Backyard cooking season is about to commence, and when warm weather hits, Atlantans grill everything from pizza to peaches.
But no matter how great your grilling skills are, the right products can make or break a meal. Now is the perfect time to up your grill game with a little inspiration for getting the most out of the season.
Weber iGrill 2 App-Connected Thermometer ($99.99)
Show off perfectly grilled steaks, chicken and burgers with help from your secret weapon, Weber’s Bluetooth-enabled thermometer. Choose your desired temperature, and the iGrill app will monitor your meal while you relax with friends. You’ll get an alert to your phone once the meat reaches the desired temperature. The app takes less than a minute to set up and features custom alarms, a timer and even social media sharing so you can showcase your grill sessions, time, temperature and tips.
Lowe’s Home Improvement
5925 Roswell Road N.E.
Sandy Springs 30328
Top Chef Barbecue Tool Set with Nylon Case ($59.99)
Whether it’s time to upgrade your grilling tools or you’re in the market for a new set, having the appropriate utensils for grilling is vital not only for convenience but also for safety. This popular, TV-show-branded kit comes in a nylon case that contains all of the essentials for grilling like a pro: sturdy tongs, grill fork, an all-purpose knife and four skewers.
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
Enhance your favorite fish or meat by cooking on wooden planks that bring out deeper flavors. Maple is the sweetest of the grilling woods and will impart a flavor that may be described as rich and nutty. The plank also allows for a more even heat distribution on the grill so even beginners have a cooking edge. Plan on tossing them after one use, or recycling them in your fire pit.
Sur La Table
3500 Peachtree Road
ChefWave Sosaku Smokeless Infrared Rotisserie Indoor Tabletop Grill ($227.99)
A cool new alternative to a propane or traditional coal grill is this 5-in-1 smokeless indoor grill. It has everything you could want from a standard grill and then some, such as a variety of surface cooking plates, rotisserie cook option and quick start time—a bonus compared to traditional grills that take up to 20 minutes to heat. It’s perfect for making all of your BBQ favorites including hamburgers, steaks, chicken and vegetables.
3393 Peachtree Road N.E.
Cuisinart Petit Gourmet Portable Propane Gas Grill ($105.26)
The perfect city-friendly option for those who live in condos or apartments, this lightweight grill stands out from the rest with its unique design. Outfitted with a porcelain-enameled cooking grate, it has enough cooking surface to accommodate grilling for four to six people at once and converts from a freestanding model with telescoping legs that shift from ideal grill height into a tabletop model in seconds. The compact design, weighing in at 17 pounds, is easy to tote to lakes, beaches or parks, too.
2525 Piedmont Road N.E.
Simply Approved feature writer at Simply Buckhead. Founder of lifestyle savings and deal blog JESSICASHOPS.com.