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12 New Tools Every Grill Pit Needs

Let 'em know you're the BBQ boss with these tools that range from ultra functional to high tech.

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Stingray Multi-Purpose BBQ Tool

Different meats require different grill tools—every pit master knows that! The Stingray BBQ Tool can do it all. Use the spatula to flip delicate fish, use the tongs to handle burgers, steaks and chops and the fork for stabbing and handling chicken breasts. It’s the Swiss Army knife of grilling equipment! It combines all three tools, plus a bottle opener.

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The BBQ Dragon

This high-powered cooling fan was designed to cut down on the time it takes to light a charcoal fire. Attached to a clamp by an adjustable neck, the fan recharges using a USB port, has multi-level speed control and can light a charcoal barbecue in less than 10 minutes! A grill gazebo is the perfect place to cook the perfect steak, rain or shine, and it makes a great outdoor bar, too. Here’s how build one in your yard.

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Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter

A great alternative to the old school method of lighting your charcoal with lighter fluid, the Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter was designed to quickly produce hot coals for cooking without lighter fluid. It features a specialized cone-shaped grate, durable construction for longevity and ergonomic handle for comfortable use. Here are the different grill fuels available today and what makes them unique.

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Grill Lights

Image Magnetic Barbecue Grill Lights

A pit master knows the importance of proper lighting. Cooking in the dark almost never ends well. These magnetic grill lights from Image feature a flexible gooseneck and a sturdy base to perch on a flat surface of your grill. Plus, this light is magnetized to stick onto any ferrous metal. Check out these 13 before and after backyard makeovers you can do in a weekend.

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The Pit Glove Insulated Gloves

These highly reviewed gloves are lined with cotton and coated with neoprene rubber. Designed specifically for barbecuers, they’re sure to keep your hands safe when you’re working at the grill. They’re waterproof, stainproof and greaseproof, too.

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MEATER Wireless Meat Thermometer

This wireless meat thermometer is a game changer, featuring up to 165 ft of Bluetooth extended range. It provides grillers peace of mind when monitoring their meat and pit temps from afar. The dual temperature sensors can monitor internal meat temperature up to 212°F and ambient/external temperature up to 527°F, simultaneously. Steer clear of these common mistakes for a safe (and delicious) backyard barbecue.

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Mercer Culinary Hell’s Handle Large Fish Turner

This large grill spatula features a fine edge, stable blade and tapered shape for proper handling of delicate fish on the grill. The fish turner has an innovative high-heat-resistant handle that absorbs 50 percent less heat, so it stays cool to the touch.

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The Great Scrape Wood Grill Scraper

If you’re a pit master who doesn’t like to use a wire brush to clean your grates, try out The Great Scrape’s Woody Shovel. This grill tool’s hardwood paddle has a straight tapered edge that you customize to your grill grate. Plus, it’s nontoxic and made in the U.S.A. Tune up your gas grill for easier starting and better cooking.

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GrillFloss BBQ Grill Cleaning Tool

A grill master who’s just as much about cleaning up as they are grilling up delicious food will love the GrillFloss. Its stainless steel construction is built to last and the blade is extremely easy to wipe clean. This tool allows you to clean all sides of round grill grates without lifting the grate!

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Grill Basket

Grill Basket for Veggies

Grilling doesn’t have to be meat-centric. Veggies deserve some attention, too! The Homeflowz Heavy Duty Grill Basket is great for perfecting your barbecued veggies, thanks to the large perforations on the basket that allow proper contact with the grill grate. With this basket, your veggies will achieve primo color and flavor. Looking for more? Here’s our favorite Weber Deluxe grilling basket.

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Traeger Texas Elite Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker

Lovers of your grill skills will be begging you to whip up more delicious meals with the Traeger Texas Elite pellet grill. Grilled steak, smoked ribs and freshly baked apple pie will taste unique and delicious by swapping the gas and charcoal barbecue for 100-percent pure hardwood pellets. Here’s a look at what you should consider before buying a smoker.

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GrillPro Cast Iron Smoker Box

If you’re looking to add more smoky flavor to your grilled food, check out this smoker box. You simply fill it with dampened wood chips and toss it on the grill. After some time, it will begin to fill your grill hood with smoke, making it an inexpensive substitute to a full-on smoker! Looking for some inspiration? Here are 12 outdoor kitchens you’ve got to see.

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