The best BBQ accessories, gadgets and tools in 2023
Grilling is much easier and more relaxing with the right tools, browse our pick of the top BBQ accessories for summer.
Whether you’re a novice broiler or a veteran grill-master, we could all use some extra help barbecuing. We’ve put together a guide of some of the best barbecue accessories on the market. Whether you need a thermometer to get your meat exactly right, a decent wood supply for your smoker, or a barbecue multitool, you can find it all here.
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Browse our pick of barbecue accessories, below:
The best barbecue accessories, gadgets and tools
Personalised BBQ Tool And Long Apron Set
If you know someone who’s proud of their grilling skills, this is the gift for them. This leather and canvas apron comes with a barbecue multi-tool set which can be customised with names or phrases, for an added personal touch.
Price: from £48
Buy the Personalised BBQ Tool And Long Apron Set from Notonthehighstreet
John Lewis & Partners Stainless Steel BBQ Tool & Utensil Set
This set of barbecue tools from John Lewis has the essentials covered - tongs, a fork, and a turner. High quality at a surprisingly low price for beginner and occasional barbecuers.
IREENUO Digital Food Thermometer
A thermometer that's perfect for casual barbecuers. Not only does it have quick, responsive readings, but it also has separate modes for different meats and grades of cooking. You'll know in seconds if that medium-rare steak is just right.
Buy the IREENUO Digital Food Thermometer from Amazon
John Lewis & Partners Stainless Steel BBQ Chimney Starter
If you’re not a barbecue aficionado, getting your fire started can be tricky. A good barbecue chimney can help you to light coals - simply fill the chimney with paper, add some charcoal, and you’ll have white-hot coals in no time. This chimney from John Lewis offers great quality for a reasonable price.
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Buy the Stainless Steel BBQ Chimney Starter from John Lewis
Log Barn Natural Eco Wood Firelighters
Get your fire started without relying on chemical firelighters. These FSC-certified bundles of wood wool burn hotly, smokelessly, and for a remarkably long time. Great for lighting barbecues safely and sustainably.
Buy the Log Barn Natural Eco Wood Firelighters from Amazon
Wood Chunks 3Kg (10 Litres) for Smoking Food
A good selection of wood chunks from different species of tree, perfect for smoking and each species infuses food with a unique flavour. If you’re interested in smoking salmon, alder wood is a good choice and for those looking for a classic, smokey taste for cooking meat, cherry wood is great. These chunks are sustainably sourced from the UK-based Gwernyfed Wood.
Price: from £12.95
Buy the Wood Chunks for Smoking Food from Amazon
BBQ Grill Cleaning Brush & Scraper
Rust resistant and built for heavy-duty cleaning, this brush makes cleaning tough spots on your grill much easier. With a heavy-duty scraper at the end, and a wire three-head design to cover a greater surface area, the BBQ Grill Cleaning Brush & Scraper makes short work of messy grills. The brush’s ergonomic handle means it’s easier to use without causing strain, and its rust resistance will help it to last longer across months of use.
Buy the BBQ Grill Cleaning Brush & Scraper from Amazon
Stainless Steel BBQ Grill Basket with Bamboo Handle
This stainless steel grill basket makes flipping and grilling easier. It holds small food like vegetables or halloumi secure so it won’t slip between the gaps, and keeps food directly off the grill so there's less cleaning too.
Buy the Stainless Steel BBQ Grill Basket from John Lewis
Gentlemen's Hardware BBQ Multi-Tool
Keep all your barbecue accessories close to hand with this handy multi-tool. Made from wood and stainless steel, it has everything you need, including a spatula, fork, bottle opener, corkscrew, and basting brush. From spearing your food to flipping it, this multi-tool cuts down on clutter and makes barbecuing easier.
Buy the Gentlemen’s Hardware BBQ Multi-tool from John Lewis
OXO Good Grips Grilling Basting Stainless Steel BBQ Brush
Basting is a vital part of preparing food for grilling, and this BBQ brush makes it simple. With high-heat resistant silicone bristles, it can be used safely on food while it’s being cooked, but it’s the design of this brush head that makes this standout. It's angled so the bristles won’t touch the countertop even when placed flat, so there’s no mess, and it has several paddles within it that help to spread your marinade evenly.
Buy the OXO Good Grips Grilling Basting Stainless Steel BBQ Brush from John Lewis
This Product Guide was last updated in June 2023. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.