10 High-Tech Grilling Tools
Today's grilling gurus have more high-tech tools at their disposal than ever before. From solar-powered, go-anywhere grills to helpful devices that send data to your smartphone, the following 10 tools will ensure foolproof (and fun!) grilling all season long.
Weber iGrill 3
The Weber iGrill 3, which is compatible with the brand's Genesis II and Genesis II LX gas grills, allows you to closely monitor your food so you get perfect results every time. The Bluetooth-enabled device supports up to four probes and sends information such as food temperature, cook time and even propane tank levels to your smartphone or tablet via the Weber iGrill app.
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Start your charcoal grill or fire pit with the Looftlighter and never handle dangerous lighter fluid again! This safe electric lighter uses heated air—not flames or gas—to start a fire in 60 seconds. In addition, the durable casing is cool to the touch in just a few seconds, so you won't burn yourself after you light your grill.
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Tired of being tied to fuels such as charcoal and propane for grilling? The GoSun Grill harnesses solar power to grill, fry, steam, bake and broil all types of food outdoors. Its unique design features a vacuum tube that cooks food quickly, reaching temps of up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, and provides a compact, easily portable shape.
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Char-Broil SmartChef Tru-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill
Enter the new age of backyard barbecues with this Char-Broil SmartChef grill. Keep an eye on gas tank levels, food temps, burner heat and more via digital thermometers and the Char-Broil SmartChef Gas Grill app. This WiFi-connected outdoor cooking machine is loaded with other techie features such as a grill status light ring, LED control knobs and more.
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The GasWatch propane tank scale with Bluetooth technology allows you to monitor how much gas is in your tank, so you never run out during your backyard cookout. The device connects with the GasWatch app, keeping you informed of your propane levels through your smartphone.
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In today's digital world, there's no need to tote around big, heavy cookbooks for information about grilling temperatures, times, etc. Now there's an app for that! The GrillTime app is available for the iPhone and Apple Watch and provides grillers with important instructions, guidelines and flip reminders at their fingertips.
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Available in a variety of built-in and freestanding options, the Lynx SmartGrill features professional cooking capabilities and high-tech bells and whistles that make grilling even more fun. Using voice commands or the Lynx SmartGrill app, at-home chefs can select meals and be assisted through the entire grilling process, eliminating all guesswork and turning a newbie into a grill master.
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The FireBoard thermometer allows you to remotely monitor the food you are grilling, so you can enjoy the company of your friends and family while you cook rather than be tied to your grill. It supports up to six temperature probes that transmit real-time information via the cloud to your smartphone or tablet. Then you'll know precisely when your food is grilled to perfection.
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Stok LED Grill Light
Perfect for late-night grilling sessions, the versatile Stok LED Grill Light can be mounted on any metal surface with its magnetic base. The cordless light also features two different power sources: three AAA batteries or one rechargeable Ryobi Tek4 lithium-ion battery.
Cuisinart Nonstick Reusable Grilling Sheets
When you think of grilling tools, grate-covering sheets may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but these Cuisinart Nonstick Reusable Grilling Sheets will give you a whole new way of cooking with your grill. Cook eggs, chopped veggies, pancakes and more while preserving the delicious flavor (and sear marks) of the grill. Wash these sheets on the top shelf of your dishwasher and reuse them again and again.