Celebrating with dad at the beginning of summer is many times associated with dad behind the grill. But it’s a common conundrum, what do you get as a gift for a Father’s day if he’s a real grill master? He’s already got the apron and chef’s hat, all the cutlery necessary but still lacks some more unique accessories or tools of the trade.
Here are five hot-ticket items to get the Father who enjoys his place behind the fire as the food provider for his family:
6. GRILLING BASKETS
Keeping and controlling items on top of a fiery grill is part of the challenge Pop faces when he’s in charge of the barbecue. For some ingredients, their shape and texture make cooking them over a flame even more complicated. Consider grilling baskets like those specifically designed for corn on the cob or shish-kabobs. This is an affordable option for those who don’t have much to spend but still want to give Dad a useful, memorable and reusable gifts. If you’re shopping around, check out Grillaholics. They have a great grill basket option.
5. OVER THE TOP THERMOMETER
Another indispensable tool when grilling is a good thermometer to properly gauge when the meat, poultry or fish has been cooked to perfection. While digital heat detection devices have been on the market for decades now, the FireBoard Thermometer takes this concept to a whole new level in “smart” cooking with:
- Remote read onto a handheld device like a smartphone
- Cloud connectivity and access to a data logger to record cooking times and temps
- Six different probes to monitor a half-dozen different dishes
4. COOKING ON A DIFFERENT PLANK
Bakeable and BBQ-friendly wooden planks are so popular nowadays they’re often found on grocery store shelves and other places where food or barbeque accessories are sold. But there’s a new alternative to this cooking method available in the form of Himalayan salt planks that are hitting the foodie scene. For the chef who has never used this healthier cooking platform, consider the Everest Grill Crate which contains everything you need to get started from a cookbook to tools, accessories, planks and plates.
3. PERSONALIZED CUTTING BOARD
A number of different cutting boards are necessary for sheer volume at times along with health and safety concerns when cooking. While Pop may already have multiple slicing slabs on hand for prep-work, he probably doesn’t have a personalized cutting board with his name and a clever BBQ design engraved on the surface.
2. BACON OVER BEEF JERKY
Social media has been buzzing with the availability of a number of different jerky-related Father’s Day gifts, everything from hand-crafted beef bouquets to ties made out of the dried meat. Similar to edible arrangements, while they’re trendy and popular they still disappear from both presence and memory in a relatively short amount of time.
Instead of a one-time delivery, consider signing Dad up for one of these bacon subscription services that keep the goodies coming every month. While you might not think of barbecuing bacon, this meat makes a great wrap for meat and vegetables on the grill. There’s also a choice called the “Pig of the Month BBQ” selection for true bacon connoisseurs.
1. RETRACTABLE SCREENS
This is a truly remarkable and thoughtful gift to give the Dad who likes to enjoy the backyard whether he’s barbecuing or just relaxing. Retractable screens allow Dad easier access to his cooking station outdoors. While we can’t control Mother Nature, we are able to offer a way for a nice breeze to go through Pop’s place of residence. Shop our wide selection of retractable screens with free design services and a $10 discount (limited time).
For more information on our retractable screens, please contact us today. We’ll be happy to help with everything from sizing to styling and more. Give Dad the gift of a cooler summer, more relaxable temperatures and reduced energy costs.