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15 BBQ Grilling Gear Essentials

It is summer time, and you know what that means...Time to bring out the grill, throw some beers on ice, and fire up the briquets – it's BBQ time!

As every man knows (or at least as every man should know), your run-of-the-mill outdoor cooking could be accomplished with a half-empty empty beer can and a pile of red hot logs. But a man who's serious about his craft pulls together the proper equipment and takes the job to the next level.

So if you want to get fancy with your non-fancy cooking and lay claim to the title of Master Griller in your neighborhood, we've compiled a list of barbecue tools and grilling gadgets for your next backyard culinary adventure. It's enough to get any red-blooded American male's mouth watering.

Note: To complete the "recipe" for the perfect BBQ, don’t forget to toss in the obvious essentials: some bloody meat and a stack of cold brewskis. We can only do so much for you here...

Updated: 3 months ago

15Charcoal Companion Ultimate Barbecue Pit Mitt

Charcoal Companion Ultimate Barbecue Pit Mitt
This mitt is made out of special fibers that form a heat barrier to protect your hand during grilling season. Great for BBQ time, so you can flip your food without burning your hand. And, it's just so much more flexible than those heavy oven mitts (which you never wanted to use anyhow). Learn more »

14Cuisinart 14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set

Cuisinart 14-Piece Deluxe Stainless-Steel Grill Set
Perfect and complete grill set for BBQ grilling with all of the tools that you need for your outdoor grilling activity!  Learn more »

13Grill Friends Double Kabob Skewers

Grill Friends Double Kabob Skewers
This double kabob skewer is awesome for BBQ time - double the meat, but still provides you with tasty kabobs for dinner!  Learn more »

12Mr. Bar-B-Q Stainless Steel Mesh Roasting Pan & Grill Bowl Set

Mr. Bar-B-Q Stainless Steel Mesh Roasting Pan & Grill Bowl Set
This is perfect when you want to combine your two favorite cooking methods - grilling and roasting. This mesh pan will allow you to cook your food over the grill flame.  Learn more »

11Steam Cleaning Grill Brush

Steam Cleaning Grill Brush
Finally! A solution to easily clean your grill after the perfect BBQ. This brush uses steam to quickly and thoroughly clean grill grates, without little effort!  Learn more »

10Marinade Infusing Meat Tenderizer

Marinade Infusing Meat Tenderizer
Infuse your food with marinade, using this meat tenderizer, made with a built-in plunger.  Learn more »

8Charcoal Companion Beer Can Chicken Grilling Rack With Removable Handle

Charcoal Companion Beer Can Chicken Grilling Rack With Removable Handle
Create a juicier chicken on the grill with this beer can chicken rack. This rack features a removable handle for safe handling when adding or removing the bird from the grill. Learn more »

7Looftlighter Fire Starter and Lighting Tool

Looftlighter Fire Starter and Lighting Tool
This awesome contraption will ignite fires and BBQ in seconds! And the best part is that it eliminates the chemical taste that is infused onto food when using regular lighter fluid or gas.  Learn more »

6Flameless Grill Smoker

Flameless Grill Smoker
A wood chip smoker box that generates flavor-enhancing smoke without flames.  Learn more »

5Stainless Steel Grill Clips

Stainless Steel Grill Clips
These grill clips keep your vegetables or pieces of meat together for easy grilling. Perfect for asparagus, zucchini, or any other long vegetable - easy to flip and easy to grill!  Learn more »

4Remote Controlled Rolling Beverage Cooler

Remote Controlled Rolling Beverage Cooler
Awesome remote-controlled cooler that can roll across your floor, rug or patio to deliver drinks. Holds up to six bottles or cans.  Learn more »

3Golfer's Grill Clubs

Golfer's Grill Clubs
Change up your next BBQ with these awesome grilling utensils. They're made with authentic golf club grips. Even though you can't use them to flaunt your perfect swing, they're certainly handy for showing off your burger flipping skills at the next outdoor BBQ! Learn more »

2Charcoal Companion Deep Fry Thermometers

Charcoal Companion Deep Fry Thermometers
Monitor the temperature of your meat with this deep fry thermometer.  Learn more »

1Grill Cleaning Robot

Grill Cleaning Robot
We love robots! This robot automatically cleans your grill, so you can sit back after grilling, sip on a cold one, and enjoy your meat. This device has three electric motors that rotate three brushes, removing burnt bits of food and grease.  Learn more »

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