The Best Gadgets For Grilling The Perfect Steak
You can grill an even better steak with the right tools and gadgets. Or, you can just use them to make your annoying neighbor jealous.
By Ryan Penagos
Summer may be winding down, but with football season around the corner your grill is still going to see plenty of action this year. Whether you grill in a stadium parking lot, in your backyard, or on a tiny charcoal burner on your fire escape, you have one objective — to grill an amazing steak. To do that, it helps to have amazing tools and gadgets, and we’ve got you covered. (Unless you enjoy grilling steak till it’s well-done. Then you’re on your own, freak.)
PARK-STYLE CHARCOAL GRILL ($100)
Feeling nostalgic for old-school grills found in neighborhood parks — minus the screaming children, lurking hobos, and restrictive open-container laws? Then plant the Park-Style Charcoal Grill in your backyard, load in some coals, and get cooking. Seriously, that’s all it takes. The grill offers a 256-square-inch cooking area, steel construction, and an adjustable cooking grate.
JACCARD SIMPLY BETTER MEAT TENDERIZER KNIFE ($30)
If you’ve slaved away concocting the most amazing marinade or rub for your steak (or roast, fish, or chicken), you need to tenderize the meat to fully enjoy the taste. Jaccard’s 45-blade gadget has razor-sharp blades that cut through connective tissues to open up small heat channels and let the marinade get all up in the steak’s grill. No, not that grill, we mean its figurative grill … never mind. And don’t worry, it won’t let any of the meat’s natural juices escape.
WUSTHOF GRAND PRIX II 22-PIECE KNIFE BLOCK SET ($900)
The Grand Prix II is a gang of high-carbon-steel blades with ergonomic handles that will slice through meat (and fingers) with uncanny precision. Individually this set of everything from steak knives to carvers would run you far more than the asking price. There’s also a Lord of the Rings-style origin tale as well — each knife was forged with one piece of rust-resistant stainless steel. Okay, there’s no Orcs or smokin’-hot elves or anything, but the knives do come with a lifetime warranty.