you pay for at the time of writing that particular review. It may not be the ‘best’ or ‘top of the line’, but it’s not expensive either. If its good for the money that you pay for, that earns the Bronze Award.

Silver Award: The Silver Award is given for products that have a balance of performance, aesthetics, upgradability without many compromises that wouldn’t many types of users.  It also signifies a special characteristic of an end product: Solid Built Quality, Excellent Performance, Best all-rounder. Usually, it is awarded for a product that can be a great investment for multiple types of users.

Gold Award: Gold Award is given to those products that exceed our expectations and raises that bar to a new level! The product is the best you can get no questions asked.

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There are products that are pretty good but don’t really meet the standards above. We do have ‘Recommended to Shortlist‘ badge in case you need an alternative solution for many reasons- availability of other products and good local service reputation are two of them. But then there are products that are REALLY bad and should be avoided at all costs. To help you blacklist such products from recommended choices, we have the ‘Not Recommended‘ badge as it helps to avoid a product that will serious affect its intended purpose and therefore results in a bad investment. Hardware BBQ believes that indicating a bad product is as important as a good one.