LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2015- Neckties, watches, weird gadgets and lot’s of grilling tools all in the similar gray color lining the shelves in stores means only one thing: Father’s Day is near! Techy indoor gadgets may be a perfect gift for your dad; however, they’re not going to be on our list.
Today we are going to highlight some of the best grilling and outdoor gifts for dad!
The Bitterman’s Himalayan salt block — It’s the only pink gift your dad will be ecstatic about. A fun and different way to grill, this salt block is an actual block of salt that gives each piece of grilled meat or vegetable a slight hint of flavorful salt. Found at Sur La Table for $31.96.
Rosle BBQ Grilling Basket — Grilled vegetables are ideal to make in the summer when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen, and this basket makes grilling any and all vegetables a reality. No more food dropping through the grates with this awesome gift. Rosle is also known for its well-made products. Check out the review for the Rosle mesh strainer. Found at Rosleusa.com for $36.
Sur La Table Pro Nonstick Vertical Poultry Roaster — Beer can chicken has quickly become the most popular summer dishes from East Coast to West Coast. And even though cooking the chicken on a basic can is easy, it still leaves a drippy mess in the grill, so give this great roaster as a gift. The pan will catch all of the drippings as well as help your chicken cook evenly. It sells for $20.96 at Sur La Table.
Lodge 10.5” grill pan — Let’s face it, not everyone can have a grill, so why not give the next best thing to those who can’t have one — a Lodge Grill pan. It has intense heat for great grill marks, it distributes heat evenly for great cooking and it’s a good price point for dad. Lodgemfg.com for $33.
Stainless steel mixing bowl set by Oxo — these plastic exterior and stainless interior bowls are great cooking essentials for the kitchen. Of course they won’t be a thrilling gift, but they will be the gift that keeps on giving all year round. If your dad likes to cook then he needs a good set of mixing bowls to make cooking easier. $59.99 at oxo.com.
9” and 12” stainless steel and plastic grip tongs — these are our favorite tongs by Oxo. They offer a great nonslip grip that’s perfect for throwing heavily marinated foods onto the grill. Again, not the most glamorous gift, but definitely good filler that will carry your dad through until the next holiday. $11.99 and $12.99 on the oxo.com site.
Wilton Armetale Grillware Sauce Pot with Spout — This is a perfect gift for the barbecue lover. This saucepot can withstand temperatures of up to a thousand degrees, which means it can sit on the grill and heat the sauce while the ribs are grilling. Its sleek design makes it a presentable vessel for the table. It can be found at Williams Sonoma for $19.96.
Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 18-Inch Charcoal Smoker — To the dad who is serious about cooking give a full Weber charcoal smoker to give a true smoky flavor to foods this summer. Its sleek design and roomy interior will allow it to fit in any back yard and cook large quantities. It can be purchased on Amazon.com from $299 to $349.
All these items should be available in local stores. Check websites for local buying locations.