Emile Henry Black Flame-Top Plancha

Planchas – flattop grills that originated in Spain – are markedly lighter than cast iron and easy to handle, making for a highly effective method of cooking. This top-of-the-line version features a burgundy clay composition and micro-glaze top that combine for a sturdy surface (as in, it’s Dad-proof) that retains heat remarkably well and churns out crispy and well-baked forms of any type of barbecue dish. $70, surlatable.com