Whether you’re looking to enhance your backyard BBQ game, beef up your next tailgate (keep the faith), or if you’re in need of the perfect Father’s Day gift, consider these $25 and under BBQ accessories.
Buying a grill is certainly a worthy investment for fabulous flame and smoke-kissed meals but the price of admission can be costly. If you just dropped a bundle on that fancy Kamado or tricked out Dyna-Glo the last thing you want to think about is burning even more money on gadgets and tools. That’s why we’ve highlighted 10 of our favorite grilling accessories that are not only worthy of multiple fire emojis but won’t put too much heat on your wallet.
Eliminate clutter with this multi-purpose tool that combines three grilling essentials. Included in the package are a spatula and fork which through the magic of magnetism combine forces and, voila, you’ve got yourself a sturdy pair of tongs.Buy Now
Thanks to this wireless thermometer there’s no need to hover around the hot grill to ensure the perfect cook. Keep the remote handy within a 300 foot radius and you’ll get a beep when your meal is ready. Take advantage of preset temperatures for nine types of meat and poultry or input your own if you have a particular preference. Buy Now
If an item is too small or delicate to cook directly on the grates, don’t let that deter you from using your grill. Simply lay down these sheets made of flexible PTFE and you can cook eggs, chopped vegetables, or that pricey fillet of fish without worrying about any food falling through the cracks. Don’t be afraid to crank up the heat—they can withstand temperatures of up to 600 degrees. As an added bonus, the sheets are dishwasher safe so cleanup is a cinch.Buy Now
Don’t flip out if you’re tasked with manning a busy grill. This heavy-gauged chrome steel basket will ensure an even cook on multiple items with a single turn. Its extra large size can handle anything from thinly sliced summer squash to a thick porterhouse steak.Buy Now
Buttering your buns is a BBQ must, but if you have a lot of burgers and dogs on your plate, the task can become cumbersome. But thanks to this nifty gadget you can get your slather on quickly and easily. If grilled cheese, garlic bread, or corn on the cob is on the menu, be sure to take it for a spin.Buy Now
Engage in some TMNT villain cosplay while shredding some delicious barbecued meat. The ergonomically shaped handles on these sharp claws (a set of two is included) will help transform your Boston butt and breasts into pulled pork and chicken quickly and easily—not to mention using them is a whole lot of fun.Buy Now
Elevate grilled salmon, pork, and vegetables by cooking them atop cedar planks which ensure a gentle cook and add a distinct but gentle smoky flavor. The spread makes for a fun, rustic table setting, so no need to transfer to a serving plate. The planks are reusable and even when they begin to deteriorate they can be repurposed as smoking chips.Buy Now
You won’t find a better baster than this heat resistant mop. The key is the multi-nubbed silicone bristles that are able to retain more sauce than your average BBQ brush. Clean-up doesn’t get any easier—just unscrew the head and let the dishwasher do the work. Buy Now
The dreaded scraping of the grates brings about as much joy as receiving a lump of coal for Christmas. If you want a quick and easy way to remove all the gunk that’s gotten up in your grill, behold the genius of ceramic coated nylon bristles which are three times more effective with each stroke than your standard brush. But wait, there’s more! The brilliant circular shape provides a 360 degree cleaning so you won’t have to worry about missing a spot.Buy Now
Look sharp and remain stain-free with this durable and size-adjustable apron. Equipped with a towel loop and four pockets (including one that zips so your phone doesn’t fall out when you bend over), you can keep your cooking tools (and anything else you need) close-at-hand.Buy Now
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