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Win Bruce Aidells's Must-Have Grill Tools

Outset rosewood flex grill basket$28.95,

Outset rosewood flex grill basket

  • Outset rosewood flex grill basket$28.95,
  • Rösle barbecue tools set (includes spatula, tongs, and grill brush)$104.95,
  • Wells Lamont Jomac Kevlar heat-resistant gloves (625JOM)$32.25,

By Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Web producer

May 3rd, 2012

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 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 Rösle 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.

How to Win

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.

Bruce Aidells's Must-Have Grill Tools
Outset rosewood flex grill basket Rösle barbecue tools set (includes spatula, tongs, and grill brush)
Outset rosewood flex grill basket

Rösle barbecue tools set
[includes spatula, tongs, and grill brush (pictured with gloves, below left)]

Wells Lamont Jomac Kevlar heat-resistant gloves (625JOM) $32.25,, 800-867-1083 Thermapen, $89 and Probe Cooking Thermometer (TW362B) $19,, 800-393-6434
Wells Lamont Jomac Kevlar heat-resistant gloves (625JOM)
  Thermapen and Probe Cooking Thermometer (TW362B)
Outset 20-inch rosewood skewers (set of four) $14.95,, 206-933-0700; and 19-inch Pig Tail Food Flipper, $16.95,, 518-398-6617
Outset 20-inch rosewood skewers (set of four) and 19-inch Pig Tail Food Flipper



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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; a Rösle 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 Total retail value of the prize is approximately $289.

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Comments (121)

Hbswife writes: We grill alot,and the grill basket would be ideal when
grilling trout...they are so good on the bbq... Posted: 1:05 pm on June 10th

MelissaJordan writes: Wonderful tools. I grill out all the time. These would certainly be a boon! Posted: 12:21 pm on June 10th

lharrison67 writes: Would love to have these for my husband! We grill most nights in the summer and these tools will bring his grilling to a whole new level! Posted: 11:28 am on June 10th

krice60 writes: I would love to win the tools especially the thermometer. My husband and I share the grilling duties and sometimes one of us needs a little assistance with calculating the doneness of the meat. This will surely save us from any more overcooked dinners. Posted: 10:40 am on June 10th

pjhopper writes: I need all the tools, but would especially like the grill basket. Posted: 10:06 am on June 10th

ErikaLH writes: Bruce Aidell has been one of my cooking inspirations for years, because of him I have made my own sausage and recently, smoked my own bacon! I have been slowly upgrading my indoor and outdoor kitchens with better quality, tested tools. The right equipment allows you to not only cook better but to create more, Posted: 10:03 am on June 10th

the_gray_browns writes: I love my silicone basting brush. Sops up lots of sauce but dishwasher friendly. And my nephew loves to play with it! Posted: 7:18 am on June 10th

rxxanne writes: Summer!!! Posted: 4:52 pm on June 9th

czken writes: I find myself using my wife's short-handled tools from the kitchen. When she finds out, it takes the joy out of outdoor grilling. I could sure use my own set of tools that are tailored to be used on my domain; the grill. Posted: 1:17 pm on June 9th

bunahabain writes: I think a mop is essential for barbecue--especially ribs. Posted: 10:53 am on June 9th

njc_MA writes: Just purchased a wonderful new gas grill - these would make a marvelous compliment ;) Posted: 7:21 am on June 9th

Skhilled1 writes: I just bought a new charcoal grill last weekend. It was still in the box until today when I assembled it...a week later. LOL I'm seasoning it now but do not have much in the way of tools just yet. A good thermometer and heat resistant gloves would make great additions. Posted: 2:44 pm on June 8th

sobarch writes: I love the grill basket. What a great idea! Posted: 8:14 pm on June 7th

bunn51 writes: I love to BBQ, I could not live without my burger flipper and my tongs!! Posted: 7:38 pm on June 7th

PhinFan writes: I am a die hard Miami Dolphins fan. I have season tickets and tailgate every home game. The skewers, meat thermometer and the grill basket would be wonderful additions to my tailgating gear!! Posted: 4:09 pm on June 7th

Connied writes: Besides the typical tongs and spatulas, I have been using the kebob skewers a lot lately. My family likes having the little bite sized cubes of meat or shrimp with the chunks of veggies that are so easy to eat. Posted: 8:01 am on June 7th

Bancha writes: Fantastic selection! Wonderful for anyone who loves to grill, no matter how long you've been at it. Posted: 5:21 pm on June 6th

PolarisHabibi writes: To be more precise, I could really use the thermometer! The grill basket would also be such a time saver for all of those summer vegetables I'm going to be cooking up! Posted: 1:43 pm on June 6th

PolarisHabibi writes: Considering I grilled last weekend during a hailstorm, I definitely deserve a few new toys to ease the process! Posted: 1:41 pm on June 6th

Barreras writes: For me, it would be hard to grill without the proper tools like the tongs, spatula, and especially the wire brush! The wire brush adds to the sanitation rules of good and healthy cooking and is very needed when grilling. Tongs are good when needing to turn meats over but it takes too much time to turn each one over. This is where the flex grill basket would come in handy for me I would say because it would help to cut down on cooking time while everyone else is waiting and hungry. The heat gloves are also a good choice to have for safety reasons to avoid unnecessary burns to fingers and hands while grilling. I wouldn't mind having a pair of gloves myself since I haven't given it thought prior to reading this blog about grilling. Well, I guess we all learn something new every day! Thanks for this chance to speak up! Posted: 12:31 pm on June 6th

Laura_K writes: I'm looking out the window right now, it's pouring rain and is very chilly...and all I can think about is the smell of ribeyes coated in cocoa and coffee, who cares how cold the weather is...yummm Posted: 12:26 pm on June 6th

JAWK writes: Some really awesome tools to help at the grill. Have been eyeing the thermopen for about a year now and would love to own one. The grill basket would be wonderful for vegetarian hubby to keep the veggies away from steak! Posted: 7:46 pm on June 5th

foatgal writes: Love to grill and could use the tools. also can't wait to try the Margarita-Glazed Baby Back Ribs this weekend. Posted: 6:04 pm on June 5th

chubello writes: A pair of long tongs and heavy duty gloves.....I smell smoke :-) Posted: 5:05 pm on June 5th

APonKP writes: A top quality collection of grilling joy-toys!! Posted: 4:40 pm on June 5th

chef101 writes: Posted: 2:42 pm on June 5th

ConnieLe writes: My husband and I have been eating healthier and have been playing around with marinades and vegetables. The grilling basket would be the ticket for all those misc veggies! Never had a meat thermometer either! Takes away the guessing, poking/cutting to see if the meat is done! Posted: 11:46 am on June 5th

DanRothman writes: I am building a stone grill/oven this summer and would love to break it in with some cool new tools! Posted: 10:51 am on June 5th

ChestnutCabinCook writes: I am new to grilling and would like to be able to grill vegetables. The flex grill basket looks like the perfect tool for me. Posted: 10:20 am on June 5th

Julchef writes: I have found that there is no comparison of cooking on the outside grill to oven baking in the house. Grilling provides an incredible taste and aroma that just can't be duplicated. Besides, enjoying a cocktail the wonderful aroma, as well as fresh air while grilling can't be beat. I just tried Bruce's BBQ Braised Bourbon Beef this weekend...WOW, what an amazing recipe, it was so tender and flavorful, thank you! I like to cook year-round on the grill. One of my must have tools is a grilling basket, making roasted vegetables very easy to prepare. I don't have a thermometer, but usually have really good results from experience in grill cooking of having the meat be tender and juicy. This gift set is amazing and I would love to add these quality tools to my arsenal of cookware. Having a thermometer and thermapen to help ensure the safety of my chef work at the grill would certainly be a great plus. Posted: 9:58 am on June 5th

tmoose writes: I just purchased a new grill and could really use these tools - they look so useful - thanks for offering this chance to win all these grilling tools Posted: 6:24 am on June 5th

tmoose writes: I just purchased a new grill and could really use these tools - they look so useful - thanks for offering this chance to win all these grilling tools Posted: 6:24 am on June 5th

tmoose writes: I just purchased a new grill and could really use these tools - they look so useful - thanks for offering this chance to win all these grilling tools Posted: 6:24 am on June 5th

tmoose writes: I just purchased a new grill and could really use these tools - they look so useful - thanks for offering this chance to win all these grilling tools Posted: 6:24 am on June 5th

tmoose writes: I just purchased a new grill and could really use these tools - they look so useful - thanks for offering this chance to win all these grilling tools Posted: 6:24 am on June 5th

tmoose writes: I just purchased a new grill and could really use these tools - they look so useful - thanks for offering this chance to win all these grilling tools Posted: 6:24 am on June 5th

tmoose writes: I just purchased a new grill and could really use these tools - they look so useful - thanks for offering this chance to win all these grilling tools Posted: 6:24 am on June 5th

tmoose writes: I just purchased a new grill and could really use these tools - they look so useful - thanks for offering this chance to win all these grilling tools Posted: 6:23 am on June 5th

DoreeTrent writes: Hmmmmm ....... Using a grill basket to cook veggies outside instead of roasting them im my oven ..... Sounds like the only way to go! Posted: 5:22 am on June 5th

DonnaLRC writes: The thermometers are a MUST! We've relied on our one for over seven years, and I must say that it has served us well. It would be wonderful to to have a new set, with a backup, or even for two items simultaneously with the current one. Please pick me, Bruce! Posted: 4:48 am on June 5th

edna elizabeth writes: the basket then my food would stay on the grill Posted: 3:21 am on June 5th

hollysue writes: I like Bruce's sausages AND his grilling tools suggestions. The thermopen is one of my favorite utensils ever. Thanks Bruce, I'm looking forward to giving the grill basket a try. Posted: 5:03 pm on June 4th

seanmiddleton writes: for good grilling/barbecuing, a nice thermometer is essential. and a well-cleaned grate. Posted: 9:53 am on June 4th

Patmyster writes: I'm a big fan of the bbq, but I can see that we can always learn something new! Thanks Bruce! Posted: 8:12 pm on June 3rd

wwalter87 writes: I'm 24 and starting to seriously get into all forms of cooking, I would love to win this awesome package!!! Posted: 7:22 pm on June 3rd

juliabellante writes: I would love to wind these highly recommended products. What a wonderful Dad's Day gift. Thanks for printing the informative info from a master. Posted: 4:48 pm on June 3rd

rheesee writes: I am totally jealous! LOVE it all!From the aidell's sausages, to his outdoor kitchen and bbq tool suggestions, oh and lets not forget his lovely wife and the restaurant Boulevard.( We took our daughter there for her 21st birthday dinner, its been a family favorite for years.) Bruce is obviously passionate about his food from start to finish. Thank you Both Posted: 10:58 pm on June 2nd

venie711 writes: I think the thermapen and the probe cooking thermometer would be one of the best grilling tool for me. That way my steaks, pork tenderloins and chicken will come out perfect every time! Yum!! Posted: 10:27 am on June 1st

Risottofan writes: Big fan of Bruce's work, and I've got the waistline to prove it! That pig-tail flipper looks like it would make a nice addition to my grilling batterie de cuisine. Posted: 10:16 am on June 1st

BayouBunnies writes: For years I have tried - unusually without much success - to cook vegetables on the grill. They either fall through the grates or stick so badly they turn into a veggie scramble. I have wanted a grill basket for years. The rosewood flex grill basket would be perfect. Posted: 4:28 am on June 1st

SiestaSands writes: I love grilling! I grill in every season, even in the snow. I moved last year and had to buy a new grill with natural gas. It's getting hooked up this weekend. Oh, I have missed grilling! I love all the tools but my favorite is the veggie basket. I'm always juggling veggies so they don't go off the grates. Posted: 9:20 pm on May 31st

makeit2nite writes: We are grill fanatics! My husband is King of the grill from April to October he takes over the cooking, an added bonus for me. We have even convinced condo owners that we have leased from in both Costa Rica and the Bahamas to purchase a grill, they are now enjoying the wonderfully social way of dinner entertaining! Posted: 2:29 pm on May 31st

makeit2nite writes: We are grill fanatics! My husband is King of the grill from April to October he takes over the cooking, an added bonus for me. We have even convinced condo owners that we have leased from in both Costa Rica and the Bahamas to purchase a grill, they are now enjoying the wonderfully social way of dinner entertaining! Posted: 2:29 pm on May 31st

flyngmunky writes: long tongs rock. but i've been looking for the perfect basket for grilling vegetables. gotta have it! Posted: 11:30 am on May 31st

reciperover writes: Clearly I've been grilling at a disadvantage! Posted: 9:04 am on May 31st

immortalbeloved writes: I couldn't live without my tongs. I'm such a klutz. I couldn't tell you what the results might be without them! Posted: 5:07 am on May 31st

danbarthel writes: Can't live without my SS fish plate. Waiting for Copper River King to show up in AZ. Posted: 12:20 am on May 31st

AngryButter writes: Since I live in downtown San Diego, CA I can grill all year around basically but my outdoor light is a little dim and not near my grill so I cannot live without my c-clamp LED barbecue light that helps me not burn what I'm grilling.

Second best tool is tie between a very well oiled cast iron grill grate which is essential for grilling fish and a thermapen thermometer because I am not good with the touch tests for doneness.

I am a new griller so I don't have any of the fancy, fun tools yet. Posted: 6:38 pm on May 30th

WildeGrainz writes: These are very fine tools. My favorite is the pig tail flipper and vegetable grill basket! The gloves look useful and practical as well. Posted: 3:27 pm on May 30th

grillbug writes: I want to grill like a master. I would love to have some easy weeknight, & fast recipes & suggestions for dinner. That grill basket looks very useful. Hope we all win an opportunity to use those great BBQ tools. Posted: 9:50 am on May 30th

pdg725 writes: I can not live without my long tongs. I use them for absolutely everything. Posted: 4:57 am on May 30th

salsita writes: My boyfriend and parents went in together to buy me a really nice grill for my birthday last year. I've been grilling everything I can think of since but am sorely low on gadgets. Would make excellent use of new tools! Favorite things to grill: peaches sprinkled with vanilla sugar, olive oil misted kale, and cast iron rosemary scalloped potatoes. Posted: 10:17 pm on May 29th

goldbug writes: I use a chimney-style charcoal starter (no lighter fluid, of course) and I've been using the "Ove' Glove" for pouring the hot briquettes into my "good old" Weber. So, I'm rather fascinated by the gloves--great protection. But, all the other tools would really help me upgrade my grilling!
Thanks for the tour of Bruce's outdoor kitchen! Posted: 10:00 pm on May 29th

rickabruzzo writes: The key to a perfect grilling is the perfect temperature. And for that a probe gauge is the right tool for the job. Posted: 7:02 pm on May 29th

Sunnymay writes: I like long handled grill tools and long mitts to protect my arms from sizzles when meat spits. My dad used a vertical charcoal grill with hooks to hold 2 baskets for the burgers, which taste best on picnics. Another useful item is a heavy duty veggie basket so the food doesn't fall through. Posted: 6:07 pm on May 29th

Joan_Emmett writes: Bruce
Love your recipes cannot wait to see this new book. Posted: 5:21 pm on May 29th

SHS61 writes: My new son-in-law is such a master at grilling anything and everything (although he protests that he is not) that it's daunting to grill anything when he visits our home! These cool tools, especially the Thermapen, would certainly go a long way to helping us feel better about trying to live up to his expertise. No more overcooked tenderloins! Posted: 4:59 pm on May 29th

photographyelf writes: Outset rosewood flex grill basket is a tool that would help me up my grilling game! It would be great to use for grilling all the seafood that me & my family love so much. Posted: 3:23 pm on May 29th

J_Creed writes: What I really want is that brick oven, but the grilling tools would do. Posted: 3:16 pm on May 29th

JohnMeeley writes: What a magnificent home. I will certainly be cruising through some recipes to try. I too, miss the aromas and flavors of a charcoal fired grill, but you can't beat gas for versatility/convenience. I think you handled that very well with the addition of the wood fired pizza oven. Baskets tongs skewers and rotisserie I have already. But a pig-tailed food flipper? Huh! also I have never bothered to purchase a digital probe, on the to-do list.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. Posted: 3:07 pm on May 29th

Sunshyngrl writes: What a rockin outdoor kitchen. My husband and I just built a wood-fired pizza oven and are in the process of the outdoor kitchen. It's amazing what you can do with the oven and how much fun we are having experimenting and learning. Posted: 2:29 pm on May 29th

MikeMissile writes: Beautiful house. How ever he prepared dinner at that house I would enjoy just because of the surroundings. Really nice! Posted: 1:59 pm on May 29th

CrossFit writes: #1 most valuable tool: long tongs.

#2: a cold drink by your side. Posted: 1:04 pm on May 29th

fritzbrenner writes: Spectacular! Too bad Bruce is already taken. Posted: 12:32 pm on May 29th

arporter writes: Great article! Looking forward to nightly grilling sessions:) Posted: 12:02 pm on May 29th

Theopolis writes: I became a student of barbecuing a few years ago. It's amazing how much fun it can be. While I have purchase a few items for grilling, the prize pack would assist me greatly as I work to improve my barbecuing skills. Posted: 12:00 pm on May 29th

rezgirl writes: These are great; do you have a recommendation for something to cook beans in, perchance? Posted: 11:55 am on May 29th

agroberts72 writes: Thank you for the great article and helpful information.

Aaron R. Posted: 11:54 am on May 29th

thepiranha writes: I'd be set up for lots of great barbecues if I won this awesome prize! Posted: 11:51 am on May 29th

Joanne1957 writes: Awesome prizes, but that grill basket would become my best friend Posted: 11:45 am on May 29th

madenson writes: We're setting up a new grilling area this year; these tools would be a great start and addition to our project.
Posted: 11:43 am on May 29th

carrk1 writes: It's that time of year for grilling, although we actually grill year round. These tools would definitely add to the grilling experience! Posted: 11:40 am on May 29th

sreid writes: I would like all of the above...pick me!

I can't live without my tin foil...have to tent that meat or you are wasting good juice! Posted: 11:32 am on May 29th

friscofoxx writes: We are getting my husband an egg grill for Father's Day so tools to go with it would be an added bonus! Posted: 11:28 am on May 29th

Ziad writes: Everything above is a must have :) Posted: 11:25 am on May 29th

2LBBQ writes: Great stuff, both tools and recipes. Planning on margarita ribs after Sawtooth relay Posted: 11:00 am on May 29th

Pielove writes: Such beautiful tools! It might be too trite to give them for Fathers' Day-- I might just have to keep them! Posted: 10:54 am on May 29th

user-481497 writes: The grill basket is a great idea! Posted: 9:56 am on May 29th

LizFreeman writes: Great tools. My results would certainly be improved with those. Good to have sources for purchase. Thanks. Posted: 9:15 am on May 29th

cynthia_Mack writes: My grilling companion is the grill basket. I use this each and every time I grill. It's the best for veggies, hot dogs, and anything you can think of. Posted: 9:01 am on May 29th

SToniM writes: The probe thermometers are the best kitchen tool ever. Mine just died this weekend. I need to get another. Thanks for the suggestion I'll get one there. Posted: 8:37 am on May 29th

Kathy55 writes: Love all the recipes for grilling! I would like to find a great basting brush where the bristles don't fall out!
I would love to win some new grilling utenils! Posted: 7:49 am on May 29th

mags247 writes: I just love Rösle tools, but would absolutely love to have the Thermapen and Probe Cooking Thermometer (TW362B). Nice giveaway, thanks. Posted: 7:36 am on May 29th

fjackson816 writes: These are easily the coolest, most useful grilling tools I've seen! Having only the basics I could use ALL of these. The themometer and grill basket are most needed. Enjoyed the tour - Happy grilling and bon appetit! Posted: 2:56 am on May 29th

sherlockzz writes: Thanks for the opportunity.
I make pizza directly on my gas Weber. Brush dough with olive oil, lay it down on medium hot (350 to 400 deg) flip it when brown on the underside, turn burners to low and put sauce, cheese and toppings on the cooked upside. Close lid and check in five minutes.

If toppings need more time and bread is getting too brown, switch to an oiled sheet pan. Posted: 6:56 pm on May 28th

cubbiecutie writes: Wow thx for the Great giveaway! I would love to own your grill set, it would make grilling out so much easier! I really need a new thermometer mine isnt very accurate and overcooked meat is awful lol Posted: 3:33 pm on May 28th

user-521806 writes: The grill basket looks great! I could grill more veggies and/or seafood without the fear of everything falling through the grate. Not to mention the marvelous gloves. No more singed knuckles. Posted: 3:14 pm on May 28th

gcarrano01 writes: These tools would help me not burn my grilled vegies and those gloves would help me not burn my hands too. The meat themometer would help me not overcook my chicken and steaks! Posted: 12:24 pm on May 28th

bdbruce writes: The thermometer would take all the guesswork out of grilling whole chickens. The rest of the tools would be a great added bonus! Posted: 11:40 am on May 28th

gzs10 writes: Love your outdoor kitchen and ESPECIALLY THE PIZZA/BREAD OVEN!! Planning to build one in my backyard and those gloves and Thermoworks probe with the other tools will come in very handy. I make my own fire starters using cardboard egg cartons filled with wood shavings 3/4 high and cover with Gulf Wax paraffin. Usually takes only a couple cups and sure helps not having to wad up the newspaper! Happy Memorial Day to all and remember our vets! Posted: 8:05 am on May 28th

austingirl4 writes: "are" vegetables, I mean! Posted: 3:45 pm on May 27th

austingirl4 writes: My favorite summertime food to grill is vegetables! I have a big grill and this style of cooking transforms a plain vegetable into a treat! Posted: 3:43 pm on May 27th

matthew1948 writes: Get great use out of my rib rack. Would love an accurate thermometer for pulled pork. Posted: 5:23 pm on May 26th

DebWVan50 writes: I love my locking tongs because when they aren't in use flipping burgers, fish, veggies , chicken or steaks they fit neatly in the drawer. My other favorite tool is my favorite Reidel wine glass for a nice red vino to enhance my grilling skills. I am not as fond of my grilling basket for veggies now that I have seen Bruce's because he can flip the veggies all at once while I have to sip less Zin while I spend more time flipping veggies (with those favorite tongs). Posted: 12:13 am on May 26th

buchiboy writes: Blow torch and welders gloves are a must. But you also need a chimney starter to get things going quickly. Finally a beverage of choice is a good idea. Posted: 1:25 am on May 24th

tmacinto writes: please help let me win my hubby needs that thermo set and basket,tired of char done (burnt)over cooked food Posted: 9:44 am on May 21st

PatriciaSkorupa writes: We can't grill (or broil, fry, roast) without our Thermapen thermometer. Ours is at least eight years old, and still functions perfectly. Our newest grill tool is an OXO silicone grill brush. We love it! Posted: 1:36 pm on May 20th

Sweetypies writes: Myself and my family looks forward to bbq when ever we get the chance, it always seems like a special occasion. We don't have a fancy grill but its the food and preparation, and the grilling tools needed to accomplish a great meal. All the tools Bruce Aidell's uses are definitley a must have, even down to the basics of lighting the grill. When you have the right BBQ tools for the job, cooking is a breeze and makes you feel like a Pro. Posted: 4:53 pm on May 19th

Chefzee writes: My husband is the cook in our house. The tools he uses when he grills are not the best anymore. The fork only has half its handle and the scraper is down to nubbins. His other tools are useful but seeing the tools you offer here makes me think about the wonders he could create. Posted: 5:47 pm on May 16th

WIgrill writes: My family and I grill every day, including cold winter days with 2 foot snow drifts. Being on a limited budget, we replace our inexpensive tool set twice a year so it would be wonderful to receive the longer lasting tools that Bruce recommends. Thanks for the great tips on grilling! We've used many of them and our family is amazed at how delicious these recipes turn out! Posted: 11:02 am on May 16th

LKANNA writes: It all looks like really cool stuff! I'd opt for the flex grill basket for it's versatility and the heat resistant gloves for their practicality. Everyone out there - enjoy the summer cook-out season ahead!
LKANNA Posted: 8:33 am on May 14th

RP_Denver writes: Being that summer is right around the corner and BBQs are taking the place of stovetop cooking. The Outset rosewood flex grill basket would be the PERFECT helper for making a grilled vegetable dinner for my girlfriend! R! Posted: 9:32 pm on May 11th

oneSHOTocelot writes: These would help me so much! My brother bought me a nice grill for Christmass and I don't have any tools besides kitchen tongs, so I never really cook anything on it, its such a shame to have a nice grill going to waste. Posted: 12:52 am on May 8th

Virgie writes: The best grill tool I have are open grill baskets I use for cut veggies. Last summer I put halved mushrooms and bell peppers with a bit of olive oil and salt in the baskets and placed the baskets on my outdoor gas grill. The next day we flew to Hawaii...half way to Hawaii I realized I'd forgotten the veggies/the baskets and left the grill on. What a LONG last few hours in the air, wondering if my house was still there. Well, after landing, we immediately call our neighbor. She turned off the grill, the gas is piped from the street, so it doesn't run out, the veggies were over cooked (I bet you knew that). The grill and house were fine. Most surprising of all was that the grill baskets cleaned up beautifully and are still in use. I would love a flip basket like Bruce has. I can use the gloves as a reminder to turn off the grill! I'll put the gloves next to me keys so I won't leave the house without turing off the grill next time. Posted: 7:30 pm on May 7th

scootertiger writes: The best tool I have for barbecuing is my husband! And believe me he could use all of these to be an even better chef.
Posted: 1:34 pm on May 7th

Crede_jenn writes: I am constantly scalding my hands reaching to the back of the grill to flip something! These tools would totally prevent this and help me serve up delicious vittels to my fam. Posted: 8:13 pm on May 6th

Greg_L writes: Welder's gloves - brilliant idea! That would be the perfect accessory for a grill, pizza oven or fire pit/smore cooker! Posted: 8:27 am on May 6th

aleach61 writes: These tools would take our grilling to a new level! They would make it so much easier to get the food cooked evenly, and the thermometer would help us to know when the meat is done to perfection. Great Prize! Posted: 7:49 am on May 6th

dmcooker writes: Long clamshell style chef's tongs as pictured are great. I would love a nice Thermoworks probe. Posted: 5:50 pm on May 5th

wstchstr writes: Heat-resistant gloves such as leather welder's gloves are very useful in working with a hot charcoal grill. Posted: 10:06 am on May 5th

foodisfine writes: Wouldn't be nice to have such a large grill basket. Posted: 3:04 pm on May 4th

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