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Top Grilling Tools Every BBQ Chef Needs

Grilling season is in full swing! Whether you are king or queen of the BBQ, you will want to check out this list of top BBQ tools no grill master should be without.

Basting Brushes

Basting your grilled meats and vegetables adds flavor and keeps meats nice and juicy. When choosing a basting brush for your grill, make sure you pick one with a long handle and made for use in high temperatures. One I like is the Sabatier Basting Brush, it features a large silicone head that is heat resistant up to 500 degrees F. The stainless steel handle is weighted for maximum comfort and control.

Long Handle Tongs

Turning and serving grilled foods requires a sturdy set of long handle tongs. The Sabatier Stainless Steel Tongs are the perfect choice for BBQ cooking. Constructed of sturdy stainless steel, they keep your hands away from the heat thanks to the extra-long handles. Tongs have a locking mechanism to keep them closed for easy storage. These tongs clean up easily right in the dishwasher.

Slotted Turner

For flipping burgers, steaks and other meats, the Sabatier Barbecue Slotted Turner can’t be beat. The large, durable stainless steel head features holes for superior draining and beveled edges that make it easy to slip this turner under all types of food. The weighted ergonomic handle provides optimal balance and comfort when cooking. The side of the turner has a serrated edge, and clean up is a snap because it is dishwasher safe. You can find all three of these Sabatier grill tools at Target.

Meat Thermometer

Make sure your meat is cooked to safe temperatures with this set of 4 Meat Grilling Cooking Thermometers by Taylor. Set features 2 beef, 1 poultry and 1 pork thermometers that have glow in the dark pointers for night grilling. The stainless steel construction allows for safe grill and oven use, thermometers can be left in food, to monitor as it cooks.

BBQ Gloves

The Barbecue Wonder Glove with Long Cuff provides excellent protection from heat. The exterior is made of flame-resistant aramid fibers that will not melt or catch on fire. The extra-long cuff provides additional protection from high heat. Glove can be used on the left or right hand and protects up to 480 degrees F. If it gets messy, you can just toss it in the washing machine.

Grill Brush

Harness the power of steam to clean and sanitize your grill with the Grill Dozer Steam Cleaning Grill Brush. This innovative grill brush has a spray system that releases a fine mist that quickly turns to steam on your preheated grill. The powerful 3-sided wire bristle brush quickly penetrates even caked-on food from your grill grates. Leaves you with a sparkling grill in no time flat. You can find this grill brush, grill gloves and meat thermometers at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Grill Basket

Grill vegetables, fruits and breads with ease in the Weber Stainless Steel Grilling Basket. Constructed of 430-grade stainless steel that provides excellent heat retention, it features slits to allow juices to flow out and air to circulate. The wide carrying handles are convenient and it is dishwasher safe for easy clean up after cooking.

Shish Kabob Set

The Shish Kabob Set from Nexgrill is the easy way to eliminate kebobs sticking to your grill grates. The raised platform lets you to grill and rotate 6 kabob skewers as if on a spit. The easy-clean nonstick surface allows cooked food to slide off effortlessly.  Grill basket and kabob set are available at the Home Depot.