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24 Grilling Tools You Need This Season

Take your backyard barbecue to a whole new level with these 25 must-have grilling tools. From high-tech to quirky to extremely useful, you'll find something perfect for grilling toolbox this season!

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Magnetic Barbecue Light Set

Still need to install some outdoor lighting? Add these magnetic barbecue lights to your grill to help you cook dinner in the dark. The lights work on most grills, except those made from stainless steel. They have a flexible neck so they can be adjusted to give off light right where you need it.

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Grill Scraper

Wood Grill Scraper with Bottle Opener

Tune up your gas grill and clean the grates with a wood grill scrapper. With wood scrapers, you don’t run the risk of losing a wire bristle in your food. This model features a comfortable grip and food-grade varnish coating. Oh, and there’s a bottle opener in the handle.

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GrillTime appPhoto: Courtesy of GrillTime

GrillTime app

In today's digital world, there's no need to tote around big, heavy cookbooks for information about grilling temperatures, times, etc. Now there's an app for that! The GrillTime app is available for the iPhone and Apple Watch and provides grillers with important instructions, guidelines and flip reminders at their fingertips.
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Stok LED Grill Light

Perfect for late-night grilling sessions, the versatile Stok LED Grill Lightcan be mounted on any metal surface with its magnetic base. The cordless light also features two different power sources: three AAA batteries or one rechargeable Ryobi Tek4 lithium-ion battery.
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Stainless Steel Skewers

Instead of bamboo skewers, try these stainless steel skewers for kebabs and grilling vegetables. Use your leftover wood skewers in your workshop.

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Weber iGrill 3

The Weber iGrill 3, which is compatible with the brand's Genesis II and Genesis II LX gas grills, allows you to closely monitor your food so you get perfect results every time. The Bluetooth-enabled device supports up to four probes and sends information such as food temperature, cook time and even propane tank levels to your smartphone or tablet via the Weber iGrill app.
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Lighter Cubes

Don’t have a charcoal chimney starter? Try these lighter cubes. This set from Weber comes with 24 cubes that will light even when wet. They are also odorless and smokeless.

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GoSun Grill

Tired of being tied to fuels such as charcoal and propane for grilling? The GoSun Grill harnesses solar power to grill, fry, steam, bake and broil all types of food outdoors. Its unique design features a vacuum tube that cooks food quickly, reaching temps of up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, and provides a compact, easily portable shape.
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Grilling Mat

Baking Mat

Grill late into the fall and winter with a set of baking mats. The mats will give you the grill lines you’re looking for and help prevent small pieces of food from falling through the grates. These heavy-duty non-stick mats work for most grills, and are beloved by Amazon reviewers.

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Lynx SmartGrill

Available in a variety of built-in and freestanding options, the Lynx SmartGrill features professional cooking capabilities and high-tech bells and whistles that make grilling even more fun. Using voice commands or the Lynx SmartGrill app, at-home chefs can select meals and be assisted through the entire grilling process, eliminating all guesswork and turning a newbie into a grill master.
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Bruger Press

Burger Press

Make perfectly sized burgers for your next tailgate party with the ultimate burger press. The unique grilling tool can also be used to make stuffed burgers.

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Start your charcoal grill or fire pit with the Looftlighter and never handle dangerous lighter fluid again! This safe electric lighter uses heated air—not flames or gas—to start a fire in 60 seconds. In addition, the durable casing is cool to the touch in just a few seconds, so you won't burn yourself after you light your grill.
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Wireless Therm

Digital Meat Thermometer with Wireless Remote

This wireless digital meat thermometer with remote from Valoin is a high-tech grilling tool you’ll want this season. Monitor your food even when you have to step away. The thermometer can also be used for your oven. Because it has two probes, you can monitor different food on different parts of the grill.

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Char-Broil SmartChef Tru-Infrared 3-Burner Gas GrillPhoto: Courtesy of Char-Broil

Char-Broil SmartChef Tru-Infrared 3-Burner Gas Grill

Enter the new age of backyard barbecues with this Char-Broil SmartChef grill. Keep an eye on gas tank levels, food temps, burner heat and more via digital thermometers and the Char-Broil SmartChef Gas Grill app. This WiFi-connected outdoor cooking machine is loaded with other techie features such as a grill status light ring, LED control knobs and more.
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Grilling Gloves

If it’s time to upgrade your barbecue tools and grilling accessories, don’t forget to spring for new gloves. These BBQ grilling gloves are made from silicone and offer maximum protection from burns and cuts. Take food directly off the grill with these gloves—no need to dirty a pan or platter!

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FireBoard Thermometer

The FireBoard thermometer allows you to remotely monitor the food you are grilling, so you can enjoy the company of your friends and family while you cook rather than be tied to your grill. It supports up to six temperature probes that transmit real-time information via the cloud to your smartphone or tablet. Then you'll know precisely when your food is grilled to perfection.
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Meat Injector

Meat Injector Kit

You can intensify the flavor of grilled turkey, brisket, pork and chicken with a meat injector kit. This stainless-steel kit has three professional marinade needles with 2-ounce large capacity barrel as well as cleaning tools.

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Collapsible Charcoal Starter

You’ll want to add this collapsible charcoal starter to the list of camping hacks you wish you knew about earlier. The starter heats charcoal quickly and is a great piece of equipment for grilling, tailgating, camping, beach trips and other outdoor activities.

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Spatula with Bottle Opener

Here’s one new way to open a beer bottle. The barbecue spatula with bottle opener from Cave Tools is also perfect for your next tailgate party.

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The GasWatch propane tank scale with Bluetooth technology allows you to monitor how much gas is in your tank, so you never run out during your backyard cookout. The device connects with the GasWatch app, keeping you informed of your propane levels through your smartphone.