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- REAL SIMPLE Features Editor BY BRANDI BROXSON

This sleek grill ensures a no-fuss barbecue

Some of the best meals I’ve ever eaten have come hot off the grill of Ted Broxson, my dad. Picture gulf shrimp kebabs, tender fillets, and expertly charred veggies. But it didn’t look easy. He had to tame the hulking, stainless-steel beast with coaxing whispers and patient tending. I never thought I’d be a grill master. But then I tried the Spark grill, a charcoal beauty with many features usually only found on gas versions. I don’t have to mess with lighter fluid or a chimney—an electric ignition lights the charcoal, and fans stoke the flames. I don’t have to guess (or hope!) that the grill is hot enough, because a temperatur­e-control knob lets me set it from 250 to 900 degrees. A coordinati­ng app and food probe alert me when my steak is perfectly medium-rare, so I don’t have to watch it like a hawk. This year, at the Father’s Day cookout, I might give Ted the night off.

 ?? Photograph by Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh ?? The midcentury design has a small footprint— but can still cook 12 burgers at a time.
You can use briquettes or the slablike Spark Briqs ($30 for 6; sparkgrill­s.com), made from hardwood charcoal.
TO BUY: Spark One Precision Charcoal Grill, $899; sparkgrill­s .com (for $100 off, turn to page 12 and use the QR code to purchase through realsimple.com).
Photograph by Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh The midcentury design has a small footprint— but can still cook 12 burgers at a time. You can use briquettes or the slablike Spark Briqs ($30 for 6; sparkgrill­s.com), made from hardwood charcoal. TO BUY: Spark One Precision Charcoal Grill, $899; sparkgrill­s .com (for $100 off, turn to page 12 and use the QR code to purchase through realsimple.com).

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