Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sur La Table Heats Up Summer with Great Grilling and Outdoor Entertaining Tools

Seattle-based Sur La Table, the premier retailer for creative cooking and artful entertaining, has everything you need to move entertaining outside. From Weber grills to exclusive new tools, outdoor serveware and more, discover a host of wonderful ways to make summer 2010 the tastiest on record. Our stores and are full of everything you need to create a kitchen in your backyard—plus plenty of colorful new ideas perfect for taking the party outside. Check out Sur La Table’s Grilling Shop for ingenious ways to make everything from appetizers to desserts on the grill.

US consumers are spending significantly more for quality, durability, and more features on their barbecues, according to the 21st Annual Weber GrillWatch Survey™, the first and foremost comprehensive study on what, where, when, and why Americans grill.
· Twenty-seven percent of US grill owners say they are cooking outside more often than one year ago. Grill owners are firing up their grill an average of 4.7 hours per week during their grilling season. One-third of grill owners are grilling at least five to six hours a week.
· The grilling accessory market continues to grow: 32% of American grill owners say they’re using grilling accessories (e.g., pizza stones, rib racks, fish baskets, poultry roasters, veggie baskets, thermometers, etc.) more now than in the past.
· While hamburgers, hot dogs, and steak are still the top three most popular grilled foods, American grill owners would like to be better at grilling beef roasts (22%), whole turkey (18%) and pizza (18%).

As an industry leader in the BBQ category, Sur La Table carries an extensive assortment year-round to support customer demand. The company’s buying team doubled its 2010 outdoor living collection with innovative new technology and problem solving gear, such as the Plank Saver which prolongs the life of grill planks and the Steak Station Thermometer which tracks temperatures in up to four steaks at a time.

Stainless Steel Plank Saver A must-have for fans of grill plank cooking. Stainless-steel saver protects grill planks from the flames for longer life. Fits all our Sur La Table grill planks. #667063, $9.95

Moistly Grilled Cast Iron Grill Humidifier Innovative item is a perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook out. Pre-seasoned cast-iron humidifier lets you grill deliciously moist and tender meat and seafood with amazing results. Just fill the slender cast-iron boxes with water, beer, wine, juices or other liquid and cook. Steam is released, adding moisture, infusing food with complex flavors and keeping it naturally tender. Food retains more natural juices and rich flavor for unforgettable results every time. #661256, $30.00

Fruit Grill Rack Inventive barbecue tool is a great way to grill apples, peaches and other round fruits to perfection every time. Dishwasher-safe stainless-steel construction. #668947, $12.00

Combination Vertical Roaster and Wok We love this for how easy it makes roasting a delicious chicken. Dual-purpose roasting rack and wok makes cooking an entire meal on the grill virtually effortless. Center cone that supports the bird is easily detached, and stainless-steel wok is perfect for sautéing vegetables. Heavy-gauge steel is dishwasher safe. 12" in diam. #666214, $30.00

Kabob Skewers with Grilling Rack The easiest way to grill kabobs—heavy-duty stainless-steel skewers feature a single flat prong for easy turning, the rack keeps them securely in place on the grill. #666297, $25.00

Master of the Grill Fun, heavyweight cotton canvas apron is screen-printed with “All this and a master of the grill too.” Conveniently ties at the waist. One size fits most. 26" x 33". #662056, $19.95

Barbecue ‘Pit Mitt’ This ultimate grill mitt is a great way to stay safe and work fast. Thick, heat-resistant (475°F) aramid-and-cotton construction is designed to battle any fire. One size fits most. #662064, $19.95

Cast Iron Basting Pot with Brush Baste your delicious dishes with homemade sauces made right at the grill. Cast-iron pot distributes and retains heat wonderfully, making it the perfect vessel for making sauces. Included silicone basting-brush spreads your sauce evenly over food. Brush nests in pot handle for easy storage. #625780, $20.00

Sauce Bucket and Mop Set A great addition to your barbecue toolkit. Perfect for slathering ribs, chicken and more with sauce to marinate or finish on the grill. Steel and plastic tub; all-cotton brush head detaches for easy soaking and cleaning. #666347, $18.00

Steak Station Digital Meat Thermometer Rare, medium or well-done—Steak Station lets you monitor internal temperatures of up to four steaks at once. Four individual probes ensure every steak gets cooked to its desired degree of doneness every time, on the grill or in the oven. #668954, $30.00

Steak Button Thermometer Set, Set of 4 Rare? Medium? Well-done? Use these inventive little steak thermometers in the oven or on the grill to determine your desired degree of doneness. Stainless steel and glass. #643569, $20.00

Sur La Table Dual Thermometer Monitoring temperature is essential to keeping food safe. This versatile thermometer measures surface and internal temperatures quickly and efficiently. Simply point the infrared sensor toward the target and press scan to get a quick reading of surface temperature or flip down the probe to check internal temperatures. Infrared sensor gives instant point-and-shoot surface readings, thermocouple probe reads internal meat and poultry temperatures in seconds with unmatched accuracy and range. #657957, $99.95

LED Triple Grill Light Handy and bright light is perfect for nighttime grilling. Three powerful and efficient directional LED bulbs illuminate the entire grill surface. Durable plastic case protects light from the weather. Adjustable arm clamps easily to most grill lid handles. Includes cover for added protection from the elements. #668749, $30.00

Extra-Long Grill Tools The perfect tools for use with a brick oven or charcoal grill. Both feature stay-cool wood handles. Brush comes with two sides of bristles, coarse and fine, to handle any grill cleaning needs. Ash & Charcoal Hoe-#676361, $25.00; Long Grill Brush-#673020, $25.00

Stainless Steel Barbecue Tools Sleek, ergonomic tools are sized for grilling—the brush has a patented dual handle for extra leverage—and feature rounded pakkawood grips for durability and comfort, plus loop ends for hanging.
Tongs #583716, $25.00
Brush #583724, $25.00
Fish Spatula #666164,$25.00
Spatula #583708, $20.00

Chile Pepper Grill Rack and Corer Easily prep and roast chiles for quick and delicious appetizers. Stainless steel rack is dishwasher safe. Hand wash corer. Holds 18 chiles. #625756, $20.00

Small Stainless Steel Grill Grids Easily grill cubed meats, shrimp, small vegetables and more—stainless steel grid prevents small food items from falling through grill grates and into flames. Features sturdy handles for easy lifting and secure transport. Use on gas, charcoal or electric grills. Available in two sizes to accommodate various grills. Food safe. Dishwasher safe. Three-Pieces Set #666503, $44.95

Perforated Stainless-Steel Grill Woks These grill woks will make you wonder why you don’t already have them. Grill prawns, sliced vegetables, mushrooms and other tasty morsels without anything dropping through the grill grate. Durable stainless steel is dishwasher safe. Two-Piece Set #667949, $34.95

Sur La Table Cast Iron Grill Presses Great on the grill or in the skillet, our heavy cast-iron presses are an easy way to remove unwanted fat from burgers and sausages, prepare classic chicken al mattone, flatten bacon or create perfect panini. Raised grid pattern creates beautiful grill marks. Stay-cool hardwood handle. Hand wash.
9" sq. #666339, $25.00
8¾" x 4½" x 3½" #527721, $13.00

Three-Tier Collapsible Smoking Rack Triple your grill space with this innovative stainless steel rack. Use indirect heat to slow-cook large slabs of ribs, multiple pieces of chicken and more on one side of the grill while cooking over the flame on the other. Collapses for easy storage and comes apart for cleaning. #659656, $30.00

Reversible Grill Rack We love this for how easy it makes slow cooking ribs and roasts. A simple way to create more space on the grill, innovative stainless-steel rack lets you use indirect heat to slow-cook up to six slabs of ribs or a large roast on one side of the grill while cooking over the flame on the other. #666206, $20.00

TurboQue Smoker Innovative design creates convection-oven cooking for the grill. Turbo-charged smoker easily attaches to side of grill and constantly distributes smoke around food. Reduces cooking time by up to 20%, increases wood smoke flavors in your food and helps retain moisture. #666511, $30.00

Steven Raichlen Stainless-Steel Paella Pan The ultimate stainless-steel pan for traditional Spanish paella. Customarily cooked in the open air over a hot fire, paella, with its rich mix of meat and seafood flavors, is beautifully enhanced by wood smoke. This wide, shallow pan and the conductivity of stainless steel let the rice absorb the cooking liquid more quickly, and the fire toasts the lower layer, called socarrat, to a crispy golden brown—one of the true delights of this dish. #667071, $39.95

Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue! America’s grill guru gives you hundreds of wonderful ways to create amazing meals on the grill with his new book, Planet Barbecue! Over 300 of the world’s best grilling recipes. #678888, $22.95

Steven Raichlen Crème Brûlée Set Now you can prepare a dessert classic in the traditional fashion. A fire-heated cast-iron plate called a salamander is an ideal way to achieve crème brûlée’s signature crust of caramelized sugar. This technique is brought to the grill with this set. Includes two graceful porcelain-enameled cast-iron ramekins, salamander and recipe card. Each ramekin is 4½". #666230, $30.00

Steven Raichlen Double-V Smoker Box Ingenious smoker box lets you add rich, smoky flavor to anything you grill. Easily soak wood chips and transfer them to gas or charcoal grills to add wonderful complex flavors to meat, seafood and more. Just fill the lower compartment with beer, juice or other liquid—stainless-steel smoker boxes drain after soaking for quick transfer to the grill. #668699, $25.00

Steven Raichlen Rubs Flavor that spans the globe. A 4-year, 200,000 mile search for the world’s grilling secrets gave Steven the expertise for the nuanced mix of flavors that marks each of his blends. Steven Raichlen Glazes A taste for every taste. Find just the right blend to best capture what you love about barbecue. Steven Raichlen Sauces Created to Steven’s exacting standards using his closely guarded recipes each signature sauce is carefully produced in small amounts.

PizzaQue Grill-Top Pizza Stone Pizza and flatbreads fresh from the grill have a rich smoky flavor traditional ovens can’t match. This inventive stone lets you use it both in the grill and in the oven. It features a stainless steel base to protect it from the open flames, and the stone separates from base for use in the oven. It also features a built-in thermometer so you can get the temperature just right. #618306, $90.00

Stainless Steel Pizza Rocker A favorite of pizza parlors everywhere. Large sharp blade is gently curved to cut through whole pies with a single easy rocking motion. Features an ergonomic hardwood handle and easy-to-clean stainless-steel blade. #674762, $20.00

PizzaQue Stainless Steel Peel Thin but sturdy stainless-steel peel slips easily under pizzas and breads for quick transfer to and from hot ovens. Inventive locking hardwood handle keeps your hands away from the heat and folds for easy storage. #666305, $25.00

New Niman Ranch Collection Niman Ranch is made up of over 650 independent American farms and ranches. Many are 2nd and 3rd generation family-owned; all share the same quality values and principles. With environmental stewardship as a guiding principle, sheep and cattle are raised in harmony with seasonal grasses, while hog farmers practice rotational grazing and utilize alternative energy. Niman Ranch knows that an animal’s quality of life impacts the flavor of the meat. That’s why the livestock are raised in spacious areas where they can express natural behaviors.

Mario Batali Copper-Vein Amici Brick Oven Master pizza maker Mario Batali has created the ultimate brick oven for the home cook. Oven lets you bake pizza and rustic breads, roast or smoke meats and much more. Authentic oven imparts wonderfully complex, smoky flavors to your favorite pizzas, meats, fish and poultry. Refractory firebrick construction is stronger than clay and perfect for radiant-heat baking. Insulated ceramic interior keeps the exterior cool to the touch. Heavy iron door helps control temperature for baking and smoking. Chimney stack lets smoke escape upward. Cart has wheels for easy transport. Handmade in the USA. This product is only available online. #676122, $3,475.00

Weber Performer Grill, Blue Ignite a hot, even charcoal fire at the touch of a button, no lighter fluid required. Weber’s updated and enhanced kettle grill uses an inventive propane starter to make classic summer cookouts even easier. Touch-N-Go™ gas ignition system makes it extra easy to get the coals going without lighter fluid or electric starters. Char-Basket™ charcoal fuel holders let you arrange coals for indirect cooking. Features large 363-square-inch cooking area, dual-purpose thermometer, One-Touch™ cleaning system, heavy-duty
hinged plated-steel cooking grate, Tuck-Away™ lid holder, weather-protected CharBin™ coal-storage container, durable thermoset work table, all-weather wheels and steel cart with shelf. Gas assist requires 14.1- or 16-oz. propane bottle (not included). Includes Weber cookbook. This product is only available online. #634873, $329.95. Additional Weber Grills are available on

Weber Black Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill This grill was handpicked by Sur La Table and specifically chosen for its performance and quality. Not only is this grill more difficult to come by than other Weber grills, but it’s value priced, giving you the best deal on the best grills. We love this grill for how its large-capacity cooking area meets the needs of caterers, country clubs, fraternal organizations, or the local scout troop. Grill features porcelain-enameled bowl and lid, over 1,100 square inches of cooking area, heavy-duty plated-steel-hinged
cooking grate, removable ash catcher, Tuck-Away™ lid holder, two glass-reinforced nylon handles, and heavy-duty steel cart. Comes with two crack-proof all-weather wheels with two locking casters and Weber cookbook. This product is only available online. #675660, $1,149.95

Shatter-Resistant Blue Dragon Serveware and Dinnerware Stylish and ultra-durable, shatter-resistant serveware and dinnerware are perfect for all your outdoor entertaining. Wonderful for dining outside and attractive enough for everyday use year-round, the collection has the look and feel of traditional artisan ceramics. Each piece comes trimmed with colorful flowers and dragons. Resilient melamine dinnerware and serving pieces feature a handcrafted look. Dishwasher safe.
9” Plates #671537, $7.95
11” Plates #671529, $9.95
Oval Platter-#671578, $19.95
Serving Tray #671560, $24.95
Salad Servers, 2-Piece Set # 671503, $6.95
Serving Bowl #671552, $19.95

Shatter-Resistant BPA-Free Drinkware BPA-free and perfect for outdoor use, this virtually unbreakable drinkware collection has the look and weight of crystal, with an ultra-clear finish. Resistant to cracking and crazing and safe for dishwasher.
Pitcher #670950, $19.95
Glasses, Sold in Sets of 6, $39.95 per set: Wine #670984, Champagne #671404, Pilsner #670992, Highball #670968, Double Old Fashioned #670976

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