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Gadget Geek's Guide to Game Day BBQ
  • February 01, 2012 : 20:02
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Many people believe that the best thing about the Super Bowl, aside from the game, is the commercials. But we’re going to go out on a limb and say that it’s when one of your inebriated friends decides to brave the snow and spark up the BBQ during halftime. Super Bowl Sunday is the one day out of the year that gorging on high caloric foods while watching football does not count. Here are four must have BBQ gadgets you need on hand at your Super Bowl party.

Jaccard Supertendermatic 48-Blade Tenderizer


Sure, it may not have an attractive and sleek steel exterior, but its 48 sharp, stainless steel blades that tenderize your meat , get the job done. The Jaccard Supertendermatic Tenderizer will turn your ‘supermarket special’ steak into one of the best marinated cuts your friends will ever have. Unlike other tenderizers that have to be disposed of when the blades dull, each stainless steel blade on this tool is replaceable for only five dollars.

Cost: $26.

    • Reduces cooking time by up to 40%
    • blades cut through tough connective tissues
    • Made of white ABS plastic, the tool measures 5-5/8 by 4-1/8 inches

 

Foodloop Flame


If you want to get a little crazy and add vegetables to your meal, this food trussing tool will help you with just that. Built to take on the high heat of a grill and designed with latches to securely keep all of the innards in place, the Foodloop Flame is a no brainer for cooks that constantly battle with evenly roasting their meals. Imagine how impressed everyone at your Super Bowl party will be when you whip them up flank steak filled with bread crumbs, red peppers, spinach and Parmesan cheese from scratch!

Cost: $20

    • Flameproof to 2012°F / 1100°C
    • Made of highest grade of 18/8 stainless steel
    • Reusable and dishwasher safe
    • Flexible and durable
    • Securely locks in place
    • Arthritis friendly
    • NOT microwave safe
    • Set of 4
    • Adjusts from 2" to 6" diameter
Specs courtesy of fusionbrands.com

 

iGrill


With the iGrill, you’re able to keep an eye on whatever you are cooking by enabling a wireless Bluetooth meat thermometer that keeps you up to date on the temperature and remaining cooking time via an app on your apple device. The future is now. By allowing you to check on your meat from 200 feet away, and having alerts sent to you on your iPhone, iPod or iPad when your meal is ready, this gadget is the best for cooking steaks when you just can’t stand and watch it cook.

Cost: $80.

    • Up to 2 probes on one iGrill device
    • Kitchen timer
    • Acts as a standalone thermometer
    • Tracks temperatures up to 400 degrees

 

Handle-Mount Grill Light


Don’t let the setting sun be the reason why you turn off the grill. The inventors over at Brookstone have developed a waterproof LED grill light that clamps right onto the handle of your barbeque. When not in use, the light automatically turns off and can be swiveled out of the way while you cook. This gadget also comes in handy when you are a little too intoxicated to find the spatula  you swear was just there.

Cost: $40

    • Water resistant
    • Battery powered
    • Auto shut off
    • 100,000 hour bulb life
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