Clever grilling tools for quicker cooking and instant cleanup.
You shopped for a first-class grill — now make sure you have top-tier tools to use alongside. We’re featuring the four accessories every grill master should have.
1. THE PRECISION GRIP OXO GOOD GRIPS GRILLING TONGS
Flip your meats and veggies from a safe distance with these extra-long stainless steel tongs. Nonslip handles and scalloped heads help maintain a solid grip – no more food falling between the grates. They are rust-resistant and dishwasher safe, and they lock for storage. $15, oxo.com
2. ROCK THE PLANK WILLIAMS SONOMA CEDAR PLANK
There’s no other grilling accessory that will impress your guests as much as a cedar plank – it adds a lovely woody, smoky flavor to your fish. When choosing cedar planks, you’ll want to ensure they are harvested sustainably, such as this model made from untreated western red cedar. Don't forget to soak them in water overnight before use. $14 for set of 4, williams-sonoma.com
3. ALL YOUR VEG IN ONE BASKET BROIL KING GRILL WOK
If veg is on your menu, a grilling basket, also known as a grilling wok, is a must. Simply chop up your veg, toss with oil and seasonings and place them in the basket to grill. This heavy-duty, stainless steel model holds a familysized portion of produce without taking up too much real estate on your grill. $20, broilkingbbq.com
4. FOOLPROOF THERMOMETER MAVERICK DF-10 DIGITAL FORK
Use this instant-read thermometer in one of two ways: Set it to your desired temperature, or set it to a specific type of protein and it will default to the USDAapproved temperatures. Remember to always test in the thickest part of the meat since that will take the longest to cook. $30, maverickthermometers.com