10 New Grilling Tools for Better Summer Barbecues

10 New Grilling Tools for Better Summer Barbecues

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, meaning summer barbecue, clam bake, and cookout season is right around the corner. It also means that backyard grills are soon to be covered in corn on the cob, whole fish, juicy ribs, and any other food that tastes best with grill marks or dry rub.

In celebration of grilling season and all of the delicious meals that come with it, we’ve pulled together 10 of our Shop’s newest grilling tools and accessories. From a leather grill mitt to protect yourself from the heat to stainless-steel barbecue skewers, we’ve got everything you need to up your grill skills.

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1. Nonstick Kabob Baskets $23

If you prefer to cook (and eat) kabobs sans skewer, these nonstick grill baskets are for you. Just fill them up with your favorite meats and vegetables and you’re good to go. The wooden handles make flipping for a thorough roast easy, too.

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2. OXO Good Grips Grilling Prep & Carry System, $40

The key to painless grilling prep is creating a system that works for you. You want to have everything you need easily accessible, minimize the number of tools and containers to make cleanup a breeze, and keep things compact to reduce clutter. This set includes a cutting board for prep, two color-coded trays for marinating, and a deep tray for seasoning and serving. The cherry on top? It all nestles together for easy storage.

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3. Nonstick Corn Grilling Basket With Folding Handle, $15

Rather than relying on tongs to flip the corn sizzling on your grill, give this grilling basket a try. It can fit up to four ears of corn, plus it has a nonstick coating and a handle to make flipping a breeze.

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4. Grillight Stainless-Steel Grill Tools, $25+

No more racing against the sunset to finish grilling before it’s dark out. These grill tools have a handy built-in LED light in the handles of the spatulas and tongs. Nighttime grilling has truly never been easier.

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5. Schmidt Brothers Teak Wood Grill Tool Set, $100

If this is your first summer behind the grill, you might be looking for the perfect tool set to help get those burgers, ribs, and bratwursts cooked to perfection. This grill set includes a spatula, fork, tongs, and basting brush—all fashioned from teak wood and stainless steel, with a leather loop for easy hanging—so you’ll be covered.

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6. Dutchdeluxes Leather Oven Mitt, $115

Protect your hands from heat, smoke, and flames with this leather oven mitt. It features a heat-resistant lining, is made from 100 percent full-grain, REACH-certified leather, and is even finished with a dirt-repellant lining. There’s even a matching apron, too.

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7. Porcelain-Coated Grilling Grids, $29

These grilling grids will allow the smokey flavor from the flames to seep into what you’re cooking, without letting bits of food fall through. The set comes with one small and one large grid and has large handles for easy carrying.

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8. Nonstick Mesh Grill Bags, $9+

These mesh bags are ideal for stuffing with peppers, onions, broccoli, and other vegetables that almost always taste better with a little char on them. Just slide the food inside, snap the buttons to close, and place the bags directly on the grill’s grate.

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9. Nonstick Flexi Grilling Basket, $20

This basket can easily accommodate different cuts of meat, fish, and vegetables for tong-free roasting over the grill. The interlocking steel links expand to fit whatever’s inside, the handles help with smooth flipping, and the nonstick coating makes for a quick release—win, win, win!

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10. GEFU Stainless-Steel Barbecue Skewers, $40

These stainless-steel skewers have a built-slider that’ll help you smoothly push fresh-off-the-grill meats and vegetables onto your plate. No more getting your fingers dirty (or burnt) from pulling them off while they’re still hot.

What are your go-to grilling tools? Let us know below!

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