8 Essential Grilling Tools for Your Labor Day Cookout
You'll wonder how you ever grilled without them.
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Slider Basket and Press Set
If you're grilling for a group, this set will come in handy. This press allows you to shape three sliders at once, and the basket holds up to nine sliders. The open mesh design securely holds the patties yet still allows for the flame and smoke to reach them for that delicious smoky flavor.
BUY IT: Sur La Table, $19.99
Grill Daddy Steam Grill Brush
This isn't the scrub-until-your-arm-falls-off kind of brush. The Grill Daddy Steam brush uses the power of water to make cleanup easier. Simply add water to the brush, and clean the grates right after grilling — the heat creates steam for less scrubbing and faster cleanup.
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $59.95
Weber® iGrill 3® Thermometer
Modern technology meets grilling. Weber's iGrill 3 thermometer uses Bluetooth technology to monitor up to four meat probes simultaneously so you can multitask easily during your Labor Day cookout. The thermometer mounts onto Weber Genesis II and II LX gas grills and is compatible with the free app for temperature graphing, gas tank monitoring and more.
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $99.99
Stainless Steel Smoker Box
You can still smoke meat even if you don't have a smoker. The Blaze Smoker Box turns any gas grill into a hybrid smoker. Simply add wood chips, and place the box into your grill. Add water to it for low-and-slow cooking that produces the most tender, mouthwatering meat dishes.
BUY IT: Build.com, $35.99
Barbecue Rub, Pack of 3
Whether you're grilling poultry, fish or red meat, these three spice blends will take your cookout to the next level. Crafted by James Beard award-winning chef Tom Douglas, each spice blend is gluten-free and contains no preservatives or MSG.
BUY IT: Sur La Table, $24.95
BBQ Grab and Grill Basket
Grill small foods to perfection with Schmidt Brothers' Grab and Grill Basket. The removable wood handles allow you to remove it from the grill without gloves, and it's perforated with holes to allow for a delicious smoky flavor.
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $24.95
4-Piece Forged Iron Grill Set
The Billy Twang four-piece forged iron grill set is workmanship at its finest. Although a little pricey, it's hand-forged in the USA and includes a poker, spatula, tongs and ash shovel. Plus, it comes with a lifetime guarantee so you'll never have to buy a new set again.
BUY IT: AHAlife, $250
Grill Master Apron and Tools
This set includes all the essential barbecue tools and a heavy-duty apron with pockets that conveniently folds into an easy-to-carry tote. The stainless steel tools include a spatula with integrated bottle opener, large fork, tongs, chef's hat and quilted oven mitt.
BUY IT: Sam's Club, $26.98