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17 Best Grilling Accessories You Need at Your Station

It's time to get outside and fire up the grill with the best grill accessories and gadgets for your buck.

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Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter Grilling Accessoryvia target.com

Chimney Starter

If youre a passionate charcoal griller, youll want to invest in a chimney starter. This affordable gadget lets you start your grill without any lighter fluidjust some paper and your favorite charcoal. Give it a light, let it go to work and dispense the coals right into your grill.

Why it made our list:Lighter fluid can leave your food tasting chemical. This gadget lets the flavors of your favorite grilled dishes shine!

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Stainless-Steel Basting Pot with Silicone Brush and Handle Grilling Accessoryvia williams-sonoma.com

Basting Pot with Brush

You can set this stainless steel pot on your grill to keep your barbecue sauce warm. And a basting brush (beloved by pitmasters for its generous sauce distribution) easily rests in the handle.

Why it made our list: The basting brush has a silicone handle and will stay cool as you cook.

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DII Gingham Check Kitchen Towels Grilling Accessoryvia bedbathandbeyond.com

Grilling Towels

Be prepared for an inevitable spill with a stack of basic dish towels. Theyre well-equipped to wipe up barbecue sauce, catch grease splatters and more.These genius uses for a kitchen towel will surprise you! Plus,find five ways to make your outdoor space feel like home, straight from our stylists.

Why it made our list: The gingham check pattern is perfect for summer.

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Grilling Spatula, Prongs and Tongsvia bedbathandbeyond.com

BBQ Tools for Grilling

Every grillerwhether a beginner or a proneeds a set of quality tools. This 3-piece collection has everything youll need to whip up one of our best-ever BBQ recipes.

Why it made our list: Long handles make it easy to keep your distance from the heat.

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MEATER Plus | 165ft Long Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer for the Oven Grill Kitchen BBQ Smoker Rotisserie with Bluetooth and WiFi Digital Connectivity Grilling Accessoryvia amazon.com

MEATER+ Thermometer

A thermometer is a must in the kitchen, but its also a must at your grill station. The MEATER+ is fancier than mostit connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone. With the corresponding app, you can get alerts when your grilled chicken is done without constantly opening the grill.

Why it made our list:Not only does this fancy thermometer monitor your meats temp, it calculates for carryover cooking too so you dont ever end up with an overcooked steak.

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Stainless Steel Flexible Skewers Grilling Accessoryvia outsetinc.com

Flexible Skewers


These flexible skewers for easy grilling are perfect for maximizing your grill space. Plus, they make marinating in a bag or bowl a breeze! Not sure what to make first? Get our best kabob recipes.

Why it made our list: No need to pre-soak em!

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Grill Gratesvia amazon.com

Grill Grates

Designed by professional pitmasters, these interlocking grate panels retrofit to any grill. Diehard fans swear that they cook more evenly and prevent flareups. P.S. You need to stop making these common grilling mistakes.

Why it made our list: Your food will get those picture-perfect sear marks.

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Smoker Box Grilling Accessoryvia amazon.com

DiamondKing Smoker

You can turn any grill into a smoker with this deceptively simple smoke box. It sits on the grill grates and produces all the heat and smoke you need to make delicious barbecue without using charcoal or propane.Get step-by-step instructions for turning your grill into a smoker here.

Why it made our list: The large design holds a lot of woodso your food turns out extra flavorful.

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Canvas Grilling Apron via wayfair.com

Canvas Grilling Apron


Protect your outfit (and keep grilling tools close at hand!) with this smart canvas apron. Who knew simple could look so good?

Why it made our list: The front pocket can hold tools or a cold one.

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Pitt Mitt Grilling Accessoryvia surlatable.com

Pit Mitt

Sometimes an oven mitt or hot pad is too cumbersome for grilling tasks, like turning kabob skewers. Thats where the Pit Mitt comes in handy. This glove withstands high heat so you can handle hot pans, tools and foods from the grill.

Why it made our list:This glove is a must by the grill but is handy inside, too.

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Cedar Grilling Planks (2-Pack) Grilling Accessoryvia wildwoodgrilling.com

Cedar Grilling Planks


Infuse your grilled goods with a hint of cedar. These sturdy planks are perfect for holding salmon, vegetables and more. If youre new to working with grilling planks, check out our Test Kitchens guide to using them.

Why it made our list: Rainy day? These planks work in the oven, too.

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beer can chicken roaster rack grilling accessoryvia amazon.com

Beer Can Chicken Roaster Rack

Catch all the drips in this stainless steel roasting rack, then toss it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. (And check out ourBeer Can Chicken recipewhile youre waiting for the roaster to arrive!)

Why it made our list: Included spikes let you roast veggies along with your chicken.

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cutting boardvia homedepot.com

Wooden Cutting Board

Bring your prep station outside with this durable wooden cutting board. Its sturdy enough to hold a steak filet or chop up some vegetables, but is portable enough for camping trips or tailgating.Take care of your new cutting board with these expert tips.

Why it made our list: A rope handle makes this board easy to store.

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Grilling Basket Grilling Accessoryvia amazon.com

Grill Basket

This heavy-duty grill basket from Grillaholics fits any grill and is sized just right so food doesnt fall through it. You just might have the best grilled veggies on the block. Learn how to grill veggies like a pro.

Why it made our list: Its dishwasher-safe so cleanup is a breeze!

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LED Grilling lights Grilling Accessoryvia amazon.com

LED Grill Light

Made with 10 ultra-bright LED lights, this clamp-style, weather-resistant grill lightwill help you power through the elements and the darkest of nights to deliver grilled perfection to the dinner table. Heres how to choose the right type of grill for your cooking style.

Why it made our list:Its perfect for stainless steel grills!

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YRYM HT Copper Grill Mat Grilling Accessoryvia amazon.com

Copper Grill Mat

Ever wish you could grill without the hassle of scrubbing an oversized grill grate? You can with copper grill mats. Think of these as parchment paper for your grill. Place them right on the grates and grill away! These sheets keep the grill clean and prevent some of your smaller cuts from falling through.

Why they made our list:These mats make for easy cleanup.

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Wooden Scraper Grilling Accessoryvia amazon.com

Wooden Grill Scraper

Ditch the wire scrapers that get gunked up and try a wooden paddle scraperto clean your barbecue. As you use these hardwood scrapers from Great Scrape, they conform perfectly to your grills specific grates. Wire grill brushes can actually be dangerous. Heres why.

Why it made our list: This scraper is made from all-natural materials.

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Kristin Sutter
A big fan of homegrown cooking, Kristin has been a writer and editor for nearly 20 years. She has mastered the art of learning from her inexpert riffs on other people's truly good recipes.

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