As the weather warms up, the grill beckons. Give extra flare to your summer cookouts with these barbecue accessories and gadgets.
Right out of the box, the Alpha Grillers Instant Read Meat Thermometer is ready to monitor your meat temps – no charging needed – and gives a perfect read-out in two to five seconds of inserting the probe. An Amazon’s Choice item, this helpful gadget carries 4.5 stars after over 18,000 ratings. Comes with a lifetime money-back guarantee. Buy it here.
If you often find yourself grilling in the dark, you could benefit from this barbecue accessory. Try the KOSIN Barbecue Grill Light Magnetic Base Super-Bright LED BBQ Lights, which are magnetized to easily attach to your grill. The flexible gooseneck helps you pose them in any way you’d like. The lights are also weather resistant, so you don’t have to worry about leaving them outside. They even come with batteries. Buy it here.
Tired of foods sticking to or falling between grill grates when you barbecue? Wish you could eliminate clean-up time? Grillaholics Grill Mats can be placed across any type of grill for a convenient, flat, nonstick cooking surface and it can be reused over 1,000 times per side. Once the grilling is over, rinse the mat off and toss it onto the top rack of your dishwasher for easy clean up. Comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. Buy it here.
A great grill master needs a great apron. The Asaya Chef BBQ and Work Apron is a sturdy, canvas apron loaded with pockets and pouches for all your grilling needs. It also comes with a clip-on bottle opener and a hand towel. Available in a variety of colors to suit your taste. Buy it here.
If you haven’t tried this handy grill tech yet, it’s time to give it a whirl. The Weber iGrill Mini ensures perfectly grilled meats every time with their app-connected thermometer. Just hook up the iGrill Mini and probes (there’s one included with each purchase), then relax and enjoy drinks with guests as your meat cooks. No worries or constant checking – the iGrill Mini sends a notification to your phone when your food reaches optimal serving temperatures and you’re ready to serve. Buy it here.
Ideal for any grilling skill level, the Winco UT 16HT Extra Heavyweight Utility Tongs are durable, stainless steel and essential for any cookout. These heavyweight 16″ tongs grasp and turn meats firmly without getting your hands near the fire. Buy it here.
Looking for ways to keep your grill clean? This Grill Brush and Scraper is a sturdy brush that’s tough on dirty grates. This rust-proof brush comes complete with wire bristles, a long handle and a scraper. It’s safe to use on all grates and can help to improve the taste of your grilled food. Buy it here.
The AIZOAM Portable Stainless Steel BBQ Barbecue Grilling Basket is perfect if you want to grill items like vegetables, shrimp, fish and more. With the help of a grill basket, you can cook your main dish and your sides all at the same time. It allows you to cook smaller pieces of food that might otherwise slip through your grill’s grate. This basket in particular has a large grilling surface, a lockable grate and an additional sauce brush. Buy it here.
Want to turn your grill into a pizza oven? With the Cuisinart CPS-445, 3-Piece Pizza Grilling Set, Stainless Steel, you can whip up pizzas in your own backyard. The set includes a 13” pizza stone, a folding pizza peel and a pizza cutter. All you need is ingredients! Buy it here.
Don’t even think about grilling without some oven mitts! These GEEKHOM BBQ Gloves are specially designed for grilling, giving each of your fingers the dexterity they need. These gloves are heat resistant up to 446 degrees, with a dual layer design to maximize your protection and comfort. The long sleeves will protect your wrists from the heat of the grill, and they even come with a loop so you can hang them up when you’re finished. Available in a rainbow of different colors to choose from. Buy them here.
If you want instant access to everything you’ll need to grill like a master, the Cuisinart CGS-5020 BBQ Tool Aluminum Carrying Case, Deluxe Grill Set has it all. This set includes skewers, tongs, a spatula, a basting brush, a fork, a digital thermometer and more. It even comes with corn holders. The best part? It’s all wrapped up in a sleek, aluminum carrying case. Buy it here.
Just slap the informative Levain & Co Meat Temperature Magnet on the side of your grill and you’ll never forget how long you need to keep meat on the grill. With categories including beef, pork, lamb, venison, poultry and seafood, it will instantly tell you the smoking temperature, approximate time and target internal temperature. Buy it here.
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Which items will you be getting first? Do you have another favorite grilling or barbecue accessory that you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments below.