Byline: Anna Wolfe
May was National Barbecue Month. In case you missed the opportunity to advertise grilling tools, accessories along with sauces and spice rubs, fear not. We’ve a few more months of summer (hopefully) then soccer and season that is tailgating. According to a recent Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) survey, almost 90 percent of people are planning on enjoying best grills under 500 food in their very own yard throughout the warmer months.
An outdoor barbecue is an easy and affordable way to gather family and friends as people entertain more at home. And of course, it’s a great way to cook a quick, healthy supper.
Even year that is last when most consumers were pinching pennies, shipments of grills and smokers topped 15 million. Now, a walloping 82 percent of North American households own a grill and/or a smoker. So, it’s not surprising that grilling is not just for summer anymore. Even in the coldest of climes, when dining al fresco is not an option, grilling is a year-round way to prepare food in a fast, flavorful and efficient manner. (The easy cleanup and the absence of that cooked fish smell that lingers on for days are two major pluses for me.) Fifty-six percent of grill owners use their grills year-round, according to the HPBA. What this means to your line that is bottom’s a lot of opportunity to market grilling tools, add-ons, spices and sauces, cookbooks, and cooking classes year-round.
Check out new products that caught our eye:
Picnic Time’s X-Grill
Lots of businesses have actually introduced portable grills this year. This one combines sleek design with portability. Picnic Time’s X-Grill is a folding, portable charcoal BBQ grill. Compact and simple to gather, the X-Grill provides a surface that is grilling of square inches. The X-Grill includes one electroplated iron barbecue grill, one chrome-plated tri-fold cooking grate that steps 18.5 ins by 11 ins and one charcoal grate. All store conveniently within the grill that is folded. A durable 600 denier polyester carrying tote is included. Suggested shopping is $49.95. For more information, contact Picnic Time at 805-529-7400 or visit www.picnictime.com
Fire Wire Urban Accents Marinating Kit
Cross-promotional opportunities abound between difficult products and specialty meals businesses. The grilling area is not any exclusion. Even you can showcase tools, sauces, spices, and serveware together to create a compelling display.. if you don’t sell grills,. This product would be an appropriate addition. Fire Wire [R] and Urban Accents[R], the specialty that is chicago-based company known for its spice blends, have teamed up to introduce the Fire Wire[R] Skewer Marinating Kit. This kit includes all-natural seasonings and a marinating bag that is heavy-duty. To marinate, just add the seasoning packet, 4 teaspoons of essential olive oil or over to 2 pounds of meat and veggies on Fire Wire[R] into the marinating bag that is heavy-duty. Shake to distribute and allow to sit for 20 minutes before grilling. Suggested retail price is $4.99. Needless to say, the spices are perfect to use with Fire Wire, the stainless steel, flexible skewers that won the 2009 Gourmet Golds Award at the Gourmet Housewares Show. They have a suggested price that is retail of14.95 for two. For more information, contact 620-229-9800 or see www.firewiregrilling.com
Lodge Production Panini Press
A grill pan and Panini press are great improvements to any kitchen – even for grilling die-hards who grill year-round. Lodge production introduced its Panini Press back during the Overseas Home + Housewares Show in March. Combine it with a Lodge Grill Pan – either through the Lodge Color, Porcelain Enamel on Cast Iron line of cookware, or the Lodge Logic, the business’s pre-seasoned line – to make an ideal cheese sandwich that is grilled. The Lodge Color grill pan has a suggested retail price of $69.95, plus $32.95 for the Panini Press. Both pieces can be purchased in four colors that are gradated Island Spice (red), Cafe (brown), Caribbean (blue) and Emerald (green). Lodge Logic Grill Pan has a suggested retail of $30.95 plus the Panini Press has a suggested shopping of $26.50. For more information, contact 423-837-7181 or visit www.lodgemfg.com
BODUM FYRKAT Charcoal Picnic Grill
Keep it to BODUM to combine function and design to produce striking grilling accessories. Take one of BODUM USA’s newest items – the FYRKAT Charcoal Picnic Grill – which features a shape that is streamlined easy portability. Its 13.4-inch diameter is perfect for grilling whole fish, or whatever your stomach desires. Made of enamel-coated steel with chrome-plated steel legs and a heat-resistant silicone handle, the FYRKAT Grill is available in Green, Orange, Blue, Yellow, White and Ebony. Suggested price that is retail $49.95.
Made from metal with heat-resistant, colored silicone handles, the FYRKAT Grill Tools will be the crucial utensils for any grill master. Designed to perfectly complement the FYRKAT Charcoal Picnic Grill, the tools include tongs, a grill fork, a turner, a basting brush and a grill brush. Available colors include Black, Green, White, Orange, Blue and Yellow. Recommended retail price is $19.95 each.
BODUM’s BISTRO Sauce Pot features a borosilicate glass container by which users can make and store BBQ sauces, marinades and glazes. A silicone basting brush is incorporated to the cooking pot’s fitted lid, enabling users to neatly access the sauce combination and directly brush the finish onto meats or vegetables before or during grilling. Ideal for that recipe that is top-secret. Available in the same coordinating colors as the FYRKAT Grill. Suggested price that is retail $19.95. To find out more, contact BODUM U.S.A. at 877-992-6386 or see www.bodumusa.com
Chef’n Grill’n Collection
Seattle-based Chef’n Corporation is a different one of those innovative design-meets-function companies that has a new range of grilling tools. The Chef’n Grill’n Collection features barbecue that is high-quality infused with a Chef’n twist. Stainless steel working ends, elongated wood handles and silicone hanging loops provide added functionality and provide the tools a sleek, appealing appearance.
Chef’n introduces the Grill’n Barbecue Branch Skewer. Designed to hold twice the quantity of food as a regular skewer, the Branch Skewer is perfect for cooking kebabs, sausages, vegetables and more. Simply lay the Branch Skewer flat on the grill and rotate using the handle that is elongated evenly cook foods. Maybe not appropriate usage over an open campfire. Hand-wash recommended. Suggested retail price is $11.99.
Grill’n Barbecue Grinder, Grill’n Barbecue Tongs and Grill’n Barbecue Sifter are also available. To learn more, contact Chef’n at 206-470-4008 or visit www.chefn.com
Why is Grilling Hot?
Based on HPBA’s 2010 National Barbecue Month poll, Americans say the utmost effective pay-offs of grilling vs. eating down or meals that are oven-cooked:
More flavorful food percent that is(81
Cheap in comparison to eating out (76 %)
Easier cleanup (67 per cent)
Healthier (64 per cent)
Less cooking time (53 percent)
Source: Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association
Research: Most Americans Grill it Up With Sauces
Flavor choices and grilling styles are as diverse as Americans themselves, according to HPBA’s 2010 National Barbecue poll month. The nationwide poll shows America’s grilling profile and consumer taste preferences:
65 % of People in america prefer to “dress it up” with a sauce, marinade or seasoning, while 21 percent prefer grilled food au naturel
42 % of men prefer a spicy sauce on the meats that are grilled 31 % of women
They are “all about the meat” or “all natural” (24 percent), followed by “spicy or saucy” (19 percent), adventurous (16 percent) and timid (6 percent when it comes to grill-side manner, 29 percent of adults report that)
66 % of customers report they use ketchup frequently, with mustard trailing behind with 62 % associated with the votes
66 percent want cheese on their grilled meats
74 % of Us americans add lettuce, onion and/or tomato
80 % of women lean toward the vegetables more than men (68 percent)
70 % of grownups state they all are concerning the buns, and prefer a traditional bun to complete their grilled sandwiches
Source: Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association