If your father figure is passionate about grilling during the summer months, a barbecue and related accessories could make great Father’s Day gifts. He can use items like turntables and tongs to improve his grilling technique or experiment with new recipes after reading a cookbook on the barbecue. Barbecuing is also an outdoor activity the whole family can participate in this Father’s Day, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said that fully vaccinated people – and, depending on the situation, some unvaccinated people – do not have to wear masks outside.
To help you celebrate, we’ve compiled some of the best grills and grill accessories to give away this Father’s Day, ranging from high-tech thermometers to customizable cutting boards.
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The best grills to offer
1. Blackstone Adventure Ready Grill
The Blackstone Adventure Ready portable grill is designed to be compact for adventures on the go. Its top heating plate structure is aimed at ease of installation and the bulk adapter hose allows you to quickly replace a propane tank. And its removable legs and counter-friendly construction could come in handy on your next tailgate or day trip. For a particularly high-end option in the portable grill space, check out the deluxe and popular Kenyon City grill.
2. Cuisinart Griddler Elite
If the outdoors are still tenuous for you, you can bring the fun of grilling indoors with an indoor grill like the Cuisinart Griddler Elite. It has six cooking options, including a panini press, griddle, grill, half grill, and top melt. Dual-zone temperature control helps you cook to specification, and a large cooking surface should be enough to cover the day.
3. Weber Spirit II propane barbecue
This propane grill features two burners topped with porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates. It includes a heated rack for toasting buns and keeping food warm, a folding side table, and storage for your grilling tools and accessories.
4. Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Grill
The Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Grill is portable, durable and easy to use. It features a porcelain enamel cover and designed for easy cleaning. The durable steel and anti-rust material should help keep it looking good for many summers to come.
5. Traeger Timberline Series 1300 Pellet Grill
This premium outdoor grill can give your food a smoky flavor with the brand’s pure wood pellets. It has 1300 square inches of cooking space and can smoke, sear and cook many types of meats. The grill is designed with Traeger’s exclusive WiFIRE technology which allows you to control the grill and get real-time status updates and feedback on your phone.
6. Traeger Eastwood 22 Wood Pellet Grill
This Traeger grill features automatic hot rod ignition designed to start in less than five minutes. It features steel construction, as well as steel coated grates to prevent meat from sticking to the grill.
7. Weber Q 1000 gas barbecue
As we mentioned in our guide to portable grills, this option is the smallest of the Weber Q series. It features porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates and 189 square inches of cooking space. The grill is also designed with push button ignition and removable drip tray. Plus, the domed shape of the grill lid allows heat to circulate around the food.
Best grill brush sets and tools to gift
8. Weber silicone basting brush
Add gravy or frosting to your dishes with the Weber basting brush. Its dishwasher safe design and durable silicone bristles make it one of the best baking tools for baking.
9. GrillPro stainless steel tongs
Judith Fertig, author of “The Garner and The Grill,” previously told us that these stainless steel tongs will give you a good grip when flipping slippery vegetables on the grill. The extra long design and soft handle make cooking and handling food easy and comfortable.
10. Just Grillin ’17-piece set
This 17-piece grilling tool set includes everything you’ll need to cook a complete meal on the grill. In the kit you will find tongs, skewers, spatula, temperature fork and more. All items are housed in a durable storage case for easy transport.
11. OXO outdoor grill turner and tongs assembly
OXO recently launched an affordable line dedicated to outdoor kitchen tools and gadgets. This set comes with a tuner that has an edge for scraping grills and griddle plates, and tongs designed with angled heads to help transfer food to and from the grill. The turner and grippers come with built-in bottle opener and non-slip silicone grips on their handles.
12. TNK Stingray 7 in 1 Multifunctional BBQ Tool
Acting as a spatula, fork, tongs and more, this stainless steel tool offers seven different functions to help grill food. It has rubber pads along the handle that act as non-slip grips, and its lock keeps the tool closed when not in use. The dishwasher-safe tool also has a built-in bottle opener.
Best personalized grill sets and other personalized gifts
13. Cuisinart Premium Cooking Tool Set
Dads who grill might appreciate an upgrade to their tool collection. If their cooking tools get dirtier and dirtier with every steak and burger they cook and you’re looking to spruce things up, go for a grill set. This option from the iconic Cuisinart brand includes most of the tools any grill master could benefit from, including a spatula, tongs, fork, skewers and more.
14. Man Crates Grill Master Crate
When your grillmaster father figure is special, you better avoid making big suggestions about their setup. Instead, add to their wares with a grill-centric paraphernalia gift box. This Man Crates option includes various tchotchkes like a tenderizer, smoker, thermometers, sauces, spices and even wood chips.
15. Stonewall Kitchen Grilling Favorites Gift Box
This Stonewall Kitchen gift set includes three of the brand’s grill sauces and three different sauces, such as chipotle maple sauce and Maine seafood sauce. The items are packed in a wooden crate and the set also includes a cotton tea towel and silicone basting brush.
16. Personalized apron for men
If your dad is known as the home cook, this personalized apron can be a good Father’s Day gift. When ordering, choose one of 21 vibrant colors for the material and add any text you want to appear on the front of the apron. It comes with a waist strap, two pockets and an adjustable neck strap for an optimal fit.
17. Personalized Cutting Board for Father’s Day
Complete with an engraved “Grill Master Dad” design, this Etsy bestseller gives you the ability to personalize the cutting board with the names of her children. It is available in several sizes and you can choose between maple and walnut.
18. “Rodney Scott’s Barbecue World” by Rodney Scott
This cookbook is currently the best-selling barbecue and grilling book on Amazon, and it’s the first cookbook written by a black chef, James Beard Award-winning Chef Rodney Scott. The book shares recipes for dishes like bacon and barbecue burgers, fried catfish, pork T-Bones and more. The cookbook is available in a hardcover or spiral-bound version. You can also read the digital version on your Kindle or Nook, or listen to the audiobook.
Best technologies and gadgets for grilling
19. ThermoPro wireless thermometer
Make sure your meat is cooking to the right temperature with the ThermoPro wireless thermometer. Recipe developer Angela Davis previously told NBC News that it saves you the trouble of constantly opening the grill due to app compatibility that lets you monitor temperatures from your phone.
20. MEATER + wireless thermometer
Relying on remote and app-activated grilling appliances, the MEATER + is a wireless smart thermometer that lets you monitor your cooking from up to 165 feet away. It has two temperature sensors which can simultaneously monitor the internal temperature of meat up to 212 degrees and the external temperature up to 527 degrees.
Best grill covers to give away
21. Classic Accessories Veranda BBQ Cover
Protect your barbecue with this highly rated water resistant barbecue cover. It comes in multiple sizes – from extra small to 3X-large – and features click-lock straps that hold the cover firmly. Air vents on the outside of the cover reduce interior condensation and wind while protecting your grill from the elements.
22. Grillman Premium barbecue cover
Available in six sizes, this gas grill cover keeps your barbecue clean when not in use. The cover is UV and water resistant, and its extra large design allows it to fit grill models of most brands. Plus, the cover has fabric hook-and-loop straps that you can tighten to make sure the cover doesn’t fly off in bad weather. The cover is available in three colors: black, gray and beige.
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