Patios and backyards are a natural extension of our communal living space when the weather warms up. One of the most popular outdoor summer activities is a backyard barbecue. Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you’re firing up the grill, there are six essential grilling accessories you need to create a delicious flame-kissed meal.
While many women may already own an apron or two, there are quite a few grilling aprons that have been designed specifically with men in mind. From aprons adorned with mustaches and quirky expressions to multi-pocketed smocks, there’s something to fit every man’s style.
Insulated Grill Gloves
Charcoal and gas grills can both put out a lot of potentially dangerous heat. Protect the sensitive skin on your hands and arms from burns with a pair of insulated grill gloves. A quality pair of grill gloves will cover the forearms, as well as the hands, for maximum protection.
Invest in a quality pair of grilling tongs to secure your grip on your grilled meats and veggies. Opt for a pair of spring-loaded tongs as opposed to a scissor-style pair to reduce the risk of dropping your food between the grill slats. A longer pair will offer increased protection from the heat, while a shorter pair will maximize your control.
At some point this summer, you’re likely to find yourself grilling after dark, straining your eyes to determine if your food is thoroughly cooked. Eliminate the struggle with a set of innovative grill utensils featuring built-in flashlights designed specifically for nighttime grilling.
While many grill chefs rely solely on the color of the food to determine if it’s done, the only accurate method for determining if grilled meats and poultry have been cooked properly is to check the internal temperature using a food thermometer. Under-cooked meats and poultry may contain harmful pathogens that can cause food poisoning.
Charcoal Chimney Starter
Nothing beats the taste of food cooked over charcoal briquets, and nothing will ruin it quite like using too much lighter fluid. Protect the taste of your food with an easy to use charcoal chimney starter. Simply stuff the bottom with crumpled newspaper and light it, and within 10-15 minutes the charcoal is ready for cooking.
If you utilize our recommended grill accessories, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic grilling season. Not only will you protect your clothes and your skin, but you’ll cook delicious meats and veggies safely without losing them between the slats. That’s reason enough to fire up the grill. So what are you waiting for?Tags: featured