My husband and I were completely lost when we wanted to grill in the summer. Since we moved from an apartment to a home, we had never barbecued before. We read up on grilling tips for beginners and learned about the best grilled desserts made with fruit, but needed to know more about the best grilling gear. We had an idea of what we needed from the days when our parents used to grill for us, but we didn't know everything.
My husband asked his father which tools we needed. Even though he mentioned some tools that we already knew, my father-in-law also brought up other tools and appliances that we had no idea existed! We quickly got our hands on all of the tools that his father mentioned and our barbecuing couldn't be any easier now.
Check out these really useful kitchen tools to help you with all of your summer grilling!
Spirit E-310 3 Burner Natural Gas Grill by Weber
Weber's was our choice for a grill because not only does it look great, but it comes with many features that we were looking for.
It features a natural gas unit, though this means you must have natural gas plumbed out to your patio or deck in order to use the grill. It’s constructed from porcelain-enameled and cast-iron cooking grates. It comes with burner tubes, flavorizer bars, grease management, and more.
Wireless Remote Cooking Thermometer by ThermoPro
Whenever we're grilling meat like chicken or a slab of steak, we want it to be perfectly cooked. We also hate when our steak is cooked well done, and prefer medium. It's tough to figure out if the meat is under or over cooked. What better way to tell than with a cooking thermometer?
I actually didn't know this existed, but ThermoPro's Wireless Remote Cooking Thermometer can tell when your meat is done cooking. This wireless thermometer is one of the best kitchen tools that's equipped with dual-probe technology where you have the option of using two meat probes: one for reading internal temperature, and one oven probe that will read its surrounding temperature. The mobile receiver keeps you updated on the temperature of your meat while you can do other things and not have to stand around watching your meat cook.
Capella Barbecue Grill Light by Zeust
We barbecue a lot during the nights, but the only downside was trying to find a source of light. My husband would use a flashlight to see the food grilling, but it was so annoying since we had to constantly hold it. Instead, we switched to Zeust's grill light to do the job on its own.
It features a heavy-duty magnetic base that attaches itself to most metal surfaces and other areas on the grill. Its flexible neck can be adjusted to any position you need and it can withstand extreme heat no matter how close the light is from the hot grill! In other words, this light couldn’t be any more convenient for all of our night barbecuing.
Pro Grill Brush by Grill Daddy
Scrubbing food residue off of the grill grates is a tough job if you don't have the right brush for it. It was the worst when we were using a really cheap grill brush at the time and it hardly made a dent in getting rid of the leftovers that were stuck on the grill grates.
My husband made the right choice and bought us a grill brush that his father promises is the best. The Pro Grill Brush by Grill Daddy is among the ideal kitchen tools you need if you have trouble scrubbing your grill clean. This brush can clean and sterilize your grill easily and it’s all 100 percent natural cleaning without the use of any chemicals. The long handle keeps your hands away from the heat too. Its stainless steel brush heads are built to last a long time and won’t damage your porcelain, cast iron, and even steel grill grates.
Vegetable Grill Basket by Grillux
We want to be able to transport our burning hot food without burning ourselves. Grillux's grill basket can hold all types of food, from grilled vegetables to meats. It features curved handles that allow easy carrying and the raised edges stops food from spilling out.
The grill holes allow heat and smoke to pass through without the food falling out. It’s made from stainless steel and it’s long lasting. Next time you need to transfer food from the grill and onto plates, Grillux's basket is one of the kitchen tools you should have on hand.
Stingray BBQ Multitool by TNK BRAND
Instead of buying three different kitchen tools for three different reasons, wouldn't it be better if you bought just one tool that did everything? Grilling tools can consume a lot of space because of how lengthy they are. Now you can use one tool for all of your grilling with TNK BRAND's Stingray BBQ Multitool!
This grilling tool has seven relevant functionalities, ranging from flipping to grabbing, piercing, and more. You never have to switch tools again when you’re using this one utensil to do all of the work. The best part is that you only have to wash one tool instead of a bunch of others!
Insulated Waterproof/Oil and Heat Resistant BBQ Cooking Gloves by The Pit Glove
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when barbecuing is not wearing any gloves for protection. Since you're handling the food over a burning hot fire, it's easy to burn yourself a couple of times within one grilling session.
The Pit Glove's cooking gloves are designed to manage your food that's cooking in a smoker, rotisserie, or barbecue. These large black gloves can fit most people and it’s easy to handle utensils with. They feature a soft jersey cotton liner that fits loosely so your hands stay cool and comfortable when grilling. They’re fire resistant, waterproof, and can withstand grease, oil, and more.
30-Inch Black Electric Digital Smoker by Masterbuilt
Want your meat to come out with that delicious, smoky flavor? The Masterbuilt Electric Digital Smoker is one of the best kitchen tools that you need if you want your meat to taste the best. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll always get delectable food without the hassle of using charcoal or propane.
This product can help you perfect slow-cooked ribs while trying out different wood flavors and seasonings to make it your signature dish. You simply plug in the smoker, set the digital controls, and it does all of the work from there. You can smoke any type of meat you want with Masterbuilt’s electric smoker.
RoadTrip LXX Grill by Coleman
Barbecuing is one of the best things about camping and this is the perfect portable grill. Coleman's portable grill makes it so easy to transfer from your home to the campground or even the park with your family.
This grill features a built-in thermometer that lets you know how hot you’re cooking and it offers 20,000 BTUs of heat across 285 square inches of grilling surface. There’s also swap-top interchangeable cooktops that allow you to switch grill grates out for griddle and stove grates. There’s an insta-start button that ignites the grill without the need for a match or a lighter.
Propane Tank Gas Level Indicator by AP Products
Lastly, if you use propane for barbecuing, then you'll need one of the best kitchen tools to show you the tank level accurately. AP Products' gas indicator has a magnetic sensor that mounts to the bottom of the tank and indicates the level of propane that’s left. The sensor is monitored by downloading the free Mopeka TankCheck app onto your smart device and connecting via Bluetooth.
The level is updated every five seconds when your device is within 150 feet of the sensor. It can work on larger tanks, but it won’t start reading precisely until the level drops. The app can monitor the LP level, sensor battery life, and the signal strength for every sensor that’s added.