Cookout season is well underway but not all home chefs are confident about firing up the grill. Is your meat a little dry? Not so flavorful? Or maybe you’re having trouble scraping down your grates.
Up your grill game with this list of high-tech gadgets that would make George Jetson envious. From blue-tooth thermometers to a master marinator, these tools are great for cookout pros and novices alike.
1. Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer:
Don’t wait around while your feast cooks outside. Simply sync this device to your smartphone and sit back while the temperature rises. The app will even alert you when your food has reached the ideal temp you set on the base station.
Clean up usually takes the fun out of the whole grilling experience but these automatic robots make scarping down the grates a cinch. These powerful, yet petite, machines come in a variety of colors and interchangable brushes to handle different types of grills.
3. The Smoking Gun, Indoor Smoker:
Not so much a barbecue tool as the ultimate flavor enhancer, this indoor smoker gives meats and veggies that super smoky flavor without the hassle of real flames and fire. The compact and lightweight gadget can be used with a variety of spices– even teas– to impart out of this world flavor to your favorite foods.
4. Lynx Downtown Electric Grill:
Who says you can only grill outside? Get cooking inside (or outside) with this powerful electric grill that fits right on your counter top. The surface of this petite machine can reach up to 700°F – perfect for searing meats and vegetables just like charcoal. And there’s no waiting for heat up time- start cooking in as little as eight minutes.
5. Best Barbecue Applications:
Whether you’re just dreaming up a cookout menu or in the throes of grilling, there are a host of smartphone apps to help you hone your skills. These are some of the best, depending on your needs.
Best for recipe planning: Barbecues & Grilling and Weber’s On the Grill
Best for timing: Pit Pal BBQ
Best for community tips: BBQ Pad -foxnews