BlackRedGrillFriendsLogoTo me grilling is about FUN and FUNCTION. My line of Grill Friends® and Kitchen Friends™ cooking and grilling tools combine fun, contemporary colors and features with functional designs. After 15 years of grilling and cooking for a living I’ve learned a thing or two about what does and doesn’t work. When I design these pieces, I make sure that each bugsigitem in my line will work as well — around the grill or in the kitchen — for the new cook as it does for me. Each piece is both FUNCTIONAL and FUN because when it doesn’t function, you dont have fun!

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Kirsten Newman-Teissier—610-459-5575
Elizabeth Karmel—312-951-8394

Grill Friends™ Ceramics are as Functional as They are Fun

Grill Friends™ Ceramics are a new line of ceramic serving pieces and kitchen tools designed especially for grilling and outdoor entertaining. These fresh, brightly colored, hand-painted ceramics are designed by www.GirlsattheGrill.comcreator, Elizabeth Karmel.

Elizabeth created the pieces to address situations that she frequently had while grilling and entertaining. For example, all of the ceramics are heat-proof, microwave-safe, dishwasher-friendly, and heavy-duty without being too heavy to carry. The contemporary 12-inch square Saucy Platter comes with a coordinating sauce bowl so you don’t have to search for a bowl that will match when setting your table. The Jumbo Corn Holders are twice as large as traditional corn pics so adult hands can hold an ear of corn-on-the-cob with ease. The ceramic SuperGrater™ makes short work out of mincing, chopping or pureeing garlic for marinades, sauces and rubs—and the shiny yellow and red, and yellow and blue glaze makes it a tool that you will want to leave on your kitchen counter.

As America’s female grilling expert, Elizabeth knows that serving pieces and kitchen tools have to look good while working hard—just like the cooks at the grill! All of the new Grill Friends Ceramics work as well around the table as they do around the grill. They come in two rich and distinctive colorways reminiscent of the two key outdoor cooking icons: the blue skies and green grass of Summer and the red sparks and orange fire of the Flame. The two lines are respectively named,Summer and Flame.

The ceramics are packaged in a white window gift box with a color-coordinated ribbon and closure in either Summer or Flame. The ribbon is printed with Elizabeth’s signature polka-dot pattern and her trademark LadyBug. Inside the box is a card with a personalized note from Elizabeth and a different collectable recipe card that matches the functionality of the ceramic pieces. For example, the Grilling Trilogy Tray is packed with Karmel’s recipe for Lip-Smacking Asparagus Spears which are simply enhanced with Olive oil and kosher salt—two of the items that the Grilling Trilogy Tray was made for.

Grill Friends ceramics are available nationally at kitchen, gourmet and housewares stores and online at www.BBQPROSHOP.com , www.laprimashops.com and www.cheftools.com . The ceramic retail prices range from $9.95 to 36.95.

Grill Friends™ ceramics are distributed by Harold Import Co. along with the rest of the Grill Friends line of kitchen and outdoor cooking tools including the award-winning Super Silicone Angled BBQ Brush, Turkey Brining Bag™ with CompleteHow-To Guide, the GrillMat™; the Grill Friends™ Turkey Sitter and Grill Friends Chicken Sitter, black porcelain vertical roasters for making “Beer-Can” Style turkey and chicken without the can, and the SuperGrater™. Harold Import Co. also distributes Karmel’s cookbook, Taming the Flame: Secrets for Hot-and-Quick Grilling and Low-and-Slow BBQ, published by John Wiley & Sons and released in May 2005.

Look for five additional Grill Friends products this Spring; the Steakhouse Hamburger Press, the Super Silicone Blending Fork, Silicone BBQ Mop, Everyday Basting Brush and the new line of Perfect-Fit Aprons. All the new products were introduced at the January Atlanta Gift Show and the Winter Fancy Food Show for the spring grilling season. For more information, contact Elizabeth Karmel at 312-951-8394 or e-mail her at cckarmel@msn.com.

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Note from Elizabeth: To me Grilling is about Fun and Function. My line of Grill Friends™ outdoor cooking tools, aprons and ceramic serving pieces combine fun, contemporary colors and features with functional designs. After 15 years of grilling for a living, I’ve learned a thing or two about what does and doesn’t work. When I designed these pieces, I made sure that each item in my line would work as well around the grill for the first-time griller as it does for me. The ceramics were all designed to help you entertain with ease. Each piece is both Functional and Fun, because when it doesn’t function; you don’t have fun.