Slide 1: Mr. Bar-B-Q's Hanging Shish Kabob Set

Hanging shish kebab rack

This summer, scrap flimsy bamboo skewers for a shish kabob set that's reusable and ready to entertain. These stainless steel skewers transition easily and attractively from barbecue to outdoor buffet, where they're displayed on the included stands. Build your kabobs as you like, with fresh vegetables, chicken, or steak; cook as usual; then hang up the skewers so dinner guests can help themselves. Available on Amazon; $36 for two racks.

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