11 Father's Day Gifts Worthy of the Grill Master in Your Life
What is summer without the enticing smell of dinner on the grill? These 11 gadgets and goodies will ensure that the grill stays hot all summer long (and maybe the rest of the year, too).
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Wrap It Up
The complex, charred-wood flavor of smoked meat is hard to attain on a standard charcoal grill and borderline impossible on a gas grill — until now. These paper-thin cedar and alder wraps will give dad the flavor he's been searching for without the high cost of a smoker.
BUY IT: Etsy, $17.99
Salt Bae, Dad's Way
He doesn’t have to be a seasoned pro to season his meats like a pro. Give dad this flavor game-changer that doubles as the most unique serving dish on the block. By heating this Himalayan pink salt block and cooking the food directly on the surface, every inch will be infused with a crisp, mineral saltiness.
BUY IT: Amazon, $44.95
Dressed to Impress
The balance between host and chef can be a tricky one. Help him keep the mess of the grill where it belongs and stay dressed to impress all night. Opt for this made-for-grilling apron that comes complete with four deep, vertical pockets and an ultra-tough canvas finish. Bonus: he will look (and feel) like a million bucks.
BUY IT: LC King MFG & Design, $114
For the dad that confidently wields a pair of tongs but may need a helping hand finding them, we’ve got him covered. This magnetic BBQ accessory holder has four hooks, four lanyards and space for four meat thermometers — keeping everything right where he needs it, when he needs it.
BUY IT: Amazon, $14.99
Dad’s love fire. It’s a fact. Give him the gift of fire resistance with these heavy-duty pit gloves. Lined with soft jersey cotton and covered with a tough-as-nails neoprene coating, these hot hands protect against grease, hot oil, flames, boiling water and everything in between.
BUY IT: Artisan Griller, $34.95 or Amazon, $26.95
There should be no limit to what he can cook on the grill this summer. Maximize his menu with this expandable grill basket. With a flexible wire grid and a beautiful rosewood handle, getting all of that delicate fileted fish to the table never looked so easy.
BUY IT: BBQ Guys, $24.99 or Amazon, $24.99
The More, the Merrier
With the limited space on a grill, the more tools he can fit in one hand the better off he is. Buy him this 3-in-1 knife/flipper hook/bottle opener so he never finds himself juggling too many tools again. The hook makes handling meats and veggies easier than ever and the 8-inch chef knife comes in handy from start to finish. All the while, a bottle opener is always close by to keep him refreshed.
BUY IT: Ergo Chef, $24.99 or Amazon, $23.60
King of Clean
Grease and build-up can imbue bad flavors to food and poor performance for his grill. With stiff stainless-steel bristles and the magic of steam, this brush will give him crystal clean grill grates worthy of his self-proclaimed "world-famous burgers."
BUY IT: Williams-Sonoma, $52
Grilling Is a Pizza Cake
What’s better than pizza? Grilled pizza. Grilling pizza, however, is not for the faint of heart. Give dad everything he needs to succeed with this complete set from Crate and Barrel. With a stone, an aluminum peel and a stainless-steel cover, this set has everything he needs to go from patio to pizzeria.
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $299.95 or Amazon, $269.95
Turn Up the Heat
Nothing’s worse than undercooked chicken or overcooked steak. Luckily, the days of guesswork are long gone, and a perfectly cooked filet is just a thumb-swipe away. Bluetooth connectivity allows him to leave the probe in the meat and monitor from the comfort of his favorite chair. And if he accidentally doses off, his smartphone will notify him when the food is done.
BUY IT: Weber, $49.99 or Amazon, $28.99
Light Up the Night
Cooking dinner outside has its perks, but ample lighting is not always one of them. Light up his world with a flexible work light that mounts right to the grill. With a magnetic base or optional screw clamp, a telescopic lens and the versatility of batteries or a power adapter, this light far outperforms his go-to smartphone flashlight.
BUY IT: Amazon, $14.97