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Grilling gadgets for Memorial Day

Posted: 7:37 AM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 09:37:52-04

If you’re planning to grill out for Memorial Day weekend, there are some gadgets that could make things easier.

Avoid overcooking your food with the Meater. 

It’s a $69 wireless smart thermometer that uses a phone app to let you customize meat type and temperature, and sensors in the probe track cooking progress.

"And it will tell you when you get back over there and take it off the grill and will give you a live readout of what the temperature internally is and what the external temperature is right beside it," said CNET’s Dan Ackerman. 

Once your food is hot enough, you want to make sure your drinks are cold enough.

The Cooper Cooler can chill beverages in minutes.

"I’ve seen it chill things in just a minute or two where putting in freezer or putting in a bowl of ice take much, much longer," said Ackerman.

Once it’s cold, the OtterBox Venture Coolers can keep it that way for up to 10 days.

Prices start at nearly $300, but the company says they’re indestructible and are guaranteed bear-proof by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. 

Keep the party going with JBL Link waterproof speaker with Google Assistant built-in.

"You can give it voice commands so if your hands are busy. If you’re on the grill, you can just call out the music you want to hear or use it as a speakerphone," said Ackerman.

If technology can’t save you, Long Horn Steakhouse will have a grill hotline open on Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern.

Call 1-855-LH-GRILL for tips.

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