While summer may have been late to get started this year, it has nonetheless arrived. And the perfect way to celebrate the sunny weather is to get outside and get grilling! Barbecues are synonymous with summer; they are the best excuse to get together with friends and family and have a good time. Here’s all of the BELLA-approved products you need to put some ease into your backyard bbq!
First things first, nothing can get done without a proper grill. If you want to really make things both easy and impressive for your guests, we suggest Lynx Grills. This Los Angeles-based brand are the makers of the world’s first Wi-Fi-enabled and voice-activated luxury grill. The All Trident Grill with Flametrak (starting at $7,369) uses infrared burners to provide users with the fastest pre-heat, as well as flametrak, which uses a sensor to let you know if a flame’s burner is out, tries to relight it, and automatically shuts off the gas if it is unable to relight. Other supplementary products include their Sonoma Smoker, Napoli Outdoor Oven, and Asado Cooktop.
Beloved Swedish brand Boska is now available in the USA and they’re bringing with them all of thier world class cheese knives, cutting boards, graters and more. Ideal for an outdoor party, we love their Cheese Set Amigo ($34.99), which comes with a rustic beech wood cheese board and three small knives, two of which can cut soft to semi-hard cheeses, while the other is great for hard cheeses.
Whiskware by Blender Bottle has so many great home cooking and storage products, but if you have bbq plans in your future, their Dressing Shaker ($14.99) makes traveling a breeze. You can easily make your homemade salad dressing, take it to your friends backyard or local park, shake it up, and dress your salad when the time is right. No more soggy salads!
Every successful bbq begins with the essentials. McCormick‘s Grilling Essentials 9-Piece Set ($49.95) is the best place to start. The set comes with utensils, rubs and marinades, including Stubb’s Original Legendary Bar-B-Q Sauce, Lawry’s Teriyaki with Pineapple Marinade, McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning, Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce, French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, Stubb’s Soy Garlic and Red Pepper Beef Marinade, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, Stainless Handle Basting Brush, Locking BBQ Tongs with Softgrip Handle and a Pocket Digital Food Thermometer.