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 ($850). Made from welded steel, it weighs in at a hefty 50 lbs., and offers a large, table-friendly 8" x 24" removable grilling surface, grilling bars that are close together to keep small morsels from falling through, and an optional stainless steel grilling top.
Who would have thought that the secret to great-tasting grilled food was electricity? The Bob Grillson Wood Pellet Grill ($TBA) makes a convincing case, using traditional power to burn up wooden pellets that give your food a signature flavor without the need to build an actual fire. It also sports an oiled bamboo tray for chopping, prepping, and beer-holding, a delightfully modern design, large golf caddy wheels for easy mobility, cast-iron, porcelain enameled grates, an electronic temperature control, and an integrated thermometer. What else would you expect from the only grill that has a first and last name?
We've seen a lot of portable grills, but perhaps none more simple or versatile than the Slat Grill ($110). Able to fit neatly into an included carrying pouch, the grill is made of hard-anodized aluminum and stainless steel, sets up in just minutes, has no moving parts, and thanks to the open design, lets you use any heat source you'd like. Great for camping, tailgating, or hiding away for post-apocalyptic use.
Provide the full gamut of gameday goodness without a whole mess of tools with the Blacktop 360 Grill-Fryer ($250). Obviously designed by hungry — and possibly drunk — humans, the 360 combines a deep fryer, grill, griddle, and warming plate into a single circular gas-powered wonder, letting you grill burgers, cook bacon, fry onion rings and get your buns warmed up all without moving an inch. [Scouted by Dustin]
Proper rotisserie cooking generally requires a large setup — which is a problem when you're wanting some perfectly-cooked skewers at your next tailgate. Enter the Carson Portable Rotisserie Grill ($720). This suitcase-sized setup can hold up to seven rotating skewers — powered by an internal rechargeable battery or plug-in wall adapter — and offering a high-heat porcelain-coated charcoal tray, rugged, lightweight aluminum construction, 4,000 cubic inches of cooking volume, and the ability to turn 10-12 people into best buds with just a couple bites. [Scouted by Carl]