Father's Day Grilling Gifts for Dad

hotdogs on grill
Flickr photo by TheBusyBrain

Need a gift idea for the dad who loves grilled meats, fire, and all things barbecued? With Father's Day just around the corner, here are some suggestions for great grilling gadgets he's sure to appreciate.







An accurate meat thermometer is an absolute must for the Master of the Grill. With this Talking Wireless Grill Thermometer, Dad can put the wireless probe into the meat on the grill outside, and then go inside with the transmitter to watch the game; the thermometer will literally alert him when the meat is "almost done" and "done." Brilliant.

meat thermometer
Amazon.com; $37.99


If Dad is a fan of Beer-Can Chicken, then this Vertical Chicken Roaster is for him. The stainless steel vertical cones hold whole chickens upright during roasting and can be filled with beer, wine, or other liquids to keep the meat moist while infusing it with flavor. (This would also be a good birthday present for me, in case anyone is interested.)

vertical chicken roaster
Williams-Sonoma; $49.95


And while we're on the subject of infusing meat with amazing flavor, check out this Cast Iron Grill Humidifier. Just like with the chicken roaster, you fill the box with water, beer, wine, juices, or other liquid and throw it on the grill; the steam keeps meat and seafood moist and tender while making it taste great, too.

cast iron grill box
Sur La Table; $23.96 (for a set of 2)


Grilling on slabs of salt is oh-so-trendy these days. Help Dad keep up with the trends with this beautiful Himalayan Salt Plate that can go right on the grill -- perfect for searing scallops, thinly sliced steak, or any of your favorite grilling foods.

salt plate
The Meadow; $38


The BBQ Branding Iron is probably the least practical of the bunch -- but no less cool. What Dad doesn't want to brand a T-bone with his initials?

branding iron
Texas Irons; $36.95


Is the Dad in your house a Grill Master? What are you going to get him for Father's Day?

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