Growing up my family cooked out often. My parents, brothers, Grandmother & Grandfather, Aunt, Uncle, and my Aunt & Uncle’s kids were always getting together for a holiday, birthday, celebration, or just because it was a nice day. One thing that always sticks out in my mind about those gatherings was my Gram always ate last – and not just because she was always making sure everyone had enough on their plates. She liked her burgers well-done – so well-done my Grandfather always teased her about eating charcoal – so hers took the longest to cook.
It wasn’t hard to tell her burger from the others, but over time people would request their burgers medium or well-done, with spices and sauces or without, or even a veggie or turkey burger versus beef. That can get a little confusing for whomever is tending the grill, especially if they’re also trying to talk to the other guests and tend other entrees like chicken and hot dogs.
A new product called Grill Charms – you may have seen them on Shark Tank – was designed specifically to deal with that issue. These little dime-sized stainless steel burger, chicken, and steak markers are inserted into what you’re going to grill before you throw them over the fire. They’re held in place by the serrated stem so you don’t have to worry about them flying off when you flip your food. They are labeled with letters like MW (medium-well) or R (rare), or have symbols on them like a pepper (for spicy) so you know just which item belongs to whom.
Grill charms retail for $19.95 per set of 6. Right now you can also get them from Amazon for as low as $15.12 (ship for free with Prime or Super Saver Shipping). They’d make a neat hostess gift if you’re attending a BBQ, a birthday present for someone who loves to grill, or for Father’s Day!