Outdoor Cooking Accessories Buying Guide

Turn yourself into your own grill master with helpful accessories for grills and cooking outdoors. These items help you maximize your skills (and encourage you to have a little fun, too).

Types of Accessories

Types of Accessories

If you've ever watched a cooking show on a food-related TV channel, you may have come away amazed at the skills that barbecue aficionados demonstrate during outdoor food prep. But some of their secrets are accessories for grills and cooking. These helpful items not only do some of the work for you, but they also help protect your expensive outdoor cooking equipment. Take a look at the range of options -- cover, starter, brushes/scrapers, drip pans, lighting, mitts/gloves, grill baskets and planks, thermometers, side burners, rotisseries, and utensils -- and get started on the path to becoming a home cooking expert.

Cover

Grills should be covered in the off-season to protect their exteriors and cooking elements from damage. Covers may also be used at night or during rainstorms.

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Artisan
$80.00

This Artisan Cover is designed for use with Artisan 36-Inch cart model Gas Grills. Keep your grill in prime condition in all weath...er conditions! Protects your Artisan grill from the elements Helps keep your grill clean between uses for easier grilling... read more

Swiss Grills
$51.99

CV-BI-650 Grill Cover for use with Swiss Grills Built-In 650 Models Gas Grills The weatherproof grill cover is designed to keep yo...ur Swiss Grill from rusting and prevent discoloration from the weather The material is a specially designed polyesterrub... read more

Vintage
$49.00

Like a fine wine Vintage Products have grown through generations of experience to become the ultimate outdoor cooking and entertai...nment brand From our remarkably powerful grills and side burners to a complete line of beverage and refrigeration units ... read more

Starter

For charcoal grills, a starter is a useful contraption. It holds charcoal in its base and is a good way to establish a secure beginning for a cooking flame.

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GrillPro
$24.99

Lights charcoal without starter fluid Holds charcoal together for easier heating in your grill Holds up to 4 lbs of charcoal Heats... charcoal to hot embers quickly without the smell and taste of starter fluids Charcoal will be ready in 10 minutes 6.5in X... read more

GrillPro
$24.99

Lights charcoal without starter fluid Holds charcoal together for easier heating in your grill Holds up to 4 lbs of charcoal Heats... charcoal to hot embers quickly without the smell and taste of starter fluids Charcoal will be ready in 10 minutes 6.5in X... read more

NutriChef
$37.49

Ignite charcoal without using lighter fluid with this NutriChef barbecue grill starter. This charcoal lighter features a simple pl...ug-in design and a heat-resistant handle for your safety. Quickly Heat & Ignite Charcoal Eliminates the Need of Lighter... read more

Brushes/Scrapers

Brushes and scrapers are useful utensils to clean off the cooking grates and surfaces of a grill. These may have multiple sides to remove large or small leftover items.

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BetterHome
$10.83

Do you love grilling outdoors, but find the cleaning of stuck grease so much of work? Would you like a industrial grade grill brus...h that offers a range of super convenient designs to make cleaning a simple task, and protects expensive grill grates from... read more

Prepara
$15.99

Prepara Basting Plus BBQ Brush Set Squeeze, dip, baste, repeat. Coat pans, daub meats or brush pastries with a sweet glaze or your... special barbecue sauce. This set's basting brush refills with a little pinch and sits conveniently in its glass well. What You Get Barbecue basting set Instructions read more

Taylor Precision Products
$13.40 $13.25

As every cook will tell you, the secret is the sauce. For those looking the get the most out of theirs, Taylor created the 813GW s...auce Mop. The inventive design of the silicone Mop allows for maximal sauce retention & a more even distribution. The tool also has an 18" handle to keep avoid contamination & to keep your hands away from hot surfaces. The ergonomically designed silicone handle also features a bottle opener to keep you refreshed while preparing your meal. When it's time for cleanup, the Mop head is easily removable & dishwasher safe. read more

$24.99

Great for all sauces and marinades Convenient grill-side basting Natural bristles Dark stained wood handle 18in L X 1.5in W X .5in... H Set Includes: 1 Piece Type: BBQ Accessories Material: Wood, Plastic read more

Drip Pans

Drip pans are placed underneath the cooking surface to collect dripping fat or bits from food.

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Primo
$68.00

The lower Drip Pan Racks can be used to hold a drip pan to collect juices or to hold your favorite cooking liquid enhancing the fl...avor or your food They are also used with the ceramic D-Plates for indirect heat cooking read more

Cuisinart
$70.00

12" Drip-Free Skillet: *Triple-ply skillet *Aluminum core and a brushed stainless exterior *Heat surround technology allows for ev...en heat distribution *Stainless steel Cool Grip riveted handle *Drip-free pouring rim and tight fitting cover seals in moisture and nutrients *Suitable for use with induction cook tops **Measurements:** Cooking surface 12" DIA read more

Steven Raichlen
$29.99 $22.14

Dimensions: 9.48W x 3.34D x 5.07H in.. Durable stainless steel frame. Use with cans or loose liquids. Pan collects juices for rese...rving. Convenient dishwasher safe design. About Charcoal CompanionCharcoal Companion is a popular brand of quality home cooking products for the barbecue grill and indoor oven. Business began over thirty years ago with the popular Charcoal Chimney Starter, but the folks at Charcoal Companion have developed so many creative and innovative designs since then that the brand is often called “The First Company in Grilling.” And their fiery passion for barbecue continues with unique licensing partnerships, top-notch customer service, and more. In fact, Charcoal Companion has grown so large that it’s branched out into other fine brands like Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue, Planet Barbecue, and the much-loved Pizzacraft. read more

Anolon
$31.99 $21.99

The breadwinner! Say good-bye to crumbly mishaps and start baking cakes and breads like a pro with this top-notch set from Anolon.... New proprietary coating ensures superior release and makes cleanup a snap. Silicon-enhanced handles are steady and... read more

Lighting

Lighting for grills can be clamped to the sides of grills and are useful when cooking in low light. These may be spotlights or lights that hang overhead and direct illumination at the cooking surface.

Mitts/Gloves

To adequately protect hands and enable you to safely remove dishes from a grill, mitts and gloves are essential accessories.

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Char-Broil
$24.95

Char-Broil Silicone Grilling Gloves  Ever feel like you got burned just trying to get a grip? You won't have to go through that wi...th these silicone gloves from Char-Broil. 100% silicone construction delivers a sure grip while insulating you from the searing heat of your oven, smoker or grill. Cleanup's a cinch. Throw them in the dishwasher and go spend some extra time with family instead. Score! What You Get 2 Silicone grilling gloves  Good to Know read more

Newchic
$9.87 $5.08

Specification: Material: Silicone Color: Dark Blue, Red, Green, Black, Orange Size:(LxW):27x18/10.6x7.1Inch Package Includes: 1 x ...Thicken Silicone Heat Resistant Glove read more

Cuisinart
$20.97

The Cuisinart 3-Piece Red Grilling Tool Set with Grill Glove keeps your hand cool while the grilling gets hot. This attractive set... comes with the three most important tools for cooking your food perfectly the Chef's Spatula, grill tongs and a grill... read more

Sur La Table
$25.00

Move hot grill grates, add a log to the campfire, adjust grill pans and more with these heat-resistant leather gloves. Insulated g...loves provide excellent hand protection and feature extended cuffs that help protect wrists and forearms from heat and errant sparks. read more

Grill Baskets and Planks

Grill baskets are generally used to cook smaller foods, such as vegetables or cut-up pieces of meat, which would otherwise fall through the cooking surface. Planks are a long surface of cedar or other type of wood used to cook dishes such as fish and impart a smoky flavor.

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GourmetGiftBaskets
$139.99

Perfect for anyone who craves unique flavors, this impressive bounty unites the most desirable, award-winning grilling products to...gether. Offering unbeatably bold tastes with a collection of irresistible sauces, deliciously savory rubs, and gourmet glazes, this awesome gift will let your recipient create food that's truly nothing shy of great. read more

Char-Broil
$18.93

If you love grilling shrimp, veggies and other small items, the Char-Broil handy grilling basket makes doing so simple and easy. S...imply place food in the basket and slide on the grill. The steel grate is adjustable and locks in place. The Char-Broil BBQ grill basket is the perfect accessory for any griller. read more

Farberware
$19.83

Use the direct heat of your grill to cook up S'mores. This S'mores grill basket is perfect for any summer BBQ. Dishwasher safe.

Farberware
$9.99

Use the direct heat of your grill to cook up quesadillas that have a crisp outside and smoky flavor inside. This quesadilla grill ...basket holds everything together with a secure clasp, and makes cooking both sides as simple as a flip. Dishwasher safe. read more

Thermometers

Thermometers provide a reading of the temperature inside the grill, helping you to establish the right heat level to best cook different types of foods.

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Camp Chef
$24.99

Find Kitchen Thermometers and Calculators at Target.com! "Do you have a hard time measuring temperatures when cooking food? Cookin...g outdoors had traditionally been a tedious process, but our new wireless thermometer takes the guess work out of cooking meat by letting you check your temperatures from up to 100 feet away! Go inside and watch the game while you cook your meats with precision. Or play cards in your camper while you cook a tasty cobbler in your dutch oven. A stainless steel probe is placed inside the smoker or over and attached to a wired transmitter. The receiver can be left on the base or taken with you to remotely check your temperatures. Along with providing temperatures, this device will also give suggested cooking temperatures for 6 different meats and sound an alarm once your desired temperature is met. Very easy to use and includes an Led light for easy viewing in the dark. Features include: digital Lcd screen; 6 meat settings; 4 taste settings; timer; Led light; stainless steel probe; easy to use remote; built in alarm Product specifications: works wirelessly up to 100 feet; probe and wire are rated for over 475 degrees; 48"" wire attached from probe to receiver base; elapsed cooking timer; fully adjustable heat monitor" read more

Taylor
$12.99

Find Kitchen Thermometers and Calculators at Target.com! Have you ever ruined a meal because it was over cooked? The worst part is... you used a thermometer but you just couldn’t see the readout properly! With the cost of food the way it is we just can’t afford to toss everything out – let alone spare the time from our busy schedules to cook something new. This Digital Thermometer with Led Readout by Taylor solves this problem! This is the first thermometer to ever use the superior technology of Led! No more dried out meat, no more finicky children, no more fights with your better half about your cooking skills! A brilliant red Led readout provides your temperature readout that’s easy to read from every angle and the ergonomic shape of the thermometer makes it easy to handle. The Taylor Digital Thermometer with red Led Readout easily fits in the palm of your hand. The red Led display is one of the brightest displays currently on the market. The distinct red illuminated glow provides your temperature reading at a glance. The thermometer has a temperature range of -40F° to 450°F or -40°C to 232°C. The stainless steel probe has a step down tip (thinner at the end) that makes a smaller hole in your meat. This is important to keep your roast as moist as possible. A large hole made from a larger probe allows the natural juices from the meat to escape, drying out your main course. There are 3 buttons for use: ON/OFF, F°/C° (Fahrenheit or Celsius) and Hold. That’s it! Hit the ON/OFF button to turn on the unit, choose Fahrenheit or Celsius, insert the probe and wait for the temperature reading to display. Hit the Hold button so you can remove the thermometer from your meat and read the temperature outside the heat of the oven. The thermometer is Nsf (National Sanitation Foundation) certified so it complies with all their standards for the quality, durability and cleanability of consumer products. 2 - CR2032 batteries included. Helpful hints: Digital thermometers are not meant to be left in food during cooking. The plastic and electronic components could be damaged with excessive heat. To preserve battery life the digital display will dim after only a few seconds - it is still actively reading the temperature. Press any button to re-activate the display to see the current temperature. read more

Kalorik
$59.99

Kalorik Wireless Bluetooth Meat Thermometer  Accurately measure the temperature of your food without being chained to the stove. T...his meat thermometer goes the distance on getting your meat's internal temperature, sending it wirelessly to your iOS device so you can check in from across the kitchen. Need help with cooking times and temperatures? Kalorik has your back. Think of it as a friendly kitchen assistant that plays nicely with your iPhone®. What You Get Thermometer base Stainless steel probe Use and care manual Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty Good to Know read more

$16.99 $14.44

Check the internal temperature of meats, candies, and other cooked items with this digital thermometer. A 10-minute automatic shut...down feature prevents spent batteries, and the thermometer is easy to clean with a damp cloth. Accurate and Fast Instant... read more

Side Burners

Side burners offer another cooking surface that may or may not be powered by the same type of flame. These supply a good spot to cook side dishes, such as beans, without interfering with the main cooking area.

Rotisseries

Rotisseries are cooking accessories that enable you to rotate food to ensure even cooking. They are often used for whole chickens or roasts.

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$91.99 $78.19

Toast, roast, broil or bake all your favorite foods with this rotisserie toaster oven. This rotisserie toaster oven features adjus...table thermostat controls, a tempered glass door, and a 24-quart capacity, along with a removable roaster pan to catch... read more

SUNSTONE
$33.23

SUNSTONE 304 Stainless Steel Rotisserie Fork; 4 Prong meat forks Fits 1/2-Inch rod. 304 Stainless Steel. Replacement for rotisseri...e kits. read more

Utensils

Utensils range from spatulas to tongs to skewers, enabling you to cook various types of foods and turn or adjust them with ease.

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XSVU XIZUG
$16.98 $7.49

11" Nylon Black Tongs Kitchen Bbq Salad Catering Cooking Serving Utensils New ! This nylon tongs measuring 11" H safely removes to...ast from toaster. Slim design is great for picking pickles or olives from jars. They also work great for turning and... read more

Unique Bargains
$19.99 $9.52

Plastic Outdoor Toast Long Handle BBQ Oil Grill Brush Brand new BBQ grill barbecue grill brush Brushes will not stick together,dur...able for use.Perfect for cleaning barbecue grills,practical in use.Keeps all grills looking brand new and keeps food... read more

Libman
$32.45 $21.99

QUJ1142 Features Extra tough brass fibers for cleaning grills Long grooved handle with hanger hook Made in the USA Product Type: C...leaning brush and scraper Country of Manufacture: United States Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 2.5'' Overall... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

It's probably not until you experience the value and usefulness of accessories for grills and cooking outdoors that you can fully appreciate how small items really can accomplish great tasks -- and, in turn, make life easier. But like any other item that's for garden and outdoors, there is a host of options within each type of tool or item. What these items have in common are a few purchase considerations that are important to review. Those include price, adaptability, and flame retardance. Here's a quick guide to help you.

Price

Price varies based on the size of the accessory as well as the type. Some accessories are incredibly affordable and increase the capacity of the grill.

Adaptability

Many accessories are quite specific in their use, but some can be used for multiple types of foods. If storage space is a particular concern, then investing in multiuse accessories may be more economical and practical.

Flame Retardance

Any item that is designed to be used on a grilling surface should be impervious to flames. That includes the handle as well as any attachments.

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XSVU XIZUG
$16.98 $7.49

11" Nylon Black Tongs Kitchen Bbq Salad Catering Cooking Serving Utensils New ! This nylon tongs measuring 11" H safely removes to...ast from toaster. Slim design is great for picking pickles or olives from jars. They also work great for turning and... read more

Unique Bargains
$27.99 $13.59

Color available are Orange,Green,Blue and Red. Non-stick, flexible and easy to clean. Non-slip design, can hold things firmly. Kee...p your hands protected against the heat. For CALIFORNIA residents only: WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to... read more

Unique Bargains
$19.99 $9.52

Plastic Outdoor Toast Long Handle BBQ Oil Grill Brush Brand new BBQ grill barbecue grill brush Brushes will not stick together,dur...able for use.Perfect for cleaning barbecue grills,practical in use.Keeps all grills looking brand new and keeps food... read more

Libman
$32.45 $21.99

QUJ1142 Features Extra tough brass fibers for cleaning grills Long grooved handle with hanger hook Made in the USA Product Type: C...leaning brush and scraper Country of Manufacture: United States Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 2.5'' Overall... read more

Unique Bargains
$27.99 $13.99

The wire brush is widely used in ship, aviation industry, car, oil, construction and installation. The brush is made of plastic ha...ndle, brass wire, it convenient for use, a good hand tool. For CALIFORNIA residents only: WARNING: This product contains... read more

Unique Bargains
$17.99 $8.76

Plastic Handle Outdoor Indoor BBQ Grill Brush Cleaner 2 in 1 With the plastic handle,this brush is comfortable for grips.Soft bris...tle head design is suitable for cake pastr or BBQ basting use.Details Description: Net Weight: 39g Color: Light Green... read more

Symak Sales Co
$20.39 $8.08

Brush & Clean your BBQ grill after each cook out to prolong the life of your grill. Great for cleaning your barbeque grill,brass b...ristles are strong and durableHang hole for easy storage. Features: Black Durable Plastic Brush 12 Inch Total Length with... read more

Toolbasix
$9.04 $3.17

BRUSH GRILL THRE IN ON HVY DTY: Stainless steel bristles Hand grip for easy use Steel scraper Heavy duty scrubber Cleans barbecue ...between uses read more

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