As the weather warms up, the backyard grill beckons. We sought out the best accessories to give extra flare to your cookouts this summer, and the finds don’t disappoint! From lightweight solar cookers to app-connected thermometers and more, we’ve got the barbecue accessories and gadgets to ensure your best barbecue ever.
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.
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 2 to 5 seconds of inserting the probe. An Amazon’s Choice item, this helpful gadget carries 4.5 stars after over 2,000 customer reviews. Comes with a lifetime money back guarantee. Buy it here.
Grilling after dark? Or in the shade? 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 the lights 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, non-stick 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 super easy clean-up. Comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. Buy it here.
Outdoor adventurers, off-the-grid folks and those who just like to ramble without a care, take heart. The GoSun Go Portable Solar Grill is an impressively lightweight (2 pounds) portable solar cooker, ready to prepare your meals anywhere, anytime, in as little as 20 minutes. All you need is sunshine! Even on days when the sun isn’t so bright, the GoSun can still capture and hold heat from ultraviolet light. As long as you can find well-defined shadows, you can cook. It even boils water! Just put your food in the tube and wait. 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. Grasp and turn meats firmly without getting your hands near the fire with the tongs’ 16″ length and extra heavyweight versatility. 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.
Protect your hands and forearms when grilling with a pair of U.S. Forge 400 Welding Gloves. Specially designed for safety from ultraviolet rays as well as molten metal, these leather welding gloves offer top comfort and durability. 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.
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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.