I've tested a lot of grilling tools over the past three years, but this year proved to be the most frustrating round of testing I've gone through to date. Thanks to shifting editorial priorities a inter-provincial move and a month spent living in Los Angeles, I got off to a late start on rebuilding this guide into its current form. More frustrating still, once I had all of the equipment on hand, I ended up having to wait for close to two weeks to test any of the hardware due to a long string of severe weather warnings and heavy rain in my area. In the end, I ended up driving two hours away from home to test the hardware in Banff National Park--and even there I got caught out in a hail storm (just look at how moody the sky is in the above photo,) as I was trying to test this year's crop of promising outdoor cooking gear.
Long story short: if you're in the market for some new tools to make your backyard, camping or tailgate cook-outs easier and more enjoyable, I've got you covered. Stop by The Sweethome and fill your boots.