Now that the summer has finally arrived, it’s time to prepare for barbecue season. Here are 10 tools that are guaranteed to turn an ordinary backyard bash into a gourmet grilling gala.
10 tools to take your BBQ game to the next level
BBQ Wing RackYou won't need to set a timer to flip drumsticks when you've got them cooking on this nifty BBQ rack. Able to hold up to 12 pieces at a time, the hanging meat cooks evenly while a removable tray can be used to grill veggies and collect drippings. Talk about multi-tasking!
Monogrammed Forged Steak BrandThis summer is all about personalized meat! Made from hand-forged iron, this customized brander will make sure everyone knows what a pro you are at grilling whether you're printing your initials on T-bones or tempeh. Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand, $60, williams-sonoma.com
Cast Iron Garlic RoasterImpressing your guests with delicious roasted garlic is a cinch with this cast iron garlic roaster. Bulbed shaped with vents, this roaster promises even cooking. Don't forget to bring out the breath mints! Cast Iron Garlic Roaster, $19, crateandbarrel.comCrate & Barrel
GrillbotInstead of wasting time with those scratchy metal brushes, let the Grillbot do the dirty work by just pushing a button and watching the twisting brushes go to work. Armed with three electric motors, it will have your grill looking cleaner than when you first bought it, seriously! Grillbot, US $130, grillbots.com Grillbot
iGrill Mini ThermometerProof that you can do pretty much anything with your smartphone, this little gadget monitors the cooking of your food from up to 150 feet away. It will even send you a message when the meat is the right temperature so there will be no more embarrassing overcooked steaks. iGrill Mini Thermometer, $55, crateandbarrel.comCrate & Barrel
Bakerstone Pizza Oven BoxTurn your barbecue into a gourmet pizza oven with the Bakerstone pizza oven box. Lined with porcelain, the box fits right on top of your grill pumping out cooked to perfection pizzas in minutes. Bakerstone Pizza Oven Box, $120, bedbathandbeyond.caBed Bath & Beyond
Jumbo Chef's PressImpress your guests by whipping up meat that is grilled to perfection in less time with this jumbo chef's press. Made from a heavy stainless steel, the press has ridges that mimic grill lines and allow for just the right amount of ventilation. Jumbo Chef's Press, $75, williams-sonoma.comWilliams-Sonoma
Meat ShreddersMaster the art of the pulled pork sandwich with this set of meat shredders that are designed to break large pieces of meat into bite-sized strips with just a twist of the wrist. Don't be surprised if neighbours suddenly start popping over unexpectedly for dinner. Meat Shredders, $16, williams-sonoma.comWilliams-Sonoma
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Charcoal SmokerWhat's a barbecue these days without a little bit of smoke? This porcelain-enameled steel smoker is the ultimate backyard cooker with multiple levels that will give you enough room to smoke an entire turkey and ham at the same time. Bring on the BBQ sauce! Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Charcoal Smoker, US $300, basspro.comBass Pro Shops
S'more MakerWhy bother with a fire pit when your barbecue can deliver flawless s'mores. This handy little cage can fit up to six tasty treats and won't leave you with gooey hands. S-More to Love S'more Maker, US $22, homewetbar.comHome Wet Bar