BBQ essentials


Diana Brandt, editor of AZFoodie, shared some barbecue essentials.

BBQ without the mess: COOKINA Barbecue Reusable Grilling Sheet
-100% non-stick, ensuring oil- and fat-free cooking for a tender, juicy meal
-You can still get the perks of smoky flavor and grill marks without the nasty clean up
-Reusable, reversible, easy to clean and can be cut to size
-Only sheet on the market certified for use at 550° F and PFOA free
-Ideal for grilling vegetables, meat, fish, shish kebabs, wings and even eggs (nothing falls through the grates!)
-Fresh with each use - doesn't hold any odors or flavors from previous grilling like aluminum foil
-Available at Costco COOKINA's Non-Stick Family Pack includes the Reusable Grilling, Cooking and Oven Gard Sheet for $19.99

Sizzle up indoors: T-fal Black OptiGrill
-New, one-of-a-kind way to grill indoors, allowing home chefs to cook up sizzling foods inside no matter what the weather is outside
-Built-in sensor automatically adapts to the thickness of your food and delivers perfect doneness from rare to well-done (so you never have to guess when your meat is cooked to desired level)
-Six different cooking programs: burgers, poultry, sandwiches, sausage and pork, red meat and fish
-Manual setting perfect for vegetables and personal recipes
-Frozen setting for defrosting and cooking all types of food in one, quick step
-Features angled plates that allow fat to drip off easily into the dishwasher safe drip tray
-Available at Wal-Mart for $179.99

Squeeze new flavors for marinades: IMUSA Lemon/Lime Squeezer
-Makes extracting citrus juice a breeze - simply press down to squeeze and extract juice while pulps and seeds are being separated
-Stylish hand-held press has an ergonomic design for comfort
-Yellow or green exterior finishes add just the right amount of color to the bar or kitchen
-The squeezer juices lemon or limes quickly, with no mess
-Metal hanging ring for easy storage
-Available at Macys for $9.99

Grind new flavors for rubs or seasoning: KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder
-Versatile unit grinds spices, nuts and grains
-Electric grinder with 200-watt motor provides fast grinding - coarse to fine in seconds
-Oval design and stainless steel blades ensure uniform grinding
-Available at for $19.99

Spice up mealtime: Colman's Mustard
-Just like summer weather, some like their meat HOT!
-Condiments such as the iconic Colman's Mustard, is an essential grilling staple everyone must have when mastering the meats
-To grill the most succulent meats, Colman's Dry Powder and Prepared Liquid Mustard are essential products for adding some zest to a variety of dishes from grilled meats and veggies to appetizers, side dishes, and even cocktails
-Available at nationwide supermarkets such as Whole Foods, Walmart, Safeway and Kroger for $4.99 - $6.99

The essential utensil: T-fal Meat Tenderizer
-Perfect for tough cuts of steak on the grill
-Tenderizer softens the fibers, helping the meat cook faster and more evenly
-This tool is perfect to prep the meat, making the finished product even tastier and easy to chew
-Available at Walmart for $9.99

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