Kitchen Gift Guide: The Grillmaster

PBS Food has created this guide as suggested gifts ideas. We do not endorse any specific product listed here. We recommend comparison shopping and reading expert and customer reviews to make educated decisions.

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Grill Pan

Miss using your grill when it’s covered under a foot of snow? Yes, you can get indoor grills, but we really love a good grill pan for those Wintertime burger cravings.

Scanpan Pro IQ Nonstick Deep Grill Pan at Sur La Table


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Grill Thermometer

One of the toughest parts of grilling meat is understanding exactly how hot your grill is. The introduction of laser surface thermometers in recent years has made this an easy (and safe) thing to figure out. A laser thermometer can also be used for many purposes in the kitchen. Plus, who doesn’t like to involve lasers in the cooking process?

Maverick Laser Surface Thermometer at Amazon.com


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Planet Barbecue!

PBS personality Steven Raichlen visited sixty (yes, sixty!) countries to gather recipes for this book and ended up including more than 300. If you love barbecue, this is a must-have cookbook.

Planet Barbecue!: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries at Amazon.com


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Grilling Planks

Grilled seafood is one of our favorite Summertime meals. But fish can be very delicate, and sometimes lack seasoning. That’s why we love grilling planks. They will help you keep the moisture in, while also infusing your meal with flavor.

Natures Cuisine NC-BOX2 Cedar Collections Box at Amazon.com


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Grill Pizza Stone

Another Summer favorite is pizza on the grill. Getting it on and off the grill can sometimes be an issue. That problem is solved when you use a pizza stone specifically designed for the grill. And don’t worry, those wonderful smoky flavors will still come through.

Weber 8836 Gourmet BBQ System Pizza Stone with Carry Rack at Amazon.com


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Kabob Sticks

The grillmaster in your house will love a collection of stainless steel skewers, perfect for both meat and vegetables. We’ve recommended these long, flat skewers from PBS’ Steven Raichlen.

Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Signature Stainless Steel Grilling Kabob Skewers, Set of 6 (3/8-inch Wide) at Amazon.com


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Smolder Box

Do you love your gas grill but sometimes wish you could add a smokier flavor to your food? We recommend a smoker box. Soak your favorite flavor of wood chips and let a smoker box add a new level of flavor to your barbecue. We especially love these V-shaped boxes that fit perfectly between the bars of your grill.

Charcoal Companion Large Nonstick V-Shaped Smoker Box for Gas Grills at Amazon.com


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Artisan Charcoal

One of the newest trends in open flame cooking is the use of artisan charcoal. Many chefs are choosing to produce their own charcoals for cooking, using chemical-free specialty woods. While many artisan charcoals are still somewhat difficult to find, Fogo offers this all-natural hardwood lump charcoal, which provides the perfect smoked flavor.

Fogo All-Natural Premium Hardwood Lump Charcoal at Amazon.com


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Luma Tongs

We love grilling late into the night, but we’ve never found grill lights to be particularly helpful or convenient. Public television barbecue expert Steve Raichlen has come up with the perfect gadget: Luma Tongs.

Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Ultimate Luma Tongs with Grab-Light at Amazon.com


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BBQ Sauce Mop

Brushes are very helpful in the kitchen, but if you are applying barbecue sauce on the grill, your best bet is a sauce mop. A mop should be a part of every grillmasters tool set.

Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Barbecue Sauce Mop with Removable Head at Amazon.com


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The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook

Over the past 100 years, the New York Times has published thousands of articles on barbecuing and grilling, along with mouthwatering recipes—and this unique collection gathers the very best.

The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook: More Than 100 Years of Sizzling Food Writing and Recipes at Amazon.com