Grilling season is upon us, and that means it’s time to take stock of your grill supplies and make sure you have everything you need for successful cookouts and backyard barbecues. While the grill and the food are the most important components, there are lots of accessories and tools that can both elevate your BBQ experience and make grilling easier.
Complete sets are nice for getting you nearly everything you need, all at once. They also make great gifts for anyone who loves to grill. Here are a few highly-rated and bestselling sets.
- Oversize Slotted Spatula
- Power Tongs
- Strong Grill Fork
- All-purpose Knife
- Grill Cleaning Brush
- Digital Meat Thermometer
- Extra Brush Head
- Basting Brush
- 8 Corn Holders
- 4 Kabob Skewers
- Aluminum Case
- Basting Brush
A good thermometer is essential for those meats that need to be just the right temp for optimal deliciousness. Or, if you’re like me, to be darn sure the chicken is done and that you’re not going to give your family salmonella. Here are some of the best grill thermometers around.
Best Instant Read: Mister Chefer
This waterproof instant read thermometer is one of the top selling (and best rated) options available online. It’s a nice price, too!
Best Probe: ThermoPro Wireless
For an affordable wireless probe-style thermometer, consider this one from ThermoPro. It’s available in a dual or single and has a 300 foot range.
If you don’t want the tool kit, or if you want to invest in some top-quality utensils you’ll use the most, here are a few to get you started:
Grill Spatula: Weber Essentials Stainless Steel Wide Spatula
Grill Tongs: Winco 16-Inch Tongs
Basting Brush: OXO Good Grips Silicone Basting Brush
Grill Brush: Weber 12-In 3-Sided Brush
Gloves are a smart way to handle the heat, and there are plenty of options to make sure you are safe during grilling season. We have picks for a silicone glove and a high-heat, longer glove that is extra versatile.
Best Silicone: AYL Silicone Cooking Gloves
Best Leather: Kim Yuan Gloves
There are plenty of gadgets and gizmos out there that are meant to aid in grilling, but not all of them are necessary. Here are a few to keep in mind that may or may not be useful.
Grill Basket: For small items and delicate foods
Mesh Mat: Instead of a basket
Smoker Box: For wood chips to add delicious flavor
Corn Grilling Basket: For perfect grilled corn without the fuss
Jalapeno Rack: Includes a corer for easy roasted stuffed peppers
Hamburger Press: For perfectly swoon-worthy burgers
Grill Skewer: Reusable metal skewers for all kinds of kabobs
Shredding Claws: To make short work of pulled pork
Grill Master Apron: To look official