There’s no denying the enjoyment surrounding an afternoon of slow cooking. Whether it be grilling, smoking or searing, the tradition of slowing down for an evening while your favorite cuts of meat and veggies cook over a fire is old as time itself. And while our ancestors obviously weren’t cooking steaks on football Sunday, it’s still worthwhile to appreciate how far we’ve come over the years in our carnivorous habits.
Fortunately for most of us, there’s a grill master in our family or friend group. Someone who, no matter what the time of year or what may be falling from the sky, will stick by their grill will authority. They’re the master of meat, the slow cooker, the one who has to get that steak temperature just right. And we’re all the more thankful for their diligence. So as you’re cruising through this list of the best gifts for the grill master, keep that thankfulness in mind, because more often than not, you’ll be reaping the rewards of these gifts as well.
Bourbon Barrel Grill Wood
Add some smoky bourbon flavor to the mix. Each batch of Bourbon Grill Wood comes straight from aged Kentucky bourbon barrels right to your grill or smoker. On a slow burn, they’ll provide rich and tasteful bourbon soaked oak flavors to your batch of beef, leaving you with that unmistakable campfire feeling no matter where you may reside.
ManChef Meat Tenderizer
Looking more like a self-defense tool than a tenderizer, now you have the ability to get up close and personal with your cut of choice. It’s made from raw metal, allowing you to tenderize the meat to your choosing before marinating, and with a solid construction, won’t need replacing anytime soon.
OXO Good Grips
Turn ordinary hands into talons with these meat shredding claws. Perfect for pulled pork, chicken or brisket. The long handles keep your hands out of the mix, interlocking teeth ensure a successful fine shred every time, and they’re heat resistant up to 450 degrees F.
For someone looking to guard the grill while maintaining excellence in the art of burger flipping, this Machete Spatula is the perfect gift idea. It’s lightweight, features a soft wood handle and stainless steel spatula while its bottle opener edge ensures you’re never without a tasty libation while manning the grill.
Norpro BBQ Branding Iron
Customize your work on the grill with this branding iron. It includes 55 aluminum letters, an aluminum arm, and a hardwood handle. Never again will confusion arise regarding whose steak beings to who. Plus what’s more enjoyable than stamping a mark of approval on a finished product?
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
Made in the USA, the pre-seasoned cast iron skillet is the perfect camping companion to saute, fry or even bake you favorite meal. The iron also hosts fantastic heat retention for even cooking and features a sturdy handle with a convenient hole for easy storage when not in use.
Ekogrips BBQ Grilling Gloves
Protect your hands from that unforgiving fire with these grilling gloves that come with a lifetime warranty. Wear them while working the grill or boiling water or making any quick adjustments to the meat on the fly. They’re BPA-free, FDA approved, waterproof, and made from silicone so they don’t absorb odors and are easy to clean.
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Located in Austin, TX Franklin Barbecue is a country-wide staple in the art of southern cooking. Now, the owner opens up in this complete meat and brisket cooking manifesto covering everything from basic practices to their specific experience in opening and running one of the country’s most well-known BBQ joints.
Bellemain Adjustable Burger Press
Press the perfect burger patty every time with the Bellemain burger press. It will make patties anywhere between 1/4” to 1 1/2” thick, boasts a spring-loaded pusher for simple removal, a non-stick coating, and is built from heavy-duty aluminum.
iDevices iGrill Mini
Acting as a Bluetooth grilling thermometer, the iGrill Mini can transmit exact meat temperatures to your smartphone in real time, allowing you to walk away from the grill without worrying about overcooking the meal. Because BBQ isn’t just about cooking, it’s about catching up with old friends.
BBQ 4 Pack Spice Gift Set
Those who don’t season their meat are destined for failure. Instead, set yourself up for success with this 4-pack of Original BBQ Flavors. Each pack consists of a seasoning ideal for pork, steak, burgers and one with a nice coffee kick for good measure.
Dexter-Russell Heavy Duty Cleaver
Chop chop. Every grill master needs a cleaver, especially when you’re breaking down that large cut you just picked up from the butcher. This Dexter-Russel is built to smash bone and meat with ease, hosts an 8-inch stain-free high carbon steel blade, a flat blade tip, and is balanced for comfortable use.
Searzall Torch Attachment
Achieving that perfect sear is an art form. Luckily, the Searzall acts as an attachment to any blowtorch helping to create the perfect searing temperature by distributing the blowtorch flame through two layers of high-temperature resistant wire mesh. The even distribution of heat also professionally finishes each piece of meat from the grill.
LEM Hand Grinder
Grill masters don’t mess around with pre-ground meat when making burgers. Grill masters grind their own meat of choice. This LEM Clamp-on Hand Grinder then will allow you to take grilling to the next level. It’s built from heavy-duty stainless steel, is rust resistant, and comes with three separate stuffing tube sizes.
Wusthof Classic Cook’s Knife
A proper cook’s knife is an essential piece for any grill-master or chef. Take this Wusthof for example. With its forged 8-inch high carbon stainless steel blade, ergonomic handle, and finger guard, you’ll be chopping, slicing and dicing with ease in no time.
Suck UK Portable Charcoal Grill
Grilling on the go can be a great time. It’s can also be difficult logistically speaking. That is until this Portable Charcoal Grill came to town. It folds up into a classic metal toolbox but unfolds into a warming rack, storage tray, and main grill space for searing over hot coals. It’s also made from steel and coated in high-temperature red paint. Perfect for the beach, camping, or just an afternoon in the park.
SpitJack Magnum Meat Injector Gun
Built right here in the USA, this injector gun allows you to infuse your favorite marinades directly into the cut of your choice. Each syringe holds up to 5ml of marinade, comes with four needles, a cleaning brush and is fully guaranteed for up to one year.
Pit Boss BBQ Belt
Nothing’s worse than when someone else is toying with the grill. That’s why it’s nice to keep all your grilling tools handy with the Pit Boss BBQ Tool Belt. It hosts a series of belt loops and pockets that can hold anything including the likes of tongs, spatulas, forks, branding irons, a bottle of beer, lighters, and even your smartphone. Can’t beat that.
Bruce Handrail Grill
Just because city living is more your speed doesn’t mean sacrificing the joy of grilling should be in the mix as well. Instead, this balcony grill attaches to any standard balcony like common flower pot support and offers more than enough grilling space for the family to enjoy.
Philips Indoor Grill
In case the weather outside is too frightful this black indoor grill is a perfect backup option. It utilizes infrared technology to evenly heat and cook while simultaneously preventing too much smoke and grease from building up in your kitchen. It heats to 446 degrees F in a matter of minutes and the nonstick grill surface makes cleanup a breeze.
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker
No matter what your preferred wood of choice, a quality smoker is necessary to achieve that professional homestyle BBQ flavor. This Weber is made from porcelain-enameled steel, features two nickel plated cooking grates, a water pan, built-in thermometer, vents on both the bowl and lid, and comes with a 10-year limited warranty.