With Father's Day rapidly approaching, I wanted to find the ultimate gift for my husband. After all, he should be awarded the "Father of the Year" award, hands down. What makes him so special? For one, he treats his stepson like he were his own. He never refers to him as a stepchild, he simply calls him his son. It takes a big man to unconditionally love a child that's not his own. He's an amazing Dad to Kyle, and he didn't have to be.
But wait! There's more! Another reason my husband is so deserving of something special is because he put up with me being pregnant for 2 years straight. Literally. Okay, so there was a 2 month window or so between pregnancies. Nonetheless, he dealt with it. The mood swings (and there were loads of them), the cravings that sent him to Taco Bell at 1:00AM, and the horrendous morning sickness that lasted all 9 months with both babies. I mean, I was SICK. A lot of the time I couldn't even make it to the toilet. My husband cleaned up SO much vomit and didn't ever really complain about it.
Add to that helping me to recover from back-to-back C-sections and the fact that he changes diapers, made bottles, plays with his kids constantly, and even does dishes and laundry, and you might as well call him a saint! He does all of these things and more, without ever being asked, and he still finds time to be my best friend. Now that's a good guy, don't you agree? I like to think I have trained him well, but of course I can't take all of the credit. His mama raised him right!
I have been searching high and low, trying to find a gift as spectacular and unique as he is. Something that screams "You're the best of the best." I am thrilled to say, I found just that. I discovered a really awesome new product that is sure to make even the guy who has everything do a happy dance and maybe even throw some Jersey Shore-style fist pumps into the mix.
What did I find? The Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer! Yes, I know that's quite a mouthful, but bear with me here. This is a name you'll want to remember! The Party Hub is not just any old grill. No, siree! This grill takes the convenience of a portable grill to a whole new level. If a conventional grill and a restaurant kitchen with all the bells and whistles had a love child, it would be the Blacktop 360 Party Hub. Pretty much anything you could want to cook can be prepared on this amazing grill. Okay, maybe not cake, but you get the point. This grill does it all. No, I am not exaggerating in the slightest. Sound too good to be true? Watch this short video, and then allow me to tell you all about it!
Here are some of the super-amazing features of the Party Hub:
Deep Fryer, Infrared Grill, Griddle and integrated Warming Plate
Independent temperature controls
24,000 BTUs total with three separate cooking functions
650°F+ ceramic infrared grill burner
Super-durable double porcelain enamel cook surface
Portable with storage/carrying bag included
No assembly required
Stainless steel burner construction
Stainless steel and ceramic Infrared burner
Electronic pulse ignition (requires one AA battery—not included)
Optional hose attachment for 20 lb. propane tank
All-steel powder-coated and enameled folding frame
Insulated handles with integrated tool holders
Accessory rail for cutting board or additional equipment
Lid fits over grill, griddle or warming plate.
Cooking surface has a dedicated drain channel and supplied insulated oil holder
Rubber feet for stability and protection
Included accessories: Cutting board, slosh ring, thermometer, liquid catch bottle, three-position cover, storage/carrying bag
How darn cool is that?! I know it's one of the neatest products I have seen in a long, long time! I even think it's cooler than my beloved Pajama Jeans, and that's saying a lot! Well, the generous folks over at Blacktop 360 sent me a Party Hub Grill Fryer to try for myself. When I told my husband to be expecting this and to count it as a very early Father's Day gift, he was absolutely bouncing off the walls ecstatic! Can you blame him? I admit, I was pretty stoked, myself!
Our unit arrived very quickly and was easy to assemble. Or I should say, not assemble. There really wasn't much to the assembly at all! My husband had it ready to go in less than 10 minutes! (And most of that 10 minutes was spent unpacking and looking at the instructions!) After that, all we had to do was buy some propane. The Party Hub takes a normal, campsite sized propane tank or can be adapted to accommodate a 20lb propane tank as well.
Take a look at the Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer in all its glorious detail:
I couldn't wait to go grocery shopping and try out our Blacktop 360 Party Hub! Unfortunately, the weather here in Virginia wouldn't cooperate at first. I had to wait a few days for the rain to let up. Those were a long few days, let me tell you! I could already smell freshly grilled burgers and the sight of our shiny new grill mocked me as the rain poured down. But, they do say that good things come to those who wait, right?
Finally we had some nice weather and my husband had the day off, so we had ourselves one heck of a cookout! We picked up the fixings for some burgers, some all-beef hot dogs because they're the best kind, and even some hickory smoked bacon. Let's face it: Everything is better with bacon!
Take a look at the Blacktop 360 Party Hub in action!
As you can see, I didn't use the fryer this time. Blame that on my husband. He picked up a huge container of Extra Virgin Olive Oil rather than Canola or Peanut Oil like I requested. He assumed I would want Olive Oil because I cook with it a lot. What he didn't know was that Olive Oil has a very low smoke point and is not ideal for deep frying! I have used the fryer since, and I will say, it works perfectly. Fast, even cooking and wonderful temperature control!
Anyhow, once the food was done, there was one thing left to do: Dig in!
Overall, I couldn't be any more impressed with the Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer. This is a high-quality powerhouse of a grill that takes cooking out to a whole new exciting level. I love the fact that there are so many cooking options, and that the temperatures can be meticulously controlled from surface to surface. This comes in very handy when you want to sear a steak at extra high heat and cook some delicate fish on the griddle at a lower temperature. The deep fryer is a huge added bonus as well. I am a cheese fanatic, and I love the fact that I can fry up some mozzarella sticks to go with my meal, no matter where I happen to be.
That brings me to the next thing I love about this product. It's super portable! It folds up very compactly and even comes with its own durable and attractive carrying case! This makes it perfect for camping trips, tailgating, or even a fishing trip with the guys! I know we plan to take it to the family bonfire this October! I am sure all of the men in my husband's family will be absolutely in awe of the Party Hub!
There isn't a single bad thing I can say about the Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer. This is a chef's dream come true when it comes to grills. It's easy to use, easy to clean, easy to transport, and makes phenomenal tasting food in no time flat. I asked my husband if there was anything he would change about this grill. His answer? "It's missing the beer!" Enough said! Seriously, you have GOT to check this product out! It would be the perfect gift for Father's Day and might even get him to help with the chores!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can check out the awesomeness that is the Blacktop 360 Party Hub on their website.
You can also connect with Blacktop 360 on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions.
You can even see more grilling fun on their YouTube Channel!
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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