Every chef has his own idea of the perfect utensils, pans, and other items to create his masterpiece meals, and grilling tools are no different for a master of the barbecue. Now that spring is approaching, finding the perfect items for outdoor cooking is on the minds of every griller who hopes to make the most of the short barbecue season. So, to make the search a bit easier, here are 10 items every barbecue connoisseur needs to keep the backyard parties the talk of the town.
The first item is all about flavor. This handy stainless steel smoker box is V-shaped, to fit perfectly between the flame deflector bars of almost all gas grills, and sends the smoky flavor of whichever wood chips the griller prefers up between the food grates. It has a hinged lid for easy access to the wood chips, so adding more is simple, and all the ashes stay contained in the box and out of the barbecue.
Despite being made of Burgundian clay, this pizza stone is one of the lightest of its kind, and can be used not only for grilling, but in the oven, microwave, broiler, and even the freezer without cracking or chipping. Pizza comes out with the crispy crusts desired and does not need to be transferred to another surface for cutting. It can also be used for bread, fish, or other grilling needs, and can even double as a cheese board. And best of all, it is dishwasher safe.
The heavy gauge steel of this rack is perfect for grilling wings and drumsticks evenly, without the need for flipping, and comes with a removable grill pan that can be used to cook veggies or other items along with the meat. When finished grilling, simply wash the rack and fold it up for easy storage.
This set contains a spatula, tongs, and a fork, all of which are 18 inches long and made of stainless steel. The spatula is multi-sided, with a serrated edge for cutting and another for tenderizing. It also has a bottle opener at the end of the handle, for the thirsty griller. All 3 pieces of this set are dishwasher safe, and because they are steel, will never rust, and are professional quality tools.
This multi-purpose tray is essential for any griller. It has multiple containers to keep each food item separated, and a condiment caddy that doubles as a serving platter. There will be no more need for repeated trips from the kitchen to the grill with this handy item, so the chef’s attention can stay on the barbecue.
If making delicious stuffed burgers is a passion, this little burger press is a must. The plastic bottom holds any ground meat in place while the circular top creates the perfect hollow for whatever stuffing is desired, including various cheeses, onions, mushrooms, even deli meats. For those grillers who are unsure of what combinations work the best with each meat, this item also comes with a recipe book with an abundance of tasty ideas. And because it is top-rack dishwasher safe, clean-up takes no time at all.
This four-tiered rotisserie fits on almost any spit rod and is big enough to use on a medium or large gas grill. It can be used to make ribs, burgers, fish, and so many other meats, along with the accompanying veggies. There is also room for nachos and even dessert. It’s an entire meal all in one fabulous stainless steel item.
This rack is perfect for not only holding 36 individual jalapeno peppers steady while filling them but also keeps them from falling apart when cooking them on the barbecue. The ingredients stay inside where they belong. This rack can be placed right on the grill rack, and is made of heavyweight stainless steel, so it can withstand the heat. It is easy to clean and is big enough to satisfy even the largest group’s appetizer needs.
When it is time for dessert, this S’more maker handles it with ease. It can hold up to 6 S’mores, and cooks them perfectly in a matter of minutes. It locks securely to hold all the pieces together. And if the weather outside is not cooperating, this item can also be used in the oven or toaster oven inside. Whatever sticky mess is made can be cleaned easily with soap and water, and if necessary, a non-abrasive sponge. And most importantly, it comes with a Marshmallow Blaster, to inject extra tasty infusions of filling into the marshmallows.
Cleaning a grill is the least fun aspect of barbecuing. That is why the Grillbot Cleaning Robot is a definite must for even the amateur griller. This little robot is simple to use. All it takes is the press of a button, and it automatically cleans the grill, using sensors to regulate the speed and direction, to clean the entire grill in no time. The 3 electric motors hold rechargeable batteries, and the brass brushes are dishwasher safe, and last through 100 cleanings. There are 2 settings, for a light or deep clean, and when the robot is finished its work, it sounds an LCD alarm to alert you. This handy item is great for both gas and charcoal grills and safely cleans stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain, as well as expanded steel grills.
Grilling is one of the best parts of the summer, but the versatility of the meal being prepared is only as good as the grilling tools at hand. That is why it is important for any master griller to have the necessary items to prepare the best meal possible. That way, every guest will leave happier than they arrived, begging for a return invitation for another delicious meal.