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The best items and accessories to enhance your grilling experience

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.

Best mat for flavor

Grillaholics BBQ Mesh Grill Mat (2-pack)

Staff favorite


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 also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

$22 at Amazon

Best thermometer



Monitor your meat using your smartphone to grill your food exactly the way you want it. The wooden case doubles as a signal repeater to let you monitor the thermometer up to 165 feet away.

$100 at Amazon

Best tool case

Home Complete BBQ Grill Tool Set 16-Piece


This carrying case makes it easy to bring all of your necessary grilling utensils in one container. Store it when not in use or easily pack the case when camping or grilling away from home.

$21 at Amazon

Best basic brush

Alpha Grillers 18-foot Grill 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.

$13 at Amazon

Best basket

Yukon Glory Set of 3 Barbecue Grilling Baskets


This set of grilling baskets helps you cook vegetables, seafood, or even BBQ-grilled pizzas. Each basket is made of stainless steel, making them durable and easy to clean.

$28 at Amazon

Best grilling Set

BBQ Pro Club Gloves, Meat Claws and Digital Instant Read Thermometer


This set helps protect your fingers from heat, gives you an instant-read thermometer to quickly check your meat, and even includes claws for easily shredding chicken, beef, or pork.

$25 at Amazon

Best locking grate

AIZOAM Grilling Basket


Lock the stainless-steel grate to prevent fish, steak, shrimp, corn, and just about any other grilled delicacies from slipping out. It’s large enough to fit a decent amount of food.

$22 at Amazon

Best Kabob set

UNICOOK Shish Kabob Set


This set features six stainless steel skewers and a pack of 50 bamboo skewers. The rack folds up for easy storage and it’s even dishwasher safe to save you time when cleaning up afterward.

$14 at Amazon

Best sauce pot

Cuisinart CBP-116 Sauce Pot and Basting Brush


This sturdy stainless-steel sauce pot keeps your brush from dripping everywhere between uses and prevents bugs from flying into your sauce while you’re busy at the grill.

$12 at Amazon

Best coal chimney

Weber 7447 Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter


This stainless-steel chimney gets coals burning hot and ready for cooking in as little as 15 minutes. Take it with you when you go camping or use it at home with your coal grill.

$13 at Amazon

No mess grilling

Best grill mat (2-pack)


Place these dishwasher safe, reusable mats directly on the grill and cook your food on top to reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do. They’ll still leave grill marks on your food.

$20 at Amazon

Best hands-off cleaning

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.

$100 at Amazon

Best meat press

Cuisinart CGPR-221 Cast Iron Grill Press


Make your meat look beautiful by giving perfect grill marks and removing excess fat with this 2.8-pound, cast iron press. It features a tall wooden handle to keep your hand far from heat.

$14 at Amazon

Best simple patty maker

GWHOLE Non-Stick Burger Press


This tool helps you create consistent burgers and comes with 100 wax papers to make it easier to remove meat from the press. Detach the handle for better storage when travelling.

$10 at Amazon

Best gourmet patty maker

Amy Non Stick Burger Press


This non-stick 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.

$11 at Amazon

Best apron

Weber Apron


You can store thermometers or utensils directly in the pocket while keeping your clothes safe from grease and food residue. The neckband is adjustable to fit any cook.

$11 at Amazon

Best storage

Keter Unity XL Entertainment BBQ Storage Table


This table provides extra storage space for all of your BBQ accessories and preparation necessities. The storage area is sealed to prevent moisture and bugs from getting in.

$196 at Amazon

Best decorative cooler

Keter 7.5 Gal Cool Bar Table


This discrete cooler 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 four stylish colors.

$60 at Amazon

Easy brush cleaning

Drillbrush Grill Cleaning Kit


Connect any of the three included brushes to your drill and allow the device to remove grease and grime for you. It doesn’t come with a drill so you’ll need to supply your own.

$15 at Amazon

Best half-moon rack

Weber Upper Deck Stainless Steel Grill Rack


This half-moon rack works with 22-inch round grills and increases your cooking space. It’s made of a virtually rust-resistant stainless steel so it will last a long time.

$35 at Amazon

Best gloves

GEEKHOM Grilling Gloves


Protect yourself from burns and cuts using silicone oven mitts that resist heat up to 466 degrees Fahrenheit and have a non-slip texture to give you better grip. They come in four colors.

$17 at Amazon

Grill master

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.


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