Medium or Rare? Meat Markers to Help Guests Choose Their Perfect Steak

How many times have you called out friends' names as you've pulled meat off the grill? ("John! This one's rare!") Or, as a guest, stood over a platter of burgers wondering which is the well-done patty? These handy little skewers make it clear.If you're the cook and are juggling various requests, simply put a marker in each piece of meat as it comes off the grill. Guests can find their own without cutting into chops or poking at burgers.

Cute, right? Would you use something like this?

Dial-a-Meat Markers, $12.95 from Food Network Store.
Bamboo Meat Markers, $5.95 from Crate & Barrel (via Real Simple).

If you're heading to a friend's lake/beach/country house this summer, these would make a perfect (inexpensive) gift.

Related: How to Cook a Steak in the Oven

(Images: Food Network; Crate & Barrel)

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