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Something for everyone–brie on the grill

Gourmet Village Brie Baker

Cheese served with bread is a combination that has seemingly endless possibilities. Adding heat to the equation makes those possibilities truly endless. From the strong to the mild with bread to match, the taste combination afforded by this simple staple is both comforting and delicious.

The Gourmet Village Brie Baker is a stainless-steel pan designed to be used directly on the grill. The 4.75-inch diameter baker can also be used in the oven. While ribs, burgers and chicken may be the star of your barbecue, adding a side of warm, melty cheese is sure to be a crowd pleaser. In fact, considering the possibilities, you may just want to pick up two of these handy little pans.

June 2, 2009   No Comments

Barbecue Spatula Tongs for easy grilling

Barbecue Spatula Tongs

Just like it can be easy to overload on the condiments while grilling in the backyard, the tools to cook delicious steaks and burgers can sometimes just get in the way. For quick and easy grilling sometimes all you need is one tool — especially if that one tool does it all.

Williams-Sonoma combines two must-have grill accessories into one convenient tool with the Barbecue Spatula Tongs. With one end of the tool resembling a spatula, and the opposite end armed with an easy-grasping tong, the combination tool makes flipping even the most delicate foods a breeze. Just be sure that now you that you have a free hand, you occasionally set down the ketchup.

UPDATE 6/30/12: It looks like Williams-Sonoma no longer has this item, but here is the very similar (and well-reviewed) GrillPro 40240 16-Inch Stainless Steel Tong/Turner Combination.

April 15, 2009   No Comments

Grillin’ in the rain

Taylor Weekend Warrior Waterproof Digital Thermometer

I’m not sure how useful the waterproof feature of this thermometer is but if you are of the type to constantly drop your thermometer into water or beer (oh ok, waterproof makes sense now), then this is the solution you were looking for.

The Taylor Weekend Warrior Waterproof Digital Thermometer is an easy-to-use handheld device that helps you to ensure doneness in all of your cooking endeavors. The backlit LCD screen is viewable in low light and the three-inch stainless steel probe records temperatures from -40 to 450 degrees F. An auto-off timer and a minimum/maximum temperature memory complete the feature set that may be attractive to the beer drinking weekend warriors among us.

April 13, 2009   2 Comments

Fire-roasted stuffed peppers on the grill

Chile Pepper Grill Rack

Just look at that picture. Doesn’t that look crazy delicious? Those loaded peppers would certainly look great on my grill. Just imagine a few juicy burgers cooking alongside this Chile Pepper Grill Rack. Now that it’s grillin’ season, it’s time to consider the deliciousness that is to come in the months ahead. From the looks of this grill gadget, I believe roasted peppers deserve to be included in every single grill session to come.

The stainless-steel Pepper Rack holds 18 peppers and is dishwasher-safe. The rack measures 10-inches by 4.75-inches, and holds the peppers at a height of 2-inches. It will cost you twenty bucks to get your hands on this accessory, which is a small price to pay considering how hard it is to stand a dozen and a half peppers on end.

March 31, 2009   2 Comments

Music to Eat

Gastar miGrill Tabletop Gas Grill with Built-In Speakers

Some things just belong together. Music at a cookout is definitely a classic combination. But music in a gas grill? I’m not exactly sure why, but somebody thought it would be a good idea to combine a propane powered gas grill housed inside a base which includes two “powerful” speakers.

If you don’t mind a little grease with your iPod or other mp3 player, you can now pick up the Gastar miGrill Tabletop Gas Grill with Built-In Speakers. Highly portable, measuring two feet high, with a width of 17.5 inches, the grill has 160 sq. inches of cooking surface. The speakers are powered by 4 AA batteries or an included adapter, while the included drip pan and cooking surface are both dishwasher safe.

Sounds like the perfect complement to the Hampton Grease Band.

(Via Kitchen Contraptions)

March 17, 2009   2 Comments

Corn Butter Boat Trays steam away winter blues

Corn Butter Boat Trays

It may be close to grillin’ time in some parts of the country, but other regions are going to have to wait. Grilled meat may be the number one item people think about when breaking out the charcoal, but grilled corn surely deserves a place at the table.

The Corn Butter Boat Trays can help you get through those long nights far removed from a hot grill. It may not be grilled corn, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have quick, easy and delicious corn on the cob. The trays allow for the ability to steam an ear of corn in the microwave in about 2-3 minutes. When grillin’ season finally does arrive, you could use these trays to serve those grilled ears, complete with melted butter. Suddenly, winter doesn’t seem so long.

March 17, 2009   No Comments