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Grilling Tools Buying Guide

Get into the groove of grilling year-round with the proper tools. You don’t need to be a master chef to be a great griller. And with the right tools, many tasks that go along with grilling are easier. Keep your grilling area clean, prepped, and ready with the right tools for making your backyard barbecue fun.

Types of Grilling Tools

Types of Grilling Tools

When it comes to grilling accessories, you can get carried away. If you love to grill and have a place to store the accessories, go beyond the basics. However, if storage space for your grilling tools is limited, the essentials listed here will keep you fired up and ready for delicious grilled meals.

Stainless-steel tongs

Tongs with extra-long handles help keep your hands away from the flames and let you lift and rotate meats and vegetables with ease.

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Calphalon
$99.95 $225.00
at Williams-Sonoma

This dishwasher-safe nonstick double griddle includes a removable roasting rack and tongs specifically made to be gentle on nonsti...ck surfaces. Calphalons innovative Slide surface makes it easy to cook and release delicate foods such as eggs and pancakes. Heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum with three interlocking nonstick layers provides excellent heat conduction and uniform cooking; exterior wont chip, peel, stain or scratch. Durable nonstick interior for flawless release and convenient cleanup. Riveted ergonomic handle stays cool on cooktop. Roasting rack elevates food allowing excess fat to drip away. Silicone and nylon tongs are safe for use on nonstick surfaces. Dishwasher safe. Made in USA. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Crate & Barrel

Scooped basket heads on long stainless handles are just the right tool for turning, draining, and serving grilled or fried foods. ...Large openings quickly strain liquids and fats. Tongs lock closed for storageGrill-Fry Tongs. 3"Wx15.7"Dx3.1"H 18/8 stainless steel Dishwasher-safe Made in China Overall DimensionsWidth: 3" Depth: 15.7" Height: 3.1" read more

Stonewall Kitchen

These wide Grill Tongs are designed to withstand high temperatures associated with frying and grilling and allows for easy pick-up... of larger sized food. A perfect blend of design and function this kitchen gadget is versatile and one of Stonewall Kitchens staff favorites. The drain holes allow for easy draining and the stainless steel body provides strength and durability. Patented twist-and-turn mechanism makes it easy to lock tongs inplace. Hook provided on end for easy hanging. read more

Stonewall Kitchen

The grill masters necessity, Folding Tongs with locking mechanism will securely grip food. Grilling Tongs collapse for compact sto...rage or can be hung by leather loop for accessibility. Heavy-duty, stainless steel with redwood handles. read more

Outdoor grilling spatula

A grilling spatula has a long handle and a thin-blade turner, and it's designed for use in high temperatures.

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Brinkmann

The Brinkmann Stainless Steel Grilling Spatula has a slotted design and solid wood handle for an easy grip. It includes a bottle o...pener on the end of the handle. It's convenient at grilling time and cleans easily with soap and water. read more

Deglon
$15.36
at Amazon

It is a stainless steel perforated serving shovel. Its length is 15 cm. It's a top quality cutlery since 1921.

Deglon
$15.36
at Amazon

A set of long lasting sturdy barbecue tools . Reinforced nylon wallet. Quality stainless steel blades. Riveted wood handle. A Degl...on product. read more

Farberware
$13.22
at Amazon

This is a barbecue essential no grill-meister should be without, because a clean grill is a happy, nonstick grill. The ergonomic ...handle is designed to fit comfortable in the hand. 16-inch long. read more

Barbecue gloves or mitts

Heat- and fire-resistant gloves designed for grilling are often made of leather or cotton, and they may have a rubberized exterior for easy grabbing.

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Cuisinart
$22.29 $24.99
at Casa

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:Chefs Spatula Grill Tongs Grill Fork Dimensions: Measures 4.7 wide by 18.6 long by 3 tall/deep Material: Stainless Steel Comfortable heat resistant rubberized grips Heat resistant cotton glove is also included Elongated handles and convenient handle hooks to help hang tools during grilling Care Instructions: Not Dishwasher Safe read more

Brass brush

A grill brush with brass bristles will help to scrape off burned meat and other residue on the cooking grates. Use the brush for cleaning the grill rack in between each use. A notched scraper on the end is an added bonus for hard-to-clean grates.

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Kitchenaid
$12.99
at Target

This KitchenAid Gourmet Baster with Brush has the added feature of silicone bristles on the end so you can brush on the flavor whi...le you're basting your food. The baster tube has graduated measurements for clear readings and has a 1-ounce capacity. Silicone bristles are heat-resistant up to 500 degrees F. Dishwasher safe. Material: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Dishwasher-safeFrame Material: Plastic, NylonHandle Material: PlasticProtective Qualities: No Additional Protective QualitiesAssembly Details: no assembly requiredDimensions: 1.0 " H Weight: 1.0 Lb.Battery: no battery used read more

Grill Pro
$10.29 $11.00
at Casa

2 piece basting brush set Silicone construction Heat resistant to 500º F Dishwasher safe Includes a 15 brush with angLED head and ...8 straight brush ? Imported- China read more

Waring
$26.05
at Amazon

The cleaning brush features heavy-duty bristles for initial removal of sediment from the cast iron plates. The brush also features... a scraper custom designed to clean in between the ribs as well as the flat surfaces. It is designed to use for all Panini grills. read more

Grill Pro
$12.99
at Amazon

A Grill Brush is an accessory that every grill owner needs, it keeps your grill clean, and removes all of the excess grease and gr...im that is left over after you have cooked your delicious meals. By cleaning your grill with a quality grill brush after every use, you will prolong the life of your grill, and keep it in great condition all year long. A special kind of brush, this 2-Way Grill Brush with Scrubber makes it easy to get old baked on grease and grime off of your grill. It is a hand-held scrubber pad with stainless steel bristles and a steel scraper. read more

Silicone basting brush

A basting brush made of silicone withstands high temperatures, is safe to use with various meats, and is easy to clean.

Grilling thermometer

A grilling thermometer will take the guesswork out of judging the doneness of grilled meats and allow for juicy, flavorful meats to go from grill to table.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

If you’re just getting started with a new grill and accessories, buying a grilling tool kit is a good idea. That way you will have the essentials and can add other elements as your grilling acumen grows. If you are partial to a particular brand or set of tools, most offer add-ons to their basic collections. Decide if the tools will be stored outside hanging on the grill or enclosed in a case or cabinet, or if you’ll bring them inside after each use. If you’re keeping tools outside, be sure the handle material (such as wood or stainless steel) will endure the weather elements to keep them lasting a long time.

Grilling tool kits

Shop around to learn what’s available in a grilling tool kit in your price range. Know that some grilling tools can be cheap, flimsy, and inadequate for flipping a big hunk of meat. While being economical, also evaluate the purchase in terms of what looks and feels substantial enough to last through a few grilling seasons.

Materials

Wood, stainless steel, and rubber are common material options for grilling-tool handles. If you have the opportunity, try holding a couple of tool options to see which grip is most comfortable. Also factor in weather elements and what will endure changing conditions if left outside.

Sizes

Grilling tools can be huge and intentionally oversized for grilling. The size of your grill and average weight of the meats you grill will determine how big or small your tools should be.

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Cuisinart
$26.95 $39.99
at Buydig

The Cuisinart Folding Tool Set combines the ease-of-use of full-sized wood handled grilling tools with the convenient storage abil...ity of a kitchen utensil. At their full, extended length, the stainless steel spatula, fork and grill brush offer an 17-inch full-reach design so that you can handle all the foods on your grill without potentially burning your arms. When you are finished grilling the tools fold up to a convenient 11.5 inches - allowing you to save space in your bag and fit them in your kitchen drawers. The ideal tool set for the backyard, tailgating and camping. Product Features: 3 Piece Set Includes folding spatula, fork and cleaning brush, Tools measure 17 inch when extended and 11.5 inch when folded, Tools constructed of stainless steel and durable pakka wood, Tools include convenient hanging loop, Easy locking mechanism secures position when extended or folded. More Product Information for the Cuisinart 3-Piece Folding Tool Set Specifications read more

Cuisinart 3-Piece Folding Tool Set
Bull Outdoor
$87.00 $109.00
at Wayfair

Features: Stainless steel trim for brahma grill Grill finishing frame Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 24 Inches Overal...l Width - Side to Side: 14 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 14 Inches Overall Product Weight: 22 Pounds read more

Stainless Steel Grill Finishing Frame
Attitude Aprons by L.A. Imprints
$16.14 $21.00
at Wayfair

Features: King of the Grill Fully adjustable apron strap One Size Fits All Specifications: Material: Poly-Cotton Twill Fabric Spec...ifications: Machine wash Color: Dark Blue Show Additional Info Dimensions: Overall Length - Top to Bottom: 34 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 27 Inches Overall Product Weight: 0.7 Pounds read more

King of The Grill Apron
Attitude Aprons by L.A. Imprints
$15.61 $21.00
at Wayfair

Features: The Grill Father Fully adjustable apron strap One Size Fits All Specifications: Material: Poly-cotton twill fabric Speci...fications: Machine Wash Color: Black Show Additional Info Dimensions: Overall Length - Top to Bottom: 34 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 27 Inches Overall Product Weight: 0.7 Pounds read more

The Grill Father Apron
Le Creuset
$9.95 $13.38
at Wayfair

Made to measure the interior temperature of your grill, this durable stainless steel design features an easy-to-read dial that ran...ges from 100° F up to 600° F. This thermometer can also be used to measure oven temperature. Place a spatula under the metal tabs on the face for easy removal from hot surfaces. Features: Stainless steel Dial thermometers measure Fahrenheit Hand-wash with a damp towel and promptly dry Utensils and Accessories collection Dimensions: Overall Width - Side to Side: 2.5 Inches Overall Product Weight: 0.1 Pounds Special Offer: 13 Issues of Southern Living Magazine Included with your purchase - a $20 value (Subscription and Rebate info) read more

Grill Thermometer
Flirty Aprons
$23.49 $39.99
at Wayfair

Features: Men's ''My Grill's Hotter Than Yours'' apron Material: 65% Polyester and 35% cotton Thick 1-ply material Features 3-pock...ets Detailed embroidered phrases Adjustable neck strap Play on words themed apron Durable fabric One size fits most Won't fade or tear Black color Show Additional Info Dimensions: Overall Length - Top to Bottom: 34 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 25 Inches Overall Product Weight: 0.6 Pounds read more

Men's "My Grill's Hotter Than Yours" Apron in Black
Flirty Aprons
$21.49 $39.99
at Wayfair

Features: Men's ''I Turn Grills On'' apron Material: 65% Polyester and 35% cotton Thick 1-ply material Features 3-pockets Detailed... silkscreened phrases Adjustable neck strap Play on words themed apron Durable fabric One size fits most Won't fade or tear Black color Show Additional Info Dimensions: Overall Length - Top to Bottom: 34 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 25 Inches Overall Product Weight: 0.6 Pounds read more

Men's "I Turn Grills On" Apron in Black
Fox Run Craftsmen
$15.28 $28.99
at Wayfair

Features: Meat grilling basket Non-stick Long handle makes it easy to flip burgers or chicken

Non-Stick BBQ Meat Grilling Basket
Lodge
$21.79 $33.00
at Wayfair

Features: Cookbook 128 pages Indoor Grilling by Dwayne Ridgaway Lavish photos and recipes prepared with cast iron grill pans and r...eversible griddles Year round creation of entrees, appetizers and desserts Made in USA Show Additional Info Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 0.5 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 8 Inches Overall Product Weight: 1 Pounds read more

Indoor Grilling Cookbook
Calphalon
$99.95 $225.00
at Williams-Sonoma

This dishwasher-safe nonstick double griddle includes a removable roasting rack and tongs specifically made to be gentle on nonsti...ck surfaces. Calphalons innovative Slide surface makes it easy to cook and release delicate foods such as eggs and pancakes. Heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum with three interlocking nonstick layers provides excellent heat conduction and uniform cooking; exterior wont chip, peel, stain or scratch. Durable nonstick interior for flawless release and convenient cleanup. Riveted ergonomic handle stays cool on cooktop. Roasting rack elevates food allowing excess fat to drip away. Silicone and nylon tongs are safe for use on nonstick surfaces. Dishwasher safe. Made in USA. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Calphalon Unison Nonstick Double Griddle Set with Tongs and Rack
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