ultimate Father’s Day gift guide for grill masters

Struggling with a gift idea for Father’s Day? Why not choose something that’s just as much a gift for the whole family as it is for Dad?

From the simple (corn on the cob) to the sublime (baby back ribs), there’s almost nothing that doesn’t taste better with a little char on it. Plus, when Dad does the cooking, you’re spared dinner duty for the night!

Whether your Grill Master’s equipment has seen better days or his arsenal of grilling tools isn’t up to snuff, these gift ideas will help Dad take his grilling game to the next level.

A new grill

Is it time to replace Dad’s old grill, or does he simply deserve an upgrade this year? Whether he’s a charcoal master or prefers to grill, sear, steam and smoke with gas, you’ll find a Kenmore grill to suit his style. He’ll love this 4-Burner Gas Grill with Storage with plenty of cooking space and tons of shelving. That means Dad can store his grilling tools and dishes beneath the grill so he’ll never have to run back and forth to the kitchen — while letting the bugs in, and the AC out in the process.

Steel mesh grill scrubber

Dad’s no rookie when it comes to keeping his grill clean. He knows the importance of cleaning the grates after each use to keep the memories of dinners past off tonight’s burger. Make his job easy with two powerful scrubbing pads and a comfortable handle that make digging into that grease a breeze

LED grill light

More comfortable than a headlamp (not to mention less goofy looking), Dad can shine this adjustable grill light on those sizzling steaks long after the sun sets. A clamp, adjustable neck and six super bright LEDs make grilling in the dark as easy as digging in to those fresh-charred chops.

17-Piece barbecue set with digital fork thermometer

From the long-handled tongs that help Dad flip those back-row burgers to the digital fork thermometer that can monitor all of his meats, this set has all of the essentials to help Dad turn out an amazing meal. All this, plus a case to keep everything organized. You know how Dad loves it when things are organized

Grill basket

A grill basket is perfect for small foods that could easily fall through the cracks. From delicate seafood to sautéed asparagus, you can infuse that fresh-grilled flavor into all sorts of foods—including the healthy ones. Now Dad will have no excuse for not eating his veggies.

Pizza stone

Who hates pizza? Nobody. This grilling stone turns out authentic brick-oven style pizza with a light and crispy crust and ooey-gooey cheese. Beyond restaurant-quality pizza, Dad can use his pizza stone to grill up some quesadillas, calzones or fresh-grilled bread. Yum.

Grilling gloves

When it comes to grilling, gloves are almost as important as salt and pepper. This flexible glove offers protection up to 500° F, perfect for picking up skewers and pans, not to mention Dad’s brand new pizza stone. Even better for keeping Dad from turning a fun evening in the backyard into a trip to the emergency room.

Beer can chicken roaster

Any Grill Master worth his salt has a favorite recipe for Beer Can Chicken, but picking the right recipe is only half the battle (we share a great one below). The key to cooking a moist, juicy, crispy chicken is in stabilizing the bird to keep it from tipping over and spilling the beer!

This year, give Dad a gift that will have him heading out to the backyard to fire up the grill before you can say “Happy Father’s Day!” In fact, you might say that these gifts are guaranteed to fuel the fire of his grilling obsession. Don’t get us started with the Dad jokes

Tasty grill recipes

Now that Dad’s got the gear, help him get inspired to use it with some how-to videos for Grilled Pizza and Grilled Peach & Raspberry Mini Cobblers. Below are a couple more of our favorite grill recipes to get him fired up.

Beer Can Chicken
(courtesy of bon appétit)

Ingredients
1 can light lager
3 ½ – 4 pound chicken
2 tablespoons 4-3-2-1 Spice Rub

Ingredients for Spice Rub
4 tablespoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

Instructions
Pour out (or drink) half of beer.

Prepare grill for high, indirect heat and fit with grill pan (for a charcoal grill, bank coals on 1 side of grill and put drip pan on empty side; for a gas grill, leave 1 burner turned off and place drip pan over unlit burner). Add water to pan to a depth of ½ inch.

Season chicken with 4-3-2-1 Spice Rub. Place cavity of chicken, legs pointing down, onto open can so that it supports chicken upright. Place can, with chicken, on grill over indirect heat (and above drip pan).
Grill chicken, covered, until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 165°, 45–60 minutes. (If using charcoal, you may need to add more to maintain heat.)
Let chicken rest 10 minutes before carving. Serve with pan drippings

Honey Soy Grilled Pork Chops
(courtesy of Delish)

Ingredients
¼ cup honey
½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
Red pepper flakes
4 pork chops

Instructions
Mix together honey, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add pork chops then cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. 

Heat grill over medium high heat and cook until seared and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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