Essential, No-Nonsense Equipment to Ensure You'll Grill Like a Pro This Summer
Cooking doesn't get much simpler than tossing meat over an open flame. And while there are a lot of newfangled grilling gadgets out there, you don't need some elaborate set stocked with unnecessary tools. (That oversized fork does little more than help vital juices escape.) What you do need are some sturdy essentials that will help you get the job done. And a few icy beverages to make the process that much more fun—but you can choose those yourself.
Taylor Folding Thermometer
Quickly and easily check the doneness of your meat with this easy-to-read digital thermometer.
The one tool every griller needs is a sturdy pair of spring-loaded locking stainless steel tongs.
The offset handle keeps knuckles away from the heat, while the large surface area makes quick work of flipping burgers and fish.
Weber Grill Pan
Grilling veggies, fish or other delicate items? This perforated pan keeps them in place. And the wide handles make it easy to pick up with oven mitts.
Grill Friends Sauce Mop
This heat-resistant silicone brush holds plenty of sauce and the angled handle keeps your hands away from the heat while you baste.
These handy and reusable muslin bags of natural wood chips from a Texas orchard imbue your food with a rich, smokey flavor.
Steven Raichlen Grill Oiler
Keep your food from sticking to the grill by oiling your grates. This loaded brush makes the process quick and easy.
The Modern Grill Brush
This ergonomic brush lets you put plenty of pressure on the grates and releases a small amount of water which turns to grease-melting steam the instant it touches a preheated grill.
Rosle Marinade Injector
A fast way to impart flavor and juiciness, this syringe inserts marinades, melted butter and other liquid flavorings into cuts of meats and poultry before grilling.
A chimney starter lets you light and spread your coals quickly (and without any noxious lighter fluid).
Just a simple towel, but the payoff is huge. They prevent burns, keep things tidy and help you brush off any powdery ash.