Must-Have Grilling Season Gadgets
With grilling season in full swing, you may be looking for ways to upgrade your game or even looking for Father’s Day gifts for dad. Either way, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to re-inventing your grilling menu. From grill mats to a quesadilla grill basket, you’ll boast the title of Barbecue Master among friends and family in no time.
Stingray 7-in-1 Barbecue Tool, $29.99
Picture a Swiss army knife, but it’s a spatula, fork, tongs and even a bottle opener—perfect for keeping all of your grilling goods in one mechanism. Designed with one-handed grillers in mind, this tool helps you multitask while securing whatever you’re handling from the grill. Burgers, chicken, steak and even runaway vegetables are no match for this ingenious gadget.
This 7-in-1 barbecue tool from TNK Stingray can be found on Amazon, so there’s the potential to have it in your arsenal within two days!
Grill Press, $24.99
It’s easy to be pressed when it comes to standing over a flaming grill in Mississippi heat. However, with this grill press, smash burgers are a breeze. Simply press your meat (specifically burgers) to squeeze out any unwanted excess fat and grease to make your burgers feel a bit more guilt-free. Heat the press on your grill and place it on top of your food to cook it faster and get those quintessential grill marks on both sides of the item.
Although grill presses are pretty easily found almost anywhere, this cast iron press from BBQ Dragon includes a one-year satisfaction guarantee, so if you don’t love it, you can return it.
Pizza Grilling Set, $25.99
Grilled pizza? Count us in. Although it may sound weird upon first hearing about it, grilled pizza is a recent trend that aims to include even the pickiest of eaters at cookout gatherings. Whether you’re using fresh dough or premade crust that just needs warming, this Pizza Grilling Set from Yesland is available on Amazon and offers one-day delivery for Prime members—perfect for a last-minute barbecue. Including a baking stone, pizza wheel and pizza cutter, this set is all you’ll need to create fresh and hot pizzas at home. Well, everything besides the crust and toppings.
Barbecue Grill Light, $24.99
It’s too dark, we couldn’t hear you! Whether the party’s just getting started or you’re craving a midnight grill burger, this nifty gadget ensures the show goes on. This Barbecue Grill Light from Walmart offers a flexible neck and super bright, glare-free, wide light beam to illuminate your entire cooking area. It also has a powerful magnetic base, securing the light to the lip of your grill lid. This light can also hold up to any weather it may be put through. Durable and weatherproof, premium aluminum alloy casing can withstand extreme heat and a bit of rain without rusting.
However, this little light doesn’t have to be just for nighttime grilling. It can also double its use for camping, reading and even work projects. Really, it’s a must-have tool for anything you need.
Wooden Grill Scraper, $6.99
You’ve likely heard horror stories about traditional grill scrapers with metal bristles that can lodge themselves in your grates. No one wants to serve their family or guests metal-laden meat. This Wooden Grill Scraper from Menards is a great alternative to ordinary scrapers, as well as an eco-friendly choice.
Scrape on top of or between all shapes of cooking grids without worrying that it will damage the porcelain enamel coating. This scraper strips tough sticky grime or charred hard bits away. You can even use it on cast iron, cast stainless or rod stainless grids.
Barbecue Prep and Marinade Tub, $36.99
Whether you’re bringing the meat to someone else’s grill or experimenting with your latest dreamed marinade, here’s the grilling addition for you. This Drip EZ BBQ Prep Tub from Thiesen’s makes traveling with barbecue goods super easy and convenient.
Dishwasher safe, collapsible and with an adjustable depth range, this tub is everything you could need when it comes to cookout prep. Use it for large cuts of meat that need to marinate, or even to hold fruit salad, pasta salad or anything else you can dream up for your cookout spread.
Quesadilla Grilling Basket, $24.99
Has there ever been a person that didn’t love a good quesadilla? That was rhetorical, but we’ll answer it anyway: probably not. And especially not after experiencing a grilled one. This Quesadilla Grilling Basket from Williams Sonoma makes adding another menu item to your rotation a breeze. Grill up some chicken, shrimp, steak or even veggies to include as filling items for the quesadilla, assemble it in the basket, then set it and forget it. Well, don’t really forget about it.