BBQ Dragon review


To me, nothing is better than freshly grilled meat and veggies at home during the warm (and cold) months. My boyfriend and I struggle to get our barbecue coals hot quickly using various tools, and have to wait well over 45 minutes for the coals to be ready.  I recently got the chance to review the BBQ [...]

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Hat Trick BBQ

Hockey season is over and you're jonesing for some stick time, but the temperature outside could melt steel let alone your backyard ice rink. Hat Trick BBQ has the solution to get that stick back in your hands, or at least part of a hockey stick. Hat Trick BBQ has come up with a concept [...]

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Summer's here, and it's time for camping, tailgating, and picnicking.  If you want to cook your food at your destination, you'll have to hope there's some sort of grill there or that open fires are allowed.  If you take along the Cookout Crusader Portable Grill, you won't worry about the cooking situation.  The stainless steel [...]

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Winter is gone and that means it's time to get outdoors and fire up the grill for some burgers and hotdogs. I'm not sure about you, but it always makes me a little queasy when I have to squirt lighter fluid on charcoal. I know most of it burns away once the charcoal comes up [...]

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iDevices iGrillmini review


The Gadgeteer Kid and I are huge carnivores, as are many of our friends and family members. We barbecue year-round, especially during the summer months. As many of you aficionados of the grill know, cooking everyone's meal to perfection can be a challenge. Well, the folks at iDevices have recently introduced the iGrillmini, a smaller, [...]

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There are robots to clean your floors and robots to clean your windows, so why can't a robot clean your grill?  Get a Grillbot, and a robot will use three powerful electric motors and three brass or stainless steel brushes to scrub your grill clean as a whistle.  You don't have to do anything other [...]

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If you like cooking outdoors on a grill but don't like the chemical aftertaste in your food, you'll be interested in the Afire Koko Coconut Charcoal from Williams-Sonoma.  Afire makes this charcoal from renewable coconut shells (left overs from other coconut uses) with no added propellants or other chemicals, fillers, glues, or nitrates.  The hole in [...]

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One of the perks of a charcoal grill is the charred taste that comes from the searing heat of the coals. The most annoying part of a charcoal grill is waiting for the coals to heat up. With the BBQ Dragon, your wait time is reduced to a mere ten minutes. The BBQ Dragon clips [...]

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The m.iGrill from Brookstone not only cooks your burgers, it also cranks your tunes.  The m.iGrill has 160 square inches of cooking surface, and it produces 8,500 BTUs of cooking power from a 1 lb. disposable propane container.  The cooking surface and drip pan are dishwasher safe.  The base has a couple of speakers that [...]

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SolidWorks is a 3D CAD software package used in business and education to design and prototype products.  Many cool and useful products have been developed using SolidWorks, and they wanted us to know about some of them, including the Carson Portable Rotisserie Grill.  (See their full press release for other products, including the Zoku Quick [...]

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Just when you thought you'd seen everything, comes a wireless cooking thermometer for your iPhone. Wazzat? The iGrill is Bluetooth temperature module that can pair with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Using the free grilling application, you can check on the temperature of the meat grilling out on your patio, while you're indoors but [...]

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Steak Station

The Charcoal Companion Steak Station was designed to make your time at the grill more productive and relaxing by letting the Steak Station keep track of the meat temperature while you relax and enjoy your beer.  So does it work?  How does it compare to those digital meat thermometer forks that we have all used [...]

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