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    32 Things Anyone Who Loves To Grill Needs ASAP

    Basically everything except the food!

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    1. A grill, but specifically a charcoal grill with a lot of grilling surface area (580 square inches!) packed into a compact setup that won't crowd your patio area when it's not in use. Plus, it looks quite handsome!


    Promising review: "Beautiful, sturdy, and compact. We bought the smaller size because we didn't want a big BBQ for now. I bought the cover for it and so far it hasn't been affected by rain at all. Been using it successfully all summer." β€”Angie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $160.99.

    2. And if you're using a charcoal grill, a chimney starter to eliminate the need for lighter fluid!, Amazon

    But how does it work? Dump your charcoals in the chimney starter, light up a fire starter or crinkled newspaper, and put the canister over the flame. Your coals will fire up to a desirable temp within minutes β€” without lighter fluid. Get more deets on using a chimney starter from Weber here.

    Promising review: "This thing has changed everything about the way I grill. No more lighter fluid or hassle, just put some newspaper and charcoal in and it's good to go." β€”Jack S.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.79.

    3. But for the Hank Hills out there, a propane grill with 360 square inches of cooking space in a small but mighty design β€” so you can smell the meat, not the heat.


    Promising review: "This is a great, simple grill. I've been using it for 12 months now, and it never disappoints. With three burners, it is big enough to easily cook for six adults. Because it isn't huge, you can move it around easily. I keep it on my screened-in porch in the wintertime and on the deck in the summer and I use it year-round in Vermont. I use it all the time and it barely uses any propane; I've just started my third tank of propane and I've used it at least once a week for a year (frequently several times per week). I find it easy to adjust the heat to exactly the right temperature for the food that I'm cooking, and I don't think there are many hot/cold spots like other reviewers have claimed. I like that it is inexpensive and light enough for one person to move around. The huge ones that are sold at the big-box stores are too heavy and too expensive. I recommend this grill to everyone." β€”Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (also available with a side burner).

    And in case you're interested, check out a portable propane grill for $104.99.

    4. A grill gauge for propane tanks so you know *just* how much you have left in the tank for your next grilling session by weighing the tank for you.


    Promising review: "Worked really well! I bought it and tested my tank with it and it was basically on E, so I took it to Ace Hardware and had them fill it up for me. They told me they fill to 20 lb. for those tanks. I brought it home and lifted it and it was all the way on FULL. So, this appears to work really well! The directions that come with it say if you are doing the tank exchange program (like at your grocery store, etc.) they only fill to 15 lb. and so it will read 3/4 full (the 15 lb. mark.)" β€”IAMRAMEKIN

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. Aerosol fire extinguishers small enough to keep nearby in case of an emergency. Safety first!, Amazon

    This spray has a 4X greater discharge time than traditional fire extinguishers. Store it near the grill, but not by it. After all, aerosol cans do not perform well near intense heat, like your grill. BTW, I own these and keep them in the cabinet underneath my kitchen sink.

    Promising review: "Easter Sunday I put a chicken on the rotisserie and lit our well-maintained, less than five-year-old grill that had a full tank of propane and came back in the house. Not three minutes later the grill was engulfed in flames. I grabbed one of these extinguishers and was able to knock the fire back while standing a good distance away. Wearing leather gardening gloves, my husband opened the bottom of the grill where the tank resides and I continued to spray while he turned off the gas. The hose that feeds the gas to the burners failed where it entered the grill. The hose looked fine when I last cleaned the grill and the connection was tight. You can bet I'll be replacing those annually on our new grill, though the new one does not have a rubber component, so it should last." β€”Laura C

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $28.10.

    And while you're at it, brush up on the National Fire Protection Association's grilling safety tips.

    6. Spray bottles at the ready β€” one with water for flare-ups and another for vinegar that'll pack on the ~flavor~.


    My dad always does this and the stuff he grills is deliciousssss.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.98.

    7. A grilling-guide apron – it'll prevent any spatter on your fave summer ensemble.


    Promising review: "Excellent apron! Very thick and durable and perfect for those days when you are in front of the grill for hours!!" β€”Maack Family

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92.

    8. Or a heavily pocketed apron if you're one of those people who needs every grilling tool on your person at all times. (No judgment!)


    Promising review: "My son (a grown man) loves showing this off at BBQs and camping. He's 6'5", around 240 lb. It has so many pockets and areas to hold things. It looks so good and he has such fun with it that I got a great picture of him posing with a spatula, went to the Walmart site and did a 'magazine cover' with his picture that says 'The Great Outdoors' and for around $3, and put that in a frame as a surprise." β€”B. Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A condiments trio in easy-to-squeeze containers you can designate as the cookout condiments because things can get messy and those dogs are gonna need some mustard. (They won't fit in that ^ apron, but they WILL come in handy.)


    Includes a 20 oz. tomato ketchup, 16.5 fl. oz. sweet relish, and 17.5 oz. yellow mustard.

    Get them from Walmart for $5.58.

    10. An 18-piece set of utensils because I'm sure you've misplaced a few over the years and it's time you treat yo' self to some shiny new ones that all match.


    The set includes 10 stainless-steel utensils and eight corn holders.

    Promising review: "I purchased this BBQ tool set as a present for my dad, who has recently gotten into grilling and smoking meats. I was very surprised and pleased with the quality of this set, especially considering the low price. The case is sturdy and holds all the tools well; I think it is perfect for differentiating between the outdoor grill tools and those used in the kitchen. There are many sets that look just like this one, but I chose this because of the tool options. The set includes a pair of tongs, large spatula, and grill brush, which all stood out to me as essential grilling tools when I was searching the different sets. The presentation was great, and the set definitely looks more expensive than it was." β€”Raquel

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (also available in a 24-piece set).

    11. A what-doesn't-it-have? grill table with a surface to put just about anything you'd need if you find yourself tailgating, camping, or grilling in a sitch where you're working with very little surface area.


    Plus, it's super quick to setup and is super lightweight so lugging it to your campsite or tailgating site will feel so much less like, well, lugging!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my Camp Chef Oven and it works perfectly. The lower 'shelf' is just a wire rack but the top table will sit on the bottom position braces and the oven looks like it was meant to fit there. It puts the top burners at the right height for cooking and the oven below is easily accessible. I use a 20 lb. barbecue tank and it tucks neatly under the right side table. The two side tables give plenty of room for whatever you need while preparing any meal while camping. It folds quickly and tucks into the garage in our camper and the stove goes into the camper or pickup truck bed. I may order a spare just for the travel grill we use while camping." β€”underground guns

    Get it from Amazon for $62.95.

    12. Heat-resistant gloves as an extra barrier between you and that hot metal that's helping you whip up a smokin' meal.


    Promising review: "A must-have for barbecue competitions where large, hot grills are the norm. The fit and design are ideal for grilling at home, baking, or just anyone that hates getting burned." β€”Richard Langford

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95.

    13. A grill insert removal tool that'll put enough space between you and the hot, hot heat. (Of course while you're wearing the ^ gloves.)


    Promising review: "Recently purchased a new Stok grill for my old Weber kettle. Purchased this to facilitate removing the center section. It works great! What else can I say. It holds the center grill section like an old dog with a new shoe. If you get the Stok grill or vegetable pan, you will want this. Other items might do the job like an old screwdriver, hot pad, tongs etc. but this is a well designed item made for the task." β€”F. Fahrner

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    14. A heavy-duty cooler to keep food and beverages fresh. Actually, a cooler for each would be a really good idea! Heck, if you have a pool you can use this 120-quart behemoth for beverages as a floating bar!

    Promising review: "Works like a refrigerator without a plug! Just load her with ice and you'll have a cold unit for days. I bought a 150 qt. at the same time, intending to give one to my son. Well, I have them both. Pleased with the cost and surprised by the quality and utility. Fish keeper, yes, venison locker, yes, drink cooler, yes. Just get one and with the money you save by not spending $500 or more for the fancy names, buy steaks, and have a cookout!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $64.95.

    15. And speaking of food safety, an easy-to-read meat thermometer will serve you well. This one is splash-resistant, has a four-second response time, and 3,200+ five-star reviews on Amazon.


    It's a bit pricier than other similar thermometers on Amazon, but it could easily pay for itself if it means no more overcooked steaks!

    Promising review: "Fantastic! This has changed how I grill. I no longer have to worry about under/over grilling expensive cuts of meat. I hated it when I would under cook something, and have to throw the partially cooled meat back on the grill to finish. Or being excited for a steak and having it turn out tough and rugged. This takes the guesswork out of yielding perfectly cooked pork and beef every time. I love it!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in eight colors).

    FYI, you can pay a lot more dough for some leave-in meat thermometers, which give you a constant accurate temperature count for the perfectly cooked steak β€” that is if you haven't already perfected that ;).

    16. Magnetic grilling lights any nighttime griller would appreciate.


    Promising review: "These grill lights are exactly what I needed! They light up the area so well. The magnets are strong and the ability to direct the light where needed is great. The package they came in is perfect to store them in when not using! I have recommended these to several people who also think they are great. I was worried they would be cheap and maybe not have a lot of magnetic hold to them, but they do!!" β€”LC

    Get two from Amazon for $17.97.

    17. A beer can chicken griller with a generously sized tray to catch any drippings so dinner doesn't turn into a total smoke show.


    Includes a dishwasher-safe stainless-steel rack, canister, and drip pan. You can place either a beer can or the included canister in the tray as a prop for your whole chicken.

    Promising review: "This was life-changing for me. I am a foodie and always looking for the ultimate in food experience. I bought one, used it on my grill with an organic free range chicken stuck on it, and filled the can with white wine, vermouth, garlic cloves and herbs. It was awesome!! I pour the leftover juice over the chicken after I slice it up. It is the best ever roasted chicken. No messy pans or smoking oven to deal with. Just toss the parts into the dishwasher for easy clean up. Just bought seven of these for Christmas presents. Who doesn't want friends to have life-changing roasted chicken experiences?

    P.S. I roast on a four-burner bbq, turn on the outside burners, get the temp to 350–400, and 45 minutes to an hour later, it is delicious." β€”J Peeples

    Get it from Amazon for $15.81.

    18. A stainless-steel kabob set you can safely set on the grill and then reuse over and over and over again. Plus, there'll be zero splinters like you'd get with wood skewers!


    The ~elevation~ will keep your food from sticking to the grill!

    Promising review: "OK this grilling rack is the bomb!! I was able to rotate to four different sides and cook everything evenly. Love the pointed, sharp end to skewer my meat and veggies. It fits my grill perfectly and no mess to boot!" β€”Steve Randall

    Get them from Amazon for $24.45.

    19. A pellet smoker tube that'll transform any type of grill into a smoker so you can do some hot *or* cold smoking for up to four hours. Yep, you can even smoke cheese with this!!!


    Simply fill the tube with pellets or smoking wood chips, use a propane torch to light them for 1 minute, let them burn for about 10 minutes, then get up to 4 hours of smoke. Clean the tube with a grilling cleaning brush or a tube brush.

    Promising review: "I use two of these things all the time. Literally turns your gas grill into a smoker. I have made jerky, chicken, beef ribs, pork ribs, and smoked cheeses with these things. The best part is it turns your existing grill into a smoker. I am not saying this will ever outperform a dedicated smoker, but it is really useful. I would definitely recommend." β€”Megatron

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two shapes).

    Also check out a larger smoker box that'll also fit on a grill for $21.99.

    20. A stuffed burger press to dial up your meat. Oh you like cheese on your burger? What about INSIDE of it?!


    Promising review: "I love this burger press! Whether it's to fill with cheese, bacon, jalapenos, or whatever, this is an awesome tool for grilling season! Even if you aren't interested in stuffed burgers, it helps with making burger patties. Burgers are perfectly sculpted and your hands don't get completely covered in raw beef. But be sure to spray some Pam inside the press on the walls and the base, otherwise it's a major pain getting the patty to come loose." β€”AGonzales7

    Get it from Amazon for $11.57.

    21. A cast-iron pizza pan so you can whip up some pies outside on the grill. Don't let the oven have all the fun!


    Promising review: "I've had this pan for a couple of weeks now and it has been used multiple times. Our favorite way to use it has been to cook pizza over indirect heat on the gas grill β€” in order to keep the heat out of the house on hot summer evenings. This is even better than the pizza stone I have used in the oven in the past. After preheating the grill to around 400 degrees, this has produced nicely done pizza every time. It heats evenly and is great for use on the grill. And I am sure it will do equally well in the oven once the weather cools down. It cleans easily with some hot water (no soap) and a scrubber β€” and then a light coat of oil to maintain the seasoning after it is dry. The only possible con I can think of is that this is pretty heavy and carrying it definitely requires two hands. I've never been that interested in cast-iron bakeware, assuming that the maintenance was a lot of work. But this is a high-quality item and I'm now on the lookout for additional items from Lodge." β€”Deborah Skinner

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90.

    22. A basting pot and brush set to keep things extra saucy, without the mess of open bowls.


    Promising review: "This sauce pot is amazing! We do a lot of cooking in this house and that includes doing a lot of grilling. My husband loves basting everything he makes. Before buying this he would have to dirty up bowls, find an old brush to apply it, etc. This sauce pot is all you need. It's a wonderful size as well. The bristle things are a real soft and flexible. I'm recommending these to a few people I know because everyone needs one of these. I would buy this again." β€”April M

    Get them from Amazon for $11.74.

    23. A custom monogram steak branding iron, lest anyone wonder who's the genius behind the masterpiece.


    Promising review: "Heated up nicely and the personalized brand is perfect. Great quality and craftsmanship. My son-in-law loves it!! Will be purchasing another soon for my husband...can't wait for spring and summer grilling!!" β€”Bita Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $25.75.

    24. A grill basket with curved handles for corraling those loose veggies for your world-famous fajitas. Plz share., Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is just awesome for grilling loose veggies like green beans on the grill. It is heavy duty and easy to clean. I recommend this to all my buddies." β€”Elizabeth M.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    25. A s'more maker that'll contain the ingredients for the best dessert EVER ingredients while it heats up to ooey-gooey perfection.


    Promising review: "Works great on the grill. To make perfect s'mores, put marshmallows on the bottom first. I bought two sets. Fun for the entire family and the kids love them." β€”Terry Hooker

    Get it from Amazon for $12.46.

    26. A bug-deterring method to keep the skeeters away from you *and* your food like a zapper or some pretty torches (and anti-bug fuel) you can park on your table as decor., Amazon

    Promising review (for zapper): "My home is plagued by gypsy moths. Sitting out on the patio, one flew into my friend's mouth. Ok, she talks a lot, but it was time to do something about the swarms. I cannot believe the difference after 12 hours. I know I'll never be rid of them and next summer a whole new scourge of gypsy caterpillars will arrive but in the meantime, I don't have to be smacked by the cursed gypsy moths while outside grilling or walking to the mailbox. That is the other good thing about this product β€” since it's not solar-powered, it can run in the daylight rather than at night when we know the moths are all in the hardwood trees laying trillions of eggs." β€”Homewench

    Promising review (for torch fuel): "Took this out with four tiki torches and kept the skeeters at bay. Skeeters were horrible at the campground and we were right on the pond. Lit these up along with a campfire and all was well." β€”Will

    Get them from Amazon: zapper for $39.84, three torches for $23.99, and Bitefighter torch fuel for $13.96

    27. Heavy-duty compostable plates β€” they're 9" across! β€” to contain generous helpings of grilled items and award-winning sides.


    Promising review: "These plates are EXACTLY what I needed. Wanted higher quality plates than the cheap paper plates on the market. Also wanted to do something good for the environment. These plates don't stick together like most other brands." β€”BulldogATL

    Get them from Amazon for $13.94.

    28. Sturdy, lidded wine glasses in case any cookout at your place means drinking some vino and you've sacrificed a few too many actual glasses and wine to the outdoor party gods.


    Promising review: "My mother loves them. She uses them for less formal social settings (beach music festivals and cookouts for example). They insulate the drinks well and the caps almost make them spill-proof...almost. Overall, they are great." β€”Logan

    Get eight from Amazon for $20.99.

    29. And a Hydro Flask will keep icy water at the ready while you're minding the grill. It's pricey, but hydration is worth the investment! And you can use it for every other occasion, obviously.


    Promising review: "It’s amazing! Best water bottle I have ever owned. Keeps ice in it for days. I went to the gym at 5:30 a.m. on a Thursday and then went camping Thursday afternoon. I drank all the water and continued to fill it up. I wanted to see how long the ice would last so I tested it out. Friday it was still about 3/4 full of ice. I filled it twice with water on Friday. Then Saturday I checked and it was still half full of ice. My family and I hiked all day Saturday and by the end of the day the ice was near the bottom. So that’s two and a half days of ice cold water. Amazing!! My husband and kids always are sneaking drinks. I’ll be purchasing more of these." β€”Mammabug

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95+ (available in six colors).

    30. A *washable* bandana-like table runner to match all the ketchup sure to drip drip drip on your picnic table from the burgers and hot dogs your fam demands.

    Crate and Barrel

    Get it from Crate and Barrel for $30. Also check out the bandana-print picnic blanket for $60.

    31. A grill-cleaning brush so you can start fresh every single time. You've gotta take care of that grill!


    Promising review: "I’ve had this brush for a couple months and love it. We’ve had a lot of these grill brushes over the years but nothing has held up this well. It cleans the grill quickly and efficiently. The handle is long enough that there is never a concern of lost hand hair. I’d 100% recommend this product." β€”Nichole

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    32. Or if you'd rather not with a brush, a cleaning stone that'll help revive those grill racks as a non-toxic option!


    Promising review: "Completely restored my three year old grill grates. Used to clean them with a box of Brillo pads and a headache but this product did the job so efficiently. Will definitely be keeping on hand for as needed cleaning. Would recommend cleaning in a deep sink so you can rinse stone residue off as you go, cannot use this at the grill without rinsing as the stone gets smaller as you go. Worth the price!" β€”hbinoc

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    Now who's ready to doing some grilling?


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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