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We’re getting well into September now and if you're anything like me, you're trying to milk these last sunny days before fall by grilling out and having a barbecue!
Here’s some of the tech you might want to make it that much better.
You’re not going to be able to cook anything unless you can fire up the grill! However, I’m sure you’ll agree that soaking a load of charcoal in lighter fluid and then tentatively bringing a match to it isn’t exactly fun.
Why not make it easier on yourself with the Looftlighter?
This is a handheld plug-in gadget which uses super-heated air to light wood, charcoal, and pretty much any other kind of fuel you might use. You need to find an outlet, but the lighter itself has a nine-foot chord for flexibility. The wand essentially blasts the super-heated air at one concentrated spot of the charcoal, and a built-in fan then spreads the embers over the rest of the barbecue. This ensures you won’t have any annoying mishaps which require re-lighting the fuel five times!
When I go to a barbecue, obviously I’m looking forward to those succulent, basted meats laid out on the grill. However, half the fun is chilling out before and after eating, catching up with good company and enjoying a cold drink.
When there’s a lot of people, keeping that many drinks cold can often be a challenge. When you run out of space in the fridge, you can cool down drinks as and when you like with a rapid beverage cooler.
Gadgets like the Cooper Cooler are rapidly growing in popularity, and I’m sure that soon they’ll be a standard for any barbecue or pool party. Simply fill it with ice and cold water, drop in your choice of beverage, and the cooler will start its rapid rotations to speed up the cooling.
Finally, a high-quality Bluetooth speaker. No barbecue would be quite right without a great soundtrack playing in the background. Whatever music you’re into, you’ll need a speaker with good sound quality and a high capacity for volume when you start getting later into the night. Bluetooth speakers are very popular now, and you could probably pick one up at your local store for fairly cheap. However, there’s a range of great options to choose from. Some speakers are completely waterproof, designed for extra bass presence, or built in a protective casing. You can read about a few of the best models at Speaker Digital. Whatever you choose, just make sure that the quality does your tunes justice, and a full charge is going to last long enough for your barbecue!
Whether you’re planning a barbecue tomorrow or next year, these pieces of tech will wow your guests! :)
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