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Chances are you’ve already fired up the grill once for the season. Even if it isn’t warm yet where you live, it’s the time of year where guys get some sort of pre-programmed urge to ingest the smell of charcoal and flame-licked meat (that sounded oddly sexual). Along with steak the quintessential grill item is the classic American hamburger. Instead of forming misshapen and uneven patties by hand, pick up this industrial looking Adjustable Nonstick Burger Press from Williams Sonoma. Make the burgers anywhere from ½” thick for the light eating crowd to 1 ½” thick for the gang of bikers who stopped by when they heard you popping some PBR’s. Line the press with waxed paper and the patties are ready to be stacked and stored or carried right out to the Weber.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.