19 of the Best Grilling Accessories Amazon Customers Love
No backyard BBQ is complete without these grilling accessories Amazon customers adore.
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Backyard barbecues are all about having fun and eating delicious food. The head griller is usually sizzling behind the scenes, but with assistance from the right grilling tools, they can spend more time with their family and friends.
We’ve selected the most popular grilling accessories Amazon has to offer—we’re talking thousands of five-star reviews here—that make everything from food prep to cleanup easier.
OXO Basting Pot and Brush
OXO has long been a favorite brand for kitchen gadgets, including grilling accessories. So it’s no surprise that we’d want to utilize their handiness for outdoor cooking as well. Fill this stainless steel pot with up to 18 ounces of BBQ sauce or other tasty marinade and keep it out by the grill. A silicone lid covers up that saucy goodness until you’re ready to slather it on with the angled brush.
In a five-star Amazon review, Thoughtful Consumer, says: “This basting pot is heavy duty, and has some heft to it, so it’s unlikely going to be blown off the BBQ table, or tipped over by accident. It comes with a silicone lid which is great, and the brush works well.”
When you’re poking at glowing charcoal and flipping hamburgers and juicy steaks, you need utensils and grilling accessories that are up to the task. This stainless steel grill tool set can be used on all grill types—and yes, you can use them indoors, too. There’s a fork, brush, bottle opener, lockable tongs and a spatula with a serrated edge, all with silicone-coated grips for comfort. Talk about a great gift for grillers!
Among the thousands of five-star reviews, G Simmons writes: “These tools are very sturdy, heavy quality, but with a rubbery area at the grip, so easy to handle. The handles are long, to keep away from the heat. The spatula has a bottle opener and one side is serrated so it can be used to cut. Easy to clean, including dishwasher safe. Would be a great gift as well.”
This multi-pocketed apron is like a tool belt for grillers. No more worrying about running back into the house for the tongs or the basting brush—just load up your apron before heading out. And yes, there’s even a pocket for your phone.
One verified purchase, Jennifer, writes in her five-star review: “Great product and well made! Love that it came with a bottle opener and chef towel. Lots of pockets so my husband can put all his little gadgets.”
Smart Meat Thermometer
Even the most seasoned of grillers need a little backup to figure out when meat is ready to be served. This wireless smart thermometer connects to your phone via Bluetooth so you can track those burgers via app while you’re chatting and having fun with guests. You’ll get an accurate reading of the internal temperature in a matter of seconds. Don’t just take our word for it, there are 25,000+ five-star reviews. Read more about the best meat thermometers, including the Thermapen One.
“I’ve used the Meater Plus to cook chicken, pork and beef, and it’s been spot-on with accuracy every time,” shares five-star reviewer, Houston J. Bashus. “The app also provides helpful tips and cooking guides, which is awesome for someone like me who’s not exactly a grill master.”
Charcoal grills are the original when it comes to backyard barbecues, but they can’t get the party started as quickly as their propane counterparts. Enter the Weber Rapidfire chimney starter, which does indeed live up to its name. A little more than a foot high, this steel container heats up coals quickly. It’s one of the best Weber grill accessories.
Of the 30,000+ five-star reviews, Michelle R Newman says: “Nothing bad to say about it, is worth the money and a chimney makes starting charcoal SO much easier. Unless I’m smoking ribs or a pork shoulder, the size is just right for me when I’m just cooking a steak or a burger or two as it holds just the right amount of charcoal that I need.
Smokiness is everything when it comes to barbecue fare, and now it’s easy to achieve with this compact stainless steel smoker box. Load it with up to 6.35 ounces of fragrant wood chips, and burgers, hot dogs and more will be packed with flavor. The vented lid keeps those chips smoking without flaming, so you can grill to your heart’s content. Speaking of flavor, have you tried grilling with a Himalayan salt block?
“It created the perfect smoke for my recent rack of ribs. Just as important, it held up to the intense heat. After a day of smoking fresh meat and bacon for curing, this thing was a bit blacker, but otherwise as good as new,” writes Byron Fayette, a verified purchaser.
Oven mitts are fine for indoors, but when the heat is on in your outdoor kitchen, only heat-resistant barbecue gloves will do. One of the must-have grilling accessories: These stand up to a whopping 1,472 degrees. Chances are you’ll be grilling at lower temps than that, but isn’t it good to know that your hands will be protected as you grill?
Nanners1’s five-star Amazon review says these are the “most comfortable heat resistant gloves I have owned” adding, “Gloves are exactly what I needed. They allow me to work with high temperatures, for a longer period of time, with no discomfort.”
Cedar Grilling Planks
Cedar planks add loads of flavor to more delicate proteins like fish, especially salmon. For healthy and delicious dinners, use these all-natural polished cedar planks to infuse fish with a smoky flavor. You can even use them (and re-use) them indoors.
“We do planked salmon very often and these are perfect. Soak up well and only flame up when grill is opened. Adds great flavor and a great price compared to the kitchen stores,” says Mike Collins, a five-star reviewer.
Beer Can Chicken Roasting Pan
You’ve mastered the beer can chicken recipe indoors. Now it’s time to take your tricks out to the grill. It’s a cinch with this beer can roasting pan that’s even got spikes on the side to add veggies.
Vsop’s five-star review says: “A beer canned chicken on the grill is moist as no one’s business if done right. I have two other rigs for accomplishing this but this product is by far the way to go in that the tray captures juices that can be separated from the fat and used to enhance the result. I thought the tray may be hard to clean but it is not. Came clean as a whistle in the dish machine.”
Cutting Board Set
Quality cutting boards are essential grilling accessories. This barbecue cutting board set offers plenty of sturdy surface area to rest those heavy cuts of meat. But a good board must also have deep grooves to capture all that juicy runoff. This bamboo trio has both—plus there are handles on either side for easy serving.
There are 20,000+ five-star reviews, including Gemma Hart, who says: “Three sizes are fabulous for all cutting needs. Groove near edge catches any liquid. So very easy to clean–still looks brand new. Love that they are extremely easy to hold and not too heavy. I love them.”
There’s nothing like grilled veggies. It’s such a bummer when they slip through the grates on your barbecue, though. Problem solved with this grill basket that holds a bounty of veggies for your next cookout.
Five-star reviewer Stephanie says this is one of those grilling accessories that “changed my life.” Writing: “This is one of the best purchases I have made. This grill basket allows me to cook great veggies without losing them to the grill. They come out perfect every time and it is very easy to clean.”
Weber Grill Light
When the sun has set but people are still hungry, a grill master needs some illumination to keep on cooking. This handy LED grill light from Weber attaches to your gas grill handle, but you can also hold it and shine some light wherever you need it. The light has a motion sensor, which conserves battery power.
Cathy C’s five-star review says: “I’ve tried so many different lights on my grill and I think I finally found one that works perfectly. Sturdy and perfectly placed on the lid handle. It lights up my food when I open the lid. Come on it’s Weber so you know it’s good. I highly recommend this one. It’s legit!”
Copper Grill Mats
Don’t you just love how parchment paper keeps your baking sheets neat indoors? Meet their outdoor equivalent. These copper grill mats are not only perfect for securing veggies and kabobs, but they also keep your grill neat and clean.
With 7,000+ five-star reviews, these grilling accessories are real crowd-pleasers. Billi Jo Munshower gives it a five-star shout-out: “We love these! Our grill still looks brand new. Highly recommend.”
Grill Brush and Scraper
Barbecue prep can be a lot of fun. Barbecue cleanup? Not so much. That is, unless you’ve got the right grilling accessories and this grill brush and scraper. The beauty of it is there are no bristles to get bent and ragged over time. Instead, there are sturdy stainless steel coils that make quick work of cleaning your grill.
Adrian shows it some love in this five-star Amazon review: “If you’re looking for a great grill brush alternative then this is it. It can in between all of the grooves of grill grates small and large. Also, there’s no mess of brush hairs laying around ready to poke you. I won’t go back to a regular grill brush.”
Metal Kabob Skewers
Love kabobs? You’ll adore these top-notch grilling accessories: metal skewers. What sets them apart? Not only are these skewers flat, making it a breeze to slide food on and off, but they’re also impressively long, ensuring effortless turning on the grill. Say goodbye to those splintery wooden skewers and upgrade to these durable alternatives that will withstand the test of time, season after season! You can use these skewers on a Blackstone griddle, too. (Speaking of, you need to check out these handy Blackstone grill accessories!)
Robert E. Hoffman’s five-star review boasts: “These are incredible! Food cooks evenly, easy to push the food off with a slide of the top handle! We are now barbequeing more often…as it is so easy to load, unload, and cook the food! Don’t think about it just order them! Very very happy!”
Keeping your prep tools and grilling accessories organized outside can be a bit of a challenge. These stainless steel hooks attach right to the grill and make it much more convenient to keep spatulas, basting brushes and more at the ready.
Bonni Harris writes this in her five-star Amazon review: “I mounted one on the front and the other on backside of grill deck plate. Quick and easy to install. They are of heavy quality, and look good. I love them, and highly recommend this product.”
Cast Iron Grill Press
Talk to any grill master and they’ll likely say that aside from flavor, it’s beautiful grill marks they’re after. This cast iron grill press gets rid of the excess fat and oil from meat while branding burgers, steaks and other cuts of meat to perfection. It’s even a helpful way to keep your hot dogs from rolling all around! Cleanup is easy—just wash by hand and dry it for next time.
Among the nearly 27,000 five-star reviews, Jim writes: “Finally found out this is what restaurants use to keep bacon flat. I’m grilling for a crowd and this large press is perfect. Had been using a round cast iron pan. This square unit does a much better job. I also keep several trivets close by for hot pans—as well as this press. Very useful addition to my outside kitchen.”
It can be hard to keep track of all the condiments, napkins and silverware at an outdoor gathering. You might like having to run back and forth indoors to get everything you’ve forgotten, but we’d much rather fill up this handy grill caddy. It even holds a full roll of paper towels for easy cleanup.
Nicole is one of many fans, writing: “Love this! Perfect to to have for cookouts or any party to have all condiments, paper towels and silverware in one location.”
Grilled veggies are delicious, but they can be challenging to flip on a grill, especially when you’re keeping an eye on a full meal’s worth of food. These barbecue grill bags make it easy to flip and turn piles of vegetables without having to worry about them slipping through the grates. The best part? Not only are the bags reusable, but they are dishwasher-safe!
“I enjoy grilling vegetables, but don’t always want to use skewers. I bought these as an easier accessory. The item works great,” writes Curtis Carn, a verified purchaser.
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