The Best Grilling Accessories and Tools 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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May 10, 2024

There's nothing quite like a hamburger, steak or vegetable kabob straight from the grill. Whether you're an expert griller or trying to improve your barbecue skills, using the right tools can make a huge difference between being a good griller and a great griller. From grilling pizza to roasting ribs, these top-rated tools and accessories will get the job (well) done.

$69.98
Amazon

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.

$24.99
Amazon

This stainless-steel barbecue multi-tool has seven functionalities featured in one, sleek product. When you use it, 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.

$14.99 $12.99
Kohl's

The Food Network 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.

$59.50 $34.9
Amazon

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.

$26.99 $23.99
Amazon

Take your griddle game to the next level with this handy tool kit. The cooking and cleanup kit comes with two liquid dispensers, four spatulas (two with perforation), a chopper/scraper, a recipe book and a handy storage bag to hold everything.

$20.95
Amazon

Grill up the juiciest steaks, smoke the most tender 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.

$29.99 $25.96
Amazon

Durable wooden handles make these meat claws easy to grip when pulling, handling, lifting and serving your favorite meats.

$39.99 $29.99
Amazon

This three-piece set provides everything you need to grill a pizza — a pizza stone, a pizza peel and a pizza cutter. Toss the stone on your grill and in about 15 minutes you'll be ready to turn professional-looking grilled pizzas out at home. The large stainless peel makes it easy to remove and maneuver your pizzas, while the cutter will have you enjoying slices in a flash.

$15.99
Amazon

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.

$16.99
Camp Chef

Grilling an array of entrees and sides requires all hands on deck, which is why an accessory kit is the perfect solution to keeping all your tools right at arm's length. Including one paper towel holder and a five hook utensil hanger, this set will keep your grill looking organized and wildly convenient.

$15.99 $12.79
Kohl's

This durable, stainless-steel grill basket from Food Network is a must-have accessory if you like grilling your veggies. The mesh construction provides that delicious grilled flavor without losing any food through the grates. Simply toss and stir fry your food right on the grill.

$15.95 (Set of 2)
Amazon

Everything tastes better when cooked over an open flame, but not all food is easy to grill. These mesh bags make grilling shrimp, fish, vegetables, potatoes and more a breeze. You can season your food while it’s in the bag, then simply flip and turn with a pair of tongs to get those satisfying grill marks. Plus, snap buttons make sure nothing falls out!

$19.99
Amazon

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.

$21.99 $19.99
Amazon

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.

$12.99
Amazon

If you're looking for a high-quality basting brush that can do it all, this is the one. It's heat-resistant to 600 degrees and is also stain- and odor-resistant. Plus, it's made of 100-percent food-grade silicone with clump-free bristles, making it easy to clean.

$32.99 $24.49
Amazon

The Cuisinart Grilling Prep and Serve Trays are made with food-safe BPA-free melamine and are a great way to help prevent cross-contamination between raw and cooked foods. Use the red tray for prepping raw foods and carrying them to the grill and the black tray for cooked foods that are ready to serve. The trays have raised edges that keep foods and juices from sliding off of them when moving from the prep area to the grill and feature wide handles that are easy to grasp.

$9.23 $7.68
Amazon

Wood chunks are great for adding wood smoke flavor to foods, or they can be the perfect alternative to charcoal briquettes as a heat source for grilling. Apple wood gives a slightly sweet and fruity smoke flavor that's great for poultry and pork, especially ham.

From $99.95
Williams Sonoma

This special collection includes 12 of Williams Sonoma's most popular spice rubs. Each one is a unique blend of spices and seasonings that enhance the natural flavors of meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables.

$109
ThermoWorks

A good thermometer helps you eliminate all the guesswork and cook food perfectly every time. ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE features one-second readings (yes!), an accuracy spec of ± 0.5°F, an automatic backlight and a rugged, waterproof case with a five-year warranty. You can even choose from 10 fun hues, like blue, orange, purple and pink.

$43.19 $38.99
Amazon

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.

$31.99 $25.59
Kohl's

This high-quality set from Food Network comes with everything you need for a successful cookout. With a heavy-duty carrying case, you can easily store this barbecue set between uses, ensuring each tool is neatly organized. The 17-piece set includes essentials like a basting brush, tongs, digital fork thermometer, skewers and more.

$21.95 $19.95
Amazon

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.

$25.99 $45.99
Amazon

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.

$148.95
Amazon

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.

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