The Deliciously Complex Science That Makes Barbecue So Tasty

Here in the U.S., it's the last day of a three-day weekend that's synonymous with barbecue. Anyone can try his or her hand at barbecuing; hell, all you need is meat, a grill, and some open sky to sully with fragrant food-smoke. But there's some mouth-wateringly complex science involved in that process, as the folks at » 7/06/14 3:00pm 7/06/14 3:00pm

Every Guest Can Be Their Own Grillmaster With this Tabletop BBQ

The general rule of thumb is that whoever's throwing the barbecue gets to be the grillmaster—but that's not always a coveted title. Picky eaters and those who prefer their steaks burnt to a crisp take the fun out of it, so the folks at Unikia have created a communal tabletop grill that makes everyone responsible for… » 7/04/14 8:00pm 7/04/14 8:00pm

Lightsaber BBQ Tongs For the Evil Sith Grillmaster In Your Life

The Star Wars movies kind of painted the Sith as evil, unredeemable monsters. But between blowing up planets and wiping out the Jedi, even Darth Vader and the Emperor must need some R&R time, and presumably that involves the occasional BBQ where these lightsaber tongs would be invaluable. In a space station the size… » 2/28/14 5:40pm 2/28/14 5:40pm

A Campfire Grill That Hugs Your Spare Tire For Easy Storage

Part of the joy of preparing meals while camping is that you don't have to worry about keeping everything neat and tidy. But the last thing you want to do is put a scorched and filthy grill in the trunk of your clean car. So Front Runner's solution lets you simply strap it to your vehicle's spare tire when it's time… » 2/25/14 4:00pm 2/25/14 4:00pm

An Intelligent Indoor Grill That Knows Well-Done From Rare

The end of summer usually means the end of grilling and scorched steaks for dinner. But T-fal has come up with a solution to both those problems. Its new OptiGrill can not only be used indoors, all year round, it's also smart enough to let you know when a steak is perfectly done—whether rare, medium, or charred. » 8/29/13 1:20pm 8/29/13 1:20pm

Celebrate the Fourth With a BBQ and an Inaccurate Anatomy Lesson

What would a Fourth of July be without the grillmaster donning some manner of wacky apron while they serve up burgers and hot dogs? That's right, just another summer day. So do things right this year, and treat your guests to a complimentary but dangerously inaccurate anatomy lesson with this official $23 Operation… » 7/04/13 2:30pm 7/04/13 2:30pm

A Tiny Grill That Looks as Lovely as Your Beautifully Marbled Meats

Ikea is typically the go-to furniture store for apartment dwellers with minimal space, students on a budget, or do-it-yourselfers with a hex wrench fetish. The Swedish chain doesn't necessarily appeal to everyone, particularly furniture snobs, but it's hard to not see the charm in this sleek Lillon BBQ. » 5/29/13 5:00pm 5/29/13 5:00pm

A Tactical Apron For Chefs Who Take Their BBQ Very Seriously

For some, barbecuing is simply a means to heat food that involves the opportunity to play with fire. For others, it's as serious an operation as open heart surgery. And if the act of grilling a steak is far more important to you than actually eating one, you won't ever want to go near a BBQ again without this tactical… » 5/23/13 2:32pm 5/23/13 2:32pm