Jun 282013

Guys, it’s that time of year: grill time. You get to show off your skills, serving up tasty burgers and dogs for friends and family. Did you know there are some cool new tools that you can use to grill in the 21st Century?

Your main mission as a man is to grill the best meat for the people you love, and occasionally some others who just show up randomly and expect a meal. In the old days, a lot of guys guessed if and when the meat was cooked properly, but nowadays you can buy a laser infrared thermometer. Point and shoot the laser, and it’ll tell you the temperature of your grill pan/surface to see how hot it got—it measures from 0F all the way up to hotter-than-hell, aka 932F. For a while, these tools were priced between $200 and $300, but at ChefsResource you can get the Bonjour Culinary Laser Infrared Thermometer for less than $100, and it comes with a probe to measure internal food temperatures, too.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a sword you could use with your grill? DCI’s BBQ sword for grilling will run you less than $40 on Amazon. This 19-inch long sword comes with a free pop out Musketeer Mask. Made of strong steel, with a comfortable wooden handle, you take this sword out at your party to skewer meat and everyone will notice.

ManCave picture credit http://norcalbbq.mancaveworldwide.com/

ManCave picture credit

Finally, you’ve got to light the charcoal, and you could use old-fashioned lighter fluid and matches, but why not get the 60 Second Charcoal Starter? Dude, it looks like Darth Vader’s lightsaber and blasts out hot air at an almost unbelievable 1,290F. This is not a toy for little boys. This one’s for firestartin’ men who want to light their fire quickly, efficiently, and in a darn cool way. Get one for about $80 at http://www.hammacher.com/product/75081

Grilling is a chance to try out new and unusual tools and see what you like when you’re making BBQ for friends and family


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