My Gear

I’ve been asked on more than a couple occasions what equipment I cook with. So this is an attempt at an ever changing list of the grilling paraphernalia that I use on a regular basis. By all means, if you’re going to buy any of this stuff, feel free to use the links below. I don’t know what Amazon will actually give me, but, allegedly, it’s something, maybe? and a number of Eggcessories

  • An OvalXL Primo Ceramic Grill
  • Primo deflectors
  • Custom Built Table
  • Looftlighter Fire Lighting Tool. I’ve sold two or three of these to friends who had never heard of them before simply by showing up with it at a BBQ or bonfire. No element starters, no starter bricks. It will set just about anything on fire in 4 minutes flat. This is my second. It is worth every penny.
  • iDevices iGrill2
  • Firewire Grilling Skewers

I do most of my shopping at Amazon.com when I can. But I also shop at some local shops. Mostly for charcoal and meat, but also for official BGE Eggcessories that are only available at authorized distributors. I’m not affiliated with any of these local shops, but if you’re local, they’re worth a visit.

Of increasing importance on a food blog, I have had to become a little bit of an hobbyist photographer. This means taking lots of shots when I’m cooking for a blog post. It also means constant work updating photos as my equipment progresses and I get better with both executing the recipes and documenting the results.

  • As of November 2020, my primary camera is a Sony A7 Mark II. It’s about as close to a DSLR format as you can get on a mirrorless platform. Full frame sensor, shoots in RAW.
  • For food shots, I use either the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G lens or the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 prime mostly, depending on available light.
  • Always use protection. Since I don’t need low profile filters, Tiffen UV and circular polarizing filters protect my glass and help me take better photos.
  • If, for whatever reason, I’m out and about without a camera, my Samsung S20 Plus 5G will still do in a pinch.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Express and Lightroom for manipulating images.

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