Bring the complex flavors of your favorite dark liquor to your next cookout with Bourbon Barrel Grill Wood ($14). Made from repurposed bourbon barrel staves, this wood is great for grilling or smoking, and is sure to impart the sweet yet smoky flavors of bourbon to whatever type or cut of meat you happen to be cooking.
Is it a grill? A smoker? Actually, it's a little of both. The adorably plain Hasty-Bake Legacy Grill ($1,000) offers direct and indirect heat grilling, a charcoal oven, and a smoker in a powder-coated cold-rolled steel box. A ventless hood traps smoke and heat, a heat deflector feature forces natural convection cooking, and an adjustable lift makes it simple to control the heat level and cooking method. When it's time to start the fire, just remove the firebox to get it going, and open the access door to add wood or charcoal as needed. Just think of it as a one-stop shop for all your summertime cooking needs.
Nope, it's not some newfangled gadget for grooming the crust of past meals off your grates. Instead, the Grill Comb ($11/2-pack) is a multi-pronged grilling tool designed to replace the traditional skewer by giving you direct access to every morsel of grilled goodness, without the need to trist, pull, or otherwise mutilate your food trying to get it off the spear. Made from food-grade stainless steel, it's also reusable, dishwasher safe, and at a foot long, can handle plenty of food.
By design, smokers aren't exactly the most technologically advanced cooking tools. That's where the CyberQ Wifi ($300) comes in. This unique BBQ control system uses a series of probes and fans to keep the cooking temperature within your set range, and keep an eye on the temperature of your food — all while you relax and monitor the action over Wi-Fi via your smartphone. It will even let you know when the food's ready — giving you more time to mingle with guests or simply enjoy a few brews.
Keep your veggies in check when you're grilling them up with Grill Clips ($15/4-pack). These smart metal clips pack enough holding power to grip entire groups of asparagus, zucchini, green onions, peppers, and pretty much any other food you can think of that's prone to rolling around and/or potentially falling through the grate to a fiery doom. [via]
Are you going to work, or a cookout? No one will know the difference as long as you dress the part and carry a Darwin Briefcase BBQ (£25; roughly $40). Designed to look like a briefcase from the outside, this portable grill opens up to form a triangular platform for the grate and ash pan, yet still offers enough room to cook 3-4 burgers at a time. Grilling tool set disguised as an umbrella not included.
Hey, look! Someone turned a Mac Cube into a grill! Okay, so that's not quite true, but there's certainly some similarity between Apple's failed experiment and the City Boy Grill ($230). Measuring 7.1" square and 8.7" tall, it's powered by a 225g standard gas cartridge, and features a simple +/- control knob on the front, a powdercoated steel body, stainless steel grates, and a built-in stainless steel and oak handle.
Sure, it's shape is familiar, but make no mistake — the Eva Solo Grill Globe (€400; roughly $500) isn't your average Walmart special. The dome-shaped stainless steel lid is integrated into the unit and sports a built-in thermometer, and can also slide open and be moved to shelter your fire from the wind, while the black aluminum bottom half of the grill rests atop the slender stainless steel legs and keeps your coals comfy and warm. Grill cover optional.
Most grilling tool sets include three basic tools: a spatula, tongs, and fork. The Stake 3-in-1 BBQ Tool ($30) combines all three into a single, grill-dominating tool that features leaf spring tongs, a slide-out fork that hides away when not in use so you're not stabbing your food — or guests — accidentally, and a locking mechanism for the wooden handles to convert the entire mess into a spatula. Happy grilling! [Scouted by Will]
Homeless people have long utilized the fire-handling prowess of the barrel, and now you can use it to cook your food on the Barrel BBQ Grill ($950). Made from an industrial barrel that's been painted royal blue on the outside and a handsome brass color on the inside, it features a two-tiered grill with room for plenty of foodstuffs, a side tray, and the ability to remove the legs for easier storage.
Roasting a whole pig isn't an easy task — unless, of course, you have a La Caja China Roasting Box ($240-$350). Available in 18, 70, and 100 lb. models, each roaster starts with a plywood box, which then receives an aluminum lining, a drip tray, and the charcoal tray "lid" that facilitates the roasting of meat — including whole pigs, chickens, and turkeys, ribs, shoulders, and even fish — quickly and easily, making it perfect for this year's blowout BBQ.
Host your own hibachi hangouts with The Hibachinator ($850). Made from welded steel, it weighs in at a hefty 50 lbs., and offers a large, table-friendly 8" x 24" removable grilling surface, grilling bars that are close together to keep small morsels from falling through, and an optional stainless steel grilling top.