Whether you’re a novice barbecuer or a veteran pitmaster, we could all use some extra help on the grill.
We’ve put together a list 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 personalised multitool, you can find it all here.
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10 of the best barbecue accessories, gadgets and tools
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
This thermometer is 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.
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.
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.
Grilling Wood BBQ Smoking Wood Chunks
If you’ve been getting into smoking, Grilling Wood have you covered. Take your pick of six different native British woods and experiment to find your favourite flavour combination.
American BBQ Grill Wire Cleaning Brush
Once the cooking is overt this brush will help you keep your grill spick and span throughout the summer. It’s rust-resistant and has a hand scraper to nab any straggling bits of grease or grime.
Jonny’s Sister Personalised BBQ Tool Apron
If you know a self-styled barbecue king, then this is the gift for them. The personalised canvas carry bag doubles as an apron for customised barbecuing on the go.
Tomorrow’s Kitchen 44 fl. oz. Instant Marinater
This fascinating accessory is basically a vacuum chamber. Put your chosen meat and seasoning inside and pump out the air. The lack of air makes the meat suck up the the sauce much faster than usual so, if you’re pushed for time or forget to marinate overnight, this helpful tool will ensure your food’s as tasty as possible.
Ardorlove Barbecue Grilling Basket
We’ve all been there – barbecuing something tasty, messing up a flip, and watching a delicious morsel disappear between the grill and into the flames below. A good grill basket stops this, keeping small, food items safely tucked in. They make flipping a lot easier, too. This is great for thinly-sliced foods like fish, bacon, or courgettes.
Personalised BBQ Boss Multi Tool
Know a BBQ boss? This multitool might be for them. It has two serrated edges for picking up food, cutting it into pieces, or opening up packets plus it has a sharp knife blade at its tip. Useful for flipping burgers, even opening bottles, the handle can also be personalised.