Flex Your Grilling Muscle

It’s hot, it’s summer, it’s grilling season — and we’ve found an inventive tool that will take your grilling prowess to new heights. Fire Wire skewers are everything that old grilling skewers aren’t. Traditional metal skewers are inflexible, they get too hot to handle, and it’s impossible to cook food evenly if stuff just spins around when you try to flip the metal rods. Wood skewers that splinter and require soaking before use aren’t any more convenient. But hold onto your hot sauce, Fire Wire really is different. Made of stainless steel cable, Fire Wire skewers can literally bend to your cooking needs. You can shape them to fit inside a container for marinating (try doing that with rigid metal skewers), or twist them so they fit on your grill. If you load them strategically, you can organize vegetables and meats over the appropriate heat zones on your grill. The ends of the skewers stay draped over the edge of the grill, so you can turn your food with precision and without burning your hands. And when your feast is complete, just throw them in the dishwasher and enjoy the praise for your perfectly cooked kabobs.

Fire Wire

Flexible Grilling Skewer

Flex Your Grilling Muscle

It’s hot, it’s summer, it’s grilling season — and we’ve found an inventive tool that will take your grilling prowess to new heights. Fire Wire skewers are everything that old grilling skewers aren’t. Traditional metal skewers are inflexible, they get too hot to handle, and it’s impossible to cook food evenly if stuff just spins around when you try to flip the metal rods. Wood skewers that splinter and require soaking before use aren’t any more convenient. But hold onto your hot sauce, Fire Wire really is different. Made of stainless steel cable, Fire Wire skewers can literally bend to your cooking needs. You can shape them to fit inside a container for marinating (try doing that with rigid metal skewers), or twist them so they fit on your grill. If you load them strategically, you can organize vegetables and meats over the appropriate heat zones on your grill. The ends of the skewers stay draped over the edge of the grill, so you can turn your food with precision and without burning your hands. And when your feast is complete, just throw them in the dishwasher and enjoy the praise for your perfectly cooked kabobs.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lauren
    Lauren

    The Daily Grommet is celebrated for finding truly innovative items and we are honored to be selected as today’s Daily Grommet. Part of why Fire Wire® has had such great consumer acceptance is that it solves many of the problems associated with grilling kabobs on traditional skewers. I’m looking forward to answering your questions and helping you put the fun back in cooking on the grill!

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    7/7/2010 12:20 PM

    Lauren, these are very clever. Love how you can have fancy presentation on the plate. And the cool ends for turning. And the ability to fit in a bowl for marinating. The one question I have is this: Is there anything special about them such that -- when you turn a skewer over -- all the items turn over together? (I struggle with regular skewers when one or two items spin around and therefore don't get cooked on both sides. Thanks.

  • Karen
    Karen
    7/7/2010 12:21 PM

    You will need potholders at some point. Unless you heat that tip before draping it outside of the grill, your food will be contaminated with the raw meat juices left from sliding it over the tip and the marinade. Once you have moved it outside the grill it should cool down.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    7/7/2010 12:30 PM

    DJP - thanks for the post! The marinating feature you mentioned is by far my favorite benefit of the product. And yes, there is a way to ensure that all the food turns at the same time. I typically thread the pointed tip back through the loop once the skewer is loaded to make a circle. You can then leave the tip hanging off the edge of the grill like normal and pick it up and turn all the food at one time. In my opinion it is the optimal way to use the product if you aren't needing to snake it around on the grill to save space!

    Karen, you are correct...if you are cooking chicken and are concerned about contamination you can absolutely put the tip over the heat for a couple minutes to bring it up to temperature - then remove it with tongs in order to drape it back outside the grill. Once it cools back down, it can be picked up as normal.

  • RMS
    RMS
    7/7/2010 1:03 PM

    These Fire Wire things look amazing. How long have they been out o the market and what do you normally grill on them? Do they work as well for veggies as they do for meat? I am planning a party for 4 adults, how many of your skewers will I need to feed everyone?

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    7/7/2010 1:13 PM

    Lauren, thanks for the answers. I just ordered 8 skewers.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    7/7/2010 1:22 PM

    RMS - Fire Wire® has been on the market now for a little over 1 year, and they do work great for veggies. I'm from cattle country in Kansas so my skewers are generally loaded with meat :) - however my colleagues are always using Fire Wire for grilling onions, peppers, mushrooms, squash, and lots of other veggies. For a party of four I would recommend 1 skewer per person. You could probably get away with only 2 total, but it's always better to have leftovers than not enough!

    DJP - Happy grilling with your new Fire Wire!!

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    7/7/2010 3:07 PM

    Tori's been asking folks out on Twitter what they'd most like to grill with these flexible skewers. All kinds of ideas: zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, salmon, chicken, corn, asparagus and other veggies. (Even one I can't repeat about an "ex"!). Check it out on our twitter feed.

  • JWC
    JWC
    8/10/2010 12:21 PM

    Hi Grommet,

    I just received a set of these as a gift (from another Grommet customer) and used them last night for a big BBQ. They were fantastic and performed exactly as described on the grill (I still couldn't believe the ends would stay cool, but they did) and in the dishwasher. Nice find! - J

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/10/2010 2:59 PM

    @JWC - thanks for stopping back, it's always great to hear about personal experiences with our Grommets. Now you've got me craving kebabs!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Fire Wire

Flexible Grilling Skewer

Flex Your Grilling Muscle

It’s hot, it’s summer, it’s grilling season — and we’ve found an inventive tool that will take your grilling prowess to new heights. Fire Wire skewers are everything that old grilling skewers aren’t. Traditional metal skewers are inflexible, they get too hot to handle, and it’s impossible to cook food evenly if stuff just spins around when you try to flip the metal rods. Wood skewers that splinter and require soaking before use aren’t any more convenient. But hold onto your hot sauce, Fire Wire really is different.

Made of stainless steel cable, Fire Wire skewers can literally bend to your cooking needs. You can shape them to fit inside a container for marinating (try doing that with rigid metal skewers), or twist them so they fit on your grill. If you load them strategically, you can organize vegetables and meats over the appropriate heat zones on your grill. The ends of the skewers stay draped over the edge of the grill, so you can turn your food with precision and without burning your hands. And when your feast is complete, just throw them in the dishwasher and enjoy the praise for your perfectly cooked kabobs.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lauren
    Lauren

    The Daily Grommet is celebrated for finding truly innovative items and we are honored to be selected as today’s Daily Grommet. Part of why Fire Wire® has had such great consumer acceptance is that it solves many of the problems associated with grilling kabobs on traditional skewers. I’m looking forward to answering your questions and helping you put the fun back in cooking on the grill!

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    7/7/2010 12:20 PM

    Lauren, these are very clever. Love how you can have fancy presentation on the plate. And the cool ends for turning. And the ability to fit in a bowl for marinating. The one question I have is this: Is there anything special about them such that -- when you turn a skewer over -- all the items turn over together? (I struggle with regular skewers when one or two items spin around and therefore don't get cooked on both sides. Thanks.

  • Karen
    Karen
    7/7/2010 12:21 PM

    You will need potholders at some point. Unless you heat that tip before draping it outside of the grill, your food will be contaminated with the raw meat juices left from sliding it over the tip and the marinade. Once you have moved it outside the grill it should cool down.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    7/7/2010 12:30 PM

    DJP - thanks for the post! The marinating feature you mentioned is by far my favorite benefit of the product. And yes, there is a way to ensure that all the food turns at the same time. I typically thread the pointed tip back through the loop once the skewer is loaded to make a circle. You can then leave the tip hanging off the edge of the grill like normal and pick it up and turn all the food at one time. In my opinion it is the optimal way to use the product if you aren't needing to snake it around on the grill to save space!

    Karen, you are correct...if you are cooking chicken and are concerned about contamination you can absolutely put the tip over the heat for a couple minutes to bring it up to temperature - then remove it with tongs in order to drape it back outside the grill. Once it cools back down, it can be picked up as normal.

  • RMS
    RMS
    7/7/2010 1:03 PM

    These Fire Wire things look amazing. How long have they been out o the market and what do you normally grill on them? Do they work as well for veggies as they do for meat? I am planning a party for 4 adults, how many of your skewers will I need to feed everyone?

  • Desmond
    Desmond
    7/7/2010 1:13 PM

    Lauren, thanks for the answers. I just ordered 8 skewers.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    7/7/2010 1:22 PM

    RMS - Fire Wire® has been on the market now for a little over 1 year, and they do work great for veggies. I'm from cattle country in Kansas so my skewers are generally loaded with meat :) - however my colleagues are always using Fire Wire for grilling onions, peppers, mushrooms, squash, and lots of other veggies. For a party of four I would recommend 1 skewer per person. You could probably get away with only 2 total, but it's always better to have leftovers than not enough!

    DJP - Happy grilling with your new Fire Wire!!

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    7/7/2010 3:07 PM

    Tori's been asking folks out on Twitter what they'd most like to grill with these flexible skewers. All kinds of ideas: zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, salmon, chicken, corn, asparagus and other veggies. (Even one I can't repeat about an "ex"!). Check it out on our twitter feed.

  • JWC
    JWC
    8/10/2010 12:21 PM

    Hi Grommet,

    I just received a set of these as a gift (from another Grommet customer) and used them last night for a big BBQ. They were fantastic and performed exactly as described on the grill (I still couldn't believe the ends would stay cool, but they did) and in the dishwasher. Nice find! - J

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/10/2010 2:59 PM

    @JWC - thanks for stopping back, it's always great to hear about personal experiences with our Grommets. Now you've got me craving kebabs!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.