I had the grill out the other day again to grill a couple beer-can chickens, and I decided to try out the Yumms! BBQ grill light. In the winter months, grilling meat for dinner is often done in the dark, so there’s a real need for handy lighting on the patio.
I anticipated not liking this product for two reasons: 1. It seemed to be designed for gas grills only, and the three grills in my arsenal are all charcoal grills; 2. I’ve previously used a simple head-lamp for illuminating my grill at night. However, I decided to give it a try, and I was pleasantly surprised with it.
I found that I could clamp the light to the handle on my Weber with no problems (see photos). The head of the light turns appropriately to swing out of the way, or to project directly to the grill surface. Not much heat from the grill was delivered to the light, and there was absolutely no problems with this mounting set up. So, this light is totally fine for charcoal grills – or at least for my Webers.
The light turns on and off with a touch of the light housing, so it’s very convenient when your hands are full of tongs, meat, plates, etc. It was much easier to turn on then a button on a head-mounted lamp. The light that was delivered was pretty impressive. As they advertise, it really illuminates the cooking surface so you can actually see what’s happening (see photo of grilled onions). I had no problem judging food “doneness”.
In summary, this is a good solid product. I think it’s an improvement to using a simple head-lamp in terms of turning on and off, and with respect to the amount of light delivered. I’m not sure it’s going to revolutionize night-grilling, but now that I have one, it’s a product that I’ll use regularly.
Enter to Win Yumms! BBQ Grill Light or Another Yumms! Grill Essential:
Giveaway time! One lucky reader will win one of these Yumms! grilling essentials. The winner many choose (subject to product availability). The Options are:
- The Yumms! Burger Press (See mini review and demonstration here)
- The Yumms! BBQ Light
- The Yumms! BBQ Mat – Set of Two (See review here)
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This giveaway is open to those with a current USA shipping address (for shipping reasons). Good luck and happy grilling!
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