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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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CyberQ Wifi Device Brings BBQing Into The 21st Century

By David Ponce

We tried our hands at using a smoker here at OhGizmo HQ once. The meat that resulted was sooty, tough, acrid, bitter and just plain gross. That’s probably because we had no idea what we were doing and the smoker we were using was cheap. But even with a better quality smoker and half a clue as to what to do, it’s pretty hard to get it right. The CyberQ Wifi device wants to make it as simple as possible. Featuring one pit probe as well as three food probes, it keeps an eye on temperatures and relays this information to you via Wifi. You can be in your living room and monitor the cooking through a smartphone. And even if you’re not looking at your phone the entire time, alarms can be setup for when temps deviate too far up or down from a set goal.

But the CyberQ Wifi is more than just a remote thermometer. As we understand it, it’s able to actually control your pit, raising or lowering temperatures itself as needed. Seeing as we’re still BBQ noobs, we don’t really understand how it does this. But from the looks of it, the $295 it will cost you appear to be money well spent.

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Grilling Vegetables Just Got A Bit Easier

By David Ponce

It’s very possible this has been around for ages. Likely even. But we’ve only just now stumbled on it and we like it. It’s BBQ season and there will always be some apostates who demand something more than meat. Like… vegetables. If you’ve ever tossed those on the grill, you know how much of a pain it can be to turn them. Why not just stack them together with these stainless steel clips, and turn them over all at once? Just make sure you don’t grab it with your bare fingers.

It’s $15 for a set of 4. That’s pretty cheap. Not a bad thing to have in your BBQ arsenal, though we suggest spending more time looking for grill buddies who aren’t vegetable-ingesting infidels.

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BBQ Dining Boat Seems Perfect For Summer, And Breaking The Bank

By David Ponce

What’s better than a BBQ among friends? A BBQ among friends on the water, of course. Seating up to 10 people, this 24 ft. floating creation with a 30 Watt outboard motor can be manoeuvred at up to 2 1/2 mph through calm water and alongside docks for loading/unloading. One charge provides enough power for up to 8 hours of continuous use, so unless you’re venturing in the open sea, you shouldn’t worry about getting stranded. There’s a plastic table with plastic seats for all 10 people, and each seat has “a recessed plate holder, three beverage holders, and silverware tray. Six compartments beneath the ABS seats store food and supplies for all-day cookouts.” The grill itself is charcoal powered and measures 24 in. in diameter.

So this all sounds like fun and games, only as long as you get past the sticker shock: $50,000.

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3-In-1 BBQ Tool Seems Handy


By David Ponce

There are those who believe we’re hardwired to think that something that’s good at only one thing is better than something else that does several duties. That’s why the TV/DVD combos are rarely popular. But looking at the above 3-in-1 BBQ tool, we’re thinking that this idea maybe doesn’t apply to everything. It’s a spatula, a fork and a set of tongs: “flip, grab and stab.” Made out of stainless steel with sturdy wooden handles, at £29 ($46) it seems like the perfect companion for the summer that’s now right ahead of us in the northern hemisphere.

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Flameless Grill Smoker Will Flavour Your Meats Effortlessly

By David Ponce

It’s a pretty unanimous sentiment that smoke gives your BBQ meats some delicious flavour. Some people believe in this so strongly that they go and buy expensive smokers, but there are other ways of doing things that aren’t quite as elaborate. One of these involves the above Flameless Grill Smoker. You fill it up with up to 8oz. of wood chips and place it over the flame on your BBQ grill. The wood inside will get hot enough that it will start smoking, but the s-shaped vents are too slim to allow enough oxygen to enter and start an actual flame. What you’ll end up with is a steady source of smoke and flavour for very little effort and expense. If your chips are all burned out before you’re done cooking your meats, there’s a removable 13″ handle that allows cooks to remove it from the grill to add additional wood chips.

The Flameless Grill Smoker is $40 and will start shipping on the 20th of this month.

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The Cook-Air Is A BBQ Turbocharged

By David Ponce

Without taking sides in the natural gas vs. charcoal debate, let’s just state some of the facts. Charcoal is often considered more flavorful due to the smoke it produces. Natural gas on the other hand is more convenient and can often burn hotter than charcoal. But the Cook-Air portable BBQ brings a bit of innovation to the fray that could tilt things in the favor of… wood burning, an often overlooked alternative. The Cook-Air uses its own 100% wood briquettes and forcibly blows air over them as they burn, thereby raising their temperature as high as 1,100F or the equivalent of 65,000 BTU. This makes it the most powerful portable BBQ on the market. It starts up in as little as 5 minutes and the 5-speed fan allows for a 5 level heat adjustment. Because it’s portable, it will work with D batteries and a car charger as well as a conventional 120V socket.

It’s $200.

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