The Best Grilling Tools + 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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May 04, 2020

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 done — and done well.


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.

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$30 $20

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.

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$14.99 $12

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.

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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.

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$22.95 (Set of 2)

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.

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

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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.

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$16.99 (Set of 6)

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.

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$29.99 $24

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.

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$19.99 $12

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.

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$23.59 $21

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.

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$12.99 $10

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.

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$18.94 (Pack of 2)

Made from real Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey barrels, these wood chips are designed to emit a mouth-watering combination of whiskey and oak wood smoke. For the best results, place the chips in a smoker tray or foil pouch and start grilling.

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$59.99 $55

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.

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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.

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$39.99 $32

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.

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$29.95 $20

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.

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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.

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$29.99 $24

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.

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$113 $99

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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