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Best BBQ equipment for tech fans

If you want to show off your tech prowess when you grill, here are some gadgets that will prove that you really know your stuff when it comes to hosting the perfect BBQ.
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Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
1 of 10 Weber

Weber iGrill 2 Thermometer - $94

The Weber thermometer uses the iGrill app to track when your food is done. You can set custom alerts or use one of the pre-set alerts to let you know when your food is ready. The app can monitor up to four probes.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
2 of 10 Lynx grills

Lynx Smartgrill - $8,179

With halogen lights, three-speed rotisserie motor, and a 16,000 infrared burner, this Lynx SmartGrill seems to have all the knobs and whistles the serious BBQ fan needs. It is voice activated or controlled by an iOS or Android app and comes with Wi-Fi, 64GB of storage, and a 1.5GHz processor to remember all of those perfect grill recipes.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
3 of 10 Grillbot

Grillbot - $90

Grillbot gives you hands-free BBQ grill cleaning. Place it on the grill as it is cooling, choose how long you want the cycle to be, and press the button to start the hands-free cleaning cycle.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
4 of 10 Rib-o-lator

Rib-o-lator - $99.95

The Rib-o-lator connects to your existing rotisserie rod to turn it into four rotisserie tray grills that will cook a huge amount of food. The trays rotate around the rod, which keeps the food level as it cooks. You do need your own rotisserie fixing, rod, and motor.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
5 of 10 Looftlighter

Looftlighter - $80

The Looftlighter lights your charcoal grill in around 60 seconds. It uses super heated air that ignites charcoal more quickly without using any lighting fluid or chemicals.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
6 of 10 BBQ Dragon

BBQ Dragon Charcoal Starter - $37.99

The BBQ Dragon can start charcoal fires in under 10 minutes. It blows low velocity cool air on to the fire. Clip it to the grill and let it do its work. It is battery powered -- no messing about with cords -- and it is rechargeable.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
7 of 10 SmartChef

SmartChef Gas Grill - $800

The mobile app for the SmartChef grill lets you control your cooking setting from your smartphone and receive alerts when the food is ready to flip or done.

The integrated temperature probe tells you the status of your meat. Utilize the recipe library to grill your perfect joint.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
8 of 10 ThermoPro

ThermoPro digital food thermometer - $56.99

The ThermoPro wireless remote meat thermometer with dual probe will monitor the temperature of your food up to 300 feet away. Its preset temperature gauges will ensure that meat is done to your taste.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
9 of 10 Total Survival

Total Survival portable solar oven - $280

Cook food in the Total Survival solar tube retaining heat and moisture as the food cooks. The sun heats the tube up to 350 degrees and keeps the food away from wind chills. The parabolic reflectors direct the maximum heat power onto the tube.

Best BBQ equipment for tech gurus ZDNet Eileen Brown
10 of 10 Isuda

Isuda BBQ branding iron - $16.99

Brand any meat that you cook on your BBQ with your own personal meat-branding iron from Isuda.

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