Essential grilling tools for dad

Published June 15, 2012

| The Daily Meal

Father's Day is coming soon, and there's no better time than now to prepare for the big day. Forget about giving Dad another banal tie rack, or a new wallet, or even a nice bottle of cologne — get him what he really wants. No, not a new sports car, although if you can swing that, that probably wouldn't hurt. How about some grilling tools? Father's Day isn't exactly like Mother's Day — after all, it's OK to make the guest of honor do all the work.

Sure, there are the usual suspects — a spritzer of water to put out those flare-ups in a hurry, a grate cleaner because a dirty grill means stuck food , a man's apron just because, and of course, a fire extinguisher just in case things get really out of hand. But what about the toys?

1. Two-in-One Mesh Grill Pan Set

Sometimes ingredients are too small and fall between the grates of the grill. With this grilling tool you never have to worry about that — stir-fries, charred summer salads, and shrimp are going nowhere but on the plate!

2. Long Locking Tongs

Sometimes ingredients are too small and fall between the grates of the grill. With this grilling tool you never have to worry about that — stir-fries, charred summer salads, and shrimp are going nowhere but on the plate!

3. Infrared Thermocouple Probe Thermometer

The future is here! Point at anything and get the surface-area temperature; unfold the probe and get the internal temperature — love it!

4. Charcoal Companion Barbecue Pit Mitt

Do not let the heat of the grill beat you! Throw the pit mitt on your hand and you can literally pick up hot skewers, tools, and foods.

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