With grilling season in full swing, uncles everywhere are busting out their favorite recipes to impress family and friends. But if you’re one of those uncles, have you got what it takes to pull off a successful summer at the helm of your BBQ? Take a look at these 11 accessories you should get to complement your talent for cooking with fire.
Himalayan Salt Plank
These are all the rage, right now. Apparently, they impart a subtle saltiness (you know, because they’re salt blocks) and if you’re still not sure what you would do with it, there are plenty of salt block cookbooks available to explore this brave new world with.
Listen, if you plan on going anywhere to barbecue, whether it’s camping, or a picnic site, or even just a family member’s house for dinner, this is the perfect way to ensure you’ve got quality accessories for the job.
Chef’s Kitchen 7-Piece Outdoor BBQ Apron Set
Have you ever been doing some grilling and then ended up with some grease splattered all over your favorite shirt? Don’t lie. Not only will this apron protect your shirt, it’ll give you easy access to your tools as well.
Meat Shredder Claws
If you ever plan on doing up some big meat on your grill, these claws are great for picking up heavy chunks-o-meat and then shredding them. Because let’s be honest: trying to shred a pork shoulder when all you have are normal forks is just plain silly.
BBQ Grilling Gloves
Honestly, the idea of burning my hand on some part of the oven terrifies me, when I open the door. Bring out the open flame and it’s time to buy 3 pairs of these amazing gloves.
LED Grill Light
One supremely annoying fact about grilling foods for dinner is that the sun goes down. Then, you’re left with the back porch light, which everyone knows is either aimed in the wrong direction and creates horrible shadows in the grill, or is just too dim. This little light will solve all of those problems.
Stainless Steel Marinade Injector
Hell yes, you need one of these. Big chunks of meat will always taste better when there’s some kind of marinade shoved inside with a giant needle. Trust.
Non-Stick Rib Rack
Just admit to yourself how much better your ribs will taste, and how much more of them will still remain on the bone and not stuck to the grill, with this rib rack.
Wooden Grill Scraper
Remote Digital BBQ Thermometer
While cooking meat on the grill, it’s always important to adhere to food safety guidelines. How rare is safe, when it comes to burgers? Is that chicken cooked through? This lovely little thermometer will answer all of those questions for you.
Perfect for homemade burgers, or searing steaks. Everyone needs a grill press like this one.