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How To Host An Epic Summer Cookout For The Family

Summer is finally here! And with the sun up and the skies clear, it’s time to make the most of the warm weather and the great outdoors. Bring out the kiddie pool, the board games and the lounge chairs, and host an epic summer cookout for the family. Nothing says time well spent together this summer break than bonding over great meals and fun activities.

Here are some tips to a splendid summer cookout using some of our favorite kitchen tools and cookware, and check out the recipes too!



Keep your kids fueled (and happy!) to enjoy the entire afternoon of fun with delectable bites of Pear with Caramel Sauce and Sweet Rice Pudding. These perfect summer bites satiate the sweet tooth and are incredibly easy to make, most especially with the Tefal ClipsoMinut'® Duo.


Tefal ClipsoMinut'® Duo


This 2-in-1 pressure cooker & stewpot has a smart two-cooking selector to perfectly steam soups, fish, vegetables and even desserts; or richly stew meats and sauces in half the time. And with its reinforced nonstick Titanium coating, you’re sure your food won’t cling to the pot, and clean-up has never been easier.



Don’t forget to bring out the grill, you can’t have a summer cookout without an outdoor BBQ! But instead of slaving over one that uses hot charcoal, which takes years to start – and not to mention a hassle to clean - use the Cuisinart Griddler.


Cuisinart Griddler


With its snap in-and-snap out plates, you can transform this innovative Griddler into one of five grills or presses – a Contact Grill, a Panini Press, a Full Grill, a Full Griddle, or Half Grill & Half Griddle.  From pancakes to sausages, grilled cheese to panini, hamburgers and steaks, you can cook them all with this beauty.  Best thing about it is it’s so safe to use, even kids can cook their own meats while you enjoy being the host as well as a guest to your own cookout.  To say that this Griddler is “multifunctional” is an understatement!



Match the vibe of the season with fresh, summer flavors. When preparing your family feast, why not include a light, healthy alternative to rice meals that fill and fuel you up, like a delicious Chicken Lettuce Wrap? This entree is homey, filling and incredibly delicious, and you can make preparing it fun, too, by putting together a Make Your Own Chicken Wrap station for your guests. They’ll have a blast stuffing their wrap with veggies, chicken, meat and as much yogurt as they want.

Arome Wok by Beka


Just make sure your main ingredients are cooked to perfection with Arome Wok by Beka.  This beautiful enameled cast iron cookware maintains heat beyond cooking time and is suitable for all heat sources, so it can go from stovetop to oven, and even table top.  Whether you’re stir-frying, roasting, baking or a combination of these cooking methods, Arome Wok by Beka is the one to beat, the perfect companion to a fun, spontaneous summer cookout that your guests will truly enjoy.


When it comes to your summer cookouts, having the right tools is as important as having the right ingredients. Cook amazing meals, bond with family, and have an epic summer with family and friends.  


Tefal ClipsoMinut'® Duo (P13,950), Cuisinart Griddler (P13,850),  and Beka Arome Wok (P6,650)  are available in  leading department stores nationwide.  Exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Corporation.