Dads are notoriously hard to shop for whenever Father’s Day rolls around. If they want something, they usually research it and buy it for themselves. Yet if you ask them for gift ideas, they draw a blank. No wonder we resort to novelty socks that take up space at the back of his dresser drawer every year.
If there’s one thing every cottage dad loves, it’s manning the grill. So surprise him with a gift he’ll actually use this year with one of these innovative grilling tools from our friends at Proud Grill.
Q-Swiper Grill Cleaner
The Q-Swiper is an indispensable cottage tool, assuming you prefer to taste your food rather than last night’s dinner. It combines a stainless-steel scraper with a bristle-free grill brush and disposable Q-Swiper Cleaning Wipes for the easiest way to keep your cooking surface pristine. Not only does it keep your grill free of dangerous dislodged bristles and grease flare-ups, but it also makes your food tastier and healthier by removing bacteria buildup and deterring pests. And of course, your food will taste better when you’re not cooking it in the greasy, charred leftovers of last night’s rib-eyes. The Q-Swiper is available at Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Rona, Lowe’s, Réno-Dépôt, and Amazon. Learn more.
Q-Swiper Grill Cleaning Cloth
Your barbecue is so much more than another appliance. It’s not tucked away in a laundry room, hidden in the basement, or concealed beneath your kitchen counters. It sits centre stage on your deck, which is prime cottage real estate during the summer months. To keep it from becoming a dingy eyesore, show its exterior some TLC with the reusable and natural Q-Swiper Grill Cleaning Cloth. The durable, absorbent cloths are made from compostable natural fibres, and they’re designed to remove dirt and grime from all grill surfaces, from stainless steel and metal to plastic and glass. And since they’re dishwasher safe and can be used more than 200 times, your grill will have the shine it deserves all summer long. Once they’re no longer usable, just place the biodegradable cloth in your compost. Find the Q-Swiper Grill Cleaning Cloth at Home Depot, Rona, Lowe’s, and Amazon. Learn more.
UltraVersatile Grill Basket
If we had our way, we’d cook every single meal on the grill. And the UltraVersatile Grill Basket from Proud Grill gets us one step closer to that dream. Its 12″ by 7.5″ cooking surface makes it easy to customize your grilling experience with two dividers that you can arrange however you like to separate your food and apply different levels of heat. Plus it has a removable handle that fits on all four sides, letting you arrange it vertically or horizontally in most grills. And since it’s dishwasher safe, you’ll have one less thing cluttering your cottage sink when you have guests to entertain. Get the UltraVersatile Grill Basket at Rona, Lowe’s, Réno-Dépôt and Amazon. Learn more.
Slide & Serve BBQ Skewers
Shish-Kabobs sound like a lot of fun—that is, until they spin on your grill, drop shrimp into the flames causing flare-ups, and fling chunks of onion over the railing when you’re struggling to dislodge them from their charred skewer. Proud Grill’s Slide & Serve BBQ Skewers are an easier and better way to grill veggies and shrimp because they solve every one of those problems with a unique, stylish design that can be easily loaded up in any configuration you like. Not only do they prevent “skewer spin” when you’re grilling them, leading to more even cooking, but they’re simple to turn with tongs. And most importantly, you can place them right on a plate and slide off your steak cubes without a messy struggle. Available at Amazon. Learn more.
Connect it BBQ Tool Set
Our cottage kitchen utensil drawers are already cluttered enough, so we’re fans of anything that can simplify our utensil collection. The Connect it BBQ Tool Set uses a simple and easy approach with an innovative, magnetic-handle design to join the stainless-steel spatula and fork to also make tongs and a server. That way, you have just two tools for four uses, and they nest underneath each other for space-saving storage. And since you can magnetically hang them from the side of your metal barbecue, you’ll never have to run around looking for your tongs when it’s time to flip the steak. Available at Amazon. Learn more.
Learn more about simplifying your grilling experience at the Proud Grill Company website, or shop here.