Nothing says summer quite like a BBQ and to complement your garden feast there are plenty of BBQ accessories, utensils and tools to choose from.
To help get your sausages sizzling we’ve put together a selection of BBQ gadgets from quality skewers and meat thermometers to Jack Daniels whiskey charcoal and a luxury bar cart.
BBQ accessories and gadgets
Browse our pick of the best BBQ accessories in the list below:
Weber BBQ Gloves
Keep your fingertips scorch-free with these premium BBQ gloves. Double layered and made from a Kevlar blend, they are both highly heat resistant and durable. The silicone grip design will stop carefully cooked burgers slipping from your fingers when they’re finally done.
West Elm Portside Weathered Wood Bar Cart
Add a touch of luxury to your BBQ with this sustainably sourced mahogany bar cart. There’s plenty of space for drinks and glasses, including three bottle holders plus it’s fully equipped with a bottle opener and utensil hooks. There’s even a concealed stainless-steel ice and drinks bucket.
3 in 1 BBQ Grill Brush
It may not be the most glamorous BBQ accessory, but this grill brush is certainly an essential. The triple brush and 360 degree rotator helps it clean every inch of your sticky outdoor grill and its universal design means it should suit most BBQ models.
Weber Instant Read BBQ Thermometer
Take the guess work out of grilling with Weber’s specialist BBQ thermometer. The stainless steel probe tell’s you the internal temperature of your food within five seconds and the head swivels around so you can view the reading from any angle.
BBQ utensils and tools
Choose from our compilation of handy BBQ tools below:
Landmann Stainless Steel Tool Set in Case
Landmann’s utentils and tools set has everything you need to get your BBQ off to a flying start. The 13 piece kit includes tongues, a basting brush, corn holders and more. All tools are made from stainless steel, have a 12 month guarantee and fit neatly into a sleek aluminium case.
Weber BBQ Skewer Set
A cut above your average skewer, these flat versions from Weber are designed to prevent spinning, so your food cooks evenly. Wide grip handles also make it easier to pick the skewers up and move them across the grill.
BBQ Fish Grill
This hand-held tool should make grilling fish a doddle. Sandwiched between the two stainless steel mesh halves, fish is easily flipped over for an even grill. The bamboo handle has a hanging loop for when its not in use.
Silicone Basting BBQ Brush
This brush will baste hot barbecue meat without melting or leaving behind bristles like a traditional pastry brushes can do. It’s also lightweight, easy to clean and made from 100% food grade silicone.
John Lewis & Partners 2 Piece BBQ Tools Set
Inject a stylish flair to your outdoor cooking equipment with this BBQ tongs and spatula set from John Lewis. The tools themselves are made from stainless steel with zigzagged rubberwood handles in a charming blue design.
BBQ fuel and firelighters
Get the fire started with our choice of BBQ fuel and lighters below:
Bar-be-quick Instant Light Charcoal
You can’t get a barbecue going without anything to fuel it but this 10kg bag of FSC certified charcoal briquettes should do the trick. Ideal for both kettle barbecues and outdoor smokers.
Jack Daniels Smoking Chips
For a taste of the USA, these wood chips from Jack Daniels whiskey barrels add a lick of flavour to your meat. Suitable for most grill types they come in a 790g bag.
Plum Heat Beads Barbecue Briquettes
These BBQ briquettes work best in open grills and spherical BBQs and should burn longer than charcoal. They also don’t produce much smoke or smell, a bonus for anyone less fond of those post-BBQ odours.
Firelighters help kick-start the BBQ and get things cooking in no time. This set from Quickfire contains “hotspots” which they promise improves performance and there’s 14 in each packet.
Wilko BBQ Lighting Gel
This lighting gel should help get things going smoothly. Gel is easier to control than a lighting fluid so it should be safe and more economical to use. The bottle also has a fitted safety cap for extra peace of mind.
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