Flameless Grill Smoker

Wait! Before you build that combination meat smoker/arcade/humidor addition onto your home, consider the Flameless Grill Smoker ($39) from Hammacher Shlemmer. This thing sits on top of your gas stove (or lap, but you won’t get smoked meat that way, just sweaty meat…also tasty, btw) as its eight s-shaped vents take in just the right amount of oxygen to create the necessary amount of smoke to slowly cook your grub. And we’re taking flavorful meat; not the kind you get from leaving a ham hock on top of a cigar ash-stained Mortal Kombat machine.

Pat LaFrieda’s Big App for Meat

Any weekend warrior can waddle to the supermarket, grab a steak, and slap it on a grill. But if you want your moniker among the elites in this BBQ-crazy nation, you need to really know your meat. Pat LaFrieda’s Big App for Meat ($6.99) has all the information you need about more than 200 cuts of beef, lamb, pork, veal, chicken, turkey and duck. You get tons of glorious pictures of meat, plus more than 50 minutes of video showing you professional butcher techniques. Will passersby be alarmed when they see you checking out the 360-degree rotating meat cuts on your mobile device? Yeah, probably. But they’ll never know the true beauty of a skirt steak viewed at a 57-degree angle, will they?