Grillmaster Level: Expert

Jennifer Polanz
High-Tech Wood Fire Grilling

Traeger Grills just introduced three new grills that have been redesigned and come equipped with WiFIRE Technology and the D2 Direct Drive. WiFIRE allows the customer to change the temperature, monitor food temps and just generally take control of the grill from the Traeger app. The D2 Direct Drive is a drivetrain that provides ultra-fast startups and more precise cooking temps. The new grills are the Pro Series of Pro 575 (pictured) and 780, the Ironwood Series (the 650 and 885) and the Timberline Series (the 850 and 1300). www.traegergrills.com

Taking Tailgate Up a Notch

The folks who converted an oil drum into a barbecue grill have taken it one step further. Shown at this year’s National Hardware Show in May, BarrelQ has NFL-licensed grills in three options: the Big, Small and Smoker. BarrelQ is one of two brands owned by United Barrel Grills out of Holland, which distributes to retailers in 35 countries. unitedbarrelgrills.com


Smoke ’Em if You Got ’Em

In this case, we’re talking about the meat and veggies. Kamado Joe, which produces ceramic grills, launched two new options in March: the Classic III and Big Joe III. The III series of grills are the first to feature the company’s hyperbolic smoke chamber, which it calls the SlōRoller. According to the company, the chamber was developed by a team of Harvard researchers and is designed to maximize smoke flavor and heat distribution by “changing the internal pressure to create optimal cyclonic airflow inside the grill.” kamadojoe.com

Be Your Own Pizza Guy/Gal

No need to order pizza when you can bake it on Ooni’s new Ooni Koda (pictured) portable, gas-powered pizza oven. This stylish addition to the outdoors has an instant gas ignition that gets the temperature beyond 932F in a matter of minutes, allowing your customers to grill a Neapolitan-style pizza in 60 seconds. Ooni also has the Uuni 3 for 12-in. pizzas and the Ooni Pro for 16-in. pizzas, along with accessories and a cast iron cookware series. ooni.com GP