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Talking Spatula Flips Burgers — Hilarity Ensues

Flipping Funny Talking BBQ Spatula by Charcoal Companion

Comedy and hamburgers just go together. Wait. No they don’t. Burgers are serious business. Just ask Wimpy and his perpetual need to pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today (assuming it is not actually Tuesday, of course). When it is burger time, it is burger time; no fooling around.

Unless, of course, you have the Flipping Funny Talking BBQ Spatula by Charcoal Companion. The silly contraption is designed to add a little whimsy at the grill and wise-cracks “9 hilarious phrases” at the press of a button. Looking as much like Drew Carey as a spatula possibly could, the novelty grill accessory is sure to be a hit at the next cookout — if not because of the hilarity, then because it is serving up burgers. Wimpy would be impressed.

Popeye Wimpy Costume
Wimpy Costume

May 7, 2015   No Comments

Rack Up Some S’mores On The Grill

Charcoal Companion SS Smores Roasting Rack CC3112

Grilling isn’t just for chicken and hamburgers anymore. Nowadays, there are plenty of grill accessories to help grillers take their cooking to the next level. Sometimes literally.

The Charcoal Companion Smores Roasting Rack is an all-in-one s’more helper that toasts marshmallows, warms graham crackers and melts chocolate. The skewers hold the marshmallows in place while the warming platform takes care of the gooey chocolate.

Considering that grilling burgers, steak, chicken and fish is still the first thing that people think to cook when firing up the grill, chances are, s’mores can take a back seat while the entrees cook. Since fishmallows, chickocolate and burger crackers are rarely on the menu, raising the cooking surface for the sweets seems like a fine idea.

April 24, 2014   No Comments

Dial-A-Meat Does House Calls

Charcoal Companion CC5103 Dial-A-Meat Markers Set

Every grill has one: a master; the person who steps up and takes charge of the grill. Usually this arrangement works out well for everybody. (Until they get all pushy about it.) Food goes on to the grill and then comes off in a steady, efficient procession. But as the steaks and burgers stack up, how is one to tell which are well-done and which are medium?

This eternal question finally has an answer. The Charcoal Companion CC5103 Dial-A-Meat Markers Set consists of metal tabs that announce the doneness of the meat. With five choices–rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, well–the little grill accessories keep track of what is what without having to ask the grill master, who really can’t be bothered right now, thankyouverymuch.

June 27, 2011   No Comments

Grill Basket Herb Grilling Grid Gets It

Charcoal Companion Nonstick Herb Grilling Grid

Grill baskets come in all shapes and sizes, designed for everything from fish to burgers. While some of these contraptions are not necessary or even particularly useful, others offer are actually quite convenient. Sometimes, they even enhance the grilling experience.

Designed as a quick and easy way to add depth of flavor to food on the grill, the Charcoal Companion Nonstick Herb Grilling Grid is a grill basket like no other. Measuring 18-inches across and 12-inches deep, the hinged mesh screens clasp shut, securely keeping fresh herbs in place as they infuse your meal with flavor.

July 26, 2010   No Comments