Quirky Sliders | US$24.99 | www.quirky.com
it is the time of the year again, a time where you take your cooking to your backyard and have a blast with the people you care about. however, most of the time, we do so with quite an amount of risk, especially when BBQ-ing. you know, the burn from the heat and the stabs from the skewers et cetera. you may be one of the few that escapes the stabs and pokes unleashed by your skewers but one thing you will still nod in agreement is the process of dislodging the delicious meat from a skewer is no easy feat. typically what we do is, we hold the skewer with one hand, while the other maneuvers a fork to ply it out. apply too little strength, nothing happens. apply too much strength, you face the prospect of sending the meat into the wood and worst, taking out someone’s eye with the slipped fork. we know it sounds nasty but it is still a rite of passage that all grill-fans have to go through. luckily, there are people who are determined to put an end to this age-old man versus meat-on-the-skewer problem and came up with an ingenious product like the Sliders. the name is as simple as the idea: a double prong skewer holds your food securely, allowing for the meat to be rotated on the grill without the food rotating involuntarily and a heat-resistant slider standby to aid you in sliding the cooked meat off the skewer without getting yourself burnt or stabbed and keeping your hands clean. the Sliders come in a set of four and can be yours for just $24.99. hit the jump for a few more tantalizing images.