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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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Onward Grill Pro
$23.99

Onward Grill Pro 50068 68 Grill Cover Onward Grill Pro 50068 68 Grill Cover Features: Heavy-duty all weather grill protection Felt... backing Black 68 x 21 x 40 read more

FireDisc Grills
$66.29

Red, heavy duty, FireDisc grill cover is made from durable PVC weatherproof material that will provide protection from wind, rain,... and snow. Custom to fit the handles on FireDisc Gas Grill (SKU 802078). 5 year warranty. No. TCGFDCR: Width: 22 In.,... read more

Onward Grill Pro
$23.99

Onward Grill Pro 50061 60 Grill Cover Onward Grill Pro 50061 60 Grill Cover Features: Heavy-duty all weather grill protection Felt... backing 8 gauge vinyl with Velcro straps Hanging loop for convenient storage Black 60 x 21 x 40 read more

Formosa Covers
$19.99

Full weather protection for BBQ grill up to 36" long for cart styleSand color heavy gauge 600 Denier polyester fabric with PVC coa...ted. and water repellent treatment on top. High heat resistant cover, UV protection and resists cold cracking.Measures 37"... 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
$23.95 $14.11

The Onward Grill Pro 33666 Electric Charcoal Starter is designed to offer a simple and safe alternative to lighter fluid. It works... quickly. This innovative grill starter heats charcoals to hot embers so you can cook your favorites without any lighter... read more

Onward Grill Pro
$11.82

Onward Grill Pro 39470 Chimney Style Charcoal Starter Onward Grill Pro 39470 Chimney Style Charcoal Starter Features: Lights charc...oal without starter fluid Holds up to 4lbs of charcoal Ready to use in 10 minutes Detachable handle read more

Onward Grill Pro
$14.11

Onward Grill Pro 33666 Electric Charcoal Starter Onward Grill Pro 33666 Electric Charcoal Starter Features: No Starter fluid neede...d Provides a fast, safe and pollution free way to light charcoal 110 volt 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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Texas Brush
$83.66

Brush: Stainless Texas Brush TJBXX Features: -Double sided.-Two foot handle.-Constructed of wood.-Hardwood and heat resistant wire... brushes.-Fire resistant.-Made in the USA.-Collection: The Texas Grill Brush.-Finish: Natural hardwood.-Distressed: No.-Water Resistant: No -Water Resistant Details: ..-Weather Resistant: Yes -Weather Resistant Details: Wood is suitable for outside use, stanless brush heads will not rust..-Rust Resistant: Yes.-Heat Resistant: Yes.-Odor Resistant: Yes.-Antimicrobial: No.-Dishwasher Safe: No -Dishwasher Safe Components: ..-Oven Safe: Yes.-Maximum Temperature: 700.-Hanging Loops: No -Hanging Loop Material: ..-Storage Case: No.-Battery Operated: No -Number of Batteries Needed: .-Battery Type: .-Rechargeable Batteries: .-Battery Included: ..-Grill Type Compatibility: Charcoal grill; Gas grill.-Commercial Use: Yes.-Product Care: Replace brush heads when worn.-Country of Manufacture: United States.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 24.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 7.5.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 2.5.-Handle Length: 24.-Overall Product Weight: 4.Assembly: -Assembly Required: No -Tools Needed for Assembly: ..Warranty: -Product Warranty: Lifetime. read more

Texas Brush
$69.99

Texas Brush TJBXX Features: -Double sided.-Two foot handle.-Constructed of wood.-Hardwood and heat resistant wire brushes.-Fire re...sistant.-Made in the USA.-Collection: The Texas Grill Brush.-Finish: Natural hardwood.-Distressed: No.-Water Resistant: No -Water Resistant Details: ..-Weather Resistant: Yes -Weather Resistant Details: Wood is suitable for outside use, stanless brush heads will not rust..-Rust Resistant: Yes.-Heat Resistant: Yes.-Odor Resistant: Yes.-Antimicrobial: No.-Dishwasher Safe: No -Dishwasher Safe Components: ..-Oven Safe: Yes.-Maximum Temperature: 700.-Hanging Loops: No -Hanging Loop Material: ..-Storage Case: No.-Battery Operated: No -Number of Batteries Needed: .-Battery Type: .-Rechargeable Batteries: .-Battery Included: ..-Grill Type Compatibility: Charcoal grill; Gas grill.-Commercial Use: Yes.-Product Care: Replace brush heads when worn.-Country of Manufacture: United States.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 24.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 7.5.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 2.5.-Handle Length: 24.-Overall Product Weight: 4.Assembly: -Assembly Required: No -Tools Needed for Assembly: ..Warranty: -Product Warranty: Lifetime. read more

Texas Brush
$79.66

Brush: Stainless/Black Steel Texas Brush TJBXX Features: -Double sided.-Two foot handle.-Constructed of wood.-Hardwood and heat re...sistant wire brushes.-Fire resistant.-Made in the USA.-Collection: The Texas Grill Brush.-Finish: Natural hardwood.-Distressed: No.-Water Resistant: No -Water Resistant Details: ..-Weather Resistant: Yes -Weather Resistant Details: Wood is suitable for outside use, stanless brush heads will not rust..-Rust Resistant: Yes.-Heat Resistant: Yes.-Odor Resistant: Yes.-Antimicrobial: No.-Dishwasher Safe: No -Dishwasher Safe Components: ..-Oven Safe: Yes.-Maximum Temperature: 700.-Hanging Loops: No -Hanging Loop Material: ..-Storage Case: No.-Battery Operated: No -Number of Batteries Needed: .-Battery Type: .-Rechargeable Batteries: .-Battery Included: ..-Grill Type Compatibility: Charcoal grill; Gas grill.-Commercial Use: Yes.-Product Care: Replace brush heads when worn.-Country of Manufacture: United States.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 24.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 7.5.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 2.5.-Handle Length: 24.-Overall Product Weight: 4.Assembly: -Assembly Required: No -Tools Needed for Assembly: ..Warranty: -Product Warranty: Lifetime. read more

Drip Pans

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

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Anolon
$31.99

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 slip-free, while the pan's substantial weight provides durability and helps prevent warping. Lifetime limited warranty. read more

Anolon
$31.99

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 slip-free, while the pan's substantial weight provides durability and helps prevent warping. Lifetime limited warranty. read more

NIFTY
$9.99

No more burnt crusts or soggy middles. The Nifty Pizza Baking Rack cooks a perfect frozen pizza every single time. The patented te...chnology redirects heat to evenly cook any type of frozen pizza. The integrated drip pan will catch cheese and pizza toppings to help keep your oven spotless. The Nifty Pizza Baking Rack has a dishwasher safe, durable chrome and non-stick finish making clean up quick and easy. read more

Primo Grills & Smokers
$68.00

Primo Grills & SmokersThe lower racks are ~designed to accommodate most drip pans~ to prevent drippings from falling into the ...coal. Simply place any foil pan on the racks and collect the drippings. Use just one lower rack with your Primo firebox divider for simultaneous direct indirect cooking or use both lower racks with the Primos ceramic heat deflector plates for baking smoking and indirect cooking.Depth: 12" Height: 2" Weight: 2 lbs. Width: 18" 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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Grillmark
$13.68

Highlights: 2 Pairs Color: Black Tool Material: Leather Product Type: Barbecue Grill Mitt Hanging Strap: No Weather Resistant: No ...Protect your hands and arms Heavy duty long cuff Two-tone, leather and cotton composition Black with brown accents One size fits all Dishwasher Safe: No read more

Crate and Barrel
$15.95

Kitchen Linens: Pit Mitt Grilling Glove-Oven Mitt - Supremely heat-resistant aramid fiber is woven into a flexible glove with sili...cone grip for the home griller, smoker and pitmaster. The fibers create a barrier that prevents heat from penetrating the... read more

Cuisinart
$19.97

The Cuisinart 3 Piece Grilling Tool Set with Grill Glove keeps your hand cool while the grilling gets hot. This attractive set com...es with the three most important tools for cooking your food perfectly. The grill glove fits comfortably over your hand and grips the tools easily, allowing you to handle all the food on your hot grill without burning your hand. Imported.Set Includes:Chef's SpatulaGrill TongsGrill ForkDimensions: Measures 4.7 wide by 18.6 long by 3 tall/deepMaterial: Stainless SteelComfortable heat resistant rubberized gripsHeat resistant cotton glove is also includedElongated handles and convenient handle hooks to help hang tools during grillingCare Instructions: Not Dishwasher Safe read more

Threshold
$24.99

Find Cookware, Open Stock And Sets at Target.com! The Thershold brand embossed the cooking pleasure. Cast iron is a high-quality m...aterial which is very efficient at retaining heat, distributing it slowly and evenly, thereby ensuring genuine cooking... 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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Nordicware
$20.84 $20.82

A veggie-lovers dream. Fill this high-sided basket with all your favorites and youll have a grilled stir fry in no time. Great for... delicate seafood, too.Product Information Appliance Accessory Type: Grill Basket Features: Hand Wash, Non-stick, Easy... read more

Char-Broil
$11.64

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

Rosle
$39.95

Imagine grilling thick cut steaks or slow-smoking a rack of baby backs in the serenity of your favorite grilling spot, using the b...est grill and barbeque equipment. The dream is now a reality. Rosle grills offer a straight-forward innovative design with functional features that will surely bring a nod of appreciation from those who live to grill. A high and rounded dome for accommodating large chickens and turkeys, handles that are comfortable and stay cool, a solid stainless steel frame that does not fall apart, precise air-flow control vents, stable rubber wheels and best of all, a hinged lid for easy access and safe. read more

Farberware
$18.73

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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Taylor
$12.99

This commercial-quality Taylor Waterproof Digital Food Thermometer is a definite must-have for any serious cook or backyard barbec...ue pit master. read more

Kalorik
$72.65

Kalorik FTH 40953 S Take the guesswork out of cooking with the Kalorik Wireless Bluetooth Meat Thermometer. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 ...technology to wirelessly transmit the internal cooking temperature of your food right to your smartphone! All you have to do is insert the included stainless steel sensor probe into the meat that is being cooked and the data is synced using the Grill Now mobile app, which can be downloaded from the iTunes app store. The app allows you to select one of several pre-programmed meat options, including turkey, beef, pork, or chicken as well as the level of doneness that you desire, ranging from rare to well done. Once these options are selected, the app reveals what the ideal cooking time and temperatures are based on your food. It also features a timer that alerts you when it's time to flip your meat or when it's ready to serve! Note: Only compatible with iPhones and iPads with BT 4.0 compatibility. Features: -Remote sensor probe.-Easy centigrade and fahrenheit conversion.-Customizable, pre-programmed meat type and doneness settings.-Works with the "Grill Now" app available from iTunes.-Bluetooth transmitting distance up to 10 m/33 ft.-Power supply: 2pcs AAA batteries.-Stainless steel probe with wires is heat resistant up to 840F.-Product Type: Digital.-Measuring Technology: Infrared.-Finish: Silver.-CFC Free: No.-Hardware Finish: Silver.-Primary Material: Plastic -Primary Material Details: ABS..-Hardware Material: Stainless steel.-Number of Items Included: 1.-Pieces Included: .-Water Resistant: No -Water Resistant Details: ..-Heat Resistant: Yes.-Shatterproof: No.-Rust Resistant: No.-Antimicrobial: No.-Food Type: Meat.-Timer: Yes -Maximum Timer Setting: ..-Battery Required: Yes -Number of Batteries Needed: 2.-Battery Type: AAA.-Batteries Included: No.-Rechargeable Batteries: No.-Automatic Shutoff: No..-Instant Read: Yes -Response Time: ..-Programmable: Yes -Alert Type: Sound..-Remote Temperature Reader: Yes -Wireless: Yes.-Wireless Range: 33..-Maximum Temperature: 390.-Minimum Temperature: 32.-Temperature Scale: Celsius; Fahrenheit.-Microwave Safe: No.-Dishwasher Safe: No.-Oven Safe: No.-Stove Safe: No.-Freezer Safe: No.-Refrigerator Safe: No.-Outdoor Use: Yes.-Commercial Use: No.-Recycled Content: No -Total Recycled Content (Percentage): .-Post-Consumer Content (Percentage): .-Remanufactured/Refurbished: ..-Eco-Friendly: No.Specifications: -ASTM Certified: No.-BPA Free: No.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 1.3.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 3.8.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 3.8.-Stem Length: 7.8.-Probe Cord Length: 44.63.-Overall Product Weight: 0.17.Assembly: -Assembly Required: No -Tools Needed for Assembly: ..-Installation Required: No -Tools Needed for Installation: ..Warranty: -Product Warranty: 1 Year. read more

Taylor
$2,035.44

Digital Food Service Thermometer, HACCP Food Safety, Temp. Range (F) -40 Degrees to 400 Degrees , Temp. Range (C) 40 Degrees to 26...0 Degrees , Accuracy +/-2 Degrees FStandards NSFDisplay LCDFeatures Automated Thermocouple Recording Data LoggerIncludes... read more

Taylor
$9.07

Mechanical Food Service Thermometer, Food Safety, Temp. Range (F) 0 Degrees to 220 Degrees Accuracy +/-1 Percent, Dial Size 1 In.,... Stem Length 5 In., Standards NSF, Diameter 1 In., Length 6 In., Stem Material Stainless Steel, Case Material Stainless Steel, Lens Material PolycarbonateFeatures Exclusive Safe T Set(TM) Recalibration, Storage Sleeve with Built In Recalibration WrenchIncludes Recall Tool Thermometers and TimersHandheld Thermometers3NZR8 features 3-pt. calibration for +/- 1% accuracy at any point. 3NZR9 includes memory recall, on/off switch, and a battery. 3NZT1, 3NZT2, 3NZT3 feature on/off switch with auto shut-off and gives 1-sec. updates. Battery included. Waterproof and NSF Certified. 3NZT1 and 3NZT3 can be recallibrated with HACCP requirements. 3NZT4 is recalibratable and has a 2-stage off button with timer. Includes battery. 3NZT5 is self-calibrating and gives accuracy 0.5 F in HACCP temperature ranges and 0.1 F/0.1 C in resolution. Includes battery. NSF Certified. 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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Kalorik
$157.94

Features: -Roasts from inside out and outside in for juicy and tender food. -Great for grilled ribs or cornish hen in less than 30... minutes. -Electronic controlled cycles cook food evenly inside and without over browning. -Unlike traditional rotisseries... read more

Bon Chef
$129.99

Bon Chef 60010 Bon Chef Cucina Rotisserie Pan. Manufactured of 18/8 stainless steel. Handling instructions: Safe temperatures: -20... degrees F to a maximum temperature of 650 degrees F. Use only metal safe detergents and sanitizers. For heavily soiled conditions, presoak in soapy hot water. Features: -Cucina collection.-Capacity: 10 Quart.-Item: Food Pan.-Material: Stainless Steel.-Capacity: 2-5 Quarts.-Collection: Cucina.-Hardware Finish: Stainless Steel.-Hardware Material: Stainless steel.-Number of Items Included: 1.-Pieces Included: .-Outdoor Use: Yes.-Commercial Use: Yes.-Recycled Content: No -Total Recycled Content (Percentage): .-Post-Consumer Content (Percentage): .-Remanufactured/Refurbished: ..-Eco-Friendly: No.-Product Care: Use only metal safe detergents and sanitizers. Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads..Dimensions: -0.5" Square handles.-Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 4.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 16.5.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 14.13.-Overall Product Weight: 4.5.Assembly: -Assembly Required: No -Tools Needed for Assembly: ..-Installation Required: No -Tools Needed for Installation: ..-Additional Parts Required: No -Parts Needed: .. read more

Cuizen
$129.99

Cook healthy with the ultra-sleek, efficient CuiZen Vertigenius Vertical Rotisserie. It features a stainless steel interior, progr...ammable timer and temperature, a digital display, and a non-stick drip tray. This innovative machine is even easy to clean. read more

Hearth Distribution
$52.99

Expand the capabilities of your Smoke-N-Hot grill with the Smoke-N-Hot SNH-MBR Multi-Kabob Rotisserie Attachment, available on air...-n-water.com for a great deal. 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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NATICO
$75.00

This gourmet BBQ tool set comes equipped with all the essentials for that Sunday afternoon cookout. Each tool has soft comfort-gri...p handles and a stylish design. comfort-grip handles spatula with built-in bottle opener grill scraper deluxe tongs BBQ fork basting brush with removable head carrying case included stainless steel and silicone dishwasher safe 6x18x2" imported read more

CHARCOAL COMPANION
$50.00

This heavy-duty grill brush stands up to tough clean-up jobs. mixed materials offers enhanced grip dual handles allows you to exer...t more pressure where you need it on tough jobs Rosewood/stainless steel bristles. Hand wash. Imported. read more

Libman
$22.99

Features:Grill brush with brass fibers Ergonomic rubbergrip handle with hanger hole 68 tufts of extra tough, 3/4-inch brass fibers... Steel scraper attached  What's In The Box:Libman 00069 Brass Grill Brush 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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Libman
$29.99 $22.99

QUJ1140 Features Brass fibers Steel scraper attached Made in the USA Product Type: Cleaning brush and scraper Country of Manufactu...re: United States Dimensions 68 Tufts of extra tough and 0.75'' brass fibers Overall Width - Side to Side: 3'' Overall... read more

Klein Tools
$25.44 $21.30

BBQ Tool SetFeatures:Flip your food with the perfect BBQ accessoryThe stainless steel construction provides rust resistanceCushion...-Grip handle resists slippage and provides the comfort needed for frequent useThe 17'' (432 mm) length makes it ideal for... read more

Cuisinart
$29.99 $23.07

The Cuisinart CGS-134T 3-Piece Grilling Tool Set with Grill Glove keeps you grilling safely. This attractive set comes with the th...ree most important tools for cooking your food perfectly — the chef's spatula, grill tongs and grill fork. The tools are... read more

Charcoal Companion
$36.99 $32.77

The Charcoal Companion Three-Piece Vineyard Rosewood BBQ Tool Set has a contemporary look and feel with generously sized stainless... steel heads and contoured rosewood handles. The set includes all the essential grilling tools: a wide-head perforated... read more

EMSCO
$23.08 $14.59

The Ti-Dee American cleaning products are engineered for quality and consistency with many cleaning applications- The Barbeque Gri...ll Brush quickly removes the cooked remnants from last Friday nights cookout and removes any grease that may be on the... read more

Ambia
$19.99 $12.76

Designed for use with the Grill Dozer Steam Cleaning Brush, this brush head easily attaches to replace your old brush head. The br...ush features tough, stainless-steel bristles to help remove caked-on food from your grill or barbecue. read more

Cuisinart
$19.99 $11.50

The Cuisinart Comfort Cleaning Brush is a great looking and comfortable way to clean your grill. This brush is designed at an angl...e to reach over grill and clean the grate while the handle is curved and molded for better grip. Features 18 grill brush... read more

Cuisinart
$29.99 $20.26

The Cuisinart CGS-134T 3-Piece Grilling Tool Set with Grill Glove keeps you grilling safely. This attractive set comes with the th...ree most important tools for cooking your food perfectly — the chef's spatula, grill tongs and grill fork. The tools are... read more

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