The Best Grilling Tools and Accessories for Outdoor Barbecues
Be the grill master you were meant to be with these barbecuing essentials, from handy multi-tools to burger-perfecting grill presses.
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Looftlighter Electric Firestarter
No one wants their food to taste of lighter fluid. This electric firestarter heats up in seconds, igniting your grill using only "superheated air." It impresses friends at parties, too.
Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $79.95
The Stingray 7-in-1 Barbecue Tool
This stainless steel barbecue multi-tool has seven functionalities featured in one, sleek product. When you use the Stingray, you can lift a hamburger with the spatula, flip a tuna steak with the tong, grab a sausage with the toothed tong, pierce a vegetable with the fork and gently release it with the help of the 'launch control.' Plus, you can open a drink without changing tools with a bottle opener integrated into the lower handle. After you're done barbecuing, put it in the dishwasher to clean it, lock it and store it.
Buy It: Amazon, $24.99 (Originally $30)
Cast Iron Grill Press
The Cuisinart Cast Iron Grill Press is a handy tool that makes grilling easier, faster and healthier. Press away unwanted excess fat from your meat, and serve up healthier grilled foods. Heat the press on your grill and use it to grill the top side of your food, reducing cooking times and creating incredible grill marks just like the pros.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.99
Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle
What could be better than a reversible griddle? The smooth side is great for making grilled cheese sandwiches as well as eggs and pancakes. The ribbed side is perfect for grilling foods such as steak, fish, chicken and hamburgers. This baby comes pre-seasoned with an easy-release finish that improves with use.
Non-Stick Grill Mats
Grill up the juiciest steaks, smoke the tenderest chicken and sautee the thinnest cut vegetables with ease. The non-stick surface allows you to cook messy dishes without losing those wonderful juices yet cleans up with ease. Plus, these mats will keep your top-notch grill looking shiny and new.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.95 (Set of 2)
Stainless Steel Meat Claws
Durable wooden handles make these meat claws easy to grip when pulling, handling, lifting and serving your favorite meats from turkey to brisket.
Buy It: Amazon, $22.98
Ceramic Pizza Stone
The Unicook Pizza Stone cooks pizza like a pro and is built to absorb and retain heat evenly, eliminating excess moisture in the dough to create a superbly crisp crust. In addition to pizza, the stone can be used to make breads, cookies, biscuits and more.
Buy It: Amazon, $14.87
Stainless Steel Barbecue Kabob Set
The Unicook Kabob Set is perfect for grilling delicate meat kabobs that typically stick to the grill grate. A foldable kabob rack allows you to rotate the skewers, so food cooks evenly on all sides. It can even be folded in half to save space.
Buy It: Amazon, $14.99
This high-quality, stainless-steel grill basket is a must-have accessory if you like grilling your veggies. The material allows it to retain heat and cook food fast. Raised edges and curved handles keep everything inside. Simply toss and stir fry your food right on the grill.
Buy It: Amazon, $21.94
This nine-inch melting dome is an essential tool for getting cheese to melt perfectly on that drool-worthy hamburger. The rolled edge sits comfortably on any flat surface, including skillets. The shape of the dome traps heat to cook food more quickly and evenly.
Rib Roasting Stand
This rack is designed to hold four racks of ribs upright for grilling and cooking. It allows the ribs to grill vertically, while ensuring all-around air flow and even cooking. The rack features a non-stick surface, making it incredibly simple and easy to use. Once the ribs are done, they can be quickly taken off the rack and devoured.
Silicone Basting Brush
If you're looking for a high-quality basting brush that can do it all, this is the one. It's heat-resistant to 446 degrees and is also stain- and odor-resistant. Plus, it's made of 100-percent food-grade, BPA-free silicone, making it easy to clean.
Buy It: Amazon, $9.79 (Set of 2)
Barbecue Smoking Chips
Not sure which wood smoke flavor you like best? Try a variety (maple, apple, cherry and peach) to add extra-delectable flavor profiles to your grilled meats. For the best results, place the chips in a smoker tray or foil pouch and start grilling.
Buy It: Amazon, $24.99 (Pack of 4)
Wireless Digital Cooking Thermometer
A good thermometer helps you eliminate all the guesswork and cook food perfectly every time. ThermoPro TP20 is equipped with dual-probe technology, allowing you to monitor two kinds of meat or use one sensor as an oven probe that will accurately read its surrounding temperature. With a mobile receiver range of up to 300 feet away that will keep you updated on the temperature of your meal, you can mingle, do chores or watch TV without ever having to physically check on your food.
Buy It: Amazon, $59.99
Compact, lightweight and super bright, a barbecue grill light is just what you need to make nighttime grilling easier and more enjoyable. This guy is super durable, has a great battery life and will illuminate your entire grill surface instantly, ensuring perfectly cooked food every time.
Buy It: Amazon, $21.97
16-Piece Barbecue Tool Set
This high-quality set comes with everything you need for a successful cookout. With a heavy-duty aluminum case, you can easily store this barbecue set between uses, ensuring each tool is neatly organized. The case also makes it easy to take your must-have tools to picnics, tailgates and more. The 16-piece set includes essentials like a spatula (with a built-in bottle opener), tongs, basting brush, cleaning brush, corn holders and skewers.
Buy It: Amazon, $29.99 (Set of 16)
This 360-degree grill brush allows you to effortlessly clean all sides of your grill grates. Its hard-wired, stainless-steel bristles cut through the toughest residue without scratching your grill.
Buy It: Amazon, $16.95
Wooden Grill Scraper
This eco-friendly and all-natural wooden cleaning tool is specifically designed to clean and sanitize your grill safely and thoroughly. Plus, the scraper will naturally form to your grill and to the unique way you use it.
Buy It: Amazon, $18.55
Insulated Barbecue Gloves
Beat the heat and create barbecue masterpieces with griller pit gloves. These gloves are designed to protect you while you create your next perfect meal on your barbecue smoker or grill. Made with FDA-approved neoprene rubber, they're water, fire and stain resistant and designed with a textured palm for an excellent grip even when they're covered in grease or water.
Buy It: Amazon, $22.99
Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaner
Grilling is fun. Scraping a grill clean is not. Grillbot is a rechargeable robot equipped with two rotating, stiff wire brushes. Set it for 10, 20 or 30 minutes, place it on your dirty grill and let it clear away the ick.
Buy It: Amazon, $84.95 (Originally $113)
Coal Range Smart Thermometer + Fiberglass Cable
Meat always drying out while you dash off to make the sides? This digital thermometer features a minimalist design that fits handily around your finger, and its app will alert you to pull off the meat when it's done.
Buy It: Amazon, $66.55
BioLite Campstove 2 USB-Charging Camp Stove
Load this little camping stove with twigs, and it will not only burn clean, but the fire's heat will power an internal generator that can charge your USB-equipped devices. Lunch and a charged smartphone are served.
Buy It: Amazon, $129.95