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There are all sorts of grillers in this world, from backyard Weber owners to city dwellers who tote coolers of meat to the park. No matter their setup, the pitmaster in your life is sure to appreciate a gift to support their hobby. The only problem? There are a lot of tools to choose from. Do they really need those seven-in-one gadgets for flipping and scraping and who knows what else? What about ridiculously long tongs? In short, the answer is no: A practical, non-novelty accessory will be much better appreciated. To help you find the best gift for the grilling enthusiast in your life — you know, the stuff that’s actually super-useful and special — we talked to more than a dozen passionate grillers and chefs about the items they think would be nice to give (or receive), then combed our archives for even more standout stuff. Alongside the coveted big green egg burner that every griller in the world has on their wishlist, we’ve picked out pans and cookware, superb charcoal, handy grilling tools, and even some actual grills. Look out for a game-changing pepper grinder, gloves to protect petite hands near open flames, and an ingenious metal dome that guarantees perfectly melt-y cheeseburgers. Cast Iron Fry Cookware
Cast Iron Bbq Burners With enough determination, entire meals can be made on grills — mains, sides, even dessert. That’s why you should give the gift of a carbon-steel pan, which conducts heat beautifully and can easily withstand the high temperatures inside a grill. “I use mine for everything from paella to pressing Cubanos, because they are quite heavy,” says chef Jordan Wallace, the culinary director of Denver’s Pizzeria Locale. “And over a coal or wood fire, these are clutch.”