The 5 Best Grilling and BBQ Gadgets of 2018

Grilling Gadgets

Wednesday, June 6, 2018/Categories: Tech Tips & Gadgets

The days are getting longer, hotter, and sunnier. The summer is the season for grilling out. This summer, trade your old-fashioned charcoal grill for next-generation barbecuing technology, with the high-powered broadband service to keep these gadgets — and your other devices — up and running. Here are five new options to check out in 2018.

1. Looftlighter

The way we light a grill is a little archaic and potentially dangerous. We dangle a lighter over gas, into a stack of wood, or onto a bed of charcoals. The Swedish-designed, electronic Looftlighter offers a much safer alternative. It uses superheated air to quickly light your grill, whether it’s indoors or outside. There is one downfall, which is the cost.  It’s a little pricey at approximately $80 per lighter.

2. Grillbot

Cleaning the grill is the bane of every outdoor chef’s existence. Those metal bristles, the burnt chunks of meat that won’t come off, and the relentless scrubbing. It’s enough to spoil a great afternoon of barbecuing.

Instead of doing all the cooking and the cleaning yourself, outsource it to an automatic grill cleaner. The Grillbot has three settings with different speeds, directions, and movements. The brushes are completely replaceable, including nylon, brass, and stainless steel brush options.

3. Weber iGrill

If only your temperature probe and grill could communicate, you’d never overcook another piece of meat. Weber has created a version of this scenario, using a probe and a smartphone app.

The iGrill allows you to set and monitor the temperature of what you’re cooking and alerts you as the meat reaches ideal temperature. As a result, you no longer need to stand next to the grill for the better part of an hour, checking the meat obsessively, and hoping you get the timing right.

4. Traeger Timberline 1300

This wood pellet smoker uses convection air circulation to maintain a constant, preset temperature and retain 20% more moisture throughout its 1300 square inches of cooking space. Traeger patented its WiFIRE® technology, which allows you to control the grill’s temperature, the amount of smoke, and cook cycles from a mobile app.

The Timberline 1300, at approximately $1,200, does represent a significant investment. Therefore, it may be the best option for people who cook large amounts of food or who smoke meat year-round.

5. SmartGrill by Lynx

For less budget-conscious grill buyers, the Lynx Smart Series is the Maserati of next-generation barbecuing gadgets. Be prepared that each of the Lynx smart grills costs between $8,000 and $10,000.

What you’re paying for is not only the Trident infrared burners but the convenience of the best smart grill on the consumer market. The Lynx pairs with your smartphone, tablet, or home automation hub where you can start and monitor the grill’s temperature. It also uses voice activation technology and supports iOS and Android operating systems.

Looking to Power Your Smart Grilling Gadgets? Make Sure You Have Powerful Broadband Internet.

No matter which of these new, exciting grilling and BBQ gadgets you choose, make sure your home has the bandwidth to power them.

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