UPDATE: Thank you all so much for posting your comments and participating in the giveaway. Congratulations to Marcia Goodrich (a.k.a. goldbug). Her comment was picked at random and she is the winner of Bruce Aidells's favorite grill tools. Check back on FineCooking.com or look for details about the next Behind the Kitchen Door giveaway in the Aug/Sept 2012 issue of Fine Cooking (#118) due out in early July.
You don't need a grill master's tools to grill like a master, but it sure helps. Surprisingly enough, the must-have tools of grilling guru Bruce Aidells's are practical, functional, and way more useful than the tools that come in those Father's Day barbecue gift sets (Bruce says if you really love dad, skip those flimsy tongs and throw-away spatulas).
To help you kickoff grilling season, we're offering up Bruce's favorite grill gear, from his RÃ¶sle tongs and spatula, to his Outset rosewood flex grill basket, to the ThermoWorks thermometers he swears by (never overcook meat again!), all featured in the June/July 2012 issue.
Behind the Kitchen Door: Get a guided tour of the spectacular outdoor kitchen where Bruce uses these tools.
Leave a comment on this post. Tell us what grill tools you can't live without or how much Bruce's tools would help you up your grill game, and we'll pick a random comment on Monday, June 11, email the winner and send the lucky griller Bruce's must-haves.
|Outset rosewood flex grill basket
RÃ¶sle barbecue tools set
|Wells Lamont Jomac Kevlar heat-resistant gloves (625JOM) magidglove.com
||Â||Thermapen and Probe Cooking Thermometer (TW362B)
|Outset 20-inch rosewood skewers (set of four) cheftools.com and 19-inch Pig Tail Food Flipper
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Giveaway begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on May 3, 2012 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on June 11, 2012. The Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Giveaway is void where prohibited.
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PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be one (1) winner of a prize package which will include: an Outset rosewood flex grill basket ($28.95), and a set of four Outset 20-inch rosewood skewers ($14.95) from cheftools.com; a RÃ¶sle barbecue tools set [includes spatula, tongs, and grill brush] ($104.95); a pair of Wells Lamont Jomac Kevlar heat-resistant gloves ($32.25); and a Thermapen ($89) and Probe Cooking Thermometer ($19) from thermoworks.com. Total retail value of the prize is approximately $289.
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WINNING: On or about June 11, 2012 one comment will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received and the winner will be notified by email. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.
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WINNER LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by July 11, 2012 to: Fine Cooking "Fine Cooking - Bruce Aidell's Must-Have Grill Tools Giveaway List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470 USA. (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.)
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