When you’re gathering friends and family for a BBQ, it helps to have the right accessories and tools for the grill. Whether you’re a staunch gas griller, a traditional campfire griller, or an electric grill fan, we’ve got you covered. We’ve taken the liberty of collecting both necessary items and fancy doodahs that can make your grilling experience better. See what piques your interest.
This modern meat thermometer walks you through the grilling process and allows you to monitor your meat using your smartphone. This allows you to grill your food exactly the way you want it. The wooden case doubles as a signal repeater so you can use the app up to 165 feet away from the thermometer.
$100 at Amazon
All the tools
Home Complete BBQ Grill Tool Set 16-Piece
This handy dandy carrying case makes it easy to bring all of your necessary grilling utensils in one container. It comes with tongs, a spatula, two skewers, a basting brush, a wire cleaning brush, an extra cleaning brush head, and eight corn holders. Store it when not in use, or easily pack the case when camping or grilling away from home.
$19 at Amazon
Alpha Grillers 18″ Grill Brush
The worst part about grilling is cleaning the grease off afterwards. Make the process easier using this stiff-handled wire brush. The handle reaches 18-feet long so you don’t have to worry about burning fingers or touching grime while you scrub. The company also covers this brush with a lifetime guarantee.
$12 at Amazon
Yukon Glory Set of 3 Barbecue Grilling Baskets
This set of grilling baskets is necessary for cooking vegetables, seafood, or even BBQ-grilled pizzas. Each basket is made of stainless steal, making them durable and easy to clean off when your grilling session is done. Take them camping or use them on your grill.
$26 at Amazon
BBQ Pro Club Gloves, Meat Claws and Digital Instant Read Thermometer
Help protect your fingers from heat and sharp utensils using these silicone gloves. The set also features an instant-read thermometer to help you perfectly cook your food. The meat claws are an absolutely necessity when shredding chicken or preparing pulled pork.
$20 at Amazon
AIZOAM Grilling Basket
This stainless steel cooking grate is an ideal solution to grilling fish, steak, shrimp, corn and just about any other food while keeping everything safely contained. Lock the grate to prevent anything from slipping out. It’s a little larger than a sheet of printer paper, giving you plenty of room to place your favorite foods.
$21 at Amazon
Stick it to ’em
UNICOOK Shish Kabob Set
One of the best ways to spice up your BBQ is with some marinated kabobs. This set comes with six stainless steel skewers and a pack of 50 bamboo skewers to get you started. The rack folds up for easy storage and it’s even dishwasher safe to save you time when cleaning up afterward.
$13 at Amazon
Cuisinart CBP-116 Sauce Pot and Basting Brush
We love the way this sauce pot is designed since it keeps your brush from dripping everywhere between uses and prevents bugs from flying into your sauce while you’re busy at the grill. It’s made of sturdy stainless steel and comes from Cuisinart, a trusted brand.
$12 at Amazon
Weber 7447 Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter
This beautiful stainless steel chimney is essential when cooking with coals. It gets them burning hot and ready for cooking in as little as 15 minutes. Take the chimney with you when you go camping or use it when cooking with any traditional fire grill.
$13 at Amazon
No mess grilling
Grillaholics Grill Mat (2-pack)
Undoubtedly the worst part about grilling is cleaning up afterward. That’s where these mats come in handy. Place them directly on the grill and cook your food on top of them. They’re light enough to still leave grill marks on your food, but you won’t have to scrub down the grill with a wire brush when you’re done. The mats are dishwasher safe and reusable.
$20 at Amazon
For that smoky flavor
Grillaholics BBQ Mesh Grill Mat (2-pack)
These mats are also designed to make cleanup easier on your grill. The mesh screen allows more air to circulate, making it a perfect choice for anyone wanting to add more of a smoky flavor to their food. They are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and you can use them time and time again.
$22 at Amazon
Grillbot Robotic Barbeque Grill Cleaner
This amazing little robot operates at the push of a button and lets you know when it has finished by emitting a loud beep. Use it when your grill is cold or hot to scrape off food residue. It features a rechargeable lithium battery and also comes with a storage case so you can keep it protected when not in use.
$121 at Amazon
Cuisinart CGPR-221 Cast Iron Grill Press
Make your meat look beautiful by giving perfect grill marks and removing excess fat with this cast iron press. It weighs 2.8 pounds and features a tall wooden handle to keep your hand from getting burned while you grill. It also works great when making paninis!
$15 at Amazon
GWHOLE Non-Stick Burger Press
This is the perfect tool for all of those who prefer to shape their own fresh patties. It helps you create consistent burgers and even comes with 100 wax papers to make it easier to remove the meat from the press. The handle is detachable so you can easily store it when travelling.
$10 at Amazon
Gourmet patty maker
Amy Non Stick Burger Press
This burger press is for the creative griller. It allows you to fill your patties with vegetables, cheese, seasonings, or anything else you want for a unique flavor. The presses have a non-stick coating making it easy to remove meat from inside. This also makes the presses easy to clean afterwards.
$11 at Amazon
Kiss the chef
The picturesque grill experience isn’t complete without a good apron. This one features a pocket so you can easily store thermometers or utensils directly on your person while keeping your clothes safe from grease and food residue. The neckband is adjustable to fit any cook.
$10 at Amazon
Gimme some space
Keter Unity XL Entertainment BBQ Storage Table
Sometimes you need more room when grilling. This table provides extra storage space for utensils, dishes, table cloths, paper towels, or any other BBQ necessities. Additionally, the storage area is sealed to prevent moisture and bugs from getting in. The extra table space comes in handy when preparing and serving your food.
$150 at Amazon
Bring on the drinks!
Keter 7.5 Gal Cool Bar Table
A discrete cooler like this is perfect when you have family and friends over for a barbecue. It stores multiple drinks at once and doubles as a table so people can set down their drinks or plates on it while they eat. It comes in a stylish brown wicker or three smooth-surface color options.
$65 at Amazon
Drillbrush Grill Cleaning Kit
One of the best ways to remove food residue from your grill is by using a drill brush. Connect any of the three brushes to your drill and allow the device to remove grease and grime for you. The drill is not included so you’ll need to supply your own.
$15 at Amazon
On the rack
Weber Upper Deck Stainless Steel Grill Rack
This half-moon rack allows you to make your round grill more versatile by increasing the cooking space. It’s made of a virtually rust-resistant stainless steel so you won’t have to worry as much about keeping it safe from the elements. It works with any 22-inch round grill.
$35 at Amazon
Too hot to handle
GEEKHOM Grilling Gloves
Protect your hands from burns and cuts using these silicone oven mitts. They resist heat up to 466 degrees Fahrenheit and have a non-slip texture to ensure that dishes and meat never fall from your hands. The gloves come in four different color options: black, green, orange, and red.
$17 at Amazon
There are many accessories out there to help you create a seamless grilling experience. We’ve taken a look at what’s on the market and have determined some of the best products you can get. You’ll want utensils and tools that make a BBQ get-together easier and convenient.
We highly recommend the Grillaholics Grill Mat since it keeps your grill clean when cooking and makes the cleanup process so much easier afterward. Meat connoisseurs will love the Meater+ since it tells you exactly how to prepare your food to get it just the way you like it. The smartphone abilities make it incredibly handy so you can interact with friends and guests while glancing at your phone once in awhile instead of repeatedly checking on the grill itself.