Cherry tomatoes, shrimp, and other small items won't fall into the fire anymore. This round mesh grilling pan is woven of heavy-gauge stainless-steel wire and has a wide shallow base with curved sides. The handles are detachable too, for use in closed-grill cooking.

Mesh grilling pan, $29.95 at Williams-Sonoma stores (

Likewise, the Mini Burger Grill Basket lets you grill and flip eight sliders at once. Nonstick finish for easy release and cleanup. Heat-resistant plastic handle.

Mini Burger Grill Basket, $19.95 at Crate and Barrel stores (

- Dianna Marder