MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 27: Grilled meat is seen during a vespertine barbecue party during a warm summer evening on May 27, 2008 in Munich, Germany. Barbecue parties are one of the Germans' most favourite leisure activities during the warm …
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(WXYZ) - The newest grilling technology is ready to make camp at your next cookout, from grills to utensils.
Aaron Dynes, grills out whenever the weather permits and says he has enjoyed using the latest grilling gadgets.
“I liked that you could attach and detach it from the tripod,” says Dynes of the Man Law Twist Flashlight ($35-$45) which is battery free and magnetic. “so it could be used not only for grilling, but for a variety of other things."
Or light the way with, Luma tongs from amazon.com also.
Dan Ackerman with Cnet.com, says the flashlights and other grilling gadgets are usually trouble-free to set up. “Most of them are pretty simple,” says Ackerman, “Just set them up once and you’re good to go."
Cuisinart’s Roll-Away Gas Grill ($229.99) is one example with a built in stand that folds down.
“You can roll it down the street, or you can put it in the back of the car,” says Ackerman.
But when things start to sizzle, the Sharper Image BBQ Grill Light and Fan ($59.99), can keep the cook feeling cool.
“The fans take the smoke and heat and move them away from you so that you can stand there right in front of the grill,” says Ackerman, “and it’s a lot more comfortable."
To make sure any grill top food is cooking comfortably, Brookstone’s talking meat thermometer ($69.99) can help you cook to perfection.
“You just plunge it right into whatever you’re cooking, and you have a little receiver you take with you,” says Ackerman.
Another handy tool can be found in the palm of your hand with Opena’s sleek iPhone 4 case ($39.95) that doubles as a bottle opener. To keep those drinks cool, the Cooper Cooler ($90) chills beverages in a snap.
“Plug it in and hit start, and it will cool it down in three or four or five minutes,” Ackerman says and all you need is a little bit of water and ice.
“You can even put your iPhone or your iPod inside in a waterproof case and just toss it in the pool,” says Ackerman. “It will actually float.”
Dynes and his new gadgets are ready for the long summer.
“It made it just easier for me to maneuver around,” says Dynes.
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