Brains & BBQ: Smart Grilling Gadgets – Mansion Global
Summer means spending more time outdoors, and that includes cooking and dining. Smart technology, always a force in the traditional indoor kitchen, has extended its reach outside, adding connectivity and convenience to a variety of grilling devices, and making outdoor food preparation faster, easier and safer.
Whether you’re a pit connoisseur or an aspiring outdoor chef, you’re sure to find something useful in these gadgets below.
Traeger Timberline XL
Looking for a complete outdoor cooking setup? Look no further than the Traeger Timberline XL. With an induction cooktop, 1,320 square inches of grill space, and a maximum temperature of 500ºF, the Timberline XL ensures you can create any culinary masterpiece you can imagine. But the Timberline’s size and strength are matched by its intelligence. Not only does the grill feature an easy-to-use touch screen, intuitive controls, and a Super Smoke mode that ensures your food retains the wood-fired flavor, it also includes Traeger’s WiFi technology, which allows users to control and monitor their grill. grill. from the other side of the roof or the other side of the farm. Timberline’s WiFire features can even be combined with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, giving the grill master voice control over the cooking process.
The Traeger Timberline XL is available for $3,799.
Masterbuilt Digital Charcoal Smoker
If summer fare to you means smoked meats, you may want to invest in the Masterbuilt Digital Charcoal Smoker. The first of its kind, a marriage of digital technology and charcoal in a smoker, the Masterbuilt features four racks for a total of 1,320 square inches of cooking space and can reach 225ºF in eight minutes or 400ºF in 17 minutes. minutes, allowing users to quickly cook a substantial amount of food. And Masterbuilt owners can do it all from the palm of their hand. The Masterbuilt can connect to your preferred smart device, allowing you to control the smoker’s DigitalFan to hold or alter temperatures, or monitor food readiness, via the built-in meat probe thermometers.
The Masterbuilt Digital Charcoal Smoker is $349.
If you already have a classic (read: unintelligent) grill that you love, but wouldn’t mind a few smart features, check out the MEATER block. This ingenious grilling device consists of four Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled meat probes with a range of up to 165 feet that are stored in a block of wood (hence the name) along with an easy-to-use touchscreen tablet that allows users to accurately monitor the internal temperatures of whatever they are cooking. Don’t want to be tied to the Block to control your food? No problem, users can also access all probe information from their phone or smart device of choice. Better yet, MEATER offers a guided cooking system that offers step-by-step instructions, complete with alerts to perfectly prepare your food and an advanced estimation algorithm to help you determine how long to cook and rest your meat.
The MEATER block is available for $299.
Grilling isn’t all glamour, good food, and good friends—someone still has to clean up when you’re done. Or rather, they had to, because thanks to the Grillbot, the most tedious and thankless task of any grill master is a thing of the past. The clever little automaton is like a Roomba for his grill: a bristle-wielding disc-shaped device that traverses the surface of your grill with the push of a button, removing all traces of the last meal you cooked.
The Grillbot is available for $119.
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