Bold Colors to Fancy Gadgets

The latest BBQ trends bring a new dimension to your backyard cooking

Napoleon Products
Napoleon Products

United States -( Barbecue season is quickly approaching, and Americans across the country are turning their thoughts to gathering in the backyard and grilling up their favorite foods over open flame.

But with the latest trends and accessories, you can make your barbecue so much more than just a cooking rack over a fire. Different cooking methods and styles release new flavors. Other trends make life easier and complement the backyard oasis where people escape from the daily grind.

“Barbecue accessories seem to be endless these days, but there are several that will truly make your grilling experience that much better,” says Steve Gauci, Director of Retail Operations at Napoleon Gourmet Grills. “Staying on top of these trends will help you experience foods in new ways with new flavors that will excite your taste buds, or may just make cooking outside that much easier and convenient for you.”

Here are some of the latest trends that will be popular in backyards across the United States this spring:

  • Charcoal tray. Just because you have a gas grill, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the flavors of classic charcoal cooking. Place a charcoal tray on the burner of your grill, fill it up and enjoy delicious, smoky flavors.
  • Get colorful. Stainless steel is giving way — a little bit — to colored porcelain lids. The porcelain doesn’t require as much cleaning and polishing as stainless — and the color can be selected to match your backyard décor.
  • Infrared grilling. Just like they do in a restaurant! The high heat of infrared grilling comes from 10,000 ports flaming a ceramic burner until it glows red. The result is a clean, consistent method of cooking that produces juicier, tastier steaks and burgers.
  • Smoker tube. Pick your choice of woodchips, soak them in water, put them in smoker tube and place it on one of your heat shields to enjoy beautiful smoked meats.
  • Shish kebab wheel. A handy attachment that fits right on to your existing rotisserie spit, the shish kebab wheel holds your skewers of meat and vegetable in place as it evenly cooks them over the consistent heat your grill.

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About the Napoleon Group of Companies:

It all began in 1976 when a small steel fabrication business launched by Wolfgang Schroeter started manufacturing steel railings in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. At that time, no one could imagine the incredible future that lay ahead for Wolf Steel Ltd. and eventually Napoleon Fireplaces and Napoleon Gourmet Grills. Since the first wood stove rolled off the production line more than 35 years ago, WolfSteel’s commitment was to be distinctive and successful in everything they do. Napoleon’s commitment to producing quality products combined with honest, reliable service has proven to be successful framework to ensuring the continued rapid growth of the company. Napoleon is an ISO9001 – 2008 registered company and now operates with 1.4 million square feet of manufacturing space and employs more than 1,000 associates. Napoleon is North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces (inserts and stoves), gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products and a complete line of Heating & Cooling equipment. Napoleon has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies, an annual distinction sponsored by CIBC World Markets, Deloitte, The National Post, Queen’s School of Business and CEO Forum.