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Grill to Perfection


If you get fired up over grilling in the backyard, this barbecue will have you cooking.

Sunbeam's Grillmaster Chef Centre has more than 1,000-square inches of cooking space. It is made of heavy-cast aluminum, so it retains heat and is durable.

The Grillmaster has a 44,000 BTU dual-control burner, just the horsepower you need for steaks and quick searing of foods.

The ceramic-rock cooking system distributes heat evenly and an in-board side burner provides stove-top cooking, which is ideal for keeping your secret-recipe sauce simmering.

The Grillmaster (about $250) has two wooden side tables for elbow room and a two-tier warming rack, which helps you keep your cool and your cuisine hot.

The Grillmaster is available at various home centers and stores throughout the county. Call (800) 248-6271 for the nearest retailer.

Dressed to Grill

For style befitting the king of the grill, Mervyn's Grilla Gear is sure to expand your culinary horizons.

Among the accessories in the collection are tools and grill-top furnishings, clothing and a cookbook.

The grilling tools (about $20 for a set of three) include a spatula, tongs and a two-pronged fork. The grill-topper (about $11) keeps fish steaks and shrimp from falling through to the coals and the wok (about $11) lets you stir-fry to perfection.

The matching apron and mitt (about $15 for apron, $6 for mitt) will protect your ensemble from barbecue sauce splatters.

All of the accessories are available in the home section at Mervyn's California stores throughout the county.

Totally Tooling

If construction, not cooking, is more your calling, rev up with Ryobi power tools.

Ideal for just-starting-out dads, these multi-use tools are basic, yet they have all the latest features.

For instance, the corded drill (about $50) can drive holes and screws in no time flat. It has a special lock-in adjustable variable speed (0-1,300 RPM) and a keyless chuck. The rotary tool, the Multi-Tool (about $100), turns into a mini-router and drywall cutout tool.

Ryobi products are available at home centers throughout the county. For more information, call (800) 525-2579.

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