Master the grill, ease cooking prep and store things more efficiently—we’ve rounded up a selection of the latest grilling and cooking gadgets.
Eva Solo Gravity Cookware
I like to keep my pots, pans and utensils to a minimum when I cook. Keeping the mess to a minimum is sometimes tougher. Danish company Eva Solo has helped me with both with its line of cookware designed to streamline the cooking and prepping process.
Available in a variety of sizes, Eva Solo Gravity Cookware ($119-179) has a uniquely-designed lid that does more than just cover the pot. The stainless-steel cookware is topped with a silicone lid that has a glass window—a peek-through top, if you will. During cooking, the contents of the pot are easy to get to. An inner lip on the lid is designed to allow the lid to stand on the edge of the pot, draining water back into the cooking (no spillage or mess).
That inner lip also has a series of holes so it can be used as a steam vent and a strainer. Less utensils and less mess!
Backyard Flat Top Grill
Traditional grills and smokers are must-have appliances in Texas but many of them are limited in what they can cook. The Backyard Flat Top Grill ($499.95) provides a wideopen cooking area that opens up possibilities, almost like a traditional grill in a diner.
With a large cooking surface and four independently controlled gas burners, the outdoor appliance is designed for cooking everything from breakfast to dinner. The flat top is made from rolled steel and is preseasoned to create a naturally nonstick cooking surface— perfect for pancakes and eggs.
The 720 sq. in. flat top allows you to cook up to 15 hamburgers, buns and toppings at once—think grilled onions! Convenient shelving underneath and along the sides provide room for cooking utensils and accessories. Bring your own propane and you are set to go.
Breville Smart Convection Oven Plus
I only have so much kitchen counter space for appliances so I appreciate all-in-one type gadgets. From toast to a slow-cooked roast, the Breville Smart Convection Oven Plus ($249.95) offers countertop usefulness all in one package.
Like the slow cooker settings you are used to, the appliance offers the choice between high and low cooking modes for cooking times between two and 10 hours. It has an adjustable temperature setting from 120 to 450 F so you might find using this gadget is more convenient than your actual oven.
This also works well as a typical toaster. It comes with baking, broiling and pizza trays to ensure whatever food you pop inside will come out as you planned. You want high-tech? A smart sensor automatically adjusts power and calculates cooking time for any of the 10 preset functions. Finally, no more burnt toast.