Whether you grill over a charcoal grill, a built-in gas grill, or even over an open fire, there are a few grilling tools every griller needs to have in its back pocket. These barbecue tools are essential if you want to grill safely and efficiently. No more melting plastic spatulas or burnt fingers here!
First things first, if you don't have one already, you've got to get yourself a bbq grill. When it comes to charcoal grilling, Weber is the name of the game.
Made to make it easy to grill on-the-go, this tailgating companion is great for serving up burgers and hot dogs anywhere you can enjoy outdoor cooking. This grill uses charcoal, which requires a chimney starter to get it lit safely. Don't forget the lighter fluid!
Not into charcoal grilling? Check out the Cuisinart 3-In-1 Stainless Steel Five-Burner Propane Gas Grill. This heavy-duty grill is perfect for the backyard barbecue and boasts a see-through lid and cast iron grill grates. The grill also comes with some grill accessories to get you started.
8 Essential Grilling Tools To Have on Hand
1. Cuisinart® Chefs Classic 10 Piece Stainless Steel Grill Set
Why buy everything separately when you can buy it all together? This grilling tool set includes:
- TriTip Grill Spatula
- TriTip Tongs
- Carving Fork
- Butcher Knife
- Multi-Purpose Shears
- 4 Skewers
Designed with the griller in mind, this BBQ tool kit is a great gift to give to first-time grillers who are just getting started.
2. Expert Grill Stainless Steel Deep Cleaning Grill Brush
Stop flare-ups before they happen by cleaning your grill with a grill cleaning brush after every use. This stainless-steel brush removes grime from grill grates and the steel bristles remove stubborn stuck-on foods.
3. Expert Grill Silicone Basting Brush, Heat Resistant
When it comes to grilling, heat-resistant tools are your best friend. Dishwasher safe, this basting brush is great at brushing marinade on kebabs and chicken.
4. ThermoPro TP-16 Large LCD Cooking Food Meat Thermometer
A grill thermometer is a must if you plan on cooking meat. Instead of slicing open that beautiful steak to check its doneness, use a digital thermometer to gauge when it is done. If there is one bbq grill tool I'm never without, it's this.
5. Blackstone Griddle Gloves
Being safe is sexy, and when it comes to grilling over an open flame, anything can happen. That's why we highly recommend wearing grilling gloves when cooking. Heat-resistant to 500 degrees, these babies will make it easier to turn food and keep your hands safe.
6.Char-Broil Non-Stick Grill Basket
Grilling veggies is sometimes a mess. Thankfully, using a grilling basket keeps all the veggies in one place, making it easy to cook and clean.
7. Pit Boss Clamping Barbecue Grill LED Light
Sometimes you gotta grill in the dark. Thankfully this LED grill light makes it easy to see your food in the dark of night.
8.Cuisinart 65-In. x 36-In. Premium Deck and Patio Grill Mat
Protect your patio or deck from stains and spills with this non-slip PVC grill mat. What good is a grill on a deck if it gets ruined?