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06/16/2014 02:52 pm ET Updated Aug 16, 2014

11 Ridiculous Pieces of Grilling Gear

Quirky.com

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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