I don’t know about you, but I like to grill regardless of the weather. For me, that means every season is grilling season. And when I am grilling, I love to make use of some fun gadgets to make the task easier and more fun. Here are some of the best grilling gadgets on the market for 2020.
1. Smart Grill or Smoker
We’re not all master grillers or smokers, which means sometimes we need a little help. Some of us might need a lot of help. If this sounds like you, then it might be worth checking out a smart grill or smoker.
These bad boys are designed to take the hard work out of grilling and smoking. For example, the Smart Grill by Lynx will connect to your smartphone, let you choose from a long list of recipes, then tell you exactly where to put your food on the grill.
Or, if you prefer to smoke, check out the Traeger Timberline pellet smoker or the Char-Broil Electric digital smoker. Both allow you to set up timers, control the temperature, and check the progress of your food via your smartphone.
2. Meat Thermometer
I like to smoke and grill, which means that sometimes I need to know the temperature of the meat I’m cooking. This tells me if the food is ready or if it needs to stay on the grill a little longer. Before finding a smart meat thermometer, I would use an old-school option, which required removing the cover of my grill every time I wanted to check it.
With a smart thermometer, I don’t have that problem. I place it where I want it, then use the appropriate iOS or Android app to track the progress of my meat. Now, instead of wasting precious heat lifting the lid off the grill every hour, I can just take a peek at my smartphone and make any necessary adjustments.
3. Propane Tracker
Another handy gadget you can use when grilling is a smart propane tracker. The Propane Scale by Flame King offers a device that measures the weight of the propane left in the tank and communicates that information to your smartphone.
That means you don’t have to worry about having enough propane each time you grill. It’s frustrating to discover that you’ve run out of gas while in the middle of cooking your meal. Having a smart propane tracker allows you to check your smartphone and know immediately whether or not you need to run to the store for a new tank.
Last on our list is a device I don’t own, but would really like to have. The Grillbot has been labeled as a Roomba for your grill. This little gadget takes care of cleaning your grill so you don’t have to mess with it.
Just put it on your grill, and watch the Grillbot go to work. Brushes on the corners of the device spin, brushing away all the grease and grime on your grill. You can set it to run for 10, 20, or 30 minutes at a time.
The device is rechargeable and the brushes are removable. After each cleaning, just plug the Grillbot in, take off the brushes, and throw them in the dishwasher. That’s it. You never have to worry about cleaning your grill by hand again.
Get to Grilling!
There are plenty of smart devices out there that will make grilling simpler and easier no matter what the weather or time of year. So what are you waiting for? Find the gadget you need, head outside, and start grilling!