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11 Ridiculous Pieces of Grilling Gear

Toss a little salt, pepper, and olive oil on some fresh veg or protein, slap it on the fire, and -- bam! -- dinner.
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by Ashlea Halperin

The best thing about grilling is its simplicity. Toss a little salt, pepper, and olive oil on some fresh veg or protein, slap it on the fire, and -- bam! -- dinner. But the fact that there is no easier (or arguably more delicious) way to entertain guests in summertime hasn't stopped marketers everywhere from trying to sell you grilling gear, gadgets, and gizmos you most definitely do not need. Here, a look at the 11 worst offenders -- we'll let the items speak for themselves.

Tactical Chef Apron
$29.99; thinkgeek.com
TGX Tactical BBQ Fork with Built-In Flashlight and Laser
$15.99; thinkgeek.com
The Golfer’s Grill Clubs
$39.95; hammacher.com
Cyclone Spiral Hot Dog Slicer
$4.99; quirky.com
Vacu Vin Extra Large Quick Skewer
$6.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Charcoal Companion Potato People
$19.93; brookstone.com
BBQ Rockin’ Fork
$19.99; perpetualkid.com
Burger Press Tastee-Rings
$9.99; asseenontv.com
Reel Roaster Hand-Cranked Marshmallow and Hot Dog Skewer
$17.99; vat19.com
The Condiment Gun
$14.99; thinkgeek.com
Grill Master Picture Frame

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