Give the gift that keeps on grilling
Every seasoned backyard griller has a favorite tool. It could be an oversized turner, a pair of tongs that fits their hand just right, or even just a trusty grill brush. With summer celebrations just around the corner, the grilling experts at Broil King have some original gift ideas for the barbecue enthusiast:
A meat thermometer is a must-have for any backyard chef. A wireless one is recommended because it monitors the cooking progress and lets the chef know when dinner is ready, allowing them to spend more time with their guests. Look for a thermometer that offers a pre-programmed menu that allows you to set meat type and doneness.
Gas barbecues are excellent for high temperature searing and grilling, but hot cooking grids and cooking tools require careful attention and hot surfaces can melt the bristles on some basting brushes. Silicone brushes, mitts and basters are heat resistant and safe for barbecue use up to 500°F making them a better choice for brushing sauce on hot food or removing grilling baskets without worrying about burning or melting the tools. Best of all they are dishwasher safe so clean up is also a breeze.
Wood Chips and Smoker Box
Wood and wood chips are a great way to enhance the flavors of your grilled favorites. Hickory is used most traditionally in the southern barbecue belt, and gives a strong hearty flavor to meats. Try hickory with beef or pork. Mesquite is a delicious choice for beef, lamb, or even turkey. Fruit wood (such as apple or cherry) is recommended for lamb, poultry and fish. Consider giving the chef a few different options, many backyard chefs enjoy experimenting and crafting their own special blends.
Who doesn't love delicious, smoky ribs fresh of the barbecue and slathered with sauce? A rib rack makes cooking ribs on the barbecue a breeze because it saves you the trouble of having to turn the meat. It also frees up space on the grill, leaving room for appetizers or other grilled food. Look for a rib rack with an angled design to make basting easy.
More grilling gift ideas can be found online at www.broilkingbbq.com.
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