Fire Wire Flexible Grilling Skewers
Eric Rogell is the mastermind behind the outrageously popular online Guy Guide called The Bachelor Guy. We asked Eric for a great product recommendation, and he came out smokin' with this great grilling suggestion:
I have a new favorite grilling tool. And it's not one that got pitched to me by a PR flunky, sending me review samples and begging for a post. This one came as part of the swag given to us grilling students at Kingsford University in mid-November.
They're Fire Wire Flexible Grilling Skewers, and after putting them to the test that weekend, I'm genuinely hooked. Falling into the "Why Didn't Someone Think of This Sooner?" category, they're 15 1/2-inch lengths of stainless steel cable, with a skewer tip on one end for piercing whatever needs grilling, and a large loop on the other end to keep your kabob ingredients from falling off. The stainless stays cool to allow for turning and pulling off the grill without searing your hands, and the extra long length lets you pile on twice as much food as traditional wood skewers.
But the real advantage comes in the flexibility. Because the Fire Wire can be bent into any shape, you can marinate your skewers in a small bowl, prep dish, or better yet, right in a Ziplock bag. And if your grill is on the smaller side, or you're short on grate space, you can just coil your kabob into a tight area.
When the food's done, grab the tip and loop, lift off, and bring to the table. I also found, unlike with wood skewers, the food slides right off onto your plate. No tugging and tearing. Or worrying about "Special" Uncle Joe piercing his larynx trying to get that last piece of beef off the skewer.