ThemoWorks created the ThemoPen, an instant read thermometer that seems to have found its way into the pocket of almost every professional chef. Known for making fast reading, highly accurate thermometer and all kinds of temperature measuring devices, their new product is the ChefAlarm. This little gadget is less expensive than the ThemoPen, costing just under $60USD and does much more. Yes, it will give a fast read (about 5 seconds) of any temperature up to 572 degrees F. with a heat resistant probe that can withstand temperatures up to 700 degrees F. Add to this, a timer that counts up or down, constant minimum and maximum temperature display, and an alarm to tell you when foods have reached a desired temperature. It is even magnetic so it can be attached to any metal surface. This is a great way to monitor temperatures in the oven, on the smoker, or even on the grill.
Or try the ever popular Thermapen Instant Read Thermometer
4. Doughy Maker
Costing $25, plus shipping and handling, this is a great little gadget for any camper, tailgater, or the backyard cook. It's also a perfect way to keep the kids fed and entertained. The Doughy Maker is lightweight and comes with a cover. Really, this is a lot of fun to play with.
It would seem almost insane to change a smoker as popular at Weber's Smokey Mountain (WSM) Smoker, but Weber has listened to the fans and made only slight (requested) changes to this unit. The addition of a lid mounted thermometer and a bottom mounted heat shield doesn't affect how this unit works but gives you a better smoker. In the past you either had to drill a hole and put in your own thermometer or set one inside and lift the lid to check the temperature. Now you can see the cooking temperature easily. The heat shield will protect whatever surface you put your smoker on. All together, a better WSM.
If you know someone whose ready for some real barbecue then you need to consider shopping for Smokers.
Maybe you've had this problem, you have long, straight skewers and a round grill. What if your basic metal skewer learned to relax a little and could take any shape you needed. Well, FireWire does just that. This is a stainless steel cable, looped at one end with a stainless steel threading needle on the other. You can load it up with whatever you want in a kebab and then lay it out on the grill however you want. This makes it very easy to grill long kebabs on a round grill.
Imagine the power of an infrared grill in a portable. This 14,000 BTU infrared grill packs more heat than any other portable grill and at 20 pounds you can take it almost anywhere. All stainless steel construction you can even get this grill in marine quality steel with a railing mount for boating. 155 square inches of grilling area. Uses either disposable propane bottles or can be converted to a full 20 pound tank or even natural gas.
If you light charcoal, whether for smoking or grilling, get the most useful charcoal tool there is, a Charcoal Chimney. This handy little gadget lights charcoal quickly and easily without lighter fluid and lets you get more charcoal going anytime you need it.
Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby are masters of grilling, barbecue and meat. This book is their first pairing and is the book that taught the world that backyard grill was more than burgers and steaks. This is probably the one book you have to have whether you are a serious master of the grill or just starting out. This book almost single-handedly changed the landscape of the cookout.
There are many great grilling books out there to choose from.