Let everyone know you're the grill master with these tools for tailgating and barbeques.
Football season is in full swing, and there’s nothing like a crisp fall day for enjoying the game and barbecuing.
Whether you’re heading to a parking lot to tailgate or hosting friends at home, these finds will let everyone know you are the grill master.
Epicurean Big Game Tailgating Board ($70–$170 at epicureancs.com). This clever cutting and serving board fits onto a pickup’s tailgate to create the ultimate work space. Made with multiple layers of Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood fibers, the large sizes fold to pack away and all come with a canvas carrying case.
Traeger Timberline 850 Grill ($1,700 at traegergrills.com). Become the neighborhood pitmaster with Traeger’s latest high-tech smoker. An app lets you monitor and wirelessly control the settings, while a built-in meat probe ensures ideal internal temperatures.
El Gaucho Spices ($25 for three at El Gaucho locations; sold individually at amazon.com). Add a fiery kick to your meat with one of three rubs from the venerable steakhouse. Add a little to deepen the flavor of shrimp, beef or veggies, or a lot for more intense heat.
Maverick Industries PT-55 Raindrop Waterproof Digital Thermometer ($40 at amazon.com). Grilling in the rain? You can still take an accurate temperature reading on those chicken breasts with this new, fast, accurate and waterproof thermometer. A back light helps with viewing in dim light and it measures up to 572 degrees.
Kalamazoo Grill Grate Scraper ($47 at kalamazoogourmet.com). Metal grate scrapers can leave behind scary wire bits. Opt instead for this hardwood tool that forms to the shape of your grate, cleaning better and lasting longer than conventional brushes.
Yukon Glory Magnetic Galvanized Steel Cup Holder (on sale for $22 at yukonglory.com). If you’re watching the game, it’s likely you’ll have a drink in hand most of the time. Always have a place to set it down with this double cup holder that firmly attaches to any magnetic surface — like your grill or the back of your vehicle.