14 Things You Need at Your Grilling Station
It's time to fire up the grill and get your backyard cookout sizzlin' with the best new grill tools and gadgets.
Be prepared for an inevitable spill with a stack of basic dish towels ($9). They’re well-equipped to wipe up barbecue sauce, catch grease splatters and more. These genius uses for a kitchen towel will surprise you!
Designed by professional pit masters, these interlocking grate panels ($80) retrofit to any grill. Diehard fans swear that they cook more evenly, prevent flareups and give you perfect sear marks.
Your grill is going to get hot! Stay cool (and protect your hands) with an oven mitt ($45). The black and white design looks stylish, too.
You can turn any grill into a smoker with this deceptively simple box ($70). It sits on the grill grates and produces all the heat and smoke you need to make delicious barbecue without using charcoal or propane.
ThermoPop Easy-Read Meat Thermometer
Accurate, simple and more affordable that a wireless option, this thermometer ($34) has won the hearts of many a home cook because the digital display adjusts no matter what angle it’s at so you can read the temperature in the upright position—no more pain in your neck.
Nothing completes a grilled meal better than a sprinkling of freshly cracked pepper. And this rustic peppermill ($45) is the perfect tool for the job. Now you just need to pick out the perfect peppercorns—here’s how.
Wooden Cutting Board
Bring your prep station outside with this durable wooden cutting board ($32). It’s sturdy enough to hold a steak filet or chop up some vegetables, but is portable enough for camping trips or tailgating.
This heavy-duty grill basket from Grillaholics ($22) fits any grill, cleans up in your dishwasher and is sized just right so food doesn’t fall through it. You just might have the best grilled veggies on the block.
LED Grill Light
Made with 10 ultra-bright LED lights, this clamp-style, weather-resistant grill light ($17) will help you power through the elements and the darkest of nights to deliver grilled perfection to the dinner table. Perfect for stainless steel grills.
Don’t spend precious time searching for the tongs. Ensure all of your grilling necessities are in one handy place with this simple utensil crock ($37).
Wooden Grill Scraper
Ditch the wire scrapers that get gunked up and try a wooden paddle scraper ($25) to clean your barbecue. As you use these hardwood scrapers from Great Scrape, they conform perfectly to your grill’s specific grates.
Wire grill brushes can actually be dangerous. Here’s why.
Cast-Iron Barbecue Sauce Pot
You can set this cast-iron sauce pot ($30) on your grill to keep your barbecue sauce warm. And a basting mop (beloved by pit masters for its generous sauce distribution) easily rests in the handle.
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