10 of the Best-Reviewed Grilling Essentials on Amazon
Whether you break out the grill occasionally or you're a pit master, there are some great accessories out there to help you get the most out of your grill. These are our favorite grilling tools currently available on Amazon.
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Himalayan Salt Plate
Getting the right amount of salt can be tricky for even the most seasoned home cook. That’s what makes the Charcoal Companion’s 8-by-12-inch 100% Himalayan salt plate the perfect addition for any backyard kitchen. The 1.5-inch-think slab heats up efficiently and seasons your food evenly. Use it to cook vegetables and seafood or sear steaks on it. Because of its low moisture content, you can heat it up on the grill or pop it in the freezer to make a chilled serving plate. It comes with a porcelain-coated steel holder to help protect the salt slab and make it easier to handle.
Cheese Melting Dome
Once you’ve cooked your burger to perfection, a cold slice of cheese on top just won’t do. The Nordic Ware 365 Indoor/Outdoor Cheese Melting Dome is a 9-inch aluminum dome meant to be placed over your cooked, cheese-topped patties, which melts the cheese just right without overcooking your meat. Reviewers say it also works great for putting the finishing touches on fried eggs, grilled veggies and grilled sandwiches.
BBQ Grill Brush
Clean grill grates are the best way to keep food from sticking to your grill and results in the best grilled foods. The high-quality stainless steel bristles on this BEST BBQ grill brush easily remove, food, grease and other debris from all types of grill grates without scratching or damaging the surface. With three rows of thick-gauge wire bristles, the Best Grill Brush cleans a lot of grill surface area with each stroke.
Stuffed Burger Press
Why put cheese on top of your burger when you can put it inside? The Cuisinart 3-in-1 Stuffed Burger Press lets you easily fill your homemade patties with cheese, veggies or anything else you’d like. The press creates an indent in your patty you can fill, then lets you press more meat on top.
Heavyweight Stainless Steel Utility Tong
When cooking on a flaming-hot grill, we like to use the 16-inch stainless steel Winco Extra Heavyweight Utility Tongs because they’re durable, easy to use and versatile. Plus they have a spring-loaded design and are long enough to keep your hands a comfortable distance from the grilling flames.
Slow N’ Sear 2.0
The Slow N’ Sear 2.0 is a curved, stainless steel charcoal basket that fits along one side of a 22-inch kettle grill to create multiple cooking zones. Cook directly over the coals to sear your food, or use on the opposite side of your grill to slow cook with indirect heat. A removable water reservoir lets you add steam to the equation. The Slow N’ Sear is a little pricey, but it also turns your standard kettle grill a more versatile cooking tool.
Large Silicone Basting Brush
Create a smooth, even layer of sauce on barbecued ribs with this Silicone Basting Brush. The multilayered bristles work as if they are natural and clean up quickly. Gaps in the center bristles hold liquid as you transfer, and tapered outer bristles let you baste poultry and steaks with ease.
Folding Portable Barbecue Grill Basket
Whether you’re cooking at home or around a campfire, the Qualitech grill basket is the basket for all your grilling needs. It’s portable, fold-able and easy to pack in the camper. Use it at home for your next outdoor party! You’ll be sure to make quality memories grilling with your friends and family.
Multi-Probe Bluetooth Thermometer
The Inkbird IBT-4XS Bluetooth Thermometer connects to up to four probes, letting you remotely monitor three pieces of meat plus the grill’s ambient temperature with a single device. The probes plug into a thermometer with a magnetic back, which transmits data from each probe to an app on your phone (as long as you’re within 150 feet of the unit). Several reviewers complimented the app’s features, which include setting an alarm when a specific temperature is reached and saving preset temperature settings for different kinds of meat.
If you love smoked foods but don’t want to invest in an actual smoker, consider a smoke box. The Cave Tools Smoker Box can be used with gas or charcoal grills. Add dry wood chips to the stainless steel box, close the hinged lid, place it on the grill as close to the heat source as you can, and you’re ready to get smoking.