Help with grill tools
I need to get some grill tools ordered for my father (like today) so I can have them shipped in time for Christmas. I was looking to stay within the $100 range or lower. He does want a case, and I would prefer to get him a set with handles that are somewhat easy to grip - with at least 16-18" long handles. He is only 71, but I would like for these tools to last so I need to factor in ease of use.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a specific set that would be great? I was looking at the Heritage Professional series at Brookstone and a few of the Cuisinart options.
Thanks in advance!
Cooks Illustrated recommends:
Oxo Good Grips 16-inch Locking Tongs
Tool Wizard Grill Brush
Charcoal Companion Mr. BBQ 4-in-1 Spatula
You might toss in some of these Fire Wire skewers, which are pretty neat for shish-kebab kinds of preparations.
jillfiredup: With respect, you might be disappointed w/ Brookstone and Cuisinart. I'd also shy away from the4-piece sets in the injection-molded cases. Many guys look at those sets like they do the Brookstone "tool kits"--not serious tools.
You might look here: http://toolwizard.com/store/index.cfm.... Maybe even call them and have them put a few items together for you. Buy an inexpensive canvas tool bag for what you buy. And if you want to be a star, make sure to get him one of the turning hooks (I call them pigtails) .