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15 Amazing BBQ Essentials That Make You a Grilling King

Whether it's the middle of summer or you're just dreaming of the warmer weather, you don't need an excuse to up your BBQ game.

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. That means knowing how to clean grill grates (with a grill brush, or any other tool you have on hand), keeping BBQ skewers close at hand, and perhaps even have BBQ smoker in your arsenal.

So if you want to get fancy and lay claim to the title of Master Griller in your neighborhood, you've got to check these gadgets. They're the best tools and grilling gadgets for your next backyard culinary adventure (from the best smoker to those kebab skewers). It's enough to get any red-blooded American male's mouth watering.

Note: To complete the recipe for the perfect BBQ, you've got to take a look at this article - it's the only way to grill a steak. 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.

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Grill Daddy Heat Shield Stainless-Steel Tongs

You know how it goes at a BBQ, don't you?  Beer in one hand, grilling tools in the other.  And sometimes you make a mistake.  It's not that you're drunk; it's that you're so excited about the food, right?  Fortunately, this baby will stop you from burning yourself again (unless you really have had too much to drink).

$9.80
amazon.com
  • 25 bought
  • 316 views

Fan Brands Barbecue Grilling Iron

You (or your man) support your team in everything you do. It's why you tailgate and party in the parking lot, right?

  • Unique grilling tool
  • Perfect grilling gift
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
$18.95
amazon.com
  • 54 bought
  • 634 views
Vacu Vin Quick Skewer Maker

Skewers and kebabs are good. They're so good, right? You get meat, veggies and a handy utensil all in one. That makes for a perfect BBQ snack. But, threading skewers is a pain in the... We understand that. So do Vacu Vin apparently. They've streamlined the process with this handy gadget.

$6.95
amazon.com
  • 20 bought
  • 350 views

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).

$3.50
amazon.com
  • 61 bought
  • 390 views

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!  This is an Amazon #1 Bestseller for a reason.

$19.99
amazon.com
  • 58 bought
  • 305 views

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!

$18.99
amazon.com
  • 43 bought
  • 359 views

Marinade Infusing Meat Tenderizer

Infuse your food with marinade, using this meat tenderizer, made with a built-in plunger.

$49.95
hammacher.com
  • 78 bought
  • 1321 views
Weber Grill Handle Light

You see a lot of pictures of happy people circling around the grill in the middle of a bright summer's day. That's advertising for you. We know that BBQs aren't always middle of the day affairs. Often, they run into the evening and sometimes later than that. That means you need a light to make it all happen.  And, Weber's got one just for you.  

$24.30
amazon.com
  • 28 bought
  • 288 views

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.

$63.10
amazon.com
  • 57 bought
  • 431 views

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!

$11.19
amazon.com
  • 49 bought
  • 330 views

Grillight Lighted Spatula

Grillight incorporates high power LED lighting into a restaurant grade stainless steel frame spatula designed to point light exactly where you need—directly on your food.

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Made from stainless steel
  • Make grilling a breeze
$24.95
thegrommet.com
  • 58 bought
  • 508 views
Flameless Grill Smoker
A wood chip smoker box that generates flavor-enhancing smoke without flames.
$49.95
hammacher.com
  • 79 bought
  • 435 views
John Boos Newton Prep Master Reversible 18" Square Cutting Board with Juice Groove and Pan

You might think it's difficult to get excited about a cutting board. It's not. Well, it's not now. Just take a look at this baby. It's made for men that love their steaks (and chops, and meat, in general).  

$160.00
amazon.com
  • 26 bought
  • 337 views

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 3 electric motors that rotate 3 brushes, removing burnt bits of food and grease.

$119.95
amazon.com
  • 122 bought
  • 593 views

Editor's Choice
Refuel Smart Propane Tank Gauge for Smartphones

Never deal with an empty fuel tank again. This device will make sure that you are warned of the level of propane in your tank. 

  • Great gift
  • Connects via home's Wi-Fi
  • Monitor from anywhere
$49.99
brookstone.com
  • 55 bought
  • 606 views

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15 Amazing BBQ Essentials That Make You a Grilling King

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Editor: Health & Active, Fashion & Grooming, Food & Drink

Jamie’s sweet enough to be the girl next door, but with wickedly indescribable edge. She’s smart. She’s sexy. And she knows what men like. Jamie understands what makes a man desirable and also has an eye for the gadgets and gear that discerning gentlemen need.

She’s on her way to a Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from California State – Fullerton. Jamie spent a few gap years volunteering in Mexico and Brazil first and honing her operational management skills.

She loves her hiking sticks, yoga mat, the smell of a book, cowboy boots and heavy weights. Orange County, California may be where Jamie lives but home is wherever her passport and carry-on travel bag take her.

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