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I NEED SOME HELP FROM MY BROTHERS

Ok, so I am getting F*$@#&G Pissed off with the cheap a$$ bbq tools I have now. SWMBO has instructed me that I am allowed to buy a good set. Fortunately for me quality is more important than price, so please my brothers, help me. I want to buy now, not tomorrow, not in 6 hours, NOW! I have done my due diligence already and come to a partial decision. Now I leave it up to those who share common interest, you, my egghead brethren. What is the best high quality heavy duty "slap yo mamma" bbq tool set?

I can't seem to find the set that is too heavy for a woman to use, and has a good case (or not) to keep them in. I just want the best, not some wal-mart special. Not sure why I cannot find it on my own, but I know I have a good support group here.

So, what do y'all use? What is the go to set? Let me have it, I need some help.


Thank you in advance.


-KCCO-



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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,285
    What part of Michigan are you in? There is a great Chef's supply in Windsor ON right across from Detroit. It's called Williams chef supply and you can get any tool you would find in a restaurant. If you go there be sure to keep your receipts and you can collect the tax back on your way out.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,522

    I will recommend making a trip to the nearest Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table store. Very high class and quality stuff that you will never break. You can order them online as well.

     

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  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 274
    I got the Williams Sonoma set as a wedding present and they are high quality. They come with a pretty nice case too. You get the spatula, tongs, meat fork and basking brush. 

    My wife has a hard time picking them up.
    :))
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  • TonyATonyA Posts: 564
    +1 Williams Sonoma.  I've been using theirs for the last 6 or 7 years.  If you can, forgo the stupid box; it will eventually fall apart.  

    I also wouldn't pay up for the grill scraper, or if you do .. buy a whole bunch of the extra pads now.
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  • TonyATonyA Posts: 564
    I'm also a big fan of the insulated rubber gloves.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,153
    I've always understood that Lamson makes good stuff. Made in USA too. I've never seen it in person though. And you will probably have to order it... as opposed to NOW. :)

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,017
    I buy professional chef stuff - not pretty, but heavy duty and it works. Sam's club, Costco carry it.
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    What part of Michigan are you in? There is a great Chef's supply in Windsor ON right across from Detroit. It's called Williams chef supply and you can get any tool you would find in a restaurant. If you go there be sure to keep your receipts and you can collect the tax back on your way out.
    I live in Shelby Township, 48317, so metro detroit.



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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    tamu2009 said:
    I got the Williams Sonoma set as a wedding present and they are high quality. They come with a pretty nice case too. You get the spatula, tongs, meat fork and basking brush. 

    My wife has a hard time picking them up.
    :))
    I forgot to mention that the wife will need to pick them up to clean them. However i'm sure she can get her friend to help her :)



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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,017
    You gotta put up with the ugly white polypropylene handle, but restaurant equipment is the way to go....


    http://www.samsclub.com/sams/flexible-turners-combo-2-pk/132722.ip?navAction=push

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,285
    You should check Williams out. They are on a backstreet right off Hwy 3 that the bridge puts you out on. I believe you turn at a Holiday Inn on the right hand side about 4 or 5 lights from the bridge.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    I don't do Canada so well.



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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,153
    I don't do Canada so well.
    Wait, you mean they're ALL like Steven?!
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    I don't do Canada so well.
    Wait, you mean they're ALL like Steven?!
    LMAO, not sure about all of them, but I do not like canada, and canada tells me I cannot go there lol....



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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,731
    I use a weber set.. Works great
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,150
    I got some berghoff for father's day. Forged, great quality.
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  • From my trip recently, I can tell you all Canadians are not like Steven.  Some are taller than 5'2".     

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,150

    From my trip recently, I can tell you all Canadians are not like Steven.  Some are taller than 5'2".     

    That's because they have lifts in their Sorels.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,227
    You may want to figure out what you would really use and buy those pieces-kinda like knives-I use heavy duty tongs and a spatula-beyond that I must be a Neanderthal as I don't find any use for the remainder of what constitutes a set.  And case,,,they are not guitars :)
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  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 224
    edited June 2013
    I usually find these or similar at local gun or craft shows, forged from old railroad spikes. They can generally make anything you can think of, within reason, even if not seen here. http://shop.ponderosaforge.com/Gift-Items_c13.htm
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  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 224
    Actually, I don't know if this particular maker uses railroad spikes...just a quick Google search..
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,777
    edited June 2013
    What do you use the most? My main tool is a set of tongs. Bought from Target 7 years ago for $10 - pretty heavy duty, with nice looking wood handles. I don't put them in the dishwasher, so the handles still look great. For me, a good set of tongs must not flex at the ends (part that grabs the food) when squeezed closed, so that the food won't slip out. I have a second set which I bought at Restaurant Depot 3 years ago, and like them because they are long. To clean the grid, I use a Weber cleaning thingy that looks like a triangle at the end of it. I keep all of my bbq gizmos and tools in a larger toolbox dedicated for those items (maverick, thermo, batteries, frogmat, gloves, etc).

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,267
    I would not buy a set. Several items I just will not use. WS is good and so is a chef store.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    I use a long spatula and a good set of tongs. Never use the fork or anything else from a set. A set of Bear Claws, meant for pulling pork, are great for lifting roasts off the Egg.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,522
    edited June 2013

    I know I suggested WS and SLT.

    Having said that, for a real bargain check Academy sports and their BBQ section certainly merrits a vist. They have heavy duty tongs, both long and short, at an extremely good price. Personally, I do not use any other BBQ tools like the forks or heavy metal spatulas. The rest of your tools, you will pick up along the way. But WS is surely a place you will want to walk around in for some really fine tools to cook with.

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

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  • dajogejrdajogejr Posts: 12
    I don't Canada so well either neighbor (St. Clair Shores here).
    There's a Williams and Sonoma in Somerset Mall or you can head straight west and visit the one in Rochester Village.

    There's a Restaurant Depot near I75 and Maple (15 mile) as well.

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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,310
    You gotta put up with the ugly white polypropylene handle, but restaurant equipment is the way to go....


    http://www.samsclub.com/sams/flexible-turners-combo-2-pk/132722.ip?navAction=push

    Actually some of the best cooking tools I have came from Sam's restaurant section.  Not pretty but good sturdy stuff.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,310
    I have never bought a "set".  My tools are picked up via serendipity.  Leg rack from Ace Hardware, wok tools from the camping section at Walmart, roast forks from Williams Sonoma (and lots of other cool stuff).  Relax, and keep your eyes open.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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