ICYMI, Father’s Day is June 21, which just so happens to coincide with the official start of grilling season. Instead of buying your dad a tie for the fourth year in a row, why not get him suited up with a few new accessories that will take his searing game up a notch? Whether your old man is an actual grill master or just fancies himself one, he’ll love any of these 11 grilling gifts.
1. Burlap & Barrel Fundamentals 9-Piece Spice Collection
Before he gets to the grill, your dad’s going to want to concoct a fancy rub for that steak. Treat him to a set of these high-quality spices and watch him go wild. (Then throw away his 10-year-old meat seasoning while he’s not looking.)
2. BK Black Steel 12-Inch Barbecue Skillet
Since it’s made with carbon steel, this grilling skillet is ultra-lightweight but just as heat conductive as cast iron. Plus, it’s suitable for everything he’d want to throw on the coals, from scallops to steak. The perforations allow excess grease to drip out while also letting those flames kiss your food, for that delectable, smoky flavor.
3. Thermapen Mk4 Instant-Read Thermometer
We can all agree: There’s nothing worse than an overcooked cut of meat. And a digital thermometer is key for getting a medium-rare finish, every time. This editor swears by the Thermapen, which gives an accurate temperature reading in two seconds flat.
4. L.L.Bean Trailblazer Sportsman 420 Headlamp
The coals don’t go out just because the sun goes down. For the extremely dedicated griller, a headlamp will allow him to safely whip up late night burgers and hot dogs with ease.
5. Ooni Koda Outdoor Pizza Oven
OK, it’s kind of grilling adjacent, but this outdoor pizza oven could win you child of the year award. Instead of a wood fire, this Ooni oven uses a one-touch gas ignition to heat up and it can bake a pro-level pie in as little as 60 seconds. (Can you tell we want one for ourselves?)
6. Pizzacraft 14-Inch Perfect Pizza Grilling Stone
Don’t want to clutter the deck with another toy for dad? This $60 stoneware oven will convert his grill grates into a pizza-producing factory and will create pies that are way better than takeout, hands down.
7. Pit Grilling Mitts
Show Dad you care with a pair of protective mitts for his hands. These are heat resistant up to 475°F and stretchy enough to be one size fits all.
8. Cast Iron Seafood Pot
Summertime clam bake, anyone? This cast-iron vessel conducts and retains high temperatures for the quick cooking of shellfish. BTW, the lid can be inverted to collect empty shells once you’re digging in.
9. Jacobsen Salt Co. Spicy Salt Trio
The secret to the tastiest meals? It’s all in the seasoning. These flaky salts are blended with hot peppers for smoked ghost pepper, habanero and chile lime salts. Use them to spice up chicken, seafood or steak.
10. Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
If dear old Dad is still using the same grill he bought in 1998, give him the gift of an upgrade. This classic charcoal option has a large cooking surface for both direct and indirect heat, and a one-touch cleaning system for easy mess removal, post-feast.
11. Porter & York Boneless Ribeye Steaks (Set of four 16-ounce steaks)
What’s the point of a grill without something impressive to cook on it? Ribeyes have plenty of marbling for flavor and texture, and these are cut to order. Surprise Dad by whipping them up for Father’s Day dinner while he relaxes (or, you know, watches like a hawk).
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