What is it?

A multi-featured barbecue cooking tool.

With the lesser-spotted Scottish summer in full swing what better time to dust down the grill and enjoy a spot of al fresco cooking?

Good Points?

The kit comprises a large spatula, two-pronged fork, soft marinade brush and two beverage openers – all made from sturdy stainless steel and silicone materials. An option to open either cork or bottled drinks with one tool is a nice touch too.

Having five utensils neatly bundled together removes the inevitability of individual tools going AWOL. There are few things that kill your barbecue buzz quicker than risking singed fingers to turn sausages on a grill using improvised implements.

Lightweight and portable, the 5-in-1 BBQ Tool Kit will fit in most travel bag compartments with the accompanying case helping prevent damage while in transit.

Bad points?

The tool set is unsuitable for dishwasher cleaning which might put a dampener on post-party relaxation when you just want to put your feet up.

The inclusion of a food thermometer would have been a good addition from a safety perspective as many people forget this important detail when barbecuing thick cuts of meat.

Best for ...

Those who like nothing better than gathering a few friends and family to enjoy some hearty food under the glorious summer sun (or beneath a rain-lashed golf umbrella as the weather gods may decree).

Avoid if ...

The thought of cooking and eating outdoors with the midges gives you nightmares.

Score: 8/10.

Thumbs Up 5-in-1 BBQ Tool Kit, £19.99 (thumbsupuk.com and amazon.co.uk)