12 Must Have Accessories For BBQing
- Grilling Set
- Heat Gloves
- Pizza Stone
- Vertical Chicken Holder
- Cast Iron Sauce Pot
- Butchers Block
- Bear Claws
- Rotisserie Kit
- Vegetable Basket
Now that you have your grill or smoker and are looking forward to cooking up a storm, you need to think about your grilling essentials.
At the end of it all, you want to produce a tasty pitmaster-style barbecue so you need to have the right accessories for the job.
The right accessories not only make your life easier but also improve the quality of your barbecue. Let’s dive in and take a look at 12 must-haves for BBQing.
There are no better knives than German quality design chef knives such as the Wusthof Classic Ikon 3-Knife Set for the best cutting experience which feature stylish black handles designed for control and comfort. The blades are easy to look after, and maintain the best possible cutting edge that features Wusthof PEtec – Precision Edge Technology.
They’re forged from one piece of steel for outstanding strength, stain resistance and sharpness. The set includes three of the most versatile knives for chefs at any level which includes an 8″ carving knife, 8″ chef’s knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife.
You may also opt for the Wusthof Gourmet 12-Piece Knife Block set also built from state-of-the-art German technology. The knives are laser cut from a single high carbon stainless steel for an accurate and easy to maintain razor-sharp edge.
They have triple-riveted handles for high impact and are resistant to high heat. This gourmet series features a 3″ spear point paring knife, 2.5″ paring knife, 4.5″ utility knife, 8″ bread knife, 4.5″ steak knife, 8″ chefs knife, kitchen shears, 9″ sharpening steel, and a 13-slot knife block that is gentle of knife edges.
2. Grilling set
One of the best grilling sets to have is the Cuisinart Deluxe 14-Piece toolset that has all the tools for a perfect grilling experience. The set comes with tongs, a spatula, a cleaning brush, a silicone basting brush, 4 pairs of corn-on-the-hob holders, and an extra cleaning brush.
These are stainless steel tools that have elongated handles with hanging rings. All these tools fit in the Deluxe Aluminum Storage Case therefore you only need to tuck the case away for the next time you want to use the grill.
Knowing when to take the meat off your grill has never been easier than with a meat thermometer. It lets you achieve perfection in your smoking and grilling. There are Bluetooth-powered thermometers and standard ones as well. Some thermometers have a maximum temperature range of up to 392⁰F and can probe up to seven meat types.
A good thermometer can tell the doneness of your meat through a selectable display. The Bluetooth-powered thermometer also comes with a free IOS and Android app that can also tell your fuel gauge.
4. Firestarter (charcoal)
It’s a no-brainer that a fire starter has to make it on this list if you want a hassle-free grilling experience. There are a range of different firestarters such as the Looflighter which is electric and fires up immediately you press the button.
The Kamado Joe fire starters are a safe and ideal replacement for lighter fluid. They have no chemicals, oils, or flare-ups, they are smokeless and odorless cubes that burn up to 1300⁰F and they light even when wet.
The other option is to place a chimney starter with coals on top of crumpled newspapers or lighter cubes and lighting it. The process is fast and easy.
5. BBQ Dragon Extreme Heat Grill Gloves
Always ensure that you protect your hands with heat gloves such as the BBQ Dragon Extreme Heat Gloves which are extra long, and can withstand temperatures of up to 932⁰F. The gloves are produced from Aramid fiber with a cotton liner giving you comfort and cooling your hands. The heat gloves are waterproof, machine washable, and the silicone grip helps to safely grip hot items.
6. Pizza Stone
The KettlePizza Gas Pro Deluxe USA Pizza Oven Kit amazingly converts your gas grill into a pizza oven. The cordierite pizza stone and stainless steel enclosure are put on top of the grilling grates to create a convection oven.
The enclosure traps heat which browns and cooks the top while the pizza stone gives it a crispy bottom crust. This oven kit also comes with aluminum pizza peel and grilling gloves.
7. Vertical Chicken Roaster
Kamado Joe has excelled at providing necessary grilling accessories such as the Kamado Joe Chicken Stand to boost your grilling experience. It is a ceramic stand that can hold a bird that weighs up to 5 pounds and is dishwasher safe.
You can now be able to try out recipes like the famous beer can chicken thanks to the ceramic chicken stand. You can make amazingly tender chicken and marinate your chicken while on the stand.
8. Cast Iron Sauce Pot
The cast iron sauce pot can be placed directly on your grill to keep your sauces warm while basting. Cast iron is an even heat distributor, it is durable, heavy-duty, and is designed to last for years.
The silicon brush nests on the pot handle in between basting for proper storage. The basting brush is drip-free and the removable silicone bristles are stain and heat resistant. They are also easy to clean.
9. Butcher's Block
A butcher block is a thick slab made from straight woodcuts that are glued together to provide a stable and sturdy work surface as you grill. The block is made from pure wood and its surface is oiled to protect the end grain. It is a great investment for surfaces dedicated to cutting as it hides knife marks and is easy on the blade as well.
10. Bear Claws
These stainless steel claws are designed to pull and hold pot roast, pork roasts, and poultry. They have a silicone holder that binds them for easier storage. The silicone holder has a high heat resistance of up to 500⁰F and the whole piece is dishwasher friendly.
11. Rotisserie Kit
Spice up your grill with the Weber Rotisserie kit that can also be used on a Weber 22 inch Kettle Charcoal Grill. The kit includes two spit forks, a motor, and a spit rod and is electrically powered.
This improved design does not require a counterbalance on the motor, it is a one-piece spit for better strength and it also has a wooden handle for the best experience.
12. Vegetable Basket
A grilling basket is an important accessory and makes multitasking easier. You only need to chop your veggies, place them on the Weber Style Vegetable basket, and place them on the grill alongside the main dish.
It produces all the grilled flavor with a hassle-free vegetable turning and losing between the grates. The Weber Large Vegetable Grill Basket is made of durable stainless steel and fits large 18.5 inch Weber charcoal kettles.