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No summer is complete without hamburgers, hot dogs, veggies and anything else on your outdoor menu. Whether you’re entertaining at home or planning a getaway somewhere else, it’s the perfect time to step up your baking game before the hot weather season ends.
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And if meat is more your speed, Cuts by former NFL player Jay Cutler and celebrity butcher Pat Lafrieda offers a rotating selection each month, including dry-aged chopped beef, Angus strip steak black New York pork and chicken. Their hand-sliced protein is delivered to your door from New Jersey and can be purchased as a subscription or gift. You can also try Omaha Steaks with a variety of cuts including filet mignon, Wagyu beef and tons of other meats, chicken, pork, seafood and more.
Now that you’ve got your menu covered, here are more items you need to help take your baking game to the next level. From tools to handles to Bluetooth thermometers, check out some of the best grilling accessories—plus some grilling recommendations—for upgrading your next grill below.
1. Delicious Smart Meat Thermometer
Track your noise and monitor the temperature while you cook with this Bluetooth-connected meat thermometer, which has a range of up to 150 feet. The stainless steel probe has built-in timers and alerts, so you don’t have to worry about when to flip the burger or adjust the heat. It even helps you determine cooking times for meat, poultry or fish so you don’t have to guess or stress about whether the food is ready. It’s also on sale for a limited time.
Smart delicious meat thermometer
2. Portable Aizoam Stainless Steel Grilling Basket
This Amazon’s top-rated roasting basket is useful for roasting vegetables, shrimp, fish fillets or whole fish and meat. The lockable grill grate gives you smoky flavor and heat, but stops food falling out of the basket. Keep food from falling on the grill at your next cookout, plus it comes with a sauce brush, bamboo skewer and heat-resistant gloves so you can enjoy it with confidence.
Portable Aizoam stainless steel grilling basket
3. Oxo Good Grips Grill Tool Set
This set of tongs and twisters from Oxo is ideal for grilling. It includes a durable stainless steel spatula that’s perfect for flipping meat, tongs designed for lifting, non-slip handles to keep your hands steady, and a hanging loop for convenient storage. Long handles prevent you from getting burned.
Oxo Good Grips Grill Tool Set
4. Rappica BBQ Grill Oven Gloves
Protect your hands with these water, fire and stain resistant grill oven gloves made of food grade neoprene rubber. They are insulated and have a non-slip textured design, so you can handle any wet or greasy item. It’s especially useful for pork and fits loosely so you can work on the BBQ or smoker. The sleeve-style handles are 14 inches long and protect your arms whether you’re grilling, brewing or frying food.
Rappica BBQ Grill Oven Gloves
5. Proud Grill Q-Swiper BBQ Grill Cleaner Set
Keep your grills clean and swiping down with Proud Grill’s Q-Swiper Cleaning Kit, which comes with a sturdy cleaning brush and food contact-safe wipes that cut grease. It’s safe for coated steel, cast iron and porcelain grills — just make sure to clean after your grills have cooled.
Proud Grill Q-Swipe BBQ Grill Cleaning Set
6. Wood Fire Grilling Co. Cedar Board, 12-Pack
Grill salmon, chicken, vegetables and seafood on these red cedar planks made in the USA by Wood Fire Grilling Co. for a perfect smoky finish. Measuring 5 by 11 inches, the boards come in a pack of 12 and can be used on gas or charcoal grills or in ovens.
Wood Fire Grill Co. Cedar Planks, 12-Pack
7. Meater Plus smart meat thermometer
If you plan to get further away from the girl, Meater’s Smart Plus Bluetooth-enabled meat thermometer gives you 165 feet of wireless range so you can keep an eye on what’s cooking. Download the free app and monitor internal meat temperature up to 212°F and ambient or external temperature up to 527°F simultaneously. This helps you work through every step of the cooking process and lets you know when you’re reaching the finish line. It is also dishwasher safe.
Meater Plus smart meat thermometer
8. Hedley & Bennett Denver Apron
As seen in the competitive chefs in Chief ExecutiveHedley & Bennett’s Denver Apron is made of 10-ounce cotton canvas fabric and features plenty of pockets for your meat thermometer, tongs, and anything else you need while grilling.
Hedley & Bennett Denver Baking Apron
9. Elijah’s Xtreme Regret Hot Sauce
Whether you carry hot sauce in your purse like Beyoncé or need a special kick, check out Elijah’s Xtreme Regret Hot Sauce. Add some heat with this garlic-flavored hot sauce. It’s guaranteed to make your taste buds feel like molten lava or make you break out in tears, sweat (or both). It’s a father-and-son recipe that’s fat-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly. Check out what’s behind this award-winning sauce and get ready for some extreme heat.
Elijah’s Xtreme Regret Hot Sauce
10. Grilled Kabobs
The Skercle brings a new spin to grilling kebabs with its ring-shaped skewers so you can avoid the pointed ends of the skewers. It’s ideal for children, who can help you prepare food and prevent any bumps or sharp points. It is made from food grade polypropylene and tested by an approved product laboratory. It is BPA, lead and phthalate free. Skerkles are designed to be reused and can be washed with hot water, soap or placed on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Skewers Skercle Rings
11. Savory Spice Licensed to Grill Spice Collection
You can’t forget the spices when it comes to cooking your favorite grilled dishes. Savory Spice is a flavorful spice brand that delivers to your doorstep nationwide and offers spice sets perfect for meat or fish. The brand’s Licensed Grill Spice Collection includes eight spices that are perfect for different proteins and vegetables. Spice flavor profiles range from California citrus rub to sweet, spicy and smoky with Pearl St. Plank Salmon Rub. The Reel It In Spice Set is designed to enhance seafood, including cedar plank salmon or grilled shrimp. It contains four different spices for different dishes and cooking styles.
Savory Spice Collection Licensed to Grill Spice
12. Weber Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill
Planning to grill away from home? The Weber Q1200 liquid propane grill boasts a stainless steel burner and a porcelain cast iron cooking grate, resulting in delicious meat and vegetables with a small footprint. The lid has a convenient external thermometer and the battery-operated igniter makes quick ignition easy. Note that you will need a stock 14.1 or 16.4 ounce propane cylinder, or you can use an adapter hose to connect it to a larger tank.
Weber Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill
13. Spark Grills The Essentials Package
Design-savvy chefs will enjoy cooking up a storm on Spark Grills’ Bluetooth-connected charcoal grill, which rave reviewers say “works like an oven but tastes like a BBQ.” This luxury grill features a wide cast iron surface (ideal for perfect caramelization) that fits up to 12 large burgers and a temperature range of 250 to 900°F for low and slow cooking, medium grilling, broiling on high heat and pizza. doing,” says the brand.
Use the convenient switch to fire up the grill and cook within 10 minutes (no lighter fluid required) and monitor your cooking with the Spark Grill’s companion app. The essentials pack includes three charcoal briquettes, a cutting board, temperature probes, and a 15-foot power cord.
Spark Grills The Essentials Package