The tools you use when headed to the grill can make or break how your meal turns out!
We’ve collected our top tools, from the very basic to the more specialized, that will give you great results. Any one of these would make a great gift for grilling lovers everywhere.
A good grilling spatula should have an offset handle that allows you to slip the spatula under food with ease. Silicone and metal spatulas work best for grilling, and a long handle to keep the heat away from your hands is best.
Don’t assume the cute little oven mitts you use in the kitchen will suffice when dealing with a hot grill. Get some that are specific for the grill!
To keep everyone around the BBQ happy, and more importantly, healthy, an instant-read meat thermometer is your best friend. Insert the thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the food and away from the bone.
Sturdy Grill Brush
Proper maintenance is just as important to grilling success as proper technique, and a clean grill is a happy grill. Grates coated with gunk add unwelcome sooty flavors to everything you cook.
Basting—brushing, spooning, or pouring liquids, sauces, and marinades over food—is one way to add additional flavor to grilled food and help keep it moist.
Unless you like the smell of singed knuckles, you need a set of tongs of the grill. Really long ones, longer than your normal kitchen set.
All-purpose grilling baskets are especially useful for grilling sliced vegetables, delicate fish, fruit, and other small food that you don’t want to fall through the grill rack.
Skewers and Shish Kebabs
If you grill often, invest in a set of metal skewers, which can be reused, require no soaking, and come in a variety of fun shapes and sizes.
How many of these do you have in your kitchen already? If you don't have much, we have plenty of options available on our site!