Best Grilling Gadgets

6 of our favorite grill accessories


With grilling season kicking into high gear, it’s about that time when we all start to want a change of recipes and some new grilling tools to improve our summer meals. But it’s easy to get distracted once you make it to your local home goods store, faced with a towering wall of wacky options like meat-branding irons and baseball bat pepper grinders.

After all that time staring unknowingly at the shelves, it seems almost reasonable to just throw in the barbecue sauce-free towel and order a pizza. Do not give into delivery temptation! Here at we have sorted through the mess of grill gadgets out there to give you our top grilling tool picks, so get back out there at the grill! And be sure to let us know you’re favorite grilling accessories below.

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Oxo BBQ Tongs

You can’t grill without tongs and these OXO BBQ Tongs are the perfect choice to extend your reach safely. 18’’ long with oversized stainless steel tips, these tongs allow you to easily lift and turn your meat while staying comfortably away from the flames. Plus, they are dishwasher safe!

Fire Wire Flexible Grilling Skewers

On top of being our pick, these Fire Wire Flexible Grilling Skewers won a 2010 Good Housekeeping Very Innovative Product Award. Made of 100% food-grade stainless steel, the skewers can bend and coil to fit into a bowl or bag for marinading, and then popped onto the grill without any extra effort. Say goodbye to fumbling with slippery raw meat.

Tool Wizard Grill Brush

Check out the Tool Wizard Grill Brush for super easy grill cleaning. The stainless steel woven mesh scrub pad easily scours away difficult cooked-on sauces and grease, and an extra long handle lets you get to the tough spots while the grill is still hot. Plus, they were tested and recommended by Cook’s Illustrated in 2008.

Steven Raichlen Barbecue Sauce Mop

Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue Sauce Mop is perfect for basting all of your meats and veggies. Used just like a regular mop, the sauce mop slathers on sauce in a way a regular basting or pastry brush simply can’t. And the 100% cotton brush head detaches for easy cleaning.

Weekend Warrior Digital Thermometer

Though some people overlook it, a meat thermometer is crucial to grilling delicious and healthy meat. Taylor’s Weekend Warrior has an instant-read digital thermometer that enables you to ensure the safety of your meat’s internal temperature throughout grilling. Plus, its backlit LCD screen allows for easy reading throughout the night. Tested and recommended by Consumer Reports!

Charcoal Companion Grill Basket

Charcoal Companion’s Rectangular Nonstick Grill Basket allows you to grill vegetables and chicken without worrying about small pieces falling through the grate. With a closeable lid and 14.5’’ handle, flipping food is made super easy. No more excuses for a veggie-less barbecue!

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