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Backyard’s Best: Our Favorite Cooking Tools for Summer

An outdoor bash requires the ultimate tools.

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Put on a show

Summer Cooking Tools Pizza Oven

When it comes to impressing your friends, the Ooni Fyra Pizza Oven is next level. Wood-fired perfection, coming right up. $350, Ooni.com

Slice, slice baby

Summer Cooking Tools Knife

The most fundamental of kitchen tools, the knife, is also a work of art. Just hold New West KnifeWorks’ 6-inch petty with an engineered composite handle for proof. $220, newwestknifeworks.com

Extra hands

Summer Cooking Tools Tongs

With a name like The Splitter, you know Full Windsor’s titanium multi tongs deliver the spring and snap your grill deserves. Made from a spatula and a spork, this tool is a multitasker. $55, full-windsor.com

Full-court press

Summer Cooking Tools Tortilla Press

You could roll tortillas but with a cast-iron tortilla press like Williams Sonoma’s, why would you? The heavy plates and arm provide the leverage for ideal thickness. $30, williams-sonoma.com

Stick with it

Summer Cooking Tools Skewers

Trade out your wooden skewers for Crate & Barrel’s stainless steel sliding skewers. They have a nifty disc that makes pulling off grilled meat and veggies a snap. $20 for set of 4, crateandbarrel.com

Mini me

Summer Cooking Tools Cast Iron Skillet

Few dishes elicit more smiles than when they’re served miniature. Add a mini cast-iron skillet and everyone will swoon. Bonus: Lodge’s 3.5-inch cast-iron skillet arrives seasoned. $9, lodgecastiron.com

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