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Win Steven Raichlen's Favorite Grill Tools

By Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Web producer

April 16th, 2013

When you grill as often as author, instructor, and TV personality Steven Raichlen does, you tend to compile a cache of tools you reach for time and time again. And when you don't find a tool that meets your needs, you create one. Here, Steven shares his favorite grilling tools; he designed a few himself, so you know they'll work for die-hard grillers.

Watch the tour to see Steven's indoor and outdoor kitchens.

Leave a comment below (Now closed) for your chance to win Steven's favorite grilling tools.

Update: Congrats to Heidi50. We picked her comment at random and she's scored Steven's picks. Thanks to everyone for commenting!

WeberFireStarters Rib Rack
Weber's Lighter Cubes  

Ultimate Rib Rack


Grill Grid Lifter Meat Claws
Grill Grid Lifter   Meat Claws
Grill hoe and brush
Charcoal and Ash Hoe and Ultimate Grill Brush    

Photos by Charles Miller

Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Giveaway begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, June 21, 2013. 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.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on the Giveaway post featured on ( All entries become the property of the Sponsors. Only one entry per person. Sponsors are not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsors assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Giveaway period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsors due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the Giveaway. The Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the Giveaway. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Giveaway is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Giveaway Rules.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be one (1) winner of a prize package which will include: a Weber Lighter Cubes ($4.29), a Grill Grid Lifter ($19.99),  Charcoal Companion Meat Claws ($14.99), an Ultimate Rib Rack ($29.99), a Charcoal and Ash Hoe ($24.99), and Ultimate Grill Brush ($24.99). Total retail value of the prize is approximately $119.24.

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WINNER LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by July 21, 2013 to: Fine Cooking "Fine Cooking – Steven Raichlen's Favorite Grill Tools Giveaway List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470 USA. (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.)

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Comments (86)

Mahgni writes: :) Posted: 12:40 pm on July 19th

foodisfine writes: What a great start to the summer! I would say the grilling season but I use my grill all year! Posted: 3:20 pm on June 26th

kplockwood writes: Like the rib rack Posted: 9:48 pm on June 23rd

vikat125 writes: I love to grill and try new recipes. I love this fine cooking site and all the yummy recipes it has to offer. I also love the setup on the site giving easy access to all my needs ie finding new recipes to saving new recipes in my recipe box. Posted: 4:24 pm on June 22nd

auntmarycooks writes: We love to grill year-round here in Minnesota, even when the temperature outside is below zero in January. Just put on a parka and head out to the deck! It would be fun to try these new tools. Posted: 9:36 pm on June 19th

Hawker8xp writes: The Rib rack looks awesome, I love grilling anything. Posted: 8:17 pm on June 19th

CathySBruce writes: The rib rack looks cool. Ribs are my favorite thing to grill. Posted: 12:31 pm on June 19th

2LittleThyme writes: Love the simplicity! Posted: 11:38 pm on June 18th

burntsugarfairy writes: I've been looking for a rib rack for my grill. I am always cooking for a crowd and that would be perfect Posted: 7:13 pm on June 18th

lainer1003 writes: Love the taste of the grill and really enjoy learning new recipes.
Posted: 4:58 pm on June 18th

kcchipmunk writes: Could't design a better space myself. Love everything about it. With a large family this would be ideal for us since we love to grill year round. Thanks Posted: 4:03 pm on June 18th

Blackbb2 writes: I would love to win the grilling tools. It is summer and a good time to grill and keep your kitchen cool.

They will be put to good use.

Bonnie Posted: 3:25 pm on June 18th

nyna99 writes: I live in California, and we grill year 'round. I promise to put it to good use :-) Posted: 1:54 pm on June 18th

APonKP writes: Grilling is the playtime for those who love to cook. The clever utensils are some well designed toys to tickle us "kids" as well as keep us safe. Posted: 12:57 pm on June 18th

mikeMac998 writes: the grill lifter looks wonderful. I always have trouble trying to rearrange the coals, even with the grate that allows you to lift up a small side. Posted: 11:40 am on June 18th

deeds225 writes: I'd love to win any of these items! We start grilling as soon as the snow and freezing weather is gone and usually don't stop until the beginning of December. Posted: 11:24 am on June 18th

iminthekitchen writes: We live in southern CA and grill so much we go through a grill about every 3 years, even high quality ones. The grilling accessories would be a great addition/replacement to what we use now. Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win these. Posted: 10:25 am on June 18th

Hannah180 writes: I live in New Mexico, so we grill just about all year. These tools would be great! I've never seen a rib rack, my husband would be drooling! Thanks for the opportunity. Posted: 9:59 am on June 18th

TF21 writes: Steven Raichlen is my goto source for BBQ recipes. Posted: 8:59 am on June 18th

Sweetfatcat writes: I moved to Southern,Il from Tucson,Az. I didn't bring any Barbecue equipment with me. It would be wonderful to have a new set of equipment to use this Summer and beyond. Posted: 7:16 am on June 18th

DrewWilburn writes: Outdoor grilling is one of the best parts of summer, and I trust Steven Raichlen to know the best tools to take grilling to the next level. I'd love to use these tools as ideas in my own grilling adventures! Posted: 7:01 am on June 18th

JenniferJill writes: We BBQ and grill all year, rain, shine and snow. I love having all the latest tools to try out new ideas. Love your website. I read it daily. It has been my inspiration to many great meals. I love that Canadians may enter your competitions. Thanks. Posted: 6:51 am on June 18th

jellybeanjean writes: Anything having to do with BBQing and grilling would be a great compliment to my outdoor cooking. Mmmm Posted: 6:50 am on June 18th

dpeirson writes: I love the How to Grill book! I suggest the next edition be bound with a spiral book is used so much it is falling apart. I really like the Basic BBQ rub, it's used on everything. Posted: 6:41 am on June 18th

LaLady writes: This would be an excellent addition to our grilled dinners! Posted: 7:05 pm on June 17th

kennelgirlbev writes: I believe I have every one of your books and enjoy each one but especially seeing how every culture incorporates BBQ in some fashion. Women can master the grill as well, and I cook almost every night and especially learned to master the grill as our only way to eat after the many storms we have to endure here on the Gulf of Mexico.Sure could use some new tools, though! Posted: 5:33 pm on June 17th

heidi50 writes: We love to BBQ all year round. I got a waterproof umbrella that covers our grills and immediate area so we are out there even in the snow. We are constantly coming up with new things to grill. Raichen's books have been an inspiration on many occasions and having those tools would just add to the experience. Nothing tastes as good as when it's grilled. Posted: 4:53 pm on June 17th

marilynjeansmith writes: I gained confidence to BBQ using The BBQ Bible. I would love to win something! Does the indoor kitchen come as a prize? smile. Posted: 3:10 pm on June 17th

Mahgni writes: :) Posted: 10:14 am on June 17th

Pos writes: Would be a great!. Barbecue runs all summer long. Posted: 12:09 pm on June 16th

oakee writes: Would love to win this! We grill almost daily in the summer. Posted: 8:59 am on June 16th

markisloud writes: please! Posted: 11:13 pm on June 15th

BubbaBodacious writes: I have Steve's books. They were instrumental in getting me started into grilling and BBQing. From that introduction I then made a career change, entered culinary school and have become a certified chef. In three weeks time I will be starting a new job at a meat market that also offers take out BBQ and I am looking forward to utilizing the information of Steve's books and hopefully his favorite grill tools. Posted: 4:32 pm on June 15th

okemomom writes: I so enjoyed the tour of your new outdoor space and kitchen renovation. As an avid cooking and grilling enthusiast I am envious of all the different grills and smokers you have. Can't wait to try some of the new grilling accessories. Posted: 12:38 pm on June 15th

exbrown writes: Gimme! Posted: 8:08 pm on June 13th

shasta21 writes: One of my top three cooking shows, I love Steve Raichlen. I have his "How to Grill" and "The Barbecue Bible".

Being a newbie with a Big Green Egg, I'm looking forward to seeing Steve include more recipes using HIS BGE on his BBQ University show. I am also adding one accessory at a time and having so much fun. Just completed a setup using a three section cast-iron grill,(Ceramic Grill Store). Being able to remove one section to add lump and chips makes it so much easier.

Also, maybe he could address the pros and cons of using a "dry rub" verses a brine when doing smoked salmon; or, in my case, - Steelhead.

Posted: 1:21 pm on June 13th

betosbooks writes: I just bought my first house and would love these tools for grilling this summer. Posted: 1:20 pm on June 13th

carfitplay writes: I don't know how to cook in the kitchen, but I love cook on the grill. I would love to win these tools. I can extend my tools for more tasks. Posted: 12:53 pm on June 12th

jonkeith writes: My girlfriend introduced me to Steve Raichlen's Outdoor cooking show a while ago. I look forward to watching it on Sundays. I am just beginning to hone my BBQ skills on my small Weber but with instruction from Steve's show I hope to become a great outdoor cook. Which will go well when my girl & I buy our first home together and spend weekends on the porch grilling Steve's recipes, especially the steaks! Posted: 7:53 pm on June 11th

trekker19 writes: Hi and Thank you I cant wait to read my winning email on your great give away. those tools will make my grilling so much better Posted: 2:28 pm on June 11th

BlueRidge writes: Been using Mr. R.'s books since the 1990's. That probably explains why I'm on grill number five. Posted: 8:31 am on June 11th

amazincinc writes: Love him on TV and really want to win this prize. We grill
very often on one or the other of our (count 'em) 6 grills but don't have any snazzy tools like these. Posted: 12:57 pm on June 9th

allisonleeanne writes: I just bought Steven's 3/8 inch flat skewers and I sure would be proud to have the prizes to go along with them!! Posted: 10:04 am on June 8th

allisonleeanne writes: I just bought Steven's 3/8 inch flat skewers and I sure would be proud to have the prizes to go along with them!! Posted: 10:04 am on June 8th

NonnaLynn writes: Would love to have this great summer win for more outdoor grilling! YEAH!!!!
Posted: 4:36 pm on June 4th

Jerseygirl1960 writes: We are just starting to do a lot of grilling/BBQ and these tools would really come in handy. Love, Love, Love, Steven Raichlen's Grilling Books. Posted: 8:55 am on June 4th

Yvonne4111 writes: Barbecue Bible was my first BBQ Book. I now have 9 books and 2 videos of your works. It is my go to books every time I am BBQ. Every time I read the books or look at the videos I always learn something new. Thanks for being a great teacher and keep on writing.
Posted: 11:37 pm on May 29th

ChampChamp writes: i am planning to buy a BBQ grill, never own one, i do not know what kind of tools i need to have besides the grill so it is nice to have those equipments :). Posted: 12:10 pm on May 29th

Shootay writes: Beautiful workspaces. The shallow spice cabinet is a great use of space. Posted: 10:50 pm on May 28th

Nonato23 writes: We grill all year long up here in Northern Minnesota!! Four feet of snow? No problem! 20 degrees? Heat the grill a little longer! Tools would be well used!! Posted: 3:31 pm on May 28th

user-440750 writes: bbq year round out here in rainy portland. would love to win these great tools Posted: 12:12 pm on May 28th

drewbie3939 writes: Steven Raichlen is the man! I could literally live off his beef satays. BBQ Bible is MY bible! Posted: 12:04 pm on May 28th

ezigmond writes: Wonderful setup! Posted: 11:45 am on May 28th

Casualcook53421 writes: Grill to live, live to grill! Posted: 2:49 pm on May 26th

blessnel writes: Wow! These tools are so handy and super grillicious! I sure hope to win these! Thanks! Posted: 5:14 pm on May 23rd

adod4 writes: Wow. Love the indoor kitchen layout. Great design. Posted: 3:16 pm on May 21st

jmacego writes: Grilling is good. Winning is good. Posted: 7:29 pm on May 19th

Drewreallycooks writes: All of these would be addition to any BBQ arsenal. That grill grate lifter is especially cool. Posted: 6:39 pm on May 19th

cherylw writes: We are designing an outdoor kitchen for our cottage in Central Ontario, too bad we do not have summer all year round like you. Any suggestions for equipment other than a gas bar b que would be great. I love to cook and enjoy a challenge. Posted: 5:06 pm on May 19th

JLamp writes: The grid lifter looks like a neat idea. A good answer to not enough hands and not enough time. Posted: 3:59 pm on May 19th

bogawe writes: love the technique. can't wait to try Posted: 9:39 am on May 19th

hideouslyheather writes: awesome giveaway ! Nothing better then a family BBQ .. MMMMMMMM I would use the rib rack and fill it with my carrots/onions/potato mix ! Posted: 4:41 am on May 19th

El kabong writes: The master. Posted: 10:25 pm on May 18th

theDu2 writes: I see the tools, but where is the "Grill"! I need to put my smoker/gill on "burn" notice being on her last leg and all. Maybe I'll take up gardening and plant flowers in her! I guess I could just be happy with the tools! Posted: 11:49 am on May 17th

seejanecook writes: Very nice tour and renovation of the orginal space. We bought a hog in the fall, can't wait to charcoal grill what we have left. Nice selection of tools for the giveaway. Posted: 11:32 am on May 17th

LoriMcCurdy writes: We love to BBQ! Will be looking out for Steven's shows - in English or French! Posted: 8:45 pm on May 15th

son_of_brooklyn writes: I'm a big fan. Grilling on the embers is intriguing. The equipment is ideal for anyone who grills.
Posted: 1:08 pm on May 15th

gramsbaby writes: I would love to win the grill tools. We love to grill out during the summer months two to three times a week. Posted: 3:45 pm on May 14th

michaelmouse writes: O.k. I'll bite, where's some more details on the scraping off the charcoal? Which book? Geico steaks, I can't wait!! Posted: 1:12 pm on May 14th

Sukili writes: I can almost smell those steaks! Can't wait for more BBQ time. Posted: 12:02 pm on May 14th

jenb3 writes: I have Steven's BBQ Bible cookbook and am enjoying getting into grilling. I've learned so much from his book and the detailed descriptions and pictures make it foolproof. Posted: 11:37 am on May 14th

Chabela writes: As a first time visitor to SR's website I was truly impressed with the variety of grilling accessories. I am sure to return to purchase the Ultimate Rib Rack for myself as well as for others. I am upgrading my kitchen in Michigan and did appreciate seeing Steven's kitchen layout, and that over the stove hood--very impressive. Gotta go---running to the grocery store to buy some leg of lamb to attempt the Lamb Kebabs with Fresh Mint. Posted: 7:59 am on May 14th

woodsyguy81 writes: Some cool tools! These would go well with my Weber grill setup or our shared (with my brother- and father-in-law) homemade trailer grill/smoker! Posted: 7:53 am on May 14th

user-478275 writes: yes! we love to grill! Posted: 6:35 am on May 14th

calgarygirl writes: I am envious of all the grills that Steven has in his backyard, but what I really love is that concrete prep table. It would be so handy to have a prep area like that on my back deck. Posted: 4:17 am on May 14th

DavidYYC writes: Well now, my equipment collection wouldn't be noticed in Steven's burn area, but I have all I need to try steak fired on coals! That is one I will try.

Thank you,

David Posted: 10:34 pm on May 13th

elysek writes: Loved the kitchen! I'd also love to win the BBQ equipment! Posted: 6:49 pm on May 13th

john414 writes: Love the outdoor kitchen concept! Thanks! Posted: 3:20 pm on May 13th

biff191 writes: Amazing kitchen! Really like the outdoor prep table! Posted: 10:12 pm on May 11th

user-514765 writes: Amazing outdoor cooking space. Very jealous! Posted: 11:32 pm on May 9th

Schueller writes: What gorgeous indoor/outdoor kitchen spaces. Enjoyed the print article and video tour. We barbecue a lot and would love to win the very practical kitchen tools. Posted: 2:56 pm on May 8th

Margot_C writes: That rib rack device looks like just the thing to have! Posted: 2:48 pm on May 6th

fiamike writes: Terrific tour of your kitchen spaces, Steven. I like the way you organized your indoor space...that makes total sense to me. My two favorite things inside are the floor to ceiling spice rummaging! I also love the cooking hood. I'm sure it was expensive, but that's a hood worth splurging for! I'd love to find out which outside cookers/smokers, etc., you favor. There are so many to choose from.

Thanks and smoke on! Posted: 10:06 am on April 30th

Pielove writes: Great video tour, would love to win that rib rack! Posted: 8:07 am on April 30th

BOTTOMLINE writes: Enjoy your show on PBS, however, have they moved your show to a different date and or time. Watch in Louisville, KY has not been on for last couple of weeks at regular time? Love to grill. Posted: 4:02 pm on April 28th

SteveMZ writes: I would love to win this. It would be great for the family get together's over the summer where we BBQ at least once a week. Posted: 6:29 pm on April 22nd

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