Barbecue Utility Apps

Overview

Planning on having a few friends over for a barbecue this summer? Not sure how much food to buy? Need help finding an award winning barbecue recipe? Maybe you just bought a brand new grill and want to make sure you impress all of your guests with a repertoire of grill skills. Here's a guide to help you pick the right apps that'll turn you into a grill master.

Essential Apps

  • $4.99

    Weber’s On the Grill™

    by Weber-Stephen Products Co.

    Weber's On the Grill is an all-in-one grilling utility complete with over 300 recipes, a grill timer, reference tips, instructional videos, and a customizable shopping list. It's a little pricey for some, but delivers some great graphics and handy tools to make you the grilling expert of the neighborhood.

  • Free

    Weber® Grills

    by Weber-Stephen Products Co.

    If the price of Weber's On the Grill turns you away, then give Weber Grills a try. The app is attractive just like the one mentioned above, but differs slightly. Instead of containing a set amount of recipes, there are 75 new recipes available every week. Also included are grocery lists, a grill gallery, video tutorials, and more.

Notable Apps

  • Free

    iGrill

    by iDevices, LLC

    Owners of the iGrill device will be pleased to learn that there is an accompanying app for it. The app is simple and has a classy feel to it. You can set temperature, kitchen, and smoker timers as well as see what other owners of this device are cooking. There isn't much more to this app, but it does what it's meant to do.

  • $0.99

    GrillStar - BBQ Timer & Guide

    by BigGreenButtonSoftware

    If you're the grill master that likes to throw everything on the grill when you barbecue, then GrillStar may be the app for you. Suggested cooking times for steak, pork, chicken, fish, and even vegetables are provided in this app. This app will even tell you when it's time to flip a certain item on the grill. Other features include saving your own notes and settings, tracking total cooking time, and tracking cook time in the different heat zones. The price is a steal for what this app can do.

  • $2.99

    GetGrilling!

    by Riley Digital Media, LLC.

    Another notable app in this category is GetGrilling! While this app doesn't provide timers or temperature monitoring, it does contain a wide variety of recipes. The main purpose of this app is to help you discover barbecue recipes and manage them. You can browse all recipes at once, by category, or search by keywords. On the ingredients page of each recipe, you can choose how many you are serving and the app will recalculate the ingredient amounts for you. You can also create a shopping list based on recipes you are going to prepare and share recipes by email to friends and family. If you're looking for more unusual recipes then this app may prove to be the one for you.

  • $1.99

    iSteak

    by WTLP Diversions

    For the steak lovers there is iSteak. This handy timer-based utility app is just what you need to make sure you cook everyone's steak to their liking. As you begin your barbecue, just launch the iSteak app, choose the cut of meat, its thickness, and preference of how you want to cook the steak. If steak is something that you are constantly preparing for your barbecues or you are a rookie when it comes to cooking steak, this app will not disappoint.

  • Free

    iBBQ

    by EBLEX

    Barbecue isn't just about grilling. What about finding the perfect butcher for custom sliced steaks? How do you find out if the weather is going to cooperate with your grilling plans? A simple application that helps you find the closest butcher, and shows what the forecast is for the day where you live is iBBQ. You can also search several recipes to turn your regular burger into a real gourmet treat. While it doesn't offer all the bells and whistles of the Weber app, you can't beat the price for this functional app. It's free.

  • $1.99

    Grill-It! Grilling and BBQ Recipes

    by Sluice, LLC

    Another fantastic app for the grill master looking for new recipes and ideas is Grill-It! This app doesn't do anything fancy, but is well put together and offers a great variety of recipes. The database of recipes updates weekly which guarantees that you'll always find something new.

Decent Apps

  • $0.99

    BarbecueCalc

    by Spoon Software

    If you need to know how much meat or wine to purchase for the size group you're hosting, BarbecueCalc will do just that.

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