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GRILLIN’ @ HOME

By Keegan Prosser on July 8, 2013 – No Comment

It’s finally summertime here in the Northwest and that means it’s time to get grilling. Sure, you can fire up your Weber or Char-Broil, but grilling can be more interesting and fun with the right gadget. Here’s a sampling of things we’ve seen recently that we can’t wait to order:

Porter Grab and Grill: Here’s a barbecue tray that does more than double-duty. It has three covered containers to keep raw and cooked food separated, a serving tray and even a condiment caddy for your paper towel roll and seasonings. $32.46 at Amazon

Bear Paws BBQ Meat Handlers: Still using wimpy forks to lift that roast from the grill. Bear Paws are like an extension of your hands. The hard plastic device can lift hot food, even a heavy turkey, and steady it when you carve. They also work as a meat shredding tool. $13 at various locations

Slide Skewers: Kabobs are great on a skewer, except that everything sticks when you try to get them off. Not any more. This 14-inch, double prong skewer keeps food in place when grilling and has a built-in slider to easily push everything on to your plate. $20 to $25 at Quirky, Amazon

Himalayan Salt Plate: Pop a block of Himalayan salt on your grill to add flavor to your food. The versatile product also can be chilled for use as a platter for fruit, cheese and vegetables. To clean, just scrub the surface and pat dry. Use until it diminishes. $35  at Sur la Table

iGrill: Finally, here’s a grilling and cooking thermometer that pairs with an app for Apple or Android devices. The thermometer connects to a phone through Bluetooth so you can multitask and not burn the roast. $80 at Apple and Amazon

Grill Wrangler: This three-in-one device can serve as tongs, a spatula or a grilling fork with a simple slide-and-lock mechanism. Stainless steel with a plastic handle. $38 at Quirky

Steel Grill Chef’s Pan with Lid: Hate grilling small items and seeing them fall through the grill grates? Get this steel chef’s pan with lid. Sliced meat, chicken, seafoods, vegetables can be tossed and cooked all at the same time. Pan is perforated so food comes in contact with the flame. Handle pops off if you want to close the barbecue lid. $40 at Williams Sonoma

GrillGrates: A variety of Interlocking panels designed to go on the top of different grills. Claim to fame is that the raised rails give plenty of sear marks., the valleys capture juices and produce steam and sizzle, and the bottom protects against flareups. $25 and up at Amazon

Grill Wrangler: This three-in-one device can serve as tongs, a spatula or a grilling fork with a simple slide-and-lock mechanism. Stainless steel with a plastic handle. $38 at Quirky

Pizza Que Grill Stone: Got a barbecue? You’ve got a pizza oven. The Pizza Que Grill Stone uses a porous clay stone to absorb the high heat necessary to produce crispy pizza crusts. A built-in thermometer lets you know the temperature. $80 at Williams-Sonoma

Looftlighter:This Swedish invention uses super-heated air to light your charcoal in about 60 seconds. Just touch the pile with the tip of the Looftlighter and pull it slightly backwards when sparks or glow appear. You can keep it pointed at the same spot for a couple of minutes if you want the coals to be white. $65 to $75 at Williams-Sonoma or Amazon