High-Tech Gadgets To Spice Up Your Summer Grill

iDevices-iGrillminiAttention grill masters! Summer has officially arrived, and with it comes the time-honored tradition of backyard cookouts! If you’re hosting a barbecue this season, Mashable has compiled a list of cool tech gadgets that are guaranteed to make your cookout a lot easier, tastier, and more entertaining! Forget what you think you know about the grill, and take your summer cookout to the next level by welcoming these high-tech twists!

1. Recipes galore: Weber’s On the Grill App

With more than 250 recipes, this app features instructions and grill guides for sauces, marinades, veggies, poultry, seafood and even fruit. Before heading to the grocery store, you can create a list of necessary ingredients, which you can also share with your friends. On top of that, the app supplies a grill timer and how-to videos, some featuring celebrity chef and cookbook author Jamie Purviance.

This app is your virtual grilling companion.

Price: $4.99

2. Light it up: Looftlighter

Whitney Bond, chef and editor of food blog Little Leopard Book, says this Swedish invention is her go-to. “This electric firestarter is perfect for getting the grill fired up without using lighter fluid or gas, which can sometimes leave a chemical taste on your food. It’s safe, easy to use and includes a hook for hanging, which doubles as a bottle opener, perfect for cracking open a cold one while grilling your favorite meat.”

For impatient grillers, this gadget speeds up the cooking process in just a couple of minutes. And, as an eco-friendly option, the lighter eliminates carbon dioxide production, which we all know can be harmful for the environment.

Price: $60-70