Expert's favorite summer grilling items

July 21, 2009 7:31:11 AM PDT
Your summer party could be a lot easier with the right help. Good Housekeeping showcases a few summer products that the experts swear by.

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The food director at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute can't have a party without the Oster Classic Beehive Blender. It does everything from grinding coffee, to chopping nuts and vegetables, to pulverizing ice.

"In the summertime, I use the blender most for making smoothies for my son. You can just pile in fruit and some yogurt and ice and buzz it. This is great because it just has one switch, it's equally foolproof and does a great job making it really smooth and creamy," said Susan Westmoreland of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

Textiles director Kathlen Huddy loves the evolution table linen. The fabric is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

"It's a snap to clean up," said Kathleen Huddy of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

And for those who like to cook outdoors Good Housekeeping's kitchen appliance director suggests the "Char-Broil Infrared Grill with Two Burners." She says it cooks evenly with no flare-ups or charred spots.

"Meats and poultry come out beautifully browned with great grill marks," said Sharon Franke of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

That grill also comes with perforated trays below the grates, perfect for catching bits of food and for making an easier and quicker clean up.

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