A Roomba for your barbecue grill. That's what the Grillbot is, and it sounds like something that many could use. Sure, it's just about the end of winter now, but those summer months are coming, and we'd bet there are plenty of crusty grills out there. the Grillbot promises to do the work for you, using its wire brushes to get everything shining again. The grill cleaning robot features push button operation, three motors with replaceable grill brushes, LCD display, timer, and alarm. You can get the Grillbot in orange, blue, red, or black beginning this June, selling for $69.95, or $99.95 for the premium model. Check out a video of how it all works after the break, if you don't mind ridiculous music.
Read More | Grillbots
Getting ready to grill this weekend? The Wireless Remote Cooking Thermometer comes in two parts, one for the unsuspecting steak and the other for you to hang onto. It displays the temperature and boldly announces when it is almost done then completely cooked. Water-resistant, it features a backlight for those late night bashes and needs 2 AA and 2 AAA batteries (not included.) The thermometer will keep your party from being a complete burnout for $69.95.
Read More | Brookstone
It’s almost barbecue season, so this year get in the mood with music to go with your kabobs. The miGrill provides 8,500 BTUs for cooking and a built-in 2 speaker module with volume control that can handle any MP3 player. Available in red, black or silver, the 17 1/2 x 24-inch tabletop grill has a porcelain-enameled water pan and matchless light burners. Propane is not included but a 110V/60HZ adapter is with the $129.99 price tag.
Read More | Meijer
Now you can play Japanese Chef with the Grill n Table. Six students in Quebec teamed up to design this prototype that combines an aluminum grill with wooden patio furniture. The group, known as the Dial_6 Faction, were told to create something to “encourage” the use of aluminum. The table will seat up to eight diners who can watch the master/mistress of the house prepare dinner and chat at the same time. Just watch out for cooks who like to toss their burgers.
Read More | Elite Choice
Every year we get the urge to find the most awesome barbecues for the summer cooking of the beasts, and Direct Design’s Notebook Portable Grill is our first entry. At a size of 18 x 14 x 12-inches and a weight of about 8 lbs., the grill has a 192 sq. inch surface and a stainless steel grate with a waterproof surface. When it is not cooking up your dinner, you can pack it flat to go. No frills, no plug-in USB, this is a simple design that does what it is supposed to. The barbecue comes with a one-year warranty at a price of $48.00. If laptops continue to get smaller and thinner, we were thinking this would make a nifty carrier/desk top if cooking is too much of a challenge.
Read More | A Plus R Store
Dad’s Day is just around the corner, so consider Griller’s 6-in-1 Multi-Tool. The gadget has an electronic timer with alarm, a digital clock, a knife, a bottle opener, an LED to test the doneness and, get this, a built-in whistle for calling everyone to the table if they cannot smell the charred beast themselves. The Grill TEK runs on 3 included button cell batteries and clips to a belt or lanyard (also included.) At a price of $19.95, it might at least hint around that having someone else tend the cooking is a good thing.
Read More | AJ Prindle
Hammacher Schlemmer is thinking summer with their new Charcoal Starter with cool-touch handle. Needing no lighter fluid, it shoots out hot air at 1,290º F. Plug into a nearby wall outlet, push the button, and your charcoal will ignite within 60 seconds. At a size of 19-3/4 x 4-inches and a weight of 2 1/4 lbs., it comes with an integrated stand for $79.95. During the winter, you can use it to light up your fireplace, and we are pretty sure you could play Olympics if you have a long enough extension cord.
Read More | Sky Mall
We love our marshmallows after a good barbecue, but somehow they always manage to fall off the stick before they have attained that perfect tan. The Sparky Super Spinmallow rotates at 153 RPMs, has a removable telescoping skewer, and utilizes an LED flashlight to help you keep an eye on the tasty morsel. The gadget, at a length of 27.5-inches, is battery operated (not included,) can also handle hot dogs and kebobs, and is all yours for the delicious price of $19.95.
Read More | Marky Sparky