Grilling for dummies

Grill Charms are a simple and easy way to differentiate between the rare steak for dad and the well-done steak for finicky uncle Al.

Thursday Bram
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Grill Charms take the guesswork out of doneness. Grill Charms

I like my steak medium rare, but my husband doesn't want one bit of pink in his. I like my barbecue sauce on the mild side, while he likes his super spicy. I don't have any allergies to worry about, but there's a whole list of foods that can't touch his. In the hustle and bustle of making dinner, however, how the heck can I tell the difference between his food and mine?

Grill Charms are a surprisingly simple solution. Before you even start cooking, you can stick a Grill Charm in a particular piece of meat to make it clear who gets what. Grill Charm offers several different sets, which indicate either spiciness or how well cooked a piece of meat is. The charms are made from stainless steel, so food cooks evenly around them. They're also serrated, which means they'll stay put through grilling, flipping, and moving.

The charms are priced at $19.95 for a set of six, or $4.00 for an individual charm. For me, a set suffices, but if you're grilling for more than six people, you might need a couple extra.