Hot gifts for the grillers on your list.

I’m not a grilling expert by any means, but I do know how to shop. So I searched for some of the cool things out there that someone might not necessarily buy for themselves. Links to the items are clickable in the product title. Enjoy the season!


Splash-Proof Super-Fast Thermapen (grill thermometer)

Initially designed for professional kitchen use, Thermoworks’ thermometer performs with speed and accuracy, and is used by chefs, bloggers, BBQ teams and homeowners alike. Temperature readings in 3-seconds, long battery life, auto on/off with no buttons to mess with. If you want to know the temperature of the food you’re grilling, this seems to be a no-brainer. Made in England.
Retail: $96.00 (cheaper imitations are out there, but this seems to be the real deal)

Jalapeno popper stuffer

Cabela’s Jalapeño Popper Stuffer

Easily fill your jalapeño poppers (or mushrooms or pork chops, etc) with this tool. Made of durable, dishwasher-safe stainless steel. Comes with 3 different shaped tips.
Retail: $29.99 (at press time it’s on sale for $23.99!)

Jalapeno popper rack

Cabela’s Jalapeno Poppers Rack

Stainless steel with handles. Comes in 24-hole and 48-hole versions. Perfect to set on your grill, in the oven or in the smoker. Includes a tool to core the peppers. Can you say “game day” apps ready in a snap?
Retail: $19.99 and $29.99 (at press time on sale for $15.99 and $23.99)

King of the Grill Tongs

King of the Grill Tongs

Laser cut stainless steel spatula-shaped tongs (with “King of the Grill” cut out of both sides of the spatula’s) with a maple handle that can be personalized with a name.
Retail: $42.99 (offering 25% off for a limited time)

Grill Sergeant Apron

The Grill Sergeant BBQ Apron

This camo-patterned grilling apron is for “that guy”…the one who really IS king of the grill and who likes to have all of his tools and sauces handy…as well as a few cans of beer (bottles may be too tall to securely stay put). For the money it would probably be a great stocking stuffer he may even wear more than once.
Retail: $19.99 (Amazon has it for $15.23)

Silicone grill gloves

Heat-Resistant Silicone Grill/Oven Gloves

FDA-approved silicone gloves that can withstand temp’s up to 425 degrees. Endorsed by firemen, these gloves by Firehouse Leisure Products can go right into the dishwasher for easy clean up. Each order comes in a pair, with a lifetime guarantee. Now you can deal with a hot mess and not worry about it.
Retail: $19.99 (available on Amazon—link on Firehouse Leisure Product’s site)

Joe Blow Charcoal lighter

Komado Joe Blow Electric Charcoal Starter

Apparently you can get your charcoal going in less than 4 minutes with this thing! No need to use lighter fluid, either.
Retail: $81.00 (special pricing with BBQ Guys for $69)

ManGrate cast iron grill grates

ManGrates Cast Iron Grill Grates

Professionals prefer cast iron; get the same type of results at home! ManGrates are 100% American-made cast iron, which is known to conduct heat better and sear foods, using less propane or charcoal. Each grate is 4″ x 15″ and you set them on top of your existing grill grates (which are often stainless steel or aluminum). Order as many as you need to fill out your grill surface.
Retail: $29.99 each Sale $20 each (GrateBites special! One-third off everything in the cart—grates, “What a Tool” shirts, brushes—and when you buy 4 grates, the 4th is free. Enter code BITES)
Through 12/31/14