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Barbecue season gifts & gadgets

Cookout season is in full swing and we’ve put together a list of the best gifts and gadgets for the grill master in your family. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one, these grilling accessories are must-haves for the serious outdoor cook.

Who says grill accessories are just for dad? These gifts and gadgets range from practical to indulgent, but they’ll all appeal to the gourmet she-griller in all of us.

Hamburger press with handle

Hamburger press with handle

If you yearn to create perfectly uniform patties for your buns, try this cute but durable hamburger press. It makes two half-pound patties (the perfect size for most commercial buns) and can be used to grill fish fillets with ease. The green rubberized handle and nonstick finish make it easy to use. The price is just right to splurge on two! (Crate & Barrel, $20)

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Cedar Papers

Cedar papers

Grill en papillote with ease with these 100 percent all-natural papers made with western red cedar. Simply wrap your meat, seafood, veggies and even fruits and place them on a hot grill to steam your food with the smoky flavor of cedar. (Fire & Flavor, $6) 

Aprons from Jessie Steele

Aprons from Jessie Steele

Just because you’re the hostess doesn’t mean you can’t look impeccable while you’re creating smoky treats for your guests. Adorable aprons from Jessie Steele will make you look as good as the food tastes. Serve your guests in style with an apron alone or get the matching grill accessories! (Jessie Steele, $30 and up)

Williams-Sonoma Grill Master Cookbook

Williams-Sonoma Grill Master cookbook

This step-by-step grilling guide will walk you through grilling everything from the juiciest burgers to everyone’s slow-smoked favorites. Whether you’ve got a coal, gas or firewood grill, you’ll find dozens of recipes your friends and family will love. It’s also available in a digital version for the techies out there! (Williams-Sonoma, $35)

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Monogrammed Barbecue Branding Iron

Monogrammed barbecue branding iron

Too many cooks at the grill? Make sure your guests know exactly who made that mouthwatering steak or scrumptious burger by branding it! This high-quality branding iron heats over an open flame or on burning charcoal while the handle remains cool enough to touch. (Hammacher Schlemmer, $59)

Grand Grill Daddy Grill Cleaning Brush

Grand Grill Daddy grill cleaning brush

The best way to serve restaurant-quality grilled meats is to keep that grill clean, clean, clean! And this bad boy gets the job done. Just fill the reservoir with water, fire up the grill and steam-clean your grate to a like-new shine — no harsh chemicals or elbow grease required! (Williams-Sonoma, $48)

Cuisinart programmable digital temperature fork

Take the guesswork out of the perfect steak with this programmable digital thermometer/meat fork from Cuisinart. It delays the current actual temperature, but also lets you set the desired level (rare, medium-well, etc.). There’s also an alarm that sounds and flashes when your food has reached tasty perfection. The best part is, the fork itself can be removed and cleaned in the dishwasher! (Amazon, $20)

Cuisinart Programmable Digital Temperature Fork

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