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Top Grilling Tools to Help You Cook Like a Pro

By Ashley Camuso

Grilling season is officially on. And while we may not be able to host the summer barbecue bash of our dreams right now, we can still enjoy cooking outside. We love that you can put almost anything on the grill — from fish and chicken to corn and carrots to watermelon and even lettuce!  When it comes to the right tools for the perfect char, there are also endless options. How do you know exactly what you need? We want to take the stress out of barbecuing. Whether you’re the designated family chef or just starting out, we have six tools for the ultimate grilling experience. 

Get ready to have your most delicious summer yet! 

To Flip Burgers Like a Pro

Nothing is worse than scrounging around for the perfect tools to end up realizing that you’re missing the one you actually need when it comes time to grill. This 4-piece set is all you will need. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe, the tool designs don’t disappoint. Made with the same wood used for baseball bats, these will be comfortable in your hands when you’re flipping those burgers. Plus, a basting brush that has a removable dishwasher-safe head.

Schmidt Brothers BBQ Ash 4-Piece Grill Set,  $99.99

To Add the Flavor

No matter what you’re cooking up on the grill — you’ll want to add some spice to fire up flavor. Spicy and sweet, the Spice House has something for everyone. We love the Chipotle Garlic Barbecue Blend and Brisket of Love Barbecue Rub

The Spice House Barbecue Essentials Bundle, $69.00 for 9 blends.

The Ultimate Veggie Companion

Goodbye pesky skewers! Say hello to perfectly grilled grubs with these inventive kabob baskets. Made with steel wire, they help you prepare separate dishes to suit the preference of each guest. As if that wasn’t efficient enough, the basket design also makes for mess-free flipping.

Uncommon Goods Kabob Grilling Baskets, $17.00 for a set of 4

For the Perfect Meat Temperature

When it comes to cooking, food safety is a major concern for most. But with your new fearless leader- a smart thermometer- cooking meat to perfection is a no-brainer. The iPhone X of grilling tools, it’s the first truly wireless meat thermometer. The MEATER app, which is completely free, will lead you through every step of the process to help you cook the juiciest (and safest) meal every single time. 

MEATER Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer, $69.00 

To Stay Safe

While food safety is important, you can’t forget about your own safety while manning the grill. Most gloves are made with just the hands in mind, but these 18-inch beauties go a step further to provide full-arm coverage. The suede finish isn’t just a beautiful design detail, it’s another safety feature. The suede provides an easy grasp, preventing those disappointing mishaps we’re all too familiar with. 

Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Extra Long Grill Gloves, $22.72

For Pretty Plating

You’ve grilled your meal to perfection. You don’t want to just put it anywhere. A beautiful cutting board makes transport to the table easy — and ready for you to cut and serve.

PNW Custom Gifts Personalized Cutting Board, $44.00-65.00 




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