The Key to Grilling


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Barbeques, grilling and hot weather are among us. And really, there’s nothing better than spending the day outside with family, friends, delicious food and beverages. It’s easy to just sit back, take a load off and relax. Unless, that is, if you’re the cook …

The cook plays a key role in these fun-filled summer days. And to some, it may appear that the cook has a mild form of OCD due to constantly checking on the food on the grill. It’s safe to say that being in-charge of the grilling is a job is not for the faint of heart.

But lucky for you, a wise Otter once told me “The key to grilling is impatience.” I couldn’t agree more. This is why we decided to see what the world of technology has to offer as far as bbq. apps goes. We found a few that we think you’ll love. And the good thing is, these grilling apps will help mitigate the fear of a very well done piece of meat.

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  • Platform: iOS
  • Cost: $1.99
  • How it works: Simply choose the food item you will be grilling and the app will measure the thickness, let you know how long to grill the food and tell you the temperature you should grill it at. Plus, this app has a step-by-step guide if how to grill over 100 different foods. It’s simplicity at it’s finest.

 

 

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Platform: Android and iOS
Cost: $4.99
How it works: While a bit pricey, this highly rated app will prove it’s worth the moment you sit down to enjoy your perfectly prepared meal. This app features 280 classic Weber recipes and 40 recipes for rubs, marinades and sauces. Other great features include a grill timer, share-able grocery lists and recipes and helpful how-to videos.

 

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Platform: Android and iOS
Cost: Free
How it works: More than just your average weather app, AccuWeather has a list full of award-winning features that will help you pick the perfect time and place for grilling. With current conditions that update every 5 minutes, this app will make sure you don’t get caught in the rain on your grilling day.



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Emily McCormick

Emily McCormick

I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska — smack dab in the middle of the U.S.A. I moved to Fort Collins for school. It’s safe to say, six years later, I’ve decided to stay put for a while. When I’m not “working with the OtterBox creative team to produce compelling and creative content for various audiences and communication vehicles,” you can find me taking advantage of the Colorado landscape, eating all sorts of delicious cheeses, cruising around town on my bike, sharing conversation with friends and just letting my hair down — that is, as long as it’s all still there. I think culprit for my recent hair loss is my task-list … but that’s just a hunch.

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