Category Archives: Accessories

Thermapen Mk4 Named Top Pick By Cook’s Illustrated

In their July/August 2018 issue, Cook’s Illustrated magazine reviewed instant-read digital thermometers and named ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 at $99 as their only Highly Recommended choice for thermometers, the highest ranking given to any model.

ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 instant-read thermometer
ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

Cook’s evaluated thermometers on the criteria of accuracy, speed, ease of use, and durability. They cited the Mk4’s accuracy, speed, long handle, automatic backlight, rotating screen, auto-wake feature, waterproof design, and the ability to recalibrate as qualities that put this unit at the head of the class. Continue reading Thermapen Mk4 Named Top Pick By Cook’s Illustrated

Review: Weber 6489 Corn Picks

Video Review: Weber 6489 Corn Picks

Here’s a short video that summarizes my review of Weber 6489 Corn Picks.

Review: Weber 6489 Corn Picks

It’s been a couple of years since I bought this set of Weber 6489 Corn Picks, aka corn holders. I thought I’d review them but never got around to cracking open the package until last week. It just wasn’t a priority for me. I mean, seriously, how much can you really say about corn picks? Continue reading Review: Weber 6489 Corn Picks

Weber Gas Grill Covers for 2018

Now is the perfect time to show your Weber gas grill some love with a new premium cover! We’ve got you covered with the right size cover for your Weber gas grill!

These new polyester covers are breathable, water-resistant, and contain UV inhibitors that prevent fading. They don’t get stiff or crack like old vinyl covers, and the lightweight material means these covers are easier to put on and take off, too.

Each grill cover can be ordered from Amazon.com—just click the link or photo below.

Spirit 200/Spirit II 200 Series 2-Burner

You need this cover: 7138 Premium Grill Cover
48 x 17.7 x 42

7138 Premium Grill Cover for Spirit/Spirit II 200 Series Continue reading Weber Gas Grill Covers for 2018

USDA Prime Ribeye Cap Steaks From Costco

Seared USDA Prime ribeye cap steaks from Costco

Introduction

In a post last week, I encouraged you to try grilling a USDA Prime tri-tip roast. As long as I’m on a Prime meat kick, I’d like to suggest that you try the harder to find but oh so delicious USDA Prime ribeye cap steak, also available from time to time and in limited quantities at Costco.

I last grilled ribeye cap steaks in February 2016 and enjoyed them very much. In January 2018, I found ribeye cap steaks at Costco that were rolled, tied, and sliced into pinwheel steaks—a better presentation and easier to cook, I think. Continue reading USDA Prime Ribeye Cap Steaks From Costco

2018 Weber Product Catalog Now Available

2018 Weber Product Catalog front & back cover

The 2018 Weber Product Catalog is now available. It contains fewer pages than previous years, smaller product photos, condensed content, and relies more heavily on comparison tables for details. Registered forum members at The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board can download the 2018 Weber Product Catalog using this link.

Spirit II E-310 LP in blue

In a post last September, we reported on the new gas grills featured in this catalog, namely the all-new Spirit II entry-level grills in black/red/sapphire/ivory and minor additions to the Genesis II line. There are no changes to the charcoal grill line-up that we’re aware of.

New accessories for 2018 include:

Weber 8829 Ceramic Grilling Stone

8829 Ceramic Grilling Stone – $50

Weber 7425 Wok for Gourmet BBQ System

7425 Wok for Gourmet BBQ System – $55

7137 LP Tank Cover

7137 LP Tank Cover – $10

New 2017 Grilling Cookbooks

Last week I posted about the latest, greatest Weber cookbook for 2017 titled Weber’s Greatest Hits plus other great Weber cookbooks going back several years.

This week, let’s wrap-up with more new 2017 grilling cookbooks that you might consider adding to your cooking library.

New 2017 Grilling Cookbooks

Salt Block Grilling: 70 Recipes for Outdoor Cooking with Himalayan Salt Blocks

Salt Block Grilling: 70 Recipes for Outdoor Cooking with Himalayan Salt Blocks

Amazon.com says, “Over 70 all new recipes for grilling traditional and nontraditional dishes on a Himalayan salt block from salt expert and best-selling author of Salt Block Cooking, Mark Bitterman.

“Everyone who loves the excitement and pleasure of discovering new cooking techniques will enjoy this guide to grilling and entertaining with salt blocks. The introduction is your salt block owner’s manual, with everything you need to know to purchase, use, and maintain salt blocks with confidence. The six chapters that follow are divided into over 70 recipes organized by key ingredients: Meat, Seafood, Poultry, Vegetables and Fruit, Dairy, and Doughs. You’ll find recipes for Salt Seared Smoked Pork Belly, Lamb Satay with Mint Chutney and Spicy Peanut Crumble, Salt Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad, Hot Salted Edamame with Sesame, Shiso, and Szechuan Pepper, and Salty, Smoky Walnut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies.” Continue reading New 2017 Grilling Cookbooks

Best Weber Grilling Cookbooks

Weber is known for its popular series of grilling cookbooks, each with easy-to-follow recipes and beautiful photography. I own all of these books and find them to be an indispensable part of my cookbook library.

The Must-Have Weber Grilling Cookbook

If you buy only one Weber grilling cookbook, it ought to be this one:

Weber's Greatest Hits: 125 Classic Recipes for Every Grill

Weber’s Greatest Hits: 125 Classic Recipes for Every Grill

Amazon.com says, “In the ultimate gift for every griller, from beginner to veteran, Weber rated, debated, and curated its entire recipe collection, with help from its most enthusiastic fans. Here in one gorgeous package are the ultimate go-to recipes for every occasion.

“The book includes all-new photography, fun stories from Weber’s rich and often hilarious history, and special features such as the Top Ten Grilling Dos and Don’ts.

“Whether building a better burger or smoking competition-worthy ribs, Weber fans will delight in these classic standards and contemporary inspirations.” Continue reading Best Weber Grilling Cookbooks