The fourth of July is right around the corner, so get ready for your Independence Day BBQ the way The Gadgets Page would celebrate it!
The best charcoal grill: Meco Stand Up Red Charcoal Grill
Mike and I bought a grill similar to this one at a garage sale about six years ago. The previous owner had used it once. We could still see the single hamburger mark on the grill. After a good cleaning and tightening of the bolts on the legs, it has lasted us this entire time. Now that it’s time for its retirement, I’m partial to just buying the exact same one to replace it. Ours is a little different because it has a little fold-down table on the right side, but everything else is the same. I can’t count how many wonderful cookouts we have had on our little grill.
Best BBQ Tool Set: Mr. Bar-B-Q 18-Piece Stainless-Steel Tool Set
I thought this would be a great set because after I cleaned the tools, I would be able to put them all away in the case and keep them clean and organized. Unfortunately, the case was lost long ago. All that remains of this set are the tongs, the burger flipper and three of the corn on the cob holders. It’s about time we bought another set of BBQ tools and I’m going to go with the same kit as we did last time. I’m going to keep everything in its case, I promise!
Best argument ender: Digital BBQ Fork
The biggest argument while we’re cooking is whether the meat is “done” or not. I don’t own this gadget, but I imagine it would end all of these arguments. I can see them play out like this:
“I don’t think it’s done. You should give it another five minutes.”
“But that will make it all dry and gross!”
“It’s not safe to eat right now.”
“It’s just fine. I’ll risk a little e.coli to have a tender burger.”
“Let’s let the Digital BBQ Fork decide!”
“See! I TOLD you it was done!!”
Of course, it my fantasies, I’m always right, so the Digital BBQ Fork would agree with me. In reality, I’d probably have to wait the five minutes just like Mike said.
Best BBQ apron for a gageteer: Q-Labs Top Secret Spy Gadgets BBQ Apron
I don’t own this apron, but I want it. What gadgeteer wouldn’t want this awesome apron for both BBQ’s AND science experiments!
In the end, you don’t need a bunch of gadgets to have a great BBQ. You just need some good friends and a bit of good food. Have a happy holiday and don’t burn yourself on the grill!