SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION tailgating
Having the right tool is the first step
to doing a good job, whether you’re
building a house or grilling out.
1Jalapeño heaven Stuff up to 18 jalapeño chile peppers with your
favorite filling and nestle them into a
handy stainless-steel roaster. It sits on
the grill rack, so the peppers take on a
smoky flavor without burning.
2Top-notch tools Grilling’s more fun and efficient with a hefty set
of well-made tools. The Oxo Steel 4
Piece Grilling Set features extra-long,
heat-resistant beechwood handles with
retracting hooks for hanging. Included: a
silicone brush, a hook for grabbing meats
and veggies, tongs, and a serrated turner.
3Quick Coals Steven Raichlen, host of TV’s Barbecue University and Primal
Grill, has a line of stylish grill tools.
This Chimney Starter, the largest on the
market, lights the coals uniformly without
lighter fluid. firecraft.com; $29.95
4Say aah! Gift your favorite griller the king of all instant-read
digital thermometers: the Splashproof
Thermapen. This pocket-size, water-resistant workhorse with a foldaway probe
is known for its super-quick, accurate
reads. amazon.com; $96.00
5Flexible Concept Firewire Skewers, made with flexible stainless steel, hold
twice the tasty bites and make threading,
marinating, and grilling so much easier.
6Stay-Safe Pit Mitt Made of heat- resistant fibers, this flexible grill
mitt slips on easily to protect you from
the heat. It’s reversible for right- or left-handed use. amazon.com; $12
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