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Grill and Thrill: 5 Best BBQ Apps for Summer

15 December 2023

Summer is here, and in Australia that usually means sizzling sausages, mouth-watering burgers, and the unmistakable aroma of a BBQ wafting through the air. But the responsibility of taking the tongs and firing up the hotplate can be daunting to some. Never fear, amaysim is here to help turn your device into your secret weapon. Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a BBQ rookie, these five phone apps are here to elevate your BBQ game to nothing short of perfection.

1. Weber iGrill: Precision Grilling at Your Fingertips

The Weber iGrill app is the ultimate tool for achieving precision on the grill. It connects to the iGrill Bluetooth thermometers, allowing you to monitor the internal temperature of your meat in real-time. This ensures that your steaks are perfectly medium-rare, and your chicken is cooked to juicy perfection.
Think of it as your BBQ sous-chef, whispering temperature secrets to make you the hero of the backyard cookout. No more guesswork – just grilling mastery!

2. Hey Grill Hey: Expand Your Culinary Horizons

This app is a treasure trove of BBQ and smoking recipes that promises to help you with everything from planning to shopping and cooking. From classic burgers to adventurous smoked salmon, it offers step-by-step instructions, ensuring that even BBQ beginners can create mouth-watering dishes.
Consider it your BBQ cookbook on steroids, offering not just recipes but also the excitement of experimenting with flavors. Who said BBQ had to be basic? Impress your guests with unexpected delights!

3. GrillTime: Never Burn a Burger Again

GrillTime is a straightforward (but unfortunately not free) app that calculates the perfect cooking time for various meats based on thickness and desired doneness. It even sends you notifications when it's time to flip or remove your food from the grill.
No more sacrificing your eyebrows to the BBQ gods by standing too close and risking flare-ups. GrillTime lets you mingle with your guests while ensuring your grill duties are perfectly timed. Cue the "Grill and Chill" vibes!

4. Swap N Go Near Me: Keep The Heat On

Nothing ruins a BBQ quicker than the flames fading out just as you’re about to flip that juicy steak. If you’re not sure on the location of your nearest Swap n Go outlet, this app can help. It uses GPS to track your location and map the area around you to show where retail outlets are located in close proximity.
Realtime stock levels and pricing would be nice, but when you’re in the panic of the moment this app has your back to save the sizzle.

5. Gumtree: It’s Not You, It’s the BBQ

If you’ve come this far and your snags are still burning, then it might be time to replace your BBQ and look for an upgrade.
You can always go brand new, but by purchasing a secondhand BBQ through apps like Gumtree you can often score a high-quality unit at a fraction of the cost of buying brand new. Also a great way to give a BBQ a new home and keep it out of landfill.

With these five apps, you're armed and ready to conquer the BBQ scene. From precise temperature monitoring to culinary inspiration and timing perfection, your phone is now an essential tool in your grilling arsenal. So, fire up that BBQ, let the apps guide you, and prepare for a season of grill and thrill!