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    19 Grilling Products For Improving Summer Barbecues

    You've got the grill, but do you have the skills? With some new BBQ gear, the answer is an emphatic "Yup."

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    1. A set of 10 stainless-steel barbecue skewers with ergonomic flat and wide blades so the food on your kabob stays put and doesn't slip off or rotate (like with a round skewer).

    2. A pair of extra-long, fire-resistant leather forge welding gloves for withstanding temperatures up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a whole lot of degrees so they'll work just fine around your grill.

    A model wearing a pair of long blue and yellow leather gloves while cooking on a grill

    3. A Cuisinart cast-iron grill press with a wood handle that'll squeeze out any unwanted excess fat and oils, flattening burgers to better fit buns, and searing in those grill marks on any meat.

    A dark-gray metal grill press the length of two hamburgers with the Cuisinart logo prominently featured

    4. An Alpha Grillers 18-inch grill brush, because after all that deliciously messy barbecue has been gobbled up, you still need to keep your grill clean (and ready for the next BBQ).

    A model's hand using a black-handled silver wire brush to clean the grill

    5. A set of six nonstick, easy-to-clean, reusable BBQ grill mats that'll cut down on any food (including veggies, fish, and even pizza) from scorching or sticking to grill grates.

    Two black grill mats with kabobs sitting atop them

    6. A wireless remote food thermometer with dual probes, so you can set it (the temperature) and forget it (until it beeps at the desired temp) and enjoy the BBQ without having to constantly watch over the grill like some sort of meat hawk thanks to the device's range of up to 300 feet.

    7. A heavy-duty, water-resistant, waxed-canvas work apron that can pull double duty at the workbench, behind the grill, or in any situation that calls for you to fill up those tool pockets and get to work.

    8. A pair of Original Bear Paws shredder claws to quickly and efficiently pull apart meats instead of futzing with a knife and fork and burning your fingers. Also great for carefully lifting larger cuts of meat (or entire birds) and stabilizing them for easier carving.

    A reviewer's hands using the claws the shred some chicken

    9. A set of heat-resistant stainless-steel basting brushes with back-up silicone brush heads for slathering on oil, melted butter, marinades, and sauces to your soon-to-be-grilled-to-perfection foods.

    10. A two-pack of flexible gooseneck, weather-resistant, magnetic LED barbecue lights, because BBQing isn't always a daytime affair and grilling after dark necessitates more light than the fire emanating from the coals can provide. (Batteries included).

    11. A small, stainless-steel Weber vegetable basket to keep tasty tomatoes from exploding, peppers from sticking to the grill plate, and making sure any other veggies don't come in contact with any meat.

    A square metal basket with ventilation holes filled with grilled vegetables

    12. A stainless-steel flavor injector with six needles that will allow you to say the following every time you used it: "Did somebody call for the Grill Doctor? Because this steak needs a shot of flavor, stat!" (And yes, the Grill Doctor makes housecalls, mostly to the backyard).

    13. A Weber compact chimney starter, because it's the easiest way to get your charcoal white-hot and quickest way to get to grilling. A little newspaper and a light is all you need.

    A reviewer's photo of the chimney starter in use with flames shooting from the charcoal

    14. A three-piece Cuisinart cooking tool set that includes the holy trinity of grilling implements: a spatula, a fork, and tongs, plus a bonus heat-resistant grill glove to ensure you handle each of these pieces properly.

    A set of three metal grilling tools with red handles and a black Cuisinart cooking glove

    15. A three-pack of strike-on-box 11-inch matches (120 total) to safely light up grills (or even fireplaces, camp fires, furnaces, stoves). Matches, they're amazing!

    Three red, white, and blue packages of long barbecue matches

    16. A pack of 10 Weber aluminum drip pans, whose primary purpose is to make disposing of grease an easy and clean experience (that will extend the life of your grill) but also doubles as a tray for transporting all the tasty things that dripped all that grease in the first place.

    17. A bottle of not-too-sweet, not-too-spicy, tomato-based Capital City Sweet Hot Mambo Sauce for marinading, glazing, or dipping just about anything you're grilling from wings and ribs to kabobs and veggies.

    A squeeze bottle of Mambo Sauce with a red cap

    18. An eight-piece set of steak knives to properly slice up that beautiful piece of meat that was just seared to perfection on the grill and is now waiting on your plate for you to dig in with a cutting implement worthy of the flavor it's about to offer you.

    Eight steak knives with wooden handles with three metal circle accents on each

    19. An organic bamboo cutting board that won't cause "excessive wear and tear to cutlery" while carving up your meats and veggies. Also features a "juice groove" which is not only awesome to say out loud but also cuts down on potential spills.

    Do you smell what the Rock is cooking? (Just so we're clear here, it's BBQ). So don't be a jabroni with your grilling gear!

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