If you cook a lot, there are some great tools that will make cooking easier, better, safer, and more enjoyable.
Save time and reduce stress by finding your spices quickly and easily.
I compare wet-brined chicken breasts with dry-brined chicken breasts to find a winner.
Avoid over or under-cooking food, without having to hover over the barbecue grill. Smoke monitors food temperature and sounds the alarm on your wireless receiver up to 300 feet away when it's done.
The Williams Sonoma High-Heat Nonstick Steel Grill Roaster has a long name, but is an excellent all-around grilling basket. This basket is uniquely easy-to-clean while withstanding high grill temperatures:
After 2 1/2 years of owning a pellet smoker, I am totally addicted. I use it about 3 times a week to cook dinner, and it's so easy, I rarely use our normal gas grill any more. I'll explain below why a pellet smoker might be a nice addition to your life, and get into specifics about the Green Mountain Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett pellet grills.
If I could only have one tool for cooking, the ThermoWorks Thermapen MK4 food thermometer would be it. Considering how much money we spend on meat and seafood, $80-100 for this tool is a great value. Nothing else I have seen gives you the same accuracy and near-instantaneous readings.