Fire up the grill and prepare a summer feast with these handy essentials.
Play the host without overcooking the steaks with Brookstone’s Grill Alert talking remote thermometer ($70). It will tell you when your meat is done to order, even if you’re 300 feet away. West Palm Beach (561-805-8766), Palm Beach Gardens (561-775-3607), Wellington (561-793-6205) and Boca Raton (561-368-6559); brookstone.com
Tools of the Trade
You can’t flip a burger without the proper tools. This stainless steel set ($115) from Williams-Sonoma features a basting brush, a fork, a slotted spatula and tongs, with stay-cool synthetic handles and a storage case. Monogramming also is available. williams-sonoma.com
Spice it up
Good barbecue requires good flavor. Jupiter-made Rincón Heat was created by a chef to enhance the flavors of meats, not overpower them. With layers of sweetness and heat, along with fresh garlic, basil and lemongrass, this sauce is sure to be a hit. Plus, 1 percent of sales go to the Surfrider Foundation. It’s a mainstay at Guanabanas, and available around town or at rinconheat.com.
Cooking a whole fish on the grill is cleaner, easier and tastier with the Ultimate Fish Basket ($25). The basket keeps the fish together, and allows for easier flipping and even cooking. Sur la Table, Palm Beach Gardens (561-799-3761, surlatable.com)
Whether you use store-bought sauce or create your own, no one has to know when you keep it in Le Creuset’s BBQ Jar ($25). The stoneware pot includes a basting brush to keep your meat tasty. bloomingdales.com