15 Great Gifts for Grillers
Is it a beautiful piece of lawn art or an outdoor oven? In this case, it's both. This gorgeous terra cotta pizza oven is sculpted into an Asian-inspired fish design. Stoke a wood fire in the very back of the oven to get to temperatures of 600 degrees F and higher — just right for cooking authentic wood-oven pizza. The fish sits in a metal stand and measures about 21 inches in diameter.
They'll never have to suffer tough, overcooked steaks again once they have a top-notch thermometer. Tech-savvy cooks will love downloading an app to their smartphone which enables them to monitor the temperatures of up to four different foods (2 probes are included but more can be purchased separately). An LCD backlight makes the monitor easy to read even when you're grilling after sundown.
Salt of the Earth
The best quality salt can elevate anything, from a humble burger to the finest steak. Flaky sea salt from Jacobsen Salt Co. has just the right crunch and a complex flavor that complements grilled vegetables, fish, poultry, and more. Even grilled fruit could benefit from a sprinkling of these snowy white flakes. The salt is hand-harvested and dried on the coast of Oregon.
Why shouldn't the cook also be the DJ? They can be with this handy multitasker. A super-bright grill light clamps to your handle for grilling after dark, while the built-in speaker can play a favorite FM station or a playlist from a smartphone. The device is rechargeable via a USB cable so the tunes can continue.
Gas grills might be convenient, but one complaint is they don't have that same smoky flavor of a charcoal or wood pellet grill. Enter the Smoker Box: just fill it with aromatic wood chips that have been soaked in water, place it inside the grill as it's heating, and it will imbue food with a delicious smoked flavor. With this gadget, any grill can be turned into a smoker for barbecued meats, hot-smoked fish, or tasty chicken wings.
What a View
It's happened to every grill-master: the propane runs out mid-cooking session, and someone has to run to the store for another tank. That won't happen with the Gas Grill Propane Gage, which screws in between the propane tank and the connection hose. An easy-to-read gauge shows when the tank is running low and when it finally is empty, so the chef can be prepared with a backup tank next time friends are coming over for steaks.
With grilling, there's a lot of shuttling raw and cooked food from kitchen to patio to dinner table. This two-piece tray set is a no-brainer way to avoid cross-contamination between raw and cooked foods. Use the red tray to carry the raw meat out to the grill, with the gray tray nested underneath. When the food is cooked, use the gray tray to bring it to the table. The sturdy melamine trays have wide handles for easy carrying, a ribbed surface to catch juices, and are dishwasher safe.
If it's raining or too cold for grilling, this electric indoor grill can handily pinch hit for an outdoor grill. With a generous cooking surface of around 20 by 12 inches, this grill can accommodate burgers or steaks for the whole family, with a side of veggies. No worries about setting off the fire alarm either; a built-in fan eliminates smoke. And come morning, the included flat cooking surface serves as a griddle to cook up pancakes, bacon, and fried eggs.
Your grillmaster can experiment to their heart's content with this gift box of assorted barbecue sauces. The set includes a wide variety of saucy options, including a traditional Carolina barbecue sauce, an exotic spicy Korean option, a luscious cherry-based sauce, a smoky habanero sauce, and more. The sauces are all hand-selected from small American producers and come packaged with a signature tote bag… a ready-made gift presentation!
Handle with Care
A good pair of grilling gloves will allow your favorite grilling guru to brave the heat without fear of burning. Don this thick cotton pair, and they can adjust grates, pick up hot pans, and even maneuver logs or coals. These heat-resistant gloves can protect hands from temperatures of up to 932 degrees and because of the glove design and grippy surface, they're better than mitts for getting a good hold on something.
The future is now! This robot is ready and willing to tackle every griller's least favorite chore: scraping and scrubbing the grill grates, with their caked-on food and blackened surfaces. Program the timer and set this robot on a grill (even if it's still hot!) and its computerized system will direct it to move back and forth across the grill, scrubbing the grates with stiff brass wire brushes. The robot takes less than 20 minutes to complete its job, and will alert you when it's done. The robot comes with an electric charger and a hard case that can hang on the side of the grill.
Coal on the Go
Grilling can be done just about anywhere with this combination cooler and portable charcoal grill. Everything fits neatly inside a polyester carrying case that has a comfortable shoulder strap: The cooler holds the equivalent of six 12-ounce cans (or a stack of burgers!), and stacks with the grill, which has a 78.5-square-inch cooking surface, enough for four burgers. The grill also has folding feet to elevate it off the ground and an enameled fire bowl. It's just the thing for a tailgate or a picnic in the park!
This cleverly designed basket is ideal for grilling smaller, quick-cooking items, such as shrimp, chicken wings, and vegetables. It holds more than traditional grill basket designs, and can be rolled back and forth across the grill, so each item gets cooked easily without the chef having to individually flip dozens of shrimp or asparagus spears. It's made of stainless steel and has handles on either side for easy rolling (but be sure to wear heat-resistant gloves!).
Grilling gets serious with this handsome tool set, packaged in a classy aluminum carrying case. The 20-piece set includes tools for just about every grilling occasion, from a silicone basting brush to corn holders to a digital thermometer fork. Also included is a grill-cleaning tool, skewers, and a spatula with a built-in bottle opener, because all that steak flipping makes a cook thirsty. The aluminum tools all stow neatly in the case until the next time they're needed.
In the Bag
Delicate or small items can be a pain to grill, but there's nothing tastier than, say, a spear of asparagus or a delicate fish fillet cooked on the grill. This set of mesh bags comes to the rescue to make grilling those types of items easy, and convenient — no more losing things through the grate! The bags are made of a nonstick, heat-resistant (up to 600 degrees F) plastic mesh, with stainless steel snaps. Slip the food inside and put them on the grill: they'll cook without sticking to the grate and the whole bag can be flipped easily. When dinner is over, the reusable bags can be washed in the dishwasher.