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Stop N’ Go Tongs Prevent Cooking Cross Contamination

Grill Friends Stop And Go Tongs Keep You Safe!


Making sure that you do not mix raw food with your cooked food is so important. Elizabeth Karmel, the creator of Grill Friends is very serious about safety and she took a great idea and made it better. Karmel has been giving this tong tip out in classes, on television and on her website and now, you can own your own pair of custom-made Stop-and-Go tongs without the duct tape. The different colors help you to remember which pair of tongs were used for raw food, like chicken, and which are safe to use for the cooked food.  Karmel used the international colors of RED (STOP) and GREEN (GO) to make it easy on home cooks (and restaurant chefs) to remember which tongs to use while cooking and which tongs to use once the food is done.

The Grill Friends Super Silicone Stop-and-Go Tongs are now only $15.99 and in limited supply!  The 12-inch professional strength stainless-steel tongs have been in the works for years. Grill Friends Stop N’ Go Tongs silicone tips have a beveled edge to make it easier to get under the food and the extra-long silicone cushions on the sided make them comfortable for every hand. Besides working hard at the grill, these tongs are perfect for indoor cooking and the heat resistant silicone tips are safe for all non-stick surfaces.

If you cannot remember which color goes with which Karmel de-bossed the words raw and cooked on the appropriate tongs. When you put the food on the grill, use RED, when you go out to take it off, serve or slice it, use GREEN.

Ten BBQ Stocking Stuffers under $10

Nothing like a good top 10 list to help make up your mind for that secret Santa gift or stocking stuffer. When it comes to BBQ, there is plenty here are a list of ten items from BBQ Pro Shop that will bring the holiday cheer!

#10 – Stainless Steel Odor Remover – $6.99 – Whether you are squeezing garlic, seasoning up some fish or rubbing ribs without latex gloves, your hands are going to smell and that is no way to hit the holiday party scene. Just rub this over your hands and the smell goes away.

#9 – Grill Friends Super Silicone Multi-Use Tongs – $9.49 – This one is just an indispensable item in your BBQ arsenal and these Multi-Use Tongs are made from professional strength stainless-steel and black heat-resistant silicone. They work on the grill or serving, they are a must own!

#8 – Multi Purpose Mini Measure – $2.49 – This is just one of the most versatile things for the kitchen, measure up your salt, cayenne pepper, vanilla extract, hot sauce, bourbon, vinegar, olive oil, milk, honey, and your favorite spirits. Each one is calibrated so it measures exactly every time.

#7 – Grill Friends Super Silicone Angled BBQ Brush – $8.75 – Mop, baste or brush. With  silicone bristles that will not melt or fall into the sauce, that old wooden brush is obsolete. The angle makes it comfortable to use and the long handle allows you to keep your hands away from the heat. Oh, did we mention it is dishwasher safe!?

#6 – Glow in the Dark Instant-Read Thermometer – $5.99 – Yeah, we know, everyone has an instant read thermometer, not true! This one makes it easy, with a listing of the temperatures on the sheath and a glow in the dark face that makes checking your chicken in the dark a breeze. Functional and cool!

#5 – Sarah’s Sea Salt Mediterranean Salt – $5,49 – This is the go to seasoning, awesome on chicken, delicious on beef, you cannot go wrong with this one in the spice cabinet. Finish you vegetables with a pinch and people will thank you time and time again.

#4 – Plowboys BBQ The Jerk – $6.49 – Something different from Plowboys BBQ,  The Jerk  is a tropical vacation right in your stocking!  “Enjoy the taste of Jamaica without all the heat.” That refers to the heat in tropical Jamaica, not in the rub,  brings some sweet heat, but an incredible balance of flavor.

#3 –The Rub Co. – Barbecue – $6.99 – All of the The Rub Co. rubs are really special, but this one is a middle of the road all purpose BBQ rub that is just special. If you like it with a little heat, try the Competition rub,  or if you are on the West Coast, Santa Maria brings it too!

#2 – D-Dog’s BBQ Apple Rub – $6.49 – D-D0gs really changes the way we feel about sweet rubs. The original is just awesome and the Peach or Maple are something you probably wouldn’t buy for yourself, but will be amazed when you try it. Some special BBQ rubs, for that special someone.

#1 – Head’s Red BBQ Sauce – $5.99 – A great price for a great sauce! We love Heads Red BBQ Sauce and it is sweet the way that BBQ Sauce is supposed to be sweet. Winner of the 2010 Award of Excellence from NBBQ, specially priced just for you!

So there you go, 10 items that are sure to be a hit and be that little something that pushes your holidays over the edge. Happy Grilling!

Celebrity Grill Show Podcast App

Celebrity Grill Show: Podcast App!

Celebrity Grill Show Podcast App

Celebrity Grill Podcast App Provides Instant Grilling Information

Owning BBQ Pro Shop has it’s advantages and one of them is sampling tools and spices that help us stay ahead of the game and remain on the cutting edge in BBQ. Yes, I just said “cutting edge” because the Apple “iRevolution” has changed the way we will grill and BBQ forever. JM, host of the World Famous The Celebrity Grill Show is taking his game to another level with an iPhone app that instantly allows you to stay connected.

We absolutely love listening to their podcasts and Gretchen and I have been featured on two of them, CGP #28: “Roundtable – Ceramic Cookers” and CGP #17: “Roundtable – Burgers” so we are big supporters of the show and the medium. The app provides instant access to new Podcasts. No need to download and sync to get access to the latest show. You can stay in touch with JM via Twitter, Facebook, Web Site or email. It also provides support if you should run into issues while on the run. You can star your favorite episodes as well.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and want easy access to the latest in grilling tips and tricks, then this is the App for you! Click Here to learn more and download the app on iTunes. It costs $1.99, supports a great show and keeps you on the cutting edge of all things grilling.

Please follow JM on Twitter or check out his Facebook page.  He is always giving away great prizes and of course, always grilling!

Cheesy Squealer Burgers Recipe – Big Butz BBQ – “Deep In The Sauce” Episode 7

Big Butz BBQ Sauce & Yah Butz in the Woods, presents us with Episode 7, “The Wild Grill”. First, a docudrama as he follows the hunting habits of a wild grill. Then Learn to tame a wild grill and make some Cheesy Squealer Burgers. Think burgers and think inside out bacon cheeseburgers.  Need a use for your KitchenAid grinder? Big Butz has got a great burger to try right here. Be entertained and watch him while he walks you through the process of creating these delightful Cheesy Squealer Burgers.

BBQ Pro Shop sells all flavors of Big Butz BBQ Sauces, try them today! Click Here to see them all!

“Deep in the Sauce” is the brain child of Big Butz BBQ Sauce & Yah Butz in the Woods, where he discusses many things but mainly BBQ recipes, cooking, product testing, and Homebrewing/winemaking. Visit his site to learn more http://BigButzBBQSauce.net

For The Love of BBQ: TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters

BBQ Pitmasters on TLC

BBQ Pitmasters Judges Myron Mixon, Warren Sap and Art Smith with Host Kevin Roberts

I will readily admit that when I heard of the drastic format change and watched the first episode of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters, I was less than thrilled. I loved the format of the old show and the opportunity to see how the BBQ Competitions ran from the inside. I was anxious to see who we were going to follow this year. So after following all the build up on the BBQ Central Radio Show I was pretty skeptical of the new format. I felt that I had to watch at least two episode before making a decision.

So after watching episode two tonight, and accepting the fact that the old BBQ Pitmaster’s formula was probably just too damn expensive for TLC to justify a second season.  I realize that if we didn’t get this format, we probably wouldn’t have anything at all. The four team enter, one team wins format of the new TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters is a compelling version of the competition cooking show. After seeing Marlando “Moe” Cason and Melissa Cookston come out on top, I am gaining a respect for the “Pitmaster” that goes beyond competition BBQ.

So I am digging the thought of seeing the show winners compete for the $100,000 prize. The heart and the flexibility of the Pitmasters is just awesome to watch. They can grill, make sides and most important, work the smoker like the BBQ pros that they are. Best part is that they do it on the fly, and can do it with style. These are the best of the best, masters of the BBQ and grill for that matter. They bring it or they go home.

The judges are perfect, Art Smith keeps the crew in line. He knows his food and with the challenges, he keeps it real and adds that expert opinion. Warren Sapp is a great personality, confident and humble, the man just likes to eat and BBQ is a common man’s food. Then there is Myron Mixon, pro on the BBQ circuit, the man simply knows good BBQ. For all the grief Myron gave BBQ judges last year, he walks the walk and the judging panel is solid. Kevin Roberts is the host and that is about as far as he takes it.

Check out their site here, tons of recipes and grilling tips. TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters