For the lighter-fluid averse and the gadget obsessed, this electric charcoal lighter takes the flame out of starting a fire. Just in case flare-ups are your main concern with charcoal grilling.
Okay, if you’d rather spend money on steaks than a fancy way to light your fires, keep it simple with a chimney starter that will take the headache out of starting your cookout. It won’t rust, it’ll save time, and you can even make a few solid Santa Claus jokes.
Part of barbecuing is the spectacle of it all, and if you’re trying to create an atmosphere, follow the footsteps of the country’s best pitmasters and keep it old school by using butcher paper as a plate. It takes the headache out of cleanup, keeps raw meats from making cutting boards unsanitary, and most important, makes you look like you actually know what you’re doing.