LITTLE ROCK, AR - It's summertime and the outdoor life is easy…especially when you have some grilling gadgets on hand!
On any given day you'll find Aaron Dynes grilling with friends.
"Anywhere from five to seven times a week depending upon, you know, the weather, " he says.
But sometimes, even grilling masters need a little high-tech help! Dan Ackerman with cnet.com
says the latest crop of grilling gadgets is sure to add flavor to your next outdoor get together.
"Most of them are pretty simple,” Ackerman says. “Just set them up once and then you're good to go!"
Starting with Cuisinart's portable, roll-away gas grill.
"It has a built in stand that folds down, and then you can just wheel the entire thing away,” says Ackerman. “You can roll it down the street, or you can put it in the back of the car."
When things start to sizzle, keep the cook cool with the Sharper Image barbecue grill light and fan
. 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, and it's a lot more comfortable.
Aaron also shed some light on his spread with Man Law's twist flashlight
. It's battery free and magnetic!
"I liked that you could attach and detach it from the tripod, so it could be used not only for grilling, but for a variety of other things," Aaron says.
For something more simple, Luma Tongs on Amazon.com
also light the way. You can also cook your patties to perfection with the help of Brookstone's talking meat thermometer.
"You just plunge it right into whatever you're cooking, and you have a little receiver you take with you."
Ready for drinks? Opena's sleek iPhone case
doubles as a bottle opener.
And the Cooper Cooler
chills beverages in a snap. You slip in a bottle of wine, or a bottle of beer, or a soda can, a little bit of water, a little bit of ice. Plug it in and hit start, and it will cool it down in three or four or five minutes.
For tunes, turn your grilling experience green with this solar powered boombox by Eton Rukus
Or, try Eco-terra's waterproof player
. You can even put your iPhone or your iPod inside in a waterproof case and just toss it in the pool. It will actually float.
Aaron plans on firing up his new grill gadgets all year long. "It made it just easier for me to maneuver around."
If you want upgrade your grilling experience with those products it will cost anywhere from $20 to upwards of $300.