Grilling Tools and Accessories

There are all types of gadgets on the market meant to help you with your grilling, while many might be considered a waste of time and money, the following are eccential tools for keeping yourself safe and your grill clean.

  • Extra Long Tongs These are great for handling food. They won't pierce meat like forks do, so the juices stay inside retaining it's flavor.
  • Weber Chimney Starter: Using a Chimney is by far the best way to to get your charcoal burning without using ligher fluid and avoiding the associated lighter fluid taste and smell in your food. See our starting a fire page for information on using a chimney.
  • Barbecue Lighter: A must have to light the news paper in your charcoal chimney.
  • Barbecue Mitt: Be sure to purchase those made of fireproof material. Grilling is hot and good barbeque mitts will help keep you from burning yourself.
  • Fire Extinguisher: Not only for grilling but every household should have a fire extinguisher on hand. If you don't think a charcoal grill can get out of hand, check out this video. The guy was grilling on his carport.

  • Grill Brush and Scraper This tool is eccential for keeping your grill grates clean.
  • Instant Read Thermometer: Make sure your food is cooked to a safe internal temperature.
  • Basting Brush and Sop Mop Set Used to coat your meats with bbq sauce, keeping them moist.
  • Spray Bottle: Used to store water to douse flareups and cool your coals.