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Everything You Need for a Laid-Back Labor Day BBQ

Who wants to work on Labor Day? Fair enough. But it is a great time for a backyard BBQ. When you’re armed with these no-labor recipes and our essential grilling and backyard party tools, you’ve got everything you need for easy hosting.

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    Asobu Iceberg Pitcher

    Hosting a summer party should be just as relaxed for you as for the guests. So why play bartender? Freeze this double-walled pitcher to cool ts built-in honeycomb gel pack, and it’ll keep iced tea, sangria, and margaritas cold for hours.

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    Simply Baked Balsa Cheese Boards

    These ultrathin, lightweight balsa-wood cheese boards are fabulous for serving outdoor appetizers. They come in a range of sizes, from 2 x 4 inches up to 8 x 12 inches. They’re also recyclable and compostable, so you're not stuck with a lot of washing-up duties.

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    Sagaform LED Spatula

    Shorter days mean you may find yourself grilling after dark. Enter Sagaform’s barbecue light set. The spatula is thin enough for delicate items like fish, yet sturdy enough for heavier items. The LED light attaches magnetically, so it’s easy to remove for cleaning.

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    Wüsthof Grilling Skewers

    Sold in a set of four, these sturdy skewers from Wüsthof boast a couple of truly practical features. First, they’re nice and flat, which prevents food from spinning as it grills. They’ve also got wide, curved handles, which not only allow for a solid grip, but also are great for storage—you can hang them when you’re finished cooking.

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    Charcoal Companion Pit Mitt

    This knit aramid-fiber glove protects your hands and forearms from the heat of the grill (up to 475°F), but unlike bulky leather gloves, they hug your hand for dexterity and ease of movement, whether you’re moving a grill grate or turning skewers. The silicone-coated palm and fingers assist with gripping items.

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    Sagaform Extendable BBQ Fork

    Don't want to go on a hunt for marshmallow-toasting sticks in your backyard? Sagaform’s barbecue fork extends like an antenna, making it perfect for marshmallows or hot dogs, and it retracts handily for storage. It also features a stay-cool silicone handle.

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  • Shun BBQ knife set
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    Shun BBQ Knife Set

    Shun's classic barbecue knife set provides all the blades you'd ever need for your grilled meats: a Japanese-style poultry knife, a boning knife, and a brisket knife for slicing and trimming.

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