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Lightsaber BBQ Tongs

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Would Darth Vader have been able to grill a mean steak? Would Luke Skywalker be able to BBQ a half decent burger? No one really knows because the rebellion doesn’t take a break for a delicious charbroiled lunch. But that hasn’t stopped The Fowndry from releasing this official set of Star Wars Lightsaber™ BBQ Tongs. Yes, they do make the classic lightsaber sounds when you press a button so you can reenact your favourite battles as you wait for the ribs to be just right. Getting one will set you back all of £19.99, or roughly $32.

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Ultrasound Device Checks Your Propane Levels

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If you’re enjoying the summer, there is a chance you’re using the inferior BBQing method known as the propane grill. Aside from it being a well known fact that cooking with propane is inferior to charcoal, you also have to deal with fill levels on your tank. How do you know it’s empty? You can knock on it, shake it, or lift it… all in an effort to figure out how much is left. Or, you can spend $90 and get the Truma LevelCheck. It’s a dead simple device that uses ultrasounds to check for liquids. Press it against the side of the tank, and an LED will tell you what’s on the other side: green means liquid, red, no liquid.

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Tactical Apron Should Satisfy The Warrior Griller

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With BBQ season in full swing, we’ve had no shortage of BBQ-related items to report on lately. Add the above Tactical Apron to that list. Looking a lot like a long bullet-proof vest, it’s covered in a real MOLLE System, as used in the Army. This allows for the attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories, which in this case is going to be spatulas, tongs, and knives. It comes with 2 large pouches and 3 smaller pouches in which you can store salt and pepper shakers, or your phone. Whatever you need to do your job on the grill, you can store it on the Tactical Apron. It’s a pretty badass purchase, and at all of $35, is worth every penny.

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S’More To Love Metal Tray For Making, Well, S’Mores

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The arrival of the summer isn’t a short-lived affair where one moment it’s winter, the next it’s summer, and everyone moves on. For the colder climates, it’s a drawn out period during which you appreciate the long awaited thawing out and celebrate all things summer, all the time. For example, we’re going to get all excited over stuff like the above S’More To Love metal tray for making everyone’s favorite campfire treat, the good ole S’More. The tray locks in the Graham biscuits, the marshmallow, and the chocolate, six S’Mores at a time, so that you can just place them all at once over your fire (or in the oven) and be efficient about your cooking. After all these treats are great when you’re actually eating them, not when you’re crying about how they fell into the fire and now you have to start all over again.

It’s $15.

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BBQ Bruce Handrail Grill Lets Your Enjoy The Summer Right On Your Balcony

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Living in a small apartment with a tiny balcony has a way of giving you perspective on how much space is “enough” space. But aside fro being a lesson in spatial frugality, it can also be a frustrating stumbling block on one of the summer’s greatest pleasures: BBQing. If that balcony of yours simply doesn’t fit a regular sized grill, along with a couple chairs and a tiny table, then perhaps you should consider the BBQ Bruce Handrail Grill. Taking up no more space than a regular plant pot, the charcoal powered grill gives you just enough space to flip a couple of burgers. That’s more than enough, and at 59€ (roughly $77), should be every living-in-a-box-of-sardines’ urban dweller next purchase.

You should, of course, make sure you’re actually allowed to use this on your balcony first.

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BBQ Dragon Will Get Your Charcoal Smoldering In No Time

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It’s well known that sending more oxygen to any combustion will speed it up and energize it. That’s the principle behind everything from fanning a flame, to the extra power provided by engine turbos. The BBQ Dragon pictured above is a glorified hairdryer, but one rugged enough to be clipped to the side of a BBQ and pointed at a smoldering pile of charcoal briquettes. Or wood. Or whatever natural combustible material you choose to sear your steaks with. Start it up and watch as your pile of normally slow-to-be-ready charcoal gets to optimal temperature in as little as 10 minutes. It’s battery powered, is coated in metal and has a sturdy and flexible clip and arm. This way you can accommodate grilling machines of any kind. There are three power settings, and the batteries are both rechargeable (through USB) and interchangeable (should you run out in the middle of a tailgate party).

At $50 on pre-orderon Kickstarter, the BBQ Dragon is slated for delivery in August of this year, which should still be in time to catch the tail end of the summer.

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Deck Yourself Out For BBQ Season With These Grillin Villain Aprons

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In the typically colder climates, we’re reaching the time of year where patios are being cleaned and prepped, decks are being washed and the grilling machines are being brought out from the shed. If you’re going to stand in front of the BBQ flame, you’re going to want to wear an apron. Why not take the opportunity to make it a remarkable one? The Grillin Villain Aprons feature Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Batman characters, & more. With prices ranging from $40 to $160, they’re not exactly cheap, but they’ll sure get your guests talking at your next party.

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Making Stuffed Burger Patties Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

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A burger is a burger until it gets stuffed with some surprise or other: then it’s a ‘Better Burger’. We’re thinking cheese, bacon, cheesy bacon, or bacony cheese. Whatever your flavor of cheesy bacon stuffing, the Sur La Table® Stuff-A-Burger™ Press will help you form your patties with much less effort that if you were to go about it with your bare hands. It features special presses that help create a space for your stuffings, and make it a breeze to encapsulate them. “It offers two stuffed-burger sizes: a mammoth ¾-pound burger or, using the insert, a substantial ½ pounder.” And that could just be the best $13 you’ve spent for the upcoming BBQ season.

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The VitalGrill Is A Green, Turbocharged, Portable BBQ

When you start a fire, it’s well known that fanning or blowing on the flame will make it stronger. It’s the principle behind turbos as well: more oxygen means a stronger, hotter fire. The VitalGrill uses this to its advantage to reach an output of 20,000 BTU without gas or accelerants of any sort. It’s a portable stove and BBQ with an integrated battery-powered fan. It accepts any dry biological material at hand as a source of fuel: pieces of wood, paper, cardboard, twigs, straw, natural fibers, charcoal and combustible waste. Put them in the stove, and start up the fan and in three minutes it will reach its maximum temperature. The flame is too hot? Just dial down the fan.

The BBQ is easily portable, weighing in at 8 lbs and measuring 13 inches across. It’s too small for your Sunday tailgate parties, but will do nicely for one of those camping expeditions where you’ll be catching some fish or whatever and feel like cooking it on the spot. The stove sells separately (if you want to put pots on it, fox example) for $80, and the BBQ with stove are $150.

Hit the jump for links and a video of the VitalGrill in action.

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