Science: It's better to cook a frozen steak than a thawed steak

This goes against what most people believe about cooking but America's Test Kitchen is saying that it's better to cook a steak that's frozen than to cook a steak after it's been thawed out. In side-by-side tests, the frozen steak was "hands down" better tasting than the thawed steak. » 8/12/14 12:10am 8/12/14 12:10am

Steaklocker Could Let You Dry-Age Delicious Beef Chunks at Home

Dry-aged beef. It's a phrase that gets fancy steak-lovers' mouths all drooly. The magic dance of enzymes and moisture reduction creates out-of-this-world flavor and tenderness that, unless you've got restaurant-grade equipment, you can't recreate at home. Steaklocker wants to change that, with a device on Kickstarter » 6/17/14 10:40am 6/17/14 10:40am

This Burger-Shaped Flipper Is Perfect For Literalist Grillmasters

We're nearing the end of the summer, but that doesn't mean you need to hang up your apron. In fact, now's the perfect time to stock up on accessories that prolong the magic. For example, is there any better way to flip your burgers than this burger-shaped spatula? » 7/31/13 5:00pm 7/31/13 5:00pm

Twist Up a Spiral Dog With the Cyclone Weiner Slicer

Tornado hot dogs are the biggest thing since spiral cut ham on sliced bread. By carving a groove into the link around a meaty central core, the dog not only cooks faster with crispy edges but it also holds more condiments and prevents them from slopping out with each bite. The Cyclone hot dog slicer prepares these… » 7/09/13 7:00pm 7/09/13 7:00pm

Grill Up Your Burgers with a Side of Geometry

There's hardly a better day for grilling than the 4th of July, and what better way to celebrate a nation's independence than barbecuing with a charcoal grill that celebrates freedom from traditional geometry? » 7/04/13 12:39pm 7/04/13 12:39pm

Flip Your Independence Day Burgers With Star Spangled Spatula

Grilling and patriotic holidays go together like stars and stripes, so New Jersey-based designer Jacob Riley-Wasserman's Star Spangled Spatula is a perfect fit for your July 4 barbecue. » 7/03/13 5:15pm 7/03/13 5:15pm

What Gadgets Do You Use For Grilling?

Memorial Day is the first major patriotic holiday of the summer that demands grilling. You may use it as rare motivation to down some dogs and crack open a watermelon. You may interpret it as a directive to commence infinite cook outs. At Gizmodo we're pretty big on grilling, because it's hallowed ground at the… » 5/26/13 1:10pm 5/26/13 1:10pm

Everything You Need to Grill Everything But Steak

Your grill may be an altar for red meat but why partake only in steak when there are so many other delicious animals and vegetables to try? Here’s what you’ll need to roast birds and bivalves alongside your bevy of beef. » 4/29/13 6:20pm 4/29/13 6:20pm

The Easy*, Cheap* Way to Build a Kick-Ass BBQ Pit in Your Backyard

After one of the wettest, blizardiest winters in recent memory, it's high time for some spring grilling. But why spend thousands on a gas grill that can't even cook a whole hog when you can create your own wood-fired pig pit for under $300? » 3/04/13 2:00pm 3/04/13 2:00pm

This Wire Brush-Weilding Robot Is Like a Roomba For Your Grill

It's never fun when it finally comes time to clean that grill. The residue has been building up for months, and you have no choice but to whip out the steel brush, pull off the grate, and literally get your hands dirty. But how about if you could get a cute little circular robot pal to do it for you? Enter Grillbot. » 2/15/13 11:37am 2/15/13 11:37am

This Steel Grill Fry Pan Is a Great Man Gift

Not to ruin the surprise, but this is what my brother-in-law is getting for Christmas. He's likes to spend time cooking on the back porch, so this steel grill fry pan is perfect for him. » 12/18/12 5:00pm 12/18/12 5:00pm

This Grill Serves Up the Most Stylishly Seared Steaks

If you're going to grill up a nice cut of steak, you damn well better know how to do it well. And while taste certainly matters the most, there's something to be said for presentation. This grill can help out with that. » 8/12/12 12:00pm 8/12/12 12:00pm

Discovery Channel Superstar Is Grilling on a Shelf, Not a Grill

Mike Rowe, we love your stuff on the Discovery Channel. Dirty Jobs! But one job that isn't dirty is being a grillmaster, when your grill is an imaginary grill that's actually a metal shelving unit in a Ford advertisement. Yum! » 7/17/12 6:20pm 7/17/12 6:20pm

Will You Be Barbecuing with Charcoal or Gas on the 4th of July?

July 4th and BBQs go hand-in-hand like a politician and their next sex scandal. But what isn't always certain is the grilling technique we will partake in on America's birthday. So here's a question for you: will you be filling up a propane tank or buying a bag of charcoal come Wednesday? » 7/02/12 3:40pm 7/02/12 3:40pm

Brilliant Grilling Combs Just Made Shish Kebab Skewers Obsolete

Sliding vegetables and chunks of meat onto a skewer is an easy way to grill without them falling into the fires below. But un-spearing them afterwards is often a pain-in-the-ass procedure that the GrillComb makes a lot easier. » 6/27/12 4:00pm 6/27/12 4:00pm

Curly Hot Dog Roasters: A More Refined Take on Your Childhood Summers

June! The month your parents banished you to sleepaway camp as a kid. You'd learn how to waterski, tell ghost stories, and cook hot dogs over the fire using a bent wire coat hanger. Though you're not exactly packing up your trunk, you can still char your weiners on at your next backyard barbecue with these curly hot… » 6/25/12 5:00pm 6/25/12 5:00pm

Giant Tie Clips Keep Your Veggies On the Grill and Out Of the Fire

Vegetables and BBQs were meant to be together, but for every piece of grilled asparagus that makes it to the table, how many fall through the grill to a fiery death? It's a terrible summer epidemic that these Grill Clips should alleviate. » 6/19/12 11:00am 6/19/12 11:00am

Give Your Flip Cup Game the Classy Table It Deserves

In college I was very familiar with card tables. But only for beer pong. Those were ugly, alcohol-soaked frat house fixtures that weren't exactly sanitary, but worked just fine for drinking games. Fast-forward to the present, when that's not exactly the kind of furniture I want to put out for company—something more… » 6/11/12 7:20pm 6/11/12 7:20pm

Just Light This Cardboard Cube For a Perfect Bed of Hot Coals

The perfectly grilled steak starts with a perfect bed of coals. And instead of drenching your charcoal briquettes in lighter fluid to ensure they light, this simple cardboard Grill Cube promises a piping hot BBQ in about ten minutes. » 4/17/12 6:40pm 4/17/12 6:40pm

Compact Cube Grill Rolls to Wherever Carnivores Congregate

Thanks to a set of four large rubber wheels and an extremely compact design, the Cuebe grill can be easily rolled to wherever grilled meat is on the menu. It's a portable kitchen devoted to steak and burgers, but with an added healthy twist. » 4/17/12 11:00am 4/17/12 11:00am