Top 5 Grill Accessories You Need This Season

Top 5 Grill Accessories You Need This Season

After a long winter, we’re slowly but surely making our way towards spring, which means it’s time to dust off the backyard patio deck and gear up for barbecue season! This is the perfect time to consider the best grilling accessories and think about which tools can help you upgrade your outdoor cooking game. Below, we’ll highlight five of our favorite grill accessories that you’ll want to get your hands on.

BBQ Skewers

These stainless-steel skewers from Proud Grill are going to be the talk of your next cookout. The cool designs aren’t just for aesthetic—the unique heads and tails make them easier to grip and turn with tongs. Food slides on and off each flat stem with ease and the skewers have special tips to prevent food from falling off. You get a perfect, even cook for foods like shrimp, but this neat tool is also ideal for grilling chicken, veggies, and beef kabobs!

Sauce Pot with Basting Brush

Time to get saucy! The cast iron construction of this sauce pot heats evenly and allows the pot to be heated directly on the grill, keeping your sauces warm while basting. The silicone basting brush conveniently nests itself in the pot handle for resting in between basting and for compact storage. Not to mention, the removable silicone bristles are both heat and stain resistant; and the drip free spout eliminates any sauce-gone-wrong mishaps and messy pouring.

16-Inch Locking Tongs

The most used item a skilled backyard chef looks for is a good set of  spring-loaded tongs that lock closed when you’re not using them. Oxo’s 16-inch tongs are ideal for grilling and turning large cuts of meat. While there is nothing too surprising about tongs, these certainly check all the necessity boxes: its stainless-steel head is high heat-resistant; the scalloped edges hold food securely; and the ergonomic design is soft and comfortable, with non-slip grips and thumb rests.

18-Inch Spatula

The Broil King Imperial stainless steel super flipper provides the user with extra length, ideal for flipping more meat or picking up large food items. (It’s no wonder some people refer to it as the “king”!) One customer noted that he uses this spatula for everything from burgers to spatchcocked chickens, and even opening beers! He finds the size of this flipper extremely useful during those larger, heavier cooks that need the extra rigidity when handling the food.

Chimney Starter

If you prefer charcoal grills, Weber’s chimney starter is a must-have, as it takes the work out of getting charcoal lit and ready to BBQ. This tool lets you start your grill faster and gets it hotter, without any lighter fluid. With this method, you’ll have ready-to use coals in about 20 minutes. It has a two-handle design which provides more control when pouring the lit charcoal, and the large heat shield protects the handle from extreme temperatures.

Now that you know what grill accessories to get for this upcoming BBQ season, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab them from your favorite online retailer.